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  • 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 New content
    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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    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...
  • 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:

    24 May 2016

  • Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 May 2016
    Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.
  • How To Die: Simon's Choice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Graham Smith - Minnow Films

    How To Die: Simon's Choice

    The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.

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    11 Mar 2016

  • How To Die: Simon's Choice

    How To Die: Simon's Choice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Graham Smith - Minnow Films
    Updated 11 Mar 2016
    The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.
  • How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub

    Have your say, learn more about the issues and discuss the key themes covered by 'How to Die: Simon's Choice'.

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    29 Jan 2016

  • How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub

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    How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 29 Jan 2016
    Have your say, learn more about the issues and discuss the key themes covered by 'How to Die: Simon's Choice'.
  • Do we have a right to die? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Do we have a right to die?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?

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    27 Jan 2016

  • Do we have a right to die?

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    Do we have a right to die? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 27 Jan 2016
    Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?
  • Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain

    Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life

    By The OpenLearn team

    Works such as War and Peace indicate Tolstoy struggled with the meaning of life. This piece explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2016

  • Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life

    Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jan 2016
    Works such as War and Peace indicate Tolstoy struggled with the meaning of life. This piece explores his pondering of life and death. 

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...

    Key questions in philosophy

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    Key questions in philosophy
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This broad-ranging module investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth...

    The philosophy dissertation

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Dec 2017
    Complete your MA in Philosophy with a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words, on a...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...

    Exploring philosophy

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    Exploring philosophy
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explores fundamental philosophical questions from six key areas: the self;...
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