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Key Questions in Philosophy with The Open University

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 09 Apr 2015
Our broad-ranging module 'Key Questions in Philosophy' investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth in fiction, the justice of war,...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - The veil of ignorance

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Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
Angie Hobbs, Leif Wenar and David Runciman debate one of the most searching ideas of legal thought: John Rawls' assertion of the value of a veil of...

How has technology changed us?

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How has technology changed us? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 18 Mar 2015
Technology and how it has changed us as human beings is outlined in these short animations.

What makes us human?

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What makes us human? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Jan 2015
Four thinkers explore what makes us human with these animations. 

What makes us human?

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What makes us human? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Jan 2015
These animations explore the question of what makes us human? 

How can I tell right from wrong?

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How can I tell right from wrong? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2015
Watch these animations to see how philosophers tell right from wrong.

Why are things beautiful?

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Why are things beautiful? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Nov 2014
The concept of beauty is explored in these short animations. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the brain

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the brain Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Is it really that simple to know what's the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do? 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the law

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Can the law tell us what is morally acceptable? Barrister Harry Potter, looks at what moral law might be. 

What does it mean to be free?

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What does it mean to be free? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Nov 2014
This series of animations explore the question: what does it mean to be free?