Hone your philosophy skills, master how best to debate the moral argument, learn how to improve your own philosophy of life and moral reasoning skills. Take my online course on The Science & Philosophy of Morality this November!
This is a good part of becoming a better philosopher, for your own worldview and for combating religion. You’ll learn all about the science and philosophy of moral reasoning, from readings I’ll give students in class, and a textbook students will need that covers both: Personality, Identity, and Character (which you can affordably just rent on kindle for the month).
You’ll be able to test out your thinking and ask questions of a published philosopher with peer reviewed work on the subject. You’ll learn how to think more effectively about building your own moral system and making better moral decisions, and be more adept at evaluating the moral reasoning of others, and persuading them to morally improve their conduct and decisions. And you’ll be more adept at answering godists who claim atheism provides no basis for morality, or that moral reality proves the existence of a god.
So register now! And let others know about this affordable opportunity to improve their philosophy skills and knowledge. Please share this announcement on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
This course is particularly important for atheists, because unlike religious moral systems, atheist moral systems are evidence- and science-based, incorporate logic and reason in an informed way, and attend to the factual realities of human life and emotion. So we need to be serious about it, and get up to speed on the science and philosophy required to morally reason well. Completing this course will help you become a better, more thoughtful and aware person, and provide you with information & techniques to help bring others to the same state.
This course is also useful for engaging, answering, or arguing with Christians and other theists; and when promoting atheism and humanism generally. Because it is commonly the case that you will do better knowing more about how to defend and explain why atheists are moral, and where our moral values come from, and how we develop them and why. Because that centrally comes up a lot.
Subjects covered in this course will include:
- What the words “morals” and “morality” can variously mean and how to make use of that knowledge in public discourse.
- What we must mean when we argue others “should” share or adopt or agree with a moral opinion, and how we can more effectively argue they should.
- How we can use science and philosophy to determine what our own moral values are or should be, and how to reason from values to best actions.
- And what brain science and sociology tell us about the cognitive errors that impair sound moral decision-making and how to overcome them or control or compensate for them.
Just one month. Study at your own pace and time. Register now.