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11/10/22 • 13 min

In 1888, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism.” Nietzsche, The Will to Power Nihilism is the conviction that there is no meaning to life, that the world is inhospitable to [...]

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11/10/22 • 13 min

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“The State takes the place of God...the socialist dictatorships are religions and State slavery is a form of worship.” Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self Since the birth of totalitarianism in the 20th century much has been written about this form of rule and millions have read George Orwell’s depiction of it in the classic novel [...]

The post Is Government the New God? – The Religion of Totalitarianism first appeared on Academy of Ideas.
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12/28/21 • 13 min

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09/19/22 • 14 min

“I see in you all the characteristic stigma of decay. I can prove to you that... your atheism and your pessimism and your cynicism, your immorality, your broken-down marriages...were characteristic marks of the dying ages of ancient States.” Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West Are we living in an age of civilizational collapse? In [...]

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09/19/22 • 14 min

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10/10/22 • 12 min

“...if inflation is not eliminated very soon, all our technological and scientific improvements will not prevent us from a tremendous financial catastrophe that will destroy practically all that civilization has created in the last several hundred years.” Ludwig von Mises, Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation The philosopher George Santayana stated that “Those [...]

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10/10/22 • 12 min

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07/14/22 • 13 min

“Humanity is arming itself, in dread and fascinated horror, for a stupendous crime.” Carl Jung, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious While we cannot create a heaven on earth, we can create a hell and history is full of examples. Many of these man-made hells are the result of war and conquest, but many others are [...]

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07/14/22 • 13 min

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“This is precisely the risk modern man runs: he may wake up one day to find that he has missed half his life.” Carl Jung, Practice of Psychotherapy Psychotropic drugs have become one of the most common forms of treatment for anxiety disorders and depression. But these drugs are not very good at curing [...]

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08/21/22 • 12 min

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“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. We should learn to arrange our waking life the same way: nothing or interesting.” Nietzsche, The Gay Science The chance of living a good life is increased by attaining success in two main areas. Firstly, we need to make money, as poverty is limiting and [...]

The post How to Quit Your Boring Job – Turn a Passion into a Career first appeared on Academy of Ideas.
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10/26/22 • 13 min

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06/14/22 • 11 min

“The discipline of suffering, of great suffering – do you not know that only this discipline has created all enhancements of man so far?” Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Suffering is inevitable. It is an essential component of the human condition, and the sources of suffering are many. Some have gone as far [...]

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06/14/22 • 11 min

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05/05/22 • 14 min

“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” Carl Jung, Practice of Psychotherapy We live in a world consumed by an endless series of crises. But of all the crises we face the one that may be of the greatest concern, is one [...]

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05/05/22 • 14 min

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“...not increase of consciousness is the goal, but enhancement of power.” Nietzsche, The Will to Power In the quest to live a good life, each of us, consciously or implicitly, chooses an ultimate value around which to orient our life. For many this value is wealth, for others it may be status, social-acceptance, happiness, [...]

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12/08/22 • 12 min

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How many episodes does Academy of Ideas have?

Academy of Ideas currently has 63 episodes available.

What topics does Academy of Ideas cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts, Self-Improvement and Education.

What is the most popular episode on Academy of Ideas?

The episode title 'Nietzsche and Nihilism – A Warning to the West' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Academy of Ideas?

The average episode length on Academy of Ideas is 13 minutes.

How often are episodes of Academy of Ideas released?

Episodes of Academy of Ideas are typically released every 22 days, 3 hours.

When was the first episode of Academy of Ideas?

The first episode of Academy of Ideas was released on Feb 18, 2020.

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