10 Big Questions

INTRODUCTION

Big Bang Theory

Time Travel

Meaning of Life

Creation vs. Evolution

Artificial Intelligence

Life After Death

Extraterrestrial Life

Cultural Relativism

Ethical Dilemmas

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Social Justice

Further Study

Philosophy and Sci-Fi

THE TEN BIG QUESTIONS

Further Study


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A. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
The Possible World Machine

B. PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
Searching for the Soul

Introduction to philosophy

A lively and accessible survey of the central questions of philosophy, using dialogues and original science fiction stories.

Philosophy of mind

A look at the mind-body problem, raising the question of the physical basis of consciousness, and our knowledge of ourselves and others.

C. ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
The First Philosophers

D. PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
Language and the World

Presocratic philosophers

How did philosophy begin? We examine the ground breaking ideas and arguments of the inventors of philosophy, up to the time of Socrates.

Philosophy of language

What is language? How do words enable us to have thoughts about a world outside us? Exploring the notions of reference and meaning.

E. MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Reason, Values and Conduct

F. METAPHYSICS
The Ultimate Nature of Things

Moral philosophy

What is the basis of moral and value judgements? Do they reflect an objective reality of moral facts, or are they merely subjective?

Metaphysics

Defining the nature of truth and the nature of existence. Can the gap be bridged between the world as we experience it and objective reality?


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