IAI Academy Now Offers Free Courses: From “The Meaning of Life” to “A Brief Guide to Everything”

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This month, The Insti­tute of Art and Ideas (IAI), an orga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing “a pro­gres­sive and vibrant intel­lec­tu­al cul­ture in the UK,” launched IAI Acad­e­my — a new online edu­ca­tion­al plat­form that fea­tures cours­es in phi­los­o­phy, sci­ence and pol­i­tics. The ini­tial line­up includes 12 cours­es cov­er­ing every­thing from the­o­ret­i­cal physics, the mean­ing of life, the future of fem­i­nism, the often vexed rela­tion­ship between sci­ence and reli­gion, and more.

IAI Acad­e­my offers its cours­es for free. But, like oth­er course providers, they charge a nom­i­nal fee (right now about $25) if you would like a Ver­i­fied Cer­tifi­cate when you’ve suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed a course. Here’s the ini­tial line­up:

  • A Brief Guide to Every­thing — Web Video — John Ellis, King’s Col­lege Lon­don, CBE 
  • The Mean­ing of Life — Web Video — Steve Fuller, Uni­ver­si­ty of War­wick
  • New Adven­tures in Space­time — Web Video — Eleanor Knox, King’s Col­lege Lon­don
  • Minds, Moral­i­ty and Agency — Web Video — Mark Row­lands, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mia­mi
  • Nine Myths About Schiz­o­phre­nia — Web Video — Richard Ben­tall, Uni­ver­si­ty of Liv­er­pool
  • The His­to­ry of Fear — Web Video — Frank Fure­di, Uni­ver­si­ty of Kent
  • Physics: What We Still Don’t Know — Web Video — David Tong, Cam­bridge
  • Sci­ence vs. Reli­gion — Web Video — Mark Ver­non, Journalist/Philosopher
  • Sex­u­al­i­ty and Pow­er — Web Video — Veronique Mot­ti­er, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lau­sanne
  • The Infi­nite Quest — Web Video — Peter Cameron, Queen Mary Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don.
  • End of Equal­i­ty — Web Video — Beat­rix Camp­bell — Writer/Activist
  • Rethink­ing Fem­i­nism — Web Video — Finn Mack­ay — Fem­i­nist Activist & Researcher
  • For more ever­green cours­es that you can down­load and enjoy when­ev­er you want, don’t miss our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

    For MOOCs being pro­vid­ed in real-time, see our list of MOOCs from Great Uni­ver­si­ties.

    Relat­ed Con­tent:

    Take First-Class Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es Any­where with Free Oxford Pod­casts

    Down­load 100 Free Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es and Start Liv­ing the Exam­ined Life

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