Readers of this site will note that I have a broad definition of “philosopher.” My reading list reflects this.
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I don’t follow many comedians, but Louis C.K. is one of them. I don’t care much for the profanity, but his irreverent sense of humor is an effective vehicle for thoughtful commentary on the state of modern society. Not all comedians do this. Too many shock for the sake of shocking. Check out this segment about why smartphones are bad for kids.
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A recent high school graduate that I know gave a little speech. It was a speech about a life transformed and a dream for the future. It was a speech from the heart. If you have not seen this, it is worth a few minutes of your time. Read More
I was mucking around the Internet when I stumbled onto a list of “The Works that Most Influenced Science Fiction, 1963-1992.” It’s a decent list and got me thinking that there must be a similar one for philosophical science fiction (or philoscifi, as I call it). Surprisingly I could find one…at least not without a lot […]
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Recently, I discovered Alain de Botton, a philosopher for the people. Read More
I recently stumbled upon the work of Jason Silva, performance philosopher. What is “performance philosophy,” you ask? One way to look at it is the revitalization of philosophy through short, powerful videos–each about three minutes. Some have described them as “movie trailers for ideas.” Read More
A friend referred me to Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix” web video series, and I found it to be well thought out and produced. Its byline is “nothing is original,” and it focuses on the concept that creative ideas are repeatedly borrowed from previous generations of artists. If that sounds interesting to you, have […]
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