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How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy —Odell, Jenny (Multimedia artist), author.

"A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distra...

Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants —Kimmerer, Robin Wall, author.

"As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teac...

Examined life

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include ...

Western philosophy

This program covers the Greek and Roman philosophers. Learn about seminal figures including Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and discover why their observations and theories remain valid in the twenty first cent...

Big ideas for curious minds : an introduction to philosophy

Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed an...

The great ideas of philosophy

The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name p...

Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia —Fletcher, Robert, author. 1938-2009

"Vibrant, reader-friendly illustrations bring the history of ideas and thinking to life, and provide topics for reflection and debate. With biographies of the most influential philosophers from around the world, young re...

Ideas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st century —Grayling, A. C.

Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned...

101 essays that will change the way you think —Wiest, Brianna, author.

Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. This new compilation of her published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace neg...

Braiding sweetgrass indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants —Kimmerer, Robin Wall, author.
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As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of kno...

Stupid things I won't do when I get old : a highly judgmental, unapologetically honest accounting of all the things our elders are doing wrong —Petrow, Steven, author.

Based on his wildly popular NYT essay, 'Things I'll Do Differently When I Get Old', award-winning journalist Steven Petrow rewrites the rules of aging - while infusing them with large dose of his signature humour, poigna...

The great questions of philosophy and physics

"This lecture series examines the philosophical questions raised by our best scientific theories about matter, energy, space, and time. We will set our contentious philosophical problems that arise out of our attempt to...

How philosophy works : the concepts visually explained

Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought, including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and feminist philosophy in a uniquely...

I am

The story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac, who experienced a life-threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: 'What's wrong with the world?' and 'What can ...

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