Applied Philosophy

The Wisdom of Crowds

We are going to talk about prediction. We are going to see how diverse ways of thinking contribute to the ability of a collection of […]

History

Education in the Renaissance

Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values of their society. What, exactly, was […]

Christianity

How Stoicism Influenced Christianity

Before Christianity there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief a rational plan for the Universe—anticipated Christian theology in many ways. Philo […]

Ancient Literature

Dante’s Paradise: The Sphere of Wisdom

On their journey through Paradise, Dante and Beatrice visit the fourth sphere—the so-called sphere of the Sun—and meet the wisest persons to ever live. But rather than […]

Classical Philosophy

Mathematics and Plato’s Guardians

In Plato’s Republic, the great philosopher lays out his thoughts and prescriptions for the best way to organize society. Power, he insists, should lie with […]

Health & Fitness

Meditation and The Sense of Self

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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