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Socrates On Trial

Socrates is perhaps the most famous philosophical figure of the last 2,500 years. If you are new to philosophy then you will come to see

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Liberal Education Student Conference

The Fifth European Liberal Education Student Conference will take place 14th-17th May 2020 and will be hosted by the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Richard Feynman: a lecture on Time

It is obvious to everybody that the phenomena of the world are evidently
irreversible. Things happen that do not happen the other way. You drop a cup and it breaks, and you can sit there a long time waiting for the pieces to come together and jump back into your hand.

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The best thing for being sad

The best thing for being sad is, Merlyn tells Wart, something that the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, and never dream of regretting

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Hegel and Martin Luther King

Hegel and Martin Luther King shared a deep understanding of profound change. There can be nothing new without a struggle with the old. And they might be telling us something important about right now

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What is a University?

When medievals first spoke of university they were referring not so much to institutions as to people.

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Three Thousand

In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.

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Philosophy and Kant

Towards the conclusion of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason he writes something that might come as a surprise.

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Learning Online

Information is everywhere. Here’s our growing list of places that keep learning alive online.

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Colons and Semicolons

Grammar is recognised as one of the seven liberal arts. The School of Life offers a brief but fascinating explanation of the subtlety of the semicolon.

Learning and the Soul in Plato's allegory of the cave
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Learning and the Soul

In Plato’s Republic the allegory of the cave reveals that each of us has a unique capacity to learn.

A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany (1789) by Joseph Wright of Derby. Courtesy Tate Britain, London
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We need a new Romanticism

Neuroscience was part of the dinner conversation in my family, often a prerequisite for truth. Want to talk about art? Not without neuroscience.

Ministers sit at a round dinner-table guzzling guineas, while through the window is seen a hungry mob. James Gillray, 1795. Liberal Arts
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Humanity must reply to this question, or be shaken to pieces by it.

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Bristol Undergraduate Conference

The day will include talks by notable interdisciplinary scholars, including Professor Robert Fowler, Dr. Sarah Dillon, Dr. Kathryn Telling and Dr. Liz Bird.