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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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Plotinus – Ennead I.2 – Commentary

“The Civic Virtues…. are a principle of order and beauty in us as long as we remain passing our life here: they ennoble us by setting bound and measure to our desires and to our entire sensibility, and dispelling false … Continue reading

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Plotinus – Ennead I.I – Commentary

Know thyself: these were the 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. Click on the image above for commentary on … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus

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 of existence itself, rather than any of the various … Continue reading

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