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Неделя
1
Часов на завершение
2 ч. на завершение

What is Philosophy?

(Dr. Dave Ward) We’ll start the course by thinking about what Philosophy actually is: what makes it different from other subjects? What are its distinctive aims and methods? We'll also think about why the questions that philosophers attempt to answer are often thought to be both fundamental and important, and have a look at how philosophy is actually practiced. Finally, we'll briefly touch upon two very influential philosophers' answers to the question of how we can know whether, in any given case, there really is a right way of thinking about things....
Reading
4 видео ((всего 47 мин.)), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video4 видео
Philosophy: Difficult, Important and Everywhere11мин
Philosophy: How Do We Do It?17мин
Is There A 'Right Way' To Think About Things?6мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
About this Course10мин
Module: What is Philosophy?10мин
Optional Reading10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Practice: What is Philosophy?8мин
What is Philosophy?10мин
Неделя
2
Часов на завершение
1 ч. на завершение

Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?

(Dr. Matthew Chrisman) We all live with some sense of what is good or bad, some feelings about which ways of conducting ourselves are better or worse. But what is the status of these moral beliefs, senses, or feelings? Should we think of them as reflecting hard, objective facts about our world, of the sort that scientists could uncover and study? Or should we think of moral judgements as mere expressions of personal or cultural preferences? In this module we’ll survey some of the different options that are available when we’re thinking about these issues, and the problems and prospects for each....
Reading
4 видео ((всего 44 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video4 видео
Objectivism, Relativism and Emotivism13мин
Objections to Objectivism, Relativism and Emotivism11мин
Further Discussion7мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: Morality: Objective, Emotive or Relative?10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?12мин
Часов на завершение
1 ч. на завершение

What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?

(Professor Duncan Pritchard) We know a lot of things – or, at least, we think we do. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that studies knowledge; what it is, and the ways we can come to have it. In this module, we’ll take a tour through some of the issues that arise in this branch of philosophy. In particular, we’ll think about what radical scepticism means for our claims to knowledge. How can we know something is the case if we’re unable to rule out possibilities that are clearly incompatible with it? ...
Reading
5 видео ((всего 56 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
The Classical Account of Knowledge and the Gettier Problem18мин
Do We Have Any Knowledge?10мин
Further Discussion 110мин
Further Discussion 23мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?12мин
Часов на завершение
24 минуты на завершение

Week 2 review

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Reading
1 тест
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?20мин
What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?24мин
Неделя
3
Часов на завершение
1 ч. на завершение

Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?

(Dr. Guy Fletcher) The laws of a state govern what we can and cannot do within that state. But do we have an obligation to obey those laws? In this module, we'll discuss this question, together with some of the main positions that philosophers have developed in response to it. We'll start off by examining what obeying the law means exactly. Then we'll look at three factors that might form the basis of an obligation to follow the law. Finally, we'll discuss what the consequences might be if the problem can't be solved....
Reading
7 видео ((всего 27 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video7 видео
The Grounds of Political Obligation2мин
Gratitude and Benefit4мин
Consent8мин
Fairness3мин
What if the Problem Can't Be Solved?1мин
Summary1мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?20мин
Часов на завершение
1 ч. на завершение

Should You Believe What You Hear?

(Dr. Allan Hazlett) Much of what we think about the world we believe on the basis of what other people say. But is this trust in other people's testimony justified? In this module, we’ll investigate how this question was addressed by two great philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume (1711 - 1776) and Thomas Reid (1710 - 1796). Hume and Reid's dispute about testimony represents a clash between two worldviews that would continue to clash for centuries: a skeptical and often secular worldview, eager to question everything (represented by Hume), and a conservative and often religious worldview, keen to defend common sense (represented by Reid). ...
Reading
5 видео ((всего 25 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
Reid's Challenge to Hume2мин
Reid's Argument5мин
Kant, the Enlightenment and Intellectual Autonomy4мин
The Value of Intellectual Autonomy3мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: Should You Believe What You Hear?10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: Should You Believe What You Hear?8мин
Часов на завершение
20 минуты на завершение

Week 3 review

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Reading
1 тест
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?20мин
Should You Believe What You Hear?20мин
Неделя
4
Часов на завершение
2 ч. на завершение

Minds, Brains and Computers

(Dr. Suilin Lavelle) If you’re reading this, then you’ve got a mind. But what is a mind, and what does it take to have one? Should we understand minds as sets of dispositions to behave in certain ways, as patterns of neural activation, or as akin to programmes that are run on the computational hardware of our brains? In this module, we’ll look at how and why recent philosophy of mind and psychology has embraced each of these options in turn, and think about the problems and prospects for each. ...
Reading
7 видео ((всего 57 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video7 видео
Physicalism: Identity Theory and Functionalism13мин
Functionalism and What Mental States Do8мин
Functionalism and Functional Complexity4мин
Minds vs. Machines: The Turing Test and the Chinese Room11мин
Minds vs. Machines: Problems for the Computational View of the Mind4мин
Further Discussion4мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: Mind, Brains and Computers10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: Minds, Brains and Computers24мин
Часов на завершение
1 ч. на завершение

Are Scientific Theories True?

(Professor Michela Massimi) In this module we will explore a central and ongoing debate in contemporary philosophy of science: whether or not scientific theories are true. Or better, whether a scientific theory needs to be 'true' to be good at all. The answer to this question comes in two main varieties. Scientific realists believe that theories ought to be true in order to be good. We will analyse their main argument for this claim (which goes under the name of 'no miracles argument'), and some prominent objections to it. Scientific antirealists, on the other hand, defend the view that there is nothing special about 'truth' and that scientific theories and scientific progress can be understood without appeal to it. The aim of this session is to present both views, their main arguments, and prospects....
Reading
7 видео ((всего 29 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video7 видео
Saving the Phenomena? Ptolemeic Astronomy5мин
Truth? Galileo and Copernican Astronomy2мин
Scientific Realism and the No Miracles Argument3мин
Scientific Anti-Realism: Constructive Empiricism7мин
Realist Rejoinders: Inference to the Best Explanation5мин
Concluding Summary2мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Module: Are Scientific Theories True?10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice: Are Scientific Theories True?16мин
Часов на завершение
20 минуты на завершение

Week 4 review

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Reading
1 тест
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Minds, Brains and Computers20мин
Are Scientific Theories True?20мин
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автор: LTSep 2nd 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.

автор: CCOct 8th 2015

Great explanations that is broken down with examples for understanding. Quizzes test for your understanding of the topic rather than just the textbook explanations. Challenging and thought revoking.

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Dr. Dave Ward

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Professor Michela Massimi

Full Professor
Philosophy
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Dr. Suilin Lavelle

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Dr. Matthew Chrisman

Reader in Philosophy
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Guy Fletcher

Lecturer
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Elinor Mason

Senior Lecturer
Philosophy

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