The Great Courses: Trump University

Benjamin Harnett
Mar 15, 2016 · 2 min read
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The Big Questions of Philosophy

Some people have pondered the seemingly unanswerable questions about our existence—the biggest of all being, “Why are we here?” You don’t know the answer. Sad!

  • Can religious belief be justified? (Are you serious?)
  • Does God exist? (Sad.)
  • What is the nature of the mind?
  • Do humans have free will? (Pathetic.)
  • What is morally right and wrong?
  • How should society be organized? (Are you kidding me?)

A Modern-Day Socrates

In 36 mesmerizing half-hour lectures that will challenge your old assumptions and recharge your current thinking, Donald Trump plays a role much like Socrates in Plato’s dialogues. He is good-natured, lucid, and dogged in his search for the truth. You start each lecture with a question that is often transparently simple, but that grows increasingly subtle and complex as you consider and object to possible solutions, until Donald Trump reveals the answer. Surprised? Pathetic.

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