Philosophy Free Online Course by University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is offering Philosophy Free Online Course.  This On-Demand MOOC will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy.

In each module, a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. The course will start on January 16, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Subject: English
Institution: University of Edinburgh and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on January 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

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About This Course

This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We will begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? We’ll they spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

Topics you’ll learn about will include:

Epistemology, where we’ll consider what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it;

Philosophy of science, where University will investigate foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice;

Philosophy of Mind, where University will ask questions about what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained;

Moral Philosophy, where we’ll attempt to understand the nature of our moral judgements and reactions – whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and;

Metaphysics, where we’ll think through some fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.

Instructors

Dr. Dave Ward, Lecturer in Philosophy

Professor Duncan Pritchard, Professor of Philosophy

Professor Michela Massimi, Full Professor

Dr. Suilin Lavelle, Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Matthew Chrisman, Reader in Philosophy

Allan Hazlett

Dr. Alasdair Richmond, Dr.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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