A return to romanticism. Going beyond the cynical, sarcastic, and escapist themes of the modern era.
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The Value Of Philosophy
BY CALEB KELLER
@ VOL 3
ON JAN 13, 2011
Is a degree in philosophy really so useless? Caleb Keller argues for the love of knowledge, and discusses the importance of utilizing logic in our everyday lives. He makes the case that without the proper values necessary to think for oneself, society becomes an echo-chamber.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 1, 2013.
Philosophy in Illustration
BY JEAN HOLLYWOOD
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 07, 2013
Jean Hollywood talks about how illustration is used to tell a story, to throw around ideas, and to express onself. Philosophy can be used in illustration to provoke thought about controversial topics and things that people generally do not think about.
Romanticism and the Production of War [Stations of the Cross]
BY ELIZABETH BURNS GAMARD
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2013
The immersive, oceanic vision of life when “the Center cannot Hold and ‘things fall apart’ (Yeats, “The Second Coming”)…and: aren’t we still trying (again Yeats) to search for the peace that seems removed from this world, “…lurching towards the Holy Land, for are we not still fighting for our gods or God?” Romanticism attempts to capitalize on this loss, what the Germans call Sehnsucht or ‘longing’…the beginnings that Hesiod suggest are on the horizon, though we cannot see through ‘the fog of war’ (as Clausewitz talked about). We are a history of all peoples in pursuit of infinite longing, the horizons of our life and our peoples: that is the shorthand of Romanticism’s project, borne in Germany and shed for ill-purpose, despite its promise within its nascent state.
The Philosophy of Dance: What and Why?
BY AILI BRESNAHAN
@ VOL 28
ON SEP 22, 2016
Aili Bresnahan is a philosophy professor at the University of Dayton. She grew up studying ballet. Her specialty is the philosophy of dance and she is often asked what that is (and why it matters) by well-meaning people on airplanes. Aili’s presentation is an attempt to answer those questions.
BY JUSTIN CARMIEN
@ VOL 39
ON MAR 21, 2019
Vejle-based freelance philosopher Justin Carmien takes a trip to Aarhus, to talk about the next societal movement: Metamodernism.
Justin talks about the satirical and often pessimistic world of today, where negativity is good television. And he gives us a lightning introduction to metamodernism - The emerging movement where intimacy and listening are the most important aspects.