Why Hate Is Fuelling Politics | The Economist

Hate is fuelling politics in America and Britain, as arguments over racial justice, transgender rights and other issues become more polarised. These tribal "culture wars” spell bad news for democracy. Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71djyj4R_GU Are we becoming more divided? Critical race theory What are culture wars? Transgender rights The effects of… Continue lendo Why Hate Is Fuelling Politics | The Economist

“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

“Why Philosophy Matters”: interview with Isaiah BERLIN (1976)

Bryan Magee—world-renowned author and professor—and Sir Isaiah Berlin, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and biographer of Karl Marx, answer fundamental questions such as "What is philosophy?" "Why does it matter?" and "Why should anybody be interested in it today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vib2rqJKS08&t=59s Check out these Isaiah Berlin books on Amazon: Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies… Continue lendo “Why Philosophy Matters”: interview with Isaiah BERLIN (1976)

“Unbridled Romanticism” – Isaiah BERLIN

I NOW COME TO THE FINAL eruption of unbridled Romanticism. According to Friedrich Schlegel, who wrote most authoritatively about this movement, and was indeed a part of it himself, the three factors which most profoundly influenced the entire movement, not only aesthetically but also morally and politically, were, in this order, Fichte’s theory of knowledge,… Continue lendo “Unbridled Romanticism” – Isaiah BERLIN

“Contra o fundamentalismo religioso e científico” – John GRAY

Os fundamentalistas religiosos vêem o poder da ciência como a principal fonte do desencanto moderno. A ciência suplantou a religião como fonte de autoridade, mas ao preço de tornar a vida humana acidental e insignificante. Se é para nossas vidas terem algum sentido, o poder da ciência tem de ser derrubado, e a fé restabelecida.… Continue lendo “Contra o fundamentalismo religioso e científico” – John GRAY

“You don’t need religion” – Alan WATTS

If you don’t know what you want, then you have reached the state of desirelessness.Alan Watts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Y1eX24rbM Alan Watts give a speech on knowing the unknown in his one hour long lecture on zen buddhism. RELATED CONTENT:

Reverend Moon: Emperor of the Universe | BBC documentary

The following video is a one-hour long BBC documentary made in 2000. It gives a lot of information about Sun Myung Moon, starting with his early life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEnxHDaGF5w Sun Myung Moon (Korean: 문선명; Hanja: 文鮮明; born Yong Myung Moon; 6 January 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader, also known for his… Continue lendo Reverend Moon: Emperor of the Universe | BBC documentary

“Human Redundancy and the Cyborg Economy” – John GRAY

The pioneers of modern robotics, Norbert Wiener and John von Neumann, were both involved in the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bomb. Wiener is recognized as having originated cybernetics, while Neumann is acknowledged to be the principal progenitor of the mathematical theory of games. They were fully aware that the sciences they were developing… Continue lendo “Human Redundancy and the Cyborg Economy” – John GRAY

Wittgenstein on Religion

Silence tells no lies. Silence does not deceive.Ludwig Wittgenstein Ludwig Wittgenstein and his views on religion are discussed. This is from an episode of the series called Sea of Faith with Don Cupitt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0ViohsKbDw The Sea of Faith movement started in 1984 as a response to Don Cupitt's book and television series, both titled Sea of Faith. Cupitt was… Continue lendo Wittgenstein on Religion

“The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

Binding contrast into paradox, Alan takes us on a journey through the psychology of mystical experience in relation to life and death, followed by a jaunt through the power of nothingness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acpeb1PCMiA In this episode of Being in the Way, Mark Watts opens the door to the vault, introducing two rare recordings from his father,… Continue lendo “The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS