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The Book of Dead Philosophers

In the spirit of Socrates’ apology and defence, The Book of Dead Philosophers is about how philosophers have died and what we can learn from philosophy about the appropriate attitude to death and dying. Simon Critchley has provided an intelligent … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Arthur Schopenhauer

SCHOPENHAUER – A Very Short Introduction By Christopher Janaway (2002) Oxford, New York Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman Based on chapter one: Schopenhauers life and works VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS – Oxford University Press Discover a new topic … Continue reading

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ON VIRTUE – True liberty is about ascending our corrupted state

The Enneads of Plotinus – Commentary on Ennead I – Tractate 2 – On Virtue ‘Being so caught up in the Particular, we are prevented from recognising that which is Universal.  To understand the problem in modern terms: we each … Continue reading

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Enneads of Plotinus – The Animate and the Human Being

(Click on the image above to watch video) Know thyself: these were the two words inscribed on the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi. Philosophia begins with this injunction—and so Plotinus begins where we all must necessarily begin: with oneself. To … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus

(Click on the image above to access intro video) Join us for a chapter-by-chapter commentary on The Enneads of Plotinus. But first things first, we must seek to understand the philosophical foundation of this work.  Plotinus inquires into the nature … Continue reading

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Neoplatonism – The Tides of Change

 

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WHY PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST?

First things first? Then that must be me. I am first and should be before anyone else right? Isn’t that the way it goes in this day and age? We consider ourselves as number one, we look out for number … Continue reading

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