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Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

October 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or

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“Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34”

What Is Justice?: Crash Course Philosophy #40

September 28, 2019 at 10:29 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Justice is one of those things that people talk about all the time, without really being specific about what they mean. Activists talk about economic justice. Police and lawyers talk about criminal justice. Parents, teachers, and students talk about justice a lot, too, though they may never use that word. When there’s a fight on

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“What Is Justice?: Crash Course Philosophy #40”

HWW: Patrick Jagoda on Collaboration at the Global Midwest Conference

September 14, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Welcome back, everybody. If you were here last night, you already know who I am; if you just arrived this morning, I’m Diane Harris, I am the director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the principal investigrator-gator for Humanities without Walls, and, I’m, um,

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“HWW: Patrick Jagoda on Collaboration at the Global Midwest Conference”

Sustainable community development: from what’s wrong to what’s strong | Cormac Russell | TEDxExeter

September 6, 2019 at 8:29 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Translator: Monica Ronchi Reviewer: Saskia Clauss Thank you. The question: “can I help you?” is a question that millions of people ask millions of other people every single day. What does it actually mean to help another human being? Or indeed to help an entire community. I believe that helping is a powerful and often

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How Literature Helped Prisoners Survive the Communist Gulag

August 23, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hello, I’m Dr. Anadale and I teach philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Today I want to talk about an article titled “Frivolous Humanities Helped Prisoners Survive in Communist Romania.” It was published on Zocalo Public Square, May 25th, 2016, by Irina Dumitrescu, a Romanian immigrant to Canada who now

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“How Literature Helped Prisoners Survive the Communist Gulag”

Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.)

August 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi, my name is Leon Botstein. I’m president of Bard College and I’m a musician and a historian of music. My subject today is the arts and art and what is it and why should we study it. Why is it part of university curriculum? Why is it something that an undergraduate student should worry

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“Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.)”

Perspectives on Death: Crash Course Philosophy #17

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Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace Squarespace: Share your passion with the world What are you afraid of? Spiders? Public speaking? The dentist? Calculus? What about death? How you feel about death has probably been shaped by your beliefs about whether or not there’s an afterlife – and if there is, what

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“Perspectives on Death: Crash Course Philosophy #17”

How Words Can Harm: Crash Course Philosophy #28

August 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

A warning: This episode of Crash Course Philosophy contains language that may be upsetting for some viewers and may not be appropriate for viewing in certain settings. Consider the following sentence: Jason shot a mouse in his boxer shorts. Simple enough. Or is it? Like, my first thought was that Jason was wearing the boxer

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“How Words Can Harm: Crash Course Philosophy #28”