Philosophy 101:
Philosophy on Video
 
 



Philosophy of Religion:

Humorous video about the Problem of Evil.

William Lane Craig  gives a lecture objecting to the Problem of Evil.

Defense of the fine-tuning argument with Robin Collins, astrophysicist Paul Davies, and others.

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson argues that the universe is not well-designed to support human life.

Unintentional parody of Paley's argument from design!

Discussion of the argument from experience, with philosophers William Alston, William Wainwright, and others.

See clip 1 and clip 2 of V. S. Ramachandran, a well-known neuroscientist at the University of California at San Diego, discussing the psychology of religious experiences.

Understand The Ontological Argument Through Star Wars!

Several philosophers discuss the Ontological Argument.

Alvin Plantinga, philosophy professor, interviewed about theism.

Ronald De Sousa, philosophy professor, interviewed about atheism.

Daniel Dennett, philosophy professor, interviewed about his book Breaking the Spell, which argues for a biological and psychological basis of religious belief.

Video about atheists, includes some statistics and lists famous atheists/agnostics.

Physics Professor Michio Kaku on Biblical vs. scientific accounts of the age of the universe.


Descartes:

The Matrix and Descartes - brief, but with several eminent philosophers and clips from the movie.

Three Minute Philosophy: Descartes - 56 seconds longer than advertised, contains some strong language, includes out-takes.

The Mark Steel Lectures (Parts 1, 2 and 3) - witty and includes biographical and historical background.

Philosophers Bernard Williams and Bryan Magee discuss Descartes (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) - very low production values, but Williams is an eminent scholar.
 

Philosophy of Mind:
Philosophy Professor Colin McGinn on the nature of consciousness.

Toward a Science of Consciousness - with Daniel Dennett, Patricia Churchland, John Searle, The Mary example, etc.



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