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Philosophy Podcast Episodes (Ranked)

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

Updated: 2019-Mar-24 14:01 UTC. Listed episodes: 969. Hide descriptions. Rank is based on episode age and number of members of this list following podcast's indicated Twitter feed (see scores). Switch to chronological view. Search. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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1.thumbnailPhilip Pettit on the Birth of Ethics
Where did ethics come from? Philip Pettit tells an 'as if' story about the birth of ethics that is designed to illuminate what ethics is and why it evolved on this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from Patreon donors for this episode. (@philosophybites, 2019-Feb-25)
2.thumbnailChristian Miller on the Character Gap
Christian Miller believes that there is a character gap, a gap between what we think we are like morally and how we actually behave. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he explores the psychology of moral behaviour, and how we can become better people. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation. (@philosophybites, 2019-Feb-25)
3.thumbnailHoP 321 - Judith Herrin on Byzantium and Islam
Historian Judith Herrin joins us to talk about competition and mutual influence between Islam and Byzantium. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-24)
4.thumbnailHAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy
Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-17)
5.thumbnailHoP 320 - People of the South - Byzantium and Islam
Intellectual exchange between Christians and Muslims, and the later flowering of Syriac literature including the philosopher Bar Hebraeus. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-10)
6.thumbnailHow to shape your character
Epictetus reminds us that character is a matter of habit. Willfully change your habits, and you will be on your way toward becoming a better human being. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-22)
7.thumbnailEpisode 57, ‘Pantheism: Personhood, Consciousness and God’ with Sam Coleman (Part I)
Specialising in philosophy of mind, Sam Coleman is a reader in philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire. Coleman’s main work centres around questions concerning consciousness, predominantly, on what has come to be known as ‘the hard problem of consciousness’. To paraphrase Colin McGinn, the problem can be summarised as follows: how does soggy grey matter give rise to vivid technicolour ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Mar-24)
8.thumbnailWelcoming Cicero to our line up
This episode features our first discussion of Cicero. While not a Stoic (he considered himself an Academic Skeptic), he was sympathetic to Stoic philosophy, and frequently borrowed from it to create his own eclectic blend of moral philosophy. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-21)
9.thumbnail476: Immigration and Multiculturalism
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/immigration-and-multiculturalism. Whether for economic reasons or to flee violence and persecution, immigration rates continue to climb globally. At the same time, opposition to immigration and intolerance of multiculturalism is also growing. Should cultural or ethnic identity ever be a factor in immigration policy? Do immigrants have an obligation... (@philtalkradio, 2019-Mar-11)
10.thumbnailWe Are Not Good
Hmmm, I give off a little bit of my opinion in this one. Just went down the rabbit hole. I'm posting because I want all your thoughts. How good are we? When I hear this question, I want my gut reaction to be yes, of course, we are good! But the thinking side of me starts to take over, ‘but is this the case?’ Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast a... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Mar-21)
11.thumbnailTechne-logy
The ancient Greek root of our word "technology" is techne, which means "craftsmanship" or "art". In a world where technology today is thought of in mechanistic terms - consumer items that simply appear in our lives and perform certain functions - is it time we rediscovered the techne behind its development? (@RadioNational, 2019-Mar-24)
12.thumbnailThese are your choices
Seneca, building on the Stoic concept of universal causation, reminds us that we don't get to say how the universe works. Our only choices are to accept it (and work within it), or take "the open door," as Epictetus puts it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-20)
13.thumbnailEpisode 160: Everything is Meaningless: The Book of Ecclesiastes
David and Tamler dive into the book of Ecclesiastes, an absurdist classic that is somehow also a book of the Bible. Is everything meaningless, vain, and a chasing after the wind? Are humans just the same as animals? Are wise people no better off than fools? Will God judge us after we die, rewarding the good people and punishing the shit-heels? What if there is no afterlife and this is all we get? ... (@verybadwizards, 2019-Mar-19)
14.thumbnailHelen Beebee on Possible Worlds
Philosophers often talk about possible worlds. Is this just a way of describing counterfactual situations? As Helen Beebee explains, some of them believe that possible worlds actually exist. This episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast is supported by the Marc Sanders Foundation and by Patreon donations. (@philosophybites, 2019-Jan-14)
15.thumbnailCan we really improve ourselves?
Seneca reminds us that although some people are naturally more virtuous than others, and that much depends on our family upbringing, we are capable of making rational decisions as adults. So make the decision to practice every day to become a better human being. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-19)
16.thumbnailEpisode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Two)
Continuing on Jean-Paul Sartre's Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate (1946). Is there an "authentic" way to respond to persecution? As part of his critique of anti-semitism, Sartre criticized the responses of some Jews to this situation, e.g. denying that the persecution exists, pretending to not be Jewish, or in any way accepting the terms of anti-semitism and setting up o... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Mar-18)
17.thumbnailDiscussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing
In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic. How can publishers and authors contribute to this process? This podcast addresses this issue. We interview Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, whose book, The Good Drone: How Social Movements Democratize Surveillance (forthcoming with MIT Pr... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Mar-19)
18.thumbnailWisdom as a better filter to examine your life
Seneca provides us with one of the best definitions of wisdom. Let's see what it means, and how to apply it to our daily life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-18)
19.thumbnailAnnouncement! Bonus: Examining Yourself: Is the Self an Illusion?
Hello everyone! A big announcement in this one friends. Plus, some audio to let you know what the heck I'm talking about. Yeet, Youtube channel!!!! Please subscribe, give a thumbs up, and watch the video to help support! Link: https://youtu.be/2PLAu5lj2iw (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Mar-18)
20.thumbnailHAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition
An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-03)
21.thumbnail0G49: The Ricklantis Mixup and Aesthetics, Part 1
Aw Jeez, we're grabbing all sorts of third rails on this one. We're doing a multi-parter on an episode of Rick and morty, some might say THE episode of Rick and Morty, and we're talking aesthetics, AND we're going to try to figure out why T.S. Eliot thinks art can't improve and what he means by that and is he right or is he proven wrong by Ricklantis being possibly the best episode of television e... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-20)
22.thumbnailListener Qs 7
No snark or satire or pop culture references here, just a big earnest thank you for supporting us and making all this possible. We've had so much fun and we've just barely scratched the surface. So yeah, thanks! Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): ht... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-20)
23.thumbnailEpisode 60 - James "Jack" Justus
On Episode 60, Nick chats with Dr. James “Jack” Justus, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Floria State University, about how his early interest in the outdoors led to his work in the philosophy of conservation ecology, his heroic attempt to integrate decision theory and environmental ethics, and his upcoming book on the philosophy of ecology. (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Mar-18)
24.thumbnail#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas
In this episode you’ll hear the philosophical history of “doubt” and learn why a healthy dose of skepticism can help us face our fears in work and life today. Philosophy professor Nick Pappas and host Monica McCarthy chat about Socrates’ contributions to the topic of doubt and how we can apply his lessons in order to live more well-examined lives. #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org Faceboo... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2019-Mar-19)
25.thumbnailEp83 - Philosophy and Environmental Policy
In episode 83 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Andrew Light on “Philosophy and Environmental Policy.” Dr. Light is University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institu... (@PhilosophyBB, 2019-Mar-12)
26.thumbnailThe Forever War
This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the forever war characterized by regime change, a surge, drawdowns, and then re-engagement across three Presidential administrations. We take a retrospective of the entire war, from the forgotten events of the lead-up to its total financial and moral costs to date. Journalist Douglas Wissing and Professor Neta Crawford of the Cost... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Mar-16)
27.thumbnailMarcus Aurelius and the chocolate cake
Marcus Aurelius exhorts us to not just do it, but slow down, think about it, and then see if we really want to do it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-15)
28.thumbnailInto The Void - A Conversation With ETV's Aaron R (2)
Without free will or agency is morality possible? What could we ever really say we know about morality, is such knowledge possible and how would we go about knowing it? I go deep in my second part with Aaron from the Embrace The Void podcast. https://voidpod.com https://www.patreon.com/PoliticalPhilosophyPodcast (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Mar-17)
29.thumbnailE29: Hustling Past the Graveyard - Ideation in the New Gilded Age
“If you want new ideas, read old books.” -Ivan Pavlov This was the sentiment Ryan witnessed at an evolution conference a few years back. On the one hand, it is a condemnation of the state of originality in science. And, on the other, it is a commendation of its resourcefulness. But why the need for such resourcefulness? What’s the problem? In this episode the Dawdlers talk about the stat... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Mar-18)
30.thumbnailEpisode 56, ‘Utopia for Realists’ with Rutger Bregman (Part II)
Rutger Bregman is a historian and author, best known for his bestselling book, Utopia for Realists: and how we can get there. Arguing for new utopian ideas such as a fifteen-hour work week and universal basic income, Utopia for Realists has been translated into over 30 different languages, making headlines and sparking movements across the world. Despite the fact we’ve never had it better, says ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Mar-17)
31.thumbnailStoicism and war
Seneca says it in uncertain terms: it is not wisdom that contrives arms, or walls, or instruments useful in war; nay, her voice is for peace, and she summons all mankind to concord. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-14)
32.thumbnailAre we enlightened?
Most of us think of the European Enlightenment as a historical period during which society cast off the shackles of mythic thinking. Today, mythic thinking is alive and well in the era of neo-liberal capitalism - at least that's according to the analysis of critical theory, a mode of philosophy deeply rooted in the dynamics of history. Critical theory comes to us via Max Horkheimer and Theodor Ado... (@RadioNational, 2019-Mar-17)
33.thumbnailThe three parts of philosophy
Seneca summarizes the reasons why to live a good life (the domain of Ethics) one has to learn how to reason well (Logic) and how to better understand the world (Physics). Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-13)
34.thumbnailSpider-Man: The Growing Pains of Life
I talk some Spider-Man in this one friends! More so focussing on the new one, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Anyway, how does this film connect with the audience? It connects with everyone, that's the point. But what does this connection do for our lives? What does it force us to examine? Tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full A... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Mar-13)
35.thumbnailEpisode #129 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 5 - Difference
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze. Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :) (@iamstephenwest, 2019-Mar-16)
36.thumbnailEpisode #128 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 4 - Flows
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze. Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :) (@iamstephenwest, 2019-Mar-16)
37.thumbnailEpisode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part One)
On Jean-Paul Sartre's Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate (1946) and "Black Orpheus" (1948). How can we best understand the psychology of racism? Sartre condemns anti-Semitism as denying the facts of the human condition: the responsibility for fixing problems and not blaming them on a demonized other. But he also criticizes "the democrat" for a humanism that pretends we're ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Mar-11)
38.thumbnailConstellary Tales #6: Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report" (PEL Crossover Special)
PEL's Mark Linsenmayer joins hosts Ken Gerber and Brian Hirt to weigh in on the philosophical implications of precognitive crime fighting in Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report." Brian quizzes Mark and Ken on PKD movie trivia. Get more Constellary Tales podcasts, and read original sf in the magazine at constellary.com. Listen to PEL #175 on Blade Runner. (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Mar-11)
39.thumbnailConcern yourself with careful living
Seneca criticizes the tendency of some philosophers to spend a lot of time trying to develop more carerful ways of speaking, at the expense of figuring out more careful ways of living. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-12)
40.thumbnailHere's your top priority in life
Seneca says that it causes far too much discomfort to the ears of others to be recognized as a learned person. Better for us and everyone else to be recognized as a good person. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-11)
41.thumbnailElizabeth Schechter, "Self-Consciousness and Split Brains: The Mind's I" (Oxford UP, 2018)
Human brains have two hemispheres whose major connection is the corpus callosum, which enables information to be shared between the hemispheres. Split-brain subjects are people whose corpus callosum has been surgically cut to alleviate epilepsy. This and other similar operations or conditions yield an odd phenomenon in which the patient appears to be two agents: for example, in controlled experime... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Mar-11)
42.thumbnailAuthenticity
Melvyn Bragg and guests dicuss what it means to be oneself, a question explored by philosophers from Aristotle to the present day, including St Augustine, Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Sartre. In Hamlet, Polonius said 'To thine own self be true', but what is the self, and what does it mean to be true to it, and why should you be true? To Polonius, if you are true to yourself, ‘thou canst not be f... (@BBCInOurTime, 2019-Mar-14)
43.thumbnailHoP 319 - Georgia on My Mind - Petritsi and the Proclus Revival
The Neoplatonist Proclus gets mixed reviews from Christians, as Nicholas of Methone refutes him but the Georgian philosopher Ioane Petritsi helps to revive his thought. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-24)
44.thumbnail0G48: Groundhog Day and Buddhist Virtue Theory
Rise and shine, philosonaughts, and don't forget your space suit, cause it's voidy outside! We're stretching the concept of sci-fi to the brink by doing Groundhog Day and discussing how it's the perfect parable for the Buddhist version of virtue theory that Aaron finds so very tempting. Rise and shine, spacebrains, and don't forget your space vats, cause it's voidy outside! We're pushing the conce... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-13)
45.thumbnailIn order to learn something new you need to forget what you think you already know
Epictetus advises his students, and all of us, to drop our preconceptions and actually open our minds to new notions. Try to practice that the next time you engage in a "conversation" on social media. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-08)
46.thumbnailEp87 - Going to College in the Sixties
In this 87th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. John Thelin, University Research Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky and author of Going to College in the Sixties. John is an historian and author of many books, including his widely read and studied A History of American Higher Education. He was honor... (@PhilosophyBB, 2019-Mar-04)
47.thumbnailMORAL LUCK A Conversation With ETV's Aaron Rabinowitz
MORAL LUCK A Conversation With ETV's Aaron Rabinowitz by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Mar-10)
48.thumbnailEpisode 56, ‘Utopia for Realists’ with Rutger Bregman (Part I)
Rutger Bregman is a historian and author, best known for his bestselling book, Utopia for Realists: and how we can get there. Arguing for new utopian ideas such as a fifteen-hour work week and universal basic income, Utopia for Realists has been translated into over 30 different languages, making headlines and sparking movements across the world. Despite the fact we’ve never had it better, says ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Mar-10)
49.thumbnail408: The Philanthropy Trap
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/philanthropy-trap. Many of us generally admire people who donate large sums of money to charity. Yet people donate for all sorts of reasons – some selfless, some not so much. Should we consider philanthropy as mere ego expression for the wealthy, or is it genuinely altruistic behavior? If philanthropists are so concerned with having an impact on ... (@philtalkradio, 2019-Feb-25)
50.thumbnailSeneca criticizes the institution of war
In a rather forceful passage Seneca makes a strong political statement, referring to Roman imperialism as "sacrilege on a grand scale." Unfortunately, two millennia later, we still honor that sort of sacrilege, which flies in the face of the virtue of justice and the concept of cosmopolitanism. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-07)
51.thumbnailE28: The Pleistocene - Part II
Back with Part II of The Pleistocene, Ryan blathers on as H-dog harnesses a mega-punnage. This is the exciting part so are you not excited!? Anyway, enjoy the data dump. Yer welcome. “The” Dawdler’s 00:04:27 – Housekeeping (Sammy Harris-style) 00:17:06 – The Epistemological State of Human Prehistory 00:30:14 – Hominine Lineages 00:36:21 – Stone Toolmaking ... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Mar-10)
52.thumbnailFree speech crisis on campus?
With freedom of speech at Australian universities currently under governmental review, we explore the notion of free speech on campus. Should what gets said at universities - and who gets to say it - be regulated? And is the supposed "free speech crisis" just a front for the culture wars? (@RadioNational, 2019-Mar-10)
53.thumbnailWealth doesn't make you a better person
Seneca constructs another logical argument to make the point that wealth is not an intrinsic good. Rather, it is how it is used that can be good or bad. Know any virtuous billionaires, by chance? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-06)
54.thumbnailEpisode 159: You Have the Right to Go to Prison
Poor and black defendants have more legal rights than ever, but that didn't stop mass incarceration. Why is that? We talk about a paper by Paul Butler called "Poor People Lose: Gideon and the Critique of Rights." Plus, we answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind: how to live as an anti-natalist. And Tamler is appalled to discover David's anti-natalist leanings. (@verybadwizards, 2019-Mar-05)
55.thumbnailEpisode 210: Frantz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part Two)
Continuing on Black Skin White Masks (1952), starting with the influential ch. 4 "The Fact of Blackness." Are the successive coping strategies to racism (including "anti-racist racism" and embrace of negritude) that Fanon describes necessary steps in a dialectic which should be encouraged, or would it be best to learn from his "mistakes" and jump right to the humanistic end-point? With guest Lawre... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Mar-04)
56.thumbnailEpisode 210: Franz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part Two)
Continuing on Black Skin White Masks (1952), starting with the influential ch. 4 "The Fact of Blackness." Are the successive coping strategies to racism (including "anti-racist racism" and embrace of negritude) that Fanon describes necessary steps in a dialectic which should be encouraged, or would it be best to learn from his "mistakes" and jump right to the humanistic end-point? With guest Lawre... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Mar-04)
57.thumbnailChance events are not good for you
Seneca builds a simple argument to show that random events, like winning a lottery, are actually not good for you, despite appearances to the contrary. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-05)
58.thumbnailStoic Lessons for a Toxic Political Climate
Woooo, I try to get all Stoic in this one friend. I found some interesting quotes that made me think of our terrible current state of political discourse. Listen in for some Stoic lessons to consider before your next political debate with your neighbor. Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy ... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Mar-05)
59.thumbnail#045 Failure With Jean-Paul Sartre and Olivia Goldhill
Kicking off Season 3 of The Happier Hour, is guest Olivia Goldhill, a journalist who specializes in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience as we explore the topic of FAILURE. You’ll learn what Jean-Paul Sartre and the Existentialists can teach us about failure, and why so much of the current self-help advice gets failure wrong. #TheHappierHour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappi... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2019-Mar-07)
60.thumbnailMuch of what we have is superfluous
Seneca says that his life's journey taught him that much of what we possess is superfluous, and indeed positively gets in the way of living a good life. He ought to know, as we discuss in this episode. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-04)
61.thumbnailEpisode 112: Myisha Cherry discusses the skill of conversation
In this episode, Myisha Cherry argues that having a productive conversation with someone often involves explicitly laying out each person's background experiences and expectations. (@ElucidationsPod, 2019-Mar-07)
62.thumbnailHAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition
What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-17)
63.thumbnail0G47: Annihilation and Deep Ecology, Part 2
::Maynard James Keenan does weird synthesizer stuff in a way that totally works:: Strap in friends, it's time to get weird! We're taking that tasty body horror from part one and we're cranking up the David Lynch. Lean into the confusion and embrace the ambiguity, as a PZ Meyers alien clone walks us through the theory of Deep Ecology, a view that seeks to replace our individual centric models with ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Mar-06)
64.thumbnailNo Offense
What if you could sue someone for calling you a racial slur? In the 90s, one country that always looked very similar to America decided to allow it, rolling back the rights to free speech in the interest of protecting victims of hate speech. Is the result a slippery slope to government tyranny, or a more harmonious society? The moral right to hate speech does not run as deep in the U.S. as most pe... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Mar-02)
65.thumbnailWhen to care, or not, about other people's opinions
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that all too often we care far too much about the opinions of people we do not actually hold in high esteem. If they judge us badly according to mistaken values, the problem is theirs, not ours. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Mar-01)
66.thumbnailGuy Axtell, "Problems of Religious Luck: Assessing the Limits of Reasonable Religious Disagreement" (Lexington, 2019)
Our lives are shot through with contingency – where, when, and into what circumstances we are born is largely a matter of chance. And yet those features play determining roles in our lives. The languages we speak, the customs we practice, as well as our tastes and ambitions, all seem to depend largely on luck. In many cases, this is also true of our religious convictions. Hence a puzzle: it is c... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Mar-01)
67.thumbnail475: The 2019 Dionysus Awards
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/2019-dionysus-awards. What movies of the past year challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways? Josh and Ken talk to philosophers, film critics, and listeners as they present their sixth (mostly) annual Dionysus Awards for the most thoughtful films of the past year, including: • Least Superficial Superhero Movie ... (@philtalkradio, 2019-Feb-18)
68.thumbnailEpisode 55, Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Published in 1915, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a gruelling and ironic depiction of the pressures imposed by family and profession in the Twentieth Century. The novella centres around travelling salesman Gregor Samsa who, one morning, finds himself transformed into an insect. What follows, depending on the interpretation, is a reflection of how modern life provides a misunderstanding of pr... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Mar-03)
69.thumbnailMake your life the best it can be given the materials you are given
Seneca brings up a parallel between the life of virtue and the art of a sculptor like Phidias. Just like a good sculptor will make the best art that the materials at his disposal permit, so we can be good human beings regardless of the specific circumstances of our lives. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-28)
70.thumbnailJESUS, SEX, AND THE FAMILY A conversation with Dale Martin (2)
What was the sexuality of the historical Jesus? Did he have romantic partners? What did Jesus and Paul teach about teach about the desirability or permissibility of sex, what where their views on the family, and how should all of that impact how we live today? (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Mar-02)
71.thumbnailE27: The Pleistocene - Part I
Finally!! Ryan gets to talk about the Pleistocene—the epoch in which a new ice age began and we sapiens evolved…into incredible narcissists the likes of which the world has never seen. Two things: In this episode 1) Ryan nerds out while Harland lends intermittent support and 2) this is the first part of a two part series some (specifically Ryan, for fear of being alone in his appreciation of... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Mar-03)
72.thumbnailExistentialism and crisis
Existentialism entered the popular consciousness after World War 2, and for many it still has a mid-century ring to it. But how does it look look today, especially in an age where the unfolding environmental crisis calls for something more than radical humanism? (@RadioNational, 2019-Mar-03)
73.thumbnailEveryone is a good pilot on a calm sea
Seneca uses a sailing metaphor to remind us that hardship in life, just like a storm at sea, is what truly tests our virtue, as the storm tests the pilot's skills. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-27)
74.thumbnailEpisode 59 - Branden Fitelson
On Episode 59, Nick chats with Dr. Branden Fitelson, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, about his early days working in mathematics and physics as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA contractor, his highly-social approach to doing and learning philosophy, his work on probability in scientific inference, the story of the Formal Epistemology ... (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Feb-28)
75.thumbnailEpisode 210: Frantz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part One)
On Black Skin White Masks (1952). How does growing up in a racist society mess people up? Fanon's "clinical study" includes phenomenology, poetry, and a lot of existentialism, which means that the "let's embrace negritude in the face of bigotry" solution isn't ultimately available to him: We're all radically free, with no race-specific essence, whether positive or negative. With guest Lawrence War... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-25)
76.thumbnailTreat yourself as you would a sick friend
Seneca dispels the stereotype of Stoics as going through life with a stiff upper lip. Stoic training doesn't insulate us from sufferings. It gives us tools to deal with suffering. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-26)
77.thumbnailThe Meaning of Life
I'm biting off more than I can chew in this one friends. Life motto. Luckily, I seek answers from those much wiser than me. So today, I examine the question we all attempt to contemplate, what is the meaning of life? Utilizing perspectives from Viktor Frankl, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and dogs. Tune in and let me know what you think of my attempt! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, r... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Feb-26)
78.thumbnailModerate insanity is not a good thing
Seneca directly takes on the Peripatetics, followers of Aristotle, and criticizes their notion that virtue always lies in the middle. Some things, like insanity, or anger, are not good even in small quantities. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-25)
79.thumbnailHoP 318 - Oliver Primavesi on Greek Manuscripts
Peter's Munich colleague Oliver Primavesi tells us how Greek manuscripts are used to establish the text of authors like Aristotle. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-10)
80.thumbnailPodchaser Interview of Mark Linsenmayer: Partially Examined Life and Nakedly Examined Music
Morgan DeLisle, writer for the PodChaser "Behind the Streams Blog," interviewed Mark for a feature of our podcasts. Learn about the origins of PEL and NEM, how we make the shows, and what's coming up. Listen to all of the PEL network podcasts at partiallyexaminedlife.com, or subscribe to them individually on Apple Podcasts or via your preferred player. (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-23)
81.thumbnail0G46: Annihilation and Catastrophic Destruction, Part 1
::Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young casually play in the background:: Oh, hey, didn't see you there. Welcome to part one of Annihilation. There's a supernatural doins a transpiring, but cause this is the south we're going to meander our way into it like an albino croc at feeding time. We're joined by special guest PZ Meyers for this journey into the heart or weirdness. He'll be playing the role of ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-27)
