Philosophy

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of philosophy.

Video playlists about Philosophy

How we make choices

8 talks • 2h 31m
Talks on why some choices are so tough, and how we can make better ones. Some even ask: are we really in control of our choices at all?

Where do ideas come from?

8 talks • 2h 03m
How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: Where they come from, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them.

Are we alone in the universe?

6 talks • 1h 27m
Is Earth really the only life-sustaining planet? These speakers think there might just be something or someone else out there -- and urge us to keep looking for it.

Unsolved Mysteries

8 talks • 2h 05m
We all love parsing the twists and folds of a good old-fashioned mystery -- of all kinds. ("Serial" lovers, this playlist is for you.)

Talks about Philosophy

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Exclusive articles about Philosophy

Why you should not try to be the perfect lover

A philosopher makes the case for a less than perfect union. Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio (TED Talk: Love — you’re doing it wrong) believes that the quest to be the perfect lover ...
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