Hello everybody! Thanks for taking the time to watch this video. In the Enlightenment, a guy called David Hume had some things to say about reason. Usually we think that reason is super cool, and it is. But Hume wanted to put a little bit of a spin on it by balancing it with Passion. […]

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Spring 2012 Ethics classes at Marist College, we finish our study of Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics by examining his views on Friendship. We look at the different sorts of friendship and relationships, what is required for friendship in a full sense, and the range of relationships Aristotle can address

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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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Immanuel Kant was acutely aware of living in an age when philosophy would need to supplant the role once played by religion. This helped him to arrive at his most famous concept: the ‘categorical imperative.’ If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/o15jWG FURTHER READING “Immanuel Kant is […]

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The German philosopher Hegel believed that strange and alien bits of history have much to teach us. He believed story and civilisation do not move in a straight line, so important ideas and attitudes get left behind. Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): […]

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of ‘mauvaise foi’ or ‘bad faith’ is central to his philosophy. It’s a phenomenon of not being honest with ourselves and therefore, of undermining our chances of fulfilment. Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 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 […]

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Nietzsche’s concept of the Superman is one of the most exciting and yet weird aspects of his thought. What did he really mean by this unusual word? Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 Find out more by reading our book “Life lessons from Nietzsche” : http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/life-lessons-from-nietzche/ Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Mad Adam […]

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The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative (and he dressed unusually well). If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/yisCyY FURTHER READING “Albert Camus was an extremely handsome mid-20th century French-Algerian […]

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher obsessed with the difficulties of language, who wanted to help us find a way out of some of the muddles we get into with words. Please subscribe here: 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 Inspired […]

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