Friday, January 14, 2011

What is hot on 14 January 2011

Philosophy Bites
Michael Sandel on Justice
Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel discusses 3 different theories of Justice in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast: Bentham's, Kant's and Aristotle's. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
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Harvard Business IdeaCast
The Holy Grail of Continuous Growth
Paul Nunes, executive director of research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of the HBR article of "Reinvent Your Business Before It's Too Late."
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
The Meaning of Life
From Plato through Monty Python to Terry Eagleton and beyond, the question of the meaning of life has been a source of both mystery and mirth. In this lecture, based on his new book Driving with Plato, Robert Rowland Smith breaks life down into its milestones from cradle to grave: what does it mean not just to be born and to die, but to learn to talk, to lose your virginity or have a mid-life crisis? Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford before becoming a partner in a management consultancy. He now consults independently, has a column on moral dilemmas in the Sunday Times and contributes to BBC television and radio. His last book was Breakfast with Socrates, recently translated into sixteen languages.
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