Tag Archives: Philosophy

The School of Life: What is An Existential Crisis?

Another useful tutorial from the folks at The School Of Life.

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MICHEL FOUCAULT: THE LOST INTERVIEW, 16 minutes

Notes on the video:

This until now rarely seen 15-minute footage is of an interview that was conducted by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders in preparation for the debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, which was broadcasted on Dutch television on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1971. The whole interview was essentially lost for decades and was published in the winter of 2012 for the first time. It is now available as a full-length book under the title of “Freedom and Knowledge.” It includes an excellent introduction by author of “Mad for Foucault,” Lynne Huffer, and additional contributions by Fons Elders. Continue reading MICHEL FOUCAULT: THE LOST INTERVIEW, 16 minutes

WHAT IS AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS?, The School of Life, 5 min.

Another great video from the folks at The School Of Life, who have a knack for reducing monumental questions and fields of study to 5 minute video explanations.

In this video, the characteristics and underpinnings of what some schools of philosophy refer to as an “Existential Crisis” are discussed.  This clip is as enjoyable as it is relevant, recommended!

TENZIN GYATSO, H.H. XIV DALAI LAMA :: NO REGRETS-ADVICE FOR LIVING & DYING, 34 minutes

“Passing through life, progressing to old age and eventually death, it is not sufficient to just take care of the body. We need to take care of our emotions as well.” The Dalai Lama

“In daily life, before death actually happens, it’s important to accept that sooner or later death will come.” The Dalai Lama

In ‘No Regrets: Advice for Living & Dying’ His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the profound importance of preparing for dying & how to live a meaningful life. This video provides a rare insight in HHDL as he gives advice to the terminally ill, medical professionals & general public on issues, including grief & loss and emotional & spiritual support at the end of life. Filmed in Australia at Karuna Hospice Service, HHDL brings compassion, practical advice & wisdom to outline the path for a fulfilling life & a peaceful death. – Karuna Hospice Service, 2008