An Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy
By The University of Sheffield
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Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy explores the history of Greek philosophy. Angie's chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, ethics (both theoretical and applied) and political theory, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (Cambridge University Press 2000; paperback 2006). She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes, newspaper articles and philosophy websites; she lectures and gives talks around the world. She also engages in a variety of public and political work in the U.K., promoting the role of philosophy in schools and adult education and advising on academic public engagement.
|1||VideoIntroduction to Pre-Socratic Philosophers||Professor Angie Hobbs gives an introduction to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoHow to Approach the Pre-Socratics||Professor Angie Hobbs examines how to approach and interpret the Pre-Socratic philosophers.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Relevance of the Pre-Socratics Today||Professor Angie Hobbs discusses the relevance of the Pre-Socratic philosophers to the contemporary understanding of philosophy.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoAn Introduction to Heraclitus||An Introduction to Heraclitus, the Pre-Socratic Philosopher||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Theme of Relativism in Heraclitus' work||The theme of Relativism in Heraclitus' work is explored by Professor Angie Hobbs.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Theme of Flux in Heraclitus' work||The theme of flux in Heraclitus' work is explored by Professor Angie Hobbs.||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Theme of Fire in Heraclitus' work||The theme of fire in Heraclitus' work is explored by Professor Angie Hobbs||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoThe Theme of Language in Heraclitus' work||The theme of language in Heraclitus' work is explored by Professor Angie Hobbs||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoThe Importance of Paradoxes in Heraclitus' work||Professor Angie Hobbs discusses the importance of paradoxes in Heraclitus' works; one of the most eminent Pre-Socratic philosophers.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoAn Introduction to Parmenides||Professor Angie Hobbs introduces Parmenides, one of the most eminent Pre-Socratic philosophers.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoParmenides: The Way of Truth (Part 1)||In this video, Professor Angie Hobbs discusses Parmenides argument for 'The Way of Truth'.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoParmenides: The Way of Truth (Part 2)||Professor Angie Hobbs discusses Parmenides argument for 'The Way of Truth' (Part 2).||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoParmenides: Analysis of The Way of Truth||In this video, Professor Angie Hobbs discusses some novel interpretations of Parmenides argument for 'The Way of Truth'.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoParmenides: The Way of Seeming (Part 1)||In this video, Professor Angie Hobbs discusses some novel interpretations of Parmenides argument for 'The Way of Seeming'.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoParmedides: The Way Of Seeming (Part 2)||In this video, Professor Angie Hobbs discusses some novel interpretations of Parmenides argument for 'The Way of Seeming' (Part 2).||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoParmenides Legacy||Professor Angie Hobbs examines the relevance and legacy of Parmenides to the study of philosophy today.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoHeraclitus and Parmenides||In this final Pre-Socratic video, Professor Angie Hobbs examines some of the similarities and differences between the two great Presocratics; Heraclitus and Parmenides.||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoZeno: An Introduction||In this video, Professor Angie Hobbs introduces Zeno of Elea, another of the Pre-Socratic philosophers. Zeno is most famous for his paradoxes, which we will explore in later episodes.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoZeno as described by his contemporaries||Although Zeno is now considered one of the key pre - Socratic philosophers, little is known about his life. None of his works survive intact, and so we must rely on the writings of his contemporaries to help understand Zeno's arguments and paradoxes. Professor Angie Hobbs draws on what we know about Plato and Aristotle to help us find out more about Zeno.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoZeno's Paradoxes: the Stadium and Achilles & The Tortoise||Join Professor Angie Hobbs as we begin to explore Zeno's paradoxes - perhaps the writings that Zeno is best known for. We start with The Stadium paradox, which is sometimes called the Dichotomy paradox. We then move on to look at Achilles and the tortoise.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoZeno's Paradoxes: The Moving Rows||Professor Angie Hobbs describes The Moving Rows paradox with the aid of some on screen graphics.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoZeno's Paradoxes: The Arrow||Professor Angie Hobbs moves on to describe The Arrow paradox, which is perhaps the most challenging of all Zeno's paradoxes.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoZeno: A Conclusion||After considering all of the concepts in Zeno's paradoxes, Professor Angie Hobbs looks at them as a broader body of work and explores some key themes.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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