Learning through Inspiration and Beauty
The history of philosophy is explored in a series of core questions that have shaped human reflection for the last 5,000 years.
The first lecture, "What the Hell Happened" lays the foundation for the series by exploring the pre-history of human society and the first known occurrence of philosophical reflection in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
This lecture by Wesley Cecil PhD. explores the intellectual changes represented by the work of the early Greek Materialists like Thales, Democritus, Epicurus and finally Euclid. Also explores the shift from a Mytho-poetic outlook to one based on reason.
An exploration of Confucianism and the Chinese philosophical tradition that focuses on the respect for history within the context of a coherent geo-political environment. Note: The sound is a little weird because the rain was so loud I had to heavily compress/eq the recording to make it listenable.
A speculative consideration of the environmental question as a philosophical issue relative to our values.
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