Category Archives: philosophy

The tragedy of this American moment: Populism, elites, and the 2020 election | Anand Giridharadas

The tragedy of this American moment: Populism, elites, and the 2020 election New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- “We’ll be better off” is the lie that sank … Continue reading

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There are vast tragedies happening right now that we are failing to see

There are transparent monsters in the world. Transparent monsters are tragedies of vast proportions that only very few people can recognize. History is filled with examples of such tragedies, and our time is probably no different. […]

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The Natural World, Joy, and Human Flourishing | On Being

This film is is part of On Being’s “A Wild Love for the World” Starting Point, a collection designed to accompany the exploration of our relationship with the natural world, including how a relationship of care might be inviting us … Continue reading

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During a Senate hearing on abortion access, Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley sparred over how to speak about gender. | NPR

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How dualism desacralized nature

More information: http://www.jeremylent.com Jeremy Lent describes how the reductionist Western mindset looks at the world as a resource for exploitation. Lent traces how Greek dualism set a foundation for the split Christian cosmos, and how Descartes turned Christian thought into … Continue reading

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Surreal Numbers (writing the first book) – Numberphile

Donald Knuth coined the term “Surreal Numbers” and wrote the first book about them after lunch with the man who devised them, John Conway. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More from this interview: https://youtu.be/gMuS8ckbdZE John Conway … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The responsibility of being a feminist icon – 100 Women, BBC World Service

For many, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie became famous when her Ted Talk, ‘We should all be feminists’ was featured in Beyonce’s song Flawless, but her books have been translated into over 30 languages around the world. Subscribe – https://www.youtube.com/bbcworldservice In an … Continue reading

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Inga

Short Documentary: Inga “Through her memoirs, Inga reflects about love, old age and death. We are invited into her home, as she doing her morning rituals and baths in the cold lake. The short portrait shows in artistic and intimate … Continue reading

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Are you insane?! John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist on neuroscience and creativity

Part 1 of an exclusive How To Academy talk. Watch part 2 here: https://youtu.be/FetaCpCaQr4 Live on stage, John Cleese and Dr Iain McGilchrist come together to explore the place of imagination in our lives and culture, drawing both comedy, neuroscience, … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Short Film: “Deus Otiosus (The Idle God)” | DUST

In a primitive society, Bryana, a pregnant hunter, loses her husband to pestilence. Exiled from her home, she hunts their god to demand help. “Deus Otiosus (The Idle God)” by Mat Braddy Starring Christopher Fairbanks (Guardians of the Galaxy Alien3, … Continue reading

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