Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

Critical Thinking [VIDEO]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Critical thinking: A skill the world needs far more of. Found at YouTube from techNyouvids.

Wings Of Desire Trailer

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

On of my favorite movies, and definitely my favorite Peter Faulk movie, who died Thursday, is the existentialist German film Der Himmel über Berlin (The Sky Over Berlin), for which the US release was given the title Wings Of Desire. Von Wim Wnders’ film takes place in a post-war Berlin that is watched over by angels, invisible to all but children, who try to bring comfort to the city’s inhabitants. One of the angels, Daniel, falls in love with a trapeze artist and longs to become mortal. Hollywood remade the film as City of Angels, starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Found at YouTube from DHB1959.

Wings Of Desire Scene: Peter Faulk Explains The Joys Of Being Human

Found at YouTube from zerozeroisland.

City Of Angels Trailer

Found at YouTube from iLoveMovie.

Dalai Lama On Compassion & Respect

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Two talks at Stanford emphasize the need for dialogue in resolving conflict, and the need for compassion that extends beyond creeds and beliefs. Found at YouTube from StanfordUniversity.

Where’s Waldo, Existentially Speaking?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We’ve found Waldo: floating through the infinite void that is modern existence. Found at CollegeHumor.

Music & Life – An Animated Analogy

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

A nicely-done comparison of music and life by Alan Watts accompanied by South Park-style animation. Found at YouTube from seandulac.

Intro To Political Philosophy – Socratic Citizenship: Plato’s Apology

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The lecture begins with an explanation of why Plato’s Apology is the best introductory text to the study of political philosophy. The focus remains on the Apology as a symbol for the violation of free expression, with Socrates justifying his way of life as a philosopher and defending the utility of philosophy for political life.

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses Web site. Found at YouTube from yalecourses.