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.
- Philosophy for Beginners – iTunes – Web Video – Marianne Talbot, Oxford
- Critical Reasoning for Beginners – iTunes Video – iTunes Audio – Web Video – Oxford
- A Romp through Ethics for Complete Beginners – iTunes Video – Web Video – Oxford
- Introduction to Political Philosophy – YouTube – iTunes – Web Video – Steven B. Smith, Yale
- The Art of Living – Web Video – Stanford
- The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps – Multiple Formats– Peter Adamson, King’s College London
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 Foucault, Bertrand Russell, John Searle, Walter Kaufmann, Leo Strauss, Hubert 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.
Explore our collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities, to find topics in many other disciplines — History, Literature, Physics, Computer Science and beyond. As we like to say, it’s the most valuable single page on the web.
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Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self
Take First-Class Philosophy Lectures Anywhere with Free Oxford Podcasts
Walter Kaufmann’s Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960)
The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams
Leo Strauss: 15 Political Philosophy Courses Online
Thanks for all your hard work, Mr. Colman et al. Can’t wait to diminish my vast reservoir of ignorance!
You’re most welcome!
You might have to satisfy yourself with increasing your ignorance: the older I get, the less certain I am. I used to think I knew a lot, but it’s amazing how much vaster the universe has become! :)
This is fantastic! Being a student with a minor in philosophy and a huge interest in the field, I have to say this material is amazing. Thank you for all the work you put into these!
This sounds interesting
Hard work with focus makes you reach your goal.
I used. Thank You . Nice article !!!
This is fantastic
Hi, I am interested to join.