Videos of My Talks, Lectures, and Workshops: these are talks I've given at various places over the years, ranging over a variety of topics, most of which were academic in some sense.
I've also been creating a few podcasts, which you can access here.
Philosophy Core Concepts VideosI have 500 shorter videos, each of which is focused on one core concept from a philosophical thinker and text. Each of these is roughly 10-30 minutes long. For convenience's sake, I have organized these into several sequences by the philosopher the videos focus upon.
Plato Core Concept Videos - covering the Apology, Crito, Euthyphro, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium, and parts of the Republic.
Aristotle Core Concept Videos - covering the entirety of the Nicomachean Ethics and the Categories, and parts of the Politics and Metaphysics
Epicurus Core Concept Videos - discussing key ideas from Epicurus's available texts
Cicero Core Concept Videos - discussing key ideas from the Stoic Paradoxes, On Fate, book 1 of On Duties, and books 1 and 3 of On The Ends
Seneca Core Concept Videos - just one so far, on Letter 65, but more to come in the future
Epictetus Core Concept Videos - focusing on the Enchiridion and Discourses
Augustine of Hippo Core Concept Videos
Anselm of Canterbury Core Concept Videos - covering the Monologion, and other texts in the near future
Thomas Aquinas Core Concept Videos - covering selected parts and topics of his Summa Theologiae
Rene Descartes Core Concept Videos - covering the Discourse on Method
Blaise Pascal Core Concept Videos - discussing selected topics from his work, The Pensees
Jeremy Bentham Core Concept Videos - providing an overview of Bentham's Utilitarian moral theory, in his work Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation
Immanuel Kant Core Concept Videos - covering the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
G.W.F. Hegel Core Concept Videos - covering the Self-Consciousness section of the Phenomenology of Spirit
Soren Kierkegaard Core Concept Videos - covering his work Fear and Trembling
John Stuart Mill Core Concept Videos - focusing on his work, Utilitarianism
Friedrich Nietzsche Core Concept Videos - discussing "Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense"
Martin Heidegger Core Concept Videos - discussing Heidegger's "What Is Metaphysics?", "Plato's Doctrine of Truth," and the Introduction to Being and Time
Jean-Paul Sartre Core Concept Videos - discussing "Existentialism is a Humanism" and No Exit
Albert Camus Core Concept Videos - discussing the Myth of Sisyphus
W.D. Ross Core Concept Videos - discussing chapter 2 of the Right and the Good
Ayn Rand Core Concept Videos - covering portions of The Virtue of Selfishness
Alasdair MacIntyre Core Concept Videos - discussing parts of After Virtue and "Plain Persons and Moral Philosophy"
Virginia Held Core Concept Videos - discussing "Feminist Transformations of Moral Theory"
James Rachels Core Concept Videos - discussing "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"
Rosemarie Tong Core Concept Videos - discussing "Carol Gilligan's Ethics of Care"
Major Lecture Series in Philosophy
Existentialist Philosophy and Literature: an ongoing study of key texts and thinkers from this loose philosophical movement -- right now there are about 50 videos available, but eventually another another 60 are planned
Half-Hour Hegel: The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit: a major project, which will eventually grow to about 300 or so videos (currently over 220 available) In each of these, I examine 1-4 paragraphs of the great German Idealist, G.W.F. Hegel's first major work. Each video is about 25-35 minutes long
Introduction to Philosophy Course Lectures: 86 videos from my Introduction to
Philosophy classes, supplemented by several videos from my
Ethics and Existentialism sequences, to help round out the sequence. Each of these is roughly 1 hour long.
Academic Course Lectures
World Views and Values Course Lectures: 54 videos from my entirely online World Views and Values class, covering thinkers from Plato to Martin Luther King. Each of these is roughly 15-35 minutes long.
Religion in America Course Lectures: 52 videos from my Spring 2014 Religion in America class. Each of these lectures is anywhere from 15-45 minutes long. Down the line, I hope to a much more in-depth set of courses on these themes and material.
Critical Thinking Fallacy Lectures: videos from my new Critical Thinking, Logic, and Argumentation Channel, so far focusing just on the Informal Fallacies
Lecture Series VideosGlimpses Into Existence Lecture Series: 12 videos from my monthly lecture series in 2014, hosted by the historic Kingston Library, examining eleven major figures from the Existentialist movement in Philosophy, Theology, and Literature. Each of these videos is roughly 1-1/2 to 2 hours long.
Understanding Anger Lecture Series: 9 videos from my my monthly lecture series in 2015, hosted by the historic Kingston Library, examining ancient and medieval perspectives on anger from literary, philosophical, and theological sources.
Worlds of Speculative Fiction Series: 23 videos so far in this ongoing monthly lecture series, which began in 2016 and is continuing on at present. It focuses on the narrative worlds and philosophical themes in the works of classic and contemporary science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors.
Philosophers in The Midst of History: 8 videos so far in this ongoing quarterly series, which began in 2016 and continues on at present. In this series, we discuss philosophers in their historical context, particularly in relation to important cultural, political, and religious developments and conflicts.