In this lecture from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we discuss Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae, Prima Secundae, question 2, focusing on the nature of Happiness

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Hume saw problems using facts to justify morals. Learn about Hume’s Guillotine & where reason fits in morality! -Links for the Curious- Hume’s “A Treatise of Human Nature” – http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4705/4705-h/4705-h.htm#link2H_4_0004 GE Moore’s “Principia Ethica,” a text that puts forward a similar argument by different means – http://fair-use.org/g-e-moore/principia-ethica/s.13 A list of philosophical responses to the is/ought […]

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Nobel Prize laureate Professor Amartya Sen presents a lecture entitled David Hume and the Demands of Ethics. The Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University gave his lecture as part of the University’s celebration of philosopher David Hume’s 300th birthday. Professor Susan Manning chaired the event, which also featured Professor Emma Rothschild, Professor Barun […]

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Professor Castleberry gives an online lecture of Hume’s critique of reason’s role in human morality.

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A 5-minute introduction to one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Much food for thought about morality, the nature of science, and the silliness of religion.

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‪http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Žižek, philosopher and author, talking about the transcendental constitution of reality. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the logic of dreams in Freud, subjectivity, how real sex functions against fantasy, ethical certainty, temporal delay in the act of psychoanalysis and Badiou’s concept of decision and forcing the real in relationship to Jacques Lacan, […]

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A conversation based on Plato’s famous “Meno” dialogue. Socrates and Meno delay a game of golf to discuss the origins of virtue, knowledge, and the soul! (And, apparently, Thessalians speak with Australian accents!) As usual, the book is better than the film. Two characters, Anytus and the uneducated slave of Meno, are not included. The […]

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What did Socrates & Plato have to say about ethics? In this video, the Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, tell us!

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In this lecture from my Spring 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we continue our study of Plato’s classic dialogue, the Meno. We work our way into the Platonic “doctrine of recollection”, which views learning as a process of being reminded of what one already has learned and thus in some way knows. […]

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Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC. The dialogue depicts a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists (and other guests) at a dinner gathering.

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