Philosophy Videos

Since 2011, I've been producing online philosophy lecture videos in my main YouTube channel.  I've also started a new channel on Critical Thinking,  Logic, and Argumentation. For the sake of convenience, I've organized my videos for you here into series and sequences.  Clicking the link for the series takes you to a full page containing all of those videos.

Videos of My Talks, Lectures, and Workshops: these are talks I've given at various places over the years, ranging over a variety of topics, most of which were academic in some sense.

I've also been creating a few podcasts, which you can access here.

Philosophy Core Concepts Videos

I have 500 shorter videos, each of which is focused on one core concept from a philosophical thinker and text.  Each of these is roughly 10-30 minutes long. For convenience's sake, I have organized these into several sequences by the philosopher the videos focus upon.

Plato Core Concept Videos - covering the Apology, Crito, Euthyphro, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium, and parts of the Republic.

Aristotle Core Concept Videos - covering the entirety of the Nicomachean Ethics and the Categories, and parts of the Politics and Metaphysics

Epicurus Core Concept Videos - discussing key ideas from Epicurus's available texts

Cicero Core Concept Videos - discussing key ideas from the Stoic Paradoxes, On Fate, book 1 of On Duties, and books 1 and 3 of On The Ends

Seneca Core Concept Videos - just one so far, on Letter 65, but more to come in the future

Epictetus Core Concept Videos - focusing on the Enchiridion and Discourses

Augustine of Hippo Core Concept Videos

Anselm of Canterbury Core Concept Videos - covering the Monologion, and other texts in the near future

Thomas Aquinas Core Concept Videos - covering selected parts and topics of his Summa Theologiae

Rene Descartes Core Concept Videos - covering the Discourse on Method

Blaise Pascal Core Concept Videos - discussing selected topics from his work, The Pensees

Jeremy Bentham Core Concept Videos - providing an overview of Bentham's Utilitarian moral theory, in his work Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation

Immanuel Kant Core Concept Videos - covering the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

G.W.F. Hegel Core Concept Videos - covering the Self-Consciousness section of the Phenomenology of Spirit

Soren Kierkegaard Core Concept Videos - covering his work Fear and Trembling

John Stuart Mill Core Concept Videos - focusing on his work, Utilitarianism

Friedrich Nietzsche Core Concept Videos - discussing "Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense"

Martin Heidegger Core Concept Videos - discussing Heidegger's "What Is Metaphysics?", "Plato's Doctrine of Truth," and the Introduction to Being and Time

Jean-Paul Sartre Core Concept Videos - discussing "Existentialism is a Humanism" and No Exit

Albert Camus Core Concept Videos - discussing the Myth of Sisyphus

W.D. Ross Core Concept Videos - discussing chapter 2 of the Right and the Good

Ayn Rand Core Concept Videos - covering portions of The Virtue of Selfishness

Alasdair MacIntyre Core Concept Videos - discussing parts of After Virtue and "Plain Persons and Moral Philosophy"

Virginia Held Core Concept Videos - discussing "Feminist Transformations of Moral Theory"

James Rachels Core Concept Videos - discussing "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"

Rosemarie Tong Core Concept Videos - discussing "Carol Gilligan's Ethics of Care"

Major Lecture Series in Philosophy

Existentialist Philosophy and Literature:  an ongoing study of key texts and thinkers from this loose philosophical movement -- right now there are about 50 videos available, but eventually another another 60 are planned

Half-Hour Hegel: The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit:  a major project, which will eventually grow to about 300 or so videos (currently over 220 available)  In each of these, I examine 1-4 paragraphs of the great German Idealist, G.W.F. Hegel's first major work. Each video is about 25-35 minutes long

Academic Course Lectures

Introduction to Philosophy Course Lectures: 86 videos from my Introduction to Philosophy classes, supplemented by several videos from my Ethics and Existentialism sequences, to help round out the sequence.  Each of these is roughly 1 hour long.

World Views and Values Course Lectures: 54 videos from my entirely online World Views and Values class, covering thinkers from Plato to Martin Luther King.  Each of these is roughly 15-35 minutes long.
Ethics: Moral Theories and Applications Course Lectures: 35 videos from my Ethics classes, covering major thinkers, approaches, and moral theories. Each of these lectures is anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours long.

Religion in America Course Lectures: 52 videos from my Spring 2014 Religion in America class.  Each of these lectures is anywhere from 15-45 minutes long.  Down the line, I hope to a much more in-depth set of courses on these themes and material.

Critical Thinking Fallacy Lectures: videos from my new Critical Thinking, Logic, and Argumentation Channel, so far focusing just on the Informal Fallacies

Lecture Series Videos

Glimpses Into Existence Lecture Series: 12 videos from my monthly lecture series in 2014, hosted by the historic Kingston Library, examining eleven major figures from the Existentialist movement in Philosophy, Theology, and Literature. Each of these videos is roughly 1-1/2 to 2 hours long.

Understanding Anger Lecture Series: 9 videos from my my monthly lecture series in 2015, hosted by the historic Kingston Library, examining ancient and medieval perspectives on anger from literary, philosophical, and theological sources.

Worlds of Speculative Fiction Series: 23 videos so far in this ongoing monthly lecture series, which began in 2016 and is continuing on at present.  It focuses on the narrative worlds and philosophical themes in the works of classic and contemporary science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors.

Philosophers in The Midst of History: 8 videos so far in this ongoing quarterly series, which began in 2016 and continues on at present.  In this series, we discuss philosophers in their historical context, particularly in relation to important cultural, political, and religious developments and conflicts.