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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’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll 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 we’ll investigate foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind, where we’ll ask questions about what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained; Political Philosophy, where we'll investigate whether we have an obligation to obey the law; 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 free will and the nature of reality. The development of this MOOC has been led by the University of Edinburgh's Eidyn research centre. To accompany 'Introduction to Philosophy', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Introduction to Philosophy' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please click "Start Here" and navigate to the "Optional Reading" page for more information....



Sep 02, 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.


Oct 08, 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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von Anton G

Jun 22, 2016

There are many more interesting themes in philosophy

von Rina J P

Sep 03, 2020

I got to learn many new perspectives of philosophy


Jul 11, 2019

Es una buena introducción al mundo de la filosofía

von José L

Sep 03, 2017

bastante interesante, explicado de manera sencilla

von Branko P

Feb 19, 2017

Nice introduction in basic philosophical concepts.

von Lauren H

Aug 21, 2015

Well created and gives plenty of food for thought!

von Yiyang L

Aug 22, 2019

little repetitive.. But overall great material!!

von Paweł J Z

Mar 13, 2016

Good course, very arbitrary chosen topics though

von Jawaad a

Aug 26, 2020

how will i get my certificate??? i didnt get it

von Kalyaneswar J

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent course with well-structured contents.

von Luis E A R

May 22, 2016

great, perhaps the tests doesn't work very well

von Karen T C R

Aug 06, 2017

Hay unas lecturas muy largas y muy complejas.

von Luis P

May 19, 2017

Buen curso que te lleva a pensar diferente...

von Kheyreddine H

Aug 14, 2015

You didn't give me an Honor Code Certificate!

von Jittu V

Aug 23, 2020

really enjoyed it! interdisciplinary indeed!

von Mariel d l G L

Apr 08, 2020

it makes you think and it has great teachers

von Carmen G S

Nov 05, 2018

Suggestive, attractive for the times being..

von 张祖悦Momo Z

Aug 31, 2015

It is a very wonderful clan of Philosophy

von Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves

von Matthew P

Dec 02, 2016

Very interesting and thought-provoking!

von Abigail S C

May 31, 2020

Maybe we can have new videos next time

von Samuel r t

Oct 14, 2015

Ha faltado mayor claridad al respecto

von Adriana

Jul 06, 2016

Muy buen curso solo un poco confuso.

von Igor S

Aug 27, 2015

Overall a good and balanced course.

von Russell D

Dec 23, 2016

Very good as a broad introduction.