Philosophy

The Simulation Hypothesis

The Simulation Hypothesis

Is everything an illusory simulation? Was the world created by a non-physical force that we can communicate with and possibly influence with our minds, thereby participating in the creation of our own reality? These are the grandiose existential questions central to...

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How to Live: Philosophy

How to Live: Philosophy

The profound teachings of the great philosophers lie at the center of this playlist How to Live: Philosophy. Each segment of the film explores the unique perspectives of legendary thinkers, including those expounded by Plato, Aristotle and Nietzsche. The insights provided...

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Shots of Awe

Shots of Awe

Jason Silva hosts Shots of Awe, a short documentary series produced and distributed by TestTube (a Discovery Digital Network) that summates some of mankind's most daunting scientific pursuits into fun and exciting videos that the layman can understand. Silva aims to...

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60 Second Adventures

60 Second Adventures

This is very interesting series of small videos in which the authors are asking many puzzling questions and they're giving simple explanations. For example how could a humble tortoise beat the legendary Greek hero Achilles in a race? Will time travel...

8.62

Animal Sapiens

Animal Sapiens

Indeed, great questions have practically characterized our cultures. At times they've taken us down some rather strange paths. They've given rise to religions and of course, they've given birth to and destroyed entire civilizations. But, curiously the most important questions, the...

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One Giant Leap: What About Me?

One Giant Leap: What About Me?

Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their mission was not only to gather insights on the huge...

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The Nature of Existence

The Nature of Existence

What are the answers to the great questions of life, and who is certain they know the truth others have been struggling to find for centuries? For The Nature of Existence, Nygard prepared a questionnaire with 85 weighty philosophical questions, ranging...

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Beyond Reason

Beyond Reason

This is the latest documentary from the maker of Beyond Me and Beyond Belief, Frank Huguenard. His premise is that our intellects are bound by our perceptions and what we perceive is limited by our five senses. From what we've learned...

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Waking Life

Waking Life

From the free-spirited abandon of Slacker and Dazed and Confused to the Oscar-nominated odyssey Boyhood, writer/director Richard Linklater has long been one of the most adventurous, thoughtful and innovative filmmakers in the world of independent cinema. His 2001 effort titled Waking...

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American Philosopher

American Philosopher

Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a native philosophy? Eight short films about philosophy in America and American philosophy by...

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The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world...

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