December 26, 2010 § Leave a Comment
After my visit to Harvard earlier this autumn, I delved back into iTunes University (which itself merits some thoughts on the conflict between free, online lectures and the corporatisation of education – more on which here), to find which courses they’ve uploaded.
Now uploaded online, each lecture is around 30 minutes long (although the podcasts contains two of them back-to-back), and they make for perfect end-of-the-day thinking nuggets. Being introduced to the great philosophers through their competing ideas, rather than through a time-line has been particularly enjoyable. So far, Alasdair MacIntyre‘s ideas around Communitarianism have struck a particular chord with my recent reading into the power of narrative.
The first lecture is below – download the other twelve here. Hope you enjoy!