Philosophy in different ages has been called the queen of the sciences. thinking about thinking, or simply the love of wisdom. Here we'll mainly treat it as critical thinking about schools and systems of ideas in a rational and inquiring way that widens our horizons. Most of all, we'll pay attention to Marx's 11th Thesis on Feuerbach: The philosophers hitherto have only interpreted the world in various ways. the point, however, is to change it.
Philosophy of Antonio Gramsci
Seven Short Video Lectures by Eric Hobsbawm. For a 90-minute film on Gramsci's life done in Scotland for television, go HERE
For a 30-min BBC program, go HERE
The Communist Manifesto
The famous booklet by Marx and Engels in 10 Video Lectures
Hegel and Marx
Three video lectures by Peter Singer, Princeton University
The Moral Foundations of Politics
Ian Shapiro, Yale, 25 Video Lectures
Alain Badiou. What is Philosophy? What Is to Be done?
13 Video Lectures by the widely discussed French 'post-Maoist' mathematician and philosopher. Each lecture is 60-90 minutes long, and can be viewed separately, in batches or in total.
Philosophy in America, American Philosophers
A 75-minute documentary film, in eight parts, surveying various questions of thought, but in the American grain, by several current American philosophers.
Sartre: 'Human, All Too Human'
Episode 3 of the BBC series: 'The Road to Freedom
' describes the life of the French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre
. This is when the term existentialism
begins to enter the realm of philosophy. The 45 minute documentary shows that Sartre believes it is up to each individual human being to give his or her own life a meaning and a purpose, as well as his connection with Marxism. ACCESS HERE
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Zizek: Living in the End Times
In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Žižek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, "There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent."
Marxism & Philosophy
Reviews of more than 150 recent books on Marxism and philosophy published over the past few years
. From many universities and varied professors, some video, most audio.