Introduction to Philosophy

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This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy, starting with trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects?

Different philosophers will talk you through some of the key questions and issues in their area of expertise, from:

  • epistemology
  • philosophy of science and mind
  • political and moral philosophy
  • metaphysics.

This course is for anyone who would like to understand more about contemporary philosophy.

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This course is hosted on an external learning platform.

Learner reviews
I found this course incredibly stimulating. A wonderfully structured introduction to European philosophy. All modules well presented. How lucky we are to have learning like this at our fingertips.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    5 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    Coursera
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