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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 1, 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 7, 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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创建者 Carmen G S

Nov 4, 2018

Suggestive, attractive for the times being..

创建者 Akhil S

May 8, 2021

I didn't get the certificate at the end....

创建者 张祖悦Momo Z

Aug 31, 2015

It is a very wonderful clan of Philosophy

创建者 Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves

创建者 Matthew P

Dec 2, 2016

Very interesting and thought-provoking!

创建者 Abigail S C

May 31, 2020

Maybe we can have new videos next time

创建者 Samuel r t

Oct 13, 2015

Ha faltado mayor claridad al respecto

创建者 Adriana

Jul 6, 2016

Muy buen curso solo un poco confuso.

创建者 An H T

Mar 10, 2021

More in-depth discussion is needed.

创建者 Igor S

Aug 27, 2015

Overall a good and balanced course.

创建者 Russell D

Dec 23, 2016

Very good as a broad introduction.

创建者 Patricia P A G

Dec 4, 2016

Very well made introductory course

创建者 Abhay J

May 14, 2020

Some Parts were pretty confusing

创建者 Marianne L

Oct 16, 2019

very interesting, I recommend !

创建者 Josh K

Jun 2, 2017

Simplistic but well explained.

创建者 Dr. D R S

Jun 10, 2020

Beautifully designed course.

创建者 Dayron F A C

Sep 20, 2015

Thanks, is a excelent course

创建者 Satyam S

Mar 27, 2021

This is a very good course.

创建者 Stefanie K

Jan 29, 2016

Very good, too short though

创建者 Rohit B

Dec 18, 2020

Fun and interacting course


May 30, 2020

It was really insightful.


May 22, 2020

Nice Mind Opening Course

创建者 ALI A B D

Apr 17, 2020

thanks for this course

创建者 Paul M

Aug 18, 2015

very enjoyable course

创建者 Daipayan C

Jan 12, 2017

it was a good course