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Contemplative Education

Contemplative Education
2 years, 11 months ago Challenging the politics of spirituality in the university, Dr. Patricia Morgan's international study found that contemplative education accelerates learning while it counters fragmented thinking, stress and depression in the university environment. ... Challenging

Texts and Traditions

Texts and Traditions
2 years, 11 months ago 'Texts and Traditions' takes a brace of texts that have found new, 21st century interpreters. Studies of a 19th century manuscript of Hindu deities, the statutes of confraternities in 16th century Bologna, and a 10th century manuscript copy of some of ... 'Texts and Tr

Damon Young, philosopher and writer

Damon Young, philosopher and writer
2 years, 11 months ago There’s much to love about the crazy Zen inspired philosophy of the 1970s television show Kung Fu and the movie Kung Fu Panda.  But Damon Young is the real thing – a philosopher and writer who practices martial arts.There’s much to love about the crazy Zen inspired

Inventing peace (part 3)

Inventing peace (part 3)
3 years ago In the conclusion of their series, Inventing Peace, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi explore 'conditions' for peace in the Mojave Desert.In

Inventing peace (part 2)

Inventing peace (part 2)
3 years ago Filmmaker Wim Wenders and philosopher Mary Zournazi look at the relationship between technology, images and peace.Filmmaker Wim Wenders and philosopher Mary

A brief history of liberty

A brief history of liberty
3 years ago The concept of liberty offers a beacon by which to orientate in thinking about the future of our society and our world.The concept of liberty offers a

A brief history of liberty

A brief history of liberty
3 years ago A brief history of liberty and its lessons. The concept of freedom celebrates the un-dominated man and woman, who is able to look others in the eye without deference – thanks to political equality, legal status and social security. This ideas has been ... A brief his

Morality and individual freedom

Morality and individual freedom
3 years ago It seems like we are living through a very moral age. We are very vocal about our disdain for things like discrimination and child abuse, poverty and inequality to name just a few. But is this morality or something very different?It seems like we are living through a ve

Inventing peace (part 1)

Inventing peace (part 1)
3 years ago "What is peace, and how can we imagine it?" Filmmaker Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi ask each other - and us - these very questions."What is

The emotional lives of animals

The emotional lives of animals
3 years ago Do animals actually feel things as we do? This question has been the source of much philosophical debate, and now the scientific data is opening up new ethical concerns.Do animals actually feel things as we do? This question has been the source of much philosophical deb