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Why Study Philosophers?

Derek Matravers considers what makes someone a philosopher and what makes a philosopher representative.

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The Is / Ought Problem

Our animation explores the is/ought problem.

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Edmund Burke on the sublime

Our animation holds a mirror up to Burke's ideas on what is sublime.

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5 mins
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The ancient conflict

Enjoy a philosophical exploration of the ancient conflict that simmers between Star Trek's Spock and  McCoy

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Is violence declining across history? A discussion on The Better Angels of Our Nature

Steven Pinker discusses his book, which claims that there has been a broad historical decline in rates of violence throughout human existence.

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OU Lecture 2009: Darwin and Wallace

Dawkins discusses the ideas of Blyth, Matthew, Wallace and Darwin and begins to explore neo-Darwinism.

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OU Lecture 2009: The fifth bridge

Dawkins explores the ideas of Darwin’s peers including Fleeming Jenkin and Sewall Wright, and discusses how close Darwin came to Mendelism.

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OU Lecture 2009: Download the lecture

The full lecture to download as an mp3.

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OU Lecture 2009: Solving the riddle

Random chance, design or cumulative natural selection? Dawkins explores how Darwin and his peers solved the riddle of life.

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OU Lecture 2009: Developing natural selection

Professor Richard Dawkins discusses Darwin’s peers and the development of the theory of Natural Selection.

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Darwin and philosophy

Derek Matravers of The Open University's Philosophy Department, considers how Darwin's thought gave a boost to Hume's ideas and how Darwinian thought relates to ethical philosophy.

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Hume on trust

Matt Matravers, of the Department of Politics, the University of York, outlines David Hume's approach to the question of trust.

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