philosophy

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Humane Education

April 5th, 2017

If you could change one negative trend about the modern world, what would it be? To remove religious sectarian violence and hatred? To relieve the world’s addiction to fossil fuels? To take money out of politics in America? To instill more values and ethics in our culture? One thing you would want to consider that

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How We Ought to Live, and Why

April 5th, 2017

Socrates, the father of philosophical inquiry and astute student of values and ethics, said: “We are discussing no small matter, but how we ought to live.” This “Socratic Dialogue” forms the basis of hours upon hours of inquiry and self-discovery, and such a spiritual robustness is perhaps what the society needs more than “moral values”

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Raising Good and Happy Children

April 5th, 2017

This is a conversation about capitalism, values and ethics, and quality of life. Jason is joined by a heavy-hitter, offering her wisdom, Judith Boss, PhD, a philosopher and author of 8 books. We will discuss how a person can live a moral life, what that really means, and what some of the pitfalls to doing

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Aristotle Quotes: World’s Greatest Philosopher?

Aristotle quotes March 10th, 2017

Aristotle has discovered and formulated every canon of theoretical consistency, and every artifice of dialectical debate, with an industry and acuteness which cannot be too highly extolled; and his labors in this direction have perhaps contributed more than any other single writer to the intellectual stimulation of after ages ~ Alfred William Benn. The rigorous Macedonian thought leader was a remarkable man. Not perfect, but he was simply called “The Philosopher” by Aquinas and others for centuries for a reason. A pioneer in the area where philosophy meets science, he achieved much in politics, ethics, natural science, and the like. Few come close to his curiosity, intellectual power, or high-minded intent.

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Doubt: An Interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht

February 18th, 2017

I first came across this very interesting and accomplished young woman when I was given the book Doubt: A History. It is a thick – dare I say, authoritative non-fiction work about famous people throughout history who have doubted tradition, dogma, religion, values and ethics. Inspirational quotes, like “Doubt is the bedrock of philosophy”, translates

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Applying Philosophy to Your Life

January 22nd, 2017

Jason is happy about having the chance to speak with two extraordinary ethicists. Philosopher Arthur Dobrin, Professor at Hofstra University, is active in Amnesty International and was a leader at the Ethical Humanist society of Long Island. He also is the author of wonderful books such as Love Your Neighbor: Stories of Values and Virtues,

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A Close-Up of Culture: Past, Present

January 19th, 2017

How much of an impact does culture have on our values and ethics, fulfillment, and relationships? What can the wisdom of ancient cultures teach that is worth learning? What values do we have in the West, and what does that mean? What will the future be like for humanity? Can wisdom and values contribute positively to each

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