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  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    By John Tomaney

    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2018

  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the city. Drawing upon two aspects of the...
  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2018

  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more recent ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ tours seen as...
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    The Global Philosopher

    The BBC in partnership with The Open University invites you to join the Global Philosophy Club.

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    Radio Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2018

  • The Global Philosopher

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Feb 2018
    The BBC in partnership with The Open University invites you to join the Global Philosophy Club.
  • Heritage in war

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Heritage in war

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions that need to be asked to protect cultural...
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    Freedom of speech

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Should there be limits to freedom of speech? Professor of Philosophy, Derek Matravers, explores this idea.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2018

  • Freedom of speech

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Jan 2018
    Should there be limits to freedom of speech? Professor of Philosophy, Derek Matravers, explores this idea.
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    Choose your own philosophy adventure

    'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2017

  • Choose your own philosophy adventure

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 05 Dec 2017
    'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you?
  • 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...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Oct 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Oct 2017
    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
  • 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?

    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

    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

    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...
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    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...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 May 2017

  • Genius of the Modern World

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    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.

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    Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Apr 2018

  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro...

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...

    MA Philosophy part 2

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    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018 Register by 21 Sep 2018
    The module will complete your study for the MA in Philosophy. You'll study: the...

    MA Philosophy part 1

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    The module will introduce you to graduate-level philosophy, through the study of...

    Exploring philosophy

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This introduction to philosophy considers fundamental questions from six core...

    Key questions in philosophy

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This broad-ranging module investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth...
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