Lecture Courses from The Teaching Company

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I've listened to two of these lecture courses on CD, after having listened to about 15 nonfiction books on CD from other publishers. These lecture courses are more substantial and organized than most books on CD. A detailed course outline is included.

This page focuses on lecture courses of greatest relevance to ego death. Some philosophy and history of science, and quantum mechanics, would be relevant too.

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History

 

 

 

 

Alexander The Great and the Hellenistic Age - I listened to this, but need to jog memory of each lecture. I rate it perhaps 7 out of 10.

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50

24

Ancient Greek Civilization

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50

24

Discovering the Middle Ages

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Discovery of Ancient Civilizations

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50

24

Famous Greeks

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50

24

Famous Romans

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50

24

Foundations of Western Civilization

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90

48

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

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50

24

High Middle Ages - I listened to this. I rate it 8.3 out of 10.

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50

24

History of Ancient Egypt

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90

48

History of Ancient Rome

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90

48

Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

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70

36

Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal

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Medieval Heroines in History and Legend

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50

24

Neolithic Europe

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20

12

Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

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25

12

Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition - I listened to this, and rate it 9 out of 10.

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50

24

World of Byzantium

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50

24

Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning

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50

24

Birth of the Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

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50

24

Ethics of Aristotle

 

 

 

 

European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

 

 

 

 

European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

 

 

 

 

Great Ideas of Philosophy

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90

50

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

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130

84

History of Freedom

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70

36

Introduction to Greek Philosophy

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180

24

Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century. I listened to this. I rate it as 7 out of 10.

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50

24

Natural Law and Human Nature

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50

24

No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

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50

24

Philosophy of Mind

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Philosophy of Religion - grossly mistitled, promising far more scope than it delivers - really merely about how we can know if God exists, not at all the broad subject of Philosophy of Religion. Other courses probably cover the philosophy of religion. Christianity-centric.

 

 

 

Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

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Power Over People: Classical & Modern Political Theory

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50

16*45

Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

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50

24

Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

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Search for a Meaningful Past: Philosophies, Theories & Interpretations of Human History

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Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the 20th Century - Delivery is less polished, disciplined, and focused. I've listened to this. I rate it 5 out of 10.

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Voltaire

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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

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50180

24

World Philosophy

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50

24

Religion

 

 

 

 

American Religious History

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180

24

Apostle Paul

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25

12

Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

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Bible and Western Culture

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70

24*45

Buddhism

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50

24

Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine - I listened to this and rate it 7.5 out of 10.

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50

24

Francis of Assisi

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God and Mankind: Comparative Religions

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16

8*45

Great Figures of the New Testament

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50

24

Great Figures of the Old Testament

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50

24

Great World Religions: Islam - available May 7, 2003.

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25?

12

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories - removed from main page; perhaps to update Islam portion

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80

50*45

Historical Jesus

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50

24

History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

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70

36

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication -- by Bart Ehrman.

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180

24

New Testament

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50

24

Old Testament

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50

24

Philosophy and Religion in the West

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70

32

Religion of Islam - This lecture is also available as part of the 50-lecture set Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories and as part of the 30-lecture set Religions of China and India. Removed from main page; perhaps to update Islam coverage.

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90

10*45

Thomas Aquinas: The Angelic Doctor - removed from main page.

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20

12

Literature

 

 

 

 

20th-Century American Fiction

 

 

 

 

Aeneid of Virgil

 

 

 

 

Classical Mythology

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50

24

Classics of American Literature

 

 

 

 

Dante's Divine Comedy - I listened to this. I rate it as 9 or 10 out of 10.

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50

24

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition

 

 

 

 

Great Writers: Their Lives and Works

 

 

 

 

Greek Tragedy

 

 

 

Herodotus: The Father of History

 

 

 

 

History of the English Language

 

 

 

 

How to Read and Understand Poetry

 

 

 

 

Iliad of Homer

 

 

 

 

Joyce's Ulysses

 

 

 

 

King Arthur and Chivalry

 

 

 

 

Life and Work of Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

 

Life and Writings of John Milton

 

 

 

 

Literary Modernism: The Struggle for Modern History

 

 

 

 

Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

 

 

 

 

Modern British Drama

 

 

 

 

Odyssey of Homer

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25

12

Science Fiction: The Literature of the Technological Imagination

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Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare: The Word & the Action

 

 

 

 

Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Life

 

 

 

 

Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry, and Narrative

 

 

 

 

Using Literature to Understand the Human Side of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Other (selected items only)

 

 

 

 

History of Science: Antiquity to 1700

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70

36