The School of Life

PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche 6:57
PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche
Published: 3 year ago
Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'. Find out more by reading our book 'Life Lessons from Nietzsche ’ (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/3...
PHILOSOPHY - The Stoics 4:54
PHILOSOPHY - The Stoics
Published: 3 year ago
How the Stoics can help us tackle anxiety, fury and loss of perspective - and realise that very little is needed to make a happy life. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwid...
PHILOSOPHY - Epicurus 5:25
PHILOSOPHY - Epicurus
Published: 3 year ago
This Greek philosopher, one of our favourites, spent his life arriving at fascinating answers to the largest puzzle there is: What makes people happy? If you like our films, take a look at our shop (w...
Why We Go Off People Who Like Us 3:8
Why We Go Off People Who Like Us
Published: 11 month ago
Though we long for certain people to like us, an odd thing can happen once they do. What is the origin of our strange coolness towards those who show enthusiasm for us? If you like our films, take a ...
PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus 9:37
PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus
Published: 2 year ago
The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative (and he dressed unusually well). If you like our fi...
PHILOSOPHY - Sartre 6:38
PHILOSOPHY - Sartre
Published: 3 year ago
Jean-Paul Sartre explored the problems and joys of being fundamentally free. Existentialism, the belief system with which he is associated, considers the anguish of freedom. If you like our films, ta...
How to Find Fulfilling Work 5:13
How to Find Fulfilling Work
Published: 3 year ago
The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism. Find out more by reading our book "How to find fulfilling work" (we ship worl...
How to Handle Crushes 3:14
How to Handle Crushes
Published: 3 year ago
Secret crushes are going on pretty much all the time (in our minds), driving us to ecstasy and quite a bit of pain too. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo...
NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman 4:7
NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman
Published: 2 year ago
Nietzsche’s concept of the Superman is one of the most exciting and yet weird aspects of his thought. What did he really mean by this unusual word? Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 ...
On Feeling Melancholy 3:2
On Feeling Melancholy
Published: 2 year ago
The word 'melancholy' puts its finger on a particular species of sadness, which isn't an illness or even a problem: it's part of being human. Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 If you l...
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Lao Tzu 5:30
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Lao Tzu
Published: 3 year ago
Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://ti...
PHILOSOPHY - Soren Kierkegaard 6:47
PHILOSOPHY - Soren Kierkegaard
Published: 2 year ago
Soren Kierkegaard is useful to us because of the intensity of his despair at the compromises and cruelties of daily life. He is a companion for our darkest moments. Find out more by reading our book "...
PHILOSOPHY - Heidegger 5:24
PHILOSOPHY - Heidegger
Published: 3 year ago
A look at Martin Heidegger - an often incomprehensible but deeply valuable German philosopher who wanted us to lead more authentic lives. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship world...
Higher Consciousness 4:33
Higher Consciousness
Published: 2 year ago
'Higher consciousness' sounds mystical and possibly irritating. It shouldn't. It just captures how we see things when we go beyond our own egos. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we shi...
PHILOSOPHY - Ludwig Wittgenstein 6:58
PHILOSOPHY - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Published: 2 year ago
Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher obsessed with the difficulties of language, who wanted to help us find a way out of some of the muddles we get into with words. Please subscribe here: http://tiny...
PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave 6:17
PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave
Published: 2 year ago
Plato made up an enduring story about why philosophy matters based on an allegory about a cave… Please subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 If you like our films take a look at our shop (we s...
PHILOSOPHY - Plato 6:30
PHILOSOPHY - Plato
Published: 3 year ago
Plato was one of the world's earliest and possibly greatest philosophers. He matters because of his devotion to making humanity more fulfilled. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship...
How To Choose A Partner Wisely 5:6
How To Choose A Partner Wisely
Published: 6 month ago
We’re given very little guidance on how to choose our partners and tend to leave it to that mysterious force we know as ‘instinct’. However, it truly pays to be a little more rational in this ar...
Suicide 4:49
Suicide
Published: 2 year ago
Suicide is a very rare phenomenon at the far end of human anguish. And yet its existence tells us something crucial about how fragile we all are: it's a further reminder of the need for compassion. I...
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - The Buddha 5:44
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - The Buddha
Published: 3 year ago
The Buddha's philosophy teaches us that our desires are at the root of our restlessness - and that calm can be achieved through willpower and spiritual exercise. If you like our films, take a look at...