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Finding Meaning on Youtube: 10 Great Videos about Theory, Philosophy, and Ideas

These videos are great for those who want a break from reading thick philosophical texts. Sometimes learning comes best when you switch up the ways you take in information. These theorists and philosophers have ideas that are brilliant and captivating.

Noam Chomsky vs Michel Foucault FULL DEBATE 1971 - French Subtitles

Uploaded by bbb 12345 on 2015-01-05.

The famous Foucault and Chomsky debate. This one is definitely a must watch for any philosophy student.

Simone de Beauvoir: 1975 Interview (English Subs)

Simone de Beauvoir wrote extensively on Feminism and Existentialism. Here book "The Second Sex" is incredibly famous among both Gender Studies circles and Existentialist circles.

Vice Meets Superstar Communist Slavoj Zizek

"We travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia, to meet superstar Communist philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek. The "most dangerous philosopher in the West" talks about his new film, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, and lectures us on the importance of being on time."

There are many great Zizek videos on Youtube and interviews on Podcasts. He basically talks about anything and everything.

Judith Butler. Hannah Arendt, Ethics, and Responsibility. 2009 1/10

" Judith Butler speaking about Hannah Arendts study of Adolph Eichmann and lecturing about genocide, plurality, Kant and the categorical imperative, juridical law, performativity, and the formation of Israel in a lecture entitled Hannah Arendt, Ethics, and Responsibility - How To Keep Company With Oneself."

bell hooks & Gloria Steinem at Eugene Lang College

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts ( invites you to join bell hooks and Gloria Steinem in a discussion about how feminism encourages transgression, or not. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality.

Julia Kristeva - On Linguistics

Interview with Julia Kristeva.

Julia Kristeva discusses her perspective on linguistic and shares her incredible ideas.

Jacques Derrida: Section 1

"Jacques Derrida, the French philosopher credited with launching the Deconstructionist movement, argues his theories in this program. Derrida begins with a frank discussion on the ethical problems of Deconstruction, especially in relation to human rights."

"Nietzsche in 90 Minutes" by Paul Strathern

Narrated by Robert Whitfield

You will definitely need more than 90 minutes to get to know Nietzsche, but this is a great start.

Marshall Mcluhan Full lecture: The medium is the message - 1977 part 1 v 3

"Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 - +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia. For the best resource collection of his work check out the page Mcluhan on Maui (MOM) here: The best documentary about Mcluhan (in four parts) is definitely CBC's Life and Times: Understanding Mcluhan here: part 1: People seriously studying his work I can point to Douglas Hofstadter."