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Philosophy Podcasts (Ranked)

A list of episodes from the trailing year of selected podcast series with associated Twitter feeds.

Updated: 2018-Feb-23 14:16 UTC. Listed episodes: 531. Hide descriptions. Rank is based on episode age and recent retweets of podcast's indicated Twitter feed. Switch to chronological view. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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1.thumbnailSarah Fine on the Right to Exclude
Do states have a moral right to exclude people from their territory? It might seem obvious that states do have such a right, but Sarah Fine questions this in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examining Ethics on iTunes o... (@philosophybites, 2018-Feb-14)
2.thumbnailHPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought
The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-18)
3.thumbnailEric Schwitzgebel on Scepticism
How do I know I'm not dreaming? This sort of question has puzzled philosophers for thousands of years. Eric Schwitzgebel discusses scepticism and its history with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examin... (@philosophybites, 2018-Jan-11)
4.thumbnailHoP 295 - The Most Christian Doctor - Jean Gerson
Jean Gerson’s role in the political disputes of his day, the spread of lay devotion and affective mysticism, and the debate over the Romance of the Rose initiated by Christine de Pizan. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-11)
5.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 3
Every parent knows the guilt that comes from being a ‘bad parent’—after you’ve lost your temper, given in to a tantrum and spoiled your precious little angel! It might affect how the child grows up, but how to work that out? (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-18)
6.thumbnailHPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought
Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy? (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-04)
7.thumbnailEp59 - Finding Peace
In this fifty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Annie Davis Weber yet again, this time on the subject of "Finding Peace" with Buddhism. This episode is different and special, as the very first wholly live episode, recorded while on the air live on WRFL Lexington, 88.1 FM in Lexington, Kentucky. The episode aired and was recorded on December 18th, ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Feb-16)
8.thumbnailCicero
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas developed by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) to support and reinvigorate the Roman Republic when, as it transpired, it was in its final years, threatened by civil wars, the rule of Julius Caesar and the triumvirates that followed. As Consul he had suppressed a revolt by Catiline, putting the conspirators to death summarily as he believed the Republic was ... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Jan-25)
9.thumbnailRationally Speaking #202 - Bryan Caplan on "The Case Against Education"
In this episode, economist Bryan Caplan argues that the main reason getting a college degree is valuable is because of signaling, and not because college teaches you useful knowledge or skills. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Feb-19)
10.thumbnailEpisode 33, Yujin Nagasawa and 'The Problem of Evil for Atheists' (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 33 on 'The Problem of Evil for Atheists' (Part I of II).Yujin Nagasawa is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, as well as President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion. Ob... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-18)
11.thumbnailWhat Does Philosophy Owe Society?
From Breaking Bad to Ken Burns, good things come in series. Accordingly, the Vim is here with not just one, but four articles and hence four episodes on "What Philosophy Owes Society". These episodes are Zach Biondi's j'accuse against the aloof philosophical establishment. In this first part, Zach is joined by Lila, Adam, and Justin to discuss the 'O' in 'WPOS'—that is, "owe". What is the duty o... (@thevimblog, 2018-Feb-22)
12.thumbnailI need good citizens to help take care of me when I am older, so I need to help train them. -- Dennis Dienst, board chair, Democracy Cafe
The road to responsible and involved citizenship was not a straight one for Dennis Dienst, our Democracy Cafe nonprofit board chair. Over 32 years ago, Dennis overcame drug and alcohol addiction to become not only an accomplished professional, but an involved and active citizen who comes "from a place of knowledge and of heart." In this podcast, recorded at a pretty noisy restaurant on the day of... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-22)
13.thumbnailIf the profession of philosophy wants to survive, let alone grow and flourish, it needs to diversity its portfolio - David E. Storey, PhD
David Storey, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy at Boston College, is my kind of philosopher -- an accomplished scholar and dynamic teacher who also is dedicated to bringing philosophy to the public. Indeed, David asserts, if the profession of philosophy wants to survive, let alone grow and flourish, it needs to diversity its portfolio. And he think that philosophy, whose roots w... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-21)
14.thumbnail#17 The Opioid Crisis and Harm Reduction with Leo Beletsky
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Leo Beletsky joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about the opioid crisis and the philosophy of harm reduction: a controversial strategy aimed at saving lives. For sources relevant to our discussion, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-21)
15.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 2
Brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, those weird second cousins you never talk to… how might we define family—and why it matters. (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-11)
16.thumbnailEpisode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part One)
On Blaise Pascal's Pensées (1670). Is it rational to have religious faith? You're likely familiar with "Pascal's Wager," but our wretchedness is such that we can't simply choose to believe and won't be argued into it. Pascal thinks Christianity is the only religion to accurately describe the human condition. Don't wait for part 2! Get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL!... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-19)
17.thumbnailPeople want to be free and they want to have liberty -- Ethan Randleas, teenager and candidate for governor in Kansas
Ethan Randleas is one of six teenagers vying to be the next governor of Kansas. Ethan -- whose campaign website is https://ethanrandleas.com/about/ -- is running as a Libertarian candidate. Ethan insists he's not doing this for any sort of any gimmicky reasons, nor that he is tilting at windmills, but that he aims to be elected governor out of the genuine belief that he can best represent and real... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-19)
18.thumbnailHoP 294 - Isabel Davis on Sexuality and Marriage in Chaucer
Peter is joined by Isabel Davis to discuss marriage, sex and chastity in Chaucer, focusing on the Wife of Bath’s speech. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-28)
19.thumbnailChanges in confidence are having a real impact in real time in America -- Peter Atwater, President, Financial Insyghts
Peter Atwater, a sought after financial consultant, and author of the acclaimed book 'Moods and Markets,' believes that moods drive the market rather than the other way around. Right now, Americans are at an ebb in confidence. And yet, he asserts what FDR did -- namely that 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' To Peter -- a fellow William & Mary graduate who now teaches there, and whos... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-18)
20.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Welcome to Episode 32 on Meta-Ethics (Part IV of IV) where we'll be engaging in some further analysis and discussion.Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphysical, semantic, epistemological and psychological presuppositions of moral thought. It investigates our ethical language, in searc... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-11)
21.thumbnailEp58 - Posthumanism and the Media
In this fifty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview J. J. Sylvia of Fitchburg State University about “Post-Humanism and the Media.” J.J. is an assistant professor in Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. Since 2014, he's been a HASTAC Scholar and in 2015 he received North Carolina State University's Award for Excellence in Classroom Tea... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Feb-07)
22.thumbnailPhilosophy of Taxes
In the long-awaited follow up to the Vim's previous episode on taxes, Justin and Zach go back to first principles and discuss the philosophy of taxation. This seemingly innocent topic spreads is tendrils from Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan and the justification of government itself to riveting economic ideas such as how decreasing marginal utility might justify progressive taxation. Listen and be enlig... (@thevimblog, 2018-Feb-16)
23.thumbnailWe need to come up with a new political vocabulary -- David Palumbo-Liu
David Palumbo-Liu, a respected Stanford University professor and scholar, is caught in the vortex of a Kafkesque predicament; he's accused by right-wing media outlets of being part of a 'terrorist group' because he helped organize the Campus Anti-Fascist Network (http://campusantifascistnetwork.com/) which in point of fact aims "to stem the rise of fascism" and "to stand with threatened members of... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-16)
24.thumbnailActivism can and should be enlivening and life giving instead of life draining -- Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert, co-founder with Steve Duncombe of the Center for Artistic Activism (artisticactivism.org), believes that art and artistry have an unrivaled role to play in ending oppression, sparking greater equality, and making ours more a world in which we all can live with leisure and joy. We can quibble over the details of how we best accomplish this, but Steve believes that most people -- ev... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-14)
25.thumbnail#16 Hitler's Art, "Literally," and the Next Generation
Multiple topics! Rapid fire! It's very exciting. Also, there's some odd interference on Dustyn's mic, but it's brief and intermittent. Sorry! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-14)
26.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 1
Should you have kids? Don’t look for sage advice—part 1 of a 4-part series. (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-04)
27.thumbnailEpisode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part Two)
Continuing on John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. We discuss "partial truths," whether "truth will out," whether we can discard some "experiments in living" as established failures, how Mill compares to Nietzsche, education, "barbarians," and more. Listen to part 1 first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. End song: "Flavor" by Tori Amos with strings by John Philip Shenale, interviewed on Na... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-12)
28.thumbnailHPI 58 - Amber Carpenter on Animals in Indian Philosophy
An interview with Amber Carpenter about the status of nonhuman animals in ancient Indian philosophy and literature. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-21)
29.thumbnailRationally Speaking #201 - Ben Buchanan on "The Cybersecurity Dilemma"
In this episode, Ben Buchanan (postdoctoral fellow at Harvard studying cybersecurity and statecraft) explores how the escalation dilemma plays out in the realm of cybersecurity. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Feb-05)
30.thumbnailPhilip Pettit on Robustly Demanding Goods
What is a robustly demanding good, and what has that got to do with friendship and love? Find out in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast in which Nigel Warburton interviews Princeton Professor Philip Pettit about this topic. (@philosophybites, 2017-Dec-10)
31.thumbnailGolf, entrepreneurialism, democracy, and transforming young lives
Steve Hornsby, one of my best and oldest friends (since at least 1975), is as young at heart, entrepreneurial and democratic in spirit, as they come. If you wanted to engage in great Socratic conversation, and absorb the best in family values, his home in Newport News, Virginia, was the go-to place in my youth. All of those in the Hornsby family I have had the privilege to know have met with uniq... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-10)
32.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part III - Emotivism)
Welcome to Episode 32 on Meta-Ethics (Part III of IV) focusing on emotivism.Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphysical, semantic, epistemological and psychological presuppositions of moral thought. It investigates our ethical language, in search of the meaning that lies behind it. Met... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-04)
33.thumbnailIt is time to transcend labels and find common ground so we can create a more sustainable future - Charles Massiatte
Charles Massiatte, founder of New Scholars of Texas (scholarsoftexas.org), soon to be a graduate of Harvard Extension School, and an associate at Martin Capital Advisors, strives to mitigate socioeconomic equality and eradicate 'this huge yawning chasm between people who have way too much and people who don't have sufficient for human flourishing'. One essential way to do that, he believes, is to... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-09)
34.thumbnail'People who come to Socrates Cafe are, deep down, the same everywhere.'
Hadi Alshaikhnasser is the founder and coordinator of a thriving Socrates Cafe in a place you might like least expect it to take hold -- Saihat, Saudi Arabia. He first became smitten with Socrates Cafe when, as a medical school student, he attended regularly the gathering in Montclair, New Jersey -- the very first one I ever established, way back in 1996, and meets weekly to this day. After then ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-08)
35.thumbnail0G2: Rick and Morty and Possible Worlds
Source material: Rick and Morty season 1 episode 8 Rixty Minutes Ooooweeee, this week we’re breaking down some Rick and Morty and how the multiverse is really the ravings of a lunatic. Plus, after hours we convince all you versers to believe in god. Oh geez. Weekly Readings: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/possible-worlds/ (especially section 2.1) https://philosophy.stackexchange.com... (@0gphilosophy, 2018-Feb-14)
36.thumbnail0G1: Black Mirror and The Experience Machine
Source material: Black Mirror Season 4 Episode 1: USS Callister We break down one of the most popular episodes of Black Mirror and consider our first great thought experiment, Nozick’s experience machine. Then, after hours, Thomas breaks out the wet blankets for everyone. Weekly Readings: http://rintintin.colorado.edu/~vancecd/phil3160/Nozick1.pdf Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.... (@0gphilosophy, 2018-Feb-14)
37.thumbnailThe value of thought experiments
Drop those test tubes, take off your lab coat, pull up a comfy chair and think your way to scientific truth. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-28)
38.thumbnail#15 The Self-Improvement Machine with Chris Partridge
Why are there so many books, apps, and systems devoted to self-optimization? Are they helping us improvement where it matters? If we're getting better, why does it feel so bad? Chris Partridge joins Dustyn and Whitney to discuss the motivations and pains behind endless self-improvement. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-07)
39.thumbnailAre there benefits to Psychedelic Drugs?
An intellectual trip with Ole Martin Moen. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Feb-13)
40.thumbnailEpisode 133: Death and Dreams
David and Tamler talk about the nature of death. Is being dead a bad thing? If so, what makes it bad? How can anything be bad for a subject that no longer exists? We didn't have a problem with oblivion for the thirteen billion years before we were born, why fear it now? Plus, a discussion about the "it was all a dream" trope in TV and film. Why is it so infuriating in some works but not others? (@verybadwizards, 2018-Feb-06)
41.thumbnail'Children are truly and truthfully a mirror into you'
How do we raise children who reflect the best of us -- and how can they, in a sense, help raise us so we continue to grow as humans? No one on this planet better to pose such a question to than Meghan Leahy, immensely popular and acclaimed essayist for the Washington Post's 'On Parenting' column, and a much in-demand parent coach (her website is https://www.mlparentcoach.com/ ). Meghan has a gift... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-06)
42.thumbnailHoP 293 - The Good Wife - Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages
Medieval attitudes towards homosexuality, sex and chastity, and the status of women. Authors discussed include Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Chaucer. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-14)
43.thumbnailEpisode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part One)
Discussing John Stewart Mill's On Liberty (1859). If we disapprove of certain behaviors, when is it okay to prohibit them legally? What about just shaming people? Mill's "harm principle" says that we should permit anything (legally and socially) unless it harms other people. But what constitutes "harm"? And how can we discourage someone from, e.g., just being drunk all the time? Mark, Wes, and Dyl... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-04)
44.thumbnailTEASER-Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part Two)
The PEL guys get personal and political and tell you in brief about things like Planet of the Apes, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Vine Deloria Jr. in the second half of our year-in-review discussion. Here you get a taste. You can only hear the meat with the full, ad-free episode, posted for PEL Citizens (see partiallyexaminedlife.com/support!) or at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-04)
45.thumbnailEp57 - Philosophy Outdoors
In this fifty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk with Dr. Alejandro Strong, about “Philosophy Outdoors,” especially about the company he started, Apeiron Expeditions. Alex’s philosophical work specializes especially in environmental philosophy. He founded an “L3C” company, Apeiron Expeditions. According to the company Web site, “... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jan-26)
46.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part II - Intuitionism)
Welcome to Episode 32 on Meta-Ethics (Part II of IV) focusing on intuitionism.Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphysical, semantic, epistemological and psychological presuppositions of moral thought. It investigates our ethical language, in search of the meaning that lies behind it. M... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-28)
47.thumbnailWe are seeing in the whole social sphere a renewed interest in connecting for a better future that is for everyone'
Odin Halvorson is the epitome of an enlightened generalist -- open, honest, impassioned, curious, imbued with social and politic conscience, civically involved and dedicated to bringing together diverse Americans. Odin started a thriving Democracy Cafe in Sebastopol, CA, as an antidote to today's polemical polarization. Listen in as he discusses the transformative potential of the kind of inquir... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Feb-01)
48.thumbnailEpisode 032: Kyle Whyte on Indigenous Resilience and Environmental Change
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kyle Whyte about climate injustice, settler colonialism, anthropogenic environmental change, Indigenous resilience, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2018-Feb-05)
49.thumbnailEpisode 33 - Zoe Drayson
On Episode 33, Nick chats with Zoe Drayson, Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, about leaving high school at seventeen to work full-time as a horoscope writer at a teenage magazine, returning to study under Tim Williamson at the University of Edinburgh, spending several years in academic publishing at Routledge on the philosophy list, going from... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jan-27)
50.thumbnailFuelling free will
Alfred Mele has four years and four million dollars trying to get to the bottom of free will. He learnt that it was like petrol. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-21)
51.thumbnail#14 Black Mirror: "White Christmas" and Cruelty
Dustyn and Whitney use the Black Mirror episode, "White Christmas," to ask the questions: what's so creepy about pick up artistry? Can an AI be a person? Can you enslave yourself? Would it be ethical to "block" someone in real life like we do on social media? Check out our sources at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-31)
52.thumbnailEpisode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part One)
To what extent has our podcast changed in reaction to current politics? Mark, Seth, Wes, and Dylan reflect back on our year, discuss how we select texts, and give some thumbnail sketches of potential topics. Also, does authorial intent matter, and how to talk philosophically about works that aren't philosophical texts. Attention: Only the first 45 min of this discussion will be posted on the blog ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-29)
53.thumbnailHPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra
Philosophy is put into practice in Kashmir Śaivite Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-07)
54.thumbnail"There but for the grace of God go I": How charitable giving helps an open society flourish
Chris McGown, an accomplished consultant and Divisional Director of Communications and Donor Engagement for The Salvation Army’s Kentucky/Tennessee Division, was in the thick of things during Hurricane Harvey. Though the ongoing relief effort was exhausting, he felt blessed as he thought of his family safe and sound back home. His aim throughout his professional life has been to make the world ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Jan-30)
55.thumbnailNEM#65: Jherek Bischoff Risks Every String
Jherek started off as bassist in the late '90s for the Seattle art rock bands The Dead Science and Parenthetical Girls, and has released about five solo albums (and other things) since 2006, the last two being full-on orchestral works. We discuss the title track from Cistern (2016), "The Nest" featuring Mirah from Composed (2012), and "Blackstar," featuring Anna Calvi, from a David Bowie tribute w... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-27)
56.thumbnailEp56 - Inclusion and Philosophy
In this fifty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk with Grace Cebrero, a rising star in philosophy, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University, and an alumna of the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute. We talk with Grace about “Inclusion and Philosophy.” Grace has worked as a research intern for a professor at MSMU and has bee... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jan-19)
57.thumbnailRationally Speaking #200 - Timothy Lee on "How much should tech companies moderate speech?"
This episode features tech and policy journalist Timothy Lee, discussing a question that's increasingly in the spotlight: How much should tech companies be actively moderating their users' speech? (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jan-22)
58.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part I - Naturalism)
Welcome to Episode 32 on Meta-Ethics (Part I of IV) focusing on naturalism.Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphysical, semantic, epistemological and psychological presuppositions of moral thought. It investigates our ethical language, in search of the meaning that lies behind it. Meta... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-21)
59.thumbnail'We need to learn to separate our political views from our constitutional views'
No one I've had the privilege to know and collaborate with speaks more eloquently and passionately about our nation's successful and durable Constitution than Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center (ConstitutionCenter.org), where I had the high honor of serving as a Senior Educational Fellow. Listen in as Jeff, a preeminent scholar, educator, author, essayist and com... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Jan-25)
60.thumbnailHow Socrates Cafe improves democracy and enhances our military
How is our longtime Socrates Cafe endeavor a vital way to advance our democracy within our military? Captain Alex Carlier of the U.S. Army can tell you firsthand. He was inspired by my works and deeds to hold Socrates Cafes on a regular basis not only at his current base in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, but where he was stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. As you'll hear, there is considerable backg... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Jan-25)
61.thumbnailCarlo Rovelli and his quantum problem
Carlo Rovelli on the desperate need for some conceptual engineering to dig quantum thinking out of a deep black hole. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-14)
62.thumbnail#13 Black Mirror: "Nosedive" and Yelp for People
Dustyn and Whitney talk about the Black Mirror episode "Nosedive" and get into what makes Yelp-for-People so horrifying. Whitney recommends the book Halsey Street by Naima Coster and the album If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples. Dustyn recommends the film A Ghost Story. Find links to these recommendations and our sources at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-24)
63.thumbnailEpisode 132: Emotional Willpower (with David DeSteno)
What's the best way to build self-control, patience, productivity, and delayed marshmallow eating? For decades psychologists and economists have told us to develop traits like willpower and grit. But psychologist David DeSteno describes a better, easier, and more effective path--the emotions. We talk to David about his new (not-self-help) book "Emotional Success," which argues that the emotions of... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jan-23)
64.thumbnailEpisode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part Two)
Continuing on Eichmann in Jerusalem, on how ordinary people can do--or acquiesce to--horrific things. How do people rationalize this? What can we apply from this to ourselves? Also, how was genocide a new type of crime, and what's the best rationale for punishing it? We talk justice, revenge, and ways that we too might be morally mass-confused. Listen to part one first or get the unbroken, ad-free... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-22)
65.thumbnailHoP 292 - Say it With Poetry - Chaucer and Langland
Philosophical themes in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and “Troilus and Criseyde,” as well as Langland’s “Piers Plowman.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-31)
66.thumbnailThe road to political enlightenment and participation
When I first met Nahui Ludekens many moons ago in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she was doing impressive work as a photographer and with Gravity Works, an aerial acrobatic dance company. Now Nahui, who has dual Mexican-Australian citizenship, is back in Australia (where I earned my PhD), or Oz, as a college student, and is a very involved and committed political activist. On this podcast, we exp... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Jan-23)
67.thumbnailFreedom and Hostile Design
Some acts of expression are awesome, while others suck, and one philosopher has a new theory about the difference. Using this theory as a guide, we look at some of the suckiest things that ever sucked in urban design, and the street artists and compassionate vandals who are trying to fight them. We use these stories to investigate how public spaces are becoming less free and more coercive. Guest v... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Jan-23)
68.thumbnailEpisode #115 ... Structuralism and Context
Today we talk about the origins of Structuralism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jan-28)
69.thumbnailJulia Peters – Self-Expression, Art, and Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Julia Peters Self-Expression, Art, and Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce this (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
70.thumbnailJoshua Landy – In Praise of Depth: or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Hidden
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Joshua Landy In Praise of Depth: or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Hidden Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
71.thumbnailMatthew Kieran – Creativity, Vanity, and Narcissism
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Matthew Kieran Creativity, Vanity, and Narcissism Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce this material without written permission of (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
72.thumbnailDan Eugen-Ratiu – Everyday Aesthetic Experience and the Life-World
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Dan Eugen-Ratiu Everyday Aesthetic Experience and the Life-World Wednesday, 07 June 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce this material without written (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
73.thumbnailCarla Damião – Memory, Truth and Monuments
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Carla Damião Memory, Truth and Monuments Monday, 07 November 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce this material without written permission of (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
74.thumbnailEfi Kyprianidou – Empathy in Response to Art: The Case of Illness-related Artwork
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Efi Kyprianidou Empathy in Response to Art: The Case of Illness-related Artwork Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
75.thumbnailLisa Jones – “This is Awesome!” But is it Art? The Aesthetics of Pro-Wrestling
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Lisa Jones “This is Awesome!” But is it Art? The Aesthetics of Pro-Wrestling Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
76.thumbnailDiarmuid Costello – What is Abstraction in Photography?
