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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...

7 lectures

1:17:32

Prof. John Marenbon

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience

In this course Jeremy Carrette (University of Kent) explores William James and religious experience. In the first module we introduce William James, and his classic 1902 text ‘The Varieties of Religious Experience’. After that, we explore some of...

6 lectures

1:05:28

Prof. Jeremy Carrette

Kent University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Wittgenstein's Language Games

In this course Dr Rupert Read (University of East Anglia) explores Wittgenstein’s language games, with special reference to religious language and belief. In the first module, we introduce language games in the context of Wittgenstein’s...

6 lectures

0:49:42

Dr Rupert Read

University of East Anglia

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

Religious Language – Negative, Analogical and Symbolic

In this course, Professor Simon Oliver (University of Durham) explores negative, positive, analogical and symbolic religious language. In the first module, we consider the problem of talking about an infinite God as finite creatures. In the...

6 lectures

0:56:53

Professor Simon Oliver

Durham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Limits of Knowledge (Scepticism)

In this course, Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett (University of Birmingham) explores the limits of knowledge (scepticism). In the first module, we contrast normal incredulity to philosophical scepticism, and examine various ways to remove grounds for...

7 lectures

1:10:24

Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett

Birmingham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Religious Pluralism

In this course Professor Gavin D’Costa (University of Bristol) explores religious pluralism in Christian thought. In the first module, we examine John Hick’s arguments for religious pluralism. After that, in the second module, we look at the...

4 lectures

0:39:51

Professor Gavin D'Costa

Bristol 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

Truth

In this course Professor Simon Blackburn FBA (University of Cambridge) explores truth. In the first module, we consider the three main classical approaches to truth: correspondence, coherence and pragmatism. After that, in the second lecture we...

5 lectures

0:52:40

Professor Simon Blackburn

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Cosmological Argument

In this course, Professor John Cottingham (University of Reading) explores the cosmological argument. In the first module, we introduce the a posteriori and inductive methods involved in cosmological arguments for God’s existence, and outline...

5 lectures

0:55:38

Prof. John Cottingham

Reading University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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...

6 lectures

0:40:19

Dr David Ingram

York University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Verificationism

In this course, Dr Arif Ahmed (University of Cambridge) explores the empirical verification principle. In the first module, we introduce the philosophical context in which verificationism arose. In the second module, we review the impact of...

5 lectures

0:40:43

Dr Arif Ahmed

Cambridge University

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