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  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of...
  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    By Karl Pike

    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 May 2017

  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single party create a collective perception of...
  • Genius of the Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Genius of the Modern World

    Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 May 2017

  • Genius of the Modern World

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    Genius of the Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Updated 01 May 2017
    Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.
  • Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

    By Dr Gerry Mooney, Dr Manuel Dries, Professor Paul Stenner

    Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 04 Apr 2017
    Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.
  • Political deliberation under conditions of deception: the case of Brexit Creative commons image Icon 'No Dunkirk Spirit Can Save Britain From Brexit Defeat' by Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
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    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2017

  • Political deliberation under conditions of deception: the case of Brexit

    Political deliberation under conditions of deception: the case of Brexit Creative commons image Icon 'No Dunkirk Spirit Can Save Britain From Brexit Defeat' by Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Setting out a philosophical analysis of Brexit
  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    By Dr Claire Hewson

    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson
  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    By Joshua Shepherd

    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them, says Joshua Shepherd.
  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Photo: Sage Ross / Window: Louis Comfort Tiffany

    OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept...

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    Updated on:

    07 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Photo: Sage Ross / Window: Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Updated 07 Dec 2016
    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.
  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    By Professor Paul Stenner

    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2016

  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com
    Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and considers what...

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...

    MA Philosophy part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    The module will introduce you to graduate-level philosophy, through the study of...

    Exploring philosophy

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This introduction to philosophy considers fundamental questions from six core...

    The philosophy dissertation

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Dec 2017
    The dissertation is the culmination of your MA in Philosophy and tests your...

    Key questions in philosophy

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This broad-ranging module investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth...
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