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.
|1||VideoA 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.||11/13/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoThe philosophical method - logic and argument||Logic and Argument: the joys of symbolic and philosophical logic.||1/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoEthics and politics||Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?||1/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMetaphysics and Epistemology||Metaphysics and Epistemology: what exists, what is its nature and how can we acquire knowledge of it?||1/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPhilosophy 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?||1/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||Reading List (Slides)||Reading list for the Philosophy for Beginners series of podcasts.||4/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||Further reading and more... (Slides)||So you've finished this series of podcasts. Find out where to go from here...||4/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
It was very entertaining. However, the video quality was wanting. Better to get the audio version instead.
missing ethics and politics
this video version has 4 videos, while the audio version has 5? it's missing the Ethics and politics section!
Please ignore my rating, I wanted to point error this out - not rate it, but it doesn't let me say "no rating"