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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'. You can find out more about him and other great thinkers in our 'Great Thinkers' book. For gifts and mor...
Why We Go Off People Who Like Us 3:8
Why We Go Off People Who Like Us
Published: 1 year 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? For gifts and more from The Sc...
PHILOSOPHY - Epicurus 5:25
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...
PHILOSOPHY - The Stoics 4:54
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...
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 attending our one-day workshop "Finding a Fulfilling Job": htt...
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...
Published: 3 year ago
Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://ti...
The Impostor Syndrome 6:48
The Impostor Syndrome
Published: 1 year ago
What holds us back from being more confident at work is often a sense that we are fundamentally different from those who succeed. We suffer – needlessly – from The Impostor Syndrome. For gifts and...
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: ...
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: If you l...
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...
PHILOSOPHY - Sartre 6:38
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...
PHILOSOPHY - Ludwig Wittgenstein 6:58
PHILOSOPHY - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Published: 3 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 Forms 0:4
PLATO ON: The Forms
Published: 2 year ago
Plato’s theory of the forms is at the centre of his philosophy and teaches us the virtues of thinking about the ideal version of things. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship world...
PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus 9:37
PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus
Published: 3 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...
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: If you like our films take a look at our shop (we s...
POLITICAL THEORY - Niccolò Machiavelli 6:53
POLITICAL THEORY - Niccolò Machiavelli
Published: 2 year ago
Machiavelli's name is a byword for immorality and political scheming. But that's deeply unfair. This was simply a political theorist interested in the survival and flourishing of the state. Please sub...
PHILOSOPHY - Plato 6:30
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. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our o...
Why People Have Affairs 3:36
Why People Have Affairs
Published: 2 year ago
A lot of the reason why people have affairs isn’t to do with random excess horniness. It’s do to with issues of closeness and distance. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship wor...