Intentionality in Phenomenology

In this lecture I explain what “intentionality” means in phenomenology. For this lecture I follow closely Chapter 17, “Value Response” of the book Ethics by Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Lecture on Plato’s Crito; Phaedo 1 of 4

In this lecture I cover in detail Socrates’ discussion with Crito about why it would be immoral to escape from jail, even though Socrates is unjustly condemned to death. At about the 39 minute mark I begin to cover the Phaedo. This is the dialogue covering the day of Socrates’ death. In this introductory lecture the distinction between the body and soul is covered, and I surprise the students by asking them to consider the possibility that their brain does not think (nor does mine or anyone’s!)

Lecture on Theology of the Body in Lisbon Portugal


This is a lecture I delivered about St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon in 2012.