The Digital Nietzsche: Download Nietzsche’s Major Works as Free eBooks

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In times of deep distress I’ve often found the brutal, unsparing candor of Friedrich Nietzsche a strange comfort.

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The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

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Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more traditionally Zen teachers like Soto priest Suzuki Roshi, whose lineage continues today, but Watts did not consider himself a Zen Buddhist.

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David Harvey’s Course on Marx’s Capital: Volumes 1 & 2 Now Available Free Online

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For many people, the arguments and analysis of Karl Marx’s three-volume Das Kapital (or Capital: A Critique of Political Economy) are as relevant as ever. For many others, the work is a historical curiosity, dated relic, or worse.

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Wittgenstein Day-by-Day: Facebook Page Tracks the Philosopher’s Wartime Experience 100 Years Ago

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Last week we told you about an ambitious video series — The Great War — that will document how World War I unfolded, week-by-week, over a four-year period, from 1914 to 1918. A new video will be released every Thursday, and it will reflect on what happened during the same week 100 years prior.

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A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers

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The UK’s Open University has become a dependable source of very short, online video introductions to all sorts of things, from weighty subjects like religion, economics, and literary theory to lighter, but no less interesting fare like the art and science of bike design.

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Download 110 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein

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Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that we’ve recently spun out a collection of Free Philosophy eBooks (from our larger, more diverse collection of 600 Free eBooks).

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Learn The History of Philosophy in 197 Podcasts (With More to Come)

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Yesterday we took a look at, or rather a listen to, the “podcasting renaissance,” highlighting a few of the new wave of shows and recommending some of the pre-existing ones you may have missed.

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8-Bit Philosophy: Plato, Sartre, Derrida & Other Thinkers Explained With Vintage Video Games

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You thought video games were a waste of time? Well, think again. These 8-bit video games can teach you philosophy. Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Derrida and the rest. Created by Napkin Note Productions, 8-Bit Philosophy attempts to “communicate even the most complex of philosophical concepts in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

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Simone de Beauvoir Tells Studs Terkel How She Became an Intellectual and Feminist (1960)

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Before Ira Glass, before Terry Gross, before any number of NPR personalities and internet podcasters who these days bring us interview after fascinating interview with the great minds of our time, there was Studs Terkel.

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Albert Camus: Soccer Goalie

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Albert Camus, born 101 years ago today, once said,“After many years in which the world has afforded me many experiences, what I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football.”
He was referring to his college days when he played goalie for the Racing Universitaire Algerios (RUA) junior team.

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