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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 BBC: A History of Ideas - Ayn Rand and selfishness

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OU on BBC: A History of Ideas - 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. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Buddhism's four Noble Truths

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Buddhism's four Noble Truths Copyrighted image Credit: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
Naomi Appleton, Chancellor's fellow in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, explores the Buddha's Four Noble Truths.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2015
In this episode of A History of Ideas, philosopher Jules Evans wants to prove there's been a revival of Aristotle's ideas about flourishing and how...

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? 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Our animation reveals what Marx thought about alienation, while in the radio episode, classicist Catherine Edwards looks at Roman philosopher...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - William Whiston and early modern science

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - William Whiston and early modern science Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2015
Our animation explores the idea of the divine watchmaker, while on Radio Historian Justin Champion discusses early modern comet theory.