“Hard choices are precious opportunities to celebrate the human condition,” says philosopher Ruth Chang. It’s through hard choices that we become the unique people that we are.
Video playlists about Philosophy
How we make choices
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?
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?
Is Earth really the only life-sustaining planet in existence? These speakers think there might just be something or someone else out there, and urge us not to stop the search.
We all love parsing the twists and folds of a good old-fashioned mystery -- of all kinds. ("Serial" lovers, this playlist is for you.)