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  • 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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    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?

    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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    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.

    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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    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?

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • Can you believe in miracles?

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    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

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2015

  • John Locke on Toleration

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    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

    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

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    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?

    By Carolyn Price

    Dr Carolyn Price discusses the legacy of Socrates, the father of moral philosophy.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Jul 2015

  • 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?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Is democracy the best way to select who runs our country? Is it unequivocally a good thing? Professor Derek Matravers...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2015

  • 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 against...
  • How can I know anything at all?

    These short animations explore how we can know anything at all. 

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    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2015

  • How can I know anything at all?

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    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”

    Stephen Fry explains Rene Descartes argument 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'.

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2015

  • Rene Descartes - “I think, therefore I am”

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
    Stephen Fry explains Rene Descartes argument 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'.
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