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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - The veil of ignorance

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - The veil of ignorance Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
Angie Hobbs, Leif Wenar and David Runciman debate one of the most searching ideas of legal thought: John Rawls' assertion of the value of a veil of...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What is justice?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What is justice? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
Melvyn Bragg discusses the big question "What is justice?" along with four guests. 

Exploring Philosophy with The Open University

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 01 Apr 2015
Our course 'Exploring Philosophy' considers fundamental questions from six core areas: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and...

OU on BBC: A History of Ideas - Ayn Rand and selfishness

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OU on BBC: A History of Ideas - Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Credit: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn Rand. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Buddhism's four Noble Truths

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Buddhism's four Noble Truths Copyrighted image Credit: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
Naomi Appleton, Chancellor's fellow in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, explores the Buddha's Four Noble Truths.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Mar 2015
The founder of sociology, Max Weber drilled in the value of hard work into our everyday ethic. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2015
In this episode of A History of Ideas, philosopher Jules Evans wants to prove there's been a revival of Aristotle's ideas about flourishing and how...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Mar 2015
Melvyn Bragg and his four guests delve deeper into the philosophy of how we live a good life. 

How has technology changed us?

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How has technology changed us? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 18 Mar 2015
Technology and how it has changed us as human beings is outlined in these short animations.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Our animation reveals what Marx thought about alienation, while in the radio episode, classicist Catherine Edwards looks at Roman philosopher...