by Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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A series of videos about major orientations in the history of philosophy from the standpoint of their bearing on the confrontation with nihilism.
|1||VideoReligion, Philosophy and Nihilism||How religion and philosophy respond to the fear that our lives and the world itself may be meaningless.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoFlaws in the Human Condition||Death, groundlessness, insatiability and our susceptibility to belittlement make life irremediably defective.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoDirections in the Spiritual History of Mankind||A small number of orientations to existence, against the background of visions of ultimate reality, have shaped the spiritual history of mankind for the last two thousand years.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Overcoming of the World||One orientation to existence, most tellingly represented by some ancient Indian and Greek philosophers, urges us to seek serenity and to practice benevolence on the basis of absorption in a one and timeless being.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Humanization of the World||Another approach to life, exemplified by the ideas of Confucius, teaches that we can create meaning in a meaningless world if only we perform our role-based obligations to another||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Struggle with the World||A third orientation to existence tells us that we can ascend to eternal or at least life through a struggle to change both ourselves and society.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Religion of the Future||A new religious revolution is needed. It need not rely on a narrative of dealings between humanity and a transcendent God.||9/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoBeyond the Small Life: A Letter to Young People||We should die only once. Here this idea is developed in the form of reflection on the enigmas and surprises of existence.||11/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Why is this even posted? Turned all the way up the lecture is still impossible to hear, wearing head phones is a danger to my health turned all the way up, alerts HURT.
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