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What makes you feel like a kid again?
What makes you feel like a kid again?
 
For me, it's going to the cabin in the mountains I grew up going to as a child. My grandparents built a cabin in a ski town. You had to use a snowmobile to get to the cabin in the winter.
 
Every time I go back to that town I feel the rush. I...
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How I quit...

...longing for an old way of life.

About 20 years ago I was working a corporate job. You know, the standard cubicle job (cue the movie "Office Space" in your mind). I was bored with creating what felt like TPS reports.

I felt like my work and life weren't making an impact.

I left my corporate job...

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Racial Bias and Policing: How to Think Critically About Fixing a Broken System

Police reform in the United States is necessary. Part of that reform involves how we talk and think about racial bias and policing. This video helps you think critically about systemic racism and implicit racial biases.

You'll identify logical fallacies made by Senator John Cornyn and Vanita...

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Reparations - Justice, Love, and Healing Require Atonement for the Sin of Slavery

In this video, you'll learn why reparations for slavery are owed to African Americans. Slavery involved economic injustice in the form of stealing labor, and its fruits, from slaves. It also involved immoral physical and psychological abuse. Such racist treatment of African American continued...

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Charles Mills Refines Trevor Noah's Powerful Thoughts About George Floyd's Murder

In this video, you'll learn key features of Charles Mills' "The Racial Contract." We'll apply Mills' ideas to refining Trevor Noah's suggestive thoughts about George Floyd's murder and the protests and looting that followed.

Noah suggests the looting is a result of a broken social contract...

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The Murder of George Floyd and the Immorality of Racism

This video presents the ideas and experiences of those who have experienced racism in America. As I white male I do not pretend to understand what it's like to have to deal with systemic racism. Though I was deeply disturbed by what happened to George Floyd as he was murdered by law enforcement,...

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Albert Camus vs. Richard Taylor on The Meaning of Life

In this video (below), you'll discover how a debate between Albert Camus and Richard Taylor on the meaning of life might go. Camus embraces absurdism—the absurdity of life makes it meaningless. While Taylor embraces subjectivism—meaning in life is a matter of how things appear to you...

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Ethical Disagreement - Can Science Ever Resolve a Moral Disagreement?

Charles L. Stevenson’s “The Nature of Ethical Disagreement” 

Today we’re discussing an influential reply to a challenge to morality. The challenge is that moral disagreements are unresolvable by scientific means. Disputes in science can be settled through data...
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Happiness and Morality - Can You Achieve Real Happiness by Acting Immorally?
Can a person that acts immorally truly be happy? Or is immorality incompatible with true happiness? Consider a case discussed in chapter 9 of Exploring Ethics. Steven Cahn lays out the case of an adulterous physician and his blackmailer as found in Woody Allen’s movie Crimes and...
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Ethical Egoism - James Rachels Shows You How NOT to Argue Against an Egoist
Imagine that you’re having a calm conversation with an acquaintance and you decide you want to punch him in the face just to see what it’s like to hit someone. You don’t have anger issues and you’re not a member of Fight Club. Plus even if you were a member you...
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Psychological Egoism - All People are Selfish in Everything They Do

Psychological egoism is the theory that self-interest is the only motive from which anyone ever acts. This is a challenge to morality because morality involves taking into account the interests of others. Today's video breaks down objections to psychological egoism raised by James Rachels.

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Thomas Nagel - You Should Act Morally as a Matter of Consistency

Thomas Nagel argues against a moral skeptic that doesn't care about others. He argues that moral right and wrong is a matter of consistently applying reasons. If you recognize that someone has a reason not to harm you in a certain situation, then, as a matter of consistency, that reason applies...

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