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The Post-Colonial Method versus the Sociological Method in the Study of Religion: Top-down or Bottom-up? | On Religion – The UK's first magazine about faith, religion and society

The Post-Colonial Method versus the Sociological Method in the Study of Religion: Top-down or Bottom-up? | On Religion – The UK's first magazine about faith, religion and society | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
On Religion was born out of a desire to provide commentary on religion that was nuanced, indepth and informed. The media in general tends towards sensationalism and simplicity, and this is even more pronounced when coverage is of religion and faith.
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Anscombe: Should We Use Moral Language?

Anscombe: Should We Use Moral Language? | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it

Anscombe thinks that our moral language was developed in a theistic context, and without a law-giver, the idea of a moral law or obligation doesn’t make sense. However, we can debate about what actions display “justice,” whether some action is “harmful,” whether some task was performed “well,” etc. There are lots of evaluative words that have established social contexts and can be used unproblematically, but they can’t be added up into some overall judgement that “This is good! You must do it!” …at least not without a lot of work into figuring out what constitutes human flourishing.

 

What she writes beyond that depends on her audience: In a Catholic journal, she has no problem doing ethics: Are we ever justified in killing innocents? Or in going to war? For her fellow analytic philosophers, she instead writes about how best to talk about our actions: Given that a particular action in a particular situation can be given innumerable descriptions, how do these all relate to each other? This, however is still relevant to ethics, in that we need to figure out how to talk about the intentions involved in an action in order to assess its morality.

 

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Roger Scruton over het belang van Cultuur

Roger Scruton over het belang van Cultuur | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
De Britse filosoof Roger Scruton was in Nederland naar aanleiding van de Nederlandse vertaling van zijn nieuwste boek 'Waarom cultuur belangrijk is'. Hij gaf...
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A brief interview about the importance of culture and reflective education.

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Filosofie pro normální lidi I: Filosofie dnes?

Filosofie pro normální lidi I: Filosofie dnes? | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
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A video-version of a popular book by czech philosopher Jaroslav Peregrin. 

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BBC Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine - What Makes Us Human?

BBC Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine - What Makes Us Human? | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
Jeremy Vine and guests discuss the news headlines and talk to the people making them
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Visual metaphors and layouts for planning your life

Visual metaphors and layouts for planning your life | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
Marty Pauschke was interested in sketchnoting/drawing as a way of planning your own life. I find drawing to be really useful in making sense of my life and planning ahead, because it allows me to s...
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Reenacting Science: Bruno Latour at SCIENCE GALLERY

Bruno Latour gives a lecture titled 'Reenacting Science' at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland World-renowned philosopher and anthropologist Br...
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Latour's lecture on the ANT. 

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Full Chomsky-Foucault Debate (with English subtitles)

ROARMAG.org presents the first full and properly subtitled version of the historic debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault on 'Human Nature and the I...
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A live "polémos" and a simultaneous thinking (and re-thinking) about important philosophical concepts of human nature and culture - in 1971.

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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - Faculty of Philosophy

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The complete podcasts of James Grant's (ex-Oxford) course on aesthetics. Basic issues in a facile fashion.

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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."

British philosopher, mathematician, historia
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Connected not only with education, but with life in general: "Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness." 

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8-BIT PHILOSOPHY: Video Games Make You Smart - YouTube

8-BIT PHILOSOPHY: Video Games Make You Smart - YouTube | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
Let these shiny little pixels answer humanity's most important questions.
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics on-line

The complete Feynman Lectures on Physics are available in Hugh quality on-line.
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Derrida on the madness of our time - OUPblog

Derrida on the madness of our time - OUPblog | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
By Simon Glendinning In 1994 Jacques Derrida participated in a seminar in Capri under the title “Religion”. Derrida himself thought “religion” might be a good word, perhaps the best word for thinking about our time, our “today”. It belongs, Derrida suggested, to the “absolute anachrony” of our time. Religion? Isn’t it that old thing that we moderns had thought had gone away, the thing that really does not belong in our time? And yet, so it seems, it is still alive and well.
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Derrida on Christianity and fundamentalism.

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Ethics Bites podcast: The full series - OpenLearn - Open University

Ethics Bites podcast: The full series - OpenLearn - Open University | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton go in search of answers to the big ethical questions in this absorbing 14-part podcast.
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A great series by the Open University presenting crucial ethical dilemmas.  

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TED talks are lying to you

TED talks are lying to you | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?
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A nice critical view of the creative business. Isn't it true that the blessed creativity became a kind of comfy conventional wisdom?

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Roger Scruton on Moral Relativism

A conversation with Roger Scruton at Café Gerbeaud in Budapest, Hungary, on the topic of moral relativism. Hosted by the Common Sense Society on January 25, ...
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Why must French pupils master philosophy?

Why must French pupils master philosophy? | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
The BBC's Hugh Schofield is in admiration of his daughter's enthusiasm for philosophy ahead of an exam.
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Why to teach philosophy in high schools? To become a proper human, to fortify the civilisation."

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Could Socrates be diagnosed within the schizophrenia spectrum? Could schizophrenia patients be considered in the light of Socratic insights?

Could Socrates be diagnosed within the schizophrenia spectrum? Could schizophrenia patients be considered in the light of Socratic insights? | LEBENSWELT | Scoop.it
(2013). Could Socrates be diagnosed within the schizophrenia spectrum? Could schizophrenia patients be considered in the light of Socratic insights? Psychosis: Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 17-25.
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Whether Socrates could be diagnosed as a schizophrenic is a question if there is a kind of "wisdom" in what we call schizophrenia nowadays. 

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Michael Sandel

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Michael Sandel's (Harvard) course on justice - available with a czech translation.

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Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom | Video on TED.com

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
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Applied ethics and Aristotle's practical wisdom today. Just try to think about rules and virtue. Should - or can - be virtue "ordered"? 

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