Spreading the Word: the International Online Philosophy and Music Festival

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a link to an international festival of ideas and music that takes place online this year, on 19th and 20th September. It is the first time they do it fully in a digital format, and it is all going to be live! The festival is …

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Spreading the Word: the Origins of Storytelling

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast on storytelling. It is an interview with a Professor of Anthropology Polly Weissner. She talks about her observations concerning storytelling based on the several decades of research work she has done. I found it to be a thoroughly interesting listen, hope you enjoy …

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Spreading the Word: the Art of Looking and Seeing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I continue the exploring journey theme and share with you an article from a website I'm subscribed to. It`s an article about the book "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by a cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz. After reading this article I was so inspired and intrigued that I …

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Spreading the Word: Take a Trip to Nature (in the Carpathian Mountains)

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a travel video. This time, it's something a bit special and not my standard format, so to speak. It is a video of one guy who has a travel vlog. He lives in Ukraine and has travelled all over the world, posting videos about his …

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Spreading the Word: Pillars of Meaning

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a 2017 TED talk given by the writer Emily Esfahani Smith. She has studied how people find and create meaning in (and for) their lives, and has come up with a suggestion of the results - she refers to them as …

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Spreading the Word: Metaphors in Our Languages

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article and a podcast recording. The topic: metaphors in our languages. For the most part, we don`t even notice them. Yet, we cannot really do without them. It may even be that metaphors reflect the way we think, not just the way we express …

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Spreading the Word: a Talk on Postmodernism

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video where philosopher Dr. Stephen Hicks talks about postmodernism. Lately I found myself 'stumbling' on this concept more and more often, so I thought it would be helpful to try and understand it better. In his talk, Dr. Hicks takes the audience not just …

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Spreading the Word: Objectivity and Reality

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video where two philosophers - Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci - discuss the topics of what is real and what is objective, what are our intuitions about these concepts, and what might the implications be. I found this talk immensely interesting and also easy …

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Spreading the Word: Both Sides of ‘Modernity’

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you one short video from a YouTube channel I begin to enjoy a lot. They are called The School of Life and offer many interesting short videos on a great variety of topics. My today's pick is a video about our current age - also known …

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