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PHILOSOPHY – Plato
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PHILOSOPHY – Plato

Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: only about a quarter of a million people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades and gymnasiums It’s warm for more than half the year. This is also home

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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle
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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

Aristotle was born around 384 BC in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia where his father was the royal doctor. He grew up to be arguably the most influential philosopher ever, with modest nicknames like ‘the master’ and simply ‘the

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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?
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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?

Ancient Athens is often hailed as the home of democracy by politicians, journalists and academics alike, yet how accurate is this statement? Irrespective of how democratic you think many modern democracies actually are, given the power held by special interest

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Alex Gendler
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Alex Gendler

What is reality, knowledge, the meaning of life? Big topics you might tackle figuratively explaining existence as a journey down a road or across an ocean, a climb, a war, a book, a thread, a game, a window of opportunity,

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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

Pop quiz: are you a Platonist or an Aristotelian? An idealist or an empiricist? Do you think up neat rules to describe the universe and then try to fit data into your theory? Or do you observe the world and

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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to do some legitimate comp. civ., for those of you into that kind of thing. Stan, I can’t help but feel that we have perhaps too

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What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg
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What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg

Hey, congratulations! You’ve just won the lottery, only the prize isn’t cash or a luxury cruise. It’s a position in your country’s national legislature. And you aren’t the only lucky winner. All of your fellow lawmakers were chosen in the

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MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL
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MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL

MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL. ARISTOTLE (384–322 BCE). People come together to form households, households to form villages, and villages to form cities. The purpose of our lives is to lead a “good life.” We have developed ways

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