A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.
A belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem:
We have to change the public’s perception that money is being wasted.
These photographs will affect people’s perceptions of war.
There is a general perception that exams are becoming easier to pass.
It is my perception that his argument was fundamentally flawed.
We need to change people’s perception of the military.
These perceptions reflect those of the general public.
Popular perception of him is gradually changing.
Bribery and Corruption in the City
14 nov. 2018
Crime thrives in a social environment and it harms the society which spawns it most of all. This is also true of bribery and corruption.
A lecture by Nicholas Cooke QC, 30 October 2018
Crime thrives in a social environment which is conductive to its commission, and it harms the society which spawns it most of all. That is as true of bribery and corruption as it is true of knife-armed postcode gangs. If the common ethical code that prevents the vast majority from offending in a particular way begins to break down, there is a serious problem.
18 jul. 2019
We definitely don’t endorse anyone committing real theft, but we might be okay with pretending to do it.