Learn how to analyze and make sense of controversial issues involving ethics, politics, the environment, and society. You can earn a free certificate of completion for any of these online Philosophy courses, or use many of them to earn credit in leading college programs.

In our Philosophy courses, you will learn to:

  • explain why certain social groups are at greater risk of experiencing the effects of environmental injustice around the world;
  • situate the arguments of major philosophical figures within the context of moral and political philosophy; and
  • apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to ethical, moral, and political issues in a variety of real-world contexts.

  • Time: 55 hours
  • Free Certificate
An introduction to the concept of environmental ethics - a philosophy that extends the ethical concepts traditionally applied to human behavior to address the entire natural world.

  • Time: 40 hours
  • Free Certificate
Improve your practice of nearly every major discipline, from the physical sciences and medicine to politics, law, and the humanities, by learning how to think critically and reason through problems.

  • Time: 49 hours
  • Free Certificate
Survey the development and application of moral reasoning skills to contemporary social and political issues. Topics include philosophical investigations of justice, the value of human life, the moral standing of the free market, fundamental human rights and the conditions for a moral community.

  • Time: 58 hours
  • Free Certificate
This course will examine the main focus that unites existentialists, "existence." Particularly, it will examine the concrete existence of individual human beings. Major figures or study will be, Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus.