Higher Education Podcasts

General Philosophy show

General PhilosophyJoin Now to Follow

A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others 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 resolve the issue. Individuals interested in the 'big' questions about life such as how we perceive the world, who we are in the world and whether we are free to act will find this series informative, comprehensive and accessible.

By Oxford University

Sacrifice and Modern Thought show

Sacrifice and Modern ThoughtJoin Now to Follow

Sacrifice is at the heart of religion. It is not surprising, then, that the 'turn to religion' we have witnessed over the past two decades has led to a renewed interest in sacrifice as well. In light of this, the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought at the University of Oxford presents five interviews with contributors to the recently-published book Sacrifice and Modern Thought (ed. Zachhuber and Meszaros, 2013). At around 15 minutes in length, each interview provides an insight into how the modern fascination for the topic of sacrifice has evolved, and how the concept of sacrifice in turn has shaped theological debate, the literary imagination and anthropological theory. We hope you enjoy the recordings.

By Oxford University

Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern World show

Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern WorldJoin Now to Follow

The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of analyzing statistics or mathematics.

By Oxford University

Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern World show

Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern WorldJoin Now to Follow

The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of analyzing statistics or mathematics.

By Oxford University

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures show

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lecturesJoin Now to Follow

Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the interpretation of literature, the expression of emotion in music, and the definition of art

By Oxford University

Academic Blogging: Political Analysis in the Digital Age show

Academic Blogging: Political Analysis in the Digital AgeJoin Now to Follow

Blogging is becoming an increasingly important aspect of academic life - a way to increase academic output, reach new audiences and foster original debates. This event was an opportunity to learn about opportunities in the world of academic blogging, understand current trends, and gain insight and advice from the experts. On Tuesday 25 February, the Department of Politics and International Relations hosted an event on the subject of 'Academic Blogging: Political Analysis in the Digital Age' in the Lecture Theatre of Manor Road Building.

By Oxford University

Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction show

Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical IntroductionJoin Now to Follow

A conference to share as much practical and methodological information as possible to give all new researchers in the history of former Soviet States a head start so they could avoid getting bogged down in administrative or organisational difficulties. The conference had a strong interdisciplinary focus, incorporating talks on History, Film, Theatre, Visual Art, Literature, Language, Music, Cultural Studies and Memory.

By Oxford University

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind show

A Romp Through the Philosophy of MindJoin Now to Follow

The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

By Oxford University

Emprendedores exitosos entrevistados en VIDA Entrepreneur show

Emprendedores exitosos entrevistados en VIDA EntrepreneurJoin Now to Follow

En cada episodio, un emprendedor latino exitoso nos cuenta su historia de cómo nació y su estrategia con la que está conquistando el mercado. Las estrategias y retos de emprendedores en otras partes del mundo no son las mismas que en Latinoamérica; por eso aquí las exploramos y compartimos con futuros emprendedores y emprendedores que están en etapas de crecimiento. Escucha al Emprendedor del Año de México, al ganador del reality show del Emprendedor de México de WOBI, al Premio Nacional de Calidad de México, a una Top Innovator, distinción que da MIT, a personas que vendieron miles de millones, a emprendedores que han vendido sus empresas y muchas historias más. Subscríbete gratis para que no te pierdas de ningún episodio y si te gusta por favor regálanos una reseña para motivar a más personas a escuchar el podcast. Escríbenos a roberto@vida-e.com y visita nuestra página web https://vida-e.com para acceder a más de 250 entrevistas adicionales.

By Roberto Ibarra y Edgar Romero

GED Test Audio Lessons, Audio GED Prep Project show

GED Test Audio Lessons, Audio GED Prep ProjectJoin Now to Follow

This is an audio project to help student prepare to take the new GED Exam. GED is the common reference acronym to the standardized test called “General Education Development” which is administered by GED Testing Service LLC. In this project we will producing lessons in audio or podcast form we will be providing one new audio lesson (podcast) per week. There are about 41 lessons in total with each lesson about 25 min. in length. If the student wishes to progress at a faster pace we recommend that he purchase and download the section he is studying. These lessons are available in the menu “GED Audio Lessons”

By AudioGEDPrep.com