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ten free resources to learn philosophy - from Yale to Oxford

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Ten Top-Notch Resources to Learn Philosophy

When I was growing up and getting introduced to philosophy, I had no idea where to start — had to go through 100s of books to understand one concept.

If you are subscribed to this newsletter, it goes without saying that you have Philosophical leaning.

So here’s a Goldmine of resources for you to expand yourself in the world of big ideas that changed the world:

  1. Philosophy and the science of human nature (from Yale University; the best in this list): https://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy/phil-181
  2. General Philosophy Oxford University: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/general-philosophy
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (the OG): https://plato.stanford.edu/
  4. Thousand Word Philosophy - Best Philosophy Essays on the Internet: https://1000wordphilosophy.com/all-essays/
  5. Podcast by the University of Chicago: https://elucidations.vercel.app/
  6. Michael Sugrue (great classic lectures): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFaYLR_1aryjfB7hLrKGRaQ
  7. Guide to Freud (a must, if you also have a psychological leaning): https://thedailyidea.org/freud-articles-videos-podcasts/
  8. Rick Roderick, former professor, University of Texas: http://rickroderick.org/
  9. Podcasts, Interviews, and Lectures on Philosophy, UChicago: https://philosophy.uchicago.edu/news-events/podcasts-interviews-and-lectures
  10. Philosophize This Podcast (great place to begin with): https://www.philosophizethis.org/podcasts

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