82.thumbnailPlanning is more important than worrying about outcomes
Epictetus wonders why people pay attention to outcomes, which are outside of their control, and not so much to planning, which very much is under their control. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-22)
83.thumbnail474: What Do We Owe Future Generations?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/what-do-we-owe-future-generations. We talk about owing future generations a better world. We might also think that we should do things for future generations even if our actions might not benefit present-day people. But is it possible to have obligations to people who are not yet born? Can people who do not exist be said to have rights that we shou... (@philtalkradio, 2019-Feb-11)
84.thumbnailGENDER IN THE NEW TESAMENT A Conversation With Dale Martin
Dale Martin returns to the podcast! We cover Paul’s ideas about resurrection, the gender of the resurrected dead, the gender spectrum in the ancient world, the modern invention of the male/ female dichotomy, and postmodernism. (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Feb-24)
85.thumbnailShorts - E13: The Future
If you've got a 401k you might think you have comfort that awaits you in 20-30 years. You might consider yourself able to live without working, seeing yourself eating simple meals and meeting friends on easy adventures without a thought toward responsibility. Or maybe you have a dentist appointment tomorrow and you hate the dentist because they always make you feel bad about yourself. Or may... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-25)
86.thumbnailThe orchestra of your mind
Seneca draws a beautiful analogy between the harmonious sounds of an orchestra and the harmonious thinking of a well structured mind. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-21)
87.thumbnailEpisode 55, Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis (Part III - The Meaning)
Published in 1915, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a gruelling and ironic depiction of the pressures imposed by family and profession in the Twentieth Century. The novella centres around travelling salesman Gregor Samsa who, one morning, finds himself transformed into an insect. What follows, depending on the interpretation, is a reflection of how modern life provides a misunderstanding of pr... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Feb-24)
88.thumbnailOn the way
John Kaag is a philosopher who travelled to the Swiss Alps with the aim of putting into practice some of Nietzsche's recommendations for "becoming who you are". In his memoir Hiking With Nietzsche, what he finds is that following in the footsteps of the great German thinker requires big shoes. (@RadioNational, 2019-Feb-24)
89.thumbnailIf you want to understand things, write them down
Seneca suggests that we should alternate between reading and writing in order to truly understand and internalize new concepts. Which, of course, is yet another way to achieve a major goal of Stoic training: arrive at better and better judgments. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-20)
90.thumbnailEthan Mills, "Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa" (Lexington Books, 2018)
Skepticism has a long history in the Western tradition, from Pyrrhonian Skepticism in the Hellenistic period to more contemporary forms of skepticism most often used as foils to theories of knowledge. The existence of skepticism in Indian Philosophy, however, has long been neglected in favor of dogmatic positions. In Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Hars... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Feb-20)
91.thumbnailEpisode 158: False Dichotomies and Oral Reciprocity
David and Tamler talk about the invasion of dual process theories in psychology. Why do we love theories that divide complex phenomena into just two categories? Is there any evidence to back up these theories? Are we distorting our understanding of the mind and morality? And what we can do to get out of this mess? Plus, Liam Neeson, moral pet peeves, and oral ethics. (@verybadwizards, 2019-Feb-19)
92.thumbnailEpisode 209: Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part Two: Discussion)
Continuing on Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018). Fukuyama recommends a "creedal national identity" as a solution for tribalism; does this work? Is this "demand for recognition" that he describes foundational for the act of making an ethical claim? For self-consciousness itself? How does ideology prejudice the sort of theorizing that Fukuyama engages in? Listen ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-18)
93.thumbnailRead books, it's good for you
Seneca gives this most sensical of advices: read books by others, especially if they disagree with you. Turns out, it's a good way to improve our judgments of things, a major goal of Stoic training. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-19)
94.thumbnailHAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge
Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-03)
95.thumbnailPay attention to the past in order to tackle the future
Seneca reminds us that -- although we live in the here and now -- we profit from reflecting on our mistakes, so long as we do not indulge emotionally on them. Regret is not a Stoic value. Learning is. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-18)
96.thumbnail0G45: Star Trek Next Gen 4-22 and Cultural Relativism vs Ethical Pluralism
It's tempting to sweep into these show notes like a certain loudmouthed Betazoid and start spreading pate related puns, but it just doesn't feel right. This is a beautiful hour of television and y'all all deserve to go watch it unspoilered. Really the very best that Star Trek has to offer. Cultural Relativism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_relativism Ethical Pluralism: www.ethik.uzh.ch... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-20)
97.thumbnailShorts - E12: Scarcity
How much do you really want something? Is it worth the price? Who decides you want it anyway? In this Dawdlers Short, we explore our thoughts on scarcity. And to commemorate this topic, it will only be available for 100,000 days so get it while it lasts!! (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-20)
98.thumbnailRisky Business
How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free? The Supreme Court has refused to answer this question, but algorithms have, and many courts across the country are going with the algorithm.  At different stages of the criminal justice system, computerized risk-assessment algorithms are slowly replacing bail hearing... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Feb-16)
99.thumbnailLife is more like wrestling than dancing
We take a look at one of the most famous metaphors in Stoicism, the notion put forth by Marcus Aurelius that life is a bit like wrestling: we need to be prepared and alert, because the next move may be unexpected. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-15)
100.thumbnailLIBERTARIANISM 3 War And The Elite
The first world war and economic crisis explode into the world in the 3rd part of our series on the ideologies of libertarianism and progressive liberalism. How do ideologies deal with huge system shocks like these? What is the role of elites in ideological creation and consumption? (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Feb-17)
101.thumbnailToo much logic is not good for your health
Seneca reminds us that logic is crucial in order to figure out how to live a good life. But logic chopping is actually deleterious to it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-14)
102.thumbnailEpisode 55, Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Part II - The Plot)
Published in 1915, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a gruelling and ironic depiction of the pressures imposed by family and profession in the Twentieth Century. The novella centres around travelling salesman Gregor Samsa who, one morning, finds himself transformed into an insect. What follows, depending on the interpretation, is a reflection of how modern life provides a misunderstanding of pr... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Feb-17)
103.thumbnailThe Matrix: The Value of Reality
The original Matrix film has become a cultural phenomenon, one that seems only to gain further relevance with age. A film originally released in 1999 was ahead of its time for the questions it raised. The question I want you to consider today: is it so crazy to plug into the Matrix? Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Feb-14)
104.thumbnailEp82 - BC16 - On Addams and Dewey
In this 82nd episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 16th “breadcrumb” episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Marilyn Fischer back on the show to talk about the relationship between Jane Addams and John Dewey. As a reminder, Marilyn is a Professor Emerita at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy and American Pragmatism. She focuses especial... (@PhilosophyBB, 2019-Feb-09)
105.thumbnailE26: Hofstadter's Scrumptious Edibles - Analogy as the Core of Cognition
Does A = A or not!? Or is it just approximate? Or none of it… We Dawdlers take a dip into the book Surfaces and Essences by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander on the significance of analogy-making in thinking. 00:04:40 – The book itself 00:14:30 – The man himself // Form and content 00:18:06 – The form of the content // The main thesis 00:25:15 – Analogy and category // Cat... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-17)
106.thumbnailWalter Benjamin: multimedia prototype?
As an intellectual oddball in the early 20th century, Walter Benjamin appears to have been a precursor of the cross-disciplinary hybrid thinkers we celebrate today. Was he the first multimedia journalist? (@RadioNational, 2019-Feb-17)
107.thumbnailNot all indifferents are created equal
Seneca reminds us that there is a difference among the so-called indifferents. Life, health, and education, for instance, are a bit more highly ranked than your favorite gelato flavor. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-13)
108.thumbnailEpisode 209: Guest Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part One)
Talking to the author about Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018). What motivates people? Frank points to thymos, the demand for recognition, as at the root of both the "end of history" (i.e., democracy as demand for equal recognition) and our current tribalist stalemates, involving desires to be seen—in virtue of group membership—as superior. Thymos may in fac... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-11)
109.thumbnailThe difference between Stoicism and stoicism
In our 300th episode we look at how Seneca very clearly separates Stoicism (the philosophy) from stoicism (the attitude of going through life with a stiff upper lip). Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-12)
110.thumbnailHoP 317 - Made by Hand - Byzantine Manuscripts
Without handwritten copies produced by Byzantine scribes, we would know almost nothing about ancient philosophy. How and why were they made? (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-27)
111.thumbnailBe magnanimous toward others
Seneca reminds us that we should interpret other people's actions and words in a generous manner, instead of conjuring the worst possible scenario. It is, after all, the way we would like to be treated. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-11)
112.thumbnailJonathan Birch, "The Philosophy of Social Evolution" (Oxford UP, 2017)
It seems to go against evolutionary theory for an individual to give up its own chances at reproducing in order to increase the fitness of others. Yet social behavior is found throughout nature, from bacteria and social insects to wolves, whales, and of course humans. What makes self-sacrifice to any degree even possible, given that self-interested behavior is the default? In The Philosophy of Soc... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Feb-11)
113.thumbnailEpisode 58 - Deborah Mayo
On Episode 58, Nick chats with Deborah Mayo, Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, about how she learned to apply statistics to key problems in the philosophy of science, how to think about replication and other pressing statistical issues in the social and biological sciences, and her new book, Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Stati... (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Feb-12)
114.thumbnailOG44: Bandersnatch and the Ethics of Mental Illness Representation, Part 2
Like Netflix, we're going to soak this thing for all its worth. How many hours of your life can we steal making you click through episodes trying to find easter eggs?! Really though, for all the innovations in this episode, it feel painfully underdeveloped in the arguably unethical way it makes use of tropes that are harmful to people with mental illness, and it felt like that deserved a main segm... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-13)
115.thumbnailShorts - E11: Authority
Are you talkin' to me? This week the Dawdlers contemplate asymmetrical power dynamics regarding behavioral modification; from parent/child to peace officer/citizen, how do we feel about and deal with exertions of Authority? (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-13)
116.thumbnailNEM#91: Rachel Taylor Brown's Decorated Aphorisms
Portland-based singer-songwriter Rachel has released 10 albums of off-kilter, usually piano-based, lyric-heavy indie rock since the mid '00s. We discuss "Maker" and "God" (plus the intro "Gyre") from Run Tiny Human (2018), "Taxidermy" from World so Sweet (2011), and "Ormolu" from Ormolu (2006), and also listen to "We'll Have A" from Falimy (2014). For more, see racheltaylorbrown.com. Hear more Nak... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-08)
117.thumbnailPaul Sagar on Scepticism about Philosophy
Throughout its history there have been challenges to the status of philosophy. Paul Sagar discusses some of these in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation in making this podcast, and for donations from Patreon patrons. (@philosophybites, 2018-Nov-27)
118.thumbnailDo you still need somebody to wipe your nose?
Epictetus, with his sarcastic sense of humor, reminds a student that he doesn't need to pray to deal with a bad situation. He already has all the tools he needs: courage, fortitude, and endurance. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-08)
119.thumbnail473: Envy – Vice or Virtue?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/envy-vice-or-virtue. Bertrand Russell said that envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness, and it's well known as one of the seven deadly sins. But is envy always a bad thing? Is it simply a petty emotion we should try to avoid, or could envy help us understand ourselves more? Is envy rooted in unhealthy comparison with others, or does ... (@philtalkradio, 2019-Jan-28)
120.thumbnailEpisode 044: Laura Pérez on Seeing Corruption
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Laura Pérez about visual experiences and social institutions, how is corruption inherent in our visual experiences, corruption and authenticity, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
121.thumbnailEpisode 039: Kris Sealey on Bad Faith
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kris Sealey about decolonialism, the role of the stereotype, Bad Faith's subversive potential, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
122.thumbnailEpisode 037: Michele Moody-Adams on Monuments & Memorials
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Michele Moody-Adams about monuments and memorials, their similarities and differences, arguments for their destruction, the democratic possibilities of both, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
123.thumbnailEpisode 036: Colleen Murphy on Reconciliation
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Colleen Murphy about reconciliation, its connection with forgiveness, its role in transitional justice, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
124.thumbnailEpisode 038: Carrie Jenkins on Love & Happiness
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Carrie Jenkins about the nature of love and happiness, can you have one without the other, what is love-crafting in private and public, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
125.thumbnailEpisode 043: Serena Parekh on Refugees
Myisha Cherry chats with Serena Parekh about refugees and statelessness, the harms of statelessness, our ethical obligations, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
126.thumbnailEpisode 040: Erin Tarver on Sports and Identity
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Erin Tarver about sports fandom, hero worship vs mascotting, the logics of white supremacy and misogyny in sports, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
127.thumbnailEpisode 041: Yolonda Wilson on Health Justice
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Yolonda Wilson about health disparities, factors that contribute to it, race, class, and medical treatment, health justice, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
128.thumbnailEpisode 042: Kathryn Norlock on Complaining & Shaming
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kathryn Norlock about complaining, its prohibitions, what it does, how to do it well, its connection to shaming, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
129.thumbnailEpisode 035: Kate Manne on HIMpathy
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kate Manne about over-sympathy for men, its connection to misogyny, why women are prone to it, some strategies to resist it, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2019-Feb-11)
130.thumbnailVirtue is its own reward
If the Pope or the Dalai Lama say that being good is its own reward, usually people take it at face value. But if a Stoic says it, they demand logical proof. Let's discuss this. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-07)
131.thumbnailEpisode 55, Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Part I - The Life of Kafka)
Published in 1915, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a gruelling and ironic depiction of the pressures imposed by family and profession in the Twentieth Century. The novella centres around traveling salesman Gregor Samsa who, one morning, finds himself transformed into an insect. What follows, depending on the interpretation, is a reflection of how modern life provides a misunderstanding of pre... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Feb-10)
132.thumbnailLIBERTARIANISM 2 Evolution And Equilibrium
In the second part of my series on the history of libertarianism I look at how the competition between libertarianism and progressive liberalism escalated to competition over scientific metaphors. The origin, and ideological weaponization of, the phrase “survival of the fittest”, and the introduction to the ideological fight of Newtonian mechanics. (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Feb-09)
133.thumbnailShorts - E10: End ofs
How 'bout another Short!? This time the Dawdlers go off about "End ofs". You know, the "End of the World" type ideas. Consider us ambivalent. Enjoy for the world will soon be over! (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-10)
134.thumbnailAgeing
Getting older: comedy or tragedy? Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore—co-authors of Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles and Regret—talk about older bodies, intergenerational resentment, and a certain Shakespearean geriatric. (@RadioNational, 2019-Feb-10)
135.thumbnailHow much are you worth?
Seneca gets to the bottom line of Stoic philosophy: If you wish to set a value on yourself, put away your money, your estates, your honors, and look into your own character. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-06)
136.thumbnailEpisode 157: Notes From Underground (Pt. 2)
David and Tamler continue their discussion of Dostoevsky's funny, sad, philosophical novella Notes From Underground. We focus on part 2 this time - three stories from the Underground Man's past - and explore what the stories tell us about his existentialist rants in part 1. Is he consumed with guilt over his treatment of Liza? Is he ashamed of his social awkwardness, low status, and self-destructi... (@verybadwizards, 2019-Feb-05)
137.thumbnailEpisode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part Two)
More on the ethics-related fragments of Epicurus and accounts by Martha Nussbaum and Tim O'Keefe. What would a purely therapeutic philosophy consist of? Does philosophy as pursuit of pleasure mean that you eschew political action or other substantial goals? Mark, Wes, and Dylan try to figure out which of our desires are vain and whether society is compatible with human happiness. Listen to part on... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Feb-04)
138.thumbnailGet rid of fear of death and poverty
Seneca agrees with Epicurus: fear of death and poverty is crippling, and we need to work toward overcoming it.  Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-05)
139.thumbnailHAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics
Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-20)
140.thumbnailThree simple steps to live a good life
Seneca reminds us that the tools for becoming a better person are simple and inexpensive. In this episode we discuss the three basic tools of the Stoic practitioner. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-04)
141.thumbnailA Simplified History of Western Philosophy
This episode is an oversimplified, hopefully, more fun version of the history of Western philosophy. Have I missed things? Yes, many. But this episode is a bite-sized version of the history. Tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https... (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Feb-04)
142.thumbnailEpisode #127 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 3 - Anti-Oedipus
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Gilles Deleuze. (@iamstephenwest, 2019-Feb-07)
143.thumbnailAristotle's Biology
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the remarkable achievement of Aristotle (384-322BC) in the realm of biological investigation, for which he has been called the originator of the scientific study of life. Known mainly as a philosopher and the tutor for Alexander the Great, who reportedly sent him animal specimens from his conquests, Aristotle examined a wide range of life forms while by the Sea of M... (@BBCInOurTime, 2019-Feb-07)
144.thumbnail0G43: Bandersnatch and Quantum Immortality
Welp, for better or worse, you're in the timeline where the will of the collective has pulled the pod suddenly back to Black Mirror. Everyone spent some portion of their holiday deep in some Bandersnatch, and we're here to stack meta analysis on meta analysis till the whole thing becomes a satirical singularity, which I'm now calling a Satirelarity (that's terrible, don't ever use that). If you fe... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Feb-06)
145.thumbnailShorts - E9: Stupidity
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ~Albert Einstein The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity. ~Voltaire Present audience excepted-- surely --but Carlo Cippola, George Carlin, and Jonathan Swift aren't the only ones who think that there's a bit too much Stupidit... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-06)
146.thumbnail(Bonus) The Battle over CSOCs
On this bonus episode, I go into some of the history between the LAPD police commission and the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, and feature some of the tape from the Central station CSOC protest that didn't make it into the episode, including some creepy stuff that happened toward the end of the protest. I then talk to Sarah Brayne about the possibility of using surveillance technology to monitor the ... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Feb-02)
147.thumbnailThe Battle over CSOCs
On this bonus episode, I go into some of the history between the LAPD police commission and the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, and feature some of the tape from the Central station CSOC protest that didn't make it into the episode, including some creepy stuff that happened toward the end of the protest. I then talk to Sarah Brayne about the possibility of using surveillance technology to monitor the ... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Feb-02)
148.thumbnailWhy we need to focus on our own improvement
A quote from Marcus Aurelius sounds a lot like what Ayn Rand would say. But it couldn't be further from it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Feb-01)
149.thumbnailHenry S. Richardson, "Articulating the Moral Community: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism" (Oxford UP, 2018)
Even those among us who think that morality is rooted in timeless normative truths will acknowledge that the overall moral fabric that binds us to one another is subject to various kinds of renovation and expansion.  To take a simplistic example, the advent of the Internet has occasioned a host of new moral concepts attuned to the new ways in which people are able to treat each other -- ... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Feb-01)
150.thumbnailFortuna is your sparring partner
Seneca reminds us that it may be just as difficult to deal with good fortune as with the bad variety. Regardless, everything life throws at us is an opportunity to exercise our virtue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-31)
151.thumbnailEpisode 54, Why Buddhism is True with Robert Wright (Part II)
Currently Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Robert Wright’s work in journalism, psychology and philosophy has been deeply influential. Robert is the author of many best-selling books including ‘The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology’, ‘Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny’, ‘... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Feb-03)
152.thumbnailThe Precrime Unit
Predictive policing technology is spreading across the country, and Los Angeles is the epicenter. A small group of LA activists are in a lopsided campaign against billions of dollars in city, federal, and Silicon Valley money using algorithms to predict where and when the next crime is going to occur, and even who the perpetrators are going to be. Barry embeds with the Stop LAPD Spying coalition f... (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Jan-31)
153.thumbnailESCAPING THE POLITICAL A Conversation With Rupert Read (2)
In the second part of my conversation with Rupert Read we cover private language, essential contestability and political ideologies. We also discuss if it is possible to escape political ideologies or the use of power: Can we carve out true friendships separate from the forms of oppression that surround us? (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Feb-02)
154.thumbnailHaunting the Margins - E2: Terence McKenna
We all dull and enhance our senses in various ways. Some of us, few of us can explore the extremes of sensory manipulation. Even fewer can understand what it means. The Dawdlers return to the theme of Haunting the Margins. This time they take a trip with Terence McKenna, the late hallucinagenic experimentalist of the 20th Century. Uncle Terence had loads of ideas and a remarkably lucid penchant ... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Feb-03)
155.thumbnailDevotion, democracy and Duterte
Is religious language incompatible with democratic politics, as philosopher Richard Rorty believed? Not in the Philippines, where religion and democracy are working together as close allies—with troubling implications for justice and human rights. (@RadioNational, 2019-Feb-03)
156.thumbnailEpisode 57 - Julia Bursten
On Episode 57, Nick chats with Julia Bursten, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, about how her interactions with philosophers, physicists, and chemists led her toward a research career in the philosophy of nanoscience, doing socially-engaged philosophy of science with a regional focus, and her involvement as co-chair in the Philosophy of Science Asso... (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Feb-01)
157.thumbnailPractical exercises in self-deprivation
Seneca says that doing without things for a while renews our appreciation for them. In this episode we examine five exercises in mild self-deprivation guaranteed to reset your hedonic treadmill. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-30)
158.thumbnailEp81 - BC15 - Listener Vmail: Addams on Immigrants from Europe versus Africa
In this 81st episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 15th “breadcrumb” episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Marilyn Fischer back on the show to talk about a great voicemail message that we received from Dr. Vance Ricks of Gilford College, who had called in about Marilyn's first chat with us, in episode 67. As a reminder, Marilyn is a Professor Emerita at the University o... (@PhilosophyBB, 2019-Jan-25)
159.thumbnailEpisode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part One)
On the extant fragments of Epicurus (341–270 BCE) dealing with ethics, including his "Letter to Menoceus," “The Principal Doctrines,” and “The Vatican Collection of Epicurean Sayings.” Plus Tim O’Keefe’s Epicureanism (2010) and Martha Nussabum’s The Therapy of Desire (1994). How are we supposed to act once we understand nature as atoms bouncing and swerving around in the void, temp... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Jan-28)
160.thumbnailHoP 316 - Just Measures - Law, Money, and War in Byzantium
Legal and economic thought in Byzantium: the sources of the law’s authority, the relation of church and civil law, just price, and just war. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-13)
161.thumbnailAre you sick? You can be brave about it
Seneca reminds us that courage is not just for the battlefield, but for the everyday difficulties of life, like being sick. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-29)
162.thumbnailPay attention to the good parts of your life
A contemporary theory of consciousness, proposed by philosopher Jesse Prinz, recalls Seneca's treatment of the emotions, and teaches us how to avert painful thoughts by focusing on the good things that happen to us. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-28)
163.thumbnailNEM#90: Sam Phillips Brings Intuition Out of Dreams
Sam has released sixteen albums of catchy, textured pop music since 1983. We discuss "I Want to Be You" and "Tears in the Ground" from World on Sticks (2018), "How to Dream" from Fan Dance (2001), and conclude by listening to "When I’m Alone" from Push Any Button (2013). Intro: "Baby I Can’t Please You" from Martinis and Bikinis (1994). For more, visit samphillips.com. Hear more Nakedly Examin... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Jan-25)
164.thumbnail0G42: Today I am Paul and AI Elder Care
::alters chassis into show notes mode:: Hello. In keeping with my programming, I've done my best to anticipate all your needs as a podcast consumer. My empathy net tells me you'll desire a link to our subject: Today I am Paul: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/shoemaker_08_15/ and to maximize your comfort here is an audio version: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_08_15/ I've also located a pa... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-30)
165.thumbnailShorts - E8: Artificial Intelligence
Are there inherent limits to the behavioral capacities of artifacts? How would that differ from human bodies? Are not both arrangements of universe, of "stuff"? Why would one substrate permit abilities inaccessible to others? In this week's Short the Dawdlers muse about Artificial Intelligence: what are its limits, if any-- and should we fear? (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-30)
166.thumbnailYour "happiness" is up to you, really
Epictetus reminds us that the only things that are truly good or bad for us are our judgments, which are under our control. It follows that "happiness," in the sense of a life worth living, is also under our control. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-25)
167.thumbnailWhat's a good reason to endure hardship?