The London Aesthetics Forum is an initiative of the Institute of Philosophy. (http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Diarmuid Costello What is Abstraction in Photography? Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16.00-18.00 at Senate House, London Please do not cite or reproduce this material without written permission (@aestheticsforum, 2018-Jan-27)
77.thumbnailEpisode 31, Ludwig Wittgenstein with Prof. Richard Gaskin (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 31 on Ludwig Wittgenstein (Part II of II) with Prof. Richard Gaskin.Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher whose work focused on the philosophy of mathematics, logic, the philosophy of mind, and most notably, the philosophy of language.Wittgenstein’s influence o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-14)
78.thumbnailThe Democracy Game and the Money Game
How does the 'democracy game' (as New Yorker editor David Remnick put it in an essay) drive the money game (the title of a famous book by Adam Smith) in general and the stock market game in particular? How are they entwined, and where might they part company? How can a certain kind of market economy contribute to democratic vibrancy? No one better to ask than Paul Martin, CFO of Martin Capital Adv... (@ChristopherCafe, 2018-Jan-20)
79.thumbnailStones rolling and the joy of ordinary objects
The structure of the universe is written in stone—maybe. Dana Goswick talks metaphysics. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-07)
80.thumbnailHPI 56 - Who’s Pulling Your Strings? - Buddhaghosa
Buddhaghosa, a major figure in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, argues against the need for a self to control and coordinate mental activities. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-24)
81.thumbnail#12 The City: History vs Development
Whitney and Dustyn explore the tension between historical preservation and development. Then they focus on the classic question: would you accept a duel on the moon? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-17)
82.thumbnailEpisode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part One)
On Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963). Are we still morally culpable if our entire society is corrupt? Arendt definitely thinks so, but has a number of criticisms of the handling of the 1961 trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The Israelis were committed to the view that Eichmann was a monster, when the reality, says Arendt, is more frightening. Don't wait for pa... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-15)
83.thumbnailNEM#64: Mike Huberty (Sunspot): Rock from the Other Side
Mike fronts a hard-working Madison power trio in the glam rock vein that's put out 7 albums and 7 EPs since 2000. He also runs (and records a new song every week for) a podcast about the occult. We discuss "Sulfur" from The Wilderness of Almost Was and Never Were (2017), "Saturday Night Gospel" from Dangerous Times (2014), and "Prozac Girl" from Loser of the Year (2003). We conclude by listening t... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-14)
84.thumbnailKatalin Farkas on Knowing a Person
Philosophers talk about 'knowing how' and 'knowing what'. But what is involved in knowing a person? Katalin Farkas discusses this question with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. (@philosophybites, 2017-Nov-06)
85.thumbnailRationally Speaking #199 - Jessica Flanigan on "Why people should have the right to self-medicate"
This episode features Jessica Flanigan, professor of normative and applied ethics, making the case that patients should have the right to take pharmaceutical drugs without needing to get a prescription from a doctor. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jan-08)
86.thumbnailEpisode 31, Ludwig Wittgenstein with Prof. Richard Gaskin (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 31 on Ludwig Wittgenstein (Part I of II) with Prof. Richard Gaskin.Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher whose work focused on the philosophy of mathematics, logic, the philosophy of mind, and most notably, the philosophy of language.Wittgenstein’s influence on... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-07)
87.thumbnailAwesome ethics and the art of mushroom blading
Forget the meaning of life; an ethical definition of awesome is far more important. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-31)
88.thumbnailHoP 291 - Alle Maner of Thyng Shall be Welle - English Mysticism
Julian of Norwich’s Shewings and the Cloud of Unknowing lay out challenging paths to knowledge of, and union with, God. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-17)
89.thumbnail#11 Blue Ruin: The Ethics of Vengeance with Chris Partridge
Comedy writer Chris Partridge (@narc_twain) joins Dustyn and Whitney to explore the ethical questions at the heart of the film, Blue Ruin: must we avenge the ones we love? Does pursuing vengeance make your a life a blue ruin? Is violence outside of self-defense ever justified? To see more from Chris, check out cpartridge.com or follow him on Twitter: @narc_twain For our sources, visit NoNarrowTh... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-10)
90.thumbnailEpisode 131: I Have No Genitals and I Must Scream
David and Tamler break down two episodes (with full spoilers) from the new season of Charlie Brooker's bleaker-than-bleak Netflix series Black Mirror. First up, "The USS Callister," a Star Trek parody that becomes a meditation on fandom, humiliation, and cowardly revenge. Next we talk about "Black Museum" - could it be the final episode of Black Mirror? Should it be? After four seasons of indicti... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jan-09)
91.thumbnailEpisode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part Two)
Concluding on William James's Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892). We briefly cover emotions and spend the bulk of our time on will. James’s introspective method allows us to distinguish reflex or coerced actions from voluntary, free-seeming ones, and gives us the vocabulary to attribute moral virtue to those who have enough willpower to keep those inconvenient truths in mind (if you eat this,... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-08)
92.thumbnailRobot Love
Can robots fall in love? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Jan-16)
93.thumbnailEpisode 32 - Tim Maudlin
On Episode 32, Nick chats with Tim Maudlin, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, about being advised by his Yale undergraduate professor, "not even if you were Immanuel Kant would I suggest you go to graduate school in philosophy," how he "accidentally" wrote several books including Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity, Truth and Paradox, The Metaphysic Within Physics, and... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jan-04)
94.thumbnailEpisode 30, Friedrich Nietzsche - with Mark Linsenmayer and Gregory Sadler (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 30 (Part II of II) on Friedrich Nietzsche with Mark Linsenmayer and Dr Gregory Sadler.Born in Rocken, in Prussia in 1844, Nietzsche set out his career in philology but later turned to writing idiosyncratic philosophical treatise and collections of aphorisms. He directed these agai... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-31)
95.thumbnailEnid Blyton—the moral of the story
She might not be in vogue these days, but for one Cambridge philosopher Enid Blyton is serious moral business. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-24)
96.thumbnailHPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness
Dignāga argues that all perception is accompanied by self-awareness. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-10)
97.thumbnail#10 Philosophy for Children with Jana Mohr Lone
Jana Mohr Lone, director and founder of University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children and president of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) joins Dustyn and Whitney to discuss philosophy for children: what does philosophical education for children look like? How does it change students? What would a world be like where everyone was a little more philosophical? ... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-03)
98.thumbnailEpisode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part One)
On Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), chapters on "The Self," "Will," and "Emotions." Continuing from ep. 179, we talk about the "Me" (the part of me that I know) vs. the "I" (the part of me that knows), including personal identity. James thinks that emotions are just our experience of our own physiology. Finally, we tackle will, veering into ethics, free will, and more. Don't wait for part 2!... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-01)
99.thumbnailNEM#63: Revisiting Bradley Skaught, Jeff Heiskell, Steve Petrinko: 2017 Year-end Extravaganza
To celebrate year #2, previous guests return: Bradley (see #32) talks "Duet" from Take Out the Poison, Jeff (see #5) presents "Still Life with Broken Heart" from Emotional Terrorism, and Steve (see #6) discusses "Wind of Change" from A Tribute to the Bee Gees '66 to '78. Finally, hear Tyler Hislop (see #24) about his "Wounds and Nihilism (Feat. Mark Lint)." Opening music: "Dawning on Me" by Mark ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-01)
100.thumbnailEp55 - Evaluating Public Philosophy
In this fifty-fifth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk about “Evaluating Public Philosophy,” in an episode based upon their recently co-authored paper, titled “Lessons Learned Baking Bread.” In this episode and in our paper, Anthony and Eric propose four criteria by which public philosophy can be evaluated: substance, accessibility, inviting... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-21)
101.thumbnailEpisode 30, Friedrich Nietzsche - with Mark Linsenmayer and Gregory Sadler (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 30 (Part I of II) on Friedrich Nietzsche with Mark Linsenmayer and Dr Gregory Sadler.Born in Rocken, in Prussia in 1844, Nietzsche set out his career in philology but later turned to writing idiosyncratic philosophical treatise and collections of aphorisms. He directed these again... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-24)
102.thumbnailHoP 290 - Martin Pickavé on Emotions in Medieval Philosophy
Martin Pickavé returns to the podcast to talk about theories of the emotions in Aquinas, Scotus and Wodeham. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-03)
103.thumbnailRobot dogs dream of consciousness
A convincing artificially intelligent dog might sniff, bark, and roll around—but before we build a successful K-9, we might need to re-evaluate intention and volition as properties of the human mind. And to fathom those we probably need to better understand our dreams. We present two thinkers coming at the consciousness question in their own unique way. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-17)
104.thumbnailA democracy where citizens care about and for one another
To the extent that citizens don't care for and about one another, and don't have one another's backs, can a supposedly democratic country really be said to be 'democratic'? High school senior and all-around thoughtful and engaged democratic citizen Skyler Fredson is living right now in a small city in Belgium while taking part in an exchange program for the academic year. Now that he h... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Dec-28)
105.thumbnail#9 The Good Art of Bad People (Guest: Lane Eagles)
In light of the prominence of sexual assault allegations against artists, art historian Lane Eagles joins Dustyn and Whitney as they navigate the difficult question: how does our relationship to art change when we know its creator did bad things? Are we allowed to enjoy the works? Are we allowed to purchase them? Visit NoNarrowThing.com for our sources. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-27)
106.thumbnailEpisode 130: Dehumanization and Disintegration (with Paul Bloom)
In this Very Special Boxing Day edition of the podcast, Tamler and David welcome back honorary Third Wizard Paul Bloom to discuss his latest article in the New Yorker about dehumanization and cruelty. Is it really the case that we dehumanize in order to harm others? Or does most violence actually require us to view others as fundamentally human, agentic, and capable of true suffering? But first, w... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Dec-26)
107.thumbnailEpisode 179: William James's Psychology (Part Two)
Continuing on Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), completing "The Stream of Thought" and covering the chapter on "Habit." James thinks that psychologists focus too much on those parts of consciousness that get picked out by substantive words. He describes habit as part of a general natural pattern that things that happen once tend to create pathways for themselves in surrounding material to all... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-25)
108.thumbnailEp53 - Kneeling and Civil Protest
In this fifty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Arnold Farr about “Kneeling and Civil Protest,” concerning the conflicts that have arisen in the last few months about football star Colin Kaepernick and many others who followed his example. Arnold is a professor of philosophy at The University of Kentucky. He authored Critical Theory and Democr... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-14)
109.thumbnailEpisode 29, Stephen Law and 'The Evil-God Challenge' (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 29 (Part II), where we'll be interviewing Dr Stephen Law and discussing his 'Evil-God Challenge'.Dr Stephen Law is a Reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, and editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK. Amongst many other books, Stephen Law... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-17)
110.thumbnailNEM#62: Anthony Phillips: Private Pieces, Soundtrack Parts, and Prog Rock
Anthony was the original guitarist and a key songwriter in Genesis from '67–'70, released some prog rock albums in the '70s, then shifted largely to a mix of acoustic guitar pieces and synth soundscapes, often for soundtracks. We discuss "Nocturne" from Seventh Heaven (2012, with Andrew Skeet), "From the Jaws of Death - Touching the Face of God" from Wildlife (recorded 1999) and "Magdalen" from ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-21)
111.thumbnailHPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism
Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-26)
112.thumbnailParental guidance recommended
The nature of Family could be more than a Christmas puzzle. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-10)
113.thumbnail'This is no way to run a democracy'
The military-industrial complex is growing at a rampant and exponential pace, sensible gun safety measures remain ever elusive, and Americans are more polarized than ever. Not only that, there seem to be deliberate efforts by those at the top of the Executive Branch to foment division and demonization. Is this any way to run a democracy? Will McLamy, a senior at Constitution High School, a public ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Dec-21)
114.thumbnail#8 Taylor Swift: Awkward, Strategic, or Villainous?
What makes Taylor Swift so interesting? Is she, actually, interesting? How does she relate to Guy Fieri, America, and...ourselves? Dustyn and Whitney try to figure out the elusive, enigmatic T. Swift. Dustyn and Whitney recommend the TV show Terriers, the book Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler, and the movie Blue Ruin in the final segment. Note: Dustyn and Wh... (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-20)
115.thumbnailEp52 - Against the Common Core
In this fifty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Nicholas Tampio, author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy. Nicholas is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. In addition to his forthcoming book, he has also authored a book titled Kantian Courage, and another titled Deleuze's Politic... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-09)
116.thumbnailEpisode 179: William James's Introspective Psychology (Part One)
On The Principles of Psychology (1890) chapters 1 & 7, and Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), the chapters on "The Stream of Thought," "Habit," and some of "The Self." Can we talk about the mind in a way that is both scientific and also does justice to our everyday experiences? James thought his method, which involved both introspection and physiology, yielded more accurate descriptions of the... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-18)
117.thumbnailDrowned at Sea
In the process of preparing to testify in a divorce case, Brian had to study one of the strangest books he had ever come across, where religion, mathematics, and the apocalypse intersect. This week, we look at how a religious cult of number worshipers on the Italian coast gave rise to modern science, mathematics, philosophy, and music. In the interim 2500 years, as we have increased our knowledge ... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Dec-19)
118.thumbnailRationally Speaking #198 - Timur Kuran on “Private Truths and Public Lies"
In this episode, economist Timur Kuran explains the ubiquitous phenomenon of "preference falsification" -- in which people claim to support something publicly even though they don't support it privately -- and describes its harmful effects on society. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Dec-11)
119.thumbnailEpisode 29, Stephen Law and 'The Evil-God Challenge' (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 29 (Part I), where we'll be interviewing Dr Stephen Law and discussing his 'Evil-God Challenge'.Dr Stephen Law is a Reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, and editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK. Amongst many other books, Stephen Law ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-10)
120.thumbnailEpisode 031: Serene Khader on Cross-Border Feminist Solidarity
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Serene Khader about transnational feminism, solidarity, neoliberalism and women in the global south, writng advice, and so much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Dec-21)
121.thumbnailHoP 289 - A Wing and a Prayer - Angels in Medieval Philosophy
Be surprised by how many philosophical problems arise in connection with angels (how many can dance on the head of a pin is not one of them). (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-19)
122.thumbnailEpisode #114 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 7 - The Great Refusal
Today we talk about Herbert Marcuse's concepts of The Great Refusal and The New Sensibility. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Dec-23)
123.thumbnailEnvy has its reasons
Since the Ancient Greeks the philosophy of emotion has held that envy is irrational. As such it’s a non-starter in the conversation about economic redistribution: you can’t destroy someone’s advantage simply because you feel aggrieved that they have more than you. Case closed? Not so fast—envy might be considered one of the seven deadly sins but perhaps that’s not reason enough against a... (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-03)
124.thumbnailDemocracy Now?
Whither democracy? Does it still exist? What can we the people do to resuscitate it? On the very day that the FCC voted to do away with net neutrality -- which so many across the political spectrum consider a linchpin for a vibrant democracy today -- I had a thoughtful exchange on the most pressing democracy matters with Lawrence Lessig, author of the rabble-rousing and critically acclaimed c... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Dec-14)
125.thumbnailEpisode 129: Dystopias
David and Tamler assert their autonomy as individuals by discussing their favorite dystopian works of art. Rebelling against a repressive regime, they refuse to sacrifice their privacy, uniqueness, and reproductive freedom. Through sheer force of will - the human spirit - they triumph over the pressures to ... wait what? You want me to take that pill? Okay, can't hurt. Aaahhhhh. So happy... So co... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Dec-12)
126.thumbnailNEM#61: Richard X. Heyman Is Incognito (Yet a Cornerstone)
Richard garnered early fame as drummer for -60s New Jersey garage band The Doughboys and has put out 11 albums, largely as a one-man band, since 1988. We discuss the title tracks from Incognito (2017) and Cornerstone (1998) and “Agnostic’s Prayer” from Tiers and Other Stories (2011). End song: "And Then" from Incognito. Intro: "Falling Away" from Hey Man! (1990). Learn more at richardxheyman... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-11)
127.thumbnail#7 Guy Fieri and Authenticity
Is Guy Fieri authentic? Is authenticity admirable, even if someone is authentically unappealing? What does Guy Fieri’s character and celebrity say about America? In the final segment, Dustyn and Whitney talk about crime and punishment (not the book). Check out our sources on NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-13)
128.thumbnailEpisode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: Twilight of the Idols (Part Two)
Continuing on Nietzsche's 1888 book. Is there any ground from which we could judge life as a whole to be good or bad? Is N. more about saying "yes" to life or saying "no" to all the numerous things that piss him off? We also talk Becoming, whether producing great art is more important than being nice to everyone, and whether Nietzsche is ultimately someone we'd want to hang around. End song: "Obli... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-10)
129.thumbnailEp51 - What Philosophers Owe Society
In this fifty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview UCLA philosophy graduate student and co-founder of the Vim Blog Zach Biondi about "What Philosophers Owe Society," the subject of a set of essays that he wrote for the Vim. Zach caught our attention with three essays that he wrote for the Vim Blog, which were released in part in the effort to define wha... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-29)
130.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part IV)
Welcome to Episode 28 (Part IV) on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometime... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-03)
131.thumbnailHPI 53 - Follow the Evidence - Dignaga’s Logic
Dignāga’s trairūpya theory, which sets out the three conditions required for making reliable inferences. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-12)
132.thumbnailEpisode 31 - Robyn Bluhm
On Episode 31, Nick chats with Robyn Bluhm, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Lymann Briggs College at Michigan State University, about her transition from doing a Bachelors in Translation, to studying behavioral neuroscience, to gradate work in the philosophy of science, spending three years doing functional neuroimaging in psychiatry, becoming a leading exper... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Dec-04)
133.thumbnailA tale of two universes
Philosophy and modern physics: a case of the irrelevant versus the impractical? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-26)
134.thumbnailEpisode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One)
On Friedrich Nieztsche's 1888 book summarizing his thought and critiquing the founding myths of his society. He defends "spiritualized" instinct and frenzied creativity, but also Napoleon and war. We try to figure out what kind of social critic he'd be today. Would we actually like him? Sponsors: Get up to $50 off a DNA kit at 23andme.com/pel. Visit MUBI.com/PEL for 30 days of free curated movies,... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-04)
135.thumbnail#6 Gossip II - Mean Girls and the Culture of Censure
What’s the philosophical significance of Mean Girls? How can gossip change a culture? What is a “culture of censure?” Dustyn asks Whitney what sci-fi/fantasy world would be the best to live in. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-06)
136.thumbnailEvolution and Cooperation
Why do some animals behave in altruistic ways? With Jonathan Birch. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Dec-12)
137.thumbnailHoP 288 - Men in Black - The German Dominicans
Dietrich of Freiberg, Berthold of Moosburg, John Tauler and Henry Suso explore Neoplatonism and mysticism. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-05)
138.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part III)
Welcome to Episode 28 (Part III) on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometim... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-26)
139.thumbnailGraduate Students Talking about the GOP Tax Bill
In this emergency (!) episode, three graduate students and two impartial panelists discuss the new corporate-tax cutting, graduate student-hating GOP tax plan. Trump is lying at his rallies and the GOP is back-stabbing their base. Or are they? We discuss the economics, the politics, and the back-room dealings involved in this deal. www.thevimblog.com ▽ www.facebook.com/thevimblog www... (@thevimblog, 2017-Dec-03)
140.thumbnailEpisode 030: Winston Thompson on Educational Justice
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Winston Thompson about justice and education, potential and formation, charter schools, decolonizing the curriculm, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Dec-08)
141.thumbnailAutonomy, self, and substances
Substance abuse lets you say ‘it wasn’t me’. Then who was it? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-19)
142.thumbnailEp50 - Transitional Justice
In this fiftieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Colleen Murphy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about her recent book on "Transitional Justice." Colleen's recent book is titled The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice. This project is an extension of her work from a prior book, A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation. Co... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-18)
143.thumbnailNEM#60: Alejandro Escovedo's Hard Road
Alejandro started as a punk guitarist for the The Nuns, moved to Austin in the '80s and became a songwriter with True Believers. He has since put out 14+ solo albums of story-driven, lyrically intense, stylistically varied Texas rock. We discuss "Beauty and the Buzz" from Burn Something Beautiful (2016), "Sally Was a Cop" from Big Station (2012), and "Pissed Off 2AM" from With These Hands (1996).... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-27)
144.thumbnailEpisode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Emergent Order (Part Two)
Continuing with the Econtalk host on the moral aspects of economics, focused by Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Theory of Moral Sentiments. Should we sacrifice ourselves to the machine of the economy? How does Smith's idea of virtue and talk of the "impartial spectator" line up with economic growth? Listen to part 1 first or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! Lea... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-27)
145.thumbnailEpisode 128: Fragmented Values and Sex Panics (with Christina Hoff Sommers)
David and Tamler keep their Nagel streak alive, discussing the essay "The Fragmention of Value" from his collection "Mortal Questions." How should we address our fragmented moral landscape, with multiple sources of value that can't be reduced or systematically ordered? Does this make all of our moral decisions arbitrary? Plus, we talk about Louis CK and in a Thanksgiving tradition special guest Ch... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Nov-28)
146.thumbnail#5 Gossip I - The Ethics of Gossip
Is gossip good after all? What does gossip get for us and what's the moral cost? Whitney takes a stand against Twitter’s new character limit. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-29)
147.thumbnailHPI 52 - Under Construction - Dignaga on Perception and Language
The great Buddhist thinker Dignāga argues that general concepts and language are mere constructions superimposed on perception. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-29)
148.thumbnailThe Ethics Bowl
High school students from around the country converge on the University of North Carolina for a weekend of moral dilemmas. We follow twenty-four of the nation's top ethics teams competing in the 2017 National High School Ethics Bowl, and take a whirlwind tour of moral philosophy in the process. Guest voices include Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Geoff Sayre-McCord, Jeff Sebo, and students from high sch... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Nov-28)
149.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 28 (Part II) on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometime... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-19)
150.thumbnailGetting stuck: The midlife mess
Your midlife crisis: it’s more than you think. (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-12)
151.thumbnailEpisode #113 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 6 - Art As A Tool For Liberation
Today we talk about the revolutionary potential of Art through the eyes of Herbert Marcuse. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Dec-02)
152.thumbnailRoger Scruton on Human Nature
Are human beings fundamentally different from the rest of the animal world? Can what we essentially are be captured in a biological or evolutionary description? Roger Scruton discusses the nature of human nature with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. (@philosophybites, 2017-Aug-29)
153.thumbnailNEM#59: Annie Haslam's Renaissance: Sing Now, Figure it Out Later
Annie fronted British symphonic rock band Renaissance for nine albums starting in 1971 but only in the late 80s became a lyricist. She's now released eight studio albums and two new Renaissance albums. We discuss "Blessing in Disguise," the title track from her 1994 album; "Grandine il Vento", the title track from Renaissance's 2013 album, and “Precious One” from Annie's The Dawn of Ananda (20... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-20)
154.thumbnailEpisode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part One)
The host of Econtalk provides his take on our ep. 174 on The Wealth of Nations, and explores with us the idea of emergent economic order. Is the economy more like a machine or a garden or what? Don't wait for part two! Get the full, ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition now! Please support PEL! Visit lovepop.com/pel for 3D pop-up cards; simplecontacts.com/pel, promo code PEL; MUBI.com/PEL for curated ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-20)
155.thumbnail#4 Ghosts II - Poltergeists and Cannibals
What counts as good evidence for ghosts? Is it a matter of faith? How do we approach the uncertain? Dustyn and Whitney discuss the Case of the Speluncean Explorers. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-22)
156.thumbnailHow to Read (about) Hannah Arendt
Who is Hannah Arendt and why should we care? In this episode, Zach and Kevin introduce her work and discuss why there was a season of Arendt popularity in the "media elite." How would Arendt feel about being the subject of partisan think pieces? Should we read her work—the Origins of Totalitarianism or Eichmann in Jerusalem—to get a better handle on the age of Trump? Or are we doomed to misint... (@thevimblog, 2017-Nov-22)
157.thumbnailHoP 287 - Down to the Ground - Meister Eckhart
The scholastic and mystic Meister Eckhart sets out his daring speculations about God and humankind in both Latin and German. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-22)
158.thumbnailRationally Speaking #197 - Doug Hubbard on “Why people think some things can’t be quantified (and why they’re wrong)”
In this episode Julia talks with Doug Hubbard, author of How to Measure Anything, about why people so often believe things are impossible to quantify like "innovation" or "quality of life." (@Rspodcast, 2017-Nov-13)
159.thumbnailEp54 - BC11 - Super Cute PBB Promo
This fifty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is our eleventh "breadcrumb” so far, this time featuring only a humorous radio spot that we recorded for the station, WRFL, to play throughout the week to promote the show. We had a lot of fun making this little promo, which features Weber's 3-year-old son Sam. If you'd enjoy a chuckle, give this, our shortest breadcr... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-08)
160.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 28 (Part I) on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometimes... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-12)
161.thumbnailThe Reformation: What's not to like?
Is it just a coincidence that the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation falls on the same year that Britain is trying to 'Brexit'? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-05)
162.thumbnailEpisode 30 - Elisabeth Lloyd
On Episode 30, Nick chats with Elisabeth Lloyd, the Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, about developing resilience from growing up in adverse circumstances, returning to college after spending a year in a hippie commune to write her own major on Science and Political Theory, getting through a difficult and discouraging environme... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Nov-11)
163.thumbnailEp49 - Public Philosophy and Polarization
In this forty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Matt Yglesias on the subject of "Public Philosophy and Polarization." Before starting his career as a pundit, writer, and philosophical blogger, Matt majored in Philosophy in his undergraduate studies. Matt is a Senior Correspondent and a co-founder of Vox.com, which he started with Ezra Klein and Meliss... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-03)
164.thumbnailEpisode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Part Two)
Continuing with Dave Pizarro on articles by Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo, and John Doris about situationism, which entails that people's level of morality will vary by situation, as opposed to virtue ethics, which posits that how people will act in a novel situation will be determined by the quality of their character. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support P... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-13)
165.thumbnailEpisode 127: Moral Luck
David and Tamler dip back into the Thomas Nagel well, and discuss the problem of "moral luck." Why do we blame drunk drivers who hit someone more than drunk drivers who make it home OK? Why do we judge people for things that are beyond their control (when we have strong intuitions that uncontrollable acts don't deserve blame)? Does moral luck ultimately swallow all of our behavior? Can we truly e... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Nov-14)
166.thumbnail#1 Democracy I - The Paradox of Voting
Welcome to No Narrow Thing! Dustyn and Whitney ask if there is a duty to vote. The two discuss if humans are even capable of voting responsibly, and if voting for a candidate who does something wrong makes you complicit in their actions. We also learn a Random Fact from History! See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
167.thumbnail#3 Ghosts I - Ghosts are Fun
Do ghosts exist? Should a person believe in them? Whitney makes the case for ghosts; Dustyn is skeptical. The two go down the Rabbit Hole of Amazon’s HQ2. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
168.thumbnail#2 Democracy II - Compromised Politics
Is political compromise different from other kinds of compromise? When values and ethics are involved, is any compromise morally permissible? Is centrism pragmatic or lacking in principles? See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
169.thumbnailHPI 51 - Change of Mind - Vasubandhu and Yogacara Buddhism
Vasubandhu’s path to Yogācāra Buddhism, a form of idealism which holds that nothing can be mind-independent. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-15)
170.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part IV)
Welcome to Episode 27 (Part IV/IV) on the conscience.Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscien... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-05)
171.thumbnailAnimals and the philosophy of friendship
Some of our best friends are animals. So where does that leave some humans we know? (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-29)
172.thumbnailEp48 - BC10 - How to Read Philosophy? The Answer Might Surprise You
This forty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is our tenth “breadcrumb” episode so far, this time with Dr. Nancy McHugh, who was our featured guest in Episode 47. For this breadcrumb, Nancy said that she had a funny tidbit about how to read philosophy, and that the answer to the question might surprise us. We had to hear it! In addition to being chair of the Ph... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-29)
173.thumbnailHoP 286 - On the Money - Medieval Economic Theory
Changing ideas about money, just price, and usury, up to the time of Buridan, Oresme, and Gregory of Rimini. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-08)
174.thumbnailTEASER-Episode 175: Blade Runner (Part Two)
Do you want the WHOLE discussion on the new Blade Runner 2049, the original 1982 film, and the idea packed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1967) by Philip K. Dick? If you do, show your love to the podcast by signing up to be a supporter at the $1-or-higher level at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife, or better yet become a PEL Citizen and get every podcast we've ever recorded plus bonus discu... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-06)
175.thumbnailEpisode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Very Bad Wizards Crossover) (Part One)
On Stanley Milgram's "Behavioral Study of Obedience" (1963), Philip Zimbardo’s "Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison" (1973), and John Doris’s "Persons, Situations, and Virtue Ethics" (1998). Do difficult situations make good people act badly? Are there really "good" and "bad" people, or are we all about the same, but put in different situations? With guest David Pizarro from the Very ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-06)
176.thumbnailEp47 - Philosophy and Social Change
In this forty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Nancy McHugh on the topic of "Philosophy and Social Change." After the "Know Thyself!" segment, we talk about her recent book, The Limits of Knowledge, inspired by her experiences in Vietnam witnessing continuing victims of Agent Orange. Then, in the next segment, we ask her about her experience te... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-26)
177.thumbnailRationally Speaking #196 - Eric Schwitzgebel on "Weird ideas and opaque minds"
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel returns to the show to explore several related questions: His taxonomy of the three different styles of thinker -- "Truth," "Dare," and "Wonder" -- and whether one of them is better than the others. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-30)
178.thumbnailKant's Categorical Imperative
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how, in the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) sought to define the difference between right and wrong by applying reason, looking at the intention behind actions rather than at consequences. He was inspired to find moral laws by natural philosophers such as Newton and Leibniz, who had used reason rather than emotion to analyse the world around them and had id... (@BBCInOurTime, 2017-Sep-21)
179.thumbnail#0 Trailer
No Narrow Thing is the podcast that gets philosophical about everything. It drops on November 15th! Visit NoNarrowThing.com for more information! (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-06)
180.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part III - Sigmund Freud)
Welcome to Episode 27 (Part III/IV) on the conscience.Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscie... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-29)
181.thumbnailBots, bankers and big brother
Would you trust a killer robot more than a banker? This philosopher does, and has his reasons. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-22)
182.thumbnailThe Vim Watches Fox News - Hannity on Collusion
In this very special explosive episode of The Vimcast, Zach and Justin sit down to watch and analyze a Sean Hannity monologue. Whatever you thought about Mueller's first round of indictments, prepare to have your mind changed. Or not. What is Hannity's style? Does he present arguments, or is it all on-screen graphics, rapid-fire non-sequiturs and facial expressions? How convincing is t... (@thevimblog, 2017-Nov-05)
183.thumbnailTim Harford on Messy
Sometimes disorder can be a source of efficiency and creativity. Tim Harford explores some cases where lack of planning and order has been a boon in this interview with Nigel Warburton, based on Tim's recent book Messy. (@philosophybites, 2017-Jul-30)
184.thumbnailEp46 - Philosophy at Home
In this forty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Amy Leask of Red T Media and Enable Education on the subject of "Philosophy at Home: Re-envisioning Philosophy’s Reach Beyond the Academy." Red T Media is a publisher and Web and mobile application provider for parents who want to introduce their kids to Philosophy. Among Red T Media’s most successfu... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-21)
185.thumbnailHPI 50 - Marie-Hélène Gorisse on Jain Epistemology
We’re joined by Marie-Hélène Gorisse for a look at the Jain theory of knowledge. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-01)
186.thumbnailEpisode 175: Blade Runner: Androids and Humanity (Part One)
On Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1967) and the films Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and Blade Runner (1982). What makes us human? Dick's story about androids emphasized their lack of empathy, while the movie adaptations portrayed the "replicants" as plenty capable of emotion, but unjustly treated as servants or targets. Attention: This second half of this special bonus episode i... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-30)
187.thumbnailEpisode 29 - Eric Winsberg
On Episode 29, Nick chats with Eric Winsberg, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, about the "unbelievably permissive" schooling he had growing up in Montreal in the 70's, transitioning from Physics to History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Chicago, exploring the quirky, non-traditional menu of philosophy of science at Indiana University, the r... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Oct-26)
188.thumbnailEp45 - Experimentation in Art and Law
In this forty-fifth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Brian Butler of the University of North Carolina Asheville. We talk with Brian about two applications of the idea known as "democratic experimentalism" that have been at the heart of his work. One application concerns Constitutional law. The other involves the history of Black Mountain College, an ex... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-17)
189.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part II - Saint Thomas Aquinas)
Welcome to Episode 27 (Part II/IV) on the conscience.Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscien... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-22)
190.thumbnailThe Bottom of the Curve
At the beginning of their adult lives, millennials are trying to find out what it means to be happy in their 20s, not knowing that they have no where to go but down. Meanwhile, three highly successful people find themselves at the bottom of life's happiness curve, and try to find their way back up. The show today is about a demographic inevitability, the midlife crisis, and how we seek happiness i... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Oct-31)
191.thumbnailFacts and trust in a post-truth world
We’re told it’s a post-truth world—so what’s left of the philosophy of knowledge? (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-15)
192.thumbnailAnil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness
The Hard Problem of consciousness is the difficulty of reconciling experience with materialism. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, in conversation with Nigel Warburton, Anil Seth, a neuroscientist, explains his alternative approach to consciousness,which he labels the 'Real Problem. Anil is a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. (@philosophybites, 2017-Jul-19)
193.thumbnailEpisode #112 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 5 - Civilization
Today we continue our discussion of Marcuse's work Eros and Civilization. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Nov-06)
194.thumbnailHoP 285 - Dominik Perler on Medieval Skepticism
The medievals were too firm in their beliefs to entertain skeptical worries, right? Don’t be so sure, as Peter learns from Dominik Perler. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Sep-24)
195.thumbnailEpisode 126: The Absurd
Is life meaningless? Are humans just glorified dung beetles, pushing around our piles of poop with no greater purpose? What would it take for life to actually be meaningful? In this episode, Tamler and David discuss Thomas Nagel’s essay on the sense of meaninglessness and absurdity that can so easily creep into human existence (with a special emphasis on the work of Camus and the philosophy of R... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Oct-24)
196.thumbnailNEM#57: Richard Amp's Exploratory Atmospheres
Richard F. Walker has released 20+ albums, usually with his London space-rock band Amp. We discuss "Just Get It (Why Don’t You)" and "Les Ombres Sur la Lune" from Q Factors (A Mixtape) (2017) and "Tomorrow" from Stenorette (1988), and listen to "Levil Devil" from US (2005). Opening music is from Transmissions (part 1) (2005), and closing music is from "Mort Irritées" from AMP Studio's Uncertain... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-22)
197.thumbnailEpisode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part Two)
Continuing on the foundational text of economics. We talk "invisible hand," "greed is good," tariffs, unproductive labor, city vs. country, and the education racket. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "With My Looks and Your Brains" by The Mr. T Experience. Hear about the singer/songwriter on Nakedly Examined Music #56. Try blinkist.com/pel for... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-22)
198.thumbnailRationally Speaking #195 - Zach Weinersmith on "Emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything"
This episode features Zach Weinersmith, creator of the philosophical webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and the co-author (with his wife Kelly Weinersmith) of the new book Soonish: 10 Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everythings. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-15)
199.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 27 (Part I/IV) on the conscience.Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscienc... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-15)
200.thumbnailPersonal identity: a primer
Who am I? Glad you asked; now for two millennia of thinking. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-08)
201.thumbnailMatthew Syed on Black Box Thinking
How can we learn from failure? In this episode of the Thinking Books podcast, Matthew Syed, author of Black Box Thinking discusses the importance of feedback from the world in a wide range of contexts. (@philosophybites, 2017-Jul-05)
202.thumbnailHPI 49 - Well Qualified - the Jains on Truth
Does the Jain theory of seven predications (saptabhaṇgī) land them in self-contradiction, or help them to avoid it? (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Sep-17)
203.thumbnailEp44 - On Philosophy, Leadership, & SOPHIA
In this forty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Dr. Anthony Cashio decides that "turn-about is fair play." He had been the guest in the very first episode of the show, and in this episode, he turns the tables and grills co-host Dr. Eric Thomas Weber as the guest for the day. The show focuses on Weber's 2013 book, Democracy and Leadership, and then relates Weber's... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-06)
204.thumbnailEpisode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part One)
On the foundational, 1776 text of modern economics. How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth? Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up? Continues on part 2, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! Visit mubi.com/pel for 30 days of free, cura... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-16)
205.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part IV)
Welcome to Episode 26 (Part IV/IV) on Karl Marx's Political Philosophy. Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologi... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-08)
206.thumbnailMichael Puett on Ritual in Chinese Philosophy
Why does apparently trivial ritual play such an important part in some ancient Chinese philosophy? Michael Puett, co-author of The Path, explains in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examining Ethics on iTunes or listen to... (@philosophybites, 2017-Jun-26)
207.thumbnailAnother concept of race
Race is the hot button term of our era. But perhaps the time has come to update it with a more accurate concept. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-01)
208.thumbnailEp43 - The Stories of Our Day 1: Game of Thrones
This forty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special new show format, more of a round-table discussion than usual, and with a new theme: The Stories of Our Day. In this first "Stories of Our Day" episode, we're talking about The Game of Thrones! For this discussion, we knew that we wanted to bring Dr. Shane Courtland back on the show, given his specialty in Th... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-29)
209.thumbnailEpisode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part Two)
We go further into "Philosophy of Native Science" by Gregory Cajete and "What Coyote and Thales Can Teach Us: An Outline of American Indian Epistemology" by Brian Yazzie Burkhart, plus process philosophy, propositional vs. procedural knowledge, and what we owe to nature. With guest Jim Marunich. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: “Circle’s ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-09)
210.thumbnailEpisode 125: Can You Feel It?
What do we mean when we say someone is angry? Can we identify anger (or any other emotion) via facial expressions, physiological changes, or neural markers? Is anger simply a feeling, something that happens to us, or does it involve a judgment? How much control do we have over our emotions, and can we be responsible for them? We talk about the work of Lisa Feldman Barrett and Bob Solomon. Plus, Ta... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Oct-10)
211.thumbnailEpisode #111 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 4 - Eros
Today we talk about Freud's views on civilization and the first half of Marcuse's response to them. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Oct-20)
212.thumbnailRationally Speaking #194 - Robert Wright on "Why Buddhism is True"
This episode features bestselling author Robert Wright making the case for why Buddhism was right about human nature: its diagnosis that our suffering is mainly due to a failure to see reality clearly. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-02)
213.thumbnailNEM#56: "Dr. Frank" Portman Writes His Inner Teenager
Frank has led punk band The Mr. T Experience in the Bay Area since 1985, and has also released three successful music-related books for teens since 2006. We discuss "Down With the Universe" from King Dork Approximately (2016), "Big, Strange, Beautiful Hammer" from Yesterday Rules (2004), and "More Than Toast" from Our Bodies Our Selves (1993). We conclude by listening to "Even Hitler Had a Girlfri... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-08)
214.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part III)
Welcome to Episode 26 (Part III/IV) on Karl Marx's Political Philosophy. Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociolog... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-01)
215.thumbnailVirtue, vice, sex, and robots
The robots have given rise to a distinctly modern dilemma: is there such a thing as an immoral fantasy? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-24)
216.thumbnailOn Guns
In this episode of ‘The Vim Reads the News’, in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting, Justin, Justin, and Zach discuss a topical article from 2016, “The Argument Gun Rights Supporters Can’t Respond To” by Nathan J. Robinson at Current Affairs. How are guns different from the death app, OK Reaper? In addition, J, J & Z touch some general issues like, Why do philosophers not talk about thi... (@thevimblog, 2017-Oct-09)
217.thumbnailEpisode 28 - Bas Van Fraassen
On Episode 28, Nick chats with Bas van Fraassen, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and the McCosh Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University, about growing up working in a library in a small town in the Netherlands, early influences in philosophy of science, how he developed his major works, including 'The Scientific Image' and 'La... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Oct-02)
218.thumbnailEp42 - BC9 - Overcoming Redneck State Stigma
This forty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a second “breadcrumb” episode with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, who was our featured guest in Episode 40. In that episode, Larry spoke about democracy and education in the United States today. While he was with us, we asked him to comment on a question that we received from a listener earlier this year. Larry, Anthony, ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-23)
219.thumbnailEp41 - BC8 - The Meaning of Life? Answered.
This forty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special "breadcrumb" episode with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, who was our featured guest in Episode 40. In that episode, Larry raised a question for listeners for which he said he has an answer: "What's the meaning of life?" It's the age-old question, the stereotypical philosophical question, yet Larry believes that ther... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-22)
220.thumbnailEpisode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part One)
What is wisdom? We discuss articles by Brian Burkhart, Gregory Cajete, and Anne Waters, plus Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt (1932) and some traditional stories. With guest Jim Marunich; we read his master's thesis, "Process Metaphysics in the Far West: American Indian Ontologies." Don't wait for part 2! Get your unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL! Visit barkbox.com/PEL fo... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-02)
221.thumbnailAaron Meskin on the Definition of Art
What is Art? That's not an easy question to answer. Some philosophers even think it can't be answered. Aaron Meskin discusses this question on this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British ... (@philosophybites, 2017-May-30)
222.thumbnailTell me one thing that's absolutely true
Truth: a simple word that’s spawned a cosmos of theories, and caused a world of trouble. (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-17)
223.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 26 (Part II/IV) on Karl Marx's Political Philosophy. Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologi... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-24)
224.thumbnailEp40 - Democracy and Education Today
This fortieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, former Director of the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about John Dewey's rich ideas about democracy and education, as well as what we can say about the state of each today. Dr. Hickman is a prolifi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-17)
225.thumbnailThe Vim Reads the News- Blame Facebook for Everything!
