Oliver James - On Envy by The School of Life. 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 take to our pulpit to demonstrate why the excess of envy and consumerism is making us more miserable and distressed than ever before and what we can do to finally free ourselves from the shackles of envy.
Philosophers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app to test and improve understanding of the great philosophers and their ideas. ‘Mind boggler’ is a free fun app which requires users to unjumble a famous philosopher’s quotation against the clock. Successful users can then read biographies and commentaries about the philosopher and the ideas behind the quotation that have been developed by University philosophers.