This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy.
Introduction to PhilosophyThe University of Edinburgh
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
What is Philosophy?
Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?
What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?
Week 2 review: Lesson Choices
Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?
Should You Believe What You Hear?
Week 3 review: Lesson Choices
Minds, Brains and Computers
Are Scientific Theories True?
Week 4 review: Lesson Choices
- 5 stars75.27%
- 4 stars19.95%
- 3 stars3.42%
- 2 stars0.68%
- 1 star0.66%
TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Abstract thinking and questioning of what we do know versus what is unknown to us. There isn't precise answers to everything but the exploration is what matters. Think, think and think again.
This course is my first ever serious attempt to know Philosophy and it has been an excellent opportunity to know about different facets of modern Philosophy. I am curious to know more now! Thanks!
I already had a Bachelor's in Philosophy degree. But, this course has the potential to comprehensively elaborate on the aspects that were lacking and that I was unable to comprehend in a unique way.
This is an excellent course for those who wish to perform the first dive in philosophy. The content is wonderful and the teachers are very didactic. I really enjoy my "Introduction to Philosophy"!
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