René Descartes 1596 – 1650 http://cloudbiography.com Descartes has been referred to as the “Father of Modern Philosophy.” Much of work laid the foundation for modern western philosophy. See a related article at Britannica.com: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/158787/Rene-Descartes All content is either in the public domain or licensed pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Attribution: http://cloudbiography.com/attribution.html

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Chapter Thirteen from Book Two, Part Two of Bertrand Russell’s “The History Of Western Philosophy” (1945).

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From 1999 http://www.peterkreeft.com/home.htm Introduction (0:00) 1. Final Causes (8:57) 2. Efficient Causes (30:47) 3. Material Causes (35:26) 4. Formal Causes (39:37) Questions (54:14) The above lecture is philosophically technical at points, but is nonetheless intriguing and enjoyable for all audiences. For an enlightened exploration, see Kreeft’s book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0898705509/theofficiapet-20

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Thomas Aquinas time travels to the future so that he can fly a plane, and decides to sing while hes up there

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The second in a series of talks about Thomas Aquinas’s natural law theory and political thought. This one deals with Aquinas’s views on kingship.

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The fourth in a series of talks on Thomas Aquinas’s natural law theory, this one focusing on its application to the development of Just War theory.

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Please enjoy and subscribe too. Thanks! Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1225 — 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the “Dumb Ox”, “Angelic Doctor”, “Doctor Communis”, and “Doctor Universalis”. “Aquinas” […]

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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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In this video, I discuss David Hume’s essay “The Natural History of Religion,” originally published as one of the Four Dissertations in the work by that name. I start out by indicating some of Hume’s key ideas, assumptions, and methods in the work. Then, I discuss Hume’s views on the origins and nature of polytheism […]

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First lecture on David Hume’s Central Principles; focusing on the historical background and Hume’s Chief Argument. University of Oxford Podcasts http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/humes-central-principles Hume’s Treatise and his Enquiry Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hume/david/h92t/contents.html http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hume/david/h92e/contents.html

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