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Sobre o curso

The Paradoxes of War teaches us to understand that war is not only a normal part of human existence, but is arguably one of the most important factors in making us who we are. Through this course, I hope that you will come to appreciate that war is both a natural expression of common human emotions and interactions and a constitutive part of how we cohere as groups. That is, war is paradoxically an expression of our basest animal nature and the exemplar of our most vaunted and valued civilized virtues. You will learn some basic military history and sociology in this course as a lens for the more important purpose of seeing the broader social themes and issues related to war. I want you to both learn about war, but more importantly, use it as way of understanding your everyday social world. So, for example, the discussion of war and gender will serve to start you thinking about how expectations of masculinity are created and our discussion of nationalism will make clear how easy “us-them” dichotomies can be established and (ab)used. I will suggest some readings for you to complement the class and assign some activities through which you will be able to apply the theoretical insights from the course to your observations of everyday life. At the end of the course, you will start to see war everywhere and come to appreciate how much it defines our life. All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

Melhores avaliações


14 de mar de 2018

Very interesting topic and well-presented, too. Covers virtually every historic period in which there's been warfare (which, I guess, is every historic period in which there's been people).


11 de jan de 2020

Great course! This course has provided some great information and proposed some important philosophical questions. I wish there were exams and a certificate to go along with it too.

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por Ivan d A V J

8 de fev de 2016

Great teacher! Very interesting lessons and material.

por Tim J

28 de ago de 2015

Great teacher, very passionate. Cheers from Australia.

por Сангаков Р М

18 de out de 2021

​a decent course with a good professor. I appreciated

por Sinjini D

2 de mar de 2017

Its a wonderful course and shows the dynamics of war

por Daniel Z

5 de jan de 2016

Excellent Course with extremely detailed lectures.

por Michela M

8 de ago de 2016

so far very interesting and masterfully explained

por Daniel J

4 de out de 2015

Curso imperdível! O melhor do Coursera até agora!

por Federico S

13 de set de 2015

It´s Excellent. Congratulations to the professor.

por Pere T

8 de out de 2017

It's a very interesting perspective of the war.

por Hanan A H

13 de dez de 2015

very useful and contains interesting materials.

por Leonardo d O S

10 de set de 2015

Great lessons and a very attractive format.

por Stephenie M C

14 de dez de 2015

Enjoyed the lectures and topics, thank you

por Patrick L

8 de nov de 2015

Very interesting and very well taught.

por Emil

24 de ago de 2018

Done it. Nice and informative course.

por Georgios C

6 de set de 2016

An in-depth course on what war is!!!

por Rohi T

17 de nov de 2015


done with passion

por Claire C

14 de ago de 2015

unexpectedly thought provoking

por Inusha S K

8 de ago de 2016

detailed, easy to understand

por José C G

21 de set de 2015

Very good .. congratulations

por Bill A

23 de out de 2015

Professor is very engaging.

por Iwo L

16 de jan de 2017

Great toppic, nice optics

por Rose G

28 de mar de 2016

Very interesting course

por Alexandre N N F

16 de fev de 2022

Great and best course!

por Renato C d S F

8 de nov de 2015

Excellent course!

por Олексій В

29 de jun de 2018

Amazing course!)