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Archive for November 22nd, 2020

A History of Philosophy from Ancient Greece to Modern Times (81 Video Lectures)

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Philosphy is endlessly fascinating, and I think this series will provide a good foundation. Watch one a day, starting today, and well before Valentine’s Day — well, 4 days before — you’ll have a better idea of what philosophy has been in the West.

This is via OpenCulture, which notes:

You can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this influential course at Wheaton College for decades, and now it’s online for you. The lectures are all streamable above, or available through this YouTube playlist.

Philosophers covered in the course include: Plato, Aquinas, Hobbes Descartes, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Sartre and more.

A History of Philosophy has been added to our list of Free Online Philosophy courses, a subset of our meta collection, 1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

Written by Leisureguy

22 November 2020 at 11:04 am

The Insane Biology of the Octopus

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There’s a good movie on Netflix, My Octopus Teacher, and those who watched that are likely to find this short video of interest.

Written by Leisureguy

22 November 2020 at 8:42 am

Posted in Evolution, Science, Video

Tardigrades in some detail

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There’s a YouTube channel, Journey to the Microcosmos, devoted to macrovideography. This one is a good example, and who doesn’t like tardigrades?

Written by Leisureguy

22 November 2020 at 8:06 am

Posted in Daily life, Science, Video

7 Habits To-Do List

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I just found an interesting free web-based to-do list, and I updated a post on Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to include a link. Covey uses a quadrant system to classify tasks (see this brief outline):

Quadrant I: Urgent and Important
Quadrant II: Non-Urgent and Important
Quadrant III: Urgent and Unimportant
Quadrant IV: Non-urgent and Unimportant

You must spend time doing Quadrant I tasks, but the amount of time spent doing Quadrant I tasks diminishes the more time you can devote to Quadrant II tasks, and you get time for Quadrant II tasks by (a) eliminating Quadrant IV tasks and (b) clamping down on Quadrant III tasks. There’s more in the outline (and, of course, much more in the book)l

This web-based to-do list offers an easy way to sort your to-dos by quadrant. The nomenclature is different, but the idea is the same. You enter each to-do into one of four quadrants:

High Impact, Low Urgency (same as Quadrant II)
High Impact, High Urgency (Quadrant I)
Low Impact, Low Urgency (Quadrant IV)
Low Impact, High Urgency (Quadrant III)

It’s easy to use and could help with Covey’s method. Indeed, it seems directly derived from Covey, but doubtless Covey derived his own categories from others.

Written by Leisureguy

22 November 2020 at 7:27 am

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