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What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Mar 2014
The crisis in Crimea illustrates the egregious hypocrisy and unctuous sanctimony at the heart of western foreign policy, writes Mehdi Hasan.

To die or not to die?

To die or not to die? Copyrighted image Credit: Tyler Olson | Dreamstime.com
Updated 15 Jan 2014
As Hayley from Coronation Street says her farewells to life, with a little help from a loved one, we delve deeper into the debate about the right...

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Two concepts of freedom

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Two concepts of freedom Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 14 Nov 2013
What defines individual freedom in a civilised society? Philosophers have argued over such questions for centuries. This unit looks at various...

Introducing philosophy

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This unit will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities...

Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction

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Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 May 2012
This unit examines the philosophical questions surrounding the mind. You will examine how beliefs have changed over the centuries and be able to...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...