THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy: Zac Gandara

THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy: Zac Gandara

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

On this weeks Monday Meltdown, we discussed our ambivalence toward voting and democracy. Today we’re gonna address what we could possibly do about this. Can we do democracy differently? We all know it's flawed, but can we critically think our way to creating something better?

THINKING THURSDAY: The Second Sex: Men and Women are Equal: Simone de Beauvoir

THINKING THURSDAY: The Second Sex: Men and Women are Equal: Simone de Beauvoir

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we talk about Simone de Beauvoir. She is well known for her extensive work illuminating the ways in which women had become secondary to men throughout history. Fittingly, she is also well known as the lifelong partner to Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most notable 20th-century philosophers.

THINKING THURSDAY: Valuing Life, This Shared Existence: Albert Camus

THINKING THURSDAY: Valuing Life, This Shared Existence: Albert Camus

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we talk about Albert Camus. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. The Absurd can be defined as a metaphysical tension or opposition that results from the presence of human consciousness—with its ever-pressing demand for order and meaning in life—in an essentially meaningless and indifferent universe.

THINKING THURSDAY: Questioning Western Philosophy: Martin Heidegger

THINKING THURSDAY: Questioning Western Philosophy: Martin Heidegger

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we talk about Martin Heidegger. Heidegger made a practice of questioning Western Philosophers. Wondering whether or not we even understood what it means to exist. He believed humanity needed a savior, or a group to save them. Was he a Nazi? Why were his thoughts challenging?

THINKING THURSDAY: Life is Short, and We Killed God: Friedrich Nietzsche

THINKING THURSDAY: Life is Short, and We Killed God: Friedrich Nietzsche

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we talk about Friedrich Nietzsche his life, his relationships, his fears, and his philosophy. Bringing critical thought into our modern times is a valuable endeavor. Is God dead? Did we kill him? Does it matter and why?

THINKING THURSDAY: Critical Thought Comes From Critical Thinkers

THINKING THURSDAY: Critical Thought Comes From Critical Thinkers

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we introduce you to our intern Braden Sigua and fill you in on the philosophers and thinkers that we’ll be learning about this month. Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus.