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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

What is Philosophy?

(Dr. Dave Ward) We’ll start the course by thinking about what Philosophy actually is: what makes it different from other subjects? What are its distinctive aims and methods? We'll also think about why the questions that philosophers attempt to answer are often thought to be both fundamental and important, and have a look at how philosophy is actually practiced. Finally, we'll briefly touch upon two very influential philosophers' answers to the question of how we can know whether, in any given case, there really is a right way of thinking about things....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 47 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Philosophy: Difficult, Important and Everywhere11 min
Philosophy: How Do We Do It?17 min
Is There A 'Right Way' To Think About Things?6 min
Reading3 lectures
About this Course10 min
Module: What is Philosophy?10 min
Optional Reading10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice: What is Philosophy?8 min
What is Philosophy?10 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?

(Dr. Matthew Chrisman) We all live with some sense of what is good or bad, some feelings about which ways of conducting ourselves are better or worse. But what is the status of these moral beliefs, senses, or feelings? Should we think of them as reflecting hard, objective facts about our world, of the sort that scientists could uncover and study? Or should we think of moral judgements as mere expressions of personal or cultural preferences? In this module we’ll survey some of the different options that are available when we’re thinking about these issues, and the problems and prospects for each....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 44 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Objectivism, Relativism and Emotivism13 min
Objections to Objectivism, Relativism and Emotivism11 min
Further Discussion7 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: Morality: Objective, Emotive or Relative?10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?12 min
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?

(Professor Duncan Pritchard) We know a lot of things – or, at least, we think we do. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that studies knowledge; what it is, and the ways we can come to have it. In this module, we’ll take a tour through some of the issues that arise in this branch of philosophy. In particular, we’ll think about what radical scepticism means for our claims to knowledge. How can we know something is the case if we’re unable to rule out possibilities that are clearly incompatible with it? ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 56 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The Classical Account of Knowledge and the Gettier Problem18 min
Do We Have Any Knowledge?10 min
Further Discussion 110 min
Further Discussion 23 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?12 min
Heures pour terminer
24 minutes pour terminer

Week 2 review

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Reading
1 quiz
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Morality: Objective, Relative or Emotive?20 min
What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any?24 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?

(Dr. Guy Fletcher) The laws of a state govern what we can and cannot do within that state. But do we have an obligation to obey those laws? In this module, we'll discuss this question, together with some of the main positions that philosophers have developed in response to it. We'll start off by examining what obeying the law means exactly. Then we'll look at three factors that might form the basis of an obligation to follow the law. Finally, we'll discuss what the consequences might be if the problem can't be solved....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 27 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
The Grounds of Political Obligation2 min
Gratitude and Benefit4 min
Consent8 min
Fairness3 min
What if the Problem Can't Be Solved?1 min
Summary1 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?20 min
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

Should You Believe What You Hear?

(Dr. Allan Hazlett) Much of what we think about the world we believe on the basis of what other people say. But is this trust in other people's testimony justified? In this module, we’ll investigate how this question was addressed by two great philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume (1711 - 1776) and Thomas Reid (1710 - 1796). Hume and Reid's dispute about testimony represents a clash between two worldviews that would continue to clash for centuries: a skeptical and often secular worldview, eager to question everything (represented by Hume), and a conservative and often religious worldview, keen to defend common sense (represented by Reid). ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 25 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Reid's Challenge to Hume2 min
Reid's Argument5 min
Kant, the Enlightenment and Intellectual Autonomy4 min
The Value of Intellectual Autonomy3 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: Should You Believe What You Hear?10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: Should You Believe What You Hear?8 min
Heures pour terminer
20 minutes pour terminer

Week 3 review

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Reading
1 quiz
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Do We Have an Obligation to Obey the Law?20 min
Should You Believe What You Hear?20 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

Minds, Brains and Computers

(Dr. Suilin Lavelle) If you’re reading this, then you’ve got a mind. But what is a mind, and what does it take to have one? Should we understand minds as sets of dispositions to behave in certain ways, as patterns of neural activation, or as akin to programmes that are run on the computational hardware of our brains? In this module, we’ll look at how and why recent philosophy of mind and psychology has embraced each of these options in turn, and think about the problems and prospects for each. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 57 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Physicalism: Identity Theory and Functionalism13 min
Functionalism and What Mental States Do8 min
Functionalism and Functional Complexity4 min
Minds vs. Machines: The Turing Test and the Chinese Room11 min
Minds vs. Machines: Problems for the Computational View of the Mind4 min
Further Discussion4 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: Mind, Brains and Computers10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: Minds, Brains and Computers24 min
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

Are Scientific Theories True?

(Professor Michela Massimi) In this module we will explore a central and ongoing debate in contemporary philosophy of science: whether or not scientific theories are true. Or better, whether a scientific theory needs to be 'true' to be good at all. The answer to this question comes in two main varieties. Scientific realists believe that theories ought to be true in order to be good. We will analyse their main argument for this claim (which goes under the name of 'no miracles argument'), and some prominent objections to it. Scientific antirealists, on the other hand, defend the view that there is nothing special about 'truth' and that scientific theories and scientific progress can be understood without appeal to it. The aim of this session is to present both views, their main arguments, and prospects....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 29 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Saving the Phenomena? Ptolemeic Astronomy5 min
Truth? Galileo and Copernican Astronomy2 min
Scientific Realism and the No Miracles Argument3 min
Scientific Anti-Realism: Constructive Empiricism7 min
Realist Rejoinders: Inference to the Best Explanation5 min
Concluding Summary2 min
Reading2 lectures
Module: Are Scientific Theories True?10 min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice: Are Scientific Theories True?16 min
Heures pour terminer
20 minutes pour terminer

Week 4 review

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Reading
1 quiz
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Minds, Brains and Computers20 min
Are Scientific Theories True?20 min
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par LTSep 2nd 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.

par CCOct 8th 2015

Great explanations that is broken down with examples for understanding. Quizzes test for your understanding of the topic rather than just the textbook explanations. Challenging and thought revoking.

Enseignants

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Dr. Dave Ward

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Professor Michela Massimi

Full Professor
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Dr. Suilin Lavelle

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Dr. Matthew Chrisman

Reader in Philosophy
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Guy Fletcher

Lecturer
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Elinor Mason

Senior Lecturer
Philosophy

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