HBO’s Chernobyl & Personal Responsibility | Philosophy Tube

HBO’s Chernobyl & Personal Responsibility | Philosophy Tube

In 1987, Margaret Thatcher said, “There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families.” This short phrase proved to be one of the most infamous quotes of her career. To Thatcher’s critics, it was an expression of the callousness and cold-heartedness typified her time as Prime Minister. […]

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The philosophy of cynicism – William D. Desmond

The philosophy of cynicism – William D. Desmond

In the 4th century BCE, a banker’s son threw the city of Sinope into scandal by counterfeiting coins. When the dust finally settled, the young man, Diogenes of Sinope, had been stripped of his citizenship, his money, and all his possessions. At least, that’s how the story goes. While many of the details of Diogenes’ […]

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Slavoj Žižek on Why You’re Never Really Alone With Your Sexual Partner

Slavoj Žižek on Why You’re Never Really Alone With Your Sexual Partner

I like this new wave of feminine crime fiction writers who are feminists but not in the stupid politically correct way. That feminism isn’t authentic feminism, you know. They don’t have this patronizing attitude like, you know, women should always be passive victims and so on and so on. But even maybe now I’ll say […]

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On Feeling Depressed

On Feeling Depressed

We’re not talking about the extreme, most paralysing, regions of despair – where external medical help is vital. Our target is rather the times when we feel – as indicated by Thoreau’s phrase – mired in moods of ‘quiet desperation’: a large, grey hinterland in which beneath an outward surface of endurance, we feel exhausted, […]

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From life to death, beyond and back | Thomas Fleischmann | TEDxTUHHSalon

From life to death, beyond and back | Thomas Fleischmann | TEDxTUHHSalon

Translator: 陳 俊 Reviewer: Nadine Hennig Ladies and gentleman, I see dead people. What may be a punch line from the film, the movie, “The Sixth Sense” for you, is dire reality for me. As an emergency physician, I took care of thousands of people when they approached the line between life and death. Many […]

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The RANK ROOM Returns [Trailer]

The RANK ROOM Returns [Trailer]

(dramatic music) (coughing) – What is the coolest way to murder someone? – The greatest invention that is yet to be invented. – Best thing to find in a treasure chest. – A sequel to genitals. – Fart announcement. – Poisonous cannibal. – Smelling mirrors. – [Guest] What? (laughing) – Okay – Your ideas are […]

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