Exploring Metaphysics Exploring Metaphysics

Exploring Metaphysics

    • 2.5 • 2 Ratings
    • $39.99

    • $39.99

Publisher Description

This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

Drawing from the realms of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and philosophy, the first half of the course examines the defining traits of being human. You'll explore the connection between brains and minds, as well as the nature of the self, time, and human free will.

The second half of the course shifts from the nature of the individual to the nature of the universe. Here metaphysics, science, and theology all intersect as you consider the existence of God, the science behind relativity, and the bizarre-even spooky-world of quantum mechanics.

Although the subject has ancient roots, the metaphysics you study in this course is far from an esoteric system of thought. Indeed, this material is very much alive today-at the forefront of philosophy, physics, and medical technology. When you complete this course, you will have a much richer perspective on the world around you. Virtually every lecture will challenge some of your bedrock beliefs about yourself and the universe.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
DKJ
David K. Johnson
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:25
hr min
RELEASED
2014
2 May
PUBLISHER
The Great Courses
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
493.9
MB

Listeners Also Bought

Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Religion
2013
Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines
2013
The Big Questions of Philosophy The Big Questions of Philosophy
2016
Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time
2013
The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions
2013
Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos
2013