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Buddhists, Existentialists and Situationists: Waking up in Waking Life by Doug Mann 1.
“ Human, All Too Human ” is a three-hour BBC series from 1999, about the lives and work of Friedrich Nietzsche , Martin Heidegger , and Jean-Paul Sartre . The filmmakers focus heavily on politics and historical context — the Heidegger hour, for example, focuses almost exclusively on his troubling relationship with Nazism. The most engaging chapter is “ Jean-Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom ,” in part because the filmmakers had so much archival footage and interview material (Check out a still lovely Simone de Bouvoir at minute 9:00, giggling that Sartre was the ugliest, dirtiest, most unshaven student at the Sorbonne).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NugRZGDbPFU by Nov 23
3 Minute Philosophy
ALAN WATTS FOR THE WIN
This phrase is over 2400 years old, dating back to 399 BC when Socrates first uttered the words at his infamous defense trial, and retold by his pupil Plato around 387 BC in the Platonic dialogue the Apology of Socrates . Beyond modeling the examined life himself, Socrates pressed ordinary Athenian citizens to question their notions of justice, virtue, piety, and love, and never held set definitions himself. Since Socrates, the aphorism of the “examined life” has given rise to analogous sayings such as “life of the mind,” vita contemplativa , and “learning for learning’s sake,” and is the subject of countless books and courses. One could even consider the project of philosophy, which itself began with Socrates, one of calling this phrase into question. But the examined life, as fundamental to human life as it was for Socrates, has never been available for all human beings.