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Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss these questions in addition to other important philosophical issues and concepts such as the morality of abortions and the reconciling a world with evil and a good God.

This material forms part of The Open University course A222 Exploring philosophy.

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Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss these questions in addition to other important philosophical issues and concepts such as the morality of abortions and the reconciling a world with evil and a good God.

This material forms part of The Open University course A222 Exploring philosophy.

    Philosophy in the real world

    Philosophy in the real world

    Nigel Warburton applies philosophical questions to every day life.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Philosophy in the real world

    Transcript -- Philosophy in the real world

    Nigel Warburton applies philosophical questions to every day life.

    Thought experiments

    Thought experiments

    Thought experiments use hypothetical questions to create philosophical dilemmas.

    • 11 min
    Transcript -- Thought experiments

    Transcript -- Thought experiments

    Thought experiments use hypothetical questions to create philosophical dilemmas.

    Personal identity

    Personal identity

    Nigel Warburton and Professor Anthony Grayling discuss what defines personal identity.

    • 9 min
    Transcript -- Personal identity

    Transcript -- Personal identity

    Nigel Warburton and Professor Anthony Grayling discuss what defines personal identity.

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