Philosophy

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

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

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

Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion: The Problem of Evil

Philosophy of Religion: The Problem of Evil

In this course, Professor John Cottingham (University of Reading) explores of the key issues in the philosophy of religion: the problem of evil. We begin by thinking about the attributes of god and the logical problem of evil. Is it...

Prof. John Cottingham

Reading University