The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20, 1971 by a team of researchers led by Psychology professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford

American Philosopher

American Philosopher

Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers?What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a native philosophy?Eight short films about philosophy in America and American philosophy

Examined Life

Examined Life

In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are

Heidegger: Thinking the Unthinkable

Heidegger: Thinking the Unthinkable

German philosopher Martin Heidegger addressed the central question of human existence full on, by examining how human self-awareness depends on concepts of time and death. His preoccupation with ontology – the form of metaphysical inquiry concerned with the study of

Living in the End Times (According to Slavoj Zizek)

Living in the End Times (According to Slavoj Zizek)

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, akaThe Elvis of cultural theory, is given the floor to show of his polemic style and whirlwind-like performance.The Giant of Ljubljana is bombarded with clips of popular media images and quotes by modern-day thinkers revolving around

Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

A brilliant young man, he was appointed professor at the University of Basel aged 24 having not even finished his degree. His evanescent philosophical life ended 20 years later when he went insane and died shortly afterwards.Nietzsche’s argued that the

Osho Talks

Osho Talks

Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was born in 1931 in Central India. He was a charismatic and gifted speaker who became the leader of a worldwide new spiritual movement. It is said that at the age of 21 he attained

Philosophy: Guide to Happiness

Philosophy: Guide to Happiness

We tend to accept that people in authority must be right. It’s this assumption that Socrates wanted us to challenge by urging us to think logically about the nonsense they often come out with, rather than being struck dumb by