Idealist philosophy

apple-88x50Dr. Stephen Hicks discusses Idealist philosophy as an integrated system with positions in metaphysics, epistemology, human nature, and ethics. This is from Part 7 of Professor Hicks’s Philosophy of Education course.

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  • July 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Stephen, this is the first video segment I’ve looked at, and it is quite good. I think my 16 year old could follow it pretty well, so it should be ideal for college-level presentations. One comment: I see that you didn’t mention the reason/emotion conflict in the part about human nature. Emotion is usually attributed to the lower part of human nature. Also, urges and “instincts” as opposed to aspirations, is another opposition in human nature that deserves mention. Good work!

  • July 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks, Roger. Yes indeed about the reason/emotion split in Idealism. That issue is raised earlier in the course but did not make the time-limit cut for the Idealism section. But you’re exactly right that it’s important.

  • February 13, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I like your video lecture, it’s very interesting for me and also for other students.

  • January 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    sir i watch your videos and i like them and i need some of your help. can you explain 4th and 5th videos i didn’t get that all. i have to explain these videos to my classmate.

  • January 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I’m glad you like the videos, Abdul. What in particular needs more explanation?

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