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  • 41:29 Rick Roderick on Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics [full length]

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    This video is 2nd in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.

  • 44:03 Rick Roderick on Kant and the Path to Enlightenment [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Kant and the Path to Enlightenment [full length]

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    This video is 3rd in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.

  • 44:14 Rick Roderick on John Stuart Mill on Liberty [full length]

    Rick Roderick on John Stuart Mill on Liberty [full length]

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    This video is 4th in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.I. Another objection to Kant is the quest

  • 40:44 Rick Roderick on Hegel and Modern Life [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Hegel and Modern Life [full length]

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    This video is 5th in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.I. Hegel was conservative.A. The culminat

  • 44:33 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche on Knowledge and Belief [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche on Knowledge and Belief [full length]

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    This video is 6th in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.I. There are no water-tight distinctions

  • 46:27 Rick Roderick on Kierkegaard and the Contemporary Spirit [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Kierkegaard and the Contemporary Spirit [full length]

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    This video is 7th in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.I. A recap of Nietzsche:A. Power is inter

  • 33:57 Rick Roderick on Philosophy and Postmodern Culture [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Philosophy and Postmodern Culture [full length]

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    This video is 8th in the 8-part lecture series Philosophy and Human Values (1990).Thanks to rickroderick.org for making this available. I'm merely interested in redistributing to anyone who might enjoy and benefit.I. A recap of the lecture series:A. Retra

  • 38:52 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche's Progeny [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche's Progeny [full length]

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    This video is 8th in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. Nietzsche says there are no last interpretations of desperate moments, which makes in difficult to conclude.A. Nietzsche had no children, so why the ter

  • 44:38 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche as Artist [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche as Artist [full length]

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    This video is 7th in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. Nietzsche in comparison to other great thinkersA. Nietzsche has been praised as a forerunner of PsychoanalysisB. For Kierkegaard, the search for an auth

  • 46:14 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Will to Power [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Will to Power [full length]

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    This video is 6th in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. A myth about Nietzsche is that his work is related to FascismThis is because his texts have been used by socialist organizationsNietzsche viewed himself

  • 41:50 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Eternal Recurrence [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Eternal Recurrence [full length]

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    This video is 5th in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. Nietzsche invested himself as a character who would stand out above the text -- an act of self creation.II. There is a sociological dimension to the "de

  • 45:20 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Death of God [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche and the Death of God [full length]

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    This video is 4th in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. Nietzsche looks to see what type of person makes particular arguments or evaluations.II. Greek values are noble but naive.1. Active force prevails over

  • 43:38 Rick Roderick on Nietzsche as Master of Suspicion&Immoralist [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Nietzsche as Master of Suspicion&Immoralist [full length]

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    This video is 3rd in the 8-part series, Nietzsche and the Postmodern Condition (1991).Lecture notes:I. Nietzsche was a master of suspicion.A. Nietzsche writes in various styles such as fragments and aphorism making it hard to know what to interpret.B. Wha

  • 48:03 Rick Roderick on The Masters of Suspicion [full length]

    Rick Roderick on The Masters of Suspicion [full length]

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    This video is 1st in the 8-part series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture notes:I. Current professional philosophy is "deflationary" in that it gives no answers to our larger questions, in particular our questions co

  • 44:52 Rick Roderick on Heidegger - The Rejection of Humanism [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Heidegger - The Rejection of Humanism [full length]

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    This video is 2nd in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture notes:I. Heidegger developers a powerful account of meaning by recasting traditional talk of the self and the human into an anal

  • 39:58 Rick Roderick on Sartre - The Road to Freedom [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Sartre - The Road to Freedom [full length]

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    This video is 3rd in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture notes:I. Sartre is a paradigmatic 20th Century intellectual: philosopher, artist, critic and political activist. For an American

  • 45:23 Rick Roderick on Marcuse - One-Dimensional Man [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Marcuse - One-Dimensional Man [full length]

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    This video is 4th in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture Notes:I. Marcuse became a pop figure, the philosopher of the 60s. He expressed a key contradiction in modernity. Modernity is "e

  • 47:34 Rick Roderick on Habermas - The Fragile Dignity of Humanity [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Habermas - The Fragile Dignity of Humanity [full length]

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    This video is 5th in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture notes:I. Habermas is perhaps the last important defender of a kind of rationalism that attempts to save the contributions of mod

  • 45:47 Rick Roderick on Foucault - The Disappearance of the Human [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Foucault - The Disappearance of the Human [full length]

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    This video is 6th in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture notes:I. Foucault is a strong anti-humanist who believes that "man" is a relatively recent construction of a particular historic

  • 44:13 Rick Roderick on Derrida - The Ends of Man [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Derrida - The Ends of Man [full length]

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    This video is 7th in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).Lecture Notes:I. Richard Rorty may be viewed as an "Americanization" of Derrida: widely considered the postmodern thinkers (perhaps wron

  • 48:03 Rick Roderick on Baudrillard - Fatal Strategies [full length]

    Rick Roderick on Baudrillard - Fatal Strategies [full length]

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    This video is 8th in the 8-part video lecture series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).I. The task of creating a life with the "self under siege" to the degree I have argued may seem impossible. At the very least, it calls

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