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Wittgenstein's Collection of Nonsense - Jonathan Rée » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Wittgenstein's Collection of Nonsense - Jonathan Rée » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Philosophy | Scoop.it
Inspired by Wittengstein, Jonathan Rée asks whether any nonsense really is just nonsense, or an attempt to say something that might be impossible
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'An unquestionable triumph' Independent

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The Ultimate Map of Reality » The Institute of Art and Ideas

The Ultimate Map of Reality » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Philosophy | Scoop.it
20th Century thought seemed to render metaphysics obsolete, but could a revival be on the agenda? Or should such talk be left to priests and mystics? "Kantian or Lockean, it makes no difference!
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"Kantian or Lockean, it makes no difference!" - In this video, Nietzschean priest Giles Fraser puts himself in the firing line of three ardent metaphysicians. Postmodernist Hilary Lawson and philosopher of physics James Ladyman clash over how to make sense of multiple realities.

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Socrates vs. Jesus: Who Would Have the X-Factor Today? » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Socrates vs. Jesus: Who Would Have the X-Factor Today? » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Philosophy | Scoop.it
Would either Socrates or Jesus attract a following today in the 21st century? Steve Fuller compares Socrates and Jesus as guides to contemporary life.
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How do the lives of Socrates and Jesus look to 21st century eyes? Watch Steve Fuller discuss these two figures at How The Light Gets In 2012.

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Blinded by the Light: Metaphors of Truth & Reality in Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Blinded by the Light: Metaphors of Truth & Reality in Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Philosophy | Scoop.it
Don Cupitt, Simon Armitage and philosophers Angie Hobbs & Barry Smith examine the role of metaphors of light & darkness on reality, knowledge and truth
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Ever since Plato described shadows on the walls of the allegorical cave, light has been a metaphor for truth. Heaven is full of light. Hell is in darkness. But could it be that darkness offers a richer and more exciting place? Is the potential of the unknown more important than the idea that we can see things as they really are?

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Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Philosophy | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking declared the death of philosophy. Has science really rendered philosophy obsolete? Does it hold the key to answer the biggest questions?
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Provocative biologist and author Lewis Wolpert, postmodern sociologist of science Steve Fuller and New Statesman Culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire investigate the limits of science and philosophy.

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