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Copernican Revolution

Copernican Revolution

An essay on Copernican revolution in the context of European society and its contribution to rise of modern science. Specially useful for undergraduates and postgraduates studying science education.

By mohdamir69

The Ontological Argument OCR 2017 A Level (Arguments based on reason)

The Ontological Argument OCR 2017 A Level (Arguments based on reason)

In this highly differentiated lesson, students will challenge themselves to work out the Ontological argument put forward by Anselm and the criticisms from Gaunilo. They will also be able to evaluate the criticism from Gaunilo. It's all ready for the NEW 2017 OCR Religious Studies A Level. The lesson has a focus on independent learning and student-led activities. Included are all of the resources, a powerpoint and a detailed lesson plan. Just add chocolate! Notes: The card sort runs over three pages and needs to be printed onto green, yellow and red card. The first page should be printed onto green, the second onto yellow and the third onto red. This means students can choose their level of challenge by the traffic light colours. Answer to the quiz: BCCABCACB

By toddbeamish

General Philosophy 4.2: External World Scepticism

General Philosophy 4.2: External World Scepticism

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to address these. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

General Philosophy 1.4: Galileo to Descartes

General Philosophy 1.4: Galileo to Descartes

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to address these. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

Stephan Scmid: Cogito Argument Part 2

Stephan Scmid: Cogito Argument Part 2

Part 2 of a pair. Stephan continues to outline Descartes philosophical quest., and the role of the cogito argument. We learn that Descartes thought that, just from the assumption that he existed, he could prove that most of his ordinary beliefs were true. Bold.

By Wi-Phi

Stephan Scmid: Cogito Argument Part 1

Stephan Scmid: Cogito Argument Part 1

Part 1 of a pair. Stephan introduces us to one of the most famous thoughts in the history of philosophy: cogito ergo sum --- I think, therefore I am. The thought is due to Rene Descartes, philosopher and all-round genius of the seventeenth century. In this first video, we learn a little bit more about who Descartes, and how he tried to reboot philosophy.

By Wi-Phi

The René Descartes Experiment

The René Descartes Experiment

What do you think of when you hear the name René Descartes? Most folks know him as a philosopher, but Descartes was also one of the best scientists of his day. Descartes’ name, in fact, is associated these days with a simple experiment you can do at home. It’s called a Cartesian Diver.

By AMomentOfScience

Descartes Meditations

Descartes Meditations

made for the scottish higher, this is run through of Descartes Meditations. Please feel free to adapt these to suit your own needs. Please feel free to leave comments

By sjwd

Rationalism vs. Empiricism

Rationalism vs. Empiricism

A quick starter lesson on Rationalism vs. empiricism and epistemology. Brief overview of topic and a quick look at Descartes, Locke and Hume. Incluses a card sort activity.

By Stella_Lithgow

The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy

The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy

Selections from the Principles of Philosophy by René Descartes. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org This e-book text has been shared by Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org

By ProjectGutenberg