Philosophy & Religious Studies


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

Augustine on Human Nature

In this course Professor Lewis Ayres (Durham University) explores St. Augustine of Hippo’s views on human nature. In the first module, we introduce Augustine’s views on the experience of human nature, as told through his major works ‘The City of...

6 lectures

0:55:32

Professor Lewis Ayres

Durham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Aquinas on Conscience

In this course Dr Daniel De Haan (University of Oxford) explores St. Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of conscience. In the first module we introduce Aquinas’ account of practical reason, and its relevance to the doctrine of conscience. After that, we...

5 lectures

0:51:31

Dr Daniel De Haan

Oxford University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Ethical Egoism

In this course Professor Saul Newman (Goldsmiths University) explores ethical egoism: the normative theory which claims that moral actions ought to be motivated by self-interest. In the first module we introduce ethical egoism, and distinguish...

6 lectures

0:55:26

Professor Saul Newman

Goldsmiths, University of London

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

Sexual Ethics

In this course Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) takes a look at sexual ethics. In the first module, we introduce the content of traditionalist sexual ethics, before moving on to arguments in favour of, and objections to traditionalism. In...

8 lectures

1:05:50

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham 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

The Infinite

In this course Adrian Moore (University of Oxford) explores the infinite in metaphysics and theology, through a historical approach. In the first module we think about what we mean by the infinite. After that, we explore the Ancient Greeks and...

6 lectures

0:39:38

Prof. Adrian Moore

Oxford University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Direct Realism

In this course, Dr Laura Gow explores the theory of perception known as direct realism. In the first module, we think about why perception is so important to us, before contrasting direct realism with another popular theory of perception: indirect...

7 lectures

0:59:52

Dr Laura Gow

Liverpool University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

What is Knowledge?

In this course, Dr Arif Ahmed (University of Cambridge) explores the question ‘What is knowledge?’. In the first module, we introduce the idea of ‘analysing’ knowledge and arrive at the classical, tripartite definition of knowledge as justified...

5 lectures

0:55:23

Dr Arif Ahmed

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Metaethics

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of philosophy known as metaethics. In the first module, we provide an introduction to metaethics itself, including the difference between...

7 lectures

1:04:44

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Metaethics: Moral Anti-Realism

In this course, Dr Luke Elson (University of Reading) explores what it means to be a moral anti-realist. We begin in the first module by thinking about what moral anti-realism actually is. After that, in the second module, we outline four reasons...

8 lectures

0:52:58

Dr Luke Elson

Reading University

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