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Literature, Philosophy and Religion - Open Courseware (OCW)

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Introducing philosophy

Open University (UK), LearningSpace

idea of what it is like to study philosophy


Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

introduces history of Islamic cultures, religious architecture that spans 14 centuries & 3 continents, studies representative examples from House of the Prophet to present in conjunction with their social, political & intellectual environments: readings, related resources
 



 

Ethics

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

classic and contemporary work on central topics in ethics, metaethics, moral character: readings


Minds and Machines

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

central issues in philosophy of mind, Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial thing or the brain? Does the mind stand to the brain as a computer program stands to the hardware? Can consciousness be given a scientific explanation?: Study Materials, Related Resources, Readings


Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey

MIT (US), OpenCourseware

math, fractals, logic, paradoxes, infinities, art, language, computer science, physics, music, intelligence, consciousness, unified theories, based on Douglas Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize winning book, higher dimensions of recursive thinking
 



 

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Book Burning - XKCD Webcomic

Justice

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society, contemporary theories of justice (Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism), implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy


About Love

European Graduate School

Michael Hardt, the author of Multitude and Empire talks about love, how can love function as a political concept, why love, the proper and improper ways love has functioned politically, love as activism, and evil and its relationship to love
 



 

Alan Bloom discusses

Alan Bloom

Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle's presentation of the fullest moral life, shocking things from Aristotle
 



 
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