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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Spreading the Word: Deduction, Induction, Abduction?

When we reason, we use inferences. In philosophy, where people like to order and categorize things, there are three types of inferences: deduction, induction, abduction. We all use them daily (especially the last two), but we do not always realize what they are, how they work, and what are their strengths and weaknesses. Recently, I …

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Spreading the Word: Kierkegaard’s Existentialism

Sometimes, when you feel down, all you really want is to feel understood, have a sense of companionship. Among philosophers, existentialists are probably the best place to go for that feeling of fellow humanity. Here is a short video introducing Soren Kierkegaard, "a companion for our darkest moments." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9JCwkx558o Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" …

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