Philosophy - Ideas

Sigmund Freud

By Michael Lacewing

Michael Lacewing discusses the continuing relevance of Sigmund Freud and his relationship to Christian faith.

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis; a method for both explaining behaviour and treating mental illness. He argued that early childhood experiences that might elicit disapproval are repressed by the ego into the unconscious and then cause psychological interruptions later in life; also that these can be dealt with by bringing them to consciousness through conversation with a therapist. He later developed a personality model of psyche that comprised id, ego and super-ego.

An Analysis of Richard Dawkins' Assumptions

By William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig discusses the assumptions that underlie Dawkins' arguments.

Cosmological Argument

By William Lane Craig, Tim Hull

Tim Hull provides a background introduction to the Cosmological Argument. William Lane Craig has worked extensively on a version of the cosmological argument called the Kalam cosmological argument. While the Kalam has a venerable history in medieval Islamic philosophy, Craig updated the argument to interact with contemporary scientific and philosophical developments, which he outlines in this video.

Byzantine Theology. Part 2.

By Andrew Louth

Andrew Louth continues his discussion of Byzantine theology.

Challenges in Christology

By Ian MacFarland

Ian MacFarland discusses the challenges in Christology.

The 'Old Quest' for the Historical Jesus

By Clive Marsh

Clive Marsh discusses the 'Old Quest' (1778-1914) for the Historical Jesus by exploring the works that were written on the subject during that time and the historical and theological interpretations that had been presented.

Ludwig Wittgenstein. Part 1.

By Stephen Mulhall

Stephen Mulhall discusses the origins of Ludwig Wittgenstein's theology.

Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Austrian born British philosopher of logic, mind, math and language. His interest was in the relationship between thought, language and reality. He rejected the idea that language is essentially representation but argued rather that 'language games' form part of reality. Thinking via language is therefore not a private matter but accessible only by taking part in community.

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