Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

What is literature for?

August 16, 2018

“What is literature for?” An exploration by The School of Life, produced in collaboration with Mad Adam.

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What Do We Need to Know?

October 27, 2017

John Lloyd questions whether intelligence is really all it’s cracked up to be. From Mr. Lloyd’s 2010 talk at the RSA. Animation by Together.

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Adorno

March 3, 2017

The thought of Theodore Adorno, described by Alain de Botton for The School of Life. Animation by Wonky Films.

Learn more about the Frankfurt School here.

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Civil Disobedience

January 21, 2017

This seems like a good time to examine the concept of Civil Disobedience.

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The Ideology of Choice

June 17, 2011


The word “Choice” has become a synonym for “Freedom,” but real-life choices can can bewildering and paralyzing. The actual process of individual choice is emotion-laden, and rarely rational.

The “Ideology of Choice” may be manipulated by vested interests to avoid meaningful social change. Dr. Renata Salecl explained how in a presentation to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), visually interpreted here by Cognitive Media.

Related:

“The Paradox of Choice,” Renata Salecl,  RSA July 8, 2010 (video)

Renata Salecl, Wikipedia

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