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These are the top 20 Philosophy courses found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
Introduction to Philosophy Course
This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr. Dave Ward
6 reddit posts
79 mentions
#2
Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity Course
It is often claimed that relativism, subjectivism and nihilism are typically modern philosophical problems that emerge with the breakdown of traditional values, customs and ways of life.
University of Copenhagen
Jon Stewart, PhD, Dr theol & phil
9 reddit posts
27 mentions
#3
Effective Altruism Course
Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can.
Princeton University
Peter Singer
3 reddit posts
14 mentions
#4
The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1) Course
This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change.
Wesleyan University
Michael S. Roth
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#5
Philosophy and the Sciences Course
Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences
What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences.
The University of Edinburgh
Professor Michela Massimi
2 reddit posts
9 mentions
#6
Ancient Philosophy Course
Plato & His Predecessors
What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece.
University of Pennsylvania
Susan Sauvé Meyer
0 reddit posts
23 mentions
#7
Ancient Philosophy Course
Aristotle and His Successors
What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece.
University of Pennsylvania
Susan Sauvé Meyer
0 reddit posts
19 mentions
#8
Philosophy, Science and Religion Course
Science and Philosophy
Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr J Adam Carter
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#9
Reason and Persuasion Course
Thinking Through Three Dialogues By Plato
In this course we study the ancient, Socratic art of blowing up your beliefs as you go, to make sure they're built to last.
National University of Singapore
John Holbo, Associate Professor
0 reddit posts
15 mentions
#10
Pensamiento científico Course
¿El pensamiento científico es sólo para científicos? Su utilidad va mucho más allá, ayudando a las personas a tomar mejores decisiones todos los días.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Carlos Gershenson
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#11
Intellectual Humility Course
Practice
We live in a polarised world where all too often people talk past each other.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr. Ian Church
1 reddit posts
3 mentions
#12
Philosophy, Science and Religion Course
Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr Orestis Palermos
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#13
Intellectual Humility Course
Science
It’s clear that the world needs more intellectual humility.
The University of Edinburgh
Dr. Ian Church
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#14
Luther and the West Course
In this course we will discuss the history of some ideas that have been hugely influential in the modern west and that were taken out to the rest of the world.
Northwestern University
Christine Helmer
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#15
Intellectual Humility Course
Theory
Faced with difficult questions people often tend to dismiss and marginalize dissent.
The University of Edinburgh
Professor Duncan Pritchard
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#16
Philosophy and the Sciences Course
Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences
Course Description What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences.
The University of Edinburgh
Professor Michela Massimi
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#17
Reasoning Across the Disciplines Course
Critical reasoning skills are a key success factor for students entering their first year of college.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Ram Neta
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#18
Revolutionary Ideas Course
Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom
What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of government.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Alexander Guerrero
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#19
Revolutionary Ideas Course
Borders, Elections, Constitutions, Prisons
What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of government.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Alexander Guerrero
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#20
Greek and Roman Mythology Course
Myths are traditional stories that have endured over a long time.
University of Pennsylvania
Peter Struck
13 reddit posts
16 mentions