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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...

Know Thyself

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Know Thyself Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2015
This animation explores how we can be sure we're the same person as we were yesterday and looks at John Locke's ideas on this.