The Vim reads the news, philosophically! This is our second episode dedicated to an article not found on thevimblog.com. Adam, Dylan, and Zach jump into the world of social media and Russian PSYOPS. They discuss Erin Griffith’s piece, “FACEBOOK CAN ABSOLUTELY CONTROL ITS ALGORITHM.” The go-to social media site is in the news for turning over to the government ads purchased by Russians that w... (@thevimblog, 2017-Oct-01)
226.thumbnailIndirect Discrimination
Can discrimination be subtle and indirect, as in Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Oct-09)
227.thumbnailEpisode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part Two)
Continuing with Drew Pinsky on “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. Fonagy claims we gain the ability to emotionally self-regulate as a result of achieving secure attachment with a caregiver as infants. Schore claims that if this fails, we can end up fundamentally disengaged. So what are the philosophical implic... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-25)
228.thumbnailRationally Speaking #193 - Eric Jonas on "Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?"
This episode features neuroscientist and computer scientist Eric Jonas, discussing his provocative paper titled "Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?" in which he applied state-of-the-art neuroscience tools to a computer chip. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Sep-18)
229.thumbnailEpisode 124: Dr. Strawson or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Episodic Life
Do you think of your life as a story? Does your life have a narrative structure or form? Do you identify with your past selves and your future selves? If not, can you live a good life, a moral life, an authentic life? Can you feel guilt, regret, and resentment? Plus, speaking of stories, we talk about a new study suggesting that books with anthropomorphic animals can't teach moral lessons to kids.... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Sep-26)
230.thumbnailTranscendence and the moderns
People claim to find modern transcendence in sport, at raves, or on Amazonian hallucinogens. But is it the real thing? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-10)
231.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 26 (Part I/IV) on Karl Marx's Political Philosophy. Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologis... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-17)
232.thumbnailEpisode 029: Wendy Salkin on Informal Representation
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Wendy Salkin about informal representation, its powers, duties, and problems, Du Bois & Coates on the issue, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Oct-03)
233.thumbnailA Guide to Nazi Analogies in Trump's America
In this episode of the Vimcast, Zach, Justin and esteemed newcomer Clare critique the most famous critique of Nazi analogies, Godwin’s Law. Should we make Nazi analogies? If so, when should we make Nazi analogies? In the last segment they take a step back, looking at analogies generally and setting Scott Adams firmly in their non-violent crosshairs. Read the article this episode is b... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-23)
234.thumbnailEp39 - BC7 - Stoicism Today
This thirty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special "breadcrumb" episode with Dr. Gregory Sadler, who was featured in Episode 38. Greg is the editor of Stoicism Today, a publication put out by Modern Stoicism. If you haven't had a chance to hear Episode 38 with Greg, we call him the YouTube Philosopher, as he has over 40,000 YouTube subscribers. His videos h... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-07)
235.thumbnailNEM Ep 55: Don Preston, Mother of Keyboard Invention
Don has composed and played jazz since the 50s, was a Frank Zappa sideman through his classic 60s albums and beyond, and has since released 20+ albums, scored 20 films, and has performed with artists including John Lennon, Lou Rawls, and Nat King Cole. He has also been called "the father of modern synthesis" for his work in electronic music. We discuss "Winds of Change" (3rd movement, 2001), "Palm... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-20)
236.thumbnailHoP 284 - Seeing is Believing - Nicholas of Autrecourt’s Skeptical Challenge
The debate between Nicholas of Autrecourt and John Buridan on whether it is possible to achieve certain knowledge. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Aug-13)
237.thumbnailEp38 - The YouTube Philosopher
This thirty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Greg Sadler, The YouTube Philosopher, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the great work he has done as a public philosopher. In addition to having built a remarkable following on YouTube, Dr. Sadler is also the President, CEO, and Chief Lord of ReasonIO, a company w... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-06)
238.thumbnailEpisode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part One)
Radio legend Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with us about “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-Organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others? What in our upbringing can interfere with this development? We relate this back to previous episodes (Hegel, Buber, etc.)... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-18)
239.thumbnailEpisode 27 - Serife Tekin
On Episode 27, Nick chats with Serife Tekin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York, about her childhood and adolescent years spent on the Aegean coast in Denizli, Turkey, her transition at Middle East Technical University from studying economics and mathematics to philosophy, her work in the philosophy of psychiatry that incorporates first-person a... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Sep-13)
240.thumbnailTranscendence and the ancients
If there's one subject you could write 800 pages on it would be Transcendence. But is it philosophy? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-03)
241.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part III)
Hello and welcome to Episode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part III).In the words of David Chalmers, “The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-10)
242.thumbnailShelly Kagan on Death and Deprivation
The process of dying can be horrible for many, but is there anything bad about death itself? The obvious answer is that deprives us of something that we might otherwise have experienced. But that leads to further philosophical issues...Shelly Kagan discusses some of these with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. (@philosophybites, 2017-Apr-18)
243.thumbnailElisabeth Schellekens Dammann on Disagreement About Taste
We certainly disagree about aesthetic judgments in a range of cases. But is anyone right? Is there no disputing about taste? Are all tastes equal? Elisabeth Schellekens Damman discusses disagreement about taste in this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration betwen the London Aesthetics Foru... (@philosophybites, 2017-Apr-18)
244.thumbnailHPI 48 - Taking Perspective - the Jain Theory of Standpoints
The Jain theory of standpoints or non-onesidedness (anekāntavāda) makes truth a matter of perspective. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Aug-06)
245.thumbnailEp37 - Philosophy in High School
In this thirty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Nick Caltagiarone, who’s been teaching history for 16 years at the West Chicago Community High School, and has taught philosophy there as well for 13 of those years. We spoke with Nick about “Philosophy in High School,” asking why and how to teach philosophy in high sc... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-30)
246.thumbnailThree things you should know about time
Confused about time? Let’s give presentism, eternalism, and the growing block a brisk work out. (@RadioNational, 2017-Aug-27)
247.thumbnailEpisode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part Two)
Continuing on Why Buddhism Is True. We discuss the "no self" doctrine as articulated in Buddha's Second Discourse and the modularity-of-mind theory that Bob claims supports it. What are the ethical implications, and do we really need meditation to achieve its alleged ethical benefits? Continued from part 1, or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Alphalpha Bhang" by Anto... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-11)
248.thumbnailEpisode 26 - Tony Chemero
On Episode 26, Nick chats with Tony Chemero, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and author of the book, 'Radical Embodied Cognitive Science,' about taking trips to the East Village as a kid to see punk rock shows, early interactions with Dan Dennett and Newton scholar George Smith, hanging out with computer scientists and psychologists during grad... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Sep-06)
249.thumbnailAndy Clark on The Extended Mind
Andy Clark, who with David Chalmers proposed the theory of the extended mind, explains what he means by this idea in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. (@philosophybites, 2017-Mar-18)
250.thumbnailEpisode 123: What Chilling Effect? (Intelligence Pt. 2)
It’s Part 2 of the Patreon listener selected episode! David and Tamler continue their discussion on intelligence from our last episode by tackling the radioactive topic of group differences and IQ. Are there reliable differences in IQ across races? Given that IQ is strongly heritable, and that racial categories are based (in part) on biological differences, does it follow that group differences ... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Sep-12)
251.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part II)
Hello and welcome to Episode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part II).In the words of David Chalmers, “The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there i... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-03)
252.thumbnailRationally Speaking #192 - Jesse Singal on “The problems with implicit bias tests”
This episode features science journalist Jesse Singal, who argues that the Implicit Associations Test (IAT) has been massively overhyped, and that in fact there's little evidence that it's measuring real-life bias. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Sep-03)
253.thumbnailThe Vim Reads the News- Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The First White President”
The Vim reads the news! This is the first of our episodes dedicated to articles not found on thevimblog.com. Today we discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ piece, “The First White President.” We unpack his argument and discuss a few other related issues. For instance, is Trump the natural conclusion of regular GOP politics or is he an aberration? And what about the practical, day to day stuff? If Trump ... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-13)
254.thumbnailStephen Davies on Art and Evolution
Why do we have art at all? There must be some evolutionary explanation. In this episode of the Aesthetics Bites podcast series, Stephen Davies discusses some of the evolutionary theories about where art came from in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics F... (@philosophybites, 2017-Mar-01)
255.thumbnailEileen John on Art and Morality
In this episode of Aesthetics Bites, Eileen John discusses some of the ways that art explores moral questions. Nigel Warburton is the interviewer. Aesthetics Bites is a series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics. (@philosophybites, 2017-Mar-01)
256.thumbnailHoP 283 - Jack Zupko on John Buridan
Peter speaks to Jack Zupko about John Buridan’s secular and parsimonious approach to philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jul-30)
257.thumbnailEp36 – Quality Philosophy for Everyone
This thirty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Cole Nasrallah, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the paper that she gave at the Future of Philosophical Practice seminar at the University of North Carolina Asheville in July of 2017. Cole’s paper was on “The Elements of High Value Philosophy and Audience Accessibi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-25)
258.thumbnailNEM Ep 54: Kaki King's Guitar Progression
www.nakedlyexaminedmusic.com (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-07)
259.thumbnailThe Politics of Wishful Thinking
In this episode, the normalcy bias becomes a normal topic. There are novelties, however. It's the first time we mention crackpots and prophets of doom. Wishful thinking on the Left is also picked apart and we puzzle over the case of the missing tweets. Zach execrates the concepts of optimism and pessimism (just in case anyone doubted he was the scold of the group). Be there or be square. Listen or... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-09)
260.thumbnailRemembering wars, lest we forget
The rituals of remembrance can be powerful and moving, but what moral lesson lies beneath? (@RadioNational, 2017-Aug-20)
261.thumbnailEpisode 25 - Adina Roskies
On Episode 25, Nick talks with Adina Roskies, the Helman Family Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Dartmouth College, about her life-changing undergraduate experience (filled with pedagogical nightmares) at Yale, graduate study and postdoctoral work in neuroscience and cognitive science, returning to complete a PhD in philosophy at MI... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Aug-30)
262.thumbnailEpisode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part One)
Bob joins the PEL four to discuss his new book Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Bob applies his expertise in evolutionary psychology to corroborate Buddhism's claims that we are deluded: about our desires, emotions, the unity of our selves, and the "essences" we project on things and people. And he thinks meditation can instill in the diligent the a... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-04)
263.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part I)
Hello and welcome to Episode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate: 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part I).In the words of David Chalmers, “The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there is... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Aug-27)
264.thumbnailHPI 47 - Jan Westerhoff on Nagarjuna
A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jul-23)
265.thumbnailPlato's Republic
Is it always better to be just than unjust? That is the central question of Plato's Republic, discussed here by Melvyn Bragg and guests. Writing in c380BC, Plato applied this question both to the individual and the city-state, considering earlier and current forms of government in Athens and potential forms, in which the ideal city might be ruled by philosophers. The Republic is arguably Plato's b... (@BBCInOurTime, 2017-Jun-29)
266.thumbnailEp34 - Saving American Culture in a Yurt
This thirty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Drs. Randall Auxier and John Shook, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the institute that they and Dr. Larry Hickman (not present in this interview) co-founded, the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought. Dr. Auxier is the author of Metaphysical Grafi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-18)
267.thumbnailNEM#53: David Brookings Is Obsessed
David has recorded seven albums since 2000. Usually one wants to avoid the term "Beatlesque," but David is a Beatles freak who once recorded his performances all 209 Beatles songs over 209 days. We discuss "Time to Go" from David Brookings and the Average Lookings (2016), "Dead Battery" from Chorus Verses the Bridge (2005), and the title track from Obsessed (2007). We conclude by listening to "If ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-01)
268.thumbnailWhy We Cannot See Disaster Coming
In this episode, three Vimmers strive to match Keith Olbermann's fever pitch of doom. They sound the alarm of the normalcy bias, a bias holding both Trump yea and naysayers in its thrall. Yes, both the Left and the Right stand accused of ignoring warning signs and 'normalizing' definitely abnormal and potentially dangerous situations. Zach highlights our tendency to rationalize our non-/pre-/irrat... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-02)
269.thumbnailOn being vulnerable
It’s a promise as old as Buddha: make the right choices and you can put an end to your suffering. But is it the wrong end of the stick? (@RadioNational, 2017-Aug-13)
270.thumbnailRationally Speaking #191 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on "What the internet can tell us about human nature" (Fixed)
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz and Julia discuss the insights new research gives us into which parts of the USA are more racist, what kinds of strategies reduce racism, and whether the internet is making political polarization worse. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Aug-21)
271.thumbnailHoP 282 - Portrait of the Artist - John Buridan
The hipster’s choice for favorite scholastic, John Buridan, sets out a nominalist theory of knowledge and language, and explains the workings of free will. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jul-16)
272.thumbnailEpisode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle"
Mark and Seth ask Doug Lain (Zero Squared), Brett O'Shea (Revolutionary Left Radio), and C. Derick Varn (Symptomatic Redness) what they think of Debord and PEL's treatment of the book on Ep #170. End song: "Open Your Eyes (Wake Up)" from Tyler Hislop, interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #24. Go to blueapron.com/PEL for three free meals with free shipping. Get 20% off your first pair of underwear... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-28)
273.thumbnailMale Circumcision
Should we ban male circumcision? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Sep-11)
274.thumbnailEpisode 24, The A. C. Grayling Interview (Part II)
Hello and welcome to Episode 24 (Part II/II) The A. C. Grayling Interview.Philosopher and master of the New College of the Humanities professor A. C. Grayling is considered by many to be amongst the greatest and most influential philosophers of our time. Professor Grayling has published around 40 bo... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Aug-20)
275.thumbnailEpisode 122: Nothing but a "G" Thing (Intelligence Pt. 1)
David and Tamler do their best to talk frankly about intelligence and IQ research. (It's our Patreon listener-selected topic! We probably would never have chosen this one on our own...). Is intelligence a meaningful, definable concept? Can we reliably test for it? How much of the variability in IQ across individuals is due to heritable factors? Are people with higher IQ happier, wealthier, or heal... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Aug-29)
276.thumbnailEp33 - Cakes, Capes, and Culture Wars
This thirty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. John Corvino of Wayne State University, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about religious liberty and discrimination, the topics of his most recent book, as well as the HERO award he received for 25 years of advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues. John was celebrated in 2017, receivi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-10)
277.thumbnailEpisode #110 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 3 - The Culture Industry
Today we talk about an important chapter from The Dialectic of Enlightenment entitled The Culture Industry. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Sep-07)
278.thumbnailCauses, effects, and hidden powers
If there’s anything you can bank on it’s cause and effect; Stephen Mumford on an indispensable first principle. (@RadioNational, 2017-Aug-06)
279.thumbnailHPI 46 - No Four Ways About It - Nagarjuna’s Tetralemma
Nāgārjuna’s four-fold argument scheme, the tetralemma (catuṣkoṭi). (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jul-09)
280.thumbnailEpisode 24, The A. C. Grayling Interview (Part I)
Hello and welcome to Episode 24 (Part I/II) The A. C. Grayling Interview.Philosopher and master of the New College of the Humanities professor A. C. Grayling is considered by many to be amongst the greatest and most influential philosophers of our time. Professor Grayling has published around 40 boo... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Aug-13)
281.thumbnailNEM#52: Kim Rancourt's Authentic NYC Rock n' Roll
Kim is a poet, archivist, and New York City tour guide. We discuss his album plum plumfeaturing “The Dream Band”: his producer friend Don Fleming, Joe Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and NEM guest Gary Lucas. We discuss “Circle’s Gotta Go” and “Arizona Burning,” and conclude with “Claudine.” We also discuss “I Comb My Hair with My Hand” by Jad Fair a... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-21)
282.thumbnailEpisode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part Two)
More on the 1967 Situtationist book. Do we buy Debord's critique? Is any merely partial critique (i.e. no revolution) just more spectacle? Is technology inherently dehumanizing? Don't these passivity/anti-technology arguments even apply to books? Could Debord's model of authenticity catch on in society as a whole? Start with part 1, or get the Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Millio... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-21)
283.thumbnailEp32 - The Public Philosopher and the Gadfly: Return of the Curry!
This thirty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features a follow-up interview with Dr. Tommy J Curry of Texas A&M University (who featured in Ep9 before this one), on the controversy and death threats that he endured when a piece was published mischaracterizing his work in The American Conservative. Dr. Curry is the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, an... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-05)
284.thumbnailEpisode 028: David Livingstone Smith on Dehumanization
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher David Livingstone Smith about dehumanization, it’s history, the role of race in dehumanizing practices, how monsters are made, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Aug-31)
285.thumbnailHoP 281 - Monica Green on Medieval Medicine
An interview with Monica Green reveals parallels between medicine and philosophy in the middle ages. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jul-02)
286.thumbnailWine: a matter of taste?
What a good quaffing can reveal about being objective about the subjective; raise a glass to the philosophy of wine. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jul-30)
287.thumbnailEp31 - Sports Fan I Am
In this thirty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Erin Tarver, author of The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity. Dr. Tarver is assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University's Oxford College in Georgia. She is the author of numerous essays and the co-editor of Feminist... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-31)
288.thumbnailEpisode 23, John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Hello and welcome to Episode 23 (Part II/II) on John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy. The following is a quotation from Colin Heydt: Writing of John Stuart Mill a few days after Mill’s death, Henry Sidgwic... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Aug-06)
289.thumbnailRationally Speaking #190 - Amanda Askell on "Pascal's Wager and other low risks with high stakes"
This episode features philosopher Amanda Askell, who (though not religious herself) argues that it's much trickier to rebut Pascal's Wager than most people think. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Aug-06)
290.thumbnailEpisode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part One)
What is culture? In modern capitalism, Debord’s 1967 book describes it as all about the economy. It’s not just our jobs that keep us trapped, but our life outside of working hours is also demanded by “the system” via our activity as consumers, and this commoditization infiltrates every corner of our lives. Debord wants us to WAKE UP, break our chains, and live lives of immediacy, vitality,... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-14)
291.thumbnailEpisode 121: The Beauty of Illusion - David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"
Guest Yoel Inbar joins David and Tamler to break down David Lynch’s dreamy masterpiece Mulholland Drive. (FULL SPOILERS – watch before you listen!) What’s real and what’s illusion? What happens when our illusions unravel? How do expectations affect our experience? How can artists use our expectations to manipulate our emotions? Come for the questions, stay for the answers – or at least ... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Aug-15)
292.thumbnailHPI 45 - Motion Denied - Nagarjuna on Change
Nāgārjuna applies his emptiness theory to motion, change, and cognition. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jun-25)
293.thumbnailTEASER-Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part Two)
Some audio tidbits to hint at the analytic glories in the second half of our discussion, getting deeper into the psychoanalytic/existential interpretations of the film. Get the discussion at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife or with a PEL Citizenship. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-12)
294.thumbnailEp30 - Private Government
In this thirtieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Elizabeth Anderson about her new book, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk About It). She recently published a piece on the book on Vox.com. Dr. Anderson is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and the John Dewey Disting... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-25)
295.thumbnailEpisode #109 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 2 - The Enlightenment
Today we talk about the Frankfurt School critique of enlightenment style thinking and Herbert Marcuse's book One Dimensional Man. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Aug-26)
296.thumbnailFree speech, campus protests, and the right to silence
University students calling for deplatforming are making a curious claim about free speech. But what is it exactly? (@RadioNational, 2017-Jul-23)
297.thumbnailEp35 - BC 6 - 10,000 Downloads Celebration and Giveaway!
This thirty-fifth episode, a short breadcrumb, is being released early to announce the fact that Philosophy Bakes Bread has reached the exciting early milestone of 10,000 episode downloads! We also wanted to put this out early, given that we're setting a deadline to enter our celebration give-away: October 1st, 2017! For the text of this episode, put out early given the deadline, see the transcri... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-24)
298.thumbnailEp29 - What's the Public Got to Do with It?
