Western Philosophy: From Renaissance to Enlightenment
What you'll learn
- Summarize the main ideas of history's greatest Western thinkers
- Apply life lessons of history's greatest Western thinkers
- Analyze religious and philosophical ideologies
- More deeply know thyself through lessons of great philosophers
- Improve your life through deeper understanding of reality
- Desire to learn about philosophy
- Desire to improve your life
- Desire to increase your happiness and well being
Western Philosophy has a rich tradition of wisdom and clear thinking about ideas related to Justice, Consciousness, Freedom, the Nature of Existence and more.
In this course, you will learn what some of the greatest thinkers in history discovered about life and the nature of happiness including insights and realizations of:
1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. Francis Bacon
3. William Shakespeare
4. Thomas Hobbes
5. Michel de Montaigne
7. John Locke
10. Benjamin Franklin
11. Mary Wollstonecraft
12. David Hume
14. Jean Jacques Rousseau
15. Adam Smith
16. And More
The modern world and Western society have largely been shaped by the ideas of these individuals and their contemporaries.
In this course, you will learn how they contributed to modern thought and how you can apply their powerful ideas to lead a more fulfilling, happier, and enriched life.
Who this course is for:
- All curious human beings
My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in business education and have been designing curricula, teaching, and doing corporate training for almost 15 years.
The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.
The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Human Resources in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for 9 years.
After arriving in Vietnam I and a small group of motivated individuals launched and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. After 5 years of building the business, I led the successful sale of the company to a local conglomorate (XLE Vietnam, owner of the Saigon Heat pro basketball franchise).
I have been fluent in the Vietnamese language for many years and enjoy teaching the language to other expats and non-native speakers. In addition, I have spent many years training with chess grandmasters in Vietnam and hope that my courses will help aspiring business people, Vietnamese language speakers, and chess players reach their goals.