Humanities

Five-Minute Philosophy

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    1. What Is Philosophy?
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    Life's full of big questions: What is beauty? What is reality? And what exactly is Philosophy? Take a minute to learn about the history and types of philosophy.

    Life's full of big questions: What is beauty? What is reality? And what exactly is Philosophy? Take a minute to learn about the history and types of philosophy.

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    2. A Brief Conceptual History of Philosophy
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    How did philosophy become what we know it today? Get a tour (complete with map) of the history of philosophical ideas and their interaction with science.

    How did philosophy become what we know it today? Get a tour (complete with map) of the history of philosophical ideas and their interaction with science.

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    3. How to Think Like a Philosopher
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    Want to tackle life's big questions? Think like a philosopher by learning about reflective equilibrium and how to handle discrepancies between theory and data.

    Want to tackle life's big questions? Think like a philosopher by learning about reflective equilibrium and how to handle discrepancies between theory and data.

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    4. David Hume: The Jovial Skeptic
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    What does an empiricist philosopher who lived 300 years ago have to do with the scientific community of today? Quite a bit, if that philosopher is David Hume.

    What does an empiricist philosopher who lived 300 years ago have to do with the scientific community of today? Quite a bit, if that philosopher is David Hume.

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    5. Neuroethics and the Trolley Dilemma
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    How do you determine right from wrong when lives are on the line? Discover how philosophers and neuroscientists explored the ways humans make moral choices.

    How do you determine right from wrong when lives are on the line? Discover how philosophers and neuroscientists explored the ways humans make moral choices.

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25 Comments
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Kevin B
12:00 AM 27 February 2019
Good story
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Rebecca T
Thank you for the lesson. I felt you talked a little fast but I think it won’t bother me as much as I get used to your particular accent. Thanks again. I like short, succinct sessions as oppose to 20, 30, 60 minute sessions.
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Tammy L
I love philosophy
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Nelson B
What about existentialism and the meaning of life what branch does that fit in
Emma C
That was what I was looking forward to :(
Michael C
Existentialism falls under Epistemology.
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Joshua K
god is not real
Nelson B
There is no god
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