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Top 10 Useless College Degrees and Classes

Top 10 Useless College Degrees and Classes 10. David Beckham studies — Staffordshire University, UK It might sound like a joke, but the squeaky-voiced soccer star actually has a degree course dedicated to him. The course, which is technically classed as “Football Culture”, has been defended by its founder, who argues that degree courses must …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Ancient Greece

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Ancient Greece

The modern world is deeply attracted to ancient Greece. Every year around one million people visit the Parthenon and wander around the ruins. Because they’re sure the place and the culture of which its supreme embodiment has something important to say to them. But it’s often not quite clear what. What can ancient Greece do …

LITERATURE – Marcel Proust

LITERATURE – Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust was an early 20th century French writer responsible for what’s officially the longest novel in the world: “A la recherche du temps perdu”/In search of Lost Time. which has 1.2 million words in it, double those in “War and Peace” . The book was published in French in 7 volumes over 14 years, …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Work

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Work

One of the things that’s the most peculiar about life in the developed economies in our own time is the way we look at work and in particular, the way we think that work should be about two things: Making money of course. But also in far more strangely: Finding fulfillment, creativity and meaning. It’s …

Existentialism: Crash Course Philosophy #16

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. What gives your life meaning? God? Love? Money? Work? Fanfiction? Football? Shopping? Sherlock? You might have your own personal sense of purpose in your life, or maybe you’re hoping this course will help you find one. Or you might …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

Today, pretty much every economy in the world is organized along capitalist lines but at the same time, capitalism is almost everywhere regarded with disappointment, frustration and suspicion. Interestingly, none of the criticisms are new. They’ve been dogging capitalism since its inception. So let’s look back in time to figure out how capitalism got its …

LITERATURE – James Joyce

LITERATURE – James Joyce

James Joyce is one of the most revered writers in the English language and a central figure in the history of the novel he is still hugely important to us because of his devotion to some crucial themes the idea of the grandeur of Ordinary Life his determination to portray what actually goes on through …

Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God

Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God

[CLASSICAL MUSIC] [APPLAUSE AND CHEERS] Well, thank you all very much for coming to this. It’s really shocking to me that you don’t have anything better to do on a Tuesday night. [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] No, but seriously, though, it is. I mean, it’s very strange in some sense that there’s so many of you here …

4 Rules for Grad School Reading

4 Rules for Grad School Reading

Hi, I’m Dr. Anadale, and today I want to talk briefly about a blog post by Dr. Miriam Sweeney, titled “How to Read for Grad School,” in which Dr. Sweeney gives four pieces of important advice for reading academic texts. I think they’ll be beneficial to my students as well. Her first piece of advice …