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

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

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

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

In this course, Professor Anthony Price (Birkbeck College, London) explores Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. In the first module, we explore the central concept of eudaimonia, or happiness, in Aristotle's ethics, before turning in the second module to the concept of egocentricity:...

Prof. Anthony Price

Birkbeck College, London