This is an excerpt from an episode of The Partially Examined Life podcast, discussing David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. You can find the unabridged Hume podcast, along with dozens of others discussing philosophers from Plato to Kant to Hegel, at the Partially Examined Life website: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com About PEL: The podcasters were all graduate […]

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Slavoj Žižek – Disposable Life (full film). “If you disregard all humanitarian problems and look at what would be ideal for the functioning of the system, basically the idea is that sooner or later 80% of the people are disposable – of no use” Visit historiesofviolence.com for other thinkers on the issue; among other, Simon […]

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Philosophy project which has a fabricated thought from famous philosopher Rene Descartes on the importance of dreams and how they can affect our reality. Not only is a dream of importance, but the idea of experiences in reality or not – even vicariously.

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This is an audiobook recording of Bertrand Russell’s chapter on Plato’s Republic, contained within his “History of Western Philosophy” (1945). Narrated by Geoffrey Sherman. A philosophy podcast, The Partially Examined Life, held a detailed discussion of Plato’s Republic, which can be found here: PREVIEW-Episode 40: Plato’s Republic: What Is Justice?

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This is an excerpt from a prior episode of The Partially Examined Life podcast, discussing Plato’s Republic. You can find the entire unabridged Plato podcast, along with dozens of others discussing philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, at the Partially Examined Life website: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com About PEL: The podcasters were all graduate students in philosophy at the […]

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The School of Life looks at the philosophy of Plato – in the kitchen. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Khyan http://www.youtube.com/user/Khyan1 Music by Todd Bryanton – […]

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On Aristotle’s Politics (350 BCE), books 1 (ch 1-2), 3, 4 (ch 1-3), 5 (ch 1-2), 6 (ch 1-6), and 7 (ch. 1-3, 13-15). Aristotle provides both a taxonomy of the types of government, based on observations of numerous constitutions of the states of his time, and prescriptions on how to best order a state. […]

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This is the sixth of 15 weekly, post-seminar reflections (for ISP-lite, Spring 2011). In this clip I look at Philip Wheelwright’s translation of Aristotle’s ‘De Anima.’ I’m interested here in learning more about Aristotle’s conception of ‘soul’ or ‘psyche’ as an animating force in living things.

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We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 […]

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The French 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is one of the world’s great pessimists- with an unusual power to cheer us up. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://bit.ly/298L8ZN For more on this and other great thinkers, see our new book: http://bit.ly/29aPh0E Watch more films on PHILOSOPHY: […]

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