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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 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.

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

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Can you believe in miracles? Copyrighted image 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

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John Locke on Toleration Copyrighted image 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

A History of Ideas Copyrighted image 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. 

Socrates - Teacher, Paragon or Chatterbox?

Socrates - Teacher, Paragon or Chatterbox?
Introductory level Updated 03 Jul 2015
Dr Carolyn Price discusses the legacy of Socrates, the father of moral philosophy.

Is democracy a good thing?

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
Is democracy the best way to select who runs our country? Is it unequivocally a good thing? Professor Derek Matravers discusses Plato's argument...

How can I know anything at all?

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How can I know anything at all? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 17 Apr 2015
These short animations explore how we can know anything at all. 

Rene Descartes - “I think, therefore I am”

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Rene Descartes - “I think, therefore I am” Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
Stephen Fry explains Rene Descartes argument 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'. 

Erving Goffman and The Performed Self

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Erving Goffman and The Performed Self Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
Do you have a fixed character? Or do you play many roles based on the situation? Stephen Fry explains Erving Goffman's theory of the Performed Self...