Category: Philosophy Fridays

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Philosophy Friday: Michel Foucault

Philosophy Fridays  returns with a look at Michel Foucault, a philosophical historian who questioned many of our assumptions about how much better the world is today compared with the past. From the video description: “Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French 20th-century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically critiquing...

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Philosophy Fridays: Hegel

The German philosopher Hegel believed that history has much to teach us. Civilization do not progress in a straight line, so important ideas and attitudes get left behind.

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Philosophy Friday: Stoicism

For this Philosophy Friday, let’s talk about Stoicism, the philosophical school of thought that inspired Marcus Aurelius and a really great episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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Philosophy Friday: René Descartes

In honor of my passion for data science, this Philosophy Friday is devoted to DesCartes, who’s work in mathematics nearly rivals his work in philosophy.  It’s for whom the term “Cartesian Product” is named. Data nerds know the deal. In fact, here’s a joke about DesCartes I found on Reddit....