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Philosophy - Nietzsche
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Have you built your home on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius? Why not? Friedrich Nietzsche challenges viewers to live a fulfilled and dangerous life, to use the humanities as a guide to life, and to own up to one's envy, as explained in a...
Philosophy - Immanuel Kant
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The categorical imperative, Immanuel Kant claimed in his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, was the moral obligation to do the right thing in every circumstance. An introduction to Kantian ethics and philosophy guides class members...
Philosophy - Heidegger
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond Martin Heidegger's famously dense writing, there lies a deep and enriching philosophy that prompts one to examine human existence and the path to authenticity. An engaging video previews several of the tenets of the Heideggerian...
Philosophy - Montaigne
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
You can reach achievement with an ordinary, moral life without the proper education of past philosophy! So says Michel de Montaigne in a short analysis video that succinctly explains his views on academia, the virtue of a good life, and...
Philosophy - Schopenhauer
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Are love and the will to life at odds? Arthur Schopenhauer's take on human nature and the importance of love—as well as the unimportance of happiness—is the focus of a philosophy video that compares Schopenhauer's worldview to Buddhism.
An Introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe’s Modern Moral Philosophy
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does moral obligation only make sense in the presence of divine authority? A video summary of "Modern Moral Philosophy" by Elizabeth Anscombe, part of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas, provides an overview of a newer...
An Introduction to Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can a society abide by moral philosophy if they don't know the moral code that they should follow? Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue is the subject of a short analysis video that examines his theory of the transition of moral...
Philosophy - Jacques Derrida
10 mins 12th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Deconstruction, aporia, and logocentrism. Three terms used by Jacques Derrida to describe his key ideas, marked a pivotal change in philosophic thinking. Introduce viewers to Derrida with a short video that deconstructs his rejection of...