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Human Emotion 5.1: Culture and Emotion

Human Emotion; Professor June Gruber, Yale University 00:00 Chapter 1. Introduction to Lecture 02:05 Chapter 2. Terminology 05:00 Chapter 3. Cultural Influen...
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TED-Dr. Sara Goering - Philosophy for Kids: Sparking a Love of Learning

Dr. Sara Goering is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Member of the Program on Values in Society, and Program Director for the Northwest Center for Philosop...
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The Philosophy of Creativity

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This collection of new essays on creativity integrates philosophical insights with empirical research.
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Can you learn to be creative?

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Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?
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The Myth of the "Clash of Civilizations". Edward Said - YouTube

In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington wrote an essay titled "The Clash of Civilizations?" and later he expanded into a book with the same title, but...
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From 38:02 Said talks about how educational systems need to be 'denationalised'. The 'cry for tradition' is an approach used by conservatives to maintain a We/Other distinction that many countries still, consciously or unconsciously, perpetuate in their educational systems.

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Lines of flight: Deleuze and nomadic creativity

Lines of flight: Deleuze and nomadic creativity | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
In the 60s cult-TV series, The Prisoner, a British spy (played by Patrick McGoohan) is held captive in an Orwellian Village on an island controlled by a faceless authority. The prisoner, known only...
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Deleuze linked human creativity to flight. It is our desire to escape the status quo that leads us to innovate. Like the prisoner, we dream of being anywhere but here. We coordinate, form alignments, combine our powers and innovate. We remake the world on creative new trajectories.

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The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are

The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
A mind-bending new understanding of our basic existential anchor.

“The fate of the world depends on the Selves of human beings," pionee
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Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'

Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View' | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex (RT @TheAtlantic: Why study philosophy?
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Centre for Inquiry UK

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The Centre for Inquiry London applies science and reason to questions regarding religion and the supernatural, and to pressing contemporary ethical, social and political problems.
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CFI UK's primary aim is education, with the focus on the following three areas:

(i) the application of science and/or reason to questions regarding religion and the supernatural (e.g. questions about the divine, parapsychological questions, etc.)

(ii) the application of science and/or reason to pressing contemporary ethical dilemmas and social/political problems (e.g. stem-cell research, global warming)

(iii) the question of what is, and is not, good science (e.g. is intelligent design, or cold fusion, or magnet therapy, good science?)

CFI UK is concerned to defend and promote academic freedom, particularly from unjust legal threats, and to promote science-based policy.

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▶ Education in Africa: 'We don't need reform, we need transformation' - Dr. Mamphela Ramphele - YouTube

Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele has been a student activist, a medical doctor, a community development activist, a researcher, a university executive, a global ...
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Transform education and educate to transform.

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Philosophy of Education Archive

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The Philosophy of Education Society is pleased to sponsor the annual collections of some of the best work in our field. Each year the Philosophy of Education Society invites its members to submit work for possible inclusion in this collection, and these papers are carefully reviewed by an Editor and Editorial Committee. The refereeing process is anonymous and rigorous; the committee rejects more than half of the essays submitted. Accepted essays are comments upon and returned to their authors for revision. They should be counted as refereed publications.

 
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Great archive of materials in philosophy of education..

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Late modernity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Late modernity

Late modernity (or liquid modernity) is the characterisation of highly developed present day societies as a continuation or development of modernity, (rather than as a distinct new state of post-modernity). Late modernity is marked by global capitalist economies with increasing privatisation of services, and by the information revolution.

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Harvard Education Letter: Engaging Young Minds with Philosophy

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Educators use age-old questions to spark high-level thinking and discussion- By LAURA PAPPANO

“Can you be scared and brave at the same time?” asks Charlotte Ljustina, a junior math and English double major and one of 19 Mount Holyoke students working in teams of three to help youngsters explore philosophical topics. This is the first of seven weekly sessions that bring students in Professor Tom Wartenberg’s “Teaching Children Philosophy” course to the charter school.

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The most popular 20 TED Talks, as of now | TED Blog

The most popular 20 TED Talks, as of now | TED Blog | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
As 2013 draws to a close, we take a look at the 20 most-watched TED Talks as of December 2013.
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Raising a Philosophical Child - YouTube

Raising a Philosophical Child Session of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy APA Pacific Meeting San Di...
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Raising a Philosophical Child

Session of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy
APA Pacific Meeting San Diego, CA 
April 16, 2014

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What’s the Big Idea? | Teaching Philosophy through feature film clips

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Is Philosophy Obsolete?

