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General Philosophy

A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.  (Also available here)

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1 get icon 1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy philosophy, scepticism, skepticism, epistemology, ontology
2 get icon 1.2 The Background of Early Modern Philosophy plato, aristotle, stoics, epicureans, christianity, middle ages, renaissance, philosophy, aquinas
3 get icon 1.3 Science from Aristotle to Galileo philosophy, aristotle, galileo, science, religion, astronomy
4 get icon 1.4 From Galileo to Descartes philosophy, descartes, meditations, galileo, scepticism, skepticism, religion, aristotle, astronomy
5 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 1 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
6 get icon 2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 aristotle, descartes, renaissance, science, astronomy, philosophy, mathematics, society, religion, christianity
7 get icon 2.2 Thomas Hobbes: The Monster of Malmesbury hobbes, civil war, leviathan, causation, philosophy, materialism
8 get icon 2.3 Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton boyle, corpuscularian, corpuscles, mathematics, atoms, science, philosophy, newton, gravity, physics
9 get icon 2.4 John Locke locke, empiricism, rationalism, philosophy, human understanding, treatise, government, perception
10 get icon 2.5 Nicolas Malebranche and George Berkeley malebranche, berkeley, idealism, god, causation, empiricism, perception, philosophy
11 get icon 2.6 David Hume philosophy, hume, david hume, history
12 get icon 2.7 Overview: Kant and Modern Science philosophy, kant, immanuel kant, hume, history
13 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 2 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
14 get icon 3.1 Hume's Argument Concerning Induction philosophy, hume, induction, knowledge, truth, experience
15 get icon 3.2 Responses to Hume's Famous Argument philosophy, Hume, induction, knowledge, truth, experience, reason, strawson, reichenbach, mellor
16 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 3 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
17 get icon 4.1 Scepticism about the External World philosophy, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, external world, vertical scepticism, meditations, horizontal scepticism, epistemology, knowledge, perception
18 get icon 4.2 Possible Answers to External World Scepticism philosophy, scepticism, skepticism, reason, knowledge, logic, descartes, moore
19 get icon 4.3 Cartesian Dualism philosophy, dualism, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, mind, body, knowledge, truth, meditations
20 get icon 4.4 The Mind-Body Problem philosophy, dualism, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, mind, body, knowledge, truth, strawson, ryle
21 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 4 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
22 get icon 5.1 Introdution to Knowledge philosophy, knowledge, scepticism, skepticism, epistemology, ayer, descartes
23 get icon 5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge philosophy, knowledge, scepticism, skepticism, belief, epistemology, infinite regress, ayer
24 get icon 5.3 Gettier and Other Complications philosophy, knowledge, gettier, truth, epistemology, belief
25 get icon 5.4 Scepticism, Externalism and the Ethics of Belief philosophy, knowledge, epistemology, belief, putnam, gettier, descartes, moore, truth
26 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 5 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint


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1 get icon 1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy philosophy, scepticism, skepticism, epistemology, ontology
2 get icon 1.2 The Background of Early Modern Philosophy plato, aristotle, stoics, epicureans, christianity, middle ages, renaissance, philosophy, aquinas
3 get icon 1.3 Science from Aristotle to Galileo philosophy, aristotle, galileo, science, religion, astronomy
4 get icon 1.4 From Galileo to Descartes philosophy, descartes, meditations, galileo, scepticism, skepticism, religion, aristotle, astronomy
5 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 1 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
6 get icon 2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 aristotle, descartes, renaissance, science, astronomy, philosophy, mathematics, society, religion, christianity
7 get icon 2.2 Thomas Hobbes: The Monster of Malmesbury hobbes, civil war, leviathan, causation, philosophy, materialism
8 get icon 2.3 Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton boyle, corpuscularian, corpuscles, mathematics, atoms, science, philosophy, newton, gravity, physics
9 get icon 2.4 John Locke locke, empiricism, rationalism, philosophy, human understanding, treatise, government, perception
10 get icon 2.5 Nicolas Malebranche and George Berkeley malebranche, berkeley, idealism, god, causation, empiricism, perception, philosophy
11 get icon 2.6 David Hume philosophy, hume, david hume, history
12 get icon 2.7 Overview: Kant and Modern Science philosophy, kant, immanuel kant, hume, history
13 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 2 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
14 get icon 3.1 Hume's Argument Concerning Induction philosophy, hume, induction, knowledge, truth, experience
15 get icon 3.2 Responses to Hume's Famous Argument philosophy, Hume, induction, knowledge, truth, experience, reason, strawson, reichenbach, mellor
16 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 3 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
17 get icon 4.1 Scepticism of the External World philosophy, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, external world, meditations, epistemology, knowledge, perception
18 get icon 4.2 Possible Answers to External World Scepticism scepticism, skepticism, philosophy, reason, knowledge, logic, descartes, moore
19 get icon 4.3 Cartesian Dualism philosophy, dualism, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, mind, body, knowledge, truth, meditations
20 get icon 4.4 The Mind-Body Problem philosophy, dualism, descartes, scepticism, skepticism, mind, body, knowledge, truth, strawson, ryle
21 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 4 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint
22 get icon 5.1 Introdution to Knowledge philosophy, knowledge, scepticism, skepticism, epistemology, ayer, descartes
23 get icon 5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge philosophy, knowledge, scepticism, skepticism, belief, epistemology, infinite regress, ayer
24 get icon 5.3 Gettier and Other Complications philosophy, knowledge, gettier, truth, epistemology, belief
25 get icon 5.4 Scepticism, Externalism and the Ethics of Belief philosophy, knowledge, epistemology, belief, putnam, gettier, descartes, moore, truth
26 get icon General Philosophy Lecture 5 (slides) philosophy, millican, slides, powerpoint

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