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The great ideas of philosophy

Author: Daniel N Robinson; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2005]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Sixty lectures tracing the abiding issues of philosophy across the centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel N Robinson; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565859812 9781565859814
OCLC Number: 58480297
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University.
Description: 30 audio discs (approximately 1800 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 5 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Contents: From the Upanishads to Homer --
Philosophy, did the Greeks invent it --
Pythagoras and the divinity of number --
What is there? --
The Greek tragedians on man's fate --
Herodotus and the lamp of history --
Socrates on the examined life --
Plato's search for truth --
Can virtue be taught? --
Plato's Republic, man writ large --
Hippocrates and the science of life --
Aristotle on the knowable --
Aristotle on friendship --
Aristotle on the perfect life --
Rome, the stoics, and the rule of law --
The stoic bridge to Christianity --
Roman law, making a city of the once-wide world --
The light within, Augustine on human nature --
Secular knowledge, the idea of university --
The reappearance of experimental science --
Scholasticism and the theory of natural law --
The Renaissance, was there one? --
Let us burn the witches to save them --
Francis Bacon and the authority of experience --
Descartes and the authority of reason --
Newton, the saint of science --
Hobbes and the social machine --
Locke's Newtonian science of the mind --
No matter? The challenge of materialism --
Hume and the pursuit of happiness --
Thomas Reid and the Scottish school --
Frances and the philosophes --
The federalist papers and the great experiment --
What is Enlightenment? Kant on freedom --
Moral science and the natural world --
Phrenology, a science of the mind --
The idea of freedom --
The Hegelians and history --
The aesthetic movement, genius --
Nietzsche at the twilight --
The liberal tradition, J.S. Mill --
Darwin and nature's "purposes" --
Marxism, dead but not forgotten --
The Freudian world --
The radical William James --
William James' pragmatism --
Wittgenstein and the discursive turn --
Alan Turing in the forest of wisdom --
Four theories of the good life --
Ontology, what there "really" is --
Philosophy of science, the last word? --
Philosophy of psychology and related confusions --
Philosophy of mind, if there is one --
What makes a problem "moral" --
Medicine and the values of life --
On the nature of law --
Justice and just wars --
Aesthetics, beauty without observers --
God, really?
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Daniel N. Robinson.

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