Education

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

Posted by: Emily McManus

Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful short talk, he tells the story of an encounter with right and wrong that quickly gets personal. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 3:51.)

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Comments (2)

  • Gregg Wood commented on Feb 3 2012

    Completely agree with Damon’s strong statement, “We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness.”

    At the last company meeting I explained to my employees that the best way to improve performance in the workplace and enjoy better results, is to spend time working on ourselves. Making time to be alone, meditate, really THINK about ourselves and how we can make better choices, will splash into all aspects of our lives, including our time spent at work.

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