Philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day, via Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, and others.
Metaethics: Moral Realism
In this course, Professor Philip Stratton-Lake (University of Reading) explores what it means to be a moral realist. We begin in the first two modules by outlining the three commitments of moral realism. In the third module, we think about two arguments ...
Prof. Philip Stratton-Lake
In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about utilitarianism, one of the three major normative ethical theories alongside Kantian deontological ethics and virtue ethics. In the first module, we introduce the concept of a moral theory ...
Dr Iain Law
Kantian Deontological Ethics
In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about Kantian deontological ethics, one of the three main normative ethical theories alongside utilitarianism and virtue ethics. We begin in the first module by introducing the ...
Dr Iain Law
The Philosophy of John Locke
In this course, Dr Barnaby Walker (University of Warwick) explores the work of the seventeenth-century philosopher John Locke. We begin with a general overview of Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding and its key themes, before ...
Dr Barney Walker
The Philosophy of Time
In this course, Dr Nikk Effingham (University of Birmingham) explores the philosophy of time. We begin by thinking about whether only the present exists (Presentism) or whether the past and future also exist (Eternalism), focusing in particular on two ...
Dr Nikk Effingham
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 major ...
Dr David Ingram