Professor Gary Jason, PhD | Introduction to Philosophy Resource Center

Introduction to Philosophy Resource Center

Part 1: Introduction-sources:
To add to and amplify discussions in my lectures, as well as to help you come up with and articulate ideas for your term papers, I have collected a number of links to videos and audio recordings of various lectures and interviews. These I gathered from a variety of sources, but I found several sites especially useful and I wish to acknowledge them. These include:

  1. Intelligence squared debates: Intelligence Squared is a non-partisan organization that conducts debates on various issues of concern to public policy. The debates are scrupulously fair: two panels of two or more experts on opposing sides of an issue try to convince live audiences of their positions.
  2. Khan Academy: this online, free university has video lectures from superstar teachers on a variety of academic subjects.
  3. A site with numerous short lectures on religion, science and philosophy.
  4. Philosophy and…: a site with Christopher Haugen’s lectures on philosophy.
  5. Open Yale Courses: Yale University has a variety of introductory classes taught by their faculty and available on YouTube.
  6. Fayetteville State College courses.
  7. Missouri State University: MSU has a number of classroom lectures available for general viewing, including lectures by their law school profs.
  8. Journeyman Pictures: this company produces a wide variety of documentaries about world events and contemporary issues.
  9. Oxford University Philosophy Lectures: a collection of videos on philosophical issues.
  10. Frontline: this longstanding PBS program investigates various timely topics. Most of its past episodes are archived and downloadable from its website.
  11. Prager University: Dennis Prager is a conservative talk show host, and has a site where scholars from many fields give short lectures on major topics, many of them concerning business and economics.
  12. ProCon is an organization that fosters debates about key issues. Its purpose is to neutrally present balanced material that promotes critical thinking.
  13. The School of Life: A site with numerous short (10 minute) lectures on various philosophical topics.
  14. CrashCourse: a site with online courses on various subjects (one being philosophy).
  15. Philosophy Vibe: a site with lectures on philosophy.
  16. Total Philosophy: a site with lectures on philosophy.
  17. Academy of Ideas: a site with lectures on philosophy and psychology.
  18. Prof. Matt McCormick philosophy courses-especially the course on philosophy of religion.
  19. TeachPhilosophy is a series of short videos on various topics in philosophy.
  20. is Kevin deLaplante’s lectures on critical thinking.
  21. Fast Philosophy 01 is a series of lectures on logic by Matthew Hurst.
  22. Prof. Gregory B. Sadler has a YouTube channel of over one thousand of his lectures on a wide variety of philosophical topics.
  23. Wireless Philosophy is a website of videos on various topics in logic and philosophy by a variety of contributors.
  24. ETSU Online: East Tennessee State University offers a variety of instructional videos.
  25. Online Philosophy! Is a site with videos on various philosophical topics.
  26. ConsciousnessOnline is a site with Dr. Richard Brown’s courses on philosophy.
  27. Macat: site with short videos on major philosophic books and articles.
  28. Kane B: Kane Baker’s video channel of his lectures on philosophy.
  29. Philosophical Overdose: a site with many lectures on philosophy.
  30. Oppositum: videos on philosophical topics centering around metaphysics.
  31. SisyphusRedeemed: Prof. Garret Merriam’s videos of his lectures and debates.

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