In this twenty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Drs. Amanda Fulford and Naomi Hodgson, on the topics of "What is the public?" and understanding philosophy as education - sung in a Tina Turner voice: "What's the Public Got to Do with It, Got to Do with It?" Dr. Fulford is Reader in the Philosophy of E... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-22)
299.thumbnailEpisode 23, John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Hello and welcome to Episode 23 (Part I/II) on John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy. The following is a quotation from Colin Heydt: Writing of John Stuart Mill a few days after Mill’s death, Henry Sidgwick... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jul-30)
300.thumbnailHoP 280 - Get to the Point - Fourteenth Century Physics
Ockham, Buridan, Oresme and Francis of Marchia explore infinity, continuity, atomism, and the impetus involved in motion. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jun-18)
301.thumbnailPEL Special: Combat & Classics on Rousseau's "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences"
A new podcast for the PEL Podcast Network! Meet Jeff, Lise, and Brian, who are joined by Wes and Dylan to discuss Rousseau's claim that the arts and sciences lead to "moral corruption." Get more C&C on the PEL site or at combatandclassics.org. Become a PEL Citizen to attend a C&C online seminar on Nietzsche's ”Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” on Aug. 14, 8pm EST. Your support for PE... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-07)
302.thumbnailEpisode 24 - David Baker
On Episode 24, Nick chats with David Baker, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, about the importance of having an intellectual peer group across one's life and career, studying philosophy of physics at Princeton, the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, his work on supersymmetry, disagreements among philosophers of science concerning metaphys... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Jul-31)
303.thumbnailHypocrisy
What's wrong with hypocrisy? The Philosopher's Arms, everyone's favourite abstract pub, is back with a pint and a philosophical conundrum. This week, presenter Matthew Sweet is joined at at the bar by philosopher Lisa Bortolotti and political scientist David Runciman. Plus human rights activist, Peter Tatchell, who in the past has publicly exposed people whom he has accused of hypocrisy. Produce... (@DrMatthewSweet, 2017-Feb-28)
304.thumbnailSwearing
Matthew Sweet examines knotty philosophical conundrums in an abstract pub. (@DrMatthewSweet, 2017-Feb-28)
305.thumbnailCake or Biscuit?
Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit? A tough question for Matthew Sweet and the drinkers at The Philosopher's Arms, a pub offering both beer and philosophy. Among those helping him resolve this important conundrum are a Cambridge professor of philosophy and a former winner of the Great British Bake Off, who will be turning up in the pub with a very large, and possibly quite tasty, Jaffa Cake. Pr... (@DrMatthewSweet, 2017-Feb-28)
306.thumbnailEp28 - Philosophy in Nature
In this twenty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Andrea Christelle, co-founder of the Sedona Philosophy Experience, on the topic of "philosophy in nature." According to their Web site, the Sedona Philosophy Experience "was conceived by four university professors who had the crazy idea to bring th... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-18)
307.thumbnailRemembering Zygmunt Bauman and Hubert Dreyfus
Bauman and Dreyfus: remembering two greats who engaged deeply with powerful forces of our time. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jul-16)
308.thumbnailNEM Ep 51: Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash): The Privilege of a Legacy
Britain's Wishbone Ash started in 1969 and has released 25+ albums, with guitarist/singer Andy the sole member left from the original band. We discuss "American Century" from Blue Horizon (2014), "Master of Disguise" from Bare Bones (1999), and "Roads of Day to Day" (1970, released on First Light (2007). End song: “In Crisis” from The Power of Eternity (2007). Intro music: "Blowin' Free" from ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-04)
309.thumbnailEp27 - Leadership and Civic Engagement
In this twenty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Drs. Danielle Lake, Judy Whipps, and Mike Ricco, all of Grand Valley State University. Danielle was featured in episode 12 ("That's a Wicked Problem You've Got There") of the show and was kind enough to join us again. She and Judy both teach philosoph... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-17)
310.thumbnailHPI 44 - It All Depends - Nagarjuna on Emptiness
Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jun-11)
311.thumbnailRationally Speaking #189 - Stephan Guyenet on "What causes obesity?"
In this episode Julia sits down with neuroscientist and obesity researcher Stephan Guyenet, to talk about what scientists know so far about the causes of obesity, and in particular the brain's role in regulating weight gain. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Jul-23)
312.thumbnailEpisode 22, John Locke's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 22 (Part II/II) on John Locke's Political Philosophy. Born in Somerset, England 1632 and died in Essex, at the age of 72 in 1704, John Locke was among the most famous philosophers and political theorists of the 17th century. Locke’s main political work, Two Treatise of... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jul-23)
313.thumbnailEpisode #108 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 1 - Introduction
Today we talk about The Frankfurt School. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Aug-17)
314.thumbnailEpisode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part One)
On the 1958 film and articles including Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" (1975) and Robin Wood's "Vertigo" (1965). What's the nature of love/lust? Are we really just loving an image we've built while remaining fundamentally isolated? And is it just an illusionary social construct that keeps us all from feeling fundamental vertigo? Lacan, existentialism, and more! Part 2 is for... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-31)
315.thumbnailEpisode 23 - Heather Douglas
On Episode 22, Nick chats with Heather Douglas, the Waterloo Chair in Science and Society at the University of Waterloo, about her early work on Millikan's famous oil drop experiment and how he cheated his graduate student out of a Nobel prize, idiosyncrasies in academic culture, differences in Canadian and US science policy, how democratic societies, scientists, and philosophers of... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Jul-24)
316.thumbnailEp26 - BC5 - Thanks & an Outtake
This twenty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special "breadcrumb" episode with Dr. Annie Davis Weber, who was featured in Episode 25. We have some thanks to give for listener feedback and we had a big laugh after recording an episode, about a line that ended up in the episode with Annie. Thanks for feedback from Thomas O'Connor for his tweet, as well as one ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-12)
317.thumbnailHoP 279 - Quadrivial Pursuits - the Oxford Calculators
Bradwardine and other thinkers based at Oxford make breakthroughs in physics by applying mathematics to motion. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Jun-04)
318.thumbnailEnid Blyton—the moral of the story
She might not be in vogue these days, but for one Cambridge philosopher Enid Blyton is serious moral business. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jul-09)
319.thumbnailNEM Ep 50: Anton Barbeau's Neo-Psychedelic Musings
Californian-turned-British singer-songwriter Anton has released over 25 albums since 1993, generally moving from alterna-guitar-pop to colorful-pychedelic, but remaining tuneful. We discuss “High Noon” and (and listen to “Swindon”) from Magic Act (2016), “Dust Beneath My Wings” by Three Minute Tease (2011) and its subsequent incarnations, and the title track from In the Village of the ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-29)
320.thumbnailDo victims have obligations too?
Are you a victim of crime? What are YOUR obligations? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Aug-13)
321.thumbnailRoger Bacon
The 13th-century English philosopher Roger Bacon is perhaps best known for his major work the Opus Maius. Commissioned by Pope Clement IV, this extensive text covered a multitude of topics from mathematics and optics to religion and moral philosophy. He is also regarded by some as an early pioneer of the modern scientific method. Bacon's erudition was so highly regarded that he came to be known as... (@BBCInOurTime, 2017-Apr-20)
322.thumbnailEpisode 22, John Locke's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 22 (Part I/II) on John Locke's Political Philosophy.  Born in Somerset, England 1632 and died in Essex, at the age of 72 in 1704, John Locke was among the most famous philosophers and po... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jul-16)
323.thumbnailThe Morality of "Economic Anxiety"
In the crescendoing finale of a three-part series on "economy anxiety", Zach argues that pleading economic anxiety is akin to "slapping you and then telling you that you should empathize with my choice to slap you." It's moral harm 'justifying' moral harm. Not uncontroversial stuff. Read the article this episode is based on: https://thevimblog.com/2017/03/31/my-myth-of-economic-anxiety/ ... (@thevimblog, 2017-Jul-29)
324.thumbnailHPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains
An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-May-28)
325.thumbnailEpisode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part Two)
More on Darwin's famous book. Why does it matter for philosophy, beyond providing an alternative to intelligent design? Is it really anti-religious? How can well tell if it's really a scientific theory? Talking about a species evolving trait X to enable survival sounds teleological; is it really, and is that bad? Why would the mind develop through natural selection? Continues from part 1, or just ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-24)
326.thumbnailEp25 - Assessing Assessment
In this twenty-fifth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Annie Davis Weber of the University of Kentucky on "Assessing Assessment: The Philosophy Behind Measuring Student Success in Higher Education." Dr. Annie Davis Weber is Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at the ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-05)
327.thumbnailEp24 - BC4 - Teaching Kids about Pessimism
This twenty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is another "breadcrumb" with Dr. Mariana Alessandri of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In this breadcrumb, we talk about how to talk to our kids about the little engine that couldn't, or quixotic pessimism, the focus of our full-length episode 22. Episode 22 of the show was titled "The Little Engine that Cou... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jul-05)
328.thumbnailEpisode 120: Clap Your Hand for Robert Wright
Special guest Robert Wright joins the podcast to discuss his latest book "Why Buddhism is True." What is the Buddhist conception of not-self? When we become aware that the boundaries between us and the world are fluid, what is the “we” that arrives at this insight? Can daily meditation make you less of a dick? How does evolutionary psychology bear on these questions? Plus, Dave horrifies Ta... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Jul-25)
329.thumbnailAn answer for Carlo Rovelli and his quantum question
Carlo Rovelli is a physicist in need of a philosopher, and we’ve found one who's happy to help. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jul-02)
330.thumbnailHoP 278 - Sara Uckelman on Obligations
Sara Uckelman soundly defeats Peter in the medieval logical game of “obligations.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-May-21)
331.thumbnailNEM Ep 49: Scott McCaughey Minus 5 Plus Young Fresh Fellows Equals Magic
Scott established himself fronting Seattle’s Young Fresh Fellows staring in 1981 and then around 1994 joined R.E.M. as a recording/touring member and started The Minus 5 with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. We discuss The Minus 5’s “In the Ground” from Dungeon Golds (2015), “All the Time” from their Old Liquidator (1995), and “Weymer Never Dies” from their Of Monkees and Men(2016). We concl... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-20)
332.thumbnailEp23 - BC3 - Who Bakes Bread Anymore?
This twenty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special edition of the show that we call a "breadcrumb." A Breadcrumb is a short, 8-20 minute episode that was cut off from a longer show, that's a collage of little clips, or that is a response to listener feedback. Today's breadcrumb episode features Dr. Mariana Alessandri of the University of Texas Rio Grande Va... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-30)
333.thumbnailThe Origins of "Economic Anxiety"
Origins stories are in vogue. Economic Anxiety needs its origin story. Where does it come from? What's its appeal? What's its basis? Spoiler: it's probably not reality. Justin and Zach explore the aspects of economic anxiety that made this Manichean meme into the punditocracy's go-to explanation of the 2016 election. Read the article this episode is based on: https://thevimblog.com/2017... (@thevimblog, 2017-Jul-23)
334.thumbnailRationally Speaking #188 - Robert Kurzban on "Being strategically wrong"
In this episode, recorded live at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, Julia interviews evolutionary psychologist Rob Kurzban, author of "Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite." (@Rspodcast, 2017-Jul-09)
335.thumbnailEpisode 21, Thomas Hobbes's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 21 (Part II of II) on Thomas Hobbes's Political Philosophy.Few political thinkers can be considered as influential as Thomas Hobbes. Published in 1651, Hobbes’s most famous work, the Leviathan (or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil), argues ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jul-09)
336.thumbnailEp22 - The Little Engine that Couldn't
In this twenty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Mariana Alessandri of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on the topic of "The Little Engine that Couldn't." Dr. Alessandri is an assistant professor of philosophy at UTRGV. She has published in The New York Times, Times Higher Educat... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-29)
337.thumbnailThe military, moral injury, and Nancy Sherman
This year’s Alan Saunders Memorial Lecturer—Nancy Sherman—has something to say about the military. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jun-25)
338.thumbnailEpisode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part One)
On Charles Darwin's 1859 book, ch. 1-4, 6, and 14. What are the philosophical ramifications of Darwin's theory of evolution? We go through Darwin's arguments, compare his views to other theories of evolution like Lamarck's, and talk about how an evolutionary way of looking at things has influenced philosophers. Continue with part 2 or get your unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-17)
339.thumbnailSeneca the Younger
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Seneca the Younger, who was one of the first great writers to live his entire life in the world of the new Roman empire, after the fall of the Republic. He was a Stoic philosopher, he wrote blood-soaked tragedies, he was an orator, and he navigated his way through the reigns of Caligula, Claudius and Nero, sometimes exercising power at the highest level and at other... (@BBCInOurTime, 2017-Feb-23)
340.thumbnailHPI 42 - In Good Taste - The Aesthetics of Rasa
Bharata’s Nāṭya-Śāstra and later works from Kashmir explore the idea of rasa, an emotional response to drama, music, and poetry. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-May-14)
341.thumbnailEp21 - BC2 - What to Do About Wicked Problems? Voicemail and Response Breadcrumb
This twenty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special edition of the show that we call a "breadcrumb." A Breadcrumb is a short, 8-20 minute episode that was cut off from a longer show, that's a collage of little clips, or, as in this case, that is a response to listener feedback. Today's breadcrumb episode is a bigger version of what in the past we called a "Y... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-24)
342.thumbnailThe Myth of "Economic Anxiety"
Economic Anxiety? Economic Anxiety. Economic Anxiety! The meme-cum-trope came hard and took op-ed columns by storm in 2016. Two Vimmers open up a three-part series in which they peel back the layers of this specious analysis. In this first episode, they discuss Zach's thesis that economic anxiety is a mere front-cum-pretext for something nefarious. Tune in to find out... Read the article this... (@thevimblog, 2017-Jul-17)
343.thumbnailHoP 277 - Trivial Pursuits - Fourteenth Century Logic
The scholastics discuss the ambiguity of terms, the nature of logical inference, and logical paradoxes, and play the game of “obligations.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-May-07)
344.thumbnailEp20 - Is the Cross Examined Life Worth Living?
In this twentieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Chris Tatem, a Clerk of Courts in Wyoming and the host of the Cross Examined Life podcast. Chris has always been interested in philosophical questions. Early on, he asked his teachers and parents endless questions. At an early age, he wrote Socratic dialo... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-22)
345.thumbnailEpisode 21, Thomas Hobbes's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 21 (Part I of II) on Thomas Hobbes's Political Philosophy.Few political thinkers can be considered as influential as Thomas Hobbes. Published in 1651, Hobbes’s most famous work, the Leviathan (or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil), argues t... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jul-02)
346.thumbnailOn prison sentencing: what matters?
A philosopher receives a 12-year jail sentence for having sex with someone who can’t speak. Then things get interesting. Peter Singer and Marcia Baron on suffering as a guide to sentencing. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jun-18)
347.thumbnailEpisode #107 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt .3 - Responsibility
Today we talk about part three of Simone De Beauvoir's work The Ethics of Ambiguity. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Jul-29)
348.thumbnailEpisode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Part Two)
Continuing on David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779), with guest Stephen West. We get further into what’s wrong with the design argument and why Hume thinks that it’s merely a verbal dispute whether we want to say that God designed the orderly universe or just say that the universe is orderly. Also, the problem of evil! Listen to part 1 first, or get the ad-free, unbroken ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-10)
349.thumbnailEpisode 119: A Brief History of Values
What happens when we discover why we believe the things we believe? What if we discover that our values are the product of our cultural tradition, or personal experience, or natural selection? Should we be more skeptical of our values once we learn their history? Plus, data on Google porn searches reveal that you're all a bunch of sick fucks. (@verybadwizards, 2017-Jul-12)
350.thumbnailHPI 41 - Monima Chadha on Indian Philosophy of Mind
Monima Chadha takes Peter through Buddhist-Hindu debates over mind and self. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Apr-30)
351.thumbnailNEM Ep 48: Thalia Zedek's Slow Burn Memory Games
Most famous for her 90s New York grunge band Come, Thalia has since 2001 put out six albums and some EPs, with a stripped-down yet not acoustic sound that makes good use of her low, smoky voice and tasteful electric guitar, often accompanied by viola and/or piano with prominent drums. We discuss “Northwest Branch” by The Thalia Zedek Band from Eve (2016); opening music is “Afloat,” also fr... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-09)
352.thumbnailRationally Speaking #187 - Jason Weeden on "Do people vote based on self-interest?"
This episode features psychologist Jason Weeden, arguing that self-interest is a much bigger determinant of voter behavior than most political scientists think it is. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Jun-26)
353.thumbnailHoP 276 - Back to the Future - Foreknowledge and Predestination
Scotus, Ockham, and Bradwardine ask how we can be free if God knows and chooses the things we will do in the future. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Apr-23)
354.thumbnailEpisode 20, Plato's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 20 (Part II of II) on Plato's Political Philosophy.This episode benchmarks the beginning of our mini-series on political philosophy. Plato provides a strong critique of democracy through his formulation of a utopian city-state. By attempting to find justice in the city, Plato prom... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jun-25)
355.thumbnailEp19 - On Anger and Forgiveness
In this nineteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago on the topic of "Anger and Forgiveness," the subject of her recent book by that name, which is available both as a printed book and as an audio book. Dr. Nussbaum has been named one of the most influential ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-14)
356.thumbnailCarlo Rovelli and his quantum problem
Carlo Rovelli on the desperate need for some conceptual engineering to dig quantum thinking out of a deep black hole. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jun-11)
357.thumbnailHPI 40 - Mind out of Matter - Materialist Theories of the Self
Pāyasi and the Cārvāka anticipate modern-day theories of mind by arguing that there is no independent soul; rather thought emerges from the body. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Apr-16)
358.thumbnailEpisode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Philosophize This! Crossover) (Part One)
On David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779). How would a scientifically minded person argue for the existence of God? In Hume’s dialogue, a character named Cleanthes argues from this point of view for God’s existence based on the complexity and order apparent in nature: It looks designed. But how good is that argument, and is it enough to prove an infinite God of the traditi... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jul-03)
359.thumbnailHoP 275 - Keeping it Real - Responses to Ockham
Walter Burley flies the flag for realism against Ockham and other nominalists. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Apr-09)
360.thumbnailWilliam Godwin: rebel for love, happiness, and anarchy
The Utilitarians have given us a big idea to live by, transforming life in ways we take for granted today. One of their number challenges us to take it further. (@RadioNational, 2017-Jun-04)
361.thumbnailEpisode 20, Plato's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 20 (Part I of II) on Plato's Political Philosophy.This episode benchmarks the beginning of our mini-series on political philosophy. Plato provides a strong critique of democracy through his formulation of a utopian city-state. By attempting to find justice in the city, Plato promp... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jun-18)
362.thumbnailEpisode #106 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt. 2 - The Ethics of Ambiguity
Today we talk about the first half of The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone De Beauvoir. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Jul-19)
363.thumbnailEp18 - Creating Community through Dialogue
In this eighteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Chris Long of Michigan State University on the topic of "Creating Community through Dialogue." Chris is a co-founder of The Public Philosophy Journal and is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State. Dr. Long's research has focused on ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Jun-05)
364.thumbnailHPI 39 - The Wolf’s Footprint - Indian Naturalism
The Cārvāka or Lokāyata tradition rejects the efficacy of ritual and belief in the afterlife, and restricts knowledge to the realm of sense-perception. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Apr-02)
365.thumbnailHoP 274 - Susan Brower-Toland on Ockham’s Philosophy of Mind
An interview with Susan Brower-Toland covering Ockham’s views on cognition, consciousness, and memory. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Mar-26)
366.thumbnailEpisode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part Two)
Concluding on the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670) and Tractatus Politicus (1677). What's the relationship between ethics, reason, and revelation? What could "faith" possibly mean to a hard-core rationalist like Spinoza? Is it possible to buy into the non-denominational "true religion" without believing any of the dogmas of traditional religion at all? And what kinds of limits on free speech ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-26)
367.thumbnailEpisode 118: We Don't Love Them Hoax
David and Tamler try to put the topic of campus politics to bed once and for all – with limited success. First, we get into a big fight about the prevalence and danger of political correctness in American universities. We junked that recording, and tried to distill our best points into a new one. (Trust us – it was for the best.) We also narrow down all the topic recommendations from our belov... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Jun-28)
368.thumbnailHPI 38 - A Day in the Life - Theories of Time
Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Mar-19)
369.thumbnailEp17 - The Wisdom in Humor
In this seventeenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview the New York Times Best-selling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein. Danny Klein has written comedy for Lily Tomlin, Flip Wilson, and others, and published scores of fiction and non-fiction books—from thril... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-May-31)
370.thumbnailMottainai: a philosophy of waste
Mottainai combines elements of Buddhism and Shinto to create a nuanced approach to the environment and wasteful practices. (@RadioNational, 2017-May-28)
371.thumbnailHoP 273 - What Do You Think? - Ockham on Mental Language
How the language of thought relates to spoken and written language, according to William of Ockham. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Mar-12)
372.thumbnailEpisode 22 - Colin Klein
On Episode 22, Nick chats with Colin Klein, Australian Research Council Future Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University in Sydney, about engaging in pre-Reddit philosophical debates over the early internet, his humbling experience going from from a small liberal arts college to graduate study at Princeton, idealizing explanations in scienc... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Jun-15)
373.thumbnailRationally Speaking #186 - Tania Lombrozo on "Why we evolved the urge to explain"
Humans have an innate urge to reach for explanations of the world around us. This episode features psychologist and philosopher Tania Lombrozo, discussing her research on what purpose explanation serves. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Jun-11)
374.thumbnailEpisode 19, Mind, Body and Consciousness (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 19 (Part II of II) on Mind, Body and Consciousness.For Episode 19, I'm joined by Gregory Miller and Dr Thom Atkinson from the University of Liverpool. As well as introducing the questions and problems surrounding consciousness and mind; we'll be discussing substance dualism, ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jun-11)
375.thumbnailHPI 37 - The Whole Story - Vaisesika on Complexity and Causation
The Vaiśeṣika response to Buddhist skepticism about wholes made up of parts. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Mar-05)
376.thumbnailHoP 272 - A Close Shave - Ockham’s Nominalism
Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Feb-26)
377.thumbnailEpisode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part One)
On Benedict de Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670), ch. 12-20 and the Tractatus Politicus (1677). What’s the relationship between ethics and political power? Given that religious factions tend to create strife, what’s the optimal role of the government in mitigating that damage? Is theocracy in any way a good idea? Don’t wait for the rest of the discussion! Get the ad-free, unb... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-19)
378.thumbnailNEM Ep 47: Jason Falkner: Mid-Fi One-Man Moments
After stints with The Three O'Clock and Jellyfish, Jason co-fronted The Grays and then worked solo, also playing with Beck, Aimee Mann, Paul McCartney, etc. and acting as one-man-backing-band/producer for other artists. Songs: "Sincero Amore" and (ending with) "Horror Show" from Make It Be (2017) with R. Stevie Moore, "The Lie in Me" from All Quiet on the Noise Floor (2009), and "Both Belong," by ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-19)
379.thumbnailEp16 - On Disability and American Philosophy
This sixteenth episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread aired on WRFL Lexington, 88.1 FM, on Monday, April 17th of 2017, and was a special episode on the subject of disability and American philosophy. It was another special episode recorded on location at a conference, except for Eric Weber, who skyped in from a closet in Ohio. This episode features four guests who were all on a panel at the annual gathe... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-May-24)
380.thumbnailAwesome ethics and the art of mushroom blading
Forget the meaning of life; an ethical definition of awesome is far more important. (@RadioNational, 2017-May-21)
381.thumbnailProfiling
Profiling is commonplace? But is it ethical? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Jul-10)
382.thumbnailEpisode 19, Mind, Body and Consciousness (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 19 (Part I of II) on Mind, Body and Consciousness.For Episode 19, I'm joined by Gregory Miller and Dr Thom Atkinson from the University of Liverpool. As well as introducing the questions and problems surrounding consciousness and mind; we'll be discussing substance dualism, m... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Jun-05)
383.thumbnailEpisode #105 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 6 - The Self
Today a cloudy, muddled brain weary from fighting off sickness talks about Sartre's view on the self. Thank you for your patience. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Jul-09)
384.thumbnailStones rolling and the joy of ordinary objects
The structure of the universe is written in stone—maybe. Dana Goswick talks metaphysics. (@RadioNational, 2017-May-14)
385.thumbnailEpisode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part Two)
Continuing on the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670), ch. 1–11. We go more into natural laws vs. ordinances; does it make sense to say that God makes rules for people? Also, how does Spinoza deal with alleged miracles given that natural laws are absolute regularities? Continued from part 1, or get the ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL! Get The Rise and Fall of Dodo at nealstephe... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-12)
386.thumbnailNEM Ep 46: Chandler Travis: Strongman of North America
Chandler was a comedian in the ’70s, launched a rock group in the ’80s, and has released dozens of albums, fronting multiple bands at a time. We discuss “The Strongman of North America” by The Chandler Travis Philharmonic from Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1 (2017), “The Crutch of Music” by the Catbirds from Catbirds Say Yeah (2012), and “Fluffy” by the Philharmonic from Llama Rhymes (... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-12)
387.thumbnailRationally Speaking #185 - Hans Noel on "The role of ideology in politics"
Julia talks with political scientist Hans Noel about why the Democrats became the party of liberalism and the Republicans the party of conservatism. (@Rspodcast, 2017-May-28)
388.thumbnailEpisode 18, Albert Camus (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 18 (Part II of II) on Albert Camus. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is perhaps the most read philosopher of the 20th century. Camus is generally considered to be the father of absurdism, the idea th... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-May-28)
389.thumbnailEpisode 21 - Roman Frigg
On Episode 21, Nick chats with Roman Frigg, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science, about growing up in Basel, Switzerland playing in the youth symphony orchestra, studying quantum and statistical mechanics to understand "what makes physics tick," working with his PhD advisor Nancy... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Jun-01)
390.thumbnailEpisode 117: Extended Minds, Extended Foreskins
David and Tamler break down a recent classic in the philosophy of mind: "The Extended Mind" by Andy Clark and David Chalmers. What is boundary of your mind? Is it contained with your body, or does it extend to the external environment--to your laptop, notebook, smartphone and more? Is this a purely terminological question, or one with practical and moral significance? And what is the role of ... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Jun-13)
391.thumbnailA deathly conversation: Part 3
When I die will I be dead? Sam Baron with a final look at the ultimate mystery (@RadioNational, 2017-May-07)
392.thumbnailEpisode 20 - Dominic Murphy
On Episode 20, Nick chats with Dominic Murphy, Associate Professor & Director of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney, about his early days as a naturalistic philosopher of mind, his pioneering work in the philosophy of psychiatry, his new work on self-representation in the cognitive neurosciences, the problem of cultural variation in psychiatry... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-May-26)
393.thumbnailEpisode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part One)
On Benedict de Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670), ch. 1–11. For Spinoza, the Bible was a political issue, and he was interested in a way to read it that didn't lead to people fighting wars and persecuting each other. Spinoza argues that a respectful reading is one that looks for the central message and doesn't paper over many places where the text was tailored to its original audie... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Jun-05)
394.thumbnailEpisode 18, Albert Camus (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 18 (Part I of II) on Albert Camus. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is perhaps the most read philosopher of the 20th century. Camus is generally considered to be the father of absurdism, the idea tha... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-May-21)
395.thumbnailConfucius says …
Roger Ames on what Confucius might say to the modern world. (@RadioNational, 2017-Apr-30)
396.thumbnailThe other L word
The topic that’s sure to crash a conversation; the existentialists had a crack at it, but it might not be the best approach. (@RadioNational, 2017-Apr-23)
397.thumbnailRationally Speaking #184 - Gregory Clark on "What caused the industrial revolution?"
