Family Obligations: Crash Course Philosophy #43

For most of you, your parents brought you into this world. They also fed you, and changed your diapers, and wiped your tears. They raised you. Yet, according to contemporary American philosopher Jane English, once you’re grown, you don’t owe your parents anything. Not a single thing. Now, this might sound a little selfish. A […]

Cornel West: Hope Is Spiritual Armor Against Modern Society’s Spiritual Warfare

What does it mean to learn how to die in order to learn how to live? That’s platonic isn’t it? Philosophy itself is a meditation in preparation for death. Montaigne says the philosophizers learn how to die. Seneca says he or she who learns how to die unlearns slavery because art, paideia—deep education, not cheap […]

Q&A – Bachelor’s Philosophy, Politics and Society – Radboud University

Why I Hate Society, But Love Humanity

in our society today, do you class yourself as free? or are you constantly clinging onto things, which give no guarantee? do our materialistic items ever deliver to us real happiness? or do they distort us from reality and for our conscience are they poisonous? see happiness comes within yet we always tend to forget. […]

Conversations in Bioethics 2016: Making Families

(bell ringing) – Good evening everybody. I am Chan, Chandler or Chan Tagliabue. I’m a member of the Regents Committee for Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you here tonight. This evening is part of an annual series hosted by the KIE in which the campus community gets […]

45 minutes on a single paragraph of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good & Evil

So I’m going to read something that Nietzsche wrote in the first part Beyond good and evil. Which is a section called prejudices of Philosophers and it’s a really good example of the density of this book one of the ways of conceptualizing Beyond good and evil, and I think this is true for most […]

PHILOSOPHY – Nietzsche

The challenge begins with how to pronounce his name. The first bit should sound like ‘Knee’, the second like ‘cha’ Knee – cha. Then we need to get past some of his extraordinary and provocative statements: ‘What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’ ‘God is dead! And we have killed him.’ And his large moustache. […]

OSHO: The Rule of a Barbarous Society

Reason Genealogy and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity with Robert Brandom

(chimes jingle) – [Presenter] This program is presented by University of California Television. Like what you learn? Visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest UCTV programs. (light music) – Good afternoon, I’m Jay Wallace, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Howison Lectures Committee at UC […]

PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French 20th century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically criticizing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state, including its police, law courts, prisons, doctors and psychiatrists. His goal was to work out nothing less than how power worked and then to change it in the direction of a […]