Philosophy

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

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

Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

In this course, Professor John Marenbon (University of Cambridge) explores Medieval Philosophy through seven key thinkers. In the first module, we explore the philosophy of Avicenna, thinking in particular about his proof of existence of God and his views on...

Prof. John Marenbon

Cambridge University

History

Philosophy

The Political Thought of Karl Marx

The Political Thought of Karl Marx

In this course, Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol) introduces the political thought of Karl Marx. In the first module, we think about the way in which Marx has been re-interpreted over the last century and make some attempt to...

Prof. Terrell Carver

Bristol University

Philosophy

Classics

Plato: Apology

Plato: Apology

In this course, Professor Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield) explores Plato's Apology, his account of Socrates' trial for 'corrupting the youth' and 'not believing in the gods the state believes in' in Athens in 399 BC. The course begins by...

Professor Angie Hobbs

Sheffield University

Philosophy

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

In this course, Professor Adrian Moore (University of Oxford) explores Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals through eight key questions. In particular, we think about the fundamental difference between the three main strands of moral philosophy (consequentialism, deontology and...

Prof. Adrian Moore

Oxford University

Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

In this course, Professor Cottingham (University of Reading) explores René Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy. In the first module, we provide a brief introduction to Descartes himself and his philosophical system, as described in his Discourse on the Method. After...

Prof. John Cottingham

Reading University