“History is philosophy teaching by example” said Bolingbroke.
Philosophy has a reputation for being abstract, which it is. Philosophy also has a reputation for being impractical or pointless, which it certainly is not. Here is my nine-minute explanation for why philosophy is life or death.
(Much thanks to Christopher Vaughan for his fine video and graphics work.)
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