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In this series of podcasts Marianne Talbot uses some famous arguments in the history of philosophy to examine philosophy as a discipline. By harnessing participants’ intuitions on both sides of the various arguments she encourages her audience actually to do philosophy. In listening to these podcasts you can yourself learn how to do philosophy, not by listening to someone else do it, but by starting to do it for yourself.

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In this series of podcasts Marianne Talbot uses some famous arguments in the history of philosophy to examine philosophy as a discipline. By harnessing participants’ intuitions on both sides of the various arguments she encourages her audience actually to do philosophy. In listening to these podcasts you can yourself learn how to do philosophy, not by listening to someone else do it, but by starting to do it for yourself.

    • video
    Logic and Argument: the Methodology of Philosophy

    Logic and Argument: the Methodology of Philosophy

    In this first lecture, using Descartes famous argument for the claim “I think therefore I am’, we examine how to identify and evaluate arguments.

    • 1h 23 min
    Logic and Argument: the Methodology of Philosophy (Slides)

    Logic and Argument: the Methodology of Philosophy (Slides)

    In this first lecture, using Descartes famous argument for the claim “I think therefore I am’, we examine how to identify and evaluate arguments.

    • video
    Moral and Political Philosophy

    Moral and Political Philosophy

    In the second lecture we examine first the famous ‘Wilt Chamberlain’ thought experiment that demonstrates a retention between freedom and equality, then arguments for and against two famous moral theories; deontology and utilitarianism.

    • 1h 30 min
    Moral and Political Philosophy (Slides)

    Moral and Political Philosophy (Slides)

    In the second lecture we examine first the famous ‘Wilt Chamberlain’ thought experiment that demonstrates a retention between freedom and equality, then arguments for and against two famous moral theories; deontology and utilitarianism.

    • video
    Epistemology and Metaphysics

    Epistemology and Metaphysics

    In the third lecture we examine first the so-called “Gettier Problems” for the traditional account of knowledge, the arguments for saying that possible worlds exist and finally we ask whether there really are unactualised possibles.

    • 1h 17 min
    Epistemology and Metaphysics (Slides)

    Epistemology and Metaphysics (Slides)

    In the third lecture we examine first the so-called “Gettier Problems” for the traditional account of knowledge, the arguments for saying that possible worlds exist and finally we ask whether there really are unactualised possibles.

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