Spreading the Word: Toxic Productivity Culture

Are you doing your best to be productive and to improve your productivity? Trying to work as efficiently as possible? Many of us are, and why shouldn't we, productivity is a good thing, isn't it? Paradoxically, all these efforts to maximise our productivity can sometimes turn out to be... counterproductive. For example, we may come …

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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: Frankl’s Quotes on Meaning

In this short video, you will hear some of what Viktor Frankl had to say about our need for meaning. Given his severe and bitter personal experience (Nazi camps survivor), I find his thoughtful words particularly inspiring and motivating. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HUtKHLHeAY Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share an …

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Spreading the Word: What is Phenomenology?

Phenomenology represents a crucial turn in the Western philosophical thinking. Tracing its roots to the 18th-century Enlightenment thinker Immanuel Kant, phenomenology takes human experience of phenomena as its central object and method of study. Although a large and complex topic, I found the following short video to offer an informative introduction and overview of what …

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Spreading the Word: Scientific Revolution

This week I am finishing up the topic of the history of the Scientific Revolution. After having offered my philosophical take on it in the last two articles, I share with you this fun short video from the same YouTube channel that brought you last week's Plato and Aristotle - the CrashCourse. I especially appreciate …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophical Duo – Plato and Aristotle

On Monday, I published the first part of a 2-part article on the history of the Scientific Revolution. My take on its philosophical history, to be precise. In that post, I talk a lot about Aristotle and the centrality of his ideas to the formation of modern science. Today I thought I would give a …

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Spreading the Word: Boring Billion Years

Did you know there was a period in our planet's past that is sometimes referred to as the Boring Billion? Billion years of not much anything?! Have a look and listen to this deep dive into Earth's history to explore how boring that billion really was. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sbwUeTyDb0 Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, …

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Special Post: Volunteers Helping Ukraine

This is a very special post. I share with you a video made by one Ukrainian travel video blogger who has a very popular YouTube channel. Ever since the war in Ukraine started, he put all his travel videos on pause and has devoted his separate English-language channel to posting regular updates about the current …

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Spreading the Word: Discussion on Feminist Philosophy of Religion

An interesting discussion about analytic philosophy, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy take on this and some other topics. This was a recommended video in one of my university master's level courses in philosophy. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcfoO8x9QVA Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read …

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Spreading the Word: Early Account of Christianity

A fascinating retelling of an early account of the 'weird new Christians' given in the 2nd century CE by a Roman. What a different perspective it is. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTilTcdVAb8&t=269s Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered …

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