Introduction to Philosophy
by University of New Orleans
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- Can God's existence be proven through reason alone?
- Is knowledge possible? If so, how? Are we born with it (nativism)? Do we acquire it via reason alone (rationalism) or experience alone (empiricism)? How do we know that the world is as it appears?
- What is the nature of the mind? Are minds souls, thinking substance, matter, or something else (e.g., a kind of computer software)?
- Wherein lies personal identity? (That is, what makes you you and me me?) Sameness of body? Consciousness? Memories? Behavior?
- What sort of "things" have minds? How can we tell whether something has a mind? Is it possible for something nonhuman to have a mind?
- What is the philosophical significance (ethical, metaphysical, etc.) of machine or nonhuman intelligence?
- What properties must something possess to be a person? Could a machine or an animal or an alien be a person?
- What makes and action moral ("right") or immoral ("wrong")? Does it lie in what God commands? Does it lie in virtue (Aristotle)? Does it lie in the use of reason to determine our duties (Kant) or the greatest happiness for the most people (Mill)?
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||Lecture 01: Introduction to the course||--||21:46||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 02: What is philosophy?||--||54:52||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 03: Arguments||--||1:01:06||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 04: History of philosophy & Plato's Apology||--||55:07||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 05: Does God exist?||--||1:16:07||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 06: The Matrix||--||16:03||Free||View in iTunes|
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|17||The Matrix||Breaking box office records as the biggest Easter opening ever, this special effects-driven tale follows Keanu Reeves ("Speed," "Devil's Advocate") and Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominee Laurence Fishburne ("What's Love Got to Do with It?") on an explosive futuristic sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a complex computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans. In his dangerous quest to find out the truth, he must figure out who is real and who he can trust. From the producer of the top boxoffice franchise, "Lethal Weapon."||2:16:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 07: What is knowledge?||--||1:49:02||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 08: What makes you you?||--||1:34:12||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 09: Total Recall||--||9:26||Free||View in iTunes|
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|24||Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition||Get ready for the ride of your life as Arnold Schwarzenegger blasts into action in this seminal sci-fi thriller full of twists, turns, non- stop excitement, and stunning effects. Schwarzenegger plays Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by inexplicable dreams of Mars. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid visits Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories so he can suddenly "remember" a dark past on the Red Planet.||1:53:38||$9.99||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 10: Can a machine think?||--||1:33:02||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 11: Can a machine be a person?||--||12:56||Free||View in iTunes|
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|38||Measure of a Man||When Data refuses to be disassembled for research purposes, Picard is enlisted to defend his rights||45:36||$2.99||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 12: Moral relativism||--||51:04||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 13: Moral egoism||--||55:41||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 14: Hollow Man||--||8:57||Free||View in iTunes|
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|45||Hollow Man||What would you do if you were invisible? How far would you go? After years of experimentation, Dr. Sebastian Caine, a brilliant but arrogant and egotistical scientist working for the Defense Department, has successfully transformed mammals to an invisible state and brought them back to their original physical form. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine instructs his team to move on to Phase III: human experimentation. Using himself as the first subject, the invisible Caine finds himself free to do the unthinkable. But Caine's experiment takes an unexpected turn when his team can't bring him back. As the days pass, he grows more and more out of control, doomed to a future without flesh as the hollow man. Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin star in this intense thriller filled with extreme suspense, terrifying twists and incredible special effects.||1:52:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 15: Three classic theories||--||1:10:46||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Lecture 16: Star Trek - Nemesis||--||8:54||Free||View in iTunes|
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|50||Star Trek X: Nemesis||In the wake of a joyful wedding between Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Troi (Marina Sirtis), Picard receives another reason to celebrate: the Romulans want peace and the captain will be the Federation's emissary. But as the EnterpriseTM heads toward the Romulan Empire, a brilliant villain awaits - harboring a diabolical plan of destruction and an unimaginable secret that will give Picard his most fearsome challenge.||1:56:25||$2.99||View in iTunes|
This course is an excellent introduction to the basic ideas of philosophy. It will give a good foundation for continued study. The instructor is enthusiastic, engaging and able to communicate complex thoughts clearly.
Let the thinking begin...
Fantastic audio lectures that spark the light of reasoning. By his meditative voice I've grown intrigued by metaphysics.
Perfect Intro to Philosophy
I took the entire course, beginning to end, minus the tests, and it actually prompted me to not only take a general interest in Philosophy, but have since enrolled in post-graduate studies of the subject matter. I’m analytical by nature, and Dr. Stufflebeam was more than generous with the amount of information he posted. This is a course designed for anyone that is the slighter bit curious of age-old questions of humanity, and is presented in a way that even the most beginner can not only grasp, but actually apply the logic and reasoning that makes it all tick. Very highly recommended, and my hat’s off to Dr. Stufflbeam and UNO for allowing access to this excellent material.