My name is Edward Tanguay.
I have a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, a Masters in Education, and am currently working as a web developer in Berlin, Germany.

I watch over 200 college-level MOOC lectures per year in subjects such as history , psychology, science, religion, art, philosophy, and IT development in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, and record my notes here.
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The primary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to build a web site which serves as one place to record the notes of everything that I am learning from MOOC classes, to foreign languages, to useful code examples and technical how-to notes, so that I not only have an overview of what I have learned, but can search and recall these notes at any time.

The secondary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to work together with companies, universities, and MOOC providers to build software that allows employees, students, and learners to record what they are learning in an efficient way so that it serves not only as (1) a record of what they have learned, but also (2) a place for them to review and search what they have learned.

Since January 2013, I have watched and recorded notes on over 300 MOOC lectures from over 30 different courses in both English and French, and have watched and recorded notes and flashcards on over 50 foreign language videos in Italian, French and Spanish. (I am curently still adding notes I took from 2013 and plan to be caught up by the end of January 2014.

November 2017 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 7 college lectures:
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Book Reading NEW!

Recorded 31 insights from books I'm reading:
  • Whereas we expect books and even other media such ...
  • FALLACY OF NOVELTY: This fallacy consists in assum...
  • Die neuen Naturwissenschaften vom Geist haben zwar...
  • DIE GUMMIHAND-ILLUSION: Eine gesunde Versuchsperso...
  • Es war wundervoll hier zu leben, in dieser Stadt, ...
  • Fröhliche Wissenschaft: das bedeutet die Saturnali...
  • Each of us is on a spectrum somewhere between the ...
  • The truth that religion and morality are at odds w...
  • As anyone who has written a PhD dissertation knows...
  • The rigid way they taught us to program in college...
  • It turns out that looking at things from other peo...
  • To launch a taboo, a group has to be poised halfwa...
  • Great work tends to grow out of ideas that others ...
  • There is a gradual continuum between kinds of rule...
  • I remember sitting in the busy courtroom, with hal...
  • Whereas previously social and political systems en...
  • It wasn't very hard for our modern societies to co...
  • Today, those who pose the greatest threat to globa...
  • If there is no cosmic plan, and we are not committ...
  • Interestingly enough, today even religious zealots...
  • It is not the case that every gap or illegibility ...
  • To many readers in the 1930s, this essentially nin...
  • Vous voyez, fils du grand Ulysse, avec quelle fave...
  • Stockende Massen viel passiverer Art bilden sich i...
  • You might one day be offered the opportunity to di...
  • Václav Havel offered a parable of a greengrocer wh...
  • In 1930s Germany, if lawyers had followed the norm...
  • Do not rely, O Gilgamesh, on your strength alone, ...
  • How can I forget the day she served me oeuf poché ...
  • A Bildungsroman such as Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters ...
  • The care/harm foundation makes us sensitive to sig...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 183 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • One of the examples that will often be discussed
  • Suddenly
  • Suddenly
  • That said
  • We could take the example
  • We have therefore felt the need
  • Whether social categories
  • a very important issue that we will see
  • are supposed to be useful to you
  • be it from the point of view of
  • be they the limits
  • for their righteousness
  • interstate borders
  • it has been shown
  • refer to the question
  • relies on the idea that
  • scratch
  • that biology has built
  • the state border
  • the textbooks
  • the tides
  • to stick to that postulate
  • we are dealing with objects constructed socially
