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Philosophy for Beginners

Author: 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.
5 Episodes
Language and Mind: What is rationality? What is consciousness? How do we manage to express our thoughts and experiences in language?
Metaphysics and Epistemology

Metaphysics and Epistemology


Metaphysics and Epistemology: what exists, what is its nature and how can we acquire knowledge of it?
Ethics and politics

Ethics and politics


Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?
Logic and Argument: the joys of symbolic and philosophical logic.
A romp through the history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day.
Comments (6)

Arramis _

A little confused by what she means by an "atom" of water? does she mean the atoms of water? or did she simply mean to say a molecule of water? She is also implying C02 is a smaller component of water, however they are both molecules and if anything C02 is bigger. This was really annoying lol.

Dec 15th

Michael King

Morality, in my mind, is the avoidance of actions, intentions, or indeed omissions, which cause a net harm to our species. This is an opposition to the discussions which ever seem to search for a perfect description for morality as doing something "right" or "good".

Oct 16th

Clau Schwa

this should be available in video. many things are referred to that are not clearly named and the listener is left guessing.

Oct 13th


I love this. The first episode is great..!😂

Sep 11th

Margaret Nuttall

Speech is broadcast too fast. It’s as though the speaker is in a hurry. It’s the same with other podcasts I’ve listened to. Could you slow the broadcast speed down a bit?

Aug 19th


Margaret Nuttall hey, you can change the speed of the reading in the app

Sep 5th
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