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Philosophy: contemporary philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

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Provider: Coursera


This course gives an introduction to some of the main areas of philosophy.

It covers the following topics:

  • Epistemology - What is our knowledge of the world and ourselves?
  • Philosophy of Science - Foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice
  • Philosophy of Mind - What does it mean for something to have a mind?
  • Moral Philosophy - What is the nature of our moral judgements and reactions?
  • Metaphysics - Fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.

The University of Edinburgh

Teacher: Dr. Dave Ward
Provided by: Coursera
Course language: English
Fees: free course
Level: beginner
Certificate possible? (fee)
Format: MOOC/online course

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