  • we will set up
  • which are posited as such
  • which is often the case
  • Act so that the effects (FRENCH)
  • Act so that the effects of your action (FRENCH)
  • Afterwards we will have to organize the play (FRENCH)
  • And that suddenly (FRENCH)
  • And that's what makes the philosopher say (FRENCH)
  • Calvin refers to another verse (FRENCH)
  • Finally, we will be interested in the theory (FRENCH)
  • For to lose and ruin those whom he sees fit (FRENCH)
  • God gives mercy to whomever he wants (FRENCH)
  • How does a fact become political (FRENCH)
  • I hated (FRENCH)
  • If we disregard (FRENCH)
  • It's a matter of rethinking our duty (FRENCH)
  • It's something to which Kant, certainly, would not have subscribed (FRENCH)
  • Kant had wanted to spread (FRENCH)
  • Let's take a closer look (FRENCH)
  • Not frantic search for pleasure (FRENCH)
  • Now we realized (FRENCH)
  • Or to think of it as a condition (FRENCH)
  • So it seems to them that (FRENCH)
  • Sometimes it is a (FRENCH)
  • The introductory thesis of this book (FRENCH)
  • They deny (FRENCH)
  • They were content to talk about (FRENCH)
  • We must therefore keep the faithful (FRENCH)
  • What did he do before (FRENCH)
  • What is his relationship to the biblical testimony (FRENCH)
  • a controlled asceticism (FRENCH)
  • a restriction of individual freedoms (FRENCH)
  • a shift from Kanta (FRENCH)
  • a universal and binding foundation (FRENCH)
  • according tot he end to which man is created (FRENCH)
  • an unprecedented character (FRENCH)
  • and if we were too far mistaken (FRENCH)
  • are just a handful of people (FRENCH)
  • as it appears in almost all languages (FRENCH)
  • as much as he wants (FRENCH)
  • as we just saw (FRENCH)
  • as well as the main arguments (FRENCH)
  • associations have been concerned abuot the effects (FRENCH)
  • based on a rational approach (FRENCH)
  • but that will be the subject of renewed interest (FRENCH)
  • by arousing (FRENCH)
  • by freely given restrictions (FRENCH)
  • by which (FRENCH)
  • cease to be (FRENCH)
  • come from carnal men (FRENCH)
  • compared to Kant (FRENCH)
  • considered deficient (FRENCH)
  • contradicts (FRENCH)
  • dazzle (FRENCH)
  • did not have to elect anyone (FRENCH)
  • does not change that of 1539 (FRENCH)
  • endeavors to explain (FRENCH)
  • even before these human beings have lived (FRENCH)
  • faith is a gift from God (FRENCH)
  • far exceeds what we wanted (FRENCH)
  • featuring crimes (FRENCH)
  • floods (FRENCH)
  • for having denied (FRENCH)
  • for the indefinite survival (FRENCH)
  • further removed from the ideas of Christians (FRENCH)
  • going back to something (FRENCH)
  • good cause to complain about God (FRENCH)
  • he hardens who he wants (FRENCH)
  • his salvation (FRENCH)
  • his unbridled impulse (FRENCH)
  • if by his own will (FRENCH)
  • implementation (FRENCH)
  • in connection with (FRENCH)
  • in gratitude to God (FRENCH)
  • in his attempt (FRENCH)
  • in many areas (FRENCH)
  • in the understanding of the faithful (FRENCH)
  • is angry with his creatures (FRENCH)
  • is now unleashed (FRENCH)
  • it I think otherwise (FRENCH)
  • it involves debates (FRENCH)
  • it must be held for just (FRENCH)
  • leads to the doctrine (FRENCH)
  • legislate on this or that subject (FRENCH)
  • lobbies (FRENCH)
  • mass destruction (FRENCH)
  • mercy (FRENCH)
  • mixed among the great multitude (FRENCH)
  • more suitable to the cruelty of a tyrant (FRENCH)
  • must undergo (FRENCH)
  • namely the non-distance (FRENCH)
  • necessary measures (FRENCH)
  • other schools with the same focus (FRENCH)
  • philosophy flourished (FRENCH)
  • political issues (FRENCH)
  • prayer (FRENCH)
  • programs implemented in the field (FRENCH)
  • properly political (FRENCH)
  • radioactive waste (FRENCH)
  • rainwater (FRENCH)
  • reconcile (FRENCH)
  • reflect (FRENCH)
  • relies on scripture (FRENCH)
  • rpevents the power of man from becoming a curse for him (FRENCH)
  • seems self-evident (FRENCH)
  • seize them (FRENCH)
  • sequencing (FRENCH)
  • setting the agenda (FRENCH)
  • something new (FRENCH)
  • sometimes (FRENCH)
  • sometimes (FRENCH)
  • that grips many (FRENCH)
  • that he sees as true (FRENCH)
  • that is overlooked (FRENCH)
  • that others will take (FRENCH)
