Philosophy for Beginners
By Oxford University
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Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.
||CleanA romp through the history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day.||A romp through the history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day.||13 11 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe philosophical method - logic and argument||Logic and Argument: the joys of symbolic and philosophical logic.||9 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthics and politics||Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?||9 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMetaphysics and Epistemology||Metaphysics and Epistemology: what exists, what is its nature and how can we acquire knowledge of it?||9 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilosophy of language and mind||Language and Mind: What is rationality? What is consciousness? How do we manage to express our thoughts and experiences in language?||9 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanReading List (Slides)||Reading list for the Philosophy for Beginners series of podcasts.||16 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanFurther reading and more... (Slides)||So you've finished this series of podcasts. Find out where to go from here...||16 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Good points and bad points
Appreciate an accessible intro to philosophy. But the recording quality is awful; distorted and tinny. It’s very difficult to listen to a poor quality recording for so long.
“A romp through....” the recording is very tinny and distorted
Engaging and a ideal philosophy 101
Great place to start
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