WESTERN PHILOSOPHY – PSYCHOLOGY: “Nietzsche and Psychology: How to Become Who You Are” / Academy of Ideas ☮

In this video we shed light on what it means to “become who you are”, and in the process, explore some of Nietzsche’s fascinating psychological insights.

PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl Jung: What are Archetypes?” / Academy of Ideas ☮

In this video we investigate what Carl Jung called archetypes, explaining what they are, how they influence our lives, their relationship to symbols, and their connection to religious experiences.

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY – ETHICS: “Nietzsche and Morality: The Higher Man and The Herd” / Academy of Ideas ☮

In this video we investigate Nietzsche’s views on morality by contrasting the higher man and the herd. We investigate how a herd morality develops, and the threat it poses to the existence of great individuals (higher human beings). We conclude by examining the existence of herd morality in the modern world.

ATHEISTS AND LIBERALS: ” People with Atheist Beliefs and Liberal Views are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, Study Finds” ☮

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There is data to support Kanazawa’s claims about IQ scores and the relation to liberalism and religion. Studies from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health support Kanazawa’s theories. They found that young adults who describe themselves as being “not at all religious” have an average IQ of 103 during adolescence, while those who identify themselves as being “very religious” have an average IQ of 97 during adolescence.  

In terms of liberalism, young adults who identify as being “very liberal” have an average IQ of 106 during adolescence while those who identify themselves as “very conservative” have an average IQ of 95 during adolescence. It is worth noting that both the description of very religious and very liberal is subjective, and means something different to each participant in the study.

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