Tag: philosophy

A man sits in contemplation.
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March 1, 2017

What might we make space for if we gave up our indignation, even if just for a moment? A historical and philosophical inquiry into the roots of this social moment.

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October 4, 2016

The human experience is rife with messiness and frustration, especially in our relationships with others and with ourselves. Trent Gilliss shares thoughts on embracing the turmoil and finding ways to grow from it.

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September 27, 2016

To embrace life despite the truth of suffering is an audacious act. Jennifer Michael Hecht guides us through Albert Camus on the myth of Sisyphus, as a reassuringly contrary argument for life over death.

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November 14, 2015

Confronted with the separate, psychological worlds of our thoughts, Syd Banks’ mysticism influenced a generation of psychiatrists and offers an alternative to the chaos of individual thoughts.

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September 16, 2014

Poets and philosophers may be the mystics of our day, bridging the two worlds and bearing witness to seen and unseen.

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April 8, 2014

The seventh of the great British philosopher’s list of rules for living and learning. This time, on respecting eccentricity.

Screen grab of The Coffinmaker
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July 1, 2013

A thoughtful meditation by a craftsman-philosopher who contemplates the human condition through the building of simple, hand-tooled coffins.

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April 28, 2012

Can we make the world a better place if we change the way people think about honor? This is the…

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April 8, 2011

Humanoid robot ASIMO directs the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (photo by: Honda, Ars Electronica/Flickr) “The options are given in the description…

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October 8, 2010

Class Day Lecture 2009: The Uniqueness of Humans “The less it is possible that something can be, the more it…

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