Former FTBer and friend Dan Fincke has an idea that kind of fascinates me. He’s offering what will essentially be college courses in several philosophy subjects, only for much less cost and no college credit, over the internet. I think this idea interests me because the bulk of my own learning came outside of school (that’s what being on the road in hotel rooms in towns where you don’t know anyone will do for you, give you time to read a gazillion books). But Dan is a real expert on this stuff, especially Nietzsche, so it’s a pretty cool opportunity. Details here if you’re interested.
Learn Philosophy in Your Spare Time
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