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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,...

Ayn Rand and selfishness

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Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Credit: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn Rand. 

Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic

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Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Mar 2015
The founder of sociology, Max Weber drilled in the value of hard work into our everyday ethic. 

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. 

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? 

Diotima’s Ladder: From Lust to Morality

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Diotima’s Ladder: From Lust to Morality Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2014
This animation looks at Plato's 'The Symposium' and Socrates recollection of Diotima's theory on beauty.