Introducing philosophy: thinking and ethics
von The Open University
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And what choice would you actually make if you had the choice to push a real person – someone you knew - in front of a train to save five others?
Such ethical dilemmas highlight the kind of fundamental issues covered in this fascinating introduction to philosophy. This learning pathway brings together a basic grounding in the skills of reason and logical analysis. It gives you the opportunity to test those skills in the company of internationally renowned philosophers. Peter Singer, Nigel Warburton and Thomas Scanlon are among the philosophers you will hear considering major ethical issues of our time – from organ transplants and animal rights to climate change and the right to have children.
This pathway will appeal to those interested in philosophy as an academic subject. It will also appeal to anyone wanting to sharpen up their thinking skills – and use them: the emphasis is on philosophy in the real world. Prepare to be challenged!
|1||Introducing philosophy: thinking and ethics - video introduction||--||2:07||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Taking Stock||Bioethicist Janet Radcliffe Richards gives a talk entitled 'Taking Stock' focusing on the definition of philosophy and problems surrounding study of the subject||15:47||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|3||Transcript -- Taking Stock||Transcript -- Bioethicist Janet Radcliffe Richards gives a talk entitled 'Taking Stock' focusing on the definition of philosophy and problems surrounding study of the subject||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|4||Introducing philosophy||Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This unit will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study the OU module A211 Philosophy and||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Philosophy in the real world||Nigel Warburton applies philosophical questions to every day life.||4:50||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|6||Transcript -- Philosophy in the real world||Transcript -- Nigel Warburton applies philosophical questions to every day life.||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Thought experiments||Thought experiments use hypothetical questions to create philosophical dilemmas.||11:34||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Climate Change||Should the West shoulder the responsibility for tackling global warming? James Garvey talks about the ethics of climate change. Find out more about James, and ethics, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||15:45||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Free Speech||It’s not just what you say, it’s why you say it and why your audience is listening. Tim Scanlon explains the intricacies of free speech. Find out more about Tim, and ethics, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||17:28||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Organ Transplants||Should we allow people to make money from organ transplants? Ethics Bites talked to Janet Radcliffe Richards about the issue. Find out more about Janet, and organ transplants, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||15:52||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Trolley's, Killing and the Doctrine of Double Effect||Would you let someone die, to save five others? Would you kill someone to save five others? Explore trolleys, killing and the doctrine of double effect with Michael Otsuka. Find out more about Michael, and ethics, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||18:38||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||The Right to Have Babies||Does everybody have a right to a child? Should the state foot the bill? We ask Mary Warnock about the ethics dilemmas of having children. Find out more about Mary, and ethics, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||17:58||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Human Use of Animals||Peter Singer, possibly the most famous philosopher in the world, sparked the birth of the animal rights movement. Discover his take on the human use of animals. Find out more about Peter, and ethics, at www.open2.net/ethicsbites.||16:43||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Environmental Ethics||A short introduction to this album.||1:05||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|15||The dairy farmer||A British farmer explains his perspective on GM crops.||3:18||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|16||The crop scientist||A scientist explains why he views genetically modified crops as a benign technology.||4:15||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|17||The activist||A campaigner explains her biocentric worldview and how this affects her stance on GM crops.||2:51||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|18||The organic farmer||An organic farmer explains why organic cultivation is the best alternative to modifying the genetics of crops.||3:31||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|19||GM: points of view||Some of the views that feed into the policy-making process.||2:02||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|20||Introducing philosophy: thinking and ethics quiz book||--||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|