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Literature, Philosophy and Religion - Open Courseware (OCW)

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Philosophy In Film and Other Media

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other arts, particularly literature and opera, film's ability to represent and express feeling as well as cognition, written and cinematic works by Sturges, Shaw, Cocteau, Hitchcock, Joyce, and Bergman considered: readings
 



 

Introduction to New Testament History and Literature

Yale University (US)

historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament, importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study, central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies)
 



 

History of Philosophy Without any Gaps

Kings College (UK), London

Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, ideas and lives of the major philosophers covering in detail Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition [ongoing podcasts]


Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws (1966)

Chicago University (US), Leo Strauss Center

Seminar in Political Philosophy [17 sessions with audio files] Readings include The Spirit of the Laws


Hegel, The Philosophy of History, winter quarter 1965

University of Chicago (US), Leo Strauss Center

Seminar in Political Philosophy [16 sessions and audio files]


Bertrand Russell: Authority and the Individual: 1948

BBC, The Reith Lectures (UK)

Individual and Social Ethics, Control and Initiative (Their Respective Spheres), The Conflict of Technique and Human Nature, Role of Individuality, Social Cohesion and Government, Social Cohesion and Human Nature


Philosophy of Love in the Western World

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

seminar on the nature of love and sex approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature, Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love that occur in works of literature lend themselves to philosophical analysis
 



 

Topics in the History of Philosophy: Kant

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

Critique of Pure Reason, special focus on questions about idealism, ignorance of things in themselves, and about what, if anything, idealism has to do with this kind of ignorance, Kant's distinctive account of space, matter, and force, an alternative, and unorthodox, interpretation of Kant's distinction between phenomena and things in themselves: readings, related resources, study materials


Problems of Philosophy

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

perennial philosophical problems, how knowledge differs from "mere opinion," the objectivity (or not) of moral judgment, logical paradoxes, mind/body relations, the nature and possibility of free will, how a person remains the same over time as their bodily and psychological traits change


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