On Tuesday, April 7th, the Library will host our first-ever Virtual Philosophy Club. This event will be held with the help of Google Hangouts, and will take place from 5 - 6:30 pm.
Please sign up in advance directly with me, Matt, by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send out the link you will need to join the event.
During this month’s Philosophy Club we will discuss the philosophy of money! Is it the root of all evil or does it make the world go round? Or is money just cruel strips of paper that control your life? Let's find out!
A direct link to the Philosophy of Money presentation is available here.
Included below are some links to supplemental materials which will be discussed in our Virtual Meeting.
Anthropologist David Graeber breaks down the existence of money throughout history and human civilization to give us new insight on this tool for measuring value. If you don't have time to watch his full lecture, this Wikipedia article gives a good synopsis of his book, Debt: The First 500 Years.
In this fun and funny lecture comedian Mark Steele makes the life and work of Karl Marx—the most dangerous philosopher—interesting and compelling.
In this short video from The School of Life we learn about the life and work of Adam Smith, one of the most important economic theorists of all time, and how his understanding of capitalism and labor shapes all of our lives.
In this shocking and fascinating video essay, Adam Curtis asks if measures of economic success can account for the deeper needs of human beings. What is our relationship to the economy?
Once again, thank you for your time and interest. I hope to see you in Virtual Philosophy Club on Tuesday, April 7th!
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