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About the Course

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. Topics you’ll learn about will include: Epistemology, where we’ll consider what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of science, where we’ll investigate foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind, where we’ll ask questions about what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained; Political Philosophy, where we'll investigate whether we have an obligation to obey the law; Moral Philosophy, where we’ll attempt to understand the nature of our moral judgements and reactions – whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and; Metaphysics, where we’ll think through some fundamental conceptual questions about free will and the nature of reality. The development of this MOOC has been led by the University of Edinburgh's Eidyn research centre. To accompany 'Introduction to Philosophy', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Introduction to Philosophy' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please click "Start Here" and navigate to the "Optional Reading" page for more information....

Top reviews

LT

Sep 02, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.

SF

Jun 28, 2020

It is an excellent course for anyone who is interested in knowing more about philosophy and philosophical questions. The lectures are short and very informative! I would highly recommend this course.

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By Jian M L

May 01, 2018

It really is an introduction to philosophy.

By Graham F

Apr 26, 2018

Very interesting Had a lot of fun with it.

By Nahun p

Aug 28, 2017

I'm enjoying this course. Great knowlegment

By Irma K

Oct 21, 2020

Great course, enjoyed every minute. Thanks

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Sep 17, 2020

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By 魏胜昆

Mar 19, 2020

内容对启发人开始哲学性的思考很有帮助,题目有的有一些难度但是多做多思考还是能做对的。

By Lucas A S

Jan 10, 2019

Very Good, Very Informative! Thanks a Lot!

By N H

Aug 06, 2017

Good start for the beginers to Philosophy.

By Ben P

Jul 02, 2017

Very nice introduction to the subject area

By musa

Nov 07, 2015

Spas dikim mamoste ji bo ked û xebat a te.

By Ove J

Aug 22, 2015

Exellent intro. I would welcome a followup

By Michael O

Jul 25, 2020

Highly thought provoking and stimulating!

By SumaiyaAkter

Jun 23, 2020

It's totally helpful and nice opportunity

By Mujalin P

May 02, 2020

This course is really fantastic and fun!!

By Marcos J N

Jun 13, 2019

Uno de los mejores cursos que he probado.

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Oct 20, 2018

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By Deleted A

Dec 03, 2015

amazingly concise and well picked topics!

By Fariha A

Aug 20, 2020

I just love this course awesome love it.

By Daniel S G

Jan 10, 2020

Very introductional but still meaningful

By Richard D

Oct 02, 2015

An fantastic introduction to philosophy!

By Miguel E M L

Sep 26, 2015

Aprendí mucho y lo apliqué de inmediato!

By FIORELLA V P M

Oct 11, 2020

ME ENCANTÓ, LA INFORMACIÓN ES EXCELENTE

By Raja B

Sep 27, 2020

OUT OF THE WORLD, OUTSTANDING, AWESOME.

By Amr O H

Aug 25, 2020

great introduction and very interesting

By Mayor7x

May 27, 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente para empezar.