Philosophy for Beginners
Philosophy for Beginners
Oxford University
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.
Further reading and more... (Slides)
So you've finished this series of podcasts. Find out where to go from here... Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Apr 16, 2012
Reading List (Slides)
Reading list for the Philosophy for Beginners series of podcasts. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Apr 16, 2012
Philosophy 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? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Jan 9, 2009
1 hr 27 min
Video
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Metaphysics and Epistemology: what exists, what is its nature and how can we acquire knowledge of it? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Jan 9, 2009
1 hr 30 min
Video
Ethics and politics
Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Jan 9, 2009
1 hr 32 min
Video
The philosophical method - logic and argument
Logic and Argument: the joys of symbolic and philosophical logic. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Jan 9, 2009
1 hr 34 min
Video
A 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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Nov 13, 2008
1 hr 2 min
Video