Philosophy

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

Philosophy

Metaethics: Moral Realism

Metaethics: Moral Realism

In this course, Professor Philip Stratton-Lake (University of Reading) explores what it means to be a moral realist. We begin in the first two modules by outlining the three commitments of moral realism. In the third module, we think about two arguments ...

Prof. Philip Stratton-Lake

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