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The Big Questions of Philosophy

Learn to think clearly, shun fallacies, and reach your own conclusions as you confront the questions that have puzzled generations of philosophers.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of How Do We Do Philosophy?
How Do We Do Philosophy?
0 of 33 min
2
Image of Why Should We Trust Reason?
Why Should We Trust Reason?
0 of 31 min
3
Image of How Do We Reason Carefully?
How Do We Reason Carefully?
0 of 30 min
4
Image of How Do We Find the Best Explanation?
How Do We Find the Best Explanation?
0 of 32 min
5
Image of What Is Truth?
What Is Truth?
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Is Knowledge Possible?
Is Knowledge Possible?
0 of 30 min
7
Image of What Is the Best Way to Gain Knowledge?
What Is the Best Way to Gain Knowledge?
0 of 32 min
8
Image of Do We Know What Knowledge Is?
Do We Know What Knowledge Is?
0 of 31 min
9
Image of When Can We Trust Testimony?
When Can We Trust Testimony?
0 of 31 min
10
Image of Can Mystical Experience Justify Belief?
Can Mystical Experience Justify Belief?
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Is Faith Ever Rational?
Is Faith Ever Rational?
0 of 33 min
12
Image of Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
0 of 30 min
13
Image of What Is God Like?
What Is God Like?
0 of 31 min
14
Image of How Could God Allow Moral Evil?
How Could God Allow Moral Evil?
0 of 31 min
15
Image of Why Would God Cause Natural Evil?
Why Would God Cause Natural Evil?
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Are Freedom and Foreknowledge Compatible?
Are Freedom and Foreknowledge Compatible?
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Do Our Souls Make Us Free?
Do Our Souls Make Us Free?
0 of 32 min
18
Image of What Does It Mean to Be Free?
What Does It Mean to Be Free?
0 of 32 min
19
Image of What Preserves Personal Identity?
What Preserves Personal Identity?
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Are Persons Mere Minds?
Are Persons Mere Minds?
0 of 32 min
21
Image of Are Persons Just Bodies?
Are Persons Just Bodies?
0 of 32 min
22
Image of Are You Really You?
Are You Really You?
0 of 31 min
23
Image of How Does the Brain Produce the Mind?
How Does the Brain Produce the Mind?
0 of 32 min
24
Image of What Do Minds Do, If Anything?
What Do Minds Do, If Anything?
0 of 32 min
25
Image of Could Machines Think?
Could Machines Think?
0 of 33 min
26
Image of Does God Define the Good?
Does God Define the Good?
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Does Happiness Define the Good?
Does Happiness Define the Good?
0 of 31 min
28
Image of Does Reason Define the Good?
Does Reason Define the Good?
0 of 32 min
29
Image of How Ought We to Live?
How Ought We to Live?
0 of 33 min
30
Image of Why Bother Being Good?
Why Bother Being Good?
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Should Government Exist?
Should Government Exist?
0 of 32 min
32
Image of What Justifies a Government?
What Justifies a Government?
0 of 30 min
33
Image of How Big Should Government Be?
How Big Should Government Be?
0 of 32 min
34
Image of What Are the Limits of Liberty?
What Are the Limits of Liberty?
0 of 31 min
35
Image of What Makes a Society Fair or Just?
What Makes a Society Fair or Just?
0 of 31 min
36
Image of What Is the Meaning of Life?
What Is the Meaning of Life?
0 of 34 min

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