Spreading the Word: Research on Storytelling

In today's post, I share a podcast episode featuring one of the researchers engaged in a recent project investigating how the art of storytelling can help shift narratives in local communities to encourage more sustainable lifestyles. You can read their report and findings here. Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope to …

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Spreading the Word: Art, Understanding, Meaning

Can art be a channel of understanding? Does it have a claim to truth, to knowledge? What comes first, understanding or knowing? Does art have a part to play in our processes of meaning-making? These are just some of the fascinating and stimulating questions explored in the video I share with you today. It is …

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Spreading the Word: When Words and Worlds Collide

Does it matter how we name things? Do words influence our worldviews? A curious case of renaming a dinosaur suggests there is more to words and worlds relation than meets the eye. Check out this fascinating article over on aeon, "A dinosaur is a story". Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope …

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Spreading the Word: Multicultural Medieval Philosophy

Does the thought of a multicultural medieval philosophy surprise you? Do you believe those "dark ages" were mostly focused on religion and predominantly concerned with Christian theological discussions? If yes, it may well be that your views were shaped by historical narratives that are still, unfortunately, not that uncommon. It was after taking courses in …

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Spreading the Word: Connecting Art and Science

What connects art, science, education, and nature? Watch this video where a visual artist, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, and an educator discuss what I would call the human experience. Perhaps unsurprisingly, communication in its various forms is at the heart of our meaning-making. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R11FofCPoQ4 Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope to …

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Spreading the Word: 10 Soviet Philosophers

"Discover the USSR's forgotten thinkers". Have you ever read any of the Soviet philosophers? Have you heard about them? Did you know they even existed? It is really rather surprising, with all the diversity and inclusion trends and all, how seldom one comes across non-Western philosophers' names in an English-speaking philosophical space. You are sure …

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Spreading the Word: Where Music Comes From?

Music is a human universal. All over the world, across all cultures and times, people have created, listened to, and enjoyed (or hated) music. Arguably, it's not just us. Some of our fellow Earth inhabitants engage in what sounds very much like music, even to our ears. But where does music come from? Why do …

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Spreading the Word: Inspirational Quotes

What did existentialist philosopher Kierkegaard think about discovering ourselves? Collection of inspiring quotes.

Spreading the Word: Is It Art When AI Does It?

What is art? Is it art when AI generates it? What does it mean for us, humans, and for our creativity?

Spreading the Word: Druids in Irish History

Greetings to all fellow history enthusiasts! Today I would like to share with you another fascinating podcast episode from the authors of The Histocrat YouTube channel. This time, listeners (and viewers) are invited to explore the mythical world of Druids in Irish history. Accompanied by videos of beautiful lush green landscapes and forests, historical images, …

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