The Disentangled Life
April 16, 2013 5:17 PM   Subscribe

"There have appeared in history certain extraordinary men whose thinking was infused with passion, whose philosophies have changed the world. Alexander Zuckerkandl, MD, PhD, was perhaps the greatest philosopher of our twentieth century. As Aristotle was to antiquity, as Aquinas was to the Middle Ages, so Zuckerkandl is to modern times. The influence of Zuckerkandl has been such that we are all his followers whether we know it or not. Of these followers none is more ardent than our distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Robert M. Hutchins."
posted by seemoreglass (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Wow. The length of the video changed from 15 minutes to 4 minutes while I was watching it.
posted by brenton at 5:28 PM on April 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

Alright. After the first half-minute I cracked a beer and have sat down for some serious thought in the remainder of this vido. Even though there are some signs to the contrary...
posted by surplus at 6:13 PM on April 16, 2013

"It supplies mankind with reasons for what it is doing already."
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 6:47 PM on April 16, 2013

Must wait for more comments. Can't parse the first three comments to know whether to watch it.
posted by Glinn at 7:25 PM on April 16, 2013

Worth it, in my view! Was enthralled and then suddenly moved by the last few moments.
posted by 221bbs at 7:48 PM on April 16, 2013

"...and therefore had nothing to do."

Oh my god, I am learning. LEARNING!
posted by artof.mulata at 10:44 PM on April 16, 2013

Thought this would be about Viktor Zuckerkandl. Was surprised. Not unpleasantly.
posted by architactor at 1:11 AM on April 17, 2013

The trouble with this sort of dry satire is that 21st-century post-modernists are likely to take it seriously.
posted by belarius at 5:22 AM on April 17, 2013

My reaction on reading the title of this post was "what the fuck? Who the fuck is Alexander Zuckerkandl? My philosophy degree must be worthless."

Then I got the joke!
posted by Veritron at 5:38 AM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

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