Rome - May 14, 2014: School of Athens, Renaissance fresco by Raphael in Stanze di Raffaello, Vatican Museum, Italy. Aristotle and Plato among other philosophers in the center of the famous painting.


Want to discover the many philosophical and spiritual wonders that many schools pass over? TAN courses bring quality, comprehensive courses on metaphysics, virtue, and Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics. You can feel relieved knowing that TAN Courses are 100% faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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Proofs for the Existence of God: Arguments from Logic and Experience

Taught by Laura Garcia, Ph.D.

Join Dr. Laura Garcia as she navigates through the biggest question of philosophy: “does God exist?” In this series, you will encounter various arguments for God’s existence.  Dr. Garcia will begin by making a case for the existence of God, and considering whether the case actually supports the conclusion.  A philosophical argument, appeals to various reasons.  As in a court, we must first begin with a claim, we then argue our case and draw various reasons to support our position.  In this current study, the claim is that God exists, and our arguments will seek to support this claim.  


Ultimate Questions, Ultimate Answers: Metaphysics from the Pre-Socratics to Aquinas

Taught by Gregory T. Doolan, Ph.D.

From the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of human life. Who are we? Why are we here? What is the point of it all? These questions have eternal significance, and just asking them tends to change the way people live their lives.

Dr. Doolan begins with the roots of metaphysics in pre-Christian Greek philosophy from the great minds of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The course highlights the crowning philosophical achievements of St. Thomas Aquinas during the 13th century. Finally, Dr. Doolan references the modern philosophical decline that followed St. Thomas Aquinas.

Seven Threats-Gaylord

Seven Threats Against the Culture of Life: From Abortion to Euthanasia

Taught by Scott Gaylord, J.D., Ph.D.

A complete understanding of these pressing life issues requires an understanding of the interrelation between science, law, and morality. This interconnectedness is all too often ignored in public debate about these life issues. Dr. Gaylord highlights Catholic teaching which considers law, science, philosophy, and morality to be part of a unified whole, rooted in the essential and inviolable sanctity and dignity of the human person. 

True Friendship-Cuddeback

True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness

Taught by John Cuddeback, Ph.D.

Men and women are made, created, for friendship - but not just with passing or casual acquaintances. We are designed for real, deep, lasting friendship of the highest kind. Without that friendship, we often feel unsatisfied, empty, or simply alone.

In this course, Dr. Cuddeback deftly weaves together the age-old wisdom of the Greeks and the fundamental teachings of Sacred Scripture to reveal the most rewarding of human achievements - being a friend. He takes the thoughts of the great philosopher Aristotle, the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, and the sublime teachings of Jesus Christ to illustrate the nature and requirements of true friendship.

Aristotle's Ethics-Cuddeback

Aristotle’s Ethics: A Guide to Living the Good Life

Taught by John Cuddeback, Ph.D.

Everybody wants to do the right thing, to be the best person they can be, and to help their family and friends to do the same. But why does man have this innate desire to be “good?” What does goodness look like? Are good and evil the same for everyone? Using Aristotle’s Ethics as his guide, John Cuddeback, Ph.D. answers these questions and more, showing how man is shaped by the choices he makes, and how continually choosing the good inevitably leads to happiness.

Aristotle’s timeless assertions on the nature of humanity are invaluable in their cogency and simplicity. Dr. Cuddeback’s teaching of the text from a Catholic perspective makes for a deep yet accessible lesson on the profound spiritual dimension of everyday life.


Every TAN Course Includes:

  • 30-minute video or audio lectures
  • Printable PDF study guide
  • Deep theology taught by great minds
  • Continued education at your own pace

"Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy."

St. Thomas Aquinas

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