Is Philosophy Obsolete? | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
No. It helps make us coherent to ourselves, and that’s a never-ending project.
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The structure of universities demands that a field be designated as a science, a social science, or one of the humanities. This structure has ill served philosophy. It’s not a science, and it’s not a social science. Therefore it belongs, by default, to the humanities, rubbing shoulders with English literature and art history. And what are the humanities? They are premised, according to one cultural critic, Leon Wieseltier, who is among the most impassioned contemporary defenders of the humanities, on "the irreducible reality of inwardness" and are, in fact, "the study of the many expressions of that inwardness." (Wieseltier’s words were written in response to an essay by my husband, Steven Pinker.)

This definition of the humanities is arguably apposite for the study of art and literature, but most philosophers would reject it, starting with Plato himself. In fact, it sounds like a course-catalog description of the shadow studies in which the prisoners of Plato’s cave are involuntarily enrolled. The man who banished the poets from his utopia would hardly acquiesce in a view of philosophy that rendered it a species of literature. If the arguments of Plato and Descartes, Spinoza and Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein yield us nothing but expressions of our irreducible inwardness, then we can judge them only on aesthetic grounds, as we do Sophocles and Dante, Shakespeare and Milton, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. Some philosophers might agree to the aestheticizing of the field (Martin Heidegger? Richard Rorty?), but many more would not. Henri Bergson argued that the relentless flow of time captures the essence of reality, and that, therefore, all concepts being static, distort reality. Proust channeled this conclusion into the literary techniques of In Search of Lost Time. But while we evaluate Bergson on the merits of his arguments, argumentative validity has no bearing on the accomplishment of Proust.

- See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Is-Philosophy-Obsolete-/145837/#sthash.rLrYqIOb.dpuf

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A Dedicated Teacher Senses Something New in Her Job: Heartbreak

A Dedicated Teacher Senses Something New in Her Job: Heartbreak | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
One woman's love of her work is fading amid what she sees as a stifling curriculum that is harming students.
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From Philosophy for Children to a banking model in real life: a teacher's heartbreak

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Philosophy Zoo : Japanese Enjoyable Philosophy

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A philosophy magazine has been released as a Kindle edition from Japan to the world. This is a first Japanese philosophy magazine for general public, which young philosophers collaborated to write accessible articles especially to high school students. Readers can listen to interview podcasts from philosophy-zoo.com

As a special issue in this volume, the editorial team interviewed Japanese philosophers and science communicators about the confusion between science and life since Japan, which has the third highest number of nuclear power plants in the world, was hit by a Tsunami and earthquake in 11 March 2011.

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Confronting terminal illness with philosophy - ABC Online

Confronting terminal illness with philosophy - ABC Online | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Confronting terminal illness with philosophy ABC Online 'She didn't offer any of the basic consolations; I just felt so alone.' In 2005, Victoria Jones' husband Rob was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease.
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American Pre-College Philosophy (AP-CP): Extended Due Date for 2014 APO Essay Contest

American Pre-College Philosophy (AP-CP): Extended Due Date for 2014 APO Essay Contest | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

This blog is for philosophers, teachers who'd like to learn to teach AP-CP, interested students, and friends. It is also an American IPO source site. I will blog and invite guest bloggers to write on relevant ideas & aspirations, arguments, plans & projects, events, news, and people.

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Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up

Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Three educators went on a year-long journey to discover what makes a great school. These are the imperatives they've applied to creating their own school.
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▶ Seven Complex Lessons in Education - Edgar Morin - Interview - YouTube

Dr. Edgar Morin, an eminent sociologist and philosopher, discusses his work on Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future, addressing themes related t...
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Happily ever after? Using children's stories to teach philosophy and ethics

Happily ever after? Using children's stories to teach philosophy and ethics | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
From The Three Billy Goats Gruff to Shrek, stories put a distance between students and reality, allowing them to discuss profound issues in a safe context, says Peter Worley
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The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
"Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them,
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Michel Foucault: What is Enlightenment?

Michel Foucault: What is Enlightenment? | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Today when a periodical asks its readers a question, it does so in order to collect opinions on some subject about which everyone has an opinion already; there is not much likelihood of learning anything new. In the eighteenth century, editors preferred to question the public on problems that did not yet have solutions. I don't know whether or not that practice was more effective; it was unquestionably more entertaining.

In any event, in line with this custom, in November 1784 a German periodical, Berlinische Monatschrift published a response to the question: Was ist Aufklärung? And the respondent was Kant.

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Norwich teacher transforming education in South Africa’s townships

Norwich teacher transforming education in South Africa’s townships | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
A Norwich teacher has been helping to transform education in South Africa thanks to a pioneering project.
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