Study Philosophy From The Enlightenment Until Today, Sundays Online With Me!

Sundays from 12pm-2pm Eastern Time, I am going to be teaching a class online that is going to follow the development of philosophy from Descartes to the present day. We will use Google’s interactive video technology (Google+ Hangout) to video conference our discussions.

We’re going explore a great variety of powerfully influential and fascinating philosophical systems, including the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, of the 19th Century (including special attention to the legendary atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, on whom I wrote my dissertation), and some of the great variety of intriguing and culturally formative philosophical movements of the 20th Century. Finally we will spend some time familiarizing ourselves with the current state of various areas of philosophy (with special attention paid to moral philosophy).

The course will run for at least 40 hours. The pace and emphases of the course will be dictated by student interests. The course will be built around interactive philosophical discussion and debate. If we are getting enough out of each thinker that we are going slowly, and the 40 hours are running out quickly, we will have the option of extending the class for a longer period if we are still interested or of doing broader overviews to fit everything in.

If you sign up you will be joining me and a fantastic student who spent the spring studying ancient and medieval philosophy with me. You can join us starting any week in August (starting this upcoming Sunday) or wait until September, at your convenience. Write me at camelswithhammers at gmail dot com to sign up or inquire about more details. The cost is $16/hour for 40 hours.

If you cannot do this class with me but are interested in having me build future classes around your interests and availability or are interested in reading descriptions of other courses I offer online, please fill out this survey so I know to take you into account and can contact you directly when classes become available.

If you are interested in learning much more about me and these classes and other philosophical services I offer (such as philosophical counseling), check out this interview I did with The Unemployed Philosopher’s Podcast.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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