Philosophy & Religious Studies


Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Mind-Body Problem

In this course Dr Ralph Weir (University of Lincoln) explores the mind-body problem. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the mind-body problem, and consider the kind of perception involved in developing an account of the mind-body...

6 lectures

0:45:25

Dr Ralph Weir

Lincoln University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Pelagius on Free Will

In this course Dr Ali Bonner (University of Cambridge) looks at the life and works of Pelagius, with special reference to his views on free will. In the first module we introduce Pelagius by examining who he was and what we know about him, and...

6 lectures

0:57:02

Dr Ali Bonner

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Aquinas on Natural Law

In this course Dr Daniel De Haan (University of Oxford) examines Aquinas’ ethics of natural law. In the first module, we situate Aquinas’ account of natural law within his overarching theological worldview. Then, we look at Aquinas’ four kinds of...

6 lectures

1:08:10

Dr Daniel De Haan

Oxford University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Person of Jesus

In this course Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) examines the identities associated with the person of Jesus. In the first module, we introduce the person of Jesus by providing some historical background, and assessing the nature...

6 lectures

1:01:58

Dr James Carleton Paget

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Animal Ethics - Issues of Non-human Life and Death

In this course Dr Angie Pepper (University of Roehampton) examines issues of life and death involving non-human animals. In this course we look at both the normative theories that govern our perspectives on the treatment of non-human animals, and...

6 lectures

1:05:47

Dr Angie Pepper

Roehampton University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Theodicies and the Problem of Evil

In this course Dr Bethany Sollereder (University of Oxford) takes us on a theological journey into theodicies: attempts to justify God’s existence in light of the problems of evil and suffering. We begin by asking the question: what is theodicy?...

5 lectures

0:36:32

Dr Bethany Sollereder

Oxford University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Boethius on God, Eternity, and Free Will

In this course Professor John Marenbon (University of Cambridge) examines Boethius and the problem of prescience, and how Boethius’ response to this problem shapes our understanding of divine eternity and human free will. In the first module, we...

6 lectures

0:51:19

Prof. John Marenbon

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Augustine on Human Nature

In this course Professor Lewis Ayres (Durham University) explores St. Augustine of Hippo’s views on human nature. In the first module, we introduce Augustine’s views on the experience of human nature, as told through his major works ‘The City of...

6 lectures

0:55:32

Professor Lewis Ayres

Durham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Aquinas on Conscience

In this course Dr Daniel De Haan (University of Oxford) explores St. Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of conscience. In the first module we introduce Aquinas’ account of practical reason, and its relevance to the doctrine of conscience. After that, we...

5 lectures

0:51:31

Dr Daniel De Haan

Oxford University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Ethical Egoism

In this course Professor Saul Newman (Goldsmiths University) explores ethical egoism: the normative theory which claims that moral actions ought to be motivated by self-interest. In the first module we introduce ethical egoism, and distinguish...

6 lectures

0:55:26

Professor Saul Newman

Goldsmiths, University of London

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Death and the Afterlife

In this course Dr Chris Deacy (University of Kent) explores death and the afterlife. In the first module, we think about some questions raised by the fact of death and the prospect of an afterlife. After that, we look at the role of Heaven,...

6 lectures

0:51:16

Dr Chris Deacy

Kent University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Sexual Ethics

In this course Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) takes a look at sexual ethics. In the first module, we introduce the content of traditionalist sexual ethics, before moving on to arguments in favour of, and objections to traditionalism. In...

8 lectures

1:05:50

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University

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