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.


Title Date published
1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy 2010-02-19
1.2 The Background of Early Modern Philosophy 2010-02-19
1.3 Science from Aristotle to Galileo 2010-02-19
1.4 From Galileo to Descartes 2010-02-19
2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 2010-03-16
2.2 Thomas Hobbes: The Monster of Malmesbury 2010-03-16
2.3 Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton 2010-03-16
2.4 John Locke 2010-03-16
2.5 Nicolas Malebranche and George Berkeley 2010-03-16
2.6 David Hume 2010-03-16
2.7 Overview: Kant and Modern Science 2010-04-08
3.1 Hume's Argument Concerning Induction 2010-04-08
3.2 Responses to Hume's Famous Argument 2010-04-08
4.1 Scepticism about the External World 2010-04-08
4.2 Possible Answers to External World Scepticism 2010-04-08
4.3 Cartesian Dualism 2010-04-08
4.4 The Mind-Body Problem 2010-04-08
5.1 Introduction to Knowledge 2010-11-29
5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge 2010-11-29
5.3 Gettier and Other Complications 2010-11-29

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