Philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that our current brand of global capitalism is quickly outgrowing democracy and that a divorce between the two is inevitable. This leads to an array of social and geopolitical concerns regarding the public commons. These problems include but are not limited to ecology, biogenetics, finance, neo-apartheid, crisis management, intellectual property rights, […]

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http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Žižek, contemporary philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, bodhisattva, samsara, enlightenment, kharma, nirvana, war, Thomas Metzinger, free will, Benjamin Libet, Martin Heidegger, Patricia and Paul Churchland, and The Lion King. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European […]

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Slavoj Zizek, one of the worlds most influential living philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss capitalism’s flawed priorities. Watch the RSA Animate of this talk: http://youtu.be/hpAMbpQ8J7g Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg

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“Let us be realists and demand the impossible: Communism.” Filmed Sunday, October 2, 2011 Opera Theatre, Sydney, Australia. Re-uploaded under free-copyright, video is the sole-property of the Sydney Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

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Slavoj Žižek tells an old Russian joke, expounding its political relevance today….

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MP3: http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3288/the-truth-about-aristotle Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3288-the-truth-about-aristotle A compelling introduction to Aristotle, considered by some the smartest person who ever lived. Aristotle was considered so dominant in philosophy that for centuries in the Middle Ages, he was simply referred to as “The Philosopher.” He invented logic; his scientific classifications are still more or less in use today. Aristotle’s […]

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MP3: http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3288/the-truth-about-aristotle Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3288-the-truth-about-aristotle A compelling introduction to Aristotle, considered by some the smartest person who ever lived. Aristotle was considered so dominant in philosophy that for centuries in the Middle Ages, he was simply referred to as “The Philosopher.” He invented logic; his scientific classifications are still more or less in use today. Aristotle’s […]

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Morality is often considered to be ahistorical. In this episode of the Minerva podcast, the focus is on Marx, who, following Hegel, disagrees with this conception of morality. The guest is David Marjoribanks. His research focuses on the theories of ideology and the implications for morality in Marx and post-Marxism. He argues that ethical norms […]

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