This episode features economic historian Gregory Clark, author of A Farewell to Alms and one of the leading scholars of the industrial revolution. (@Rspodcast, 2017-May-14)
398.thumbnailEpisode 17, Jean-Paul Sartre (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 17 (Part II of II) on Jean-Paul Sartre. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was arguably the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. The quintessential existentialist, Sartre encapsulates ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-May-14)
399.thumbnailEp15 - Part II of II on Teaching Philosophy to First-Gen College Students
This fifteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Jackie Kegley of California State University Bakersfield and Dr. Bertha Alvarez Manninen of Arizona State University, on the topic of the value of and challenges for Teaching philosophy to first generation college students. Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in on... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Apr-26)
400.thumbnailEpisode 19 - Jason Robert
On Episode 19, Nick chats with Jason Robert, the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences at Arizona State University, about his early work on the "selling" of the Human Genome Project, philosophical issues in human genetics, doing philosophy of biology in order to do better bioethics, and his ongoing ambition to contribute to debates about the... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-May-18)
401.thumbnailEpisode 116: Pain, Pleasure, and Peer-Reviewed Penises
David and Tamler break down the latest small-stakes academic controversy--yes the one about conceptual penises. Does the recent "Sokal-like" hoax expose the ideological extremism of gender studies? Or does it show that certain portions of the "skeptic" community are susceptible to the same biases as their opponents? In the main segment they discuss the problems with measuring pain, pleasure, and ... (@verybadwizards, 2017-May-31)
402.thumbnailEp14 - BC1 - How to Begin Philosophy with Children
This fourteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special new edition of the show. It's the first of what we are calling a "Breadcrumb." A Breadcrumb is a short, 8-15 minute episode that was cut off from a longer show, or that's a collage of little clips. We may occasionally also record short Breadcrumb episode to have a little more time for a proper "You Tell Me" s... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Apr-22)
403.thumbnailLove has its reasons
Be careful with your intuitions about love; they might be all wrong. (@RadioNational, 2017-Apr-16)
404.thumbnailNakedly Examined Music: Steve Hackett, Nik Kershaw, Ken Stringfellow, Robbie Fulks
PEL Network crossover magic, featuring clips (a full song plus explanation) from four recent episodes of Mark's other podcast. Hear the full episodes and many more at nakedlyexaminedmusic.com. Steve was the guitarist for Genesis in the 70s, Nik wrote 80s hits like "Wouldn't It Be Good," Ken played with The Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M., and Robbie will change the way you think about country music. ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-26)
405.thumbnailWhen tragedy strikes -- a loving and determined mother's philosophy for moving forward
When the unthinkable happened to Liz Tullis' son Conrad, the loving and determined mother moved forward in a way that is both an inspiration and a roadmap for all of us who experience tragedy in our lives. When Conrad was 17 months old, he fell into a swimming pool by accident, and was submerged for unknown minutes before he was discovered. Conrad suffered severe brain damage. His mom ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-May-31)
406.thumbnailEpisode 027: Lori Gruen on Prisons
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Lori Gruen about carceral spaces, teaching philosophy in prisons, the animal, prisoner, and blacks analogy, is animal rights for white people, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Jun-14)
407.thumbnailEpisode 17, Jean-Paul Sartre (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 17 (Part I of II) on Jean-Paul Sartre. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was arguably the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. The quintessential existentialist, Sartre encapsulates t... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-May-07)
408.thumbnailWho can join the political community?
Not everyone has access to the same rights in a democratic country. Are our ideas of political membership changing in a globalised world? With Seyla Benhabib. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Jun-19)
409.thumbnailA deathly conversation: part two
Philosopher of time Sam Baron is determined to lift the veil on the unknown. In the second of his conversations he turns to writer Brooke Davis, for whom life and death loom large. (@RadioNational, 2017-Apr-09)
410.thumbnailEpisode 18 - Richard Dawid
On Episode 18, Nick chats with Richard Dawid, Professor of Philosophy at Stockholm University in Sweden, about his research connecting general philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics, theories of high energy physics and cosmology, and his book, 'String Theory and the Scientific Method', which aims to understand 'the trust physicists have in contemporary theories despite ... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-May-10)
411.thumbnailEpisode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part Two)
More on the novel with guest Corey Mohler, considering Dostoyevsky qua existentialist in terms of his analysis of the crisis of meaning and his consequent views on religion. Listen to part 1 first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Get a Dostoyevsky T-shirt! End song: "Don Quixote" by Nik Kershaw, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #37. Please visit Talkspace.com/examined (use co... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-22)
412.thumbnailEp13 - Philosophy for Children
In this thirteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Jana Mohr Lone of the University of Washington on the topic of philosophy for children. Dr. Lone is the Director and founder of the University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children. The Center brings philosophers and students trained in ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Apr-12)
413.thumbnailLying to the Whole World (pt. 2)
The second half(ish) of our episode on Dylan’s article, “How to Apologize for a Lie.” We discuss dirty hands in politics, politicians’ lies, utilitarianism, strict liability, and Trump even makes a cameo. Everything one would want from a podcast Read the article here: https://thevimblog.com/2017/04/18/how-to-apologize-for-a-lie/ www.thevimblog.com ▽ (@thevimblog, 2017-May-28)
414.thumbnailA deathly conversation
Death: we don't like to talk about it much yet it' core to the human experience. Time specialist Sam Baron has decided to tackle the beast in three probing sessions. First up, two bedrock views: the epicurean and the existentialist. (@RadioNational, 2017-Apr-02)
415.thumbnailEpisode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part III)
Welcome to Episode 16 (Part III of III) on Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic syst... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Apr-30)
416.thumbnailRationally Speaking #183 - L. A. Paul on "Transformative Experiences"
In this episode, philosopher L. A. Paul and Julia discuss real life examples of transformative experiences -- such as having children -- and debate how to deal with them. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Apr-30)
417.thumbnailA common humanity: but how?
The concept of a common humanity sounds like a good idea, but making it happen is complicated amidst 21st-century-style disruption. (@RadioNational, 2017-Mar-26)
418.thumbnailEp12 - That's a Wicked Problem You've Got There
In this twelth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Danielle Lake of Grand Valley State University on the topic of what are called "wicked problems." Dr. Lake is assistant professor in the department of Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University, with her Ph.D. in Philosophy. In 2016, she was honore... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Mar-31)
419.thumbnailEpisode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part One)
On Fyodor Dostoyevsky's philosophical novel from 1869. Could a morally perfect person survive in the modern world? Is all this "modernity," which so efficiently computes our desires and provides mechanisms to fulfill them, actually suited to achieve human flourishing? Dostoyevsky's Russian existentialism says no! Visit Talkspace.com/examined; use code "EXAMINED" for 30% off your first month of onl... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-15)
420.thumbnailA positive charge: electrons, love, and divine fine-tuning
How unconventional couplings at the sub-atomic level challenge the theory of an intelligent cosmic designer. (@RadioNational, 2017-Mar-19)
421.thumbnailEp11 - Mass Incarceration
In this eleventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Chris Surprenant of the University of New Orleans on the topic of mass incarceration. Dr. Surprenant is the director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans. He is the author of Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue and the e... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Mar-28)
422.thumbnailLying to the Whole World (pt. 1)
This is the first half(ish) of our session dedicated to lying and the logistics of making amends via apology. And who do you need to apologize to? The Bowling Green Massacre, Tricky Dick, and an adumbration of more utilitarianism to come in Part II. Special shout out to our listener KellyAnne C, our number one Beltway babe. Read the article here: https://thevimblog.com/2017/04/18/how-to-apolo... (@thevimblog, 2017-May-21)
423.thumbnailEpisode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 16 (Part II of III) on Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic syste... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Apr-23)
424.thumbnailDonating your organs
Organ transplantation is a giant leap forward. But the conversation lags miles behind. Julian Savulescu and Martin Wilkinson on the crucial things we need to consider. (@RadioNational, 2017-Mar-12)
425.thumbnailEp10 - Media Ethics
This tenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Scott Stroud, on media ethics. Dr. Stroud is the leading director of the Media Ethics Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of John Dewey and the Artful Life (2011) and Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric (2014), among many other works. Listen for our “You Tell Me!” q... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Mar-23)
426.thumbnailEpisode 115: Which Field is More [email protected]%ed: Philosophy or Psychology?
David and Tamler go ambulance chasing for scandals in their own fields. Inspired by a tweet from Jay Van Bavel, they argue about which of their disciplines--philosophy or psychology--is more completely and irredeemably fucked. Is the recent controversy at the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia diagnostic of larger problems in philosophy? Can the replication crisis ever be solved? Can philosophy r... (@verybadwizards, 2017-May-16)
427.thumbnailEpisode 17 - Alex Rosenberg
On Episode 17, Nick talks with Alex Rosenberg, the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, about his pioneering work in the philosophy of economics, reconciling molecular biology with evolutionary theory, and examining philosophical questions by means of historical fiction in his best-selling novel, "The Girl From Krakow", a thriller that explores how a young woma... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Apr-28)
428.thumbnailEp 9 - Studying Black Men
This ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Tommy Curry of Texas A&M University, on the need for black male studies. Dr. Curry is the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood, which will come out in July of 2017 with Temple University Press. Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jo... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Mar-21)
429.thumbnailThe Golden Age of female philosophy
Philosophy can be both pedantic and combative. But is this the reason women drop out in droves? Mary Midgely recalls a brief golden period when women ruled. (@RadioNational, 2017-Mar-05)
430.thumbnailFuelling free will
Alfred Mele has spent four years and four million dollars to try to get to the bottom of free will. He learnt that it was like petrol. (@RadioNational, 2017-Feb-26)
431.thumbnailEpisode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 16 (Part I of III) on Søren Kierkegaard.Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic systems that theology and philosophy were producing during his time, and his writings were often ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Apr-17)
432.thumbnailRationally Speaking #182 - Spencer Greenberg on "How online research can be faster, better, and more useful"
This episode features mathematician and social entrepreneur Spencer Greenberg, talking about how he's taking advantage of the Internet to improve the research process. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Apr-16)
433.thumbnailEp 8 - Selfish Ethics?
This eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Shane Courtland of the University of West Virginia, on "Selfish Ethics?," or better "Self-interested Ethics." Dr. Courtland is the leading director of the Center for Free Entreprise at Western Virginia University. His forthcoming book, Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy, will come out wi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Mar-03)
434.thumbnailEpisode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part Two)
Continuing our interview about Natural Kinds and Genesis: The Classification of Material Entities. Buy Stewart's book at www.rowman.com and use the code LEX30AUTH17 to get 30% off. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-08)
435.thumbnailEp 7 - How to Live the Deepest Human Life
This seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Scott Samuelson of Kirkwood Community College, on how to live the deepest human life. Dr. Samuelson is the author of The Deepest Human Life and he is presently developing his next book, titled Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering. Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Feb-25)
436.thumbnailNEM Ep 44: Lys Guillorn: Freedom from Explanation
Lys is a Connecticut singer/guitarist with an eccentric country twang who’s put out two albums, plus EPs and other stuff since 2003. We discuss “M.K.” from the I’m a Boy EP and also get to hear “Nothing to It” and a bit of the title track from that EP. We also address “Silver” from Winged Victory (2013), and “When I Was a Tiger Lily” from Three Songs (2006). Opening music: “L... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-07)
437.thumbnailSeven Ways to 'Rig' an Election
An episode dedicated to our number-one listener, Vladdy Pu. Herein we take a philosopher's scapel to the term 'rigged' and see what rhetorical anatomy comes of it. We are sorry that the eighth episode is about seven things. If only 'rigged' had eight senses. Приятного прослушивания! Read the original article here: https://thevimblog.com/2016/12/05/the-7-mea... (@thevimblog, 2017-May-14)
438.thumbnailEpisode 15, Business Ethics (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 15 (Part II of II) on Business Ethics. This week we analyse the claim "good ethics is good business", look at 'globalisation' and wrap up our general thoughts on business ethics!You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Apr-09)
439.thumbnailWhy Care about Privacy?
Is privacy really a fundamental value? With Annabelle Lever. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Jun-04)
440.thumbnailEpisode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part One)
On Natural Kinds and Genesis: The Classification of Material Entities (2016). Are general terms like "water" or "dog" just things that we made up to order the world? Aristotle thought that some universals constitute natural kinds, with a nature that explains their behavior. "Kinds" were replaced with "laws," but Stewart wants us to reconsider, and bring back "natural philosophy" in the process. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-May-01)
441.thumbnailNEM Ep 43: Steve Wynn: Coming Up 7's
Starting with the Dream Syndicate in the early ’80s in L.A. and then going solo in 1990, Steve has released over 35 albums of lyrically driven rock. We discuss “Resolution” from Northern Aggression (2010), “Punching Holes in the Sky” from Crossing Dragon Bridge (2008), and “There Will Come a Day” from Here Come the Miracles (2001). We wrap up with “I’m Not Listening,” a 2007 re... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-30)
442.thumbnailEpisode 114: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger (Top 5 Movies About Revenge)
Somehow, after 113 episodes David and Tamler have never done a top 5 movie episode about revenge (so unbelievable that we had to double-check). That changes today. Among the things we learned: good revenge movies are harder to find than we thought, revenge (at least, movie revenge) is messy, and David knows at least one movie that Tamler has never heard of. Plus, should Jews be celebrating the kil... (@verybadwizards, 2017-May-04)
443.thumbnailRationally Speaking #181 - William MacAskill on "Moral Uncertainty"
Julia and William MacAskill discuss "moral uncertainty" and how to take multiple moral systems into account when making a decision, and how to deal with "absolutist" theories that insist some actions have infinite badness, like lying. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Apr-02)
444.thumbnailFinding Meaning and Happiness After Tragic Loss
How can we not only help one another function, but thrive in the world, while still suffering greatly from life's most extreme slings and arrows, such as the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one? How do we learn to become comfortable bumbling through the darkness? And how do we best go about illuminating deeply sorrowful situations for one another in ways that enable us not only to keep o... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-May-08)
445.thumbnailEpisode 15, Business Ethics (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 15 (Part I of II) on Business Ethics. This week we look at the ethical responsibilities of corporations and whistleblowing!You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts? Please tweet us @thepanpsycast! ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Apr-01)
446.thumbnailEpisode 16 - Lindley Darden
On Episode 16, Nick chats with Lindley Darden, Professor of Philosophy at University of Maryland College Park, about her early days in the Conceptual Foundations of Science program at U Chicago, pressing Thomas Kuhn at dinner on progress in science, the importance of getting the history right, and doing philosophy that can be useful to scientists. Timestamps: 0:15 - Hello and welc... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Apr-11)
447.thumbnailDignifying Our Neighbors Pt. 2: Objections and Replies (and More Objections)
Kevin, Ally, and Zach return to finish their discussion of Kevin’s article, “On Dignifying One’s Neighbor” (https://thevimblog.com/2017/02/23/on-dignifying-ones-neighbor/). For starters, you’d best take a listen to Part 1, especially the explainer that starts at 49:39. In this episode Kevin, Ally, and Zach explore some objections to Kevin’s theory of dignity—and then some repli... (@thevimblog, 2017-May-07)
448.thumbnailEpisode #104 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 5 - Consciousness is Freedom
Today we talk about Sartre's view of consciousness and the notion of radical freedom. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Jun-01)
449.thumbnailA World in which there are no "Others"
Why do most live in a "consciousness of separation," in which "I am I, and from my skin outward, I am not?" How can we transcend this notion of separation, and come to realize there is one continuous consciousness and energy, and that we are one with everything? One way is through music. The life mission of musician Memo Mendez Guiú, one of Mexico's most celebrated songwriters, directors, p... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-May-05)
450.thumbnailEpisode 14, Euthanasia (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 14 (Part II of II) on euthanasia. This week we look at the most famous and controversial cases of euthanasia, applying natural law and situation ethics in the process.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts? P... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Mar-25)
451.thumbnailPEL Special: Phi Fic on James Baldwin’s Fiction
On the short stories "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon" (1960) and "Sonny’s Blues" (1957). Mark joins the Phi Fic crew (go subscribe at phificpodcast.com!) to supplement PEL ep. 162 by delving into Baldwin's fiction, which is actually pretty similar to his biographical essays. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-24)
452.thumbnailRationally Speaking #180 - David Roodman on "The Worm Wars"
Julia talks with economics and public policy expert David Roodman about the "Worm Wars" in social science -- the debate over whether deworming pills are an effective way to fight poverty. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Mar-20)
453.thumbnailNEM Ep 42: Karla Kane: Don't Choose Princess
Karla has put out four albums since 2006 with the Corner Laughers, a Bay Area band that has been categorized as “twee” given Karla’s ukulele, sparkly Brit-pop ornamentation, and similarly colorful lyrics. We discuss “Queen of the Meadow” from Matilda Effect (2015), the Nov. 2016 single “Don’t Hush, Darling,” and “Grasshopper Clock” from Poppy Seeds (2012). We also listen to “... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-23)
454.thumbnailEpisode 14, Euthanasia (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 14 (Part I of II) on euthanasia. This week we introduce the basics of the topic. We look at the different types of euthanasia in Part I before we apply Aquinas' Natural Law and Fletchers' Situation Ethics in Part II.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Mar-19)
455.thumbnailEpisode 15 - Anya Plutynski
On Episode 15, Nick chats with Anya Plutynski, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, about her undergraduate days at U Chicago and their Great Books Program, reconciling freedom and necessity in Spinoza's ethics, how her personal experience with cancer led to scientifically-engaged philosophical work on causation and explanation in cancer research,... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Mar-30)
456.thumbnailDignifying Our Neighbors Pt. 1: the Economy of Moral Value
Kevin, Ally, and Zach gather to discuss Kevin’s masterful article, “On Dignifying One’s Neighbor”(https://thevimblog.com/2017/02/23/on-dignifying-ones-neighbor/). In the first of two parts, they try to unpack Kevin’s abstract but uplifting ideas. They explore questions about where value comes from and what we can do to create it in each other. What does it mean to dignify our neighbors? ... (@thevimblog, 2017-Apr-30)
457.thumbnailEpisode 13, Religious Experience (Part III)
Welcome to Episode 13 (Part III of III) on Religious Experience. Praise the lord! This week we wrap up religious experience with some analysis and discussion.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts? Please tweet us @thepanp... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Mar-12)
458.thumbnailReinventing Education -- A Way Forward
Jeff Sandefer shakes things up, in the best sense. The Harvard Business School graduate, Socratic Method maestro, and Austin-based entrepreneurial wunderkind is front and center in the effort to reinvent the way we go about educating one another. Co-founder of the pioneering Acton School of Business (www.ActonMBA.org), and of Acton Academy (www.ActonAcademy.org), Jeff is revolutionizing the ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-29)
459.thumbnailRationally Speaking #179 - Dani Rodrik on "Is economics more art or science?"
