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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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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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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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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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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Jacques Derrida was a key philosopher of modern times who made pioneering explorations into the subtexts of our key concepts. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://bit.ly/2bJ3MuE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: http://bit.ly/2bYhI6j Watch more films on CURRICULUM in […]

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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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Plato made up an enduring story about why philosophy matters based on an allegory about a cave… 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/ Subscribe to Wisecrack http://youtube.com/wisecrack Brought to you by http://theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Mad Adam Films http://madadamfilms.co.uk

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Plato’s theory of the forms is at the centre of his philosophy and teaches us the virtues of thinking about the ideal version of things. 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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There’s a particular pleasure to be felt in the mighty things of nature: thunderstorms, the stars, vast deserts, oceans, the icecaps. One philosopher who analysed our pleasure was Edmund Burke, who pinned a word to this sensation and theorised about why it was so nice: he gave us the concept of The Sublime. Please subscribe […]

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