Philosophy

Philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day, via Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, and others.

Philosophy

Metaethics: Moral Anti-Realism

Metaethics: Moral Anti-Realism

In this course, Dr Luke Elson (University of Reading) explores what it means to be a moral anti-realist. We begin in the first module by thinking about what moral anti-realism actually is. After that, in the second module, we outline four reasons why ...

Dr Luke Elson

Reading University

Philosophy

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about utilitarianism, one of the three major normative ethical theories alongside Kantian deontological ethics and virtue ethics. In the first module, we introduce the concept of a moral theory ...

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University

Philosophy

Kantian Deontological Ethics

Kantian Deontological Ethics

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about Kantian deontological ethics, one of the three main normative ethical theories alongside utilitarianism and virtue ethics. We begin in the first module by introducing the ...

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University

Philosophy

The Philosophy of John Locke

The Philosophy of John Locke

In this course, Dr Barnaby Walker (University of Warwick) explores the work of the seventeenth-century philosopher John Locke. We begin with a general overview of Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding and its key themes, before ...

Dr Barney Walker

Warwick University

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Time

The Philosophy of Time

In this course, Dr Nikk Effingham (University of Birmingham) explores the philosophy of time. We begin by thinking about whether only the present exists (Presentism) or whether the past and future also exist (Eternalism), focusing in particular on two ...

Dr Nikk Effingham

Birmingham University

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Time: Presentism

The Philosophy of Time: Presentism

In this course, Dr David Ingram (University of York) explores the philosophy of time, focusing in particular on the theory of Presentism. We begin by providing a broad introduction to Presentism and comparing and contrasting it with two other major ...

Dr David Ingram

York University

English Literature

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Literature

The Philosophy of Literature

In this course, Professor Peter Lamarque (University of York) provides a broad introduction to the philosophy of literature. In the first module, we think about what philosophy actually is. What kinds of questions does the philosopher of literature ...

Prof. Peter Lamarque

York University

Philosophy

Metaethics: Do Moral Reasons Exist?

Metaethics: Do Moral Reasons Exist?

In this course, Professor James Lenman (University of Sheffield) explores one of the key questions in meta-ethics: do objective moral reasons exist? After a brief discussion of what we mean when we talk about reasons, we spend the bulk of ...

Prof. James Lenman

Sheffield University

Philosophy

Knowledge and Belief

Knowledge and Belief

In this course, Dr Barney Walker (University of Warwick) considers three aspects of knowledge and belief. In the first three modules, we explore the idea of knowledge as justified true belief, focusing in particular on the concept of analysing knowledge ...

Dr Barney Walker

Warwick University

Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion: The Nature of God

Philosophy of Religion: The Nature of God

In this course, Professor Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham) discusses the concept and nature of God, focusing in particular on God’s ‘omni-attributes’: omniscience, omnipotence, and omnibenevolence. In the first module, we outline ...

Prof. Yujin Nagasawa

Birmingham University

Philosophy

Virtue Ethics

Virtue Ethics

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about virtue ethics, one of the three major normative ethical theories alongside utilitarianism and Kantian deontological ethics. We begin in the first module by providing a broad introduction ...

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University

Philosophy

Classics & Ancient History

Seneca: Letters

Seneca: Letters

In this course, Dr Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores Seneca’s Epistulae Morales. We begin by providing a brief overview of Seneca’s life and literary output, before focusing in more detail on the letter as a literary form....

Dr Liz Gloyn

Royal Holloway, London