Download 100 Free Online Philosophy Courses & Start Living the Examined Life


The Phi­los­o­phy sec­tion of our big Free Online Cours­es col­lec­tion just went through anoth­er update, and it now fea­tures 100 cours­es. Enough to give you a soup-to-nuts intro­duc­tion to a time­less dis­ci­pline. You can start with one of sev­er­al intro­duc­to­ry cours­es.

Then, once you’ve found your foot­ing, you can head off in some amaz­ing direc­tions. As we men­tioned many moons ago, you can access cours­es and lec­tures by mod­ern day leg­ends – Michel Fou­caultBertrand Rus­sellJohn Sear­leWal­ter Kauf­mannLeo StraussHubert Drey­fus and Michael Sandel. Then you can sit back and let them intro­duce you to the think­ing of Aris­to­tle, Socrates, Pla­to, Hobbes, Hegel, Hei­deg­ger, Kierkegaard, Kant, Niet­zsche, Sartre and the rest of the gang. The cours­es list­ed here are gen­er­al­ly avail­able via YouTube, iTunes, or the web.

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Michel Fou­cault: Free Lec­tures on Truth, Dis­course & The Self

Pho­tog­ra­phy of Lud­wig Wittgen­stein Released by Archives at Cam­bridge

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Wal­ter Kaufmann’s Lec­tures on Niet­zsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960)

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  • Eric A Blair says:

    As much as I am grate­ful to the peo­ple respon­si­ble for putting these cours­es online (and of course those resposi­ble for mak­ing them in the first place) I wish many of them would realise that for var­i­ous rea­sons some peo­ple don’t have access to itunes.

  • Marcus Lira says:

    Why not? Even if you don’t own a sin­gle Apple prod­uct, you can still use iTunes in order to have access to iTunes U. Or am I miss­ing some­thing and this is not the prob­lem?

  • chattr says:

    I can’t speak for Eric A Blair, but since my machine only runs lin­ux, iTunes won’t run here. No iTunes ver­sion has run on lin­ux for sev­er­al years now.

    There may be a way to con­vert an iTunes feed to an ordi­nary RSS feed, say by Feed Flip­per, but I haven’t test­ed Feed Flip­per.

  • Karl v.d. Luft says:

    There are also a num­ber of intel­li­gent videos online from web­sites like Oxford U. That, and much of Pub­lic Domain phi­los­o­phy is rel­a­tive­ly acce­si­ble to the intel­lec­tu­al­ly inter­est­ed per­son.

  • Cynthia says:

    I don’t like videos*, I have dam­aged hear­ing (no, not from honk­ing big rock-speak­ers) and I’d rather read. I’m hop­ing those sources cit­ed by Karl may have my pre­ferred for­mat.
    *(I read lips–watching a tiny low qual­i­ty video screen dri­ves me nuts!)

  • Suefew says:

    Some of the cours­es have Pow­er­Point slide sets — Mar­i­anne Tal­bot’s and Peter Mil­li­can’s do…

  • yangmen says:

    Help me with phi­los­o­phy books

  • moses says:

    I like the books

  • Hailegebriel Mekonnen says:

    Thank so much in advance.

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