Oxford’s Free Introduction to Philosophy: Stream 41 Lectures

You don’t need to go to Oxford to study phi­los­o­phy. Not when it will come to you. Above, find a playlist that fea­tures 41 lec­tures from Oxford’s course called Gen­er­al Phi­los­o­phy. Here’s what it has to offer:

A series of lec­tures deliv­ered by Peter Mil­li­can to first-year phi­los­o­phy stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford. The lec­tures com­prise of the 8‑week Gen­er­al Phi­los­o­phy course, deliv­ered to first year under­grad­u­ates. These lec­tures aim to pro­vide a thor­ough intro­duc­tion to many philo­soph­i­cal top­ics and to get stu­dents and oth­ers inter­est­ed in think­ing about key areas of phi­los­o­phy. Tak­ing a chrono­log­i­cal view of the his­to­ry of phi­los­o­phy, each lec­ture is split into 3 or 4 sec­tions which out­line a par­tic­u­lar philo­soph­i­cal prob­lem and how dif­fer­ent philoso­phers have attempt­ed to resolve the issue. Indi­vid­u­als inter­est­ed in the ‘big’ ques­tions about life such as how we per­ceive the world, who we are in the world and whether we are free to act will find this series infor­ma­tive, com­pre­hen­sive and acces­si­ble.

Philoso­phers cov­ered in the course include Aris­to­tle, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Berke­ley and Hume.

The lec­tures can be accessed on YouTube, iTunes or the Web. Gen­er­al Phi­los­o­phy will be added to our list of 200+ Free Online Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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  • Bashir Nadeem says:

    Great. How to received or down­load the ‘hand­outs’ of the l41 lec­tures on phi­los­o­phy deliv­ered by Peter Mil­li­can to first-year phi­los­o­phy stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford?

    Bashir Nadeem

  • Andrzej says:

    You can find them at podcasts.ox.ac.uk/keywords/slides

  • Caleb says:

    How do I actu­al­ly obtain these in the for­mat of audio files? I’d like to be able to lis­ten while I’m walk­ing.

  • Joan Coffey live in Canada says:

    I am lis­ten­ing to Peter Mil­li­can — 33 lec­tures on Gen­er­al Phi­los­o­phy on youtube.
    Would it be pos­si­ble to down­load hard copies of above lec­tures? I am very much a visu­al learn­er.
    Thank­ing you in advance.

    Joan Cof­fey

  • Manojit Ray says:

    I love 💕

  • Marwan says:

    I’d love to lis­ten to this phi­los­o­phy lec­ture.

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