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Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club
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.
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.
Bruce Muzik – The BIG Secret Nobody Wants To Tell
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
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)”
Hume’s Central Principles
Second lecture in Peter Millican‘s series on Hume’s Central Principles.
Third lecture in Peter Millican’s series on Hume’s Central Principles.
Fourth lecture in Peter Millican’s series on Hume’s Central Principles.
Fifth lecture in Peter Millican’s series on Hume’s Central Principles.
Sixth lecture in Peter Millican’s series on David Hume’s Central Principles.
Seventh lecture in Peter Millican’s series on David Hume’s Central Principles.
Eighth and final lecture in Peter Millican’s series on David Hume’s Central Principles.
Don’t explain your philosophy, embody it – Epictetus