Darwin’s Legacy on YouTube

Back in October, I mentioned that Stanford had posted on iTunes a course called Darwin’s Legacy, which helped commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

The course brings together important scholars from across the US who explore Darwin’s legacy in fields as diverse as anthropology, religion, medicine, psychology, philosophy, literature, and biology. It’s now available on YouTube, and we’ve posted above a lecture by Daniel Dennett, a leading American philosopher who talks about the philosophical importance of Darwin’s theory of evolution. To watch the complete course on YouTube, simply access this playlist. You can also find the course, and many others like it, listed in our collection of Free University Courses

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