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This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy. Topics you’ll learn about will include: Epistemology, where we’ll consider what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of science, where we’ll investigate foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind, where we’ll ask questions about what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained; Political Philosophy, where we'll investigate whether we have an obligation to obey the law; Moral Philosophy, where we’ll attempt to understand the nature of our moral judgements and reactions – whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and; Metaphysics, where we’ll think through some fundamental conceptual questions about free will and the nature of reality. The development of this MOOC has been led by the University of Edinburgh's Eidyn research centre. To accompany 'Introduction to Philosophy', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Introduction to Philosophy' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please click "Start Here" and navigate to the "Optional Reading" page for more information....



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.


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.


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A very good and brief insight into the topic of philosophy for a layman

創建者 Catherine C


Excellent introduction with engaging instructors. I’ve learned so much.

創建者 Jonathan C


Great course! Nice informative lectures! Well done. Very interesting.

創建者 Felipe D


very well achived. great materials. great professors. thank you for all

創建者 Daniel I R S


Excelente curso. Ayuda a comprender diferentes tópicos de la filosofia.

創建者 Anne C


Nice easy course to break yourself into philosophy and the study of it.

創建者 Robert S


Very engaging, good survey of topic, excellent and varied instructors.

創建者 Animesh D


It is undoubtedly one of the best courses on Philosophy for Beginners.

創建者 Sean C


Great introduction to some of the current big questions in philosophy.

創建者 Jaeel X R S


I loved it, everything made absolute sense and was explained perfectly

創建者 Hadeel N


So far it is brilliant. Loved Dr Pritchard's lecture on Gettier Cases.

創建者 Lucas R P


Really informative and interesting course, learnt a lot and enjoyed it

創建者 Pinaki S


I am overwhelmed to get an opportunity to learn so much of philosophy

創建者 Leon B


This course is good for everyone to understand more about philosophy.

創建者 Moomal M


i am definitely going to think more. i greatly recommend this course.

創建者 Joel R A H


The course is wonderful, I am very grateful for everything I learned.

創建者 Alejandra G


I learned so much! The topics were very interesting and mind opening.

創建者 Olga I


Awesome course, lots of interesting information. Thank you very much!

創建者 Holly L


It's an informative and engaging course for anyone new to Philosophy.

創建者 Felipe T


Great introduction to the way of doing philosphy. Highly recommended!

創建者 Claudia Y F E


Wonderful teachers, a wonderful space for reflection and speculation

創建者 Ricardo M B


It is an excellent introductory course to improve critical thinking.

創建者 amin s


One of the most beautiful and challenging course I have come across.

創建者 Nicola S


Amazing course. I really learnt a lot. Thanks Coursera and the team,

創建者 Eliane S


wonderful course. very interesting and thought provoking, thank you!