John Searle (born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher and currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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David Hume is one of Scotland’s greatest philosophers (Adam Smith is another, about whom we also have a film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejJRhn53X2M). His claim to greatness lies in his appreciation of ordinary experience, his descriptions of consciousness and his humane, tolerant approach to religious disputes. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we […]

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YouLectures – for the ‘INFORMATION’ ‘MAKING’ the ‘NEWS’ This series has been uploaded following a request and information received that it was not easily available. If you are aware of a title on any subject which is not generally available, or can’t be found on YouTube – Please contact us and we’ll see if we […]

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John Searle (born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher and currently a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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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 lecture/discussion session from my Fall 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we begin our study of Rene Descartes’ late work, The Passions of the Soul, focusing on the first part of the work. In that part, Descartes discusses how the mind/soul and the body interact, specifically through the brain. We examine […]

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Will Durant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Durant The Story of Philosophy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Philosophy Plato: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato

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David Hume is one of Scotland’s greatest philosophers (Adam Smith is another, about whom we also have a film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejJRhn53X2M). His claim to greatness lies in his appreciation of ordinary experience, his descriptions of consciousness and his humane, tolerant approach to religious disputes. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we […]

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After decades of research, the thinking computer remains a distant dream. They can play chess and drive cars, but thinking like humans remains a step beyond. Now, the inventor of quantum computation David Deutsch has called for a wholesale change in thinking, a revolution in philosophy, to break the impasse. He discusses these issues with […]

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A description of Functionalism, a position in philosophy of mind claiming that something has a mental state in virtue of what it does, not what it is made of (from the intuition of the Turing Test).

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