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 stars75.28%
- 4 stars19.94%
- 3 stars3.41%
- 2 stars0.68%
- 1 star0.66%
TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
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!
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.
The course can be considered enriching and fulfilling for the curious soul. It can get monotonous at times but with firm determination one can gain a new sense of perception and thought from it.
This is a great course to start to learn about philosophy. It has truly made me think about many things and how my faith in God and the teaching of Jesus Christ is strengthened during the course
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