Seneca reminds us that athletes willingly subject themselves to harsh regimes in order to succeed. But when it comes to becoming a better person most of us think it's just too difficult. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-24)
168.thumbnailEpisode 54, Why Buddhism is True with Robert Wright (Part I)
Currently Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Robert Wright’s work in journalism, psychology and philosophy has been deeply influential. Robert is the author of many best-selling books including ‘The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology’, ‘Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny’, ‘... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Jan-27)
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170.thumbnailEpisode 111: Greg Kobele discusses mathematical linguistics
In this episode, Greg Kobele discusses how abstract mathematics can be useful for arriving at a unified theory of what patterns a person has mastery over when they can speak a language. (@ElucidationsPod, 2019-Jan-27)
171.thumbnailWITTGENSTEIN, LANGUAGE, AND POWER A Conversation With Ruper Read
Dr. Rupert Read returns to the podcast to provide an introduction to Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. We cover Wittgenstein’s life, his approach to philosophy, his value to us, and the metaphors of family resemblances, word games, and money. https://www.patreon.com/PoliticalPhilosophyPodcast (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Jan-26)
172.thumbnailTurn regrets into learning opportunities
Seneca reminds us that to indulge in regret is irrational, as the past is outside of our control. That doesn't mean we can't learn from it, though. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-23)
173.thumbnailEpisode 56 - Kevin Zollman
On Episode 56, Nick chats with Kevin Zollman, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, how his early interests in the mathematics of poker informed his approach to doing philosophy of science, understanding social behavior through game theory and mathematical modeling, and his co-authored book, "The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting.” (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Jan-25)
174.thumbnailE25: A Fetish of Fallacies - Are All Fallacies Created Equal?
“Live” but “not live”, that’s what The Dawdler’s Philosophy Podcast is. “Live” in that it is generally unscripted where we tend to not know exactly what the other host will say. And “not live” in that you can’t listen to it as it is unfolding for the first time. We’re fine with this; obviously, or we would change it. But it does require some preparation in order to pull it ... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-27)
175.thumbnailDisability and dignity
Philosophers have been slow to address disability - which is odd, because disability raises a host of fascinating and challenging issues around justice, rights and fairness. (@RadioNational, 2019-Jan-27)
176.thumbnailHAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person
Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other. (@HistPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-06)
177.thumbnailEpisode 156: Notes From Underground (Pt. 1)
We’re sick men. We’re spiteful men. We’re unpleasant men. We think our livers are diseased (especially Tamler’s). So we talk about Dostoevsky’s wild, complex, stream of consciousness masterpiece Notes From Underground. For this episode we focus on part 1 of the novella, and the philosophy behind it. Is the underground man an existentialist hero affirming his freedom in the face of a dete... (@verybadwizards, 2019-Jan-22)
178.thumbnailEpisode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part Two)
Continuing on Johann Gottfried von Herder's “The Causes of Sunken Taste among the Different Peoples in Whom It Once Blossomed” (1775), then moving to “On the Influence of the Belles Lettres on the Higher Sciences” (1781), “Does Painting or Music Have a Greater Effect? A Divine Colloquy” (1785), and and some of Critical Forests: Fourth Grove (written 1769). With guest rock god John "Jug... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Jan-21)
179.thumbnailEverything depends on opinion
Seneca tells us that our happiness, or lack thereof, is a matter of our own opinion. No, he's not making a relativist or post-modernist argument on the nature of knowledge. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-22)
180.thumbnailBad Philosophy: The Big Bang Theory
In today's episode, I examine the bad philosophy presented in the hit tv show, The Big Bang Theory. Does the Big Bang Theory misrepresent nerd culture? Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: [email protected] (@philosophyguy2, 2019-Jan-22)
181.thumbnail40 years or 10,000, makes little difference
Marcus says that once we have observed human affairs for 40 years, it's the same as having observed them for 10,000 years. Surely he is wrong? Not necessarily... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-21)
182.thumbnail0G41: A Christmas Carol and Moral Motivation
What's this? Is it possible? Could Brian have managed to edit the surprise episode all in one night?! It's a space Santa miracle! You there, young listener! Tell me, are everyone's favorite childhood movies still sitting in the window at the butchers? Run and purchase them all, and buy some new intro quotes for yourself! I've been such a fool. Basic and broad are good things. I love them now, espe... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-23)
183.thumbnailShorts - E7: Anything is Possible
No, this isn't a New Age affirmation. It isn't a derisive denouncement of low likelihood. It's the Dawdlers giving their takes on modal logic! Herein are considered types of possibility, and how responsible epistemology might interface with metaphysical musings. Who has the arguments to back up absolute impossibility claims? If not us, then, well, as far as we know: Anything is Possible! (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-23)
184.thumbnailOn the importance of friendship
The Stoics, the Epicureans, and Aristotle all agreed on one thing: friends are important. In this episode we talk about why, and how the Stoics differ from the other two schools on this topic. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-18)
185.thumbnailSeason 3 Preview
After two successful seasons, philosophy in story form comes to Slate on January 31st, 2019.  On Season 3, we look at stories of risk, experiments in democracy, the reality of social categories, illusions of the senses.  (@HiPhiNation, 2019-Jan-18)
186.thumbnailLife's a play, act well
Seneca uses a metaphor that later became famous with Shakespeare: life is like a play, so what counts is not its length, but how well we act our parts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-17)
187.thumbnailNASA1: Battlefield Earth
We watched Battlefield Earth so you don't have to! Except maybe you should, you silly rat brain man animals! In order to delight in our pain, sign up at patreon.com/0G at the $10 level or above! (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-21)
188.thumbnailEpisode 53, Friedrich Nietzsche (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a man who suffered greatly from bodily ills, considered himself somewhat of a physician. Yet, his remedies were not aimed towards physical conditions of the body, but rather the personal and societal ills of his time. Nietzsche, often poetically and rhetorically, dissected what he perceived to be the root of the suffering or apathy many of his contemporaries were f... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Jan-20)
189.thumbnailLIBERTARIANISM An Ideological History (1)
By audience selection, I cover the intellectual and ideological history of libertarianism. What were its origins and what was is reacting against? I also attempt to place these developments in their historical context and discuss how they affected the world, our current institutions, and even how we think now. (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Jan-19)
190.thumbnailThe asymmetry of being dead
Seneca points out that people regret not being alive a thousand years from now, and yet are not bothered by the thought of not having been alive for the past thousand years. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-16)
191.thumbnailE24: In Lieu of Arguments - The Gettier Problem
In art, genius is forgiven if it isn't consistent. Hell, it's probably revered more if it's inconsistent. It's fluid. Not so in philosophy. Consistency is king. Without it one becomes lost and strays from the path. In this episode the Dawdlers (well, Harland, mostly) try their best to explain why a cherished method and paper are inconsistent and are representative of bad philosophy. It's a famou... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-20)
192.thumbnailHoP 315 - Wiser Than Men - Gender in Byzantium
The role of women in Byzantine society and the complex attitudes surrounding eunuchs: did they make up a “third gender”? (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-30)
193.thumbnailEpisode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part One)
On Johann Gottfried von Herder's “The Causes of Sunken Taste among the Different Peoples in Whom It Once Blossomed” (1775), “On the Influence of the Belles Lettres on the Higher Sciences” (1781), “Does Painting or Music Have a Greater Effect? A Divine Colloquy” (1785), and some of Critical Forests: Fourth Grove (written 1769). With guest rock god John "Jughead" Pierson. What is aesthet... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Jan-14)
194.thumbnailDistribute your wealth like after a banquet
Seneca recalls an ancient Roman custom according to which the host of a banquet would distribute gifts to his friends at the end. Consider doing the same after your life has ended. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-15)
195.thumbnailMaria Kronfeldner, "What's Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept" (MIT Press, 2018)
Much of the debate about the roles of nature vs. nurture in the development of individual people has settled into accepting that it's a bit of both, although what each contributes to a given trait or feature, how much, and they interact are still matters of dispute. In What's Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept(MIT Press, 2018), Mari... (@NewBooksPhil, 2019-Jan-15)
196.thumbnailPREVIEW-Ep 206 Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Three)
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197.thumbnailA little philosophy is a dangerous thing
Epictetus warn us that a little knowledge of philosophy, without proper guidance, can actually turn us onto even more stubborn fools than we were before. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-14)
198.thumbnailAre We Prejudiced Against Machines?
This episode is a bit unusual. It is a talk that Zach gave to some students at University of Cincinnati on Oct. 18, 2018. However, since we’ve been wanting to do a technology episode for a while, we thought we’d release it. In the talk Zach explains the concept of ‘substratism’, prejudice on the basis of material substrate, which Zach also calls the “coming oppression.” So the qu... (@thevimblog, 2019-Jan-14)
199.thumbnail472: The Examined Year – 2018
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/examined-year-2018. A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the significant events of the previous year. So what happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways? Join the Philosophers as they celebrate the examined year with a philosophical look back at the year that was 2018. ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Dec-31)
200.thumbnail472: The ExaminedYear – 2018
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/examined-year-2018. A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the significant events of the previous year. So what happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways? Join the Philosophers as they celebrate the examined year with a philosophical look back at the year that was 2018. ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Dec-31)
201.thumbnailEpisode 55 - Helen Longino
On Episode 55, Nick chats with Helen Longino, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, about her early upbringing and bohemian mindset, learning how to bridge methods in analytic philosophy with history and contextual factors, her activity in anti-war and women's liberation movements in the late 1960s and 1970s, early feminist scholarship, the resistance she and ot... (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Jan-14)
202.thumbnail0G40: Total Recall and Locke's Theory of Personal Identity, Part 2
Was 0G39 a little too short for you? Did you feel ultimately unfilled after listening to it? Well, good news! Here at Podcall, we can implant a part two that will feel so real and lifelike and enriching, it will make you forget your drab existence before hearing it. And that's not all! Pay extra and we'll throw in some paranoid delusions. Already feeling them? That's how you know it's working. Won... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-16)
203.thumbnailShorts - E6: What Came First: Thinking or Language?
Ever try and prank someone but it back fires and they just go about their business as if they were not even remotely aware of what just didn’t happen? Yeah, that’s this episode. (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-16)
204.thumbnailEvery good life is complete
Seneca argues that life is not like a journey. Whenever it is interrupted it is a whole life, if we have been living it virtuously. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-11)
205.thumbnailA prepared mind tackles adversity better
Today's quote from Seneca is the root of the modern Stoic technique of premeditatio malorum, a meditation in which we try to get mentally prepared to tackle adversity. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-10)
206.thumbnailEpisode 53, Friedrich Nietzsche (Part III - Beyond Good and Evil)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a man who suffered greatly from bodily ills, considered himself somewhat of a physician. Yet, his remedies were not aimed towards physical conditions of the body, but rather the personal and societal ills of his time. Nietzsche, often poetically and rhetorically, dissected what he perceived to be the root of the suffering or apathy many of his contemporaries were f... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Jan-13)
207.thumbnailHAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy
Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities? (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-23)
208.thumbnailTHE FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERALISM A Conversation With Shadi Hamid (2)
In the second part of our conversation, Shadi Hamid and I get into a conversation about the contradictions of liberal universality. Should we want Islamists to become liberals for instance? Shadi argues for a liberalism that can appeal to the most possible people and I argue that, given we can never escape contestable premises, a liberalism based on progress best makes sense of these contradicti... (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Jan-12)
209.thumbnailThe real stature of people
Seneca uses a beautiful analogy to argue that some people may look impressive while they aren't, and other people truly are impressive and yet remain overlooked. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-09)
210.thumbnailE23: The Moonlight Walks - Aesthetics in Science
Yeats repeats “a terrible beauty is born” in his poem “Easter, 1916”. The poem expresses the emotional limbo of Yeats as he grapples with the post World War I Irish rebellion in response to the broken promise of Irish liberation. Out of acts of violence, comes the hope of freedom. Or is it the hope of freedom that fuels acts of violence? Whence progress? Do we make progress with ideas,... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-13)
211.thumbnailEpisode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Two)
More on Lucretius’s poem about Epicurean science: On the Nature of Things from the first century BCE. We talk more about how macroscopic phenomena are supposed to come out of the interaction of atoms, including mind and its processes of knowledge and illusion, including the illusion of love. One conclusion: life after death is not possible. Can the properties of the atoms themselves be explained... (@PartiallyExLife, 2019-Jan-07)
212.thumbnailEpisode 155: Alfred Hitchcock's Money Shot
David and Tamler dive deep into Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 hallucinatory classic, Vertigo. Why does this movie seem to gain stature among critics and academics every year? Is this a really a exploration of Hitchcock's own obsessions and sexual repression? Is it a story about filmmaking and celebrity? Or is it just a twisty noir thriller about a man who has no job and can't kiss to save his life? Plus... (@verybadwizards, 2019-Jan-08)
213.thumbnailNavigating between good and bad fortune
Seneca tells us that virtue is useful not just in order to handle bad fortune, but also, counter intuitively, to deal with good fortune. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-08)
214.thumbnailWe are all going to die, but until then?
Marcus Aurelius takes for granted that death is a natural and unavoidable end. The real question is what you are going to do between now and then. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-07)
215.thumbnailEp80 - BC14 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Fandom
In this 80th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 14th "breadcrumb" episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Erin Tarver back on the show to talk with us about a great listener voicemail that we received from Julia from New Hampshire. We call this breadcrumb episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Fandom." Erin was our guest in episode 31 of the show, titled "Sport... (@PhilosophyBB, 2019-Jan-01)
216.thumbnail399: The AncientCosmos – When the Earth Stood Still
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/ancient-cosmos. Even in ancient Greek society, philosopher-scientists engaged in heated debate about the origin, composition, and structure of our universe. Tracking our understanding of cosmology from then until now shows monumental shifts in thinking. So what did the Ancients think was the fundamental nature of the cosmos, and what kind of eviden... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Dec-24)
217.thumbnailEpisode 54 - Cailin O'Connor
On Episode 54, Nick chats with Cailin O’Connor, Associate Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, about transitioning from studying Film and Environmental Studies at Harvard and a career in the arts to studying philosophy of science, the relevance of game theory to biology, the sciences, and to resolving old philosophical problems, ... (@SciPhiPod, 2019-Jan-07)
218.thumbnail0G39: Total Recall and Locke's Theory of Personal Identity, Part 1
Imagine if you could clean up any part of your memories, would you? Are there any days in the past few years, perhaps, that you might wish to remember differently? Would you worry that changing the memory would result in a different you? Would you worry it was wrong to trade a real memory for a fake one? Good, now hop in, cause we're going to mars! That's right, it's Total Recall time, and we've g... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-09)
219.thumbnailShorts - E5: Reproducing
Ya like how last week we did death? This week we do birth. It also sucks! Can a Dawdler catch a break? What's that? Is that what we are basically known for? Look, don't be a hater. We mean, hustler... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-09)
220.thumbnailWould you buy a car based on its color?
Seneca explains that there are certain attributes of things and people that are important, and others that are irrelevant. Somehow, we keep focusing on the irrelevant ones. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-04)
221.thumbnailWhy virtue is the only good
In this episode we explore a quote from Seneca presenting the Stoic argument for why virtue is the only true good. And if it is, then shouldn't you pursue it above all else? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-03)
222.thumbnailHoP 314 - Katerina Ierodiakonou on Byzantine Commentaries
A chat about commentaries on Aristotle from Byzantium with guest Katerina Ierodiakonou. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-16)
223.thumbnailEpisode 53, Friedrich Nietzsche (Part II - Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a man who suffered greatly from bodily ills, considered himself somewhat of a physician. Yet, his remedies were not aimed towards physical conditions of the body, but rather the personal and societal ills of his time. Nietzsche, often poetically and rhetorically, dissected what he perceived to be the root of the suffering or apathy many of his contemporaries were f... (@ThePanpsycast, 2019-Jan-06)
224.thumbnailKatherine Hawley on Trustworthiness
Is it always good to be trustworthy? Can trustworthiness come into conflict with other values, such as generosity? Katherine Hawley discusses these and other questions about trustworthiness with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon subscribers for this episode. (@philosophybites, 2018-Oct-07)
225.thumbnailVirtue will not fall upon you by chance
Seneca already understood two millennia ago that there is no such thing as a self-made man, because luck is needed for externals. But not in order to be virtuous. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-02)
226.thumbnailWHAT ISLAMISTS BELIEVE A conversation with Shadi Hamid
Shadi Hamid discusses the different types of Islamism and their beliefs about government, democracy, and Islamic law. We also cover perceptions of Islam and its relationship with liberalism. (@PolPhilPod, 2019-Jan-05)
227.thumbnailE22: A Farewell to Armchairs - Philosophy Without Intuitions
Imagine a beginner's luck without a point of reference, without any obvious design and you'll have a better picture of intuition and the role it plays in ego and illusion. So there is no luck. There is no accident. Some thinkers are just so in touch with the universe they need not appeal to another authority because they ARE the authority. In this episode we Dawdlers try to critique how intuit... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-06)
228.thumbnailEpisode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part One)
On Lucretius’s poem about Epicurean science: On the Nature of Things a.k.a. De Rerum Natura from the 1st century BC. How does the world work? Lucretius presents a system that is surprisingly modern, and raises philosophical issues that are still on point today: What are the basic building blocks of the universe? How could these give rise to minds? What ethical views does a mechanistic world-view... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-31)
229.thumbnailPREVIEW-Ep 205 Durkheim et al on Suicide (Part Three)
Mark and Wes discuss Durkheim's Suicide (1897), getting into more of the details of his account and exploring comparative modes of explanation: Are there really "sociological facts" distinct from mere generalizations about psychological facts? Get the full discussion as a PEL Citizen or $5 Patreon supporter! (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-31)
230.thumbnailBad judgment is a disease, Stoic practice is the cure
Seneca says that people arrive at wrong judgments about what is valuable or desirable, and a major goal of Stoic training is, accordingly, to make us less unwise about values and desires. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2019-Jan-01)
231.thumbnailChange your mind, if reason prompts you
Epictetus chastises one of his students for wanting to stick with a decision just because he said he would. Which leads us to a discussion of the roles of reason and emotion. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-31)
232.thumbnail471: Foreign Aid – or Injury?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/foreign-aid-or-injury. Many of us might think that developed nations should lead the effort to end global poverty. But decades of foreign aid—from governments and non-governmental organizations—has failed to produce sustainable growth in the developing world. How can we empower local actors to become self-sufficient rather than dependent on for... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Dec-17)
233.thumbnail0G38: Terminator 2 and Roko's Basilisk, Part 2
WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT THAT MAY CAUSE FUTURE VERSIONS OF YOU TO BE TORTURED BY A ROBOT GOD. ^Technically not a joke. Okay, if you're still reading, you're a brave soul indeed. This week we're wrapping up Terminator 2 with a discussion of one of the wildest thought experiments of the modern age, Roko's Basilisk, an idea so terrifying it was banned from the Lesswrong web... (@0gPhilosophy, 2019-Jan-02)
234.thumbnailBlack Mirror Bandersnatch: The Illusion of Choice
In today's episode, I do a philosophy quick take on the new Netflix addition of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. I examine its commentary on the idea of free will and the illusion of choice. Are our lives predetermined just like films, tv shows, and video games? Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophy... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Dec-29)
235.thumbnailShorts - E4: Mortality
Tick, tick, tick, tick... Happy New Year! Tick, tick, tick... The clock doesn't stop ticking when the ball drops. Another trip around the sun and we're all another year older. They haven't fixed aging yet. Death still seems a likely part of our future. What's your take on that? (@dawdlerspodcast, 2019-Jan-02)
236.thumbnailPractice, practice, practice
Stoicism is a practical philosophy, but how does that work, exactly? Not very differently from the practice of religions like Christianity and Buddhism. Find out in this episode! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-28)
237.thumbnailHAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time
John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-09)
238.thumbnailHere and now
Seneca reminds us that the past is not under our control, and neither is the future. Our only locus of action is the present, and that's where our attention should be. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-27)
239.thumbnailEpisode 53, Friedrich Nietzsche (Part I - The Life of Nietzsche)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a man who suffered greatly from bodily ills, considered himself somewhat of a physician. Yet, his remedies were not aimed towards physical conditions of the body, but rather the personal and societal ills of his time. Nietzsche, often poetically and rhetorically, dissected what he perceived to be the root of the suffering or apathy many of his contemporaries were f... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Dec-30)
240.thumbnailHow to behave during a storm at sea
Seneca reminds us that those who study philosophy are human beings, subject to the physiological responses and emotions of the case. The difference is in how they reflect on and react to circumstances. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-26)
241.thumbnailCHARACTER A Conversation With Christian Miller
Christian Miller joins the podcast to discuss his book The Character Gap. What does it mean to have good character? What are, if any, the meta ethical foundations of this? Why should we develop character, and what are the factors that determines if people exhibit positive character traits in any given situation? (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Dec-29)
242.thumbnailE21: Ever Since the Universe Invented Imagination - What Do You Believe but Can't Prove?
We are as much our biases as we are our perception to others. Fallibility. It works in mysterious ways. This week the Dawdlers present a discussion from an earlier time than the present moment. It's a conversation they've been meaning to have but not really sure when to have it. But they did...eventually. The topic? An Edge.org annual question: 2005's What do you believe is true even though yo... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-30)
243.thumbnail#044 Reflecting On The Year That Was
Celebrating the one year anniversary of the Happier Hour by looking back at 2018 through the lens of each guest and philosophy featured on the show. From Resolutions to Love to Rebellion to Money to Creativity to Discovery to Revelry to Legacy, in this episode you'll hear the best of philosophy to help life suck less. Happy New Year! #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappirHour Tw... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-29)
244.thumbnailRetreat into your Inner Citadel
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that, when we need to regain serenity, we may retreat into ourselves and recharge our batteries. In this episode, learn about the ruling faculty and its neural correlates. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-24)
245.thumbnailHarry Potter: Love and Death
What is choices role in Harry Potter? What does it mean to accept or deny death? What role does our understanding of death play in our understanding of love? Why does this matter? What is the contrast between Voldemort and Harry in relation to death? What does the Harry Potter series ultimately say about love and death? All of this discussed, tune in! Some info mentioned: Aristotle, Greek Mytho... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Dec-24)
246.thumbnailEpisode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part Two)
http://partiallyexaminedlife.com (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-22)
247.thumbnail0G37: Terminator 2 and the Bootstrap Paradox, Part 1
Download me if you want to live! J/K nothing can save you from the impending robopocalypse, but at least you can hear us talk about how the causal narrative makes no sense and John Connor is even better than Jesus because he appears to spring fully formed into the universe at some point. Maybe you can chat about it with the murderbot on the way to the human camps. That would actually be great, we'... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-26)
248.thumbnailShorts - E3: Time Travel
The Dawdlers offer some takes on the concept, possibility, and consequences of time travel. Not the kind we're all doing every day [real time "forward"], but that kind from the movies where you can go at high speeds in both directions on the entropic autobahn. Does the idea even make sense? What might happen if we succeeded? What's your take? (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-26)
249.thumbnailVirtue, virtue, everywhere!
