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Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

Should Batman kill the Joker? If you were to ask the Dark Knight himself, with his hard-and-fast no-killing rule, he’d say absolutely not. Actually, in fact, he would say: [Batman voice] “Absolutely not.” When you think about it, dude is pretty Kantian in his ethics. Regardless of what Joker does, there are some lines that …

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

From 1600 to 1800, European physics and chemistry went through revolutions that made them quantitative, or numbers-based. Meanwhile, biology remained with natural history, and stuck with observation-based knowledge. But what about the study of the earth? In this field, natural philosophers were asking questions like, what’s up with fossils? Are they the remains of extinct …

Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they were born into. But still, monarchs were also interested in Enlightenment ideals, and also understood …

World Cinema – Part 1: Crash Course Film History #14

News flash: the world’s a big place. WHAT!?!?! Huh! And humans have been making films in almost every corner of it for more than a hundred years. While Hollywood dominated the global film market in its first six or seven decades, lots of profoundly influential film movements arose all over the world. Now, there’s way …