A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk

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Comments on Aristotle’s De Anima, Book II for my Veritas 103 class

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This is the sixth of 15 weekly, post-seminar reflections (for ISP-lite, Spring 2011). In this clip I look at Philip Wheelwright’s translation of Aristotle’s ‘De Anima.’ I’m interested here in learning more about Aristotle’s conception of ‘soul’ or ‘psyche’ as an animating force in living things.

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Comments on Aristotle’s De Anima, Book II for my Veritas 103 class

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Several objections to the Somatic Approach to Personal Identity.

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A short description of the Brain in a Vat thought experiment.

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A Ninety Second Philosophy explanation of the skeptical scenario offered in the movie The Matrix (Thought Experiment Month).

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A description of the Brain Simulator response to The Chinese Room and Searle’s Water Pipes Response (90 Second Philosophy). Interested in technology and consciousness? Check out the first play in this book: http://www.amazon.com/lol-other-modern-devised-plays/dp/1484144457

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