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The power thinker

Original, painstaking, sometimes frustrating and often dazzling. Foucault’s work on power matters now more than ever<i>By Colin Koopman</i>Read at Aeon

We Made an Alternative 'Stranger Things' Soundtrack Full of Synth-Heavy, Supernatural Selections

Can't live without your new favourite TV show? Here are some inspired choices to take you back to 1980s Indiana.<p>One of the nicest, most bewildering things about the near-universal love that <i>Stranger Things</i> received was the adulation poured upon the music across the opening credits. Appearing for …

Soundtracks

Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Psychedelia

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

New Study Finds That One-Minute Interval Training Might Be As Effective As A Lengthy 45-Minute Workout

The next be workout fad may just be the shortest workout ever: one-minute interval training. If what a new study suggests is correct, it's nearly as effective as working out hardcore for 45-minutes.<p>Now, keeping this in perspective, if you are training for endurance, this will never do. But for …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Workouts

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

Get to Know Socrates, Camus, Kierkegaard & Other Great Philosophers with the BBC’s Intelligent Radio Show, In Our Time

When writer, politician, and BBC radio and television personality Melvyn Bragg began his long-running radio program <i>In Our Time</i>, which brings …

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …

Slavoj Zizek: Kurds Are The Most Progressive, Democratic Nation In The Middle East

<b>22nd October 2015</b><p><i>This interview with well-known philosopher Slavoj Zizek was conducted for Kurdish MedNuçe TV in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. In</i> …

105 Animated Philosophy Videos from Wireless Philosophy: A Project Sponsored by Yale, MIT, Duke & More

You may remember that we featured Wireless Philosophy, an open access philosophy project created by Yale and MIT, back in 2013 when it first got …

Michel Foucault – Beyond Good and Evil: 1993 Documentary Explores the Theorist’s Controversial Life and Philosophy

Michel Foucault’s colorful life and hugely influential work were both struggles against limitation—the limits of language, of social structures and …

Hannah Arendt on Being vs. Appearing and Our Impulse for Self-Display

“Nothing and nobody exists in this world whose very being does not presuppose a spectator.”<p>“Pay no attention to <i>appearing</i>,” young André Gide wrote in his rules of moral conduct in 1889. “<i>Being</i> is alone important.” But even for the most idealistic among us, real life — the act of moving as an …

Alice In Wonderland

In the Shadow of Hegel: How Does Thought Arise Out of Matter?

<b>What's the Big Idea?</b><p>Before neuroscience and quantum physics, there was Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The 19th century German idealist revolutionized …

Hegel

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Mike Duffy

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized.<br>Read More

Sigmund Freud

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek on His Hero Malcolm X

Tonight, I'm joined by Slavoj Žižek, arguably the world's best-known living philosopher. Dubbed "the most dangerous philosopher in the West," the influential cultural critic has published more than fifty books and is the subject of multiple documentaries exploring culture, theology, and political …

Five cult skate documentaries that you need to watch

With their grungy plaid patterns, mini skateboard charms and hair that looked like it had been dip-dyed from the sun, MSGM’s SS16 show was bleeding with old school Californian skate cool. This was no coincidence – label founder Massimo Giorgetti name-dropped filmic fave <i>Lords of Dogtown</i> (2005) <i></i>as his …

Skateboarding

Greece could sure use a philosopher-king right about now

As Greece approaches yet another election—its fifth in six years—the country’s philosophical forefathers can only be smirking. Plato and his teacher Socrates famously warned about the pitfalls of democracy: social disorder, economic turmoil and, eventually, a disillusioned turn towards tyranny. As …

Europe

Neurons dynamically switch identity in response to brain activity

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, …

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971

Today, we're revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the …

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

An interview with philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.<p><i>Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisions in traditional philosophy of body and soul, subject and object, culture and nature. His 1999 lecture on “Regulations for</i> …

Singularity