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Philosophy For Our Times show

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Philosophy for our Times is a free philosophy podcast bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers. We host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas in news, society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.

By The Institute of Art and Ideas

Reinvention Radio - Dismantling The Status Quo: Business | Politics | Entertainment | Marketing | Internet | Life | Money show

Reinvention Radio - Dismantling The Status Quo: Business | Politics | Entertainment | Marketing | Internet | Life | MoneyJoin Now to Follow

Reinvention Radio — where ‘normal’ comes to die; ‘mediocrity’ meets its final demise; and, ‘the status quo’ is unabashedly dismantled.<br> <br> Steve Olsher, New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do; founder and Chairman of Liquor.com; creator of The Reinvention Workshop; and 25+ year entrepreneur who has built several multimillion-dollar businesses; and, co-host Mary Goulet, bestselling author of Go With Your Gut, real estate expert, media veteran and in-demand business consultant, scour the planet to bring you the world’s foremost social, business, political, technology and scientific disruptors.<br> <br> Each guest boldly reinvents average, obliterates the limits of possibility, challenges the accepted, and forges daring, cutting-edge paths. Steve and Mary’s no-holds-barred, unapologetic exploration of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next will unequivocally expand your knowledge, massively impact the trajectory of your business (and your life), and empower you to achieve financial, spiritual, and emotional freedom.<br>

By Reinvention Radio - Dismantling The Status Quo: Business | Politics | Entertainment | Marketing | Internet | If Tony Robbins, Chalene Johnson, Brendon Burchard, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin &amp; Joe Rogan Had A Baby, It Would Look A Lot Like Steve Olsher

RoPeCast show

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Are you an advanced learner of English? These podcasts from Saarland University offer challenging listening opportunities and fascinating topics to do with the English language and culture. Get your new enhanced five-minute episode once every two weeks.

By Dr Roger Charlton &amp; Dr Peter Tischer

Oxford Union Library Audio Tour show

Oxford Union Library Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

An audio tour of the historic Oxford Union Library. Since its foundation, the Union has maintained a library for the use of its members. One of the largest lending libraries in Oxford, it is of particular relevance to students studying Classics, English, History, Law, PPE and Theology. In recent years, the Science section has been expanded. The library has a significant collection of 19th century publications, both books and journals, which would be of special interest to researchers studying that period.

By Oxford University

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind show

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The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

By Oxford University

A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners show

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In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and the context of society.

By Oxford University

2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference:  Happiness and Well-Being show

2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-BeingJoin Now to Follow

Many people and countries are now beginning to evaluate the success of their lives or society not purely in terms of money or gross domestic product. The currency of traditional economics - preference satisfaction - has fallen into question as an ethical value. The global financial crisis is seen by many as a failure of capitalism. Some countries have proposed a Gross Happiness Index to replace GDP as the measure of the productivity of a country. What is of intrinsic value in human lives? How should we measure how good a human being's life is? What is happiness and what constitutes well-being? What can we learn from religion, philosophy, economics and the cognitive sciences about happiness and well-being? Are happiness and well-being relative to culture? What roles do pleasure and happiness play in ethics? Should we aim to maximise happiness and pleasure? How should the views of people with disability be incorporated into an ethics of well-being? Jointly organised by The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education (Tokyo), The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (New York) and Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (University of Oxford) this conference will seek to understand the nature and value of happiness and well-being in practical ethics.

By Oxford University

Great Writers Inspire show

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PLEASE NOTE: The 'Great Writers Inspire' project has its own website which features much more extensive, diverse and updated content. Please visit https://writersinspires.org From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a significant body of material freely available on the subject of great works of literature and their authors. Visit https://writersinspire.org/ to see how great writers can inspire you.

By Oxford University

Great Writers Inspire show

Great Writers InspireJoin Now to Follow

PLEASE NOTE: The 'Great Writers Inspire' project has its own website which features much more extensive, diverse and updated content. Please visit https://writersinspires.org From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a significant body of material freely available on the subject of great works of literature and their authors. Visit https://writersinspire.org/ to see how great writers can inspire you.

By Oxford University

Global and Imperial History Research Seminar show

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The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar is chaired by Professor Judith Brown (Beit Professor of Commonwealth History), Professor John Darwin (Beit Lecturer of Commonwealth History), and Dr Jan-George Deutsch. The seminar meets each Friday afternoon during term, where a visiting, usually, scholar's recent research is presented. Those present then engage with both the historical material and historiographical questions of the work. The following podcasts are presented as a means of continuing those discussions and as a resource to those unable to attend. The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar would like to thank each of their speakers for their cooperation in making these recordings available.

By Oxford University