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  1. David Eagleman on Being Yourselves

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    If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Why can you argue with yourself, cajole yourself, and get angry…

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    • Allegra McEvedy on Gluttony

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      None of the 7 Deadly Sins is currently quite so out of favour as gluttony, but that's because it is deeply misunderstood argues chef Allegra McEvedy. Allegra’s sermon isn’t a call…

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      • Terry Eagleton - On Evil

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        Evil is compelling, and not a little glamorous. But what separates the silver-tongued scoundrel from the monster of motiveless malignity? The idea of evil has gone out of favor in recent times:…

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        • Enduring Questions: Self-help from Plato to Freud

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          Philosophers Robert Rowland Smith and Mark Vernon discuss the development of 'Self-help' looking back at the connection between Self-help and ancient philosophy. They consider the influence…

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          • Help Yourself: How Does Self Help Help?

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            In this session, a psychotherapist, self-help author and mindfulness expert discuss the different tools associated with self help and present different arguments as to why and how therapy, self-help…

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            • David Eagleman - On Uncertainty

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              David Eagleman, is interested in the possibilities that ‘grey areas’ hold. A Possibilian, he argues, is one who is interested and comfortable with our present position of vast ignorance…

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              • Peter Lovatt on Good Moves

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                The history of thought from the Greeks and Descartes has taught that the mind is master, the body is a machine and the two are separate things. We’ve built our lives, from our education system…

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                • Jonah Lehrer on Genius

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                  • John-Paul Flintoff on How to Change the World

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                    John-Paul Flintoff explores the ideas within his book 'How To Change the World' one of The School of Life's new guides for everyday living published in conjunction with Pan Macmillan.…

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                    • Philippa Perry on How to Stay Sane

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                      Philippa Perry explores the ideas within her book 'How To Stay Sane' one of The School of Life's new guides for everyday living published in conjunction with Pan Macmillan. Filmed at…

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                      • Oliver James On Envy

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                        The growth in our relative materialism in the last 20 years has bought us neither reassurance nor contentedness, but unrealistic aspirations and neurotic competitiveness. Psychologist Oliver James…

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                        • Charles Leadbeater On Perspective

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                          Leading innovation expert, Charles Leadbeater, puts forward the case for adopting a new perspective on life: one that views it back to front. Drawing on a range of moving personal stories, Charles…

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