A Student’s Prayer (by St. Thomas Aquinas) Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, […]

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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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David Hume is one of Scotland’s greatest philosophers (Adam Smith is another, about whom we also have a film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejJRhn53X2M). His claim to greatness lies in his appreciation of ordinary experience, his descriptions of consciousness and his humane, tolerant approach to religious disputes. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we […]

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http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Zizek talking about the explicit, truth, rules, politics, Mel Gibson, society, race, racism, antisemitism; lecturing and developing a psychoanalysis of culture and societies. Public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2006, Slavoj Zizek. Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian sociologist, postmodern […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, book 1, in particular on Aristotle’s discussion about the different views human beings […]

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A brief lecture on Aristotle’s concept of pleasure, foiled against Bentham.

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A brief discussion of Aristotle’s view of practical reason and its relationship to virtuous behavior

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In this video, Professor Thorsby gives a survey of some of the central elements in Aristotle’s virtue ethics.

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, book 1, in particular on Aristotle’s discussion about the different views human beings […]

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