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Buddhism's four Noble Truths video icon

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Buddhism's four Noble Truths

This animation explores the Buddha's Four Noble Truths.

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Investigating Psychology

Investigate the conceptual and historical issues in Psychology with this interactive feature.

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Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud activity icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.

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Blade Runner: What's the balance between science and fiction? video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Blade Runner: What's the balance between science and fiction?

How does Blade Runner shape up as a piece of work when real scientists look at its workings?

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10 mins
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OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015 article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015

The man who started a two-wheeled craze. Then more free learning through the day.

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Civil Disobedience video icon

History & The Arts 

Civil Disobedience

Should you follow your conscience and break the law if you feel it is morally right, rather than be a cog in an unjust system? Stephen Fry investigates some people in history who believed so. 

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5 mins
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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 of ignorance.

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5 mins
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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What is justice? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

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

Melvyn Bragg discusses the big question "What is justice?" along with four guests. 

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Ayn Rand and selfishness video icon

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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 Rand. 

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5 mins
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Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic video icon

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Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic

The founder of sociology, Max Weber drilled in the value of hard work into our everyday ethic. 

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5 mins
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Aristotle on flourishing

This animation looks at Aristotle's ideas about flourishing and how to live a good life.

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5 mins
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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life? article icon

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life?

Melvyn Bragg and his four guests delve deeper into the philosophy of how we live a good life. 

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