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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 854 ratings
Fragmented, awkward, frustrating
The format of the first ‘romp through’ episode is really off putting. The lecturer interacts with her live audience but we can’t hear their responses and her ability to smoothly integrate their points into a coherent presentation of the material is limited and so the overall effect is fragmented,...Read full review »
op1972 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/07/22
Nice lecture not so nice audio
Only listened to one episode so far, but definitely will go through all after digesting all the info. Great for covering the basics
mira921809 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/21
Great intro to the subject.
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Zillynutter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/21
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Published 04/16/12
Reading list for the Philosophy for Beginners series of podcasts. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Published 04/16/12
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Published 01/09/09
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