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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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Communication

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you 2 videos on philosophy of communication. The first one is a useful short introduction into the main thoughts of a 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein about language and the meaning it is used to convey. I recommend you watch this video first and then proceed …

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Spreading the Word: Art as Consolation

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video on art. It is only 8 minutes long but conveys a valuable thought - art is one of humanity`s chief sources of consolation. Have a look at the video authors` proposed 7 most calming works of art. My personal favourite is No 3 …

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Spreading the Word: Different Worlds

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a 17 minutes long TED talk recently given by a historian Greg Anderson. He presents an interesting perspective on what history can teach us about our current reality. Potentially - even about the future. Just to give you a flavour - …

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Spreading the Word: Value of Philosophy

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a short 6 minutes clip taken from a longer (~45 min) interview on the topic of the value of philosophy. Since this subject is on my mind lately and I have written the first part of my essay on it here, …

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Spreading the Word: Continental vs Analytic Philosophy

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast episode. It is one of BBC's In Our Time podcast. The topic of discussion is the so-called continental-analytic split in philosophy. I learned about the existence of such split only very recently and have been trying to find a good, comprehensive explanation of …

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Spreading the Word: Teaming instead of Competing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a TED talk given by Amy Edmondson, a professor of leadership and management at the Harvard Business School. The video lasts only about 13 minutes and it speaks of the great value and immense importance of teamwork. The talk is not …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Human Fragility

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article that I saw today in my inbox. It spoke to me as it may to many others because it tells about our natural, undeniable, inescapable human fragility. The author offers snippets of wisdom by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum about how to live with …

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Spreading the Word: The Speaking Trees

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article about the secret lives of trees. Some of you may already know this but I think it is so amazing that it's worth reminding ourselves - trees communicate to each other, they have their own webs of information flow. There is a series …

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