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There is No Such Thing as Objective Reality: Jay Black

There is No Such Thing as Objective Reality: Jay Black

Jay Black is a professor at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. He has a passion for truth and journalism, but he realizes that these things do not always work well together.

 

Engineering Happier People: Dylan Jorgensen

Engineering Happier People: Dylan Jorgensen

How communities can use “The Hero’s Journey” to help their citizens find purpose, accelerate luck & engineer happiness.

Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle

Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle

John Searle one of the world’s great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consciousness as a biological phenomenon will challenge you! Cogitation, Consciousness & The Brain.

 

Caring Quotes

Caring Quotes

“Being rich of heart makes you wealthy beyond compare.”
Rodney Williams (born 1959)

“Loving parents have caring children.”
Chinese Proverb

One must care about a world one will not see.”
Bertrand Russell Philosopher, Mathematician (1872-1970)

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel Writer, Cartoonist, Animator (1904-1991)

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

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In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men — who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” — introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.

Laura Snyder weaves tales of Victorian-era scientists that have been described as “fit for Masterpiece Theater.”

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER?

A work of history should be more than a collection of happenings, at least from Laura Snyder’s perspective. The Fulbright Scholar, historian of science and professor of philosophy at St. John’s University believes histories should aim not only to tell a story, but also to transport a reader through time.

Snyder’s work presents three-dimensional characters that readers connect with. Her most recent book, The Philosophical Breakfast Club, traces the friendship of four 19th-century scientists who met at Cambridge: Charles Babbage (mathematics and computing), William Whewell (math economics), John Herschel (astronomy and photography) and Richard Jones (economy). Inspired by Francis Bacon‘s ideas, they coined the word “scientist” and were central in transforming science from the province of the amateur (practitioners were until then called “natural philosophers”) to a professional system.

 

Excellence is not an act but a habit – Aristotle

Excellence is not an act but a habit – Aristotle

Excellence is not an act but a habit - Aristotle

Bruce Muzik – The BIG Secret Nobody Wants To Tell

Bruce Muzik – The BIG Secret Nobody Wants To Tell

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Bruce Muzik presents a riveting talk about the devastating impact that withholding secrets can have on our lives and what to do about it.

 

Bruce Muzik is a world class trainer and speaker. He is known as the “white man that lived for 6 months in a black ghetto” in post-apartheid South Africa.

 

His passion is having people experience unprecedented freedom and happiness, through being Authentic.

 

Grief and Bereavement – Research on Aging

Grief and Bereavement – Research on Aging

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2007

Grief is complex, layered and often confusing. To help us to better understand grief, leading expert Sidney Zisook, M.D., Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, walks us through the painful but ultimately healing process that follows loss. Included is a discussion about persistent acute grief and major depression. Series: “SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)”

 

Six Ethics of Life

Six Ethics of Life

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If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place – Lao Tzu

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place – Lao Tzu

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