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Philosophy
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The ethics of cultural heritage free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

The ethics of cultural heritage

This free course, The ethics of cultural heritage, provides the basic theory behind the protection of cultural property in war zones and is presented in three parts: the protection of cultural property; the legal basis for that protection; and accounts of proportionality (that is, on deciding whether or not there is a feasible alternative to damaging cultural property).

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12 hrs
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Exploring philosophy: faking nature free course icon Level

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Exploring philosophy: faking nature

Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment looks. What if the environment could be restored to exactly how it looked before? Would that mean that no damage had been done, that the natural environment was as valuable as it had been before the commercial exploitation? This free course, Exploring philosophy: ------ nature, examines ‘the restoration thesis’, and provides an insight into philosophical study at postgraduate level.

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9 hrs
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Introducing philosophy

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study philosophy and the human situation.

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8 hrs
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The moral equality of combatants

This free course introduces and explores the idea of the moral equality of combatants and discusses the question of the basis of liability to killing in war. It invites students to understand and ------ the epistemological argument for the moral equality of combatants and other arguments for and against this idea.

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16 hrs
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Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy free course icon Level

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Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy

What is imagination and can philosophy define it in any meaningful way? This free course, Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy, will introduce you to some of the possible answers to these questions and will examine why philosophy has sometimes found it difficult to approach imagination. It will then go on to examine the relationship that imagination has to imagery and supposition, charting where these concepts overlap with imagination and where they diverge.

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20 hrs
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Philosophy: The nature of persons free course icon Level

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Philosophy: The nature of persons

What is a person? This free course, Philosophy: The nature of persons, examines this philosophical question concerning the nature of personhood. You will examine whether a 'person' is the same as a 'human being', and look at whether it is our free will that in the end defines us as a 'person'.

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15 hrs
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Nature & Environment 

The science of evolution

This free course, The science of evolution, debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

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5 hrs
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Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction free course icon Level

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Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction

This free course, Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction, examines the philosophical questions surrounding the mind. You will examine how beliefs have changed over the centuries and be able to contrast the views of Descartes with more modern ideas.

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20 hrs
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Emotion: An introductory picture free course icon Level

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Emotion: An introductory picture

What is emotion? This free course, Emotion: An introductory picture, takes a philosophical approach to this question in an attempt to understand why people respond to events in a certain way. Is there a difference between an emotion and a bodily feeling or is one a consequence of the other?

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20 hrs
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Introducing consciousness

What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This free course, Introducing consciousness, will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.

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20 hrs
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Language and thought: Introducing representation free course icon Level

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Language and thought: Introducing representation

How does what you say come to mean something? Does what you say inherently represent what you, the speaker, think it means, whatever that might be, or does what you say carry its own meaning, separate from your intentions in saying it? This free course, Language and thought: Introducing representation, introduces you to the key questions about how meaning is conveyed in language.

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20 hrs
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Two concepts of freedom

What defines individual freedom in a civilised society? Philosophers have argued over such questions for centuries. This free course, Two concepts of freedom, looks at a positive and a negative concept of freedom, asking you to think carefully about how freedom is restricted by our place in society and how it can vary from state to state.

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20 hrs