Genius Of The Ancient World

November 2017
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S1 Ep2 - Confucius (551-479 Bc)

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Confucius is considered the first Chinese thinker to take a systematic, philosophical approach to the social, political and moral challenges of his world. Born in a chaotic, violent age, he believed that harmony could be restored through the example of the sage rulers of history. He was a great innovator and a pioneer in education. He died without seeing his goal achieved. But eventually his philosophy became the bedrock of Chinese culture.
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S1 Ep1 - Socrates (469-399 Bc)

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Socrates was born in Athens during a creative but tumultuous period of Greek history. Athens had given birth to democracy and became a hotbed of new philosophical ideas. Socrates would become, arguably, its most vocal and charismatic thinker. His technique, a systematic form of question and answer, ‘the Socratic method’, was delivered with such dazzling irony, that he became a celebrity in his day. Yet, by challenging tradition and convention, he also made enemies. Eventually he was put on tri...
March 2017
58:31

S1 Ep3 - Buddha (583-463 Bc)

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Buddha - In his 20s the Buddha abandoned his family and homeland, to embark on an ambitious philosophical quest: to find a solution to human suffering. On the Indian plains he experienced the challenging ideas and extreme methods of wandering truth seekers. He found finally attained enlightenment through nirvana: a state of being with no delusion, desire and suffering. The Buddha’s philosophy has inspired a diverse belief system, which spread across the Far East and beyond, shaping the lives of...
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