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Introduction to Philosophy

——   Created by Dr. Daniel O'Shiel

All you need for a well-rounded historical introduction to the whole of Western philosophy!

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Learn all about all the main figures and ideas from throughout the history of Western philosophy! The course is based around lectures with slides and simultaneous video of the instructor. After an introductory session, it takes an author- and discipline-centered approach starting in Ancient Greece and leading all the way up to the present day. It will be of interest to anyone wishing for a well-rounded introduction in philosophy, including its main historical authors and themes, as well as its ongoing significance.

14 Lessons

Welcome Message and Introduction
30 mins
What is Philosophy?
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Ancient Greece
37 mins
The Presocratics, Socrates and Plato
22 mins
15 mins
Cynics, Sceptics, Epicureans and Stoics
Medieval Philosophy
19 mins
Neoplatonism and Saint Augustine
18 mins
22 mins
24 mins
Rationalism and Spinoza
22 mins
Empiricism and Hume
23 mins
Kant and German Idealism
Contemporary Philosophy
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About the instructor

Dr. Daniel  O'Shiel

Hello! Originally Irish, I am a postdoctoral researcher and teacher in philosophy. My philosophy education was primarily at the Husserl Archives at KU Leuven in …

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