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  • 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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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2015

  • Is democracy a good thing?

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

    Do you have a fixed character? Or do you play many roles based on the situation? Stephen Fry explains Erving Goffman...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2015

  • Erving Goffman and The Performed Self

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    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. 
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    Know Thyself

    This animation explores how we can be sure we're the same person as we were yesterday and looks at John Locke's ideas...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2015

  • Know Thyself

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    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. 
  • Key Questions in Philosophy with The Open University

    Our broad-ranging module 'Key Questions in Philosophy' investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth in...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2015

  • Key Questions in Philosophy with The Open University

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 09 Apr 2015
    Our broad-ranging module 'Key Questions in Philosophy' investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth in fiction, the justice of war, reason and...
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    The veil of ignorance

    This animation debates one of the most searching ideas of legal thought: John Rawls' assertion of the value of a veil...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2015

  • The veil of ignorance

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
    This animation debates one of the most searching ideas of legal thought: John Rawls' assertion of the value of a veil of ignorance.
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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2015

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

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

    Consider fundamental questions from six core areas of Philosophy: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2015

  • Exploring Philosophy with The Open University

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 01 Apr 2015
    Consider fundamental questions from six core areas of Philosophy: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and science; the mind; and political...
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    Ayn Rand and selfishness

    Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2015

  • Ayn Rand and selfishness

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    Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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. 
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