Seneca tells us that virtue can be present at all levels, from nations to individuals, and in all circumstances, from wealth to poverty. Let's find out what, precisely, the Stoics meant by virtue and why it's so important. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-21)
250.thumbnailHoP 313 - Queen of the Sciences - Anna Komnene and her Circle
Princess Anna Komnene makes good use of her political retirement by gathering a circle of scholars to write commentaries on Aristotle. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-02)
251.thumbnailNEM#88: Lincoln Barr's Off-Center Vulnerability
Lincoln established the Seattle-based singer/songwriter vehicle Red Jacket Mine in 2003, made three albums and an EP with them, and in 2017 released his first solo album, the jazzy, live-in-studio Trembling Frames. We examine "Desperate Tormentors" and hear "How To Escape" and a bit of "Memory Up and Die" from that album, and discuss Red Jacket Mine: "Apricot Moon" from Lovers Lookout (2009) and "... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-19)
252.thumbnailThe length of a virtuous life does not matter
Seneca reminds us that a life can be virtuous regardless of its length. And since we have no idea how long we are going to live, the question is: what are you going to do between now and then? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-20)
253.thumbnailEpisode 52, Existentialism and Romantic Love with Skye Cleary (Part II)
Dr Skye Cleary is a philosopher and author, best known for her work in the field of existentialism. As well as teaching at Columbia, Barnard College and the City College of New York, Skye is also the associate director of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University. Skye’s contribution to the world of public philosophy has been extensive, writing for a wealth of publicatio... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Dec-23)
254.thumbnail#043 Legacy Q&A: On Sacrifice, Success, and Selfies
In this episode you’ll hear from all three guests (Scott Barry Kaufman, Barry Lam, and Mary Pilon) in the series on LEGACY as they answer questions from the audience on topics including: success, American culture, religion and spirituality, and the psychological concept of The Dark Triad. #TheHappierHour Website: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour Twitter.com/MissMMcCarthy Instagram.... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-23)
255.thumbnailLove reason!
Seneca warmly invites us to love reason, which will arm us against the greatest hardships. These days, though, reason doesn't have a great reputation. Find out why we should go back to it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-19)
256.thumbnailE20: The Great Silliness - Consciousness Does Not Exist
Harland and Ryan were born on the same day 3 years apart. December 22. To celebrate they're doing an episode on consciousness and how you, yes you, dont have it!! Happy birthday to us, eh? Eh... They don't know philosopher Keith Frankish's birthday, but he doesn't think you have consciousness either even if he doesnt say it explicitly. C'mon Keith!! It's the Dawdlers' birthday!! Jerk. Here's d... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-23)
257.thumbnailEpisode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part One)
We are rejoined by Drew Pinsky to discuss philosophical and psychological readings by Seneca, Arthur Schopenhauer, Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, Albert Camus, plus two 2017 survey papers on predictors of suicide. Is suicide ever morally permissible? If it's a symptom of mental illness rather than a chosen behavior, is it even appropriate to morally evaluate it? Check the PEL Store for our Wall Ca... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-17)
258.thumbnailEpisode 154: Metaphysical Vertigo (Borges's "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius")
In the famous words of the idealist philosopher George Berkeley, “To exist is to be perceived.” Our ideas and perceptions are the fundamental objects in the universe; there is no real world beyond them. Hume wrote (I think) that Berkeley’s arguments don’t admit of the slightest refutation, and they don’t inspire the slightest conviction. On Earth, that may be true. On Tlön, it’s false... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Dec-18)
259.thumbnailEp78 - Demons and Other Unusual Mental States
In this 78th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Tadd Ruetenik, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Ambrose University, on "Demons and Other Unusual Mental States." Tadd is the author of The Demons of William James: Religious Pragmatism Explores Unusual Mental States, out this year with Palgrave MacMillan. Tadd is the winner of the 2018 Ila and John Morr... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Dec-13)
260.thumbnailDon't be proud of things you didn't accomplish
Seneca gives a splendidly clear and cogent description of the Stoic concept of preferred "indifferents," external things that are not under our complete control, and which Fortuna can take away at any moment. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-18)
261.thumbnailEpisode #126 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 2 - Immanence
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Dec-22)
262.thumbnailAnd off they go, alleging slander!
Epictetus notes that nobody tells a doctor that they are rude if the doctor says they are sick and need medicine. But if the philosopher does that with one's moral health... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-17)
263.thumbnail470: Foucault and Power
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/foucault-and-power. Michel Foucault was a 20th century philosopher known for his work concerning power and knowledge. Foucault is often cited for his theory of knowledge and power, which are inextricably linked. But what exactly is Foucault's philosophy of power? Is it a universal theory intended to be applied in any context, or was Foucault simply... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Dec-03)
264.thumbnail#042 Achievement With Friedrich Nietzsche and Mary Pilon
In this episode you’ll learn what the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about taking charge of our own legacies. You’ll also hear from author and investigative reporter Mary Pilon about Olympic athletes, our culture’s obsession with winners, and why we should welcome the long road to success. #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org Twitter: @MissMMcCarthy IG: @Miss... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-19)
265.thumbnailSam Harris' Hypocrisy
The trilogy is complete! In this episode, Zach makes his case that Sam Harris’ attitude on racism is hypocritical. Zach thinks that Harris’ critique of religious moderates should lead him, by the same logic, to critique people with moderate attitudes on racism (like Harris himself). Big if true, surely. The episode is based on Zach’s article called “Wake Up, Sam Harris.” It can be ... (@thevimblog, 2018-Dec-17)
266.thumbnailThe Hypocrisy of Sam Harris
The trilogy is complete! In this episode, Zach makes his case that Sam Harris’ attitude on racism is hypocritical. Zach thinks that Harris’ critique of religious moderates should lead him, by the same logic, to critique people with moderate attitudes on racism (like Harris himself). Big if true, surely. The episode is based on Zach’s article called “Wake Up, Sam Harris.” It can be ... (@thevimblog, 2018-Dec-17)
267.thumbnailEpisode 53 - Stathis Psillos
On Episode 53, Nick chats with Stathis Psillos, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics in the Department of Philosophy & History of Science in the University of Athens, about writing his first thesis on Aristotle and quantum mechanics, developing and defending “selective realism,” creating a dictionary of philosophy of science, “Philosophy of Science A-Z,” what it’s like ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Dec-17)
268.thumbnail0G36: The Matrix and Skepticism, Part 2
What if I were to tell you that everything you know is wrong? What if I told you that the story you know is a system of control made up by people who want to keep you from the one real truth: The Matrix lacks a clear message on the problem of skepticism. On its own, it's kind of a confused mess of messaging. We dive into this issue, starting with a discussion of Plato's allegory of the cave and mo... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-19)
269.thumbnailShorts - E2: Determinism
In this episode, the Dawdlers take on determinism. Are killers gonna kill? Haters gonna hate? Chefs gonna cook? Eh...Anyway, Harland plays therapist and Ryan plays games because they're fun. And this is just the way it is because it has to be, as all things must be in the Determiverse. (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-19)
270.thumbnailHAP 16 - Samuel Imbo on Okot p'Bitek and Oral Traditions
A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-25)
271.thumbnailWhat are you going to do with your luck?
Seneca conjures a vivid image of the goddess Fortuna showering mortals with gifts, which are ruined by the eager crowd, or badly used, and that at any rate do not produce happiness. That's because people lack wisdom, necessary to truly enjoy Fortuna's gifts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-14)
272.thumbnailSamuel Schindler, "Theoretical Virtues in Science: Discovering Reality Through Theory" (Cambridge UP, 2018)
A fundamental problem in science, and in philosophy of science, is that of theory choice. Scientists propose theories to explain data, but when two scientific theories can both explain the same data, what criteria do scientists use to choose between them? And given that even very popular scientific theories can turn out to be wrong, how are the criteria for theory choice related to truth? Do scien... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Dec-14)
273.thumbnailTry inward happiness
Seneca explains that if our happiness depends on externals, like fame or money, we are in the hands of Fortuna, who could take those things away at any moment. But if we are happy because we are good, then Fortuna is powerless. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-13)
274.thumbnailEpisode 52, Existentialism and Romantic Love with Skye Cleary (Part I)
Dr Skye Cleary is a philosopher and author, best known for her work in the field of existentialism. As well as teaching at Columbia, Barnard College and the City College of New York, Skye is also the associate director of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University. Skye’s contribution to the world of public philosophy has been extensive, writing for a wealth of publicatio... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Dec-16)
275.thumbnail#041 Storytelling With David Hume and Barry Lam
When is fiction more important that fact? In this episode with Vassar philosophy professor and host of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast, Barry Lam, you’ll learn what the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume can teach us about storytelling and the importance of emotions and storytelling in a polarized world. #TheHappier Hour Website: TheHappierHour.org Facebook.com/TheHappierHour T... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-16)
276.thumbnailDon't judge a pilot by the size of her ship
Seneca states very clearly that wealth is an indifferent, in Stoic terms. It can be pursued if it allows us to do good, but it should be avoided if it corrupts our moral fiber, making us greedy toward luxury and power. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-12)
277.thumbnailTHE BIRTH OF ETHICS A Conversation With Philip Pettit (2)
In the second part of our conversation Philip Pettit gives his answer to the challenge of the first; creating a reconstructive account of morality that explains its nature, the origins of desirability and responsibility, and why we should be moral. As mentioned in the intro I’ve decided not to accept offers for paid advertisements for the podcast and will be attempting to fund it solely t... (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Dec-15)
278.thumbnailEpisode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part Two)
More on this classic text by (perhaps) Vyasa, with guest Shaan Amin. Should we acquire good karma or behave "beyond good and evil"? How can everything be Krishna while Krishna is also the an element of virtue we're supposed to pursue? How does this compare with Stoicism? Plus, behold Krishna unveiled and be freaked out! Listen to part one first or get the full, unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. P... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-10)
279.thumbnailE19: The Muck Raker's Son-in-Law - R.A. Fisher's Science and Statistics
People love to talk about the pitfalls of statistics and how we can "lie" with it. Those people don’t do statistics. In science, statistics is often quite difficult. It's there to help us with very complicated problems, not to hurt others with simple craven power leveragings. The Dawdlers discuss the positive side of this dichotomy through a paper by the mid-to-late 20th Century statistician G... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-16)
280.thumbnailIt is either extinction or change
Marcus Aurelius contemplates whether death is a resolution of atoms or a final annihilation. He doesn't seem bothered by either possibility. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-11)
281.thumbnailEpisode 110: Chike Jeffers discusses the social and political philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois
What is the best way forward for a group of people fairly recently freed from slavery? Booker T. Washington emphasized economic enfranchisement, whereas W.E.B. Du Bois thought it was necessary to achieve political enfranchisement alongside economic enfranchisement. Join us as our guest discusses how threads from this 100-year-old debate persist in today's discussions about racial justice in Americ... (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Dec-15)
282.thumbnailInception: Contradictions with a Purpose
In this episode, we analyze the philosophy of Inception. We look at an obvious contradiction that is present throughout the film. But what is its purpose? This question inevitably brings up, is the entire film in the mind of Cobb? If true, does this destroy the meaning of the film? What is the meaning of the film? All of this discussed, tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Dec-11)
283.thumbnail469: The Creative Life
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/creative-life. Parents and students alike often think that a college major defines possible career options. Yet what distinguishes today's work world from bygone times is that it's quite common for adults to have a variety of different careers in a single lifetime. So what can students do now to ensure happiness and fulfillment in all possible futu... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Nov-26)
284.thumbnailNEM#87: Chris Cacavas Fronts His Depression
Chris rose to fame on keys for Arizona's country punks Green on Red from '81-'87 and has since then been fronted 12 albums while doing session keyboard work. We discuss "Pale Blonde Hell" by Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love from Pale Blonde Hell (1994), "Do Me No Favors" from Anonymous (1997), and "Don't Think Twice" from Bumbling Home from the Star (2002). We listen to "I Won't Feel Well" from Lov... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-08)
285.thumbnailLookism
Francesca Minerva says discrimination based on looks is a serious problem. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Dec-02)
286.thumbnail#040 Practice With William James and Scott Barry Kaufman
What does it mean to leave a legacy and how can we practice being better people starting today? In this episode you’ll learn how the American philosopher and leader of the Pragmatism Movement, William James, can teach us about habits, and what psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman has discovered in his research on self-actualization. #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-12)
287.thumbnailHoP 312 - Past Masters - Byzantine Historiography
The larger meaning of history in the chronicles written by Michael Psellos, Michael Attaleiates, Anna Komnene, and Niketas Choniates. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-18)
288.thumbnailOG35: The Matrix and Skepticism, Part 1
Do you hear that? That's the sound of conceptual inevitability. We all know this was coming, so grab your bondage gear and chug some red pills, cause Kansas is going bye bye! We're doing The Matrix and Skepticism. There's so much skepticism packed into this classic, we're gonna spread it out and let it breathe some. For part one, we cover the Cartesian style external world skepticism and the sim... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-12)
289.thumbnailShorts - E1: Does Everyone Have a Right to Their Opinions?
Hello World. It’s us Dawds, trying out yet another new thing. We thought we’d discuss a kinda off-the-cuff, shootin’-from-the-hip type format in addition to the usual 2+ hours we do. It’s more of a relaxed stroll with intermittent skipping as opposed to the marathons we’ve been doing so far. This time the Dawdlers wanna get each other’s take on whether or not everyone has a “right... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-12)
290.thumbnailAmbition is not a Stoic value
Seneca warns us against ambition, understood not as the will to accomplish things, but as the pursuit of fame, money, and power. Modern politicians should be like Cato the Younger, not Alcibiades. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-07)
291.thumbnailAvoid busyness
Seneca advises us to be careful how we spend our time, and especially how we respond to other people's demands for it. Life is short, surely you won't regret, on your deathbed, not having attended one more useless office meeting... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-06)
292.thumbnailEpisode 51, Simone de Beauvoir (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Simone de Beauvoir was a pioneer for the second-wave feminist movement and one of the most famous philosophers to have lived. Strikingly, Beauvoir did not label herself as a philosopher, since she never attempted to provide an original treatise which aimed to fully encapsulate the truth of the world or the human condition. Instead, she considered herself as a writer, commentator and novelist. Beau... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Dec-09)
293.thumbnail#039 Revelry Q&A: On Beauty, Bacchae, and Becoming
In this episode you’ll hear what all three guests on the topic of REVELRY have to say in the audience Q&A. From beauty to movies to dancing to immigration and Latinx culture, revelry has a role to play. You’ll also learn what the ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae can teach us today. Woa, that rhymes! #TheHappierHour TheHappierHour.org (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-09)
294.thumbnailDon't be like a dog waiting for another morsel of meat
Seneca says that people are like dogs who eagerly await the next tasty morsel from Fortuna, swallow it quickly, then eagerly await the next one. Don't be like a dog, that way lies perennial dissatisfaction with life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-05)
295.thumbnailRECONSTRUCTING MORALITY A Conversation With Philip Pettit
Philip Pettit returns to the podcast to discuss his latest work The Birth of Ethics. We set of the challenge of resolving the seeming paradox of ethical truth in a naturalistic universe: In a world explained by science with 'nothing spooky' going on, how, and why, would morality emerge? (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Dec-08)
296.thumbnailEpisode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part One)
On the classic Hindu text (ca. the 3rd century B.C.E.), part of the Indian Epic poem Mahabharata, attributed to Vyasa, using Keya Maitra's 2018 translation/commentary. What is it to live wisely? What grounds duty? Listen as the supreme God Krishna convinces archer hero Arjuna that it's OK for him to kill his relatives because, you know, reincarnation and determinism and caste-related duties. Lots ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Dec-03)
297.thumbnailEpisode 153: Progress in Psychology: A Reply to BootyBootyFartFart
David dies for science’s sins and addresses the failed replication of one of his studies (conducted with three former VBW guests) by the Many Labs Project. But first, the guys try to gauge their intuitions about the phenomenal experience of their molecule-for-molecule mirror reflection duplicate in a universe with a non-orientable topology. Could this spell doom for e-categoricalism? Plus, the ... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Dec-04)
298.thumbnailE18: Wittgenstein's Inner Parliament - Exploring "On Certainty"
There are these people in workplaces who have a talent for completing assigned tasks well. Their results are basically always excellent and up to the specifications and requirements for getting the job "done right". Worker bees, we call them. And they are essential for the consistent and routine operation of a workplace. Without them the riffraff hand in a suboptimal and incomplete product. What... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-09)
299.thumbnailE18: Wittgenstein's Inner Parliament
There are these people in workplaces who have a talent for completing assigned tasks well. Their results are basically always excellent and up to the specifications and requirements for getting the job "done right". Worker bees, we call them. And they are essential for the consistent and routine operation of a workplace. Without them the riffraff hand in a suboptimal and incomplete product. What... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-09)
300.thumbnailReparation
When individuals and communities today still suffer the consequences of past wrongs – slavery, dispossession, invasion, the theft of land and resources – what exactly is owed to them, and who should pay? (@RadioNational, 2018-Dec-09)
301.thumbnailOf sickness and wisdom
Seneca says that lacking wisdom is like being sick. Although we can imagine what it would be like to be perfectly healthy, in reality we can be happy if we manage to be less sick than before. That's progress, folks! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-04)
302.thumbnailEpisode 52 - Federica Russo
On Episode 52, Nick chats with Federica Russo, Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, about the relationship between probability and causality, the role of philosophy of science in science, how the Russo-Williamson Thesis sparked a lively debate on causation in medicine, and the role technology plays on knowledge itself.FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Dec-06)
303.thumbnailEpisode #125 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 1 - What is Philosophy?
Today we begin our discussion on Gilles Deleuze with a special thanks to Felix Guatarri. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Dec-08)
304.thumbnailTheory is easy, practice requires effort
Epictetus reminds us that one does not become a good carpenter, or pilot, by simply studying the theory of carpentry or piloting. Mindful, repeated effort is needed to see results. The same goes with one's philosophy of life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Dec-03)
305.thumbnailTeresa Bejan on Civility
Civility is a conversational virtue that governs how people talk to each other. How important is it in political life? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Teresa Bejan discusses this manner of speaking and writing and its history. We are grateful for sponsorship for this episode from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon patrons. (@philosophybites, 2018-Aug-20)
306.thumbnailCarrie Figdor, "Pieces of Mind: The Proper Domain of Psychological Predicates" (Oxford UP, 2018)
We’re all familiar with cases where one attributes certain psychological states or capacities to creatures and systems that are not human persons.  For example, your cat might prefer a certain variety of cat food, and maybe your houseplants enjoy a certain corner of the room they’re in.  In many cases, these attributions pass by without much notice.  However, in certain regiment... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Dec-03)
307.thumbnailRick & Morty: The Psychology of Rick
In this episode, I consider the Psychology of Rick. Is Rick destined to be miserable because of his intelligence? Can being smart make you miserable? I consider some research in psychology to help answer these questions. Is this question a matter of nature or nurture? What does being intelligent have to do with being creative? Is any of this an excuse for Rick's bad behavior? All of this discus... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Dec-02)
308.thumbnailHAP 15 - Heard it Through the Grapevine - Oral Philosophy in Africa
An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-11)
309.thumbnail#038 Sexy Time with Michel Foucault and Jezebel Express
Are we too repressed? In this episode you’ll learn what the philosopher historian Michel Foucault had to say about oppression, resistance, and power, and what NYC burlesque dancer and instructor Jezebel Express can teach us about taking ownership of our own bodies. #TheHappierHour Website: TheHappierHour.org (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Dec-05)
310.thumbnailSam Harris vs. Jordan Peterson. What's the difference?
