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Philosophy for Beginners
Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.
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3.8 stars from 721 ratings
Great intro to the subject.
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Zillynutter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/21
Thought provoking and lucid
Great intro into some basic philosophic theories. Sound isn’t too bad but given at times there are interactions with the audience which are not picked up well by the microphone. For a university, professional sound recordings should be a given but the lecture is still well worth listening to.
paulwbmarsden via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/21
Good points and bad points
Appreciate an accessible intro to philosophy. But the recording quality is awful; distorted and tinny. It’s very difficult to listen to a poor quality recording for so long.
dxn_shxn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/21
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