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Philosophers across many different ideologies argue that equality is an important human ideal. But what type of equality... see more

Where do rights come from? In this lecture, Dr. Bill Glod of the Institute for Humane Studies explains the two approaches... see more

Robert Nozick was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but according to Professor Chris... see more

Is private property just? In this lecture, Professor Chris Feiman of the College of William and Mary presents some of the... see more

In this lecture, Professor Aeon Skoble of Bridgewater State University discusses the relationship between moral equality... see more

Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillance of private citizens sparked debate around the world about the... see more

Professor James Stacey Taylor of the College of New Jersey discusses the contributions of philosopher, historian, and... see more

Professor James Stacey Taylor of the College of New Jersey discusses the contributions of philosopher and economist Adam... see more

Professor James Stacey Taylor of the College of New Jersey discusses the contributions of philosopher Francis Hutcheson... see more

Have you ever stopped to think about the incredible risks the Founding Founders took when they rebelled against British... see more

This thought experiment, based on an essay by Professor Thomas Nagel, Philosopher at New York University, encourages... see more

Today people often believe that classical liberalism is all about free market economics, but according to Dr. Stephen... see more

Professor Matt Zwolinski of the explains philosopher Peter Singer's drowning child thought experiment and explains why... see more

The United States was founded on the principles of natural rights, equality, and classical republicanism, but how well... see more

This is a set of lecture notes for a course called "Introduction to Philosophy," focused on value theory (ethics, social... see more

This page from a course website has lecture notes on moral theories from J.S. Mill, Immanuel Kant, Aristotle, and more.... see more

This video was recorded at YALE RLST 145 - Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine... see more

This video was recorded at YALE RLST 145 - Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine... see more

This video was recorded at YALE RLST 145 - Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine... see more

This video was recorded at PLSC 270 - Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform. Professor Rae introduces Adam Smith's... see more

This video was recorded at PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy. In this last session on the Republic, the... see more

This video was recorded at PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy. The discussion of the Republic continues. An... see more

This video was recorded at PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy. Lecture 4 introduces Plato's Republic and its... see more