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Confucian Ancestor Worship video icon

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Confucian Ancestor Worship

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, looks at Confucian ideals surrounding family and worshipping ancestors. 

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5 mins
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Can you believe in miracles? video icon

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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
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If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? video icon

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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
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How two halves make a whole

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores Aristophane's story about humans searching for their other half.

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5 mins
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Wittgenstein’s Beetle in the Box Analogy video icon

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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
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Love? What’s in it for me? video icon

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Love? What’s in it for me?

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, looks at how love is a selfish act that people only do so that they can feel good about themselves. 

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5 mins
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Sartre: Love is a hazardous, painful struggle video icon

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Sartre: Love is a hazardous, painful struggle

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, shows the conflict and danger of love from Jean-Paul Sartre's perspective. 

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5 mins
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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
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I love my mum (but not like that...) video icon

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I love my mum (but not like that...)

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, looks at the Oedipus and Electra complexes and how Edvard Westermarck saw these differently. 

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5 mins
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Does an invisible hand guide the economy? video icon

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Does an invisible hand guide the economy?

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, looks at the metaphor of the 'invisible hand' engineers the economy. 

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5 mins
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Science is based on fact. Cold, unchanging, unarguable facts. Or perhaps not. video icon

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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
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Plato's Philosopher Kings

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, digs deeper into democracy and proposes philosophers would be great leaders. 

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5 mins
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