To give my Intro to Philosophy students a brief introduction to the history of western philosophy I created the following set of short videos.

They consist of my very briefly explaining highlights–famous philosophers and their most famous and influential ideas.

Enjoy.

(The sound quality isn’t always great. Using earbuds can help.)

Ancient Philosophy

The Presocratics:              https://youtu.be/ul6Dy95Vxhw                13:32

Socrates:      https://youtu.be/U8aQPFkxt-k                9:43

Plato:   https://youtu.be/fa3KRV-IPbM                            8:07

Aristotle:             https://youtu.be/9notHqpSepU                              13:22    

/              45 min.

Medieval Philosophy

Early Medieval Philosophy:      https://youtu.be/aw5lWfn8f10          10:54

Late Medieval Philosophy:     https://youtu.be/cJu3X9rQsgc                9:34       

/      20.5 min.

Modern Philosophy

The Roots of Modern Philosophy:    https://youtu.be/q6368a3eSVY       13:34

The Empiricists:                      https://youtu.be/14qGxcKuE6Q                  13:51

The Rationalists:                 https://youtu.be/w5G8bjQLWSA                   12:46

Reid and Kant:               https://youtu.be/cR_PEnX8s4E                          12:59    

/              54 min.

19th and 20th Century Philosophy

19th Century:      https://youtu.be/hUG1zHDHzpU                          13:29

20th Century:      https://youtu.be/wv6SOqMpMO8                       14:48    

/              29 min

Total: 150 minutes