Crash Course takes on philosophy

I’ve featured Crash Course videos before.  The Green brothers (and collaborators such as Phil Plait) manage to take various subjects such as history, astronomy, politics, biology, and others many might find dry and boring, and make them interesting.  Each episode is relatively short (usually under 15 minutes) but cover a lot in that time, edited to move along at a hyper and fun rate.

If you’ve read articles and posts on various philosophical topics, were mildly interested, but never felt it worth investing the time to read books on it, then their new series on philosophy might be just the thing:

The grouping of Ethics and Aesthetics together under “Value Theory” is interesting.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen that before, but it makes sense in many ways, although I can see people who think they should be approached completely differently disagreeing.

I’m sure the videos will be a repeat of stuff I’ve already read, but I plan to watch them anyway, as I’ve gotten new and valuable information from other basic sources such as Stephen West’s excellent podcast: Philosophize This.

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16 Responses to Crash Course takes on philosophy

  1. Steve Morris says:

    Ethics and Aesthetics together under “Value Theory” – new to me too, but now I think of it, it seems a remarkable insight.

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  2. Great! I’m looking forward to this. I enjoyed (on your recommendation) pretty much all of World History and various other Crash Course videos, and was really hoping for a Crash Course Philosophy to come about. Delighted that it finally has.

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  3. James Pailly says:

    I’m really looking forward to this series. I’ve had a sort of love/hate relationship with philosophy ever since my aesthetics course in college.

    Hank Green gave me a good start on chemistry, and even with topics that I think I know well, like astronomy, I still picked up a few things I didn’t know before. So I’m sure this is going to be good.

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