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Lecture of Thoughts

Lecture of Thoughts

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The Lecture of Thoughts philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it.

Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy.

Welcome to Lecture of Thoughts with Nass, Kosta and Mario.
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Episode 11 - The Complexity of Human Relations (Featuring Maria-Mia Tzovaras)
Human relationships are complex in their nature. People coexist with each other in the world where conflict and differences in their lives occur and learning how to effectively manage those problems can have a great impact on the quality of the relationships.
February 21, 2021
Episode 10 - Positive Mindset & Hardship (Featuring Bassam Khoreich)
Meet Bassam Khoreich, a man with one of the biggest smiles that I’ve seen. Before getting to know Bassam’s story, I would’ve thought he was the happiest man alive. His smile tells a thousand stories, but I would have never guessed the hardship Bassam and his family had to face. Bassam is one of the most positive people that I’ve met, and that is exactly why I had to share his story.
February 12, 2021
Episode 9 - War & Human Nature
“War is the Father of All Things” 

 Since the beginning of the human civilisation, when the first societies began to formatting, war has been the kinetic power for all the major scientific inventions and socio/political revolutions.

 Why do we tend to be violent?
 Why war has dominated the timeline of the human civilisation  Is war and violence an essential part of human nature?

January 18, 2021
Episode 8 - Emotions & Rationality
How do emotions and rationality affect our life choices?
January 12, 2021
Episode 7 - Suicide & Life (Featuring Matthew Caruana)
We are very excited for this episode as we have with us a very special guest. A young man who experienced the suffering of depression and anxiety from the very young age of 12. His name is Matthew Caruana A young man who decided at the age of 16 to end his life, with the hope to end the suffering of existing in a world of sadness and pain. But that man is here with us today. As a different man…Stronger, Wiser, and Happier than ever before. Unfortunately, His attempt to end his life resulted in the heavy injury of his Spinal Cord. Nevertheless, that attempt was also a blessing, a milestone of a new life that would give the strength to others to fight their own demons. Nowadays, Matt is a public speaker and speaks to millions around the world. He touches hearts with his words and creates the purpose of living a meaningful life by connecting with others. Matt is a survivor. A young man, with an old soul. Matt is a friend of ours… A friend of all of us…
January 12, 2021
Episode 6 - Violence, Martial Arts and Christian Thought (Featuring Chris Stonecutter)
-How practising in applying physical violence can influence your moral compass? -Is violence part of human nature? -Should be limited by ethical principles? In this episode, Chris Stonecutter, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, elaborates on his unique experience in the world of martial arts.  The correlation between practising a physical form of violence and developing the sound psychological qualities of courage and behavioural control indicates the spiritual aspect of Martial Arts. In some forms of Martial Arts, there is some esoteric knowledge that is reserved for the ones that qualify.
December 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Sex and Morality
What is the correlation between Sex, Morality, and Religion? Why societies approach the role of sex in human culture from different perspectives?  We know that sexual instinct is the most animalistic of human instincts, so it's the most natural. In nature, there is only one instinct that equates in intensity with the sexual, that of the need for food.  Restrictions on sexual freedom through strict legislation have led many peoples to make prostitution a sacred practice. As a safety valve against the imposition of ethical rules on sexual instinct. The geographer Strabo (64 or 63 BC – c. AD 24) mentions that in Corinth at that time (of the emperor Augustus) 10,000 women practised the profession of a prostitute. From the poet Sappho from Lesvos, to imperial Rome sexual freedom was being expressed publicly and embraced by the upper social classes. This open embracement was erotism was characterized by Christianity as a moral degeneration and the sexual life of the people, as a carefree joy of life, came into focus. With Christianity, the glorification of virginity, and the moral austerity culminating in the Middle Ages.
December 21, 2020
Episode 4 - Philosophy of Religion and the Mysteries of the Universe (Featuring Philip Quadrio)
In this podcast, the former professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Sydney, Dr Philip Quadrio, demonstrates a deep analysis concerning the origins of religion and the need of humans to find God. Dr Philip Quadrio is an academic and philosopher. His primary interests relate to the philosophy of Religion, modern European philosophy, and the politics of secularity. He is the author of a book on Hegel and has produced several collections, in particular and with Robert Sinnerbrink, he has edited a special edition of Critical Horizons Journal focusing on Simon Critchley's neo-anarchist politics.  Philosophy of religion explores philosophical arguments and enigmas related to religion and the meaning of God: What is the relationship between philosophy and religion?  What are the relations between faith and righteousness?  What is religion?  How is the genesis (creation) of religions explained?  What does "God" signify?  Although we will focus on philosophical issues, it is necessary to take into account the views of related disciplines, such as Religion (or History of Religions), Theology, Sociology and Psychology of Religion. Quest: Dr Philip Quadrio, Philosophy BA (Hons), PhD (USYD), GCM (Wollongong).
December 15, 2020
Episode 3 - What is Love?
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato WHAT IS LOVE?  Everyone talks about love - every magazine and newspaper and every preacher is constantly preaching about love. I love my country, I love the king, I love a book, I love nature, I love pleasure, I love my wife, I love God.  Is love an idea? If it is, then it can be cultivated, nurtured, surrounded by affection, imposed, changed at will. We love someone, we sleep with someone, the exchange of feelings, companionship - is that what we call love? Can love be divided into the sacred and the corrupt, the divine and the human, or is there simply only one love? Is love one thing and not many things? Is love personal or impersonal? Ethical or immoral? If you love humanity, do you love each one individually? Is love an emotion? Is love a feeling? Is love pleasure and desire?  All these questions show that we have created a perception of what love is, norms about what love should be and what should not be, a social code that dictates us how to love and when to love.  Should love be limited to human perception?
December 11, 2020
Episode 2 - Political Thought
Episode 2: "He who is brave is free"  Seneca Politics is the expression of the human thought in relations to providing individuals and communities with the inherent necessities of safety and nourishment.  Freedom and Democracy are inseparable in the Western political thought and usually are perceived as a granted right. That is far from the truth; The fear of not being able to exist in a safe and ordered society has led us to give away a part of our freedom for the exchange of security and nourishment. How is fear influencing our decisions? Is braveness the antidote to slavery?
November 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction to podcast "Lecture of Thoughts"
Episode 1 What gives us the right to talk publicly about topics such as: Religion, Life, God, Pain, Love, Suffering? A group of three friends begin a quest to discover the philosophical enigmas of our mysterious Cosmos. In their first episode, Nass and Kosta undergoing a baptism by fire, as they attempt to elaborate on the matters of Life and Purpose.  WHO AM I? Are you the result of your own intentional choices or the consequence of events that you don’t even remember?  Human psychosynthesis is a highly complex subject influenced by several circumstances which are external to individual autonomy. Childhood memories, culture, traumas, etc. In the episode, Mario, Nass, and Kosta display their views on the subjects of who are we as individuals and what do we represent? #mariobekes #nassaoun #Konstantinos Sgouras #lectureofthoughts #sydney #australia #podcast 
November 29, 2020