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Anna Ezekiel on Günderrode, Identity and Doing Philosophy Differently

Anna Ezekiel on Günderrode, Identity and Doing Philosophy Differently

Philosopher Anna Ezekiel talks about Karoline von Günderrode, and about the German philosopher's distinctive philosophy of free will, identity and death.

Navigating Wisdom with Aristotle (Wisdom #2)

Navigating Wisdom with Aristotle (Wisdom #2)

In this class, we're exploring Aristotle's ideas of theoretical and practical wisdom, heading on perilous Atlantic sea voyages, and asking about what it means not just to know stuff, but also to act wisely.

Xenophanes on Gods and Horses

Xenophanes on Gods and Horses

Xenophanes was a wandering philosopher and poet, who was fiercely critical of his contemporaries' views on the nature of the gods.

What is Wisdom? (Wisdom #1)

What is Wisdom? (Wisdom #1)

In the first lesson of season one, we're asking about wisdom, what it is, how it matters, and how to cultivate it.

Jing Jiang on Politics, Gender and Weaving

Jing Jiang on Politics, Gender and Weaving

Jing Jiang is one of the earliest women in Chinese recorded history to engage in philosophical debate. She was a thinker with a keen grasp of politics, and a considerable skill in argument.

Parmenides on Truth and Opinion

Parmenides on Truth and Opinion

Parmenides is one of the most elusive and enigmatic of all early Greek philosophers. Could he really have been arguing that nothing ever changed? And if so, why?