Humanities at the Department for Continuing Education
By Oxford University
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A collection of audio and video resources of lectures, seminars and presentations from the Department's humanities' programmes.
|1||CleanVideoSpiders, yes, but why cats?||Prof.Iain McGilchrist illustrates his argument by appeal to a number of paintings done by psychotic patients. He points to various commonalities between these paintings and speculates on the ways in which they support claims about the two hemispheres an||7 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoWas Schubert a musical brain?||Prof. Raymond Tallis deepens his argument against the idea that we are our brains. He believes there is a distinction in kind between humans and other animals. This he illustrates by appeal to the differences between the music of Schubert and the singin||7 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoAm I my mind?||Prof. Iain McGilchrist, whilst agreeing with Tallis that we are not our brains argues that we can learn a great deal about our culture by learning more about our brain. In particular we should recognise we have two hemispheres, each with a different fun||7 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoAm I my brain?||Prof. Raymond Tallis argues that extraordinary claims have been made for neurophysiology. For example it has been said that a person is nothing but his or her brain. Professor Raymond Tallis rejects this ‘neuromania’. He shows why it is attractive,||7 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThe Truth about Art 3 - Aesthetics||Another ancient belief held that an art should be governed by rules.||11 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe Truth about Art 1 - Mystery or Mastery||E.H. Gombrich famously observed that 'there really is no such thing as Art' (with a capital A).||11 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoTalking to Camera||A new one-day course at the Department for Continuing Education taught by Paul Heiney, writer and broadcaster, this course is intended to help people face a video camera with confidence, and communicate through the fast-growing video media.||4 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoJohn Milton: poet, pamphleteer and patriot||Dr Anna Beer gives an overview of the life and works of the poet John Milton.||11 9 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoIf I were you, I wouldn't start from here: understanding Oxford through its past||Local history lecture, by Chris Day, giving an overview of the history of the University of Oxford.||1 9 2008||Free||View in iTunes|