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  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    By Karl Pike

    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 May 2017

  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single party create a collective perception of...
  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    By Dr Claire Hewson

    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson
  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    By Joshua Shepherd

    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them, says Joshua Shepherd.
  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    By Professor Paul Stenner

    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2016

  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com
    Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and considers what...
  • Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain

    Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life

    By The OpenLearn team

    Works such as War and Peace indicate Tolstoy struggled with the meaning of life. This piece explores...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2016

  • Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life

    Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jan 2016
    Works such as War and Peace indicate Tolstoy struggled with the meaning of life. This piece explores his pondering of life and death. 
  • What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide Creative commons image Icon The Open University / Pony image public domain by SaeKawaii under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide

    What is Plato's chariot allegory? How did Plato explain the soul using a chariot and two horses? We've got a really...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2015

  • What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide

    What did Plato believe about the human soul? The one minute guide Creative commons image Icon The Open University / Pony image public domain by SaeKawaii under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2015
    What is Plato's chariot allegory? How did Plato explain the soul using a chariot and two horses? We've got a really simple guide...
  • Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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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    Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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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    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Copyrighted image Icon 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. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

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