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The Academy of Ideas podcast explores the ideas of the greatest philosophers and psychologists of history. Become a Supporting Member and access extra content: www.academyofideas.com/members

    Nietzsche and Nihilism – A Warning to the West

    Nietzsche and Nihilism – A Warning to the West

    In 1888, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:  “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism.”  Nietzsche, The Will to Power Nihilism is the conviction that there is no meaning to life, that the world is inhospitable to […]

    • 13 min
    How to Quit Your Boring Job – Turn a Passion into a Career

    How to Quit Your Boring Job – Turn a Passion into a Career

    “Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. We should learn to arrange our waking life the same way: nothing or interesting.” Nietzsche, The Gay Science The chance of living a good life is increased by attaining success in two main areas. Firstly, we need to make money, as poverty is limiting and […]

    • 13 min
    How Inflation Precipitates Societal Collapse

    How Inflation Precipitates Societal Collapse

    “…if inflation is not eliminated very soon, all our technological and scientific improvements will not prevent us from a tremendous financial catastrophe that will destroy practically all that civilization has created in the last several hundred years.”   Ludwig von Mises, Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation The philosopher George Santayana stated that “Those […]

    • 12 min
    Will Civilization Collapse?

    Will Civilization Collapse?

    “I see in you all the characteristic stigma of decay. I can prove to you that… your atheism and your pessimism and your cynicism, your immorality, your broken-down marriages…were characteristic marks of the dying ages of ancient States.”  Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West Are we living in an age of civilizational collapse? In […]

    • 14 min
    How to Stop Wasting Your Life – Carl Jung as Therapist

    How to Stop Wasting Your Life – Carl Jung as Therapist

    “This is precisely the risk modern man runs: he may wake up one day to find that he has missed half his life.”   Carl Jung, Practice of Psychotherapy Psychotropic drugs have become one of the most common forms of treatment for anxiety disorders and depression. But these drugs are not very good at curing […]

    • 12 min
    Scapegoating and the Road to Political Persecution

    Scapegoating and the Road to Political Persecution

    “Humanity is arming itself, in dread and fascinated horror, for a stupendous crime.” Carl Jung, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious While we cannot create a heaven on earth, we can create a hell and history is full of examples. Many of these man-made hells are the result of war and conquest, but many others are […]

    • 13 min

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