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PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche
Published: 3 years ago
Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'. You can find out more about him and other great thinkers in our ...
How to Find Fulfilling Work
Published: 3 years ago
The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism. Find out more by attending our one-day ...
On Feeling Melancholy
Published: 2 years ago
The word 'melancholy' puts its finger on a particular species of sadness, which isn't an illness or even a problem: it's part of being human. Please subscribe ...
Why We Go Off People Who Like Us
Published: 1 year ago
Though we long for certain people to like us, an odd thing can happen once they do. What is the origin of our strange coolness towards those who show ...
PHILOSOPHY - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Published: 3 years ago
Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher obsessed with the difficulties of language, who wanted to help us find a way out of some of the muddles we get into with ...
PHILOSOPHY - Soren Kierkegaard
Published: 3 years ago
Soren Kierkegaard is useful to us because of the intensity of his despair at the compromises and cruelties of daily life. He is a companion for our darkest ...
PHILOSOPHY - Epicurus
Published: 3 years ago
This Greek philosopher, one of our favourites, spent his life arriving at fascinating answers to the largest puzzle there is: What makes people happy? If you like ...
NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman
Published: 2 years ago
Nietzsche's concept of the Superman is one of the most exciting and yet weird aspects of his thought. What did he really mean by this unusual word? Please ...
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Lao Tzu
Published: 3 years ago
Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ SUBSCRIBE to our ...
PHILOSOPHY - The Stoics
Published: 3 years ago
How the Stoics can help us tackle anxiety, fury and loss of perspective - and realise that very little is needed to make a happy life. If you like our films, take a look ...
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
Published: 1 year ago
We're used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. For gifts and ...
A Reason Not to Worry What Others Think
Published: 6 months ago
We spend a little too much time worrying about how we must appear in the minds of others. However, the poignant, useful truth is that almost everyone doesn't ...
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