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
Get an introduction to 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: 50 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to develop your moral reasoning skills and apply them 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: 32 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine existence by studying the concrete reality of individual human beings via the works of Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Albert Camus.