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
Institution: University of Edinburgh and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on January 16, 2017
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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.
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.
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
Dr. Alasdair Richmond, Dr.
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