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Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.

Philosophy for Beginners Oxford University

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Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.

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3.6 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Real Fishy ,

Light Introduction

I enjoyed the whole series. Others have felt some subjects were trivialised but I think it was an attempt to make the subject more accessible to the beginner. Those whose appetite is suitably whetted will soon find a more involved picture on further reading.

I do agree that not being able to hear the questions put forward does detract from the experience though. This is the only reason I knocked a star off.

JrmcveighUK ,

Recording quality

“A romp through....” the recording is very tinny and distorted

Mario Buttigieg ,

What a Joy

What a joy listening to this podcast. Excellent

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