The economics of almost everything | Daniel Markovits, Martin Wolf, Madeleine Pennington
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
1w ago
Rethinking economics - what is the meaning of productivity in the 21st century? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes "Productivity isn't everything, but in the long run, it is almost everything" claimed Paul Krugman. Throughout the twentieth century productivity, the average level of output for each hour worked, improved dramatically across the developed world. A greater increase than in the previous 2000 years. Driven by life changing technologies, such as electricity, combustion engines, and phones, living standards increased sevenfold ..read more
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In conversation with Slavoj Žižek: Life and philosophy
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
2w ago
How do we save freedom? And, please, would you like coffee without cream or coffee without milk? Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Join renowned philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek as he divulges his ideas regarding the apocalypse, ideology, freedom in the present moment, and more through a classic Zizekian mix of personal anecdotes, pop culture, and philosophical references. As he asserts, he did not exist before theory. There are thousands of big ideas to discover at IAI.tv – videos, articles, and courses waiting for you to explore ..read more
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Psychology of AI | Isabel Millar
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
3w ago
An interview with Isabel Millar. Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Questions over artificial intelligence seem to dominate our contemporary. But underpinning the technology are an array of presuppositions - about thinking, knowledge and consciousness - that are in dire need of philosophical scrutiny. In this fascinating interview, Dr Isabel Millar discusses her work in challenging these assumptions by deploying the tools of psychoanalysis to the study of AI. Dr Isabel Millar is a groundbreaking philosopher and psychoanalytic theorist, c ..read more
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On the nature of reality | Iain McGilchrist and Rowan Williams
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
1M ago
Who are we? Why are we here? Does life have a meaning beyond itself? Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Join former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and ground-breaking psychiatrist, literary scholar and author of 'The Matter with Things', Iain McGilchrist, to explore the nature of meaning, and why we should move beyond the assumptions of a materialist worldview from radically divergent perspectives.  There are thousands of big ideas to discover at IAI.tv – videos, articles, and courses waiting for you to explore. Find out mor ..read more
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Narcissism and self-love | Simon Blackburn
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
1M ago
What is the difference between narcissism and self-love, vanity and pride, in today's self-obsessed world? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes From books to podcasts, we are now told to embrace the idea of ‘self-love’. But are we creating a generation of narcissists? Join renowned philosopher Simon Blackburn to unpack the uses and abuses of loving ourselves. Author of Think and Truth: A guide for the perplexed, Simon Blackburn has worked to bring philosophy to a wider audience. He was Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge and Vice Presiden ..read more
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The end of good and evil | Slavoj Žižek, Maria Balaska, Rowan Williams, Richard Wrangham
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
1M ago
Can humans ever be inherently good or evil? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Whether we see humans as essentially good or essentially selfish and violent has been central to our politics, our account of society, and our vision for social progress. But is this very distinction itself a mistake? Recently, Harvard scientists have shown humans to be both the kindest and most malevolent species on the planet. While figures like Hitler and Stalin though responsible for tens of millions of deaths were also remarkably empathetic in aspects of ..read more
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The limits of knowledge | Rupert Sheldrake, Suchitra Sebastian, Tommy Curry
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
1M ago
Have we entered a post-knowledge era? Or was the idea that we can attain knowledge misleading in the first place? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes The acquisition of knowledge has been a central factor driving advance. And since Descartes, Western thought has placed the question of what we know, and how we know what we know, at the centre of philosophy. But might this focus on knowledge be a mistake? Feminist and postmodernist critics argue that in seeking to validate knowledge philosophers have merely sought to justify their own inter ..read more
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Can we make sense of the cosmos? | Iain McGilchrist and Hilary Lawson in conversation
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
2M ago
Getting to Truth... Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Join groundbreaking psychiatrist, writer, philosopher, and literary scholar Iain McGilchrist in this exclusive studio interview with post-postmodern philosopher Hilary Lawson. The two thinkers explore McGilchrist's early introduction to philosophy, the nature of truth and the cosmos, and the danger of delusional thinking from the left brain. Iain McGilchrist is an Oxford scholar and polymath whose 'clarity, lucidity and almost hypnotically compelling style' has seen him rise to promi ..read more
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Why is language no guide to reality? | Nolen Gertz, Betty Sue Flowers, Joscha Bach
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
2M ago
Does our rhetoric shape reality? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes Hugely powerful, we assume language enables us to represent reality. But some argue language, from the greatest narratives to the finest theories, not only fails to describe reality it actually distorts and misleads us. Language, the critics argue, formulates a world in its own image. The structure of language, nouns, adjectives, verbs, encourages us to imagine reality consists of their equivalent, things, qualities and actions. But there is no reason to suppose this is ..read more
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On the edges of knowledge | Michael Shermer vs Rupert Sheldrake
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by The Institute of Art and Ideas
2M ago
How do we assess claims to scientific knowledge? Looking for a link we mentioned? Find it here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimes What is it possible to know? Is the physical universe all there is, or is the immaterial part of reality too? Join radical scientist, Rupert Sheldrake, and world-leading sceptic, Michael Shermer, as they go head-to-head on where the edges of knowledge lie. Güneş Taylor hosts. Michael Shermer is a famous science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine 'Skeptic'. Rupert Sheldrake is an English scien ..read more
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