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

Sartre: The Road to Freedom

Sartre: The Road to Freedom

To be told, you are responsible for the period of history that you are living in. You have not only the right to choose, but the duty to choose and if you are now surrounded by poverty, by war, by

The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed

Waking Life

Waking Life

Waking Life is an American live-action rotoscoped film, directed by Richard Linklater. The entire film was shot using digital video and then a team of artists using computers drew stylized lines and colors over each frame. The film focuses on

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