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
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- 4 stars19.97%
- 3 stars3.41%
- 2 stars0.68%
- 1 star0.66%
TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
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.
Clear, complete, rigorous, user friendly, open to different levels of engagement, great and wide extra materials and peer discussion, covers the Big Questions and the mains ways to focus them.
Excelente. Presenta un abanico de problemas de la filosofía. Pensar en ellos lleva a múltiples cuestiones que aun deben ser pensadas. Felicitaciones al equipo de docentes por tan excelente labor
Very informative and enjoyable. Pitched at the right level for beginners. Provided an appropriate level of challenge. Also plenty of further reading links available at the end of each module.
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