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  • 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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    Article

    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. 
  • What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide Creative commons image Icon The Open University / Pony image public domain by SaeKawaii under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide

    What is Plato's chariot allegory? How did Plato explain the soul using a chariot and two horses? We've got a really...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2015

  • What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide

    What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide Creative commons image Icon The Open University / Pony image public domain by SaeKawaii under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2015
    What is Plato's chariot allegory? How did Plato explain the soul using a chariot and two horses? We've got a really simple guide...
  • The Death of Socrates

    Why was Socrates killed? Learn the reasons for his death.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2015

  • The Death of Socrates

    Introductory level Updated 24 Jul 2015
    Why was Socrates killed? Learn the reasons for his death.
  • The Life of Socrates

    Who was Socrates? Find out what we know about his life.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2015

  • The Life of Socrates

    Introductory level Updated 24 Jul 2015
    Who was Socrates? Find out what we know about his life.
  • Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy

    This animation looks at Wittgenstein's thinking that problems were caused by a 'bewitchment of language'.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy

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    Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
    This animation looks at Wittgenstein's thinking that problems were caused by a 'bewitchment of language'.
  • If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

    This animation explores Bishop George Berkeley who though the only things that truly exists are minds and ideas.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

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    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
    This animation explores Bishop George Berkeley who though the only things that truly exists are minds and ideas.
  • Science is based on fact. Cold, unchanging, unarguable facts. Or perhaps not. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Science is based on fact. Cold, unchanging, unarguable facts. Or perhaps not.

    Can scientific theories only really be called 'scientific' if they can be proven false? Karl Popper thought so...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • Science is based on fact. Cold, unchanging, unarguable facts. Or perhaps not.

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    Science is based on fact. Cold, unchanging, unarguable facts. Or perhaps not. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
    Can scientific theories only really be called 'scientific' if they can be proven false? Karl Popper thought so...
  • Can you believe in miracles? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Can you believe in miracles?

    This animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores David Hume's thinking behind miracles versus extraordinary events.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • Can you believe in miracles?

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    Can you believe in miracles? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
    This animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores David Hume's thinking behind miracles versus extraordinary events.
  • John Locke on Toleration Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    John Locke on Toleration

    This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores persuading people to change their beliefs by force. 

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • John Locke on Toleration

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    John Locke on Toleration Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
    This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores persuading people to change their beliefs by force. 
  • A History of Ideas Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    A History of Ideas

    This major new 60-part radio series offers a fresh take on some of the big philosophical questions of our age. 

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    Radio Programme

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2015

  • A History of Ideas

    A History of Ideas Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Intermediate level Updated 15 Jul 2015
    This major new 60-part radio series offers a fresh take on some of the big philosophical questions of our age. 
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