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Get Away With Anything? (Plato + Zelda) – 8-Bit Philosophy Get Away With Anything? (Plato + Zelda) – 8-Bit Philosophy

What if you could do whatever you want… and get away with it? Suppose, for example, you could steal from your best friend and not only would he never find out it was you, he would also think you’re the best friend ever for letting him cry on your shoulder. What a sap! Meanwhile, you’re…

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The Trouble with the Video Game Industry | Philosophy Tube The Trouble with the Video Game Industry | Philosophy Tube

– You know what that tastes like? Freedom. Every year at the open air Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York City, they put on a big Shakespeare play. Thsometimes thstarring a famousth thcelebrity. And it’s free! You don’t even have to pass an exam to show that you understand Shakespeare, they just let anybody…

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SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th century French aristocrat [Alexis] De [Tocqueville] Photo Tocqueville Democracy was a highly exotic and new…

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SOCIOLOGY – Auguste Comte SOCIOLOGY – Auguste Comte

Though we tend to think of atheists as not only unbelieving but also hostile to religion, we should remember a tradition of atheistic thinkers who’ve tried to reconcile a suspicion of the supernatural side of religion with a deep sympathy for and interest in it’s ritualistic aspects. The most important and inspirational of these was…

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Meritocracy Meritocracy

Politicians from all walks of life nowadays agree on one thing: we need to build more meritocratic societies. That is, societies where everyone, no matter what their background is, has the chance to succeed on their own merits. This is a beautiful idea responsible for some great things like free education for all, positive discrimination,…

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