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Artist and philosophy teacher Melina Lafirenze talks to us about philosophy and why it should be accessible to everyone.

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Math: What Have We Learned?

BY BRENNAN STEHLING
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 28, 2013

Brennan Stehling talks about the evolution of human learning and education, from ancient Babylon, through Greek philosophies, into modern day thought processes and scientific exploration. He questions how education functions in our society today, and asks what modern maths and sciences will lead to in the future.

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The Value Of Philosophy

BY CALEB KELLER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 13, 2011

Is a degree in philosophy really so useless? Caleb Keller argues for the love of knowledge, and discusses the importance of utilizing logic in our everyday lives. He makes the case that without the proper values necessary to think for oneself, society becomes an echo-chamber. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 1, 2013.

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Philosophy in Illustration

BY JEAN HOLLYWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jean Hollywood talks about how illustration is used to tell a story, to throw around ideas, and to express onself. Philosophy can be used in illustration to provoke thought about controversial topics and things that people generally do not think about.

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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A Philosophy Primer

BY ISABELLA COPELAND
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Do you need a primer on philosophy?  Isabella Copeland gives you the best one you'll ever need.

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The Philosophy of Dance: What and Why?

BY AILI BRESNAHAN
@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Aili Bresnahan is a philosophy professor at the University of Dayton. She grew up studying ballet. Her specialty is the philosophy of dance and she is often asked what that is (and why it matters) by well-meaning people on airplanes. Aili’s presentation is an attempt to answer those questions.

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Everyone can be a superhero

BY VINEET RATHI
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Why should you help others? How should you Vineet Rathi is passionate about helping people and wants to do something about it. He believes that everyone can make a difference even through a small gesture of helping someone in need. Everyone can be a superhero by helping others, because that what superheroes do. All we need to do is make a difference!

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How to Sell Video Games to Schools

BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.

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Botanical philosophy

BY NORBERT PEETERS
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Norbert Peeters studied Archeology and philosophy at Leiden University. Together with his former Professor Wouter Oudemans he wrote ‘Plantaardig – Vegetatieve filosofie’. Last year his debut came out: ‘Botanische revolutie: De plantenleer van Charles Darwin’. This book was nominated for the Jan Wolkers prize. As a botanical philosopher Peeters writes about the common grounds of philosophy and botany.