Free Modern Philosophy Courses
Here are 5 online Modern Philosophy courses offered free by two top universities: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT's OCW has a few notable courses in modern philosophy. The A Priori Knowledge course explores works from Kant, Descartes, and Hume, as well as taking a quick look back to Plato's ancient philosophy for some historical ties. But first, check out Theory of Knowledge to get a grasp on contemporary knowledge and belief.
- Topics in the History of Philosophy: Kant
- Theory of Knowledge
- Topics in Theory of Knowledge: A Priori Knowledge
The Open University
The Open University often offers courses with close looks at specific persons or places of interest interspersed amongst its more general topic courses. One example is the course on the late 18th philosopher David Hume, who wrote on the immortality of the soul. Meanwhile, The Enlightenment explores cultural climate and shift in the age of Enlightenment.
Free Online Modern Philosophy Courses at a Glance
|Course & School||Program Level||Format||Assignments||Quizzes & Exams||Downloadable|
|Topics in the History of Philosophy: Kant course from MIT||Undergraduate||Text Lessons||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Theory of Knowledge course from MIT||Undergraduate||External Reading Resources||Yes||No||Yes|
|Topics in Theory of Knowledge: A Priori Knowledge course from MIT||Graduate||External Reading Resources||Yes||No||Yes|
|David Hume course from Open University||Intermediate||Text Lessons||Yes||No||Yes|
|The Enlightenment course from Open University||Intermediate||Text Lessons/Videos||Yes||No||Yes|