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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Spreading the Word: Relaxing Morning Walk

Enjoy this relaxing early morning walk video. I found this channel's walk videos very beautiful and calming. Something many of us need these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSjJVRH6wY 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 to be inspiring and …

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