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Perfect for anyone wishing to obtain a beginning understanding of Philosophy, the Philosophy for Beginners Bundle will set a strong foundation for further study.  Western civilization and the way we think to this day was shaped by the thought of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquinas.  Find out what was at the basis of their teaching, and recognize the continuing presence of their ideas in today's world.

In the subject of Philosophy, it is believed that you cannot create or understand argument and reasoning without first understanding the terms that you use, agreeing upon first principles, and following rational patterns of thought.  Logic is a necessary first step in a complete study of beginning Philosophy.  


12 30-minute Lectures

  1. What is Logic?
  2. The Universal and the Predicables
  3. The Categories
  4. Opposition and Order
  5. Analogy and the Statement
  6. The Kinds of Statements and Relations of Opposition Between Them
  7. The Third Part of Logic and the Syllogism
  8. The Principles and Varieties of Syllogism
  9. Demonstration
  10. Dialectic
  11. Sophistic Reasoning
  12. Rhetoric and Poetics

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

6 1-hour Lectures

  1. Before Socrates
  2. Plato and the Forms
  3. Aristotle and After
  4. Augustine and Boethius
  5. Thomas Aquinas
  6. The End of Scholasticism