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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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    • 3.8, 212 Ratings

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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3.8 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

JrWho1 ,

Very good intro

A good intro to philosophy. I just wish that at the time I knew that there was a video version of this collection.

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Lecturer needs to repeat questions from the audience

Because the lecturer doesn’t repeat the audience questions a great deal of the lecture is missed. Also she doesn’t describe what is being pointed to or drawn by her on the board. Probably stimulating in person but these technical issues impact the quality.

g#42 ,

Facinating

I love this podcast because it makes me sit down and really think About things I usually brush over.

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