Zach and Dylan are back with part 2 of their series on the “Intellectual Dark Web,” a group of thinkers/political figures held together by god-knows-what. Scroll back for part 1! In this episode, Dylan makes his case that Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris (the IDW’s biggest names) are fundamentally different types of thinkers. That is a strong claim because it means that they shouldn’t be mem... (@thevimblog, 2018-Dec-03)
311.thumbnail0G34: The Good Place and Moral Luck
Well, the cats out of the bag now. Everyone knows this is really The Bad Show. You'd think all the bickering between Thomas and I would have given it away sooner, but it's a relief to have it out in the open. Kidding! Everything is great! We're doing season two of The Good Place, a show we both think is great, and we're talking about Moral Luck, something you will all soon think is great! I strong... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-05)
312.thumbnailListener Qs 6
Listener Q's 6, or 5 pt.2 depending on how you keep count. We get through every question and patron name there is! Plus, it's looking like we're gonna have a fun special guest next week back on the Patron feed. Stay tuned! Principia Discordia: https://principiadiscordia.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Dec-05)
313.thumbnailPhilosophy is a lifelong commitment
Seneca makes the startling claim that philosophy is a lifelong commitment that cannot be indulged only in our spare time. He doesn't mean academic studies, but rather practice, just like a Christian or Buddhist would do it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-30)
314.thumbnailInstead of conquering the world, conquer yourself
Seneca says that he hasn't conquered any enemy but his own greed, ambition, and fear of death. If more people, especially the leaders of the world, were to take that attitude, perhaps there would be no need to conquer enemies. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-29)
315.thumbnailSacred and Profane Love Episode 13: Jane Austen on the Virtues of Social Life
  Download Episode 13: Jane Austen on the Virtues of Social Life   In episode 13 of Sacred & Profane Love, “Jane Austen on the Virtues of Social Life, I speak with professor Karen Stohr of Georgetown University about how Austen brings into relief the social dimensions of virtue in her novels. We discuss the … Continue reading Sacred and Profane Love Episode 13: Jane Auste... (@jennfrey, 2018-Dec-02)
316.thumbnailIn order to make progress you have to desire progress
The goal of Stoic training is to become a better person, not a perfect one. But the first step, as always in life, is to want to make progress. If you wish to better yourself, the game is afoot, you need to start now. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-28)
317.thumbnailEpisode 51, Simone de Beauvoir (Part III - The Second Sex)
Simone de Beauvoir was a pioneer for the second-wave feminist movement and one of the most famous philosophers to have lived. Strikingly, Beauvoir did not label herself as a philosopher, since she never attempted to provide an original treatise which aimed to fully encapsulate the truth of the world or the human condition. Instead, she considered herself as a writer, commentator and novelist. Beau... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Dec-02)
318.thumbnailFREE WILL, RACE & IQ, AND OTHER LISTENER QUESTIONS
I Answer listener questions on a range of topics then give extended answers defending my views on free will (and how they relate to my views on religion and social justice and explaining my I think the arguments that race and IQ are linked are both flawed and dangerous. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Dec-01)
319.thumbnailEpisode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part Two)
Concluding on Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror (1980) and focusing on H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" (1928). Does Lovecraft's presentation of nameless terror capture (or improve upon) what Kristeva means by "abjection"? End song: "The Other" by Mark Lint feat. Lucy Lawless. Read about it and support the project. Listen to part one first, or go back to ep. 202 first. Become a PEL Citizen t... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-26)
320.thumbnailE17: The Final Induction - The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses
Ryan has kids. Kids have diseases and general poor hygiene. Thus, Ryan has diseases and sometimes poor hygiene. But he loves ‘em, those little rascals. In this episode, the Dawdlers explore this kind of parental affection, but for ideas. How much affection should we give to our brain children? The discussion centers around a little old paper that holds the key! And the key is as Harland sa... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-02)
321.thumbnailE17: The Final Induction
Ryan has kids. Kids have diseases and general poor hygiene. Thus, Ryan has diseases and sometimes poor hygiene. But he loves ‘em, those little rascals. In this episode, the Dawdlers explore this kind of parental affection, but for ideas. How much affection should we give to our brain children? The discussion centers around a little old paper that holds the key! And the key is as Harland sa... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Dec-02)
322.thumbnailThe vice of fear
Is fear such a bad thing? Nobody likes to experience it, but fear can be a spur to virtuous action, and overcoming fear is the essence of courage. But not everyone takes such a benign view. (@RadioNational, 2018-Dec-02)
323.thumbnailIn a few words: virtue is the only good
Seneca provides us with a very short and to the point summary of Stoic philosophy: virtue is the only good, it depends on our ability to reason correctly, and it leads to good judgment. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-27)
324.thumbnailPhilosophy of The Big Lebowski
In this episode, I analyze the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Is the film providing commentary on postmodernism? Or is it a more Stoic take on life? What is the philosophy of The Dude? Should we be more like The Dude? All of this discussed, tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Tw... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Nov-27)
325.thumbnail468: Does Reputation Matter?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/does-reputation-matter. We think about about our own reputation all the time, and we constantly reference the reputations of the people we meet and interact with. But why do we care so much about reputation? Is it rational for us to rely on reputation so heavily in our day-to-day lives? Are judgments about reputation just a handy social screening m... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Nov-12)
326.thumbnailBe grateful for what you have, but don't get too attached to it
Marcus Aurelius reminds himself to be grateful for the things he has, which he would long for if he didn't have them. At the same time, everything is impermanent, so we should be prepared for our losses. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-26)
327.thumbnailEpisode 51 - Hasok Chang
On Episode 51, Nick chats with Hasok Chang, the Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, about deciding to leave Seoul, South Korea at the age of sixteen to study physics in the U.S., running up against physicists at Caltech who discouraged philosophical thinking, finding encouragement and a home in HPS within the Stanford School of Philosophy of ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Nov-28)
328.thumbnail#037 Fiestas & Solitude With Octavio Paz and Daniel Campos
Are fiestas an answer to combating loneliness? In this episode you’ll learn what the poet and diplomat Octavio Paz can teach us about belonging and why philosophy professor Daniel Campos believes partaking in revelry is especially important for immigrant communities. #thehappierhour Show notes: thehappierhour.org (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Nov-29)
329.thumbnailHoP 311 - The Elements of Style - Rhetoric in Byzantium
Psellos and other experts in rhetoric explore how this art of persuasion relates to philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-04)
330.thumbnailSagehood is rare, but progress is up to us
Seneca tells Lucilius that he himself is far from being a wise person, which is as rare as the mythical phoenix. Nevertheless, we can all be "proficientes," those who make progress. Which is the whole point of Stoic training. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-23)
331.thumbnailListener Qs 5
Hey y'all! No jokes on this one, just a sincere thank you to our listeners and especially our patrons for keeping us in orbit. We had so much fun doing these, and as you'll here there's more fun on the way! Principia Discordia: https://principiadiscordia.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion grou... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-28)
332.thumbnail0G33: Aliens and The Second Sex
Hop to, marines! We've got feminist critiques to drop on some unsuspecting sex monsters. We're breaking down the blockbuster hit Aliens, and putting it through the ringer in ways that make me deeply uncomfortable, given I was raised on this movie. Luckily we have Thomas on hand to remind us how terrible it is. Here are some links on The Second Sex: The Second Sex: https://plato.stanford.edu/entrie... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-28)
333.thumbnail#036 Nostalgia With Svetlana Boym and Not Your Average Cotton
Can nostalgia help us be happier? In this episode you’ll learn the difference between good and bad nostalgia according to Russian philosopher Svetlana Boym, and how a toy cotton candy machine became a side hustle for the founders of Not Your Average Cotton. #thehappierhour Website: thehappierhour.org (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Nov-26)
334.thumbnailStoicism is not a "manly" philosophy
We hear a lot of nonsense about Stoicism being tough and therefore only for men. But Seneca clearly explains that virtue doesn't make us invulnerable to pain and suffering, and that women are just as capable as men to become virtuous. Go figure. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-21)
335.thumbnailEpisode 51, Simone de Beauvoir (Part II - The Ethics of Ambiguity)
Simone de Beauvoir was a pioneer for the second-wave feminist movement and one of the most famous philosophers to have lived. Strikingly, Beauvoir did not label herself as a philosopher, since she never attempted to provide an original treatise which aimed to fully encapsulate the truth of the world or the human condition. Instead, she considered herself as a writer, commentator and novelist. Beau... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Nov-25)
336.thumbnailEpisode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part One)
More on Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror (1980) plus H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" (1928). What is the object of fear? Mark, Seth, and Dylan get clearer on Kristeva's view of the establishment and loss of the integrity of the self, what the "object" of abjection is, and what this all might have to do with feminism. Most of the Lovecraft goodness is in part 2, so don't wait! Get the unbro... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-19)
337.thumbnailRACE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY A Conversation With Glenn Loury
What role should race play in how we think of ourselves as Americans? I discuss the race debate with Professor Glenn Loury. We cover the role of culture, the wealth gap, high levels of inner city-violence, the case for reparations, and police killings. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Nov-24)
338.thumbnailEpisode 152: Ruthlessness, Public and Private
Tamler and David continue their Nagel-gazing by discussing another essay from Mortal Questions: "Ruthlessness in Public Life." Why do we treat the immorality of politicians, military leaders, and others in power differently than the immorality of individuals? Why does it seem less aversive to shake the hand of someone responsible for the death of thousands of civilians through military action than... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Nov-20)
339.thumbnailDining with a tyrant, are you?
Seneca gives us another Stoic "paradox": it may be better to be tortured than to sit at the dinner table. Well, not normally, but surely if you are being tortured to protect innocent lives, or sit at dinner with a tyrant. It all depends on context. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-20)
340.thumbnailHaunting the Margins - E1: Robert Anton Wilson
"If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there. It's like being a politician in opposition; that's where you can be most sincere. But, of course, you sometimes look at people taking lead parts and think they've got all the gravy." -Colin Firth Unremitting travelers rarely play it safe. How could they? They are in motion. Momentum is both a liberator and a killer. Bu... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-25)
341.thumbnailPlato, Buddhism and storytelling
At a glance, Platonic philosophy and Buddhism might seem to have little in common. But their ideas on moral development and "turning the soul" towards reality have fascinating congruences. (@RadioNational, 2018-Nov-25)
342.thumbnailThe Other by Mark Lint Feat Lucy Lawless
Support this project at patreon.com/marklint!https://patreon.com/marklint (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-18)
343.thumbnailPREVIEW-Ep 202 Follow-Up: Close Reading of Kristeva's "Approaching Abjection"
Mark takes a very close look at pages 1–4 of the first chapter of On Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (1980) as a supplement to episode 202. Get the full, 55-minute experience as a PEL Citizen, or get it by supporting us on Patreon for a mere $1! (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-18)
344.thumbnailNEM#86: Seth Swirsky Provides Instant Pleasure
Seth Swirsky was a highly successful staff songwriter for over 20 years and has put out three solo albums and three albums as The Red Button since 2004. He's a huge Beatles fan and has released a Beatles documentary Beatles Stories and has multiple books about psychology and baseball. We discuss his heavily covered and sound-tracked tune "Love Is a Beautiful Thing"; you'll hear the version by Al G... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-18)
345.thumbnailNo need to be anxious even in front of a king
Epictetus explains why king Antigonus was anxious to meet Zeno, the founder of Stoicism, and not vice versa. The king had not yet internalized the fundamental principle of the dichotomy of control: making a good impression on others is not up to us. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-19)
346.thumbnailEp77 - Justifications for Intellectual Property & Copyright Law
In this 77th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview law professor Brian Frye on "Justifications for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law." Brian is the host of The Bindle on WRFL 88.1 FM and is the Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky's College of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Berkeley and then went on to ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Nov-13)
347.thumbnailHAP 14 - Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Islam in Africa
Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-28)
348.thumbnailRobert B. Talisse on Overdoing Democracy
You can overdo most things, but can you overdo democracy? Political philosopher Robert B. Talisse thinks you can. He explains why in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are very grateful for sponsorship from the Marc Sanders Foundation for this episode. (@philosophybites, 2018-Jul-23)
349.thumbnailHope
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of hope. To the ancient Greeks, hope was closer to self-deception, one of the evils left in Pandora's box or jar, in Hesiod's story. In Christian tradition, hope became one of the theological virtues, the desire for divine union and the expectation of receiving it, an action of the will rather than the intellect. To Kant, 'what may I hope' was one o... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Nov-22)
350.thumbnail#035 DISCOVERY Q&A: On Cruises, Knowledge, Books, and Brains
In this Q&A episode with all three guests on the topic of DISCOVERY you’ll learn: Does taking a cruise count as traveling? What does consciousness have to do with social media? What knowledge is needed to discuss philosophy? What is luck? Which books have had the biggest impact? #thehappierhour Website: thehappierhour.org Facebook: Facebook.com/thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Nov-21)
351.thumbnailIntroduction to the "Intellectual Dark Web"
In this first of three episodes on the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web,” Dylan and Zach start with the basics. - What is this group? - What unites them? - What makes them intellectual? - What makes them dark? We focus mainly on Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. In the coming episodes, we get more specific. Part 2 is about Dylan’s article: https://thevimblog.com/2018/08... (@thevimblog, 2018-Nov-19)
352.thumbnailTake the view from above
A quote from Seneca leads us into a discussion of the difference between Stoicism and modern philosophies of despair. For the Stoic, knowledge of the vastness of time and space is no excuse for nihilism, but simply a way to put things in perspective and get back to the task of living well. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-16)
353.thumbnail0G32: Alien and The Corporation as Sociopath
This week we're breaking out the big guns, except not really because one of the greatest horror movies of all time ain't got no guns. Just some ineffective flamethrowers misused by some schluby rockhoppers. Best in class on all fronts, Alien! We're mixing it up with the 2003 cultural touchstone The Corporation. A book/movie about how corporate persons are functionally sociopaths. We attempt some p... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-21)
354.thumbnailNot just endurance, but tranquillity of mind
Seneca tells Lucilius how Cato, after losing an election, went out to play; and how, before taking his own life, he retired to his room to read a book. Stoicism isn't just about enduring things, it's about achieving serenity in the face of ill fortune. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-15)
355.thumbnailShannon Spaulding, “How We Understand Others: Philosophy and Social Cognition” (Routledge, 2018))
Social cognition includes the ways we explain, predict, interpret, and influence other people. The dominant philosophical theories of social cognition–the theory-theory and the simulation theory–have provided focused accounts of mindreading, the more specific practice of ascribing beliefs, desires, and intentions to others in order to predict and explain their behavior.... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Nov-15)
356.thumbnailEpisode 50 - Justin Garson
On Episode 50, Nick chats with Justin Garson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College-CUNY, about chairing a session with Daniel Dennett on memetics at the 2018 Philosophy of Science Association meeting, his work on biological functions in psychiatry and how symptoms of mental disorders like anxiety and schizophrenia might be useful to us, taking part in a summer meeting that brought s... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Nov-17)
357.thumbnailPhilosophy is serious business
Seneca invites his friend Lucilius to consider that philosophy is too serious a business to be left only to professional philosophers, especially those who engage in clever wordplay and logic chopping just to show how smart they are. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-14)
358.thumbnailEpisode 51, Simone de Beauvoir (Part I - The Life of Simone de Beauvoir)
Simone de Beauvoir was a pioneer for the second-wave feminist movement and one of the most famous philosophers to have lived. Strikingly, Beauvoir did not label herself as a philosopher, since she never attempted to provide an original treatise which aimed to fully encapsulate the truth of the world or the human condition. Instead, she considered herself as a writer, commentator and novelist. Beau... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Nov-18)
359.thumbnailEpisode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part Two)
Continuing on Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection, ch. 1 and 2. We try to get clearer on Kristeva's talk of "object," the relationship between language and abjection, how Kristeva is advancing on Freud, how to be a mom that allows a kid to separate in a healthy way, and how abjection plays into religion and writing. Listen to part one first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition, and do... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-12)
360.thumbnailBoJack Horseman on Loneliness, Depression, and Self
Today's episode I analyze the Netflix show BoJack Horseman and the philosophy of it. Focussing on the show's commentary of loneliness, depression, and the self through the lens of the main character, BoJack Horseman. Tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ A... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Nov-14)
361.thumbnailKNOWLEDGE AND PSEUDO KNOWLEDGE A Conversatin With Brain Earp (2)
In the second part of my conversation with Brian Earp we discuss replicability, pre-registration, pseudoscience, science in popular culture, and the limits of scientific knowledge. We also apply this epistemically cautious empiricism to the difficult cases of implicit bias, affirmative action, and workplace diversity quotas. Website: https://www.politicalphilosophypodcast.com Suppo... (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Nov-17)
362.thumbnail415: Election Special
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/election-special. In this re-broadcast of our special episode from the lead-up to the 2016 election, John and Ken look beyond the horse races at some of the bigger questions raised by our electoral process. • Do we always have a duty to vote? with Stanford political scientist Emilee Chapman • Can our democracy survive the amount of money... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Oct-29)
363.thumbnailDecide on the big picture, the details come later
Seneca makes an argument for why we should adopt a philosophy of life (be it Stoicism or something else). It provides us a framework to make decisions and prioritize things. The rest is details. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-13)
364.thumbnailE16: Episodic Synchrony
“I suppose most scientists—most authors—have one piece of work of which they would say: It doesn’t matter if you never read anything else of mine, please at least read *this*.” Richard Dawkins wrote that in a note to a 1989 paperback edition of his book "The Extended Phenotype". Ryan appeals to this sentiment when it comes to the idea he outlines in this episode. Poor Harland has to si... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-18)
365.thumbnailE16: Episodic Synchrony - Diversity in Consumer-Resource Systems
“I suppose most scientists—most authors—have one piece of work of which they would say: It doesn’t matter if you never read anything else of mine, please at least read *this*.” Richard Dawkins wrote that in a note to a 1989 paperback edition of his book "The Extended Phenotype". Ryan appeals to this sentiment when it comes to the idea he outlines in this episode. Poor Harland has to si... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-18)
366.thumbnailAre we getting anywhere?
Is philosophy more about questions than answers? Not necessarily. It all depends on how you conceive of philosophy in the first place, particularly with regard to its institutional setting. (@RadioNational, 2018-Nov-18)
367.thumbnailSeneca on suicide
Seneca elaborates on how the Stoics see suicide: nature gave us one entrance into life, but many exits. And it is the existence of these exits that guarantees our freedom. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-12)
368.thumbnailHoP 310 - Purple Prose - Byzantine Political Philosophy
Byzantine political thought from the time of Justinian down to the Palaiologos dynasty wrestles with the nature and scope of imperial power. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-21)
369.thumbnailThe Stoic argument for assisted suicide
Seneca continues his discussion of suicide with his friend Lucilius, arguing that maintaining agency and exercising our judgments are fundamental ingredients of a good life. It follows that we should be in charge of when and how to quit. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-09)
370.thumbnailThe Stoic argument for the right to suicide
Seneca continues his discussion of suicide with his friend Lucilius, arguing that maintaining agency and exercising our judgments are fundamental ingredients of a good life. It follows that we should be in charge of when and how to quit. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-09)
371.thumbnail0G31: Snow Crash and Universal Language, Part 2
Ai Oh EH ME PA TI Congrats, you're all our language slaves now. We learned the secret words of the Ur language developed by the ancient masters to code the behavior of their followers and now our cult is going to really kick in to high gear. Hope you enjoy this part two, featuring both a new set of intro quotes and our returning special guest Noah Lugeons of Puzzle in a Thunderstorm fame. Universa... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-14)
372.thumbnailLife: it isn't about length, it's about quality
Seneca makes a point that is still controversial two millennia later. The important thing about life is not its length, but its quality. And it is up to the individual to judge the quality of her own life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-08)
373.thumbnailHow to avoid temptation and practice virtue
Seneca gives some very commonsensical advice, backed up by modern psychological research, on how to best avoid temptation. Which leads us to a discussion of what we should avoid, and what, by contrast, we should seek out in order to act virtuously. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-07)
374.thumbnail467: Can Reason Save Us?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/can-reason-save-us. To an optimist, things are constantly getting better: disease and extreme poverty are down; life expectancy, literacy, and equality are up; and it’s all thanks to the glory of human reason. But a pessimist would point to the continuing presence of injustice, oppression, and war, and the dangers of global warming and nuclear an... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Oct-22)
375.thumbnailEpisode 50, ‘The Golden Age of Female Philosophy’ with Rachael Wiseman (Part II)
Rachael Wiseman is a lecturer of philosophy at the University of Liverpool and previously an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at Durham University. She, and her colleague Dr Clare MacCumhaill, are co-leaders on the British Academy funded project, In Parenthesis, which explores the work and friendship of the philosophical wartime quartet: Mary Midgley, Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Iris Mur... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Nov-11)
376.thumbnailEpisode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part One)
On Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (1980), ch. 1 and 2. What is horror? Kristeva writes about "abjection," where we violently reject things like corpses, bodily wastes and other fluids, and the Lovecraftian unnameable that lurks at the edge of our awareness. Her book is also all about the self, suggesting modifications to Freud's Oedipal complex and Lacan's mirror-stage story. With guest K... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-05)
377.thumbnailPREVIEW-Ep 201 Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" (Part Three)
Mark and Seth get further into the specifics of Marcus's metaphysics and how this is supposed to relate to behavior. Can his directives really come solely "from reason" as he claims? How does this interact with the behaviors that we pursue "by nature," i.e., without conscious deliberation required? Seth is concerned with how individualistic the philosophy is. Mark is concerned that if you discard ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Nov-05)
378.thumbnailEpisode 151: Viddy Well, My Listeners (Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange")
There was me, that is Tamler, and my droog, that is David, and we sat in our living rooms on Skype trying to make up our rassoodocks what Stanley Kubrick's a Clockwork Orange was really about? Free will? We didn't think so. Punishment? Yeah but what about punishment? And what about the old ultraviolence - can it still shock us in the modern age? Then suddenly we viddied that thinking was for the g... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Nov-06)
379.thumbnailTHE REPLICATION CRISIS A Conversation With Brian D. Earp
The replication crisis has rocked the world of academic physiology but how far do its implications go? In this episode, I cover the incentive structures, institutional patterns, and faulty ways of thinking about statistics and evidence that lead to this with Brian Earp. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Nov-10)
380.thumbnailWe are all sick, but we can help each other
Seneca says to his friend Lucilius that he is no wise man or doctor, but rather an unwise and sick person. Which brings us to a discussion of Stoic humility and how it is that we can all make progress toward wisdom. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-06)
381.thumbnailHAP 13 - Renewing the Faith - the Sokoto Caliphate
Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-14)
382.thumbnailE15: The Rolling Wall of Fog
There may not be philosophy-free science, but there *is* radical-free philosophy. Harland tries it out for as long as he can in this episode on the possible differences between science and philosophy. Buckle your chin straps, Truth Seekers! 00:04:50 – Science? Philosophy?/Thought experiments/Provisionalism vs Definitionalism 00:42:48 – Modes of Indeference/Progress 01:02:26 – “Soci... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-11)
383.thumbnailE15: The Rolling Wall of Fog - Science v. Philosophy
There may not be philosophy-free science, but there *is* radical-free philosophy. Harland tries it out for as long as he can in this episode on the possible differences between science and philosophy. Buckle your chin straps, Truth Seekers! 00:04:50 – Science? Philosophy?/Thought experiments/Provisionalism vs Definitionalism 00:42:48 – Modes of Indeference/Progress 01:02:26 – “Soci... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-11)
384.thumbnailPlaying around
Video games helps us to engage philosophically with issues of ethics, identity and more. This makes them potentially useful as a classroom learning tool — but what about all that violence? (@RadioNational, 2018-Nov-11)
385.thumbnailStoicism in Pop Culture and Politics
In today's episode, I analyze the recent and rising cultural movement of the Stoic school of thought. What's this mindset all about? Is Stocism helpful? What are the shortcomings of Stoicism? Who is embracing this type of thinking? Is this way of thanking being transferred into our political discourse? All of this discussed, tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! ... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Nov-06)
386.thumbnailThe difference between tranquillity and flat calm
Seneca argues that tranquillity of mind is the result of an active, but realistic, engagement with the problems posed by life. By contrast, refusing to rise up to challenges simply leads to a flat and meaningless calm. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-05)
387.thumbnailDavid Rondel, “Pragmatist Egalitarianism” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Pragmatism is a longstanding philosophical idiom that advocates public-facing philosophy – philosophy that abandons merely academic puzzles and addresses itself to the social and political problems of the day. This commitment is perhaps most firmly manifest in John Dewey. Unsurprisingly, Dewey wrote extensively in social and political philosophy, focusing in... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Nov-05)
388.thumbnailSacred and Profane Love Episode 12: Meaning, Murder, and Divine Madness
  Download Episode 12: Meaning, Murder, and Divine Madness In Episode 12 of Sacred & Profane Love, “Meaning, Murder, and Divine Madness,” I speak with the eminent moral theologian, Fr Michael Sherwin, O.P., about Donna Tartt’s breakout bestseller, The Secret History. We discuss how the novel is best situated within both the Southern Gothic and the Southern Catholic Goth... (@jennfrey, 2018-Nov-08)
389.thumbnailThe Vim's Voter Guide
Not your typical voter guide! We are always eyeing the next election. So the Vim is here to give you some guidance in the ballot box. Zach lays out his theory of 'democratic holism': we should vote on behalf of a whole, like the planet, groups of countries, or our country. We shouldn’t be self-interested in the ballot box. Dylan and Zach discuss some basic values around voting and democracy... (@thevimblog, 2018-Nov-05)
390.thumbnailEp76 - Evil, Suffering, God, & Ethics
In this 76th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Jack Symes, host of The Panpsycast philosophy podcast, on the theme "Evil, Suffering, God, and Ethics." Jack graduated from the University of Liverpool in philosophy (BA and MA) and went on as a postgraduate in Teaching Studies at the University of Birmingham. Jack is currently teaching philosophy at Kin... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Oct-27)
391.thumbnailRacism and Stoic compassion
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that people do and say things not because they are evil, but because they are mistaken. The proper response, then, is education and pity, not hatred. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-02)
392.thumbnail0G30: Snow Crash and Libertarianism, Part 1
Grab your poons and crank your toons, we're blasting into the wild world of Snow Crash. With the help of our amazing special guest, Noah Lugeons from the Puzzle in a Thunderstorm crew, we're diving deep into the political symbolism of Stevenson's most famous work, and next week we'll be back to talk the philosophy of language in Snow Crash. Wiki on Anarcho-Capitalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Nov-07)
393.thumbnailDISCRIMINATION AND FREE SPEECH A Conversation With Existential Comics' Corey Mohler
In the final episode of my conversation with Corey, we discussed the role of discrimination in our society. I also gvae a relpy to concerns raised by Jorden Peterson fans. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Nov-05)
394.thumbnailGelato and the Cynic wing of Stoicism
Musonius Rufus advises us to follow a minimalist life style, closer to the so-called "Cynic" wing of the Stoic movement. Why is that? Because reducing temptations helps us practicing virtue, as we'll see by way of an example featuring gelato. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Nov-01)
395.thumbnail398: The Ethics of Debt
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/ethics-debt. According to a report from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, there are currently 24 countries facing a full-blown debt crisis, with 14 more on the verge. Globally, there is about $200 trillion of debt on the books. Although the poor and disenfranchised of the world play no role in negotiating these loans, in debt crises they usually end up pa... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Oct-15)
396.thumbnailThe most important mental trick of your life
Epictetus says that a lyre player plays beautifully when he practices on his own. But gets very nervous in front of an audience. That's because he wants something that is not under his control. Learn and internalize this lesson and your life will be happy and serene. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-31)
397.thumbnailEpisode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part Two)
More on The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (ca. 180 CE) plus Ryan's The Daily Stoic (2016). We talk Stoicism as "pre-mourning," love of fate, the divine plan, political ethics, ethical models, and overwriting your brain with the Stoic operating system. Hear part 1 first, or get the full, unbroken Citizen Edition, as well as the follow-up discussion. Please support PEL! End song: "Any Way the Wind ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-29)
398.thumbnailNEM#85: John Etheridge (Soft Machine) is For Everything!
