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Philosophy for Beginners - Download free content from Oxford University

Philosophy for Beginners - Download free content from Oxford University
Description 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.

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Podcasts The John Locke Lectures The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. You can listen to Professor John Cooper's 2011 series entitled 'Ancient Greek Philosophies as a Way of Life', Professor David Chalmers's 2010 series entitled 'Constructing the World', Professor Thomas Scanlon's 2009 series entitled 'Being Realistic about Reasons', Professor Hartry Field's 2008 lecture series entitled 'Logic, Normativity, and Rational Revisability'and Professor Robert Stalnaker's 2007 lectures series entitled 'Our knowledge of the internal world' here. Interviews with Philosophers Podcast interviews with members of the Faculty of Philosophy giving their own insight into Philosophy at Oxford. Philosophy for Beginners

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