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Philosophy of History

Philosophy Now, Please #3

Philosophy of History
In the third episode of ‘Philosophy Now, Please’, we ask: What is history? How does it develop? Where is it going? We discuss a range of thinkers and ideas, helped by our guest speakers Prof. Alfons Grieder and Richard Baron.

Philosophy Now on Holiday

Philosophy Now, Please #2

Philosophy Now on Holiday
In its second episode, Philosophy Now, Please considers the concept of the ‘holiday’. What is it, and why should we go on one? While Rick Lewis suggests the holiday might be regarded as a moral duty toward our loved ones, Mark Fielding admits to be rather bad at them. Anja Steinbauer discusses a history of holiday, and Nikki Dekker wonders what a good holiday consists of: rest, play or education? A special guest tells us all about his favourite holiday. But in the end, Jane O’Grady says, we may travel the world, but we can never escape ourselves.

The Olympics and Philosophy

Philosophy Now, Please #1

The Olympics and Philosophy
In this first episode of Philosophy Now, Please, Rick Lewis takes a look at the philosophical practice of watching sports, while Anja Steinbauer considers the Kantian imperative and sportsmanship and Nikki Dekker describes two competing attitudes to sporting competition. We also have Shahrar Ali as a guest speaker, talking about the politics surrounding the London 2012 Olympics.
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