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The Academy of Ideas podcast is devoted to exploring the ideas of the greatest philosophers and psychologists of history. Become a Supporting Member and access extra content. Learn more: www.academyofideas.com/members

    Why are So Many Men Psychologically Infantile?

    Why are So Many Men Psychologically Infantile?

    A man can’t go out the way he came in…a man has got to add up to something! Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman In … Read More ›

    • 11 min
    How Civil Disobedience Safeguards Freedom and Prevents Tyranny

    How Civil Disobedience Safeguards Freedom and Prevents Tyranny

    “Monsters exist, but they are far too few in number to be truly dangerous; the most dangerous monsters are ordinary [men and women] ready to believe and … Read More ›

    • 13 min
    The Psychology of Joy – 3 Antidotes to Suffering

    The Psychology of Joy – 3 Antidotes to Suffering

    “The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.” Edward Young, Virtue’s Apology Some people pass from birth to death with … Read More ›

    • 12 min
    How to Thrive in the Battle of Life

    How to Thrive in the Battle of Life

    “It is no more possible to make life easy than it is to grow a herb of immortality.” Carl Jung, Civilization in Transition In many ways life is a … Read More ›

    • 11 min
    Søren Kierkegaard and the Value of Despair

    Søren Kierkegaard and the Value of Despair

    “That one is in despair is not a rarity; no, it is rare, very rare, that one is…not in despair.” Søren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto … Read More ›

    • 12 min
    How the “Greater Good” is Used as a Tool of Social Control

    How the “Greater Good” is Used as a Tool of Social Control

    “The great citizens of a country are not those who bend the knee before authority but rather those who, against authority if need be, are … Read More ›

    • 15 min

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