Classical Philosophy

Socrates, Alcibiades, and Ambition

March 4, 2017

By Robert C. Bartlett, PhD, Boston College To begin to understand Socrates, it is best to consider how Plato presents Socrates as a teacher. The most […]

Applied Philosophy

Why Do Scientists No Longer Study The Soul?

February 9, 2017

Despite its immense importance over the millennia, there is one concept not found in contemporary science or philosophy of mind: the concept of the soul. Why are problems of mind and body still with us, both philosophically and scientifically, while contemporary scientists and philosophers have nothing to say about souls? This lecture considers the history of that vanished concept. […]

"The Triumph of Death" - Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c. 1562. Located in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

Does Evil Have a Purpose in Life?

January 19, 2017

By James Hall, Ph.D, University of Richmond What is the purpose of evil? Why does it exist? The most widely cited theodicy for human evil relies […]

do souls exist? - abstract image of body and soul

Do Souls Exist?

January 11, 2017

Do souls exist? Professor David Kyle Johnson answers 7 philosophical questions on one of the most discussed subjects in human history. […]

St. Paul statue in front of St. Peters Basilica
Classical Philosophy

How Stoicism Influenced Christianity

December 14, 2016

By Daniel N. Robinson, PhD, Oxford University Before Christianity, there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief in a rational […]

Modern Philosophy

Rousseau’s Dissent from the Enlightenment

December 14, 2016

By Professor Darren Staloff, City College of New York Given the overwhelming success of the Enlightenment as a philosophical and social movement that transformed the world, […]

Health And Fitness

Meditation and The Sense of Self

December 14, 2016

In this video lecture, Professor Ronald D. Siegel grapples with one of the most fundamental and challenging insights that come from meditation practice. […]

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