Schizophrenia and Depression

[MUSIC PLAYING] SUBJECT: The philosopher, Ernest Becker, in his book, “The Denial of Death,” says that the human situation (LAUGHS) is so terrifying, when you really consider the big picture, that, to not go mad would amount to another form of madness. Now, the philosopher, Kierkegaard, has an interesting definition of the schizophrenic, and he compares and contrasts the schizophrenic…

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PLATO ON: The Forms

Asking one’s self and others what the perfect version of something is the ideal version might sound like a strange idea What is the perfect marriage? or career? or system of government? or school? It can feel immature and naïve to bother much with such questions they’re just daydreams. After all: who cares about ideal versions? we might as well…

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POP CULTURE: What Is Cinema For?

Cinema is the most prestigious cultural activity in the modern world. It is for us what theater was in the age of Shakespeare, or painting was in the days of Leonardo DaVinci. The art form with the biggest impact, the largest budgets, and the most widespread audiences. Collectively, we recognize that film has an astonishing power to induce emotion. But…

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The Problem of Evil: Crash Course Philosophy #13

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace Squarespace: share your passion with the world. Why is the sky blue? Which came first: orange the color or orange the fruit? And why is C3PO afraid of everything? Like, who decided it was a good idea to teach a droid to experience fear? There are some questions that we ask…

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Autumn Asphodel | Mental Health, Transgender / Transsexual, Philosophy, Spirituality, & More

My name is Autumn Asphodel and I make videos about mental health, being transgender / transsexual, philosophical and spiritual topics, and many other things. I was born a male, but have transitioned to female. I’ve been on hormones and even had surgery. I discuss my transition and struggle with various mental disorders, as well as ways to cope with mental…

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What is consciousness? | The Economist

It is the most fundamental experience of all defining our waking moments and giving rise to all that we think and feel Without consciousness we have no way of proving we or anything else exists and Yet what it is and why we have it remain a mystery that some of the greatest minds have been unable to solve The…

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Healing illness with the subconscious mind | Danna Pycher | TEDxPineCrestSchool

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Peter van de Ven What if I told you, you might not be who you think you are? What if I told you that your very perception or idea of who you are has been weaved into your mind over time? What if you don’t agree with what your mind has to tell you? I’ve always…

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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new managerial elite was replacing the…

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Big Think Interview With Stephen Fry

Probably in terms of writing and linguistic awareness there were a combination, firstly of W’s, P.G. Woodhouse, Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh, the British novelist. That’s a male Evelyn by the way. And I would add to that Arthur Chonan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. When I was between the ages of about seven and twelve I was obsessed…

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