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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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Choose your own philosophy adventure

'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure interactive that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you?

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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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Arendt

Jonathan Rée introduces the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.

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OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.

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OpenLearn Live: 29th February 2016

The father of the original superman wasn't Jor-El, and not everyone uses social media in the same way. Free learning throughout the day.

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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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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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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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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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John Nash (1928 - 2015)

Introducing John Nash, inventor of The Prisoner's Dilemma and game theory.

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Lex Talionis and Retribution

This animation explores the idea of retribution and 'an eye for an eye..' theory. 

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