  • that public measures will necessarily be taken (FRENCH)
  • the balance of power (FRENCH)
  • the gods (FRENCH)
  • the other side of the controversy (FRENCH)
  • the ozone layer (FRENCH)
  • the provided solution (FRENCH)
  • the reasons that push philosophers to challenge (FRENCH)
  • the righteousness of the judge (FRENCH)
  • the scope of our visions (FRENCH)
  • these are his words (FRENCH)
  • thwart (FRENCH)
  • to complain (FRENCH)
  • to convince oneself or others (FRENCH)
  • to eternal punishment (FRENCH)
  • to extend universally (FRENCH)
  • to not say to much about about the dark side of this doctrine (FRENCH)
  • to welcome or otherwise reject (FRENCH)
  • ultimately (FRENCH)
  • under a large pile of straw (FRENCH)
  • under the aegis of the laws (FRENCH)
  • unshakable confidence in God's mercy (FRENCH)
  • verses (FRENCH)
  • very conservative, very cautious (FRENCH)
  • very tenuous (FRENCH)
  • we cannot totally ignore the metaphysics (FRENCH)
  • we don't know how to separate these groups (FRENCH)
  • we generally succeed in our life (FRENCH)
  • we must be able to rethink the moral duty (FRENCH)
  • we will approach the space (FRENCH)
  • were uncomfortable (FRENCH)
  • what cannot be found (FRENCH)
  • which will jeopardize (FRENCH)
  • which asks to be protected (FRENCH)
  • which may seem trivial (FRENCH)
  • which not only targets the elected (FRENCH)
  • which would be beyond the will of God (FRENCH)
  • who claims to hold (FRENCH)
  • who expresses himself (FRENCH)
  • who gave birth to it (FRENCH)
  • who hold true to the doctrine (FRENCH)
  • who would suffer in the body a time of trial (FRENCH)
  • whoever submits to the categorical imperative (FRENCH)
  • whom we want to move (FRENCH)
  • with the liabilities that we leave them (FRENCH)
  • with which they interact (FRENCH)
Friday, November 3, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
de l'opposition entre l'essentialisme et le constructivisme
la constructivisme
traverse toute l'histoire de la géographie
ce n'est pas quelque chose de récent
mais quel est notre rapport au réel... view all notes
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
l'éthique du discours était héritière de Kant
Kant a essayé de passer de la conscience de soi à une validité intersubjective
ces penseurs qui étendent la philosophie de Kant veulent l'étendre de manière universelle parmi tous les concernés le fondement de l'éthique plutôt que de la trouver dans le secret de la conscience d'un individu
ça ne correspond pas à intragénérationnelle mais à intergénérationnelle
ce sera l'éthique de responsabilité... view all notes
Friday, November 10, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
UNE INTRODUCTION À LA GÉOGRAPHICITÉ, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
pourquoi l'espace joue un rôle dans la vie sociale
dans un wagon de métro
les passagers se placent aussi loin que possible les uns des autres
dans une ville
on trouve une concentration de gros objets et de personnes... view all notes
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
le contenu du texte
pour faire parler les personnages
pour que les personnages échangent
des idées
des arguments... view all notes
Friday, November 17, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
les grandes lignes de la philosophie grecque
la philosophie à l'époque où apparaît le christianisme
la philosophie est apparue en Grèce à la fin de la période dite archaïque, vers les 7e-6e
une tradition issue d'un disciple de Platon impute l'invention des termes philosophe à Pythagore, qui a vécu au 6e siècle
un philosophe est un homme qui recherche la sagesse... view all notes
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DÉCOUVRIR LA SCIENCE POLITIQUE, Université catholique de Louvain
la distinction entre la sphère privée et la sphère publique
certaines questions apparaissent comme relever purement de la sphère privée
du choix personnel des individus
le fait de fumer ou de ne pas fumer
relève a priori d'une décision purement personnelle... view all notes
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Calvin est principalement le théologien de
1. la prédestination
2. la double prédestination
ce serait la thématique centrale dans sa pensée
Alexander Schweizer... view all notes
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