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Literature, Philosophy and Religion - Open Courseware (OCW)

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On Forgiveness

European Graduate School (EGS)

Jacques Derrida in his Paris seminar "A Critique of Psychoanalysis", focusing on texts from Gilles Deleuze


Allan Bloom discusses:

Allan Bloom

Plato's Apology of Socrates - fundamental "Problem of Socrates" or the problem that is faced by Socrates, an image of the permanent problem of philosophy


Introduction to Philosophy of Language

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

nature of meaning, reference, truth, and their relationships, relationships between language and logic, language and knowledge, language and reality, language and acts performed through its use: readings

Philosophy of History

University of Chicago (US), Leo Strauss Center

Seminar in Political Philosophy [16 sessions and audio files]

History of Ancient Philosophy

Washington University (US)

survey of history of ancient Greek philosophy from the Milesians through Aristotle: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Ship of Theseus, Parmenides, Zeno, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Atomism, Socratic Definitions, Meno's Paradox, Plato's Phaedo, forms, "one over many", allegory of the cave, criticism of forms, Plato's cosmology, Aristotle's categories, Aristotle on change, four causes, texts & essays, search engines, links, news, just for fun

Modal Logic

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

logic of necessity and possibility, and by extension of analogously paired notions like validity and consistency, obligation and permission, the known and the not-ruled-out

Philosophy of Science

Iowa State University (US)

inferential & causal view of scientific explanation, Van Fraassen's pragmatic view of explanation, Carnap vs. Popper, structure of scientific revolutions, paradigms & normal science, anomaly, crisis & non-cumulativity of paradigm shifts, incommensurability, hierarchical model of justification, theory of scientific justification, holist picture of scientific change, scientific realism vs. constructive empiricism, inference to best explanation, entity & convergent realism, measurement problem

Anthropology of Religion

Utah State University, OpenCourseWare

theoretical analysis of religion as a cultural phenomenon, functional relationships between religion, culture, society and the individual: Anthropological Viewpoints about Religion, Diversity and Unity in the World's Religions, The Psychology of Religion, Religious Myths and Symbols, Religion as Expressive Culture, Language, Belief, and Religion, Religious Ritual, Religious Social Organization, Religion and Society, Religious Adaptation and Change, quizzes

Science, Magic and Religion

California University (US)

science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time, Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical, how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted", Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms, political implications, discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during Cold War


Rules, Race, and Mel Gibson

European Graduate School (EGS)

Slavoj Zizek talking about the explicit, truth, rules, politics, Mel Gibson, society, race, racism, antisemitism, lecturing and developing a psychoanalysis of culture and societies

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