Our unit on the philosophy of religion and the existence of god continues with Thomas Aquinas. Today, we consider his first four arguments: the cosmological arguments. — Images and video via VideoBlocks or Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons by 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ — Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Help PBSDS win a […]

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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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Platonic philosophy of “Idealism” for Valencia Humanities class (Dr. George Brooks)

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Today Hank gains insight from that most philosophical of figures…Leonardo DiCaprio. In this episode, we’re talking about the process of philosophical discovery and questioning the relationship between appearance and reality by taking a look at Plato’s famous Myth of the Cave. All with a little help from our good pal Leo. — Images and video […]

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Philosopher Dan Sportiello discusses the relevance of ancient philosophers to our modern day problems. He calls for a revolution in our modern practices–not one of violence, but of ideas. Daniel John Sportiello is a doctoral candidate in the Department of […]

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Platonic philosophy of “Idealism” for Valencia Humanities class (Dr. George Brooks)

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Platonic philosophy of “Idealism” for Valencia Humanities class (Dr. George Brooks)

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Platonic philosophy of “Idealism” for Valencia Humanities class (Dr. George Brooks)

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by Chris Misurellit through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This project examines Aristotle’s renowned work on the subject of rhetoric: the art of public speaking, the means to persuade audiences to a different point of view. The secrets are unveiled in this very fine work by Misurelli

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This week we explore final ethical theory in this unit: Aristotle’s virtue theory. Hank explains the Golden Mean, and how it exists as the midpoint between vices of excess and deficiency. We’ll also discuss moral exemplars, and introduce the concept of “eudaimonia.” Get your own Crash Course Philosophy mug or Chom Chom shirt from DFTBA: […]

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