CFI Institute Online 2014 - "The Origins of Humanism" (NH1)


Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Monday, March 31, 2014

Location: Online Course


The Origins of Humanism
CFI Institue Online Course
March 1-31, 2014

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Instructor: David Koepsell, JD, PhD, CFI Director of Education; Asst. Professor of Philosophy at Delft University of Technology, DE

Humanism traces its roots, and that of related philosophical schools of thought, not only to ancient Greek philosophy, but also to philosophers in the East. Modern humanists can learn much about their worldviews through exploring these roots primarily in Greek thought but also some Eastern philosophy, and we will read not only some primary texts, but also discuss a bit the history of humanism through the Renaissance.

Class will consist of readings, forum discussions online, and at least one live discussion online through Google Hangouts. Everyone should create a Google account in anticipation of the course so we can conduct our online discussions. 

NEW FOR 2014! About CFI Institute Online:

This year there will be two tracks to our courses: Naturalistic Humanism (2 courses), and Science and Reason (3 courses). If you complete the courses in a track, at the end of the year you will receive a certificate in the subject. One of these courses will involve a weekend intensive seminar on location at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY over the summer.

Naturalistic Humanism (NH) track:
(1) The Origins of Humanism (March)
(2) Modern Humanism (May)

Science and Reason (SR) track:
(1) Science and Its Institutions (April)
(2) Logic and Investigation (August)
(3) Limits of Science? (September)

For more information about our new CFI Institute structure and course offerings, please click here to visit our website!

Beside our in-house faculty and leaders within the organization who will deliver courses and special guest lectures online, at least one external lecturer/author will participate as well. In sum, you will get a world-class introduction to the subjects. Courses are online, and will involve participation in forum discussions, exercises, and live “Google Hangout” chats and classes. All you need is your computer, internet, and reading materials will generally be public-domain and provided as part of the course.

CFI Institute Online course Fees:

$60 per seminar
OR
$100 for the 2-course "Naturalistic Humanism" track/
$150 for the 3-course "Science and Reason" track
OR
$225 for our entire 2-track/5-course program in 2014



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