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Carl Sagan’s Syllabus & Final Exam for His Course on Critical Thinking (Cornell, 1986)



Though now more than twenty years gone, Carl Sagan, through his many books and his classic television series Cosmos, continues to teach us all he knew about life, the universe, and everything.
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Kazuo Ishiguro: how technology is driving my writing, Front Row - BBC Radio 4

Kazuo Ishiguro: how technology is driving my writing, Front Row - BBC Radio 4 | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
The theatre director talks about why she left the top job at Shakespeare's Globe
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What Books Did Wunderkind Philosopher J.S. Mill Read Between Ages 3 and 7?: Plato’s Apology (in Ancient Greek), Cervantes’ Don Quixote & Much More

What Books Did Wunderkind Philosopher J.S. Mill Read Between Ages 3 and 7?: Plato’s Apology (in Ancient Greek), Cervantes’ Don Quixote & Much More | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it


I left much of my reading of C.S.
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The relentless honesty of Ludwig Wittgenstein

The relentless honesty of Ludwig Wittgenstein | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
There are many other uses of questions in the Investigations (indeed, Wittgenstein once considered writing a work that consisted entirely of questions).
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The many moods of Edward Lear | Apollo Magazine

The many moods of Edward Lear | Apollo Magazine | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Matt Kerr reviews Jenny Uglow’s biography of Edward Lear
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Camus, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

Camus, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4 | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
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Jean-Paul Sartre and the demands of freedom

Jean-Paul Sartre and the demands of freedom | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Gary Cox considers the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, a philosopher in constant pursuit of authenticity
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Empiricism, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

Empiricism, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4 | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg examines the role of British thinkers in the 18th century Enlightenment.
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Diana and the empire of phoney emotion

Diana and the empire of phoney emotion | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Twenty years after her death, her therapeutic ethos still stalks the land.
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How Do You Know You Exist? A Mind-Bending Animated Homage to Descartes Exploring the Conundrum of Reality

How Do You Know You Exist? A Mind-Bending Animated Homage to Descartes Exploring the Conundrum of Reality | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
"When you're awake, you know you're awake. But when you aren't, you don't know you aren't."
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Philosophy Time - YouTube

Philosophy Time - YouTube | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Join multi-talented actor/director/poet/too much other stuff to list James Franco and the not at all multi-talented Eliot Michaelson as they take you on
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Radio 4 - In Our Time, Utilitarianism

Radio 4 - In Our Time, Utilitarianism | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss relativism; a philosophy with no absolute truths.
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Joan Didion on Learning Not to Mistake Self-Righteousness for Morality

Joan Didion on Learning Not to Mistake Self-Righteousness for Morality | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
"When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something ... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is
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500,000 Years of Humans Degrading Nature Captured in a Biting Three Minute Animation by Steve Cutts


English animator Steve Cutts has a knack for satirizing the excesses of modern society. Just watch his 2012 short animation 'Man,' and you'll see what I mean.
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How cosmopolitans can win the argument

How cosmopolitans can win the argument | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
‘Nationalists clash with cosmopolitans. The cosmopolitans cite facts. The nationalists pay no attention and sail blithely on’
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A student’s guide to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism | Issue 15 | Philosophy Now

Nigel Warburton gives a brief introduction to this classic text.
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A student’s guide to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism | Issue 15 | Philosophy Now

Nigel Warburton gives a brief introduction to this classic text.
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Bertrand Russell, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

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A look back at radio comedy in the late 1990s, with Paul Schlesinger and Meera Syal.
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William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: A Searing Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit

William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: A Searing Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit | Theory of Knowledge 2017 | Scoop.it
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way... As a man is, so he sees."
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