Philosophy in different ages has been called the queen of the sciences. thinking about thinking, or simply the love of wisdom. Here is a world index of philosophers 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

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The Communist Manifesto

The famous booklet by Marx and Engels in 10 Video Lectures

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Hegel and Marx

Three video lectures by Peter Singer, Princeton University

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Marcuse and the Student Revolts of 1968: An Unpublished Lecture

From May 1968, never previously published in full, Marcuse discusses the student revolts in Paris and Berlin.

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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. FREE DOWNLOAD of 'Time of Riots' HERE

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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. For a deeper look at Charles Sanders Pierce as the 'American Aristotle, go HERE.

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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 One of Sartre's most widely read early works is 'Existentialism Is a Humanism' Here is a guide for students on the work and its times.

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."

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  • Ollie Stone's 'Untold History' All 10 parts of Stone's series on birth of the American Empire. Chapter 1: World War II Chapter 2: Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace Chapter 3: The Bomb Chapter 4: The Cold War: 1945–1950 Chapter 5: The 50s: Eisenhower, the Bomb & the Third World. Chapter 6: JFK: To the Brink Chapter 7: Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune Chapter 8: Reagan, Gorbachev & Third World: Revival of Fortune Chapter 9: Bush & Clinton: Squandered Peace - New World Order Chapter 10: Bush & Obama: Age of Terror

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