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Philosophy for Beginners

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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1 get 62:06 A romp through the history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day. philosophy, pre-socatics, philosophical history
2 get 94:29 The philosophical method - logic and argument philosophy, logic and argument, philosophical method
3 get 90:31 Metaphysics and Epistemology philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology
4 get 87:55 Philosophy of language and mind philosophy, rationality, consciousness

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1 get 62:06 A romp through the history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day. philosophy, pre-socatics, philosophical history
2 get 94:29 The philosophical method - logic and argument philosophy, logic and argument, philosophical method
3 get 92:41 Ethics and politics philosophy, ethical philosophy, political philosophy
4 get 90:31 Metaphysics and Epistemology philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology
5 get 87:55 Philosophy of language and mind philosophy, rationality, consciousness

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