This episode features Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, talking about the epistemology of economics: Are there any general "laws" of economics that we can be really confident in? Do economists discard models if the data doesn't support them? (@Rspodcast, 2017-Mar-06)
460.thumbnailEpisode 13, Religious Experience (Part II)
Welcome to Episode 13 (Part II of III) on Religious Experience. This week we take a look at conversion experience and the ways in which religious experiences can be interpreted.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts? Please twe... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Mar-05)
461.thumbnailA Better Love
On our season finale, we follow a mother's love through the stages of life to seek wisdom about what love is, what love does, and why love happens. We follow five mothers at five different stages of motherhood, from the joys and anxieties of birth, letting go, coming back, being proud, and saying goodbye. We then turn to the philosophy of love and life, to figure out the role of love in the shape ... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-May-03)
462.thumbnailEpisode 13, Religious Experience (Part I)
Welcome to Episode 13 (Part I of III) on Religious Experience. This week we introduce the topic of religious experience. We take a look at William James, mystical experience and conversion experience.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!A... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Feb-27)
463.thumbnailEpisode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part Two)
Continuing on I Am Not Your Negro, "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), and The Fire Next Time (1963). We (and Law Ware) discuss Baldwin's critique of the American dream, how to oppose the inhumanity of others without becoming inhuman yourself, and Baldwin's take on religion. Plus, was the the documentary actually good as a film? (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-17)
464.thumbnailEpisode 026: Elizabeth Barnes on Disability and Well-Being
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Elizabeth Barnes about theories of disability, abnormal bodies and a flourishing life, diabilty pride, valuing disability, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-May-17)
465.thumbnailNEM Ep 41: Glenn Mercer (Feelies): Produce Yourself!
Glenn’s albums with the Feelies since 1980 have a unique sound, due to his insistence that production is part of the composing process. We discuss “Been Replaced” and “Gone Gone Gone,” from The Feelies’ new album Here Before, then “Larmaie” from Glenn’s instrumental solo album Incidental Hum (2015). We conclude by listening to “Should Be Gone” by the Feelies from Here Before ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-16)
466.thumbnailEpisode #103 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 4 - The Quest For Certainty
Today we tell a story from the history of philosophy in an attempt to prepare us for understanding the Phenomenology of Sartre. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-May-24)
467.thumbnailEpisode 14 - Tom Polger
On Episode 14, chats with Tom Polger, Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, about growing up programming games on his family's Commodore 64 computer, working for the tech-focused MITRE Corporation, teaching 20 different courses while coming up for tenure, how this thing called philosophy can be a legitimate form of inquiry,... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Mar-15)
468.thumbnailHow to Talk to Trump Supporters Pt. 4: Appealing to the Constitution
In the last conversation on talking to Trump supporters, Zach, Adam and Justin discuss the role of the Constitution in across-the-aisle conversations. Must this be a case of 'conservatives telling conservatives how to be better conservatives', or can a self-proclaimed liberal make common cause with the principled conservative in seeing Trump's actions as violations of the Constitution? Read t... (@thevimblog, 2017-Apr-24)
469.thumbnailWhy We Must Embrace Big, Scary Ideas
Kris Kimel is a believer in and embracer of big, scary, wonderfully dangerous, potentially world-changing ideas. And he lives what he believes in and embraces. Kris is co-founder and board chairman of Space Tango (SpaceTango.com), a company that “utilizes the unique environment of microgravity to discover, design and commercialize solutions for applications on Earth.” And, Kris fo... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-24)
470.thumbnailEpisode 113: Pascal, Probability, and Pitchforks
David and Tamler break down what may be the best argument that it's rational to believe in God: Pascal's Wager. (No, we're not just trolling our Sam Harris listeners.) Does the expected value of believing in God outweigh the probability that you're wrong? How does belief work--can you just turn it on and off? What if you believe in the wrong God? This leads to a wide-ranging discussion on decision... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Apr-18)
471.thumbnailAll the Good Coaches
There are now, at last official count, 999 million billion gazillion coaches of all sorts, in the U.S. alone. But what virtues and best practices does the cream of the crop among coaches embody and exemplify? Jeremy Colb is a stand-out All-Star Cheer and Tumble Coach (see PlatinumCheerStars.com) -- indeed he represents the Platonic ideal among coaches, in my humble opinion. Jerem... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-23)
472.thumbnailEpisode 13 - Colin Allen
On Episode 13, Nick talks with Colin Allen, Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and of History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine at Indiana University Bloomington, about playing the role of Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, major differences between English and U.S. degree programs, going beyond the walls of the UCLA philosophy department to study linguistics, neuroscience, an... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Mar-09)
473.thumbnailEpisode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part One)
On the film I Am Not Your Negro and the essays "Notes of a Native Son" (1955) and The Fire Next Time (1963). With guest Law Ware. Baldwin diagnoses our racism-related psycho-social maladies, but how can we best translate his observations into generally applicable philosophical theory? (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-10)
474.thumbnailEpisode 12 - Michael Ruse
On Episode 12, Nick chats with Michael Ruse, the Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University, about growing up in England as a Quaker, his transition from analytic philosophy to philosophy of science, those in the philosophy of science he admires, and how to succeed as an academic. Timestamps: 0:15 - Hel... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Mar-02)
475.thumbnailThe Fearless Balanced Badass
Amanda Kathryn Roman (AmandaKathrynRoman.com) has some news for you -- you have it within you to radically change your life and become the fearless balanced badass you've always wanted to be in this fretful imbalanced world. Amanda knows of what she speaks. Listen in to Amanda's incredible journey of self transformation -- one that continues, and in which she overcomes daunting obstacl... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-21)
476.thumbnailA Compact with America
America, at its earliest formative stages, was forged by compacts such as the Mayflower Compact that bound people together as they strived to create a bold new form of government. What kind of compact would we Americans need today to come together as a diverse yet united people, if we're to make our constitutional republic more vibrant and open and inclusive than ever -- at a time, no less, ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-18)
477.thumbnailEpisode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part Two)
Continuing with guest Law Ware on the philosophical underpinnings of the rhetoric of white privilege, with readings as listed in part 1. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-03)
478.thumbnailRediscovering and recovering 'Nature's God'
What if we the American people returned to our heretical origins? What if we rediscovered and recovered Nature's God -- the Nature's God that was front and center in our Declaration of Independence? What if we engaged again as citizens of our constitutional republic in the way envisioned by our many of our Founders -- a form of engagement based on a belief in Nature's God? How might we then furthe... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-16)
479.thumbnailNEM Ep 40: Clive Farrington (When In Rome): One-Hit Wonderful
Clive is the guy who dreamt up the melodies and initial motifs for “The Promise” and other songs for When in Rome in the late ’80s, and after leaving the business for a while, the continued use of that one big song (most notably for the Napoleon Dynamite closing sequence) enabled his return to touring and recording. We discuss two songs from his solo album Independence (2013), “Fall” and... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Apr-02)
480.thumbnailHow to Talk to Trump Supporters Pt. 3: The Socratic Method
In their (ante)penultimate episode on talking to Trump supporters (https://thevimblog.com/2016/11/29/a-guide-for-talking-to-trump-supporters/), Zach, Adam, Justin Clardy and Justin Dollman riff on the Socratic Method. But how is a long-dead, infamously snub-nosed gadfly from Greece (bankruptcy much?) going to help us disabuse people of their false beliefs? Listen to find out how to use Socrates' ... (@thevimblog, 2017-Apr-15)
481.thumbnailRobots and Retribution
Who will we blame in the future? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-May-17)
482.thumbnailThe Power of Persuasion and Dialogue
How can we harness the power of persuasion and dialogue to change the way we interact with one another, and ultimately to make our democracy more vibrant? Anna Kern, a former student of mine who went on to study Health Communication at Emerson College and now is a Senior Communications Associate at Palladian Partners, shares what she's learned. Listen in to her wise words. (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-14)
483.thumbnailOne teacher's wondrous learning harbor
In his song "One Particular Harbor," Jimmy Buffett could be describing the classroom of Todd Carstenn, Vanguard High School's teacher extraordinaire -- “a mysterious calling harbor, sheltered from the wind, where the children play, on the shore each day, and all are safe within.” Safe in a wonderfully edgy and intellectually stimulating way -- one in which, as Todd says, "they can rest i... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-12)
484.thumbnailThe Ashes of Truth
Documentary film and science do not appear to have much in common, except that, philosophically, they have everything in common. Two men met in 1971 and had a disagreement, which turned into an assault, and then 45 years of disdain. One of them was the most cited philosopher of the 20th century, the other is one of the most influential documentary filmmakers of his generation. It was a disagreemen... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Apr-18)
485.thumbnailEpisode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part One)
Is the rhetoric of "White Privilege" just the modern way of acknowledging historical and systemic truths of racism, or does it point to a novel way for acknowledging injustice, or does it on the contrary obscure these insights by involving confused claims about group responsibility and guilt? Readings include articles by Peggy McIntosh, Charles W. Mills, George Yancy, Tim Wise, Lewis R. Gordon, La... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Mar-27)
486.thumbnailEpisode 112: Gettier Goggles
For four years Tamler has been bitching about Gettier cases without even explaining what they are or why he hates them. That ends today. David and Tamler talk about the famous paper that challenged the (widespread? non-existent?) notion that knowledge is, and only is, justified true belief. We talk about the so-called skeptics about knowledge that Gettier inspired, then discuss the real skepticism... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Apr-04)
487.thumbnailThe Promise of Every Human Being
How do we make sure that every human being, no matter the circumstances in which she starts out her life, has the opportunity to fulfill her promise? Adam Braun (AdamBraun.com) is an extraordinary young entrepreneur, father of twins, civic mover and shaker without compare, who is at the forefront of efforts to make ours a world in which all people can live a life in which they realize their potent... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-10)
488.thumbnailPart 1 - The Value of Values-Based Education
Is it possible to interlace young people's learning experiences and educational curricula with a decidedly values-based approach and ethos? And if so, what's the best way -- and the best values to inculcate (and what do we mean by 'values')? Dr Neil Hawkes is a dynamic and engaging person on a mission, wholly committed to inculcating values-based education far and wide. He is the founder in the U... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-09)
489.thumbnailPart 2: The Value of Values-Based Education
We continue, with Dr. Neil Hawkes, our Socratic exploration of the value of values-based education (valuesbasededucation.com) (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-09)
490.thumbnailWhat is Real Fake News?
Adam, Dylan, Kevin, and Justin get together to discuss Adam's article, "Fake News: Why the Mainstream Media is Often Part of the Problem" (https://thevimblog.com/2017/01/20/fake-news-why-mainstream-journalism-is-often-part-of-the-problem/). A lot's at stake in this discussion. If Adam is right, we're swimming in a sea of fake news, with an ever receding 'discourse horizon' allowing more and more n... (@thevimblog, 2017-Apr-08)
491.thumbnailTransgender Matters
Should gender matter? And if so, how, and in what way? Through what lenses of empathy and understanding and open-mindedness should we consider gender, whether we are parents or childless, young or old -- but democratic citizens one and all, dedicated to creating a society in which all are treated equally and with dignity? I explore such questions with Hayden Reid Fulfer, who is transgender ... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-07)
492.thumbnailEpisode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part Two)
Continuing with 1984. How does the book relate to real-world politics? Is this something that we should actually be afraid our society will turn into? Was he predicting history, or was it satire, or what? We discuss the the realms of intimacy vs. surveillance, how a state might "contain" a mind that it controls, and "doublethink." (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Mar-20)
493.thumbnailEpisode #102 ... Heidegger pt. 3 - Authenticity
Today we talk about Martin Heidegger and his concept of Authenticity. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-May-12)
494.thumbnailAnd 'Youthkind' Shall Lead us
Any adult who has had the privilege to take part, once or regularly, in the Constitution Cafe -- a Socratic scrutiny of our Supreme Law of the Land -- sponsored and organized by East Central Independent School District in San Antonio over the last five-plus years (inaugurated after one of their standout educators, Patty Stone-Reyes, and a group of students came to my initial Constitution Cafe in t... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-04)
495.thumbnailEpisode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part One)
On the novel 1984 (1949) and the essays “Politics and the English Language” (1946) and “Notes on Nationalism” (1945). What's the relation between language and totalitarianism? Orwell shows us a society where the rulers have mastered the art of retaining power, and one element of this involves "Newspeak," where vocabulary is limited to prevent subversive speech, and ultimately thoughts. Do ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Mar-13)
496.thumbnailHow to Talk to Trump Supporters Pt. 2: Guidelines and Goals
Some California dreamers - Zach, Dylan, Adam - join Justin to continue the discussion of Zach’s “A Guide for Talking to Trump Supporters” (https://thevimblog.com/2016/11/29/a-guide-for-talking-to-trump-supporters/). On the today’s docket: General guidelines and goals. “Even though Stalin said that, he very well could be right about it.” Zach Zach gives his Critique of Pure Re... (@thevimblog, 2017-Apr-02)
497.thumbnailOn Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the Media As Enemy
To be sure, some of our past presidents have had rocky relations with the press, to put it mildly -- especially those who have committed unconstitutional acts that could lead to their impeachment. But we are arguably in new territory today, what with a thin-skinned ultra-narcissistic president with a hair-trigger temperament (who in all likelihood has never taken a gander at the Constitution, much... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Apr-02)
498.thumbnailEpisode 111: Our Language Doesn't Have a Word For This Title (with Yoel Inbar)
In Part 2 of our episode with film scholar Yoel Inbar (AOS: Quebecois New Wave Cinema), we break down the philosophy and psychology of the movie Arrival. [Note: Massive spoilers, see the movie first!] Does our language shape our perception of reality? Would you have a child that you knew had a short time to live? What color is 'fuschia'? Why does right-wing radio make you want to dynamite alien sp... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Mar-22)
499.thumbnailEpisode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part Two)
Continuing on the Analects without our guest. We cover passages on glibness, using names properly, filial conduct, remonstrance, love of learning, places where he sounds like Socrates, and more! (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Mar-06)
500.thumbnailEpisode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part One)
On the Analects, compiled after 479 BCE. How should we act? What's the relation between ethics and politics? Can a bunch of aphorisms written in the distant past for an unapologetically hierarchical culture emphasizing traditional rituals actually give us relevant, welcome advice on these matters? Are we even in a position to determine the meaning of these sayings? With guest Tzuchien Tho. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Feb-27)
501.thumbnailThe Vital Role of Moms Rising in Keeping Our Democracy from Sinking
It's time for "all hands on deck" if we're to keep our democracy from sinking. So says Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, the dynamic co-founder of the Moms Rising movement that has galvanized millions into action to build a nation where children, parents, and businesses thrive; and that puts an end once and for all to the endemic discrimination against mothers. Even so, forces are at work that seek to unde... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-29)
502.thumbnailEpisode 110: Stepsisters and Neck Braces (with Yoel Inbar)
Any time the topic is campus politics there's a good chance we'll have to record more than once. True to form, David and Tamler yelled at each other for most of the first attempt to discuss the Middlebury College incident while special guest Yoel Inbar wept quietly in the corner. We did a little better the second time but the whole recording session took so long that we have to release it in two p... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Mar-14)
503.thumbnailHeal Thyself First
How do we best care for and heal ourselves, so we can better care for and help heal others in our orbit? Sadie Kaufmann, a leading nutritionist and holistic health counsellor, has quite a gripping personal and professional story to tell and a transcendent philosophy to share when it comes to personal health and healing. Listen in to our latest Socrates Cafe podcast. (And feel free to contact Sadie... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-26)
504.thumbnailCelebrating 'Difference'
What kinds of difference should be celebrated? How can you quit looking at others -- who may see the world and approach life and living (and philosophy and politics) in diametrically different ways than you do -- as 'the other.' How can we forge a greater sense of fellow feeling with all our fellow humans, regardless of their dispositions, stances, outlooks? I delve into such questions with highl... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-24)
505.thumbnailWelcome One, Welcome All
In the 0th episode of The Vimcast, Zach, Kevin and Justin discuss what the Vimcast is, what the Vim is, and why they’ve brought all of it into existence. They mention promotion of political and media literacy, critical thinking, and utilitarian awakenings.Typical philosopher concerns. So basic. Many secrets are revealed. How do they make podcasts that stay relevant for so long? Hint: by sta... (@thevimblog, 2017-Mar-23)
506.thumbnailHow to Talk to Trump Supporters Pt. 1: The Ethics of Engagement
In our first episode, Zach, Justin C, Justin D, and Max gather round their microphones to discuss Zach’s article, “A Guide for Talking to Trump Supporters” (https://thevimblog.com/2016/11/29/a-guide-for-talking-to-trump-supporters/). They address the question ‘How should we talk to Trump supporters?’ Even us philosophers need to slake our desire for gossip and biography, so we start... (@thevimblog, 2017-Mar-23)
507.thumbnailDesign Thinking and Global Citizenship
How can design thinking help us, at any age and stage of life, to become more of a global citizen? That's the question I explored with Sanjili Gidwaney in this latest Socrates Cafe podcast. Sanjili is the Director of Design for Change USA (designforchange.us), which is part of a groundbreaking global initiative (DFC World) that enables and empowers young people in particular to create social chan... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-21)
508.thumbnailEpisode 109: Moral Pluralism: Behind the Lube
David and Tamler return to their repugnant roots to talk about Cornell's refusal to hire conservative faculty, Milo getting disinvited from CPAC, and a case in Canada involving child sex dolls and a bottle of lube. Then they launch into a discussion of moral pluralism. Do competing values ultimately reduce to a single set of moral principles? What defines and justifies the boundaries of pluralism?... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Feb-28)
509.thumbnailHow to Focus on 'Building the New'
O'meun Johnson is one of the most impressive young men I've met in many a moon. When I had the opportunity to participate in a Socrates Cafe with him in Gainesille, Fl, thanks to Adrienne Thieke and the nonprofit Hands-On Gainesville, I was hoping for another chance to have an inquiry with him -- and was thrilled when he accepted my invitation to be a guest on my Socrates Cafe podcast. On the Skyp... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-19)
510.thumbnailLet's Make America Again
How do we make America again? How do we 'make America' -- bring its promise and practice into ever greater alignment -- again and again and again? Chris explores this question with none other than the renowned Iraq-American artist, activist and entrepreneur Anas (Andy) Shallal, founder of the extraordinary gathering place Busboys and Poets (often frequented by Michelle Obama, among many othe... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-17)
511.thumbnailThe Integrated Self
How do we become a genuinely integrated self, so we can flourish in ways that forever push outward the boundaries of who we can? How can we sculpt a self that blends the best of Eastern and Western (and Northern and Southern, for that matter) philosophies and perspectives of self -- of human thoughts, sensations, feelings, the mind/body process -- on individual and grander scales? A self that is f... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-14)
512.thumbnailMaking Beautiful Music
What does it take to make the most timeless music? What part does human suffering have to play in the creation of such music? What kinds of formative experiences do many of the greatest composers and music makers have in common? What lies at the core, the heart and soul, of our most acclaimed music makers and musicians? Those are the kinds of Socrates Cafe questions I put to celebrated pianist and... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-11)
513.thumbnailThe Search for Meaning & Composing Your Life Narrative
If you lived forever, could life be meaningful at all? If you accept the 'finiteness' of life, then what must you do to engage in a fruitful search for meaning? How do we make our life narrative both intelligible and consummately meaningful? The acclaimed novelist, philosopher, poet, humanities professor, and all-around amazing guy Ron Cooper (oh, and great trivia teammate) -- you must read his '... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-09)
514.thumbnailRepairing the World
[Note: please forgive the pesky recording glitches, especially between minute 1:27 -- 1:35 seconds] How do we each best go about repairing the world? With so many wonderful causes to support and dedicate ourselves to, where should we put our focus? Venture philanthropist Gary Lauder discusses in this latest Socrates Cafe podcast how and why he focuses on things that few others, or no one else... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Mar-03)
515.thumbnailPart 1: Money For Nothing?
