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Philosophy and philosophical enquiries are relevant in some shape or form to many aspects of everyday life, for example our treatment of the environment, the rapidity of today's technological progress, whether animals should have rights and if so how they should compare to ours. Philosophy also encompasses questions about the existence of God, how life is sustained on earth, and even at what point should the Government intrude on a person's freedom. This album introduces the study of philosophy and the human situation, and contains talks and debates from leading philosophical thinkers and teachers, past and present. This material forms part of The Open University course A211 Philosophy and the human situation.

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Philosophy and philosophical enquiries are relevant in some shape or form to many aspects of everyday life, for example our treatment of the environment, the rapidity of today's technological progress, whether animals should have rights and if so how they should compare to ours. Philosophy also encompasses questions about the existence of God, how life is sustained on earth, and even at what point should the Government intrude on a person's freedom. This album introduces the study of philosophy and the human situation, and contains talks and debates from leading philosophical thinkers and teachers, past and present. This material forms part of The Open University course A211 Philosophy and the human situation.

    Philosophy and the human situation

    Philosophy and the human situation

    An introduction to this album

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Philosophy and the human situation

    Transcript -- Philosophy and the human situation

    An introduction to this album

    Liberty and Offence

    Liberty and Offence

    Philosophy professor Jonathan Wolff discusses 19th century classical liberal thinker John Stuart Mill’s famous ‘harm’ principle

    • 18 min
    Transcript -- Liberty and Offence

    Transcript -- Liberty and Offence

    Philosophy professor Jonathan Wolff discusses 19th century classical liberal thinker John Stuart Mill’s famous ‘harm’ principle

    Rousseau and Positive Freedom

    Rousseau and Positive Freedom

    Philosophy lecturer Derek Matravers explains 18th century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s line of thought in his great work, The Social Contract

    • 19 min
    Transcript -- Rousseau and Positive Freedom

    Transcript -- Rousseau and Positive Freedom

    Philosophy lecturer Derek Matravers explains 18th century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s line of thought in his great work, The Social Contract

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