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Philosophy

Philosophy is a very broad subject, which attempts to probe and ask questions about fundamental things - things like knowledge, values, and language - in a logically rigorous way.
โŒ›๏ธLast updated: April 28, 2020, 9:42 p.m.

Application Resources

Here are some general resources related to Philosophy. These should be a useful introduction, regardless of which Philosophy-related course youโ€™re interested in and where you might want to study it.

BBC Radio 4โ€™s โ€˜In Our Timeโ€™ podcast ๐Ÿ”— This podcast is an accessible way to hear about some interesting ideas in philosophy.

Cambridge Philosophy Reading List ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A great place to start for what to read!

Critical Thinking videos by Wi-Phi (Wireless Philosophy ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A fun introduction to arguments and logical fallacies, as well as some cognitive biases. If you enjoy these videos, check out their other videos too!

โ€˜Hi-Phi Nationโ€™ podcast ๐Ÿ”— Another accessible podcastโ€ฆ

โ€˜Philosophy Bitesโ€™ podcast ๐Ÿ”— Professional philosophers discuss interesting issues in this โ€˜bite-sizedโ€™ podcast. You might find it useful to take notes while youโ€™re listening.

PhilosophyTube video channel ๐Ÿ”— Video resource for a fun way to learn about philosophy.

The Partially Examined Life ๐Ÿ”— ...and another podcast!

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ๐Ÿ”— Perhaps the best place to start seriously engaging with any philosophical idea. The entries are all written and peer-reviewed by professional philosophers, and are routinely cited by other academics. Each entry gives a broad overview of whatever it focuses on, and a good way to go further into a particular debate is by looking up the sources mentioned in an article. Donโ€™t worry if you find the articles a little tricky to read at first.

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