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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?

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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...

Regenerating the Doctor

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2013
In the past fifty years, we have seen many faces of the Doctor. But how do we identify them as the same person? Dr Keith Frankish explores the...

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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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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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Issues in contemporary social and political philosophy

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Issues in contemporary social and political philosophy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Dec 2012 Register by 13 Dec 2013
Building on the philosophy foundation course, explore issues going beyond simply academic philosophy – citizenship, nationalism, democracy and more...

Postgraduate foundation module in philosophy

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Postgraduate foundation module in philosophy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 600 hours Updated 07 Dec 2012 Register by 06 Dec 2013
Gain postgraduate-level skills in research, analysis and presentation of an argument, and explore some of the contemporary debates in philosophy on...

Exploring philosophy

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Exploring philosophy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Feb 2012 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Explores fundamental philosophical questions from six key areas: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and science; the mind; and...