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Undisputed ideas feed on our indifference and fear of questioning. But not in this court. Ideas on Trial is designed to finally confront them. Join the Novel Philosophy Academy team to explore uncontested ideas in the culture taken for granted for so long, so we can expand our intellectual potential and claim ownership of our lives. Through the lens of philosophy, we examine those little ideas that feed most during our snoring-awakedness. Nope. Not the nap time. Snoring-awakedness is the state where you are fully awake, but your mind is unfocused and unpurposefully noisy. We talk about ethics, life, creativity, choice, culture, happiness, business trends. Chameleons. Whatever fits in our courtroom. Purple elephants? Fits. Hulk? Smash fit. Parasites? Maybe. We love ideas and we love how they affect our whole being. By understanding their meaning and watching their real-world consequences, we can claim the freedom to become the true undisputed champions of our own lives. But it's not just about love. Ideas on Trial is driven by justice. We deserve to live by the ideas that promote that dormant potential that we all have in our lives. Snoring is cool and is experienced best the moment you get interrupted by a vacuum cleaner. Hit subscribe — Ouch, easy!! And bon voyage.

Ideas On Trial Leopold Ajami

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Undisputed ideas feed on our indifference and fear of questioning. But not in this court. Ideas on Trial is designed to finally confront them. Join the Novel Philosophy Academy team to explore uncontested ideas in the culture taken for granted for so long, so we can expand our intellectual potential and claim ownership of our lives. Through the lens of philosophy, we examine those little ideas that feed most during our snoring-awakedness. Nope. Not the nap time. Snoring-awakedness is the state where you are fully awake, but your mind is unfocused and unpurposefully noisy. We talk about ethics, life, creativity, choice, culture, happiness, business trends. Chameleons. Whatever fits in our courtroom. Purple elephants? Fits. Hulk? Smash fit. Parasites? Maybe. We love ideas and we love how they affect our whole being. By understanding their meaning and watching their real-world consequences, we can claim the freedom to become the true undisputed champions of our own lives. But it's not just about love. Ideas on Trial is driven by justice. We deserve to live by the ideas that promote that dormant potential that we all have in our lives. Snoring is cool and is experienced best the moment you get interrupted by a vacuum cleaner. Hit subscribe — Ouch, easy!! And bon voyage.

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    #31- The 'Dark Side': Is It in Our Nature?

    #31- The 'Dark Side': Is It in Our Nature?

    Do your most hidden desires say something about the worth of your character?In this episode of Ideas on Trial, Leopold Ajami and Ricardo Pinto join together to examine the notion of the 'dark side' of human nature. Does such a thing exist or can we understand it from another framework? Why is it common that our desires get in the way of our convictions? And how can philosophy help us harmonize thought and feeling?Check out our courses: https://learn.novelphilosophy.academySupport the Show.

    • 52 min
    #30- Luxury: A Madness Beyond Good and Evil?

    #30- Luxury: A Madness Beyond Good and Evil?

    What is the link between Luxury and Lucifer? And, does Luxury escapes reason, and if so, why do we need it?Nicolas Chemla joins Leopold Ajami and Ricardo Pinto to explore the role of luxury in the human experience. Join us as we explore questions of great interest, such as whether there are standards for evaluating what is luxurious, the difference between ostentation and true luxury, and how material comfort is linked (and perhaps essential) to our character.Nicolas Chemla is a writer, novel...

    • 58 min
    #29- Are We Letting Technology Make Us Less Human?

    #29- Are We Letting Technology Make Us Less Human?

    Our modern technology and its comfort would make us the envy of past generations, but would they really want to adopt our way of living? In this episode, Leopold Ajami and Ricardo Pinto talk with Jamil Asfour about technology and how it helps or hinders our most basic humanity. Are we better off because of our technological progress? Or at some point did we forget to reflect on our purpose and empathy? Jamil Asfour is an international business and investment professional with 20 yea...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #28 - How To Become An Effective Advocate of Rights

    #28 - How To Become An Effective Advocate of Rights

    Claims of rights are very prominent in the current news: some adopt the language of rights to express pride, whereas others use it to voice their moral outrage against injustice.But what do we mean by rights? Is everything a right simply by making it law? Are rights inherent in human life or part of human dignity?Or maybe, there's a perspective (a philosophical one) that can help you navigate even the most contentious debates of rights at the deepest, most fundamental level.In this episode, L...

    • 1 hr
    #27-Unlocking The Key To Musical Expression - With Edmond Redd

    #27-Unlocking The Key To Musical Expression - With Edmond Redd

    Music expresses that which is inexpressible, or so the saying goes... Yet, in this newest episode, we managed to express so many things about music and its value in human life in the company of none other than Edmond Redd, whom you may know as the author of our Podcast Music.Edmond joins us in an exploration of what goes into creating a great musical composition. In what ways are an author's intention and thinking central to crafting the musical experience? And what role do emotions play and ...

    • 1 hr
    #26-How Can Children's Books Help Us Become Better Adults? With Sara Ghannoum

    #26-How Can Children's Books Help Us Become Better Adults? With Sara Ghannoum

    When it's time for children to pick up their first book, what should we expect them to learn from it? Should children's books be confined to stories and themes that deal only with the familiar? Or can one take the risk of challenging children to think about more complex issues? And what does this all mean for their character development and success?Our guest this week is Sara Ghannoum, the author of the children’s book series Tom Alien, who discovers life on Earth and all the issues that...

    • 49 min

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