John is an amazing guitarist who started in the late-'60s British blues boom, had his first compositions set to tape with Darryl Way's Wolf in the early '70s, then joined the latter line-ups of jazz-prog legends Soft Machine (replacing Alan Holdsworth) in the late '70s. He's collaborated with luminaries like violinist Stéphane Grappelli, guitar great John Williams, and Andy Summers from The Polic... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-29)
399.thumbnailEpisode 50, ‘The Golden Age of Female Philosophy’ with Rachael Wiseman (Part I)
Rachael Wiseman is a lecturer of philosophy at the University of Liverpool and previously an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at Durham University. She, and her colleague Dr Clare MacCumhaill, are co-leaders on the British Academy funded project, In Parenthesis, which explores the work and friendship of the philosophical wartime quartet: Mary Midgley, Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Iris Mur... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Nov-04)
400.thumbnailHoP 309 - Hooked on Classics - Italos and the Debate over Pagan Learning
The trial of John Italos and other signs of Byzantine disquiet with the pagan philosophical tradition. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-07)
401.thumbnailThe unity of virtue thesis
Seneca argues that the four cardinal virtues are a tightly coordinated council, which makes the best possible decisions for us. In this episode we explore the Stoic concept of the unity of virtue, and make sense of it by analogy with going to the gym to improve our health. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-30)
402.thumbnailRick and Morty: Thinking like Rick
How does Rick think? How does Rick view the world? Should we think like Rick? What is First Principles thinking? Should we take things literally? The problem with following our minds assumptions. All of this discussed, tune in! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT E... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Oct-30)
403.thumbnailE14: Nietzsche's Rich Pageant
If we're lucky, we're able to add a little sumptin'-sumptin' to the end of the line. Maybe it's a good twist or we bring more than a few threads together. But every once in a while someone comes along and braids so far ahead they leave us all behind. Perhaps one day we'll arrive at Nietzsche's fray...again, if we're lucky. Until then we just have to try and keep moving forward, try to understand... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-04)
404.thumbnailE14: Nietzsche's Rich Pageant - Exploring "Will to Power"
If we're lucky, we're able to add a little sumptin'-sumptin' to the end of the line. Maybe it's a good twist or we bring more than a few threads together. But every once in a while someone comes along and braids so far ahead they leave us all behind. Perhaps one day we'll arrive at Nietzsche's fray...again, if we're lucky. Until then we just have to try and keep moving forward, try to understand... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Nov-04)
405.thumbnailThink global
Writing a global history of philosophy is a tricky business - but that hasn't stopped this week's guest from taking it on. (@RadioNational, 2018-Nov-04)
406.thumbnailTackle illness with virtue
Illness is not something to look forward to, as Stoics are not mad. But it is a fact of life, and so it becomes a question of how we deal with it: by kicking and screming, or as a test of our virtue of temperance? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-29)
407.thumbnailEp79 - BC13 - One-Sheet - Clutter
This 79th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread is a short breadcrumb episode serving simply as a reading of SOPHIA's "One-Sheet" on "Clutter," by Dr. John Lachs, and with questions by Caroline A. Buchanan, Derek Daskalakes, Erik Jarvis, James William Lincoln, and Eric Thomas Weber. The Lexington SOPHIA Chapter got together to talk about this one-sheet on September 18 of 2018. SOPHIA "One-Sheet" docu... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Oct-20)
408.thumbnailBe prepared to endure prosperity
Seneca argues that, strange as it may seem, prosperity is to be endured, just as bad times are. It's yet another Stoic "paradox," of which we make sense in this episode. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-26)
409.thumbnail0G29: Ex Machina and the AI Box Problem, Part 2
Welcome back to our thrilling conclusion of Ex Machina. Since this was a such a heavily requested fan favorite we took suggestions for topics for this part two, so we end up spending a fair bit of time discussing the AI Box problem and male gaze. Don't forget to post quotes for the intro on the patreon thread, and get your hopes up about a special guest for next show! AI Box problem: https://ratio... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-31)
410.thumbnail#034 Your Brain On Avicenna and Shannon Odell
In this episode with neurologist and comedian Shannon Odell, you’ll learn how your brain shapes your experiences and how your brain processes social media. You’ll also learn about the parallels between self-discovery in neuroscience and the ideas posed by the ancient Islamic scientist and philosopher Avicenna, who is often described as one of the most influential philosophers of all time. #the... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-30)
411.thumbnailEpictetus gets punched on the nose
Epictetus tells the story of when he first started preaching, instead of teaching, philosophy. It did not go well, and he got punched on the nose. He quickly learned the difference between preaching and teaching. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-25)
412.thumbnail397: White Privilege and Racial Injustice
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/white-privilege-and-racial-injustice. “White privilege” has become a buzzword in discussions about racial inequality and racial justice. The call to “check your privilege” appeals to those privileged to acknowledge the various ways they receive special treatment that others don’t. But when white people explicitly acknowledge their privile... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Oct-08)
413.thumbnailHAP 12 - From Here to Timbuktu - Subsaharan Islamic Philosophy
The spread of Islamic scholarship in subsaharan Africa, focusing on intellectuals of the Songhay empire around the Niger River in the 15th-17th centuries. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-30)
414.thumbnailIntellectual Arrogance
Are we becoming incapable of respecting other people's opinions? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Oct-15)
415.thumbnailThe last day of Epicurus
Seneca recounts the last, painful day, of the life of the rival philosopher Epicurus, who claimed that even that day he was happy. Which leads us into a discussion of what the Stoics and Epicureans meant by happiness. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-24)
416.thumbnailEpisode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part One)
On The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (ca. 180 C.E.) plus Ryan's The Daily Stoic (2016). What does Stoicism look like in practice, in both ancient and modern contexts? You might think that eschewing the shallow, out-of-our-control trappings of fame and wealth in favor of personal cultivation would make one unambitious, but Ryan uses Marcus as a prime example of how to be a Stoic while trying to ac... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-22)
417.thumbnailEpisode 49, Corey Mohler: Behind Existential Comics (Part II)
Corey Mohler is a software engineer from Portland, Oregon, USA. With no formal education in philosophy, it might come as a surprise that Corey is the author of the incredibly popular philosophy webcomic, Existential Comics. Founded in December 2013, Existential Comics describes itself as “a philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes.... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Oct-28)
418.thumbnailEpisode 150: Paul Bloom Insisted That We Talk About Sex Robots
What better way to celebrate our 150th episode than to bring back our favorite guest – Paul Bloom! We riff on a series of topics: the new “grievance studies” hoax, sex robot brothels, perverse desires, and perverse beliefs. Then we get a little navel gazey (OK maybe more than a little) and talk about podcasting as a form of media and discussion, good teaching, and what we’ve learned about ... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Oct-23)
419.thumbnailJohn Kaag on Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond
On July 4th 1845, David Henry Thoreau went to live in a small cabin near the shore of Walden Pond, in Massachussetts. He stayed there alone for two years, and wrote about his experiences in the book that became Walden. John Kaag, an expert on American Philosophy, author of American Philosophy: A Love Story, discusses Thoreau and Walden with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Sites p... (@philosophybites, 2018-May-20)
420.thumbnailAll good people are equally worthy
Seneca states the fundamental Stoic principle that the measure of a person has nothing to do with externals like wealth, health or good looks. It depends on one thing and one thing only: goodness of character. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-23)
421.thumbnailHARRIS, PETERSON, AND PINKER A Conversation With Existential Comics Corey Mohler
In this episode, I discuss the 'Intelectual Dark Web' with Existential Comic's Corey Mohler. We cover Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Steven Pinker, arguing that for supposed free thinkers, they often just seem to want to maintain the world of their youth. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Oct-27)
422.thumbnailE13: Footnotes to Fermi
So, this guy Enrico trolled humanity once and it’s left us reeling ever since. This week the Dawdlers discuss the implications of this troll and explore a few threads on why we don’t get no satisfaction from our attempts to catch signals emitted by extraterrestrial intelligences. A hope and a calculation, but no USS Enterprise. Grab your ankles if you want, but get comfortable at least. It m... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-28)
423.thumbnailE13: Footnotes to Fermi - The Aliens Episode
So, this guy Enrico trolled humanity once and it’s left us reeling ever since. This week the Dawdlers discuss the implications of this troll and explore a few threads on why we don’t get no satisfaction from our attempts to catch signals emitted by extraterrestrial intelligences. A hope and a calculation, but no USS Enterprise. Grab your ankles if you want, but get comfortable at least. It m... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-28)
424.thumbnailLearning Confucius
How's your Confucianism? If the answer is "a little rusty", then you're not alone. Confucianism and Chinese philosophy are niche subjects in Australia, even among students of Chinese background. (@RadioNational, 2018-Oct-28)
425.thumbnailEpisode 49 - Vincent Hendricks
On Episode 49, Nick chats with Vincent Hendricks, Professor of Formal Philosophy and Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies at the University of Copenhagen, about the importance of reasoning through illustrations, applying ideas from finance and economics to questions in philosophy of science, the ways in which our children influence our philosophical thinking, and his latest bo... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Oct-25)
426.thumbnailVirtue is nothing but right reason
Seneca gives a straightforward, simple, yet rich definition of virtue to his friend Lucilius. It has huge consequences for every one of us, every day. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-22)
427.thumbnailRobert Wright on Why Buddhism is True
Robert Wright believes that there are a number of key tenets of Buddhism which are both compatible with present day evolutionary theory, and accurate about our relationship with the world and with our own minds. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses Buddhism, reality, and the mind, with interviewer Nigel Warburton. We are very grateful for support for this episode from the... (@philosophybites, 2018-May-07)
428.thumbnailEpisode #124 ... Simulacra and Simulation
Today we begin our discussion of Jean Baudrillard's book Simulacra and Simulation. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Oct-25)
429.thumbnailThe Truth about Post-Truth
“Post-truth” was the 2016 word of the year, inspired by Trump and Brexit. But what does it mean? Is it coherent? Can we ever actually be post-truth? If so, are we now? Dylan and Zach subject the concept to some analysis. They base their discussion on an interview in Vox of a philosopher called Simon Blackburn. 0:00- Housekeeping 3:40- Introducing post-truth 5:30- Prolegomenon t... (@thevimblog, 2018-Oct-22)
430.thumbnail#033 It's All Relative With Albert Einstein and Dr. Elise Crull
In this episode with professor Elise Crull, you’ll hear what just what the heck metaphysics is, how Einstein’s disciplinary education and interests improved his scientific discoveries, how his view of science inspired his dedication to civil rights, and the relationship between philosophy and technology. #thehappierhour Show notes: thehappierhour.org Facebook: @thehappierhour Twitter/IG: @Miss... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-24)
431.thumbnailThe Fable of the Bees
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and his critique of the economy as he found it in London, where private vices were condemned without acknowledging their public benefit. In his poem The Grumbling Hive (1705), he presented an allegory in which the economy collapsed once knavish bees turned honest. When republished with a commentary, The Fable of the Bees was seen as ... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Oct-25)
432.thumbnailPhilosophy of Mission Impossible Fallout
In today's episode, we examine the philosophy of Tom Cruise's latest installment in the Mission Impossible series, Fallout. Should we kill one person to save many? Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: [email protected] Venmo tip jar: @brenden-weber (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Oct-19)
433.thumbnail466: The New Golden Age of Television
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/new-golden-age-television. They called it a “vast wasteland” in the 1960s, but TV is very different today. Freedom from the broadcast schedule means TV makers can create longer, more complex, more philosophical stories, while binge-watching and on-demand viewing have changed the way we see those stories. Josh and Ken talk to philosophers and ot... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Oct-01)
434.thumbnailHoP 308 - Dominic O'Meara on Michael Psellos
Dominic O'Meara speaks to Peter about Michael Psellos, focusing especially on his political philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-23)
435.thumbnail0G28: Ex Machina and Mary the Color Scientist, Part 1
You requested, and requested, and requested, and we finally got there! Ex Machina, one of the strongest horror sci-fi movies to come out in the past decade. There is so much wonderful content to this movie we're spreading it out over two episodes. For this first one, we focus on the thought experiment of Mary in the colorless room, and how it relates to the problem of consciousness for AI that we ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-23)
436.thumbnailBe charitable toward others
Marcus Aurelius says that other people do wrong out of lack of wisdom, and so do we, which means we should be forgiving toward others. Besides, life is short, and others can't harm the most important thing: our faculty of judgment. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-17)
437.thumbnailEpisode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part Two)
Continuing on "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). We finish up Kant (the courage to know!) and lay out the Mendelssohn (cultivation vs. enlightenment) and Foucault (ironically heroize the present!). Will this conversation enlighten you? Who knows? Listen to part one first or... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-15)
438.thumbnailEpisode 49, Corey Mohler: Behind Existential Comics (Part I)
Corey Mohler is a software engineer from Portland, Oregon, USA. With no formal education in philosophy, it might come as a surprise that Corey is the author of the incredibly popular philosophy webcomic, Existential Comics. Founded in December 2013, Existential Comics describes itself as “a philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes.... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Oct-21)
439.thumbnail#032 Bonus Episode: Well-Placed Travels with Jessica Parker
In this Happier After Hours Bonus Episode you’ll learn about travel through the lens of the destination with travel public relations consultant Jessica Parker. How does a place become a “brand” and how does one get to the essence of a destination? This is a follow up episode to #031 with travel writer David Farley about travel and transformation and the lessons of philosopher George Santayan... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-21)
440.thumbnailDo like Socrates, have a dialogue instead of a dispute
Epictetus reminds us that Socrates made an effort to talk to people while avoiding rudeness and invectives. Imagine if we did the same today, instead of indulging in the current climate of acrimony about social and political issues. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-16)
441.thumbnailCOMEDY AND PROPAGANDA A Conversation With Existential Comics' Corey Mohler
In this episode, I talk with Corey Mohler, author of the popular philosophy webcomic existential comics. We discuss the role of jokes in philosophy and politics, why he hates George Carlin, the state of the Democratic party in the US, and more. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Oct-20)
442.thumbnailLarry Temkin on Obligations to the Needy
How can we best help other people? Peter Singer has argued that we should give aid. Despite a lifetime spent believing this, Larry Temkin has started to question whether the effects of aid are beneficial. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses some qualms about Peter Singer's arguments. (@philosophybites, 2018-Apr-02)
443.thumbnailBianca Bosker on Cork Dork
Some books can change the way you experience the world. Bianca Bosker's Cork Dork is one of these. It tells how she trained her senses of smell and taste to become a sommelier, starting from a position of almost complete ignorance about wine. But more than that it is a book about experiencing the world more fully. For more episodes of Thinking Books, go to www.thinkingbooks.co (@philosophybites, 2018-Mar-25)
444.thumbnailE12: Daniel Dennett's Easy Problems
This time the Dawdler’s examine Daniel Dennett’s book “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking” (2013). Regardless of all that, these two tools think they think. Topics explored are philosophical zombies, Occam’s Razor, black boxes, and sorta operators. Do you smell that? It’s the sweet potpourri of Dennettian thinkadinks. -Dawds 00:08:24 – Thinking Tools 00:39:32 – Fo... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-21)
445.thumbnailE12: Daniel Dennett's Easy Problems - Content, Consciousness, and Intuition Pumps
This time the Dawdler’s examine Daniel Dennett’s book “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking” (2013). Regardless of all that, these two tools think they think. Topics explored are philosophical zombies, Occam’s Razor, black boxes, and sorta operators. Do you smell that? It’s the sweet potpourri of Dennettian thinkadinks. -Dawds 00:08:24 – Thinking Tools 00:39:32 – Fo... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-21)
446.thumbnailLove requires virtue, not externals
Seneca says that one shouldn't love a person because they are rich, or strong, but because they are virtuous. Which gets us into a discussion of the meaning of the word "axia," referring to things that have value but are not crucial. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-15)
447.thumbnailalt-Nietzsche
Few serious Nietzsche scholars today regard him as having been any sort of proto-Nazi. But that hasn’t stopped alt-right extremists today from "rediscovering" Nietzsche and claiming him as a philosophical ally. (@RadioNational, 2018-Oct-21)
448.thumbnailRobert A. Wilson, “The Eugenic Mind Project” (MIT Press, 2017)
For most of us, eugenics — the “science of improving the human stock” — is a thing of the past, commonly associated with Nazi Germany and government efforts to promote a pure Aryan race. This view is incorrect: even in California, for example, sterilization of those deemed mentally defective was... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Oct-15)
449.thumbnailEpisode 48 - Ann-Sophie Barwich
On Episode 48, Nick chats with Ann-Sophie Barwich, Visiting Professor in the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington, about growing up studying literature in East Germany, finding her voice as a researcher, and the importance of thinking about the sense of smell as a model for neuroscience and the senses.FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTTimestamps: 0:15 Hello and welcome / 2:07 Ann ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Oct-17)
450.thumbnailEp75 - All Philosophy's a Stage
In this 75th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Monica McCarthy, host of the Happier Hour podcast, on the theme "All Philosophy's a Stage." Monica is a thespian, a playwright, the founder of Cheshire Parlour, and the creator and host of “The Happier Hour” podcast. Monica has acted on Broadway and in television programs, film, advertisements, inclu... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Oct-06)
451.thumbnailBONUS: More on the Uninformed President
We bring you an unusual, first of its kind, bonus episode. It is kinda like a behind the scenes look. In the last episode, Justin and Zach explored the consequences of having an uninformed president—or rather, a president who takes no interest in learning, isn’t concerned with having beliefs that are responsive to reality, and whose interaction with the world is only in terms of what is best f... (@thevimblog, 2018-Oct-15)
452.thumbnail#031 The Road Less Travelled With Santayana and David Farley
This episode kicks of The Happier Hour Season 2 as well as our conversations on DISCOVERY. You’ll learn how travel writer David Farley and the philosopher George Santayana can help us find more meaning in our lives by looking at how and why we travel. You’ll also hear unconventional advice about travel writing and the ways in which travel has the ability to transform us. #thehappierhour Show n... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-17)
453.thumbnailRich vs poor
Seneca says that being rich does not make you a good person, nor does being poor make you a bad one. We then use this quote to explore the relationship between externals and virtue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-12)
454.thumbnail396: Jean-Paul Sartre
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/sartre. Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the first global public intellectuals, famous for his popular existentialist philosophy, his works of fiction, and his rivalry with Albert Camus. His existentialism was also adopted by Simone de Beauvoir, who used it as a foundation for modern theoretical feminism. So what exactly is existentialism? How is man co... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Sep-24)
455.thumbnailHAP 11 - Teodros Kiros on Ethiopian Philosophy
Teodros Kiros discusses the history of Ethiopian thought and how it has influenced his own work in political philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-16)
456.thumbnailJoy vs pain
Seneca says that it is natural to seek joy and avoid pain. But the virtue involved in both cases is the same. In the quote we examine today, then, there are a lot of crucial Stoic concepts to be parsed out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-11)
457.thumbnail0G27: Galaxy Quest and Toxic Fandom, Part 2
Never give up your fandom! Never surrender shipping! Today we're fanning out over the amazing Galaxy Quest, a gem that just keeps getting better with age. We talk about how it was a roadmap for the kinds of fandom that have since gone from fringe to mainstream. Then we discuss some of the textbook features of toxic fandom and practices fans can engage in to enjoy their art without it becoming harm... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-17)
458.thumbnailWhat is virtue, anyway?
