I am now offering ten online courses, starting on the first of any month! All are one month long, learn-at-your-own-pace, and involve as much or as little work as you want to put in. You’ll also get to ask all the questions you want of a published and experienced philosopher and historian with a Ph.D. in intellectual history. Descriptions of each class are in the following links. And how to register is explained below. Let others know who might be interested, too. And sign up anytime!
- Ancient Atheism: Our Western Freethought Heritage
- Ancient Science & Technology
- New Testament Studies for Everyone
- Counter-Apologetics: Debunking Christianity & Islam
- Critical Thinking for the 21st Century
- Historical Methods for Everyone
- Questioning or Defending the Historicity of Jesus
- Science & Philosophy of Free Will
- Moral Reasoning from Theory to Practice
- Developing & Defending Naturalism as a Worldview
How to Register
Registration for any single one-month course is only $49. Every course also requires you to purchase a single course text, in either print or digital format, which you should give yourself plenty of time to receive before starting the course (print editions can take one or two weeks to arrive depending on the supply chain). The required text is explained in each course description (see links above).
Additional course readings will be provided for free.
Students will require a Google Account (creating one is free and easy and has many other uses) and must pay the registration fee using my PayPal portal (you don’t need a PayPal account; any suitable credit or bank card will do). After paying the $49, email me with a note that you’ve paid and what for (which month and which course; you can choose to start in any future month, and any course I am offering; remember to also get the course text, per above). In that email please provide me the same name you used with PayPal, and your Google Account email address, so I can invite you into the course forum. You will be sent that invite by email on or before the first of the month you chose.
Then participate as much or as little as you like! Read the assigned course materials each week, answer the forum challenge questions if you want, and post any questions or challenges you have on the subject. I’ll provide serious and attentive answers and assessments and continue to engage with you as much as you need throughout the month.
Special Note for Those Strapped for Time: That registration fee is for one month of my attention and time evaluating your work and answering your questions. If however you have an external schedule that means you need to spread one month’s course work over two, then just mention that in your registration email to me and I can extend the course duration for you to two months rather than one. I don’t want to falsely advertise I’ll do twice as much work, however. So this option is only on the honor system for anyone who really does have less time to attend to the class on a weekly basis, and wants to complete only one month of work over the space of two. You should also be aware an extended course schedule will result in the downside of less interaction with other students and the resulting benefits, as most will be completing in the standard one month.