1. Adam Shand explores his ideas on modern living & how we as a culture have become separated from ourselves, others & the environment. A fresh take on alternative ways of living.

    This short film is the first in a series of stories from a diverse collective of thinkers ruminating on the nature of our world and our relationship to it.

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  2. Comparative Philosophy

    Dr. Jay L. Shaw shares his life long interest and dedication to philosophy. In this talk he discusses the value of philosophy, of ethics and culture, while emphasising the promotion of virtues and compassion for alleviating suffering and contemporary problems from the perspective of Indian philosophy.

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    More about Jay
    Jay Shaw is a professor of philosophy at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He is the first New Zealand-based philosopher to be honoured with a Festschrift entitled Contemporary Philosophy and J. L. Shaw. This book includes essays by leading philosophers and logicians from all over the world honouring Dr. Shaw’s philosophy and his academic contribution.

    Jay's publications include over 10 books and 80 papers on topics, such as meaning, subject and predicate, negation, consciousness, belief, knowledge, higher order cognition, number, existence, causality, perception, inference, verbal testimony, freedom and harmony, in international journals and anthologies.

    He has a career spanning over 40 years, across multiple countries, and is also the founder of the Society for Philosophy and Culture. An organisation dedicated to promoting interest in philosophy, encouraging cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary debate and discussion.

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  3. Part One: Māori Philosophy

    In this talk, Piripi Whaanga shares his perspective on an Aotearoa-New Zealand philosophy based on Māoritanga. Piripi emphasises the practical importance and value of philosophy in day-to-day life.

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  4. Permaculture Design Course at Hanawera Farm in Horowhenua, Aotearoa New Zealand during the summer of 2014.


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  5. Part Two: Maori Values

    In this talk, Piripi discusses the nature of Māori values through the perspective of Māori culture and Indian philosophy.

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The Stories We Tell

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The Stories We Tell is a short film series profiling thinkers and thinkers and philosophers sharing stories and ideas about the nature of our world and our relationship with it.

For more stories or information visit: thestorieswetell.co.nz

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