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Nietzsche on Hardship - Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

This six-part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life.

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Art and the "genuine merit of life as we're forced to lead it"

A lovely, brief essay from Alain de Botton for Tate Etc. on how art can be presented to connect more with our everyday lives, and not be concerned only with a piece’s heritage. 276 more words


War photography and propaganda

Originally a neutral term used to describe a deliberate attempt to influence the emotions, attitudes and actions of a specific target audience, propaganda has essentially now become a negative term. 1,015 more words

20th Century History

What is Education for? [School of Life]

What is Education for?

Interesting 3 mins or so article:
– suggests education should prepare us for the challenges of adult life
– it should serve two fundamental tasks: 1) working 2) sustaining relationships… 75 more words

Mark Taylor


What is existentialism? There is no clear or objective answer to that question. I am not going to account for all the different “family resemblences” that make up its meaning in a contemporary academic parlance. 348 more words

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