Seneca tells us that virtue lies in how you handle things, both good and bad. If you are sick, be gentle with those who are taking care of you. If you get a promotion, don't brag to your colleagues. It's the virtuous thing to do. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-10)
459.thumbnailEpisode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part One)
On "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). At the end of the historical period known as The Enlightenment, a Berlin newspaper asked what exactly that is, and Kant and Mendelssohn responded. Both were concerned with whether too much enlightenment among the public can cause social... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-08)
460.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text#4: Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" (Part One)
Wes Alwan is joined by Tracy Morgan and Louis Scuderi to discuss Freud's classic 1917 essay. Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. Listen to more (sub)Text. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-08)
461.thumbnailTalk to people like Socrates would
Epictetus reminds us that it is senseless to talk to others just in order to score points. That way we don't learn, understand, or persuade; we just puff ourselves up and waste opportunities. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-09)
462.thumbnailEpisode 48, Rebecca Goldstein: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away (Part II)
Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is one of the most influential thinkers in the world of public philosophy. Amongst many other philosophical texts, Goldstein is the author of The Mind-Body Problem, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. For many, Goldstein... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Oct-14)
463.thumbnailUNIVERSAL MORALITY A Crossover with The Elucidations Podcast
In this episode, I talk with Matt Teichman, host of the elucidations podcast. We debate if there is such a thing as a universal morality that's common to all cultures, and what we learn from the diversity of moral and political thought in history. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Oct-13)
464.thumbnailPhilosophy of The Good Place
In today's episode, we analyze the philosophy of the NBC hit comedy The Good Place! Can we learn to be moral? How do we learn to be moral? Discussing the metaethics of The Good Place! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: [email protected] Venmo tip ja... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Oct-09)
465.thumbnailAll virtues are related
Seneca states the classic Stoic view that all virtues are aspects of a single underlying one: wisdom. In this episode we explore what that means in practice, every day. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-08)
466.thumbnailE11: I Just Wanna Get off the Bus
Typically, people may describe a “wide-ranging” podcast conversation as covering topics from A to Z to あ. Maybe that’s the case for those podcasts. Us dawdlers? Eh… Ryan thinks this episode is on the psychology of “over”-population and Malthusian growth dynamics. Harland thinks Ryan just doesn’t like being one-of-many and is heavily invested in the narrative of Lockean individual... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-14)
467.thumbnailE11: I Just Wanna Get off the Bus - The Overpopulation Episode
Typically, people may describe a “wide-ranging” podcast conversation as covering topics from A to Z to あ. Maybe that’s the case for those podcasts. Us dawdlers? Eh… Ryan thinks this episode is on the psychology of “over”-population and Malthusian growth dynamics. Harland thinks Ryan just doesn’t like being one-of-many and is heavily invested in the narrative of Lockean individual... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-14)
468.thumbnailHospital ethics
What happens when doctors and ethicists get together – particularly when the patient under discussion is a young child? And how can philosophy help? (@RadioNational, 2018-Oct-14)
469.thumbnailEpisode 109: Bonus Episode with Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle
Bonus episode! In this joint edition of Elucidations and the Political Philosophy Podcast, Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle sit down and have a freeform conversation about why we do podcasts, the nature of moral disagreement, and the existence of political divides. (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Oct-13)
470.thumbnailEp74 - Outdoor Education
This 74th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread was recorded on Apeiron Expeditions' Philosophy Bakes Bread canoe trip, which ran from July 29th to August 1st of 2018, and in it Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Ben Vockley, Seth Walton, and Dr. Alejandro Strong about "Outdoor Education." Ben is an instructor with Outward Bound. Seth is a high school teacher and a registered Maine guide.... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Sep-29)
471.thumbnailHoP 307 - Consul of the Philosophers - Michael Psellos
Michael Psellos and his attitude towards pagan philosophy and the political life. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-09)
472.thumbnail465: The Psychology of Cruelty
Mora at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/psychology-cruelty. Throughout history, people have committed all kinds of cruel, degrading, and evil acts toward other people. Many believe that for evil acts like genocide to be even possible, the victims must first be dehumanized by the perpetrators, starting with dehumanizing language or propaganda. But is this lack of empathy always at the hea... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Sep-17)
473.thumbnailThe Uninformed President
Justin and Zach sit down to talk about what it means to have a fundamentally uninformed president. There are more philosophical issues here than you might think. What does it mean to be informed? How informed should we expect a president to be? Is there nonpartisan agreement over the value of educating oneself on issues? Zach argues that Trump basic disinterest in information makes us ... (@thevimblog, 2018-Oct-08)
474.thumbnailWhat matters is how you handle things
Seneca tells us of one of the well known Stoic paradoxes (i.e., uncommon opinions): it is equally good to be joyful or to endure torture. How can we make sense of this? Find out in this episode. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-05)
475.thumbnailDeath is change and not to be feared
Seneca is at peace with the notion of death, and in this episode we talk about why the Stoic attitude toward this natural process of cosmic recycling makes a lot of sense. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-04)
476.thumbnail0G26: Pickle Rick and Toxic Fandom, Part 1
Wub a lub a dub dub and other overused catchphrases! What up my squanches? This week we dive into the beating heart of Rick and Morty fandom. We're talking Pickle Rick, arguably the best episode in the best season of one of the best shows in any possible universe. We talk about the whole arc of the show and why some fans who identify strongly with Rick have trouble keeping up with the character's ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-10)
477.thumbnailPhilosophy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A philosophical analysis of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Is their relationship healthy? Should you get your memories zapped to forget pain? Is there relationship predetermined? How does the Experience Machine relate to the film? What's the utilitarian perspective for the film? Under what circumstance, if any, would be justified in erasing our memories? If they had... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Oct-04)
478.thumbnailLet us celebrate those truly worth celebrating
Seneca suggests that we should remember and honor the people that have made positive contributions to humanity, and I add that perhaps, conversely, we should get away from modern "celebrity" culture. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-03)
479.thumbnailEpisode 199: Elizabeth Anderson on Equality (Part Three: Discussion)
Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan continue to discuss “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999) and how it lays foundations for Private Government (2017). What is democratic equality, and can a Rawlsian/liberal/neutral-with-regard-to-defining-the-good state consistently advocate for this ideal? Our interview starts in Part One. You can get all three parts together, and more with a PEL Citizenship or $5... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-01)
480.thumbnailNEM#83: Rat Scabies's Damned Drumming
Christopher Millar played for about two decades with first-generation British punk band The Damned starting in 1976, and has now released his debut solo album, P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt). We discuss "Dazy Bones" and "Rat's Opus" from that 2018 album, then look back to The Damned's "History of the World (Part One)" from The Black Album (1980), then end by listening to Rat's cover of the Kraftw... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Oct-01)
481.thumbnail#030 Lessons Learned: On Podcasting & Philosophy
In this series finale of The Happier Hour: Season 1, creator and host Monica McCarthy shares some of the lessons she’s learned so far about podcasting and about philosophy. If you’ve ever thought about creating a show, or wondered how philosophy can help in today’s world, you’ll want to listen to this episode. #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-08)
482.thumbnailEpisode 149: Death, Immortality, and Porn (Intuition) Pumps
Is living forever a good thing? Could we maintain our values and personal attachments throughout eternity? Would we be motivated to accomplish anything? Can we make sense of a human life that doesn't have a fixed endpoint? We try to alleviate David's paralyzing fear of death by examining two articles - one on how immortality is worse than we think, and the other providing evidence that dying might... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Oct-02)
483.thumbnailI want something on which I may test my endurance
Seneca is asking for trouble. Well, not exactly. But he reminds us that Stoicism is about constant practice, so we shouldn't just be prepared to meet a challenge, but positively welcome it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-02)
484.thumbnailEpisode 48, Rebecca Goldstein: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away (Part I)
Welcome to 'Episode 48 (Part I)', where we'll be talking to Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about the nature and purpose of philosophy. Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is one of the most influential thinkers in the world of public philosophy. Amongst many other philosophical texts, Goldstein is the author of The Mind-Body Problem, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, 36 Arg... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Oct-07)
485.thumbnailTHE CASE FOR REPARATIONS A Conversation With Colleen Murphy (2)
We continue our discussion of transitional justice with Colleen Murphy, comparing the end of apartheid in South Africa with the civil rights movement in the US. From this contrast, we explore the idea of reparations for lynching and redlining in the form of truth and reconciliation commissions and financial payments. Website: https://www.politicalphilosophypodcast.com Patreon: https://w... (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Oct-06)
486.thumbnailWhatever can happen at any time can happen today
Seneca says that we have no idea when Fortuna will take friends and loved ones away from us, so the sensible way to live our lives is to take full advantage of every moment we spend with them. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Oct-01)
487.thumbnailEpisode 47 - Angela Potochnik
On Episode 47, Nick chats with Angela Potochnik, Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science at the University of Cincinnati, about her time studying in Vienna and how she came to love the history of logical empiricism, her co-written work, “Recipes for Science” on scientific methods and reasoning from a philosophical perspectiv... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Oct-04)
488.thumbnailE10: The Argument Argument
The free world is kind of a mess right now. Seems we've lost something in a trade or hit a wall. We're so team oriented sending and receiving messages is like exchanging alien signals. Naturally, if we are to decode these strange outbursts, it's time to get innovative. We have a suggestion! As one can probably surmise from the title, this episode is about arguing. We explore some of Harland's th... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-07)
489.thumbnailE10: The Argument Argument - Walking the Tightrope 'twixt Truth and Nihilism
The free world is kind of a mess right now. Seems we've lost something in a trade or hit a wall. We're so team oriented sending and receiving messages is like exchanging alien signals. Naturally, if we are to decode these strange outbursts, it's time to get innovative. We have a suggestion! As one can probably surmise from the title, this episode is about arguing. We explore some of Harland's th... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Oct-07)
490.thumbnailAfrican philosophy and the West
How do you articulate African philosophy in a Western academic environment? And what gets lost in the project of “translating” the former into the categories of the latter? (@RadioNational, 2018-Oct-07)
491.thumbnailCandice Delmas, “A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil” (Oxford UP, 2018)
According to a long tradition in political philosophy, there are certain conditions under which citizens may rightly disobey a law enacted by a legitimate political authority. That is, it is common for political philosophers to recognize the permissibility of civil disobedience, even under broadly just political conditions. There are, of... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Oct-01)
492.thumbnailHAP 10 - Think for Yourself - Walda Heywat
Walda Heywat’s reaction to the thought of his teacher Zera Yacob, and the dispute over the authenticity of these two Ethiopian philosophers. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-02)
493.thumbnail391: Your Lying Eyes - Perception, Memory, and justice
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/your-lying-eyes. The criminal justice system often relies on the testimony of eyewitnesses to get convictions. Yet more and more, psychological science demonstrates how unreliable eyewitness reports can be. Moreover, jurors have all kinds of cognitive biases and unconscious influences, and they rely on dubious folk psychological theories when asses... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Sep-10)
494.thumbnail#029 CREATIVITY Q&A: On Art, Madness, and the Middle East
In this final episode of our series on Creativity, you’ll hear from all three guests: Amber Baldet, Gwena-lin Grewal, and Adam Valen Levinson as they answer audience questions. From how to define creativity, to the relationship to art and madness, to authentic culture around the world. #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-04)
495.thumbnailMake friends, oppose Fortuna
Seneca says that making friends is one way to counter the doings of Fortuna, because having friends is one of the great consolations in life, no matter what happens to us. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-28)
496.thumbnailEp73 - The Character Gap
In this 73rd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Christian Miller on "The Character Gap," the title of his recent book. Christian is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, where he has been the recipient of grant support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Sep-20)
497.thumbnailNothing good comes out of a static universe
Marcus Aurelius reflects on the famous concept the Stoics inherited from the pre-Socratic Heraclitus: panta rhei, everything changes. What would happen if we took this seriously, in our everyday life? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-27)
498.thumbnail#028 Facing Our Fears With Montaigne and Adam Valen Levinson
In this episode in our series on CREATIVITY with the writer Adam Valen Levinson you’ll learn how overcoming our fears can lead to a more creative life. You’ll also learn what Levinson and the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne have in common and why humor can help us creatively connect with humanity. #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Oct-02)
499.thumbnail0G25: Minority Report and Time Paradoxes
As sometimes happens, we've generated a minority report to last episode's majority report. The differences between the short story and the movie are substantial, including a reversal in the outcome. While we have much debate over whether this minority report reflects a flaw in the system or a feature, we're putting it forward in the spirit of transparency and to avoid space fascism. By listening t... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Oct-03)
500.thumbnailDon't make fun of others, be helpful
Epictetus says that if we encounter someone who is lost we don't make fun of him, but give him directions. Why, then, do we engage in sarcasm against people who disagree with us? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-26)
501.thumbnailEpisode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part Two)
Continuing on Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (2017) and “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999). Should the amount of respect that a worker gets be proportional to his or her market value? Our guest tells us more about how all citizens have the right to have their interests considered and what this means for how the relationship between employers and employees might change. W... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-24)
502.thumbnailEpisode 46 - Francesco Guala
On Episode 46, Nick chats with Francesco Guala, Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan, about how he came to study the philosophy of experimental economics, how philosophers of science can open the door to successful collaborations with scientists (hint: don’t preach), his latest book, “Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Sep-29)
503.thumbnailPractice self control to become more virtuous
Musonius Rufus reminds us that self control is a crucial component of the cardinal virtue of temperance. This doesn't mean we cannot enjoy pleasures, only that we need to do it in proper measure. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-25)
504.thumbnailEpisode 47, Hedda Hassel Mørch: Consciousness and Integrated Information Theory (Part II)
Hedda Hassel Mørch is a philosopher and post-doc at the University of Oslo, previously at The Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. Dr Mørch’s research focuses on panpsychism, neutral monism and liberal conceptions of physicalism. More specifically, how such views can respond to problems in philosophy of mind and metaphysics, such as the hard problem of consciousnes... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Sep-30)
505.thumbnailTRANSITIONAL JUSTICE A Conversation With Colleen Murphy
In this episode professor Colleen Murphy discusses justice in countries attempting to transition to democracy following conflict or repression. Professor Murphy argues that the demands of transitional justice are distinct from other forms of justice such as retributive, corrective, or distributive. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Sep-29)
506.thumbnailEnjoy your friends and loved ones, now
Seneca says that we should greedily enjoy our loved ones, right now. Because we have no idea how long we will enjoy the privilege of their company and affection. Pay attention to the here and now. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-24)
507.thumbnailE9: Megadeath
Once again, Earth gets the bullet too! This episode the Dawdlers yammer on about Mass Extinction. Ryan is trying not to screw up and Harland is working on his impromptu pun skills. Hopefully something is learned but likely it's just not nothing. Oh, and we've now a little ditty. Enjoy the Good Death, The Dawdlers (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-30)
508.thumbnailE9: Megadeath - The Mass Extinction Episode
Once again, Earth gets the bullet too! This episode the Dawdlers yammer on about Mass Extinction. Ryan is trying not to screw up and Harland is working on his impromptu pun skills. Hopefully something is learned but likely it's just not nothing. Oh, and we've now a little ditty. Enjoy the Good Death, The Dawdlers (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-30)
509.thumbnailEvolution is evolving
For 160 years now, Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection has been baffling and blowing minds - and it’s not done yet. Evolution is still evolving, carrying us into an age of post-intelligent design – which brings danger as well as opportunity. (@RadioNational, 2018-Sep-30)
510.thumbnail439: A World Without Work
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/world-without-work. Work: a lot lot of people do it, and a lot of people don’t seem to like it very much. But as computers and artificial intelligence get increasingly sophisticated, more and more of our workers will lose their jobs to technology. Should we view this inevitability with hope or with despair? Without the order and purpose that mean... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Sep-03)
511.thumbnail#027 Reflections In Wonderland with Gwenda-lin Grewal
In this episode you’ll learn about creativity as a way of revealing and reflecting our true selves. The guest, Dr. Gwenda-lin Grewal, is a professor of philosophy, a writer, and a fashion designer who specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. By the end of this episode you’ll discover what philosophy, fashion, and “Alice and Wonderland” can teach us about creativity in our everyday lives. #... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-27)
512.thumbnailThe Stoic approach to grief
Stoicism is often accused of counseling to suppress emotions. This quote from Seneca clearly shows it doesn't. Then again, we don't want to wallow in grief and let it paralyze us, because we have duties toward the living. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-21)
513.thumbnailConverse with the best minds, read a book
Seneca reminds us that one of the simplest and cheapest of pleasures is to engage in a continuous conversation with the best minds humanity has ever produced. By reading a (good) book. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-20)
514.thumbnail#026 The Third Way With Émilie Du Châtelet and Amber Baldet
What does it mean to be creative? In this episode you’ll hear what Blockchain expert Amber Baldet can teach us about authenticity, corporations, and challenging assumptions. You’ll also learn what Amber has in common with the 18th century French philosopher Émilie du Châtelet and why most of us are thinking about creativity wrong. #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-25)
515.thumbnailEpisode 148: Am I Wrong?
Tamler wades into a Twitter controversy about Serena Williams - could this be his fast-track pass into the IDW? And since we're talking about that, why not throw in a discussion of Louis CK's surprise set at the Comedy Cellar? In the second segment, we step outside of last week's social media culture wars to discuss "But I Could Be Wrong," a paper by philosopher George Sher from Rice University. W... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Sep-19)
516.thumbnail0G24: Minority Report and Prescient Utilitarianism
This episode will serve as our majority report on the movie Minority Report. We cover the movie's relationship to Utilitarianism and the common objection that we can't predict the future. Next week we will present our minority report on the short story Minority Report, where we'll cover how the story addresses prescience and determinism. The major difference is that this episodes content is beefed... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-26)
517.thumbnailEpisode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part One)
The U. of Michigan prof joins us to discuss Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (2017) and “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999). What is a government? Liz argues that this includes companies, and that we should thus apply political science concepts in evaluating their power. Her egalitarianism involves everyone retaining a minimum level of inali... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-17)
518.thumbnailAre you really that busy?
Seneca suggests that we should change our attitude toward being busy: don't surrender yourself to your affairs, but loan yourself to them and you will live a happier life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-19)
519.thumbnailGreed leads to unhappiness
Seneca says that for many people the furnishings of their lives are more than enough, but they keep wanting more, thus dooming themselves to unhappiness and turmoil. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-18)
520.thumbnailEpisode 47, Hedda Hassel Mørch: Consciousness and Integrated Information Theory (Part I)
Hedda Hassel Mørch is a philosopher and post-doc at the University of Oslo, previously at The Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. Dr Mørch’s research focuses on panpsychism, neutral monism and liberal conceptions of physicalism. More specifically, how such views can respond to problems in philosophy of mind and metaphysics, such as the hard problem of consciousnes... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Sep-23)
521.thumbnailEpisode #122 ... Michel Foucault pt. 2 - The Order of Things
Today we talk about the work of Michel Foucault. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Sep-24)
522.thumbnailEpisode #123 ... Michel Foucault pt. 3 - Power
Today we talk about the work of Michel Foucault. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Sep-24)
523.thumbnail#025 And The Tree Was Happy: A Story of Generosity
In this bonus episode you’ll learn how the worldview of generosity has changed over the years and how you can support the future of The Happier Hour. Also, you’ll hear Monica cry when she described one of her favorite children’s books, but not to worry because all’s well the ends well! #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-23)
524.thumbnailCIVIL RIGHTS FROM NIXON TO OBAMA A Conversation With Mary Frances Berry
CIVIL RIGHTS FROM NIXON TO OBAMA A Conversation With Mary Frances Berry by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Sep-22)
525.thumbnailHow to think about life and death
Seneca clarifies one of the famous Stoic paradoxes: no, you shouldn't live every day as if it were your last. But you should live every day to the fullest because you don't know which one will be your last. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-17)
526.thumbnailEp72 - A Multicultural Manifesto
In this 72nd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Bryan Van Norden on "A Multicultural Manifesto," the subtitle of his recent book Taking Back Philosophy. Bryan is currently Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor at Yale-NUS College. A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Mellon fellowships, he ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Sep-09)
527.thumbnail464: The Athlete as Philosopher
More as https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/athlete-philosopher. For the ancient Greeks, sport was an integral part of education. Athletic programs remain in schools today, but there is a growing gap between the modern sports experience and enduring educational values such as self-discovery, responsibility, respect, and citizenship. Is there a way to bridge this gap? Can sports be a means to... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Aug-27)
528.thumbnailAnjan Chakravartty, “Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology” (Oxford UP, 2017)
A scientific ontology is a view about what a scientific theory says exists. Longstanding philosophical debate on this issue divides into two broad camps: anti-realists, who think scientific theories are committed to the existence only of those things that can be observed, and realists, who hold that these theories are... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Sep-17)
529.thumbnailE8: Curing this Guy's Headache
Hey you! Yeah you, dummy. You know what time binding is? No? Good! We (Ryan) don’t either. This episode the Dawdlers get in over their heads with Alfred Korzybski’s General Semantics. Well, Ryan is in over his head. Harland just can’t get his out of his bum. Badum ching! Rim shot! Pun intended. Anyway, it’s the thought that counts and the thoughts count mostly when spoken properly. And... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-23)
530.thumbnailE8: Curing this Guy's Headache - Alfred Korzybski's General Semantics
Hey you! Yeah you, dummy. You know what time binding is? No? Good! We (Ryan) don’t either. This episode the Dawdlers get in over their heads with Alfred Korzybski’s General Semantics. Well, Ryan is in over his head. Harland just can’t get his out of his bum. Badum ching! Rim shot! Pun intended. Anyway, it’s the thought that counts and the thoughts count mostly when spoken properly. And... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-23)
531.thumbnailNEM#82: Byron Isaacs Emerges From Bassland
Byron is an in-demand session/touring bassist whose main band since 2004 has been NYC's Ollabelle. We talk about "Losing You" and "Gypsy Wind" from his debut solo album, Disappearing Man (2018), plus "Gone Today” by Ollabelle from Riverside Battle Songs (2007), and finish with"Horizontal Man" by Lost Leaders from their 2014 eponymous album. Intro: “Heaven’s Pearls” by Levon Helm from Elect... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-14)
532.thumbnailForgiveness
“To err is human, to forgive divine” – a popular notion, but what are we really doing when we forgive? Operating at the highest level of human sensibility? Or denying the wrongdoer an opportunity for valuable self-reflection? This week we’re picking at one of the less-interrogated areas of ethics. (@RadioNational, 2018-Sep-23)
533.thumbnailPREVIEW-Ep 198 Plato's "Parmenides" (Part Three)
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534.thumbnail#024 Money Q&A: The Value of Currency
In this audience Q&A episode, you’ll hear from all three guests in the series on MONEY about a shocking statistics regarding money and civic responsibility, followed by a question about meaning in work, and concluding with a question about universal basic income. #thehappierhour Facebook: @thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-20)
535.thumbnailAre you dead before the time, by your own choice?
Seneca reminds Lucilius that a full human life is about being useful, and particularly about helping others. Sure, you can withdraw from the world and live in peace, but then you are arguably already dead. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-14)
536.thumbnailPhilosophy of Handmaid's Tale: Is it Anti-Religion?
Today's episode dives in the philosophy of the Hulu show Handmaid's Tale. This episode focuses on raising the question, is Handmaid's Tale anti-religion? Would society be better off without religion? Would lack of religion make these events less likely? Could something like this actually happen? What is the religion? Do the positives outweigh the negatives of religion? Patreon Support Page, p... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Sep-14)
537.thumbnailSacred and Profane Love Episode 11: The Contemplative Realism of Marilynne Robinson
Download Episode 11: The Contemplative Realism of Marilynne Robinson   In episode 11 of the Sacred and Profane Love Podcast, I speak with Scott Moringiello, assistant professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois, about Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Gilead. Among other things, we discuss the connection between contemplation, love, grace, and the &#... (@jennfrey, 2018-Sep-18)
538.thumbnailNo matter what, keep your emerald color
Marcus tells us that, regardless of how people around us behave, we should keep following our moral compass, just like an emerald keeps its color regardless of what others are doing. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-13)
539.thumbnail#023 Making Money Work With Voltaire And Jill Schlesinger
In this episode with financial expert Jill Schlesinger you’ll learn how most of us are making mistakes when it comes to our finances, and what you can do to empower your financial prowess. You’ll also learn why you shouldn’t leave your fortune to fate and instead, in the words of the philosopher Voltaire, “cultivate your garden.” #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-18)
540.thumbnailEpisode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part Two)
We get down to the specific questions considered this perplexing Platonic dialogue: Are there forms for all adjectives? Does the form of a property itself have that property? How do Forms connect with particulars? How can we mortals have any connection to heavenly Forms anyway? Listen to part one first or get the full, ad-free Citizen Edition along with the follow-up episode. Please support PEL! E... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-10)
541.thumbnailEpictetus asks a student a trick question...
Epictetus engages in a short dialogue with one of his students, asking him a trick question. How would you answer the question of whether pleasure is a good thing, something to be proud of? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-12)
542.thumbnail0G23: Harrison Bergeron and Equality of Outcome
Throw off your shackles, sheeple! This is the podcast the gubment doesn't want you to hear. We're discussing the famous short story Harrison Bergeron and why it seems like people so often interpret it in problematic ways. Paper arguing for revising our interpretation of Harrison Bergeron: http://coffmanenglish1.wikispaces.com/file/view/HB+Criticism.pdf Article on reclaiming Harrison Bergeron: http... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-19)
543.thumbnailBonus Episode - Glenn Adamson on Material Intelligence
Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-11)
544.thumbnailThe right thing to do is often painful
Musonius Rufus articulates the Stoic equivalent of "no pain, no gain," in part as a rebuke to the Epicureans. Engaging in social and political life is painful, but it's the right thing to do. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-11)
545.thumbnail460: Summer Reading List
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/summer-reading-list-2018. Summer is here – what philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues do you want to read up on? Heidegger's Being and Time may not be the obvious choice to take on vacation, but there are lots of readable, beach-friendly classics and non-classics to add philosophical depth to your summer reading. Host emeritus John ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Aug-20)
546.thumbnailShelley Tremain, “Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability” (U Michigan Press, 2017)
How should we understand disability? In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2017), Dr. Shelley Tremain explores this complex question from the perspective of feminist philosophy, using the work of Michel Foucault. The book is a fascinating critique of much contemporary philosophy and policy, providing a detailed, but easy... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Sep-11)
547.thumbnailEpisode 46, Peter Adamson and the History of Women in Philosophy (Part II)
Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the host of the History of Philosophy without and gaps podcast. The range of Peter’s expertise is phenomenal. The depth and breadth of his podcast History of Philosophy without any gaps is simply unrivalled, and the success of Peter’s projects has led him to publish a range of bo... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Sep-16)
548.thumbnail#022 Act II: Existential Angst and Career Change
What happens when your dream career is no longer the dream? How much of what we do is who we are? In this bonus episode, Monica shares the secrets for successful career change that she learned from interviewing actors who left acting behind, and successfully pivoted into completely different careers. Whatever change you might be considering, this episode is for the existential crisis in all of us.... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-16)
549.thumbnailOn exotic food consumption
Seneca is critical of the fact that many ships are required to convey the requisites for a single meal, bringing them from no single sea. Still today so many people indulge in pleasures that cost a lot and cause much environmental damage. Time to revise our priorities about where our food comes from? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-10)
550.thumbnailROME, CHRIST, AND THE WESTERN MIND A Conversation With Orlando Patterson (3)
ROME, CHRIST, AND THE WESTERN MIND A Conversation With Orlando Patterson (3) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Sep-15)
551.thumbnailEpisode 45 - Anna Alexandrova
On Episode 45, Nick chats with Anna Alexandrova, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, about coming of age in Russia during the collapse of the USSR, succeeding in philosophy when she had “no other options,” and her book, “A Philosophy for the Science of Well-being.”Timestamps:0:15 Hello and welcome / 1:50 Anna fills us in on her summer aka the Cambridge “research t... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Sep-13)
552.thumbnailEp71 - The Not So Golden Rule
In this 71st episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dan Flores on "The Not So Golden Rule," the title of an essay that Dan published in Philosophy Now magazine. Dan is a Professor of Philosophy and also the Director of the Northwest Honors College at Houston community college. His interests are within the realm of metaphysics an... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Sep-01)
553.thumbnailE7: Summer at Aphelion
Hot topic alert! This episode the Dawdlers pull focus on planet Earth. They talk about Earth processes, especially climate. I guess one could say this is the climate change episode. Yaaay! Earth gets the bullet too! BUT they spend much of their time on the science and much less on the politics. So if you came in wanting to hear the familiar repetition in the echo chamber, y’ain’t gonna fin... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-16)
554.thumbnailE7: Summer at Aphelion - The Climate Change Episode
Hot topic alert! This episode the Dawdlers pull focus on planet Earth. They talk about Earth processes, especially climate. I guess one could say this is the climate change episode. Yaaay! Earth gets the bullet too! BUT they spend much of their time on the science and much less on the politics. So if you came in wanting to hear the familiar repetition in the echo chamber, y’ain’t gonna fin... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-16)
555.thumbnailDignity and enhancement
Human dignity is one of those ideas that seem to have been around for as long as humans themselves, and few people would take issue with it. But like most ideas, human dignity has a philosophical pedigree, and there are in fact those who say we should abandon the notion—or at least modify its invocation. (@RadioNational, 2018-Sep-16)
556.thumbnailObjections to Open Relationships. And Replies
Justin, Alex, and Zach return to respond to all of your objections—well, 10 of them. If you are skeptical of the idea that you should reject monogamy and be in an open relationship, the vimmers follow up to assuage your doubts. See the article (https://thevimblog.com/2018/08/26/open-relationships/) for written responses to the objections. Listen with an open mind. Some transparency- ... (@thevimblog, 2018-Sep-12)
557.thumbnailEpisode 108: Mariam Thalos discusses freedom
What do you think of yourself as? A musician? A mother? A political organizer? In this episode, our guest argues that your ability to act and reason freely is premised on your ability to shape and sometimes even invent the labels you apply to yourself. (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Sep-15)
558.thumbnailThat which Fortuna has not given, she cannot take away
Let's talk about the ancient Roman goddess Fortuna, or what the Greeks called Tyche, to whom Seneca often refers in his letters to Lucilius. Why does she play such an important role in Stoic philosophy? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-07)
559.thumbnail#021 Moral Money With Adam Smith and Jennifer Morton
Does morality have a role to play in economics? In this episode you’ll learn what philosophy professor Dr. Jennifer Morton has to say about the ethical costs of upward mobility, and how Adam Smith changed the way we think about economic distribution and decision making today. #thehappierhour Twitter/IG: MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-13)
560.thumbnailShould You Reject Monogamy?
