Yale Rolls Out 10 New Courses – All Free

Dan Colman, Open Culture, Apr 15, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Yale rolls out ten more new open online courses - but with titles like Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform, Foundations of Modern Social Theory and The Moral Foundations of Politics they seem to me to resemble a political campaign as much as they do an education. Far more worthwhile, meanwhile, are Walter Kauffman's lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre. Kaufmann was a constant in my reading lists in 1992 and 1993. "More than anyone else, Kaufmann introduced Nietzsche's philosophy to the English-speaking world and made it possible to take Nietzsche seriously as a thinker – something there wasn't always room to do in American intellectual circles." If that doesn't grab you, perhaps the eight videos composing American Philosophy the Film might appeal to you.
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