Philosophy for Beginners

Philosophy for Beginners 

Philosophy For Beginners

Philosophy For Beginners

This is the series for you if you are a complete beginner to philosophy. It is an introduction to the main areas of philosophy, to the philosophical method, and to some of the sub-disciplines of philosophy. It was the first podcast series I made (in Michaelmas Term 2008). It made global number one on iTunesU in August 2009.

There are five lectures. Each of them is available in audio or video. There is also a reading list.

Here are the podcasts. I do hope you enjoy them!

Me Mid-Lecture

Me Mid-Lecture

Lecture One: A Romp Through the History of Philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the present day

Lecture Two: The Philosophical Method: Logic and Argument

Lecture Three: Ethics and Politics

Lecture Four: Metaphysics and Epistemology

Lecture Five: Philosophy of Language and Mind

Reading List





7 Responses to Philosophy for Beginners

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  4. BUPE says:

    am interested to learn a bit of philosophy; where can i find free online courses?

  5. Sid says:

    Hello prof,
    May I request from you kindly to suggest any detailed introduction books in philosophy?

    • Marianne says:

      Hi Sid, I would try Simon Blackburn’s Think:A Compelling Introduction To Philosophy,and a very old one: Bertrand Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy. Good luck! Marianne

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