Pink Floyd sung, "Money, get back. I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack." And Dire Straits opined, "Money for nothin'....Now that ain't workin', that's the way you do it." What is money? What has to happen, what conditions have to be fulfilled -- in this "Post-Truth Era", or any other -- for money to fulfill its ideal role in society? And in that vein, does Donald Trump have... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Feb-28)
516.thumbnailPart Two -- Money For Nothing?
Pink Floyd sung, "Money, get back. I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack." And Dire Straits opined, "Money for nothin'....Now that ain't workin', that's the way you do it." What is money? What has to happen, in this "Post-Truth Era," for it to fulfill its ideal role in society? And in that vein, does Donald Trump have any, or would his IRS records reveal that his version of m... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Feb-28)
517.thumbnailBloom Where You're Planted -- a Philosophy of Living
Jena Cane makes me want to be a better person, and she continually inspires me to be that better person, not just for myself, but for my family, country, the world at large, for now and generations hence. In this Socrates Cafe podcast, Jena and I explore: How do we human beings best go about blooming where we're planted? How do we best go about discovering and then doing the work we need to do --... (@ChristopherCafe, 2017-Feb-25)
518.thumbnailEpisode #101 ... Heidegger pt. 2 - Science and Technology
Today we discuss Martin Heidegger and his views on Modern Technology. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Apr-30)
519.thumbnailBe a Man
Our ideas of manhood and womanhood determine the ways in which we raise and socialize our children, but how much does gender in a particular society depend on that society's relationship with violence? What happens when, all of a sudden, women are allowed to participate in a form of violence once reserved for men? This week, we investigate the effects and side effects of gender norms arising from ... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Mar-21)
520.thumbnailHackademics II: The Hackers
One scientist decided to put the entire field of psychology to test to see how many of its findings hold up to scrutiny. At the same time, he had scientists bet on the success-rate of their own field. We look at the surprising paradoxes of humans being human, trying to learn about humans, and the elusive knowledge of human nature. Guest voices include Brian Nosek of the Center for Open Science, An... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Mar-14)
521.thumbnailHackademics I: The Control
After years of unusual episodes dating back to her childhood, Anita went to the doctor and was told there was nothing medically wrong with her. "She had a gift," she was told, and she was sent down the street to an ESP lab. Parapsychology is the scientific study of telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, precognition, and spirits. Or is it? The field has been pushed to the fringes of science for dec... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Mar-07)
522.thumbnailHow Unfairness Drives Us Crazy
Dr. Molly Crockett on whether we are hard-wired to reject an unfair deal. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Apr-22)
523.thumbnailEpisode 025: Cassie Herbert on Risky Speech
Myisha Cherry chats with philosoher Cassie Herbert about risky speech, the difference between accusations and reports, how to respond to accounts of racism, sexism, etc, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Apr-05)
524.thumbnailEpisode 024: Larry Blum on Teaching Race
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Larry blum about teaching race, dealing with guilt and resentment in the classroom, teaching race in a Trump era, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Apr-04)
525.thumbnailEpisode #100 ... Heidegger pt. 1 - Phenomenology and Dasein
Today we begin our discussion of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger by looking at his roots in Phenomenology and his revolutionary concept of Dasein. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Apr-14)
526.thumbnailCitizenship Tests
Thom Brooks says that citizenship tests are often absurd (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Apr-04)
527.thumbnailEpisode #099 ... Schopenhauer pt. 2 - Ethics
Today we talk about the ethics of Arthur Schopenhauer. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Mar-29)
528.thumbnailThe Just Riot?
Avia Pasternak argues that some political riots are justified. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Mar-21)
529.thumbnailEpisode #098 ... Schopenhauer pt. 1 - Metaphysics and Love
Today we begin our discussion on Arthur Schopenhauer. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Mar-14)
530.thumbnailEpisode #097 ... Wittgenstein ep. 1
Today we talk about Ludwig Wittgenstein. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Mar-01)
531.thumbnailThe State and Marriage
Should a state with liberal values recognise marriage? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Feb-27)

Questions in Podcast Episode Descriptions

(ordered as in episode list above; click/tap question to jump to episode entry)

Do states have a moral right to exclude people from their territory?
How do I know I'm not dreaming?
It might affect how the child grows up, but how to work that out?
Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy?
Is it rational to have religious faith?
Should you have kids?
What is a robustly demanding good, and what has that got to do with friendship and love?
Why are there so many books, apps, and systems devoted to self-optimization?
... Are they helping us improvement where it matters?
... If we're getting better, why does it feel so bad?
Is being dead a bad thing?
... If so, what makes it bad?
... How can anything be bad for a subject that no longer exists?
... We didn't have a problem with oblivion for the thirteen billion years before we were born, why fear it now?
... Why is it so infuriating in some works but not others?
How do we raise children who reflect the best of us -- and how can they, in a sense, help raise us so we continue to grow as humans?
If we disapprove of certain behaviors, when is it okay to prohibit them legally?
... What about just shaming people?
... But what constitutes "harm"?
... And how can we discourage someone from, e.g., just being drunk all the time?
what's so creepy about pick up artistry?
... Can an AI be a person?
... Can you enslave yourself?
... Would it be ethical to "block" someone in real life like we do on social media?
To what extent has our podcast changed in reaction to current politics?
How much should tech companies be actively moderating their users' speech?
How is our longtime Socrates Cafe endeavor a vital way to advance our democracy within our military?
What's the best way to build self-control, patience, productivity, and delayed marshmallow eating?
How do people rationalize this?
... What can we apply from this to ourselves?
... Also, how was genocide a new type of crime, and what's the best rationale for punishing it?
(http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Lisa Jones “This is Awesome!” But is it Art?
(http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk ) Diarmuid Costello What is Abstraction in Photography?
How does the 'democracy game' (as New Yorker editor David Remnick put it in an essay) drive the money game (the title of a famous book by Adam Smith) in general and the stock market game in particular?
... How are they entwined, and where might they part company?
... How can a certain kind of market economy contribute to democratic vibrancy?
would you accept a duel on the moon?
Are we still morally culpable if our entire society is corrupt?
But what is involved in knowing a person?
must we avenge the ones we love?
... Does pursuing vengeance make your a life a blue ruin?
... Is violence outside of self-defense ever justified?
Next we talk about "Black Museum" - could it be the final episode of Black Mirror?
... Should it be?
Can robots fall in love?
what does philosophical education for children look like?
... How does it change students?
... What would a world be like where everyone was a little more philosophical?
To the extent that citizens don't care for and about one another, and don't have one another's backs, can a supposedly democratic country really be said to be 'democratic'?
how does our relationship to art change when we know its creator did bad things?
... Are we allowed to enjoy the works?
... Are we allowed to purchase them?
Is it really the case that we dehumanize in order to harm others?
... Or does most violence actually require us to view others as fundamentally human, agentic, and capable of true suffering?
Is this any way to run a democracy?
What makes Taylor Swift so interesting?
... Is she, actually, interesting?
... How does she relate to Guy Fieri, America, and...ourselves?
Can we talk about the mind in a way that is both scientific and also does justice to our everyday experiences?
Case closed?
Whither democracy?
... Does it still exist?
... What can we the people do to resuscitate it?
wait what?
... You want me to take that pill?
Is Guy Fieri authentic?
... Is authenticity admirable, even if someone is authentically unappealing?
... What does Guy Fieri’s character and celebrity say about America?
Is there any ground from which we could judge life as a whole to be good or bad?
... more about saying "yes" to life or saying "no" to all the numerous things that piss him off?
a case of the irrelevant versus the impractical?
Would we actually like him?
What’s the philosophical significance of Mean Girls?
... How can gossip change a culture?
Why do some animals behave in altruistic ways?
Or are they?
Then who was it?
Should we sacrifice ourselves to the machine of the economy?
... How does Smith's idea of virtue and talk of the "impartial spectator" line up with economic growth?
How should we address our fragmented moral landscape, with multiple sources of value that can't be reduced or systematically ordered?
... Does this make all of our moral decisions arbitrary?
Is gossip good after all?
... What does gossip get for us and what's the moral cost?
Are human beings fundamentally different from the rest of the animal world?
... Can what we essentially are be captured in a biological or evolutionary description?
Is the economy more like a machine or a garden or what?
What counts as good evidence for ghosts?
... Is it a matter of faith?
... How do we approach the uncertain?
Who is Hannah Arendt and why should we care?
... How would Arendt feel about being the subject of partisan think pieces?
... Should we read her work—the Origins of Totalitarianism or Eichmann in Jerusalem—to get a better handle on the age of Trump?
Is it just a coincidence that the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation falls on the same year that Britain is trying to 'Brexit'?
Why do we blame drunk drivers who hit someone more than drunk drivers who make it home OK?
... Why do we judge people for things that are beyond their control (when we have strong intuitions that uncontrollable acts don't deserve blame)?
... Does moral luck ultimately swallow all of our behavior?
Do ghosts exist?
... Should a person believe in them?
Is political compromise different from other kinds of compromise?
... When values and ethics are involved, is any compromise morally permissible?
... Is centrism pragmatic or lacking in principles?
So where does that leave some humans we know?
Do you want the WHOLE discussion on the new Blade Runner 2049, the original 1982 film, and the idea packed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
... Dick?
Do difficult situations make good people act badly?
... Are there really "good" and "bad" people, or are we all about the same, but put in different situations?
Would you trust a killer robot more than a banker?
What is Hannity's style?
... Does he present arguments, or is it all on-screen graphics, rapid-fire non-sequiturs and facial expressions?
Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
... What makes us human?
We’re told it’s a post-truth world—so what’s left of the philosophy of knowledge?
The medievals were too firm in their beliefs to entertain skeptical worries, right?
Is life meaningless?
... Are humans just glorified dung beetles, pushing around our piles of poop with no greater purpose?
... What would it take for life to actually be meaningful?
Who am I?
How can we learn from failure?
Does the Jain theory of seven predications (saptabhaṇgī) land them in self-contradiction, or help them to avoid it?
How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth?
... Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up?
Why does apparently trivial ritual play such an important part in some ancient Chinese philosophy?
What do we mean when we say someone is angry?
... Can we identify anger (or any other emotion) via facial expressions, physiological changes, or neural markers?
... Is anger simply a feeling, something that happens to us, or does it involve a judgment?
... How much control do we have over our emotions, and can we be responsible for them?
is there such a thing as an immoral fantasy?
How are guns different from the death app, OK Reaper?
What is wisdom?
What is Art?
Can discrimination be subtle and indirect, as in Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork?
Do you think of your life as a story?
... Does your life have a narrative structure or form?
... Do you identify with your past selves and your future selves?
... If not, can you live a good life, a moral life, an authentic life?
... Can you feel guilt, regret, and resentment?
But is it the real thing?
Should we make Nazi analogies?
... If so, when should we make Nazi analogies?
The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others?
... What in our upbringing can interfere with this development?
But is it philosophy?
The process of dying can be horrible for many, but is there anything bad about death itself?
But is anyone right?
... Is there no disputing about taste?
... Are all tastes equal?
Confused about time?
What are the ethical implications, and do we really need meditation to achieve its alleged ethical benefits?
Are there reliable differences in IQ across races?
For instance, is Trump the natural conclusion of regular GOP politics or is he an aberration?
... And what about the practical, day to day stuff?
Why do we have art at all?
The rituals of remembrance can be powerful and moving, but what moral lesson lies beneath?
Is it always better to be just than unjust?
But is it the wrong end of the stick?
Should we ban male circumcision?
Is intelligence a meaningful, definable concept?
... Can we reliably test for it?
... How much of the variability in IQ across individuals is due to heritable factors?
Do we buy Debord's critique?
... no revolution) just more spectacle?
... Is technology inherently dehumanizing?
... Don't these passivity/anti-technology arguments even apply to books?
... Could Debord's model of authenticity catch on in society as a whole?
What is culture?
What’s real and what’s illusion?
... What happens when our illusions unravel?
... How do expectations affect our experience?
... How can artists use our expectations to manipulate our emotions?
But what is it exactly?
What's wrong with hypocrisy?
Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit?
What's the nature of love/lust?
... Are we really just loving an image we've built while remaining fundamentally isolated?
... And is it just an illusionary social construct that keeps us all from feeling fundamental vertigo?
Are you a victim of crime?
... What are YOUR obligations?
Why does it matter for philosophy, beyond providing an alternative to intelligent design?
... Is it really anti-religious?
... How can well tell if it's really a scientific theory?
... Talking about a species evolving trait X to enable survival sounds teleological; is it really, and is that bad?
... Why would the mind develop through natural selection?
What is the Buddhist conception of not-self?
... When we become aware that the boundaries between us and the world are fluid, what is the “we” that arrives at this insight?
... Can daily meditation make you less of a dick?
... How does evolutionary psychology bear on these questions?
Where does it come from?
... What's its appeal?
... What's its basis?
What are the philosophical ramifications of Darwin's theory of evolution?
Economic Anxiety?
What happens when we discover why we believe the things we believe?
... What if we discover that our values are the product of our cultural tradition, or personal experience, or natural selection?
... Should we be more skeptical of our values once we learn their history?
How would a scientifically minded person argue for the existence of God?
What's the relationship between ethics, reason, and revelation?
... What could "faith" possibly mean to a hard-core rationalist like Spinoza?
... Is it possible to buy into the non-denominational "true religion" without believing any of the dogmas of traditional religion at all?
What’s the relationship between ethics and political power?
... Given that religious factions tend to create strife, what’s the optimal role of the government in mitigating that damage?
... Is theocracy in any way a good idea?
Profiling is commonplace?
... But is it ethical?
ordinances; does it make sense to say that God makes rules for people?
... Also, how does Spinoza deal with alleged miracles given that natural laws are absolute regularities?
What is boundary of your mind?
... Is it contained with your body, or does it extend to the external environment--to your laptop, notebook, smartphone and more?
... Is this a purely terminological question, or one with practical and moral significance?
When I die will I be dead?
Does the recent "Sokal-like" hoax expose the ideological extremism of gender studies?
... Or does it show that certain portions of the "skeptic" community are susceptible to the same biases as their opponents?
Are our ideas of political membership changing in a globalised world?
Could a morally perfect person survive in the modern world?
... Is all this "modernity," which so efficiently computes our desires and provides mechanisms to fulfill them, actually suited to achieve human flourishing?
And who do you need to apologize to?
Is the recent controversy at the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia diagnostic of larger problems in philosophy?
... Can the replication crisis ever be solved?
But is this the reason women drop out in droves?
Is privacy really a fundamental value?
Are general terms like "water" or "dog" just things that we made up to order the world?
How can we not only help one another function, but thrive in the world, while still suffering greatly from life's most extreme slings and arrows, such as the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one?
... How do we learn to become comfortable bumbling through the darkness?
This week we look at the ethical responsibilities of corporations and whistleblowing!You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts?
How can we transcend this notion of separation, and come to realize there is one continuous consciousness and energy, and that we are one with everything?
This week we look at the most famous and controversial cases of euthanasia, applying natural law and situation ethics in the process.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts?
What does it mean to dignify our neighbors?
This week we wrap up religious experience with some analysis and discussion.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts?
Are there any general "laws" of economics that we can be really confident in?
... Do economists discard models if the data doesn't support them?
This week we take a look at conversion experience and the ways in which religious experiences can be interpreted.You can find the main text we will be discussing at the bottom of the page.Thank you for listening!Any thoughts?
Plus, was the the documentary actually good as a film?
Must this be a case of 'conservatives telling conservatives how to be better conservatives', or can a self-proclaimed liberal make common cause with the principled conservative in seeing Trump's actions as violations of the Constitution?
Does the expected value of believing in God outweigh the probability that you're wrong?
... How does belief work--can you just turn it on and off?
... What if you believe in the wrong God?
But what virtues and best practices does the cream of the crop among coaches embody and exemplify?
Baldwin diagnoses our racism-related psycho-social maladies, but how can we best translate his observations into generally applicable philosophical theory?
What if we the American people returned to our heretical origins?
... What if we rediscovered and recovered Nature's God -- the Nature's God that was front and center in our Declaration of Independence?
... What if we engaged again as citizens of our constitutional republic in the way envisioned by our many of our Founders -- a form of engagement based on a belief in Nature's God?
going to help us disabuse people of their false beliefs?
Who will we blame in the future?
How can we harness the power of persuasion and dialogue to change the way we interact with one another, and ultimately to make our democracy more vibrant?
Is the rhetoric of "White Privilege" just the modern way of acknowledging historical and systemic truths of racism, or does it point to a novel way for acknowledging injustice, or does it on the contrary obscure these insights by involving confused claims about group responsibility and guilt?
How do we make sure that every human being, no matter the circumstances in which she starts out her life, has the opportunity to fulfill her promise?
Is it possible to interlace young people's learning experiences and educational curricula with a decidedly values-based approach and ethos?
... And if so, what's the best way -- and the best values to inculcate (and what do we mean by 'values')?
Should gender matter?
... And if so, how, and in what way?
... Through what lenses of empathy and understanding and open-mindedness should we consider gender, whether we are parents or childless, young or old -- but democratic citizens one and all, dedicated to creating a society in which all are treated equally and with dignity?
How does the book relate to real-world politics?
... Is this something that we should actually be afraid our society will turn into?
... Was he predicting history, or was it satire, or what?
What's the relation between language and totalitarianism?
Does our language shape our perception of reality?
... Would you have a child that you knew had a short time to live?
... What color is 'fuschia'?
How should we act?
... What's the relation between ethics and politics?
... Can a bunch of aphorisms written in the distant past for an unapologetically hierarchical culture emphasizing traditional rituals actually give us relevant, welcome advice on these matters?
... Are we even in a position to determine the meaning of these sayings?
How do we best care for and heal ourselves, so we can better care for and help heal others in our orbit?
What kinds of difference should be celebrated?
... How can we forge a greater sense of fellow feeling with all our fellow humans, regardless of their dispositions, stances, outlooks?
How do they make podcasts that stay relevant for so long?
How can design thinking help us, at any age and stage of life, to become more of a global citizen?
Do competing values ultimately reduce to a single set of moral principles?
How do we make America again?
... How do we 'make America' -- bring its promise and practice into ever greater alignment -- again and again and again?
How do we become a genuinely integrated self, so we can flourish in ways that forever push outward the boundaries of who we can?
... How can we sculpt a self that blends the best of Eastern and Western (and Northern and Southern, for that matter) philosophies and perspectives of self -- of human thoughts, sensations, feelings, the mind/body process -- on individual and grander scales?
What does it take to make the most timeless music?
... What part does human suffering have to play in the creation of such music?
... What kinds of formative experiences do many of the greatest composers and music makers have in common?
... What lies at the core, the heart and soul, of our most acclaimed music makers and musicians?
If you lived forever, could life be meaningful at all?
... If you accept the 'finiteness' of life, then what must you do to engage in a fruitful search for meaning?
... How do we make our life narrative both intelligible and consummately meaningful?
How do we each best go about repairing the world?
... With so many wonderful causes to support and dedicate ourselves to, where should we put our focus?
What is money?
... What has to happen, what conditions have to be fulfilled -- in this "Post-Truth Era", or any other -- for money to fulfill its ideal role in society?
What is money?
... What has to happen, in this "Post-Truth Era," for it to fulfill its ideal role in society?
How do we human beings best go about blooming where we're planted?
Our ideas of manhood and womanhood determine the ways in which we raise and socialize our children, but how much does gender in a particular society depend on that society's relationship with violence?
... What happens when, all of a sudden, women are allowed to participate in a form of violence once reserved for men?
Or is it?
Should a state with liberal values recognise marriage?