Thomas Aquinas deserves to be remembered for reconciling faith with reason, thereby saving Western civilisation from turning its back on science and Greek and Roman wisdom. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ Brought to you by http://theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Mad Adam http://madadamfilms.co.uk

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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 Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae, 1st part of the 2nd part, questions 90-91 and 94 (IaIIae, q. […]

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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 Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae, 1st part of the 2nd part, question 94 (IaIIae, q. 94), and […]

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In this video, I discuss David Hume’s essay “The Natural History of Religion,” originally published as one of the Four Dissertations in the work by that name. I start out by indicating some of Hume’s key ideas, assumptions, and methods in the work. Then, I discuss Hume’s views on the origins and nature of polytheism […]

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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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In this lecture/discussion session from my 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we finish up our study of David Hume’s classic work in Philosophy of Religion, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, by focusing on most of the arguments about God’s existence and God’s nature made between his three interlocutors — Philo, Demea, and Cleanthes. […]

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Spring 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class, we start our study of David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. We being with some preliminary matters, talking about why Hume wrote a dialogue, what his rhetorical purposes were in setting up such a debate, and some of the background assumptions of Hume’s […]

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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 and 2010.

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Slavoj Žižek discusses his new book Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail with Hari Kunzru at the Brooklyn Public Library, Novembre 15, 2016

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“Masks are never simply mere masks. Perhaps that’s why Brecht became close to Japan. He also liked this notion that there is nothing really liberating in this typical Western gesture of stealing the masks and showing the true face. What you discover is something absolutely disgusting. Let’s maintain the appearances, that’s my own fantasy of […]

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