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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.


Jun 28, 2020

It is an excellent course for anyone who is interested in knowing more about philosophy and philosophical questions. The lectures are short and very informative! I would highly recommend this course.

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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.

von Patricia P A G

Dec 04, 2016

Very well made introductory course

von Abhay J

May 14, 2020

Some Parts were pretty confusing

von Marianne L

Oct 17, 2019

very interesting, I recommend !

von Josh K

Jun 02, 2017

Simplistic but well explained.

von Desh R S

Jun 10, 2020

Beautifully designed course.

von Dayron F A C

Sep 20, 2015

Thanks, is a excelent course

von Stefanie K

Jan 29, 2016

Very good, too short though


May 30, 2020

It was really insightful.


May 22, 2020

Nice Mind Opening Course

von ALI A B D

Apr 18, 2020

thanks for this course

von Paul M

Aug 19, 2015

very enjoyable course

von Daipayan C

Jan 12, 2017

it was a good course


Apr 23, 2020

The course is good.

von Терефенко П Р

Jan 15, 2017

Such a good course!

von Paul J

Dec 22, 2016

Nice intro to topic

von Mrunal D P

May 03, 2020

Interesting course

von Juan F

Aug 19, 2018

great for starters