Justin and Alex join Zach to discuss his claim that open relationships are for everybody. They define some terms—like amatonormativity, dyadic, monogamy, and open relationships—and then set out some arguments for why we should reject monogamy. But if we do, where does that leave us? What would our relationships look like outside of the institution of monogamy? The vimmers do some philoso... (@thevimblog, 2018-Sep-10)
561.thumbnailWe all want lasting joy
Seneca argues that we want joy in life, and we want it to last. And yet, we insist in seeking it in all the wrong places, from ephemeral pleasures to the fickle praise of others. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-06)
562.thumbnailEpisode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part One)
On the most peculiar Platonic dialogue, from ca. 350 BCE. Are properties real things in the world, or just in the mind? Plato is known for claiming that these "Forms" are real, though otherworldly. Here, though, using Parmenides as a character talking to a young Socrates, Plato seems to provide objections here to his own theory. What's the deal? Don't wait for part two! Get the full, ad-free Citiz... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-03)
563.thumbnailBeware of flattery, it gets in the way of genuine progress
Seneca claims that flattery is a subtle enemy of our work toward becoming better persons. Too readily we agree with those who tell us that we are good, sensible, holy even. What's a good attitude toward praise, then? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-05)
564.thumbnail#020 Do The (Side) Hustle With Epicurus and Chris Guillebeau
This episode of The Happier Hour kicks off a two-week series on MONEY. Hear what Epicurus (the non-conformist philosopher) has in common with Chris Guillebeau (the non-conformist author, entrepreneur, and world traveller) and how both fellas can help you rethink the way you value, earn, and spend your hundred (or one) dollar bills, y’all. #thehappierhour Show notes: thehappierhour.org Twitter/IG... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-11)
565.thumbnail463: The Ethics of Algorithms
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/morality-algorithms. Recent years have seen the rise of machine learning algorithms surrounding us in our homes and back pockets. They're increasingly used in everything from recommending movies to guiding sentencing in criminal courts, thanks to their being perceived as unbiased and fair. But can algorithms really be objective when they are create... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Aug-13)
566.thumbnail0G22: Gattaca and Genetic Determinism
Our first ever patron selected episode topic, and suspiciously Thomas's favorite. I'm sure that has nothing to do with it winning the tie vote over Aaron's choice, Minority Report. Kidding! We love all our topics equally. This is a really fun one and we cover several important ethical and philosophical issues relating to genetic programming. Also, we're happy to announce the winners of our book ra... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-12)
567.thumbnailEpisode 147: Effective Altruism and Moral Uncertainty (with The One True Scotsman, Will MacAskill)
Oxford philosophy professor Will MacAskill joins us to talk about effective altruism, moral uncertainty, and why you shouldn’t eat your grandmother (even if consequentialism is true). How should we act when we’re not sure which moral theory is the right one? Can we formulate a guide for behavior, modeled on decision theory, that maximizes expected moral value? How do we assign credences to eth... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Sep-04)
568.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text #3: Spielberg's "AI: Artificial Intelligence": What Is It to Be Human? (Part One)
Wes discusses the film by Steven Spielberg with philosophy professor David Kyle Johnson. What is there to fear in artificial intelligence? How does this shed light on what it means to be fully human? Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Sep-02)
569.thumbnailPracticing philosophy is like going to spiritual gym
Seneca reminds Lucilius that we can't relegate our quest for becoming better persons to intervals between indulgences. It's like going to the gym: you have to do it regularly and often, or you won't get the benefits. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-04)
570.thumbnailAdversity is just a gym to exercise your virtue
Seneca says that the wise person (and, by extension, the practitioner of Stoicism) will deal with poverty, sorrow, disgrace or pain, because she is alert and fortified, ready to treat adversity as a way to improve her character. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Sep-03)
571.thumbnailEpisode 46, Peter Adamson and the History of Women in Philosophy (Part I)
Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the host of the History of Philosophy without any gaps podcast. Peter’s main publications focus on Classical Philosophy, Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, and Philosophy in the Islamic World, but the range of Peter’s expertise is phenomenal. The depth and breadth of... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Sep-09)
572.thumbnail#019 The Write Life With Jenny Blake
In this bonus episode you'll hear how author, podcast host, and coach, Jenny Blake deals with writers block, organizes her writing projects, and overcomes her inner critic. You'll also learn how her outlook correlates with principles in Buddhism. Whether you're writing a book or writing emails, this episode is full of actionable advice for allowing more ease and fun into your writing practice (and... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-09)
573.thumbnailTHE UNIQUENESS OF ATHENS A Conversation With Orlando Patterson (2)
In the second part of the series Orlando Patterson to discuss the emergence of the value of freedom in Ancient Greece and its relation to slave society. We argue that Athens was unique in developing this value and western history was forever shaped by this, however uncomfortable we are with the seeming triumphalism of this narrative. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Sep-08)
574.thumbnailEp70 - Human Rights and Political Philosophy
In this 70th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio talk with Toby Buckle about "Human Rights and Political Philosophy." Toby works for Amnesty International, but in this episode he is representing only his own point of view. Toby is also the founder and host of the Political Philosophy Podcast, which, according to his Web site, is "a wee... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Aug-25)
575.thumbnailE6: NME Skepticism
Last time the Dawdlers had an original idea it was pretty goofy. This time it is less goofy. So “less goofy” in fact, anyone who listens might get downright pissed off. How dare us! For shaaaame… Anyhoo, this topic is a take on skepticism. Some may say it’s radical. Harland would probably be fine with that. But in any case, it is—we think—important. Trying to change the world here fo... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-09)
576.thumbnailE6: NME Skepticism - Pyrrho was Right!
Last time the Dawdlers had an original idea it was pretty goofy. This time it is less goofy. So “less goofy” in fact, anyone who listens might get downright pissed off. How dare us! For shaaaame… Anyhoo, this topic is a take on skepticism. Some may say it’s radical. Harland would probably be fine with that. But in any case, it is—we think—important. Trying to change the world here fo... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-09)
577.thumbnailProof and beauty
Mathematicians routinely refer to complex proofs in aesthetic terms, citing their 'elegance' or 'beauty'. This has partly to do with the social aspect of such proofs—far from being a hermetic or exclusively cerebral practice, mathematics has never strayed too far from its roots in dialogue and debate. (@RadioNational, 2018-Sep-09)
578.thumbnailHoP 306 - Collectors’ Items - Photius and Byzantine Compilations
Photius, “the inventor of the book review,” and other Byzantine scholars who preserved ancient learning. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-29)
579.thumbnailOld age, frail and not
Seneca tells Lucilius that old age is natural and to be welcomed. So long as it maintains our mind in working order. If that's not the case, then the Stoics prefer to exit through the open door, as virtue itself becomes impossible to practice. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-31)
580.thumbnail#018 Rebellion Q&A: I’ll Have What She’s Having
In this audience Q&A episode of The Happier Hour, you’ll hear from all four guests on the latest topic of REBELLION as they answer questions ranging from racism to menstruation to incarceration. This wraps up two weeks of rebel-rousing conversations with the reminder that wherever there is oppression, there is an opportunity to rebel. #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-06)
581.thumbnailBrian O’Connor, “Idleness: A Philosophical Essay” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Culturally, idleness is widely derided as laziness, uselessness, and sloth. Even within philosophy, the idle are criticized for being wasteful, selfish, and free-loading. Indeed, throughout the history of moral and political philosophy, it is frequently asserted (though not often argued) that humans must be perpetually active, busy, and, in a... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Aug-31)
582.thumbnailTake care of your body, with temperance
Seneca reminds us that we have some power to make our body last longer, by exercising temperance in our pleasures. Enjoy your next meal, just don't over do it. And remember, Stoics drink wine, but they don't get drunk. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-30)
583.thumbnail390: Will Innovation Kill Us?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/will-innovation-kill-us. Innovation, be it social, economic, or technological, is often hailed as the panacea for all our troubles. Our obsession with innovation leads us to constantly want new things and to want them now. But past innovations are arguably the main reason for many of our current predicaments, which in turn creates a further need to... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Aug-06)
584.thumbnailEpisode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part Two)
Continuing with guest Peter Adamson with "On Nature" (475 BCE). We finally get to fragment 8, which describes why Being must be singular and eternal, given that the notion of Non-Being is nonsense. But how could we as individuals be asking these questions then? Does his "Way of Seeming" work to explain the appearances, as opposed to reality? Listen to part one first, or get the unbroken, ad-free C... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-27)
585.thumbnailHow to excel at being human
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that there is no difference between acting according to nature and according to reason. What did he mean? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-29)
586.thumbnail#017 Making A Racket with Hypatia and Simone de Beauvoir
How can changing the narrative of shame around women's bodies change the way society impact the identities of all people? In this episode we'll hear from the founders of Racket, as well as what the philosophers Hypatia and Simone de Beauvoir can teach us about non-conformity. #thehappierhour Show notes: thehappierhour.org Facebook: @thehappierhour Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-04)
587.thumbnailOG21: DS9 Dax and Queer Personhood
I have seized the means of pod production and installed Callie Wright as our new leader. Long live Callie Wright! Thomas had a thing this week, so Callie and I recorded on the Deep Space Nine episode "Dax" (ep1.7 or 1.8 depending on service). We talk about queer theory and Star Trek, as well as persistence of personhood after radical changes in personality. And there should actually be new intro q... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-05)
588.thumbnailWhere philosophy begins
According to Epictetus philosophy gets started when we are genuinely interested in why people disagree about things. Not in terms of factual matters, which empirical evidence can settle, but about values and how we should think about the world and therefore act in it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-28)
589.thumbnailListener Qs 4
Back again for part two of answering your questions and speaking your unspeakable names. Hope you enjoy! Next week we're back to our regular schedule with another top requested movie: Ex Machina! Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): https://www.facebo... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Sep-04)
590.thumbnailEp68 - BC 12 - The Best of the Best or a Nice Variety of People at the Table?
This 68th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a short, breadcrumb, in which Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invited Grace Joy Cebrero back on the show to talk about a listener’s voicemail. Grace was our guest in Episode 56 of the show, on “Inclusion and Philosophy.” At the end of that episode, Grace asked our listeners the following question: “Is it more i... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Aug-18)
591.thumbnailWe should study broadly in order to increase understanding
Seneca tells Lucilius that he welcomes knowledge from all fields, not just philosophy. That's why he wrote books on natural questions, including on the nature of comets, earthquakes, thunderstorms, and the causes of the flooding of the Nile. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-27)
592.thumbnailEpisode 45, Christianity, Gender and Society (Part II)
Out now! Our audiobook ‘Developments in Christian Thought’ is free to download on all major podcast apps and at our website www.thepanpsycast.com/audiobook. For more information, take a little peak in the iTunes description (or at the bottom of this page). The audiobook is made up of 24-chapters, equally divided into 2-parts, which have been imaginatively named Part I and Part II. Part I conta... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Sep-02)
593.thumbnail#016 Labor Of Truth: Ain't I A Woman
In this Labor Day weekend bonus episode, you'll learn how the how the courage of former slave Sojourner Truth helped shape the rights of African Americans and the rights of all women. You'll also hear about ten current organizations led by women who are changing the lives of women and society in contemporary America, inspiring each of us to do something for the greater good. #thehappierhour Show n... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Sep-02)
594.thumbnailSLAVERY AND FREEDOM A Conversation With Orlando Patterson (1)
The first part of a three part series: I'm joined by the great historical sociologist Orlando Patterson to discuss the nature and history of slavery and how this lead to the creation of the "strange and un-innocent" value of freedom. In the first part we discuss Professor Patterson's background, his account of slavery and the history of slavery in the earliest peoples. (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Sep-01)
595.thumbnailHAP 09 - In You I Take Shelter - Zera Yacob
The 17th century Ethiopian rationalist Zera Yacob, hailed as the first modern Africana philosopher. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-22)
596.thumbnailE5: This Reminds Me of Another Future
New rule: no new ideas after two hours! This time we talked about the idea of emergence and naturally, its counterpart, reductionism. Of course, supervenience was all thinking it’s host to this party like Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters, “Hiya doin’! Why don’t you have some of the brie. It’s at room temperature. You think it’s too warm in here for the brie?” But never mind, we soon ba... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-02)
597.thumbnailE5: This Reminds Me of Another Future - The Emergence Episode
New rule: no new ideas after two hours! This time we talked about the idea of emergence and naturally, its counterpart, reductionism. Of course, supervenience was all thinking it’s host to this party like Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters, “Hiya doin’! Why don’t you have some of the brie. It’s at room temperature. You think it’s too warm in here for the brie?” But never mind, we soon ba... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Sep-02)
598.thumbnailKeeping them out
Most people agree that nation states don’t have any moral right to control the movement of citizens within their borders, or to prevent citizens from travelling beyond those borders. If states do see a need to exclude entry to refugees and immigrants, the reasons often appeal to a need to 'preserve' national values. But those arguments may not be so robust. (@RadioNational, 2018-Sep-02)
599.thumbnailChoose your entertainment virtuously
Seneca tells Lucilius that we need rest and relaxation, but we can exercise virtue even in our choice of how we relax and entertain ourselves. Consider how you refresh your mind, the next time you pick a movie or organize a vacation! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-24)
600.thumbnail450: The 2018 Dionysus Awards
more at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/dionysus-2018. Josh and Ken talk to philosophers, film critics, and listeners in presenting their fifth (mostly) annual Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically compelling movies of the past year. Categories include: • Most Searing Depiction of Humankind's Propensity to Dehumanize the Other • Most Philosophically Absurdist and Cinema... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jul-30)
601.thumbnail#015 Sinners and Saint Teresa of Avila with Dr. Christia Mercer
What can a Catholic Saint teach us about contemplation and grace? What is the correlation between illiteracy and crime? Will women ever get the credit they deserve? All this and more in today's episode with Dr. Christia Mercer of Columbia University and the work of St Teresa of Avila. Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Twitter/IG; @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @TheHappierHour #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-30)
602.thumbnailEverything flows, so don't get attached
Seneca quotes the Pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus to the effect that everything changes all the time, panta rhei. It follows that it is futile to get attached to things, including our own bodies. Enjoy what you have, but consider it a temporary loan from the cosmos. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-23)
603.thumbnailSacred and Profane Love Episode 10: A Twitch Upon The Thread
Download Episode 10: A Twitch Upon the Thread   In episode 10 of the Sacred and Profane Love podcast, host Jennifer A. Frey has a conversation with scholar Paul Mankowski, SJ, about Evelyn Waugh’s popular novel, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. They discuss Charles Ryder’s experiences of love, freedom, grace, and … Continue rea... (@jennfrey, 2018-Aug-28)
604.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text #2: Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five": Is There Such a Thing as a War Story? (Part One)
Episode 2 of Wes's new podcasting endeavor, featuring Mary from the Phi Fic podcast, who's also the managing editor of the PEL blog. Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-20)
605.thumbnailEpisode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part One)
On the fragments referred to as "On Nature" from ca. 475 BCE, featuring guest Peter Adamson from the History of Philosophy without Any Gaps podcast. Parmenides gives "the Way of Truth," which is that there is only Being, and talking of Non-Being is nonsense. So everything you experience is wrong! Don't wait for part two! Get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! Sponsors: Expl... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-20)
606.thumbnailAlways do what is in harmony with the common interest
Marcus Aurelius talks about being helpful to society. And yet he was an emperor who waged war and presided over slavery. How do we reconcile his actions with his Stoicism? At least in three ways, explored in this episode. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-22)
607.thumbnailNEM#80: Rod Picott: Literary Workin' Man
Nashville singer/songwriter/fiction-writer Rod laid sheet rock for years before releasing his first album in 2001; he has now released ten albums of vivid Americana. We focus on his new double album Out Past the Wires, discussing "Take Home Pay" and "Date of Grace" (with intro/outro from "Be My Bonnie"), then look back to "Rust Belt Fields" from Welding Burns (2011) and finally listen to “You're... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-19)
608.thumbnailEpisode 146: Sore Losers (Does Sports Make Us Unhappy?)
Is being a sports fan irrational? Does it lead to more suffering than happiness? David and Tamler discuss a recent study that suggests the answer is "yes." But does the study really capture the benefits of being fans? More generally, does science have the tools to truly measure the costs and benefits of rooting for your favorite teams? Plus, we talk about The Nation apologizing for publishing a po... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Aug-21)
609.thumbnail#014 Radical Resistance With Hannah Arendt and Genesis Be
This episode kicks off two weeks on the topic of REBELLION. What does it mean to participate in civic engagement? Why are public discussions of opposing views so important? Hear what the rapper/activist Genesis Be has to say about conceptual resistance and why Hannah Arendt's political philosophy is still relevant today. #thehappierhour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Twitter/IG @MissMMcCarthy Face... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-28)
610.thumbnailHoP 305 - Andrew Louth on John of Damascus
Peter is joined by Andrew Louth for a discussion of John of Damascus and his theological use of philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-15)
611.thumbnailDo you think you know the difference between good and bad?
A splendid example of Epictetus' sarcasm by way of a bit of dialogue with one of his students. In the course of which we learn about the virtue of practical wisdom, the discipline of desire, and the dichotomy of control. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-21)
612.thumbnailListener Qs 3
We're taking two episodes to say thanks to all the people making this show possible and to answer their excellent questions. This episode is special too. Aaron drops the most radioactive take he has ever dropped on record. Definitely make sure you're on the Facebook group, as the fallout is likely to be Chernobleque. Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-29)
613.thumbnail0G20: Black Mirror, Hang the DJ, Part 2: Predicting Compatibility
Hang the DJ continues. Again and again and again, probably about 1000 times, depending on which number you're fixated on. There is a way you can tell it's a new version, though, cause we got all new intro quotes! Thanks so much for sending those in, such a great selection to choose from, and if you didn't hear yours, don't worry it is in the hopper for future rounds. A breakdown of Newcomb's Parad... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-29)
614.thumbnailThe difference between proto-emotions and fully formed ones
Seneca nicely explains what a proto-emotion is, and we discuss how proto-emotions can then develop into fully formed healthy or unhealthy emotions. It all comes down to what cognitive judgment we apply to our initial response. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-20)
615.thumbnailEpisode 45, Christianity, Gender and Society (Part I)
We've been working tirelessly on our upcoming audiobook, Developments in Christian Thought, which is due to be released, free of charge, on August 28th 2018. If you're listening to this past August 28th, you can find a link to the audiobook in the iTunes description (or at the bottom of this page). We can't wait to share it with you. So we decided to release one of our favourite chapters early. Wh... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Aug-26)
616.thumbnail#013 Embracing The Amateur
In this bonus episode you'll hear why Monica believes we should embrace our inner amateur. You'll also hear about examples of amateurs throughout history; from the fields of sports to science to art, who greatly changed their field of study or work. Speaking of work, by the end of this episode you'll understand why Monica hates the popular notion that doing things we love isn't hard work. Show not... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-26)
617.thumbnailTHE POINT OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY A Conversation With Tamler Sommers (2)
THE POINT OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY A Conversation With Tamler Sommers (2) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-25)
618.thumbnailE4: The Tiger in the Bushes
Uh oh. We're talkin' 'bout the truth. There are various positions on the truth these days. Truth, post-truth; we take a different direction. We think it is a better direction. But, at this point, it's hard to remember what that direction was exactly. You'll just have to listen zero members of the audience. Also, we're at Harland's deeeeeep in Minnesota. It's basically Canada. And Canada is basic... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
619.thumbnailE4: The Tiger in the Bushes - The Truth Episode
Uh oh. We're talkin' 'bout the truth. There are various positions on the truth these days. Truth, post-truth; we take a different direction. We think it is a better direction. But, at this point, it's hard to remember what that direction was exactly. You'll just have to listen zero members of the audience. Also, we're at Harland's deeeeeep in Minnesota. It's basically Canada. And Canada is basic... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
620.thumbnailE2: An Immense Investment in the Utterly Obvious
Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Harland and Ryan tackle Stephen J Gould and Richard Lewontin’s paper “The Spandrels of San Marco” and discuss adaptationism’s benefits and flaws in evolutionary biology. This is a topic we thought we could shoot off. Well…hard to tell…it’s hard to tell if we just fucked off or if we got anywhere. Maybe we get somewhere in some pla... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
621.thumbnailE2: An Immense Investment in the Utterly Obvious - Gould and Lewontin's "Spandrels of San Marco"
Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Harland and Ryan tackle Stephen J Gould and Richard Lewontin’s paper “The Spandrels of San Marco” and discuss adaptationism’s benefits and flaws in evolutionary biology. This is a topic we thought we could shoot off. Well…hard to tell…it’s hard to tell if we just fucked off or if we got anywhere. Maybe we get somewhere in some pla... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
622.thumbnailE3: Triamond Joy!
Triangles. Diamonds. Triamond Joy! In this episode the Dawdlers go deep into lesser known territory: original ideas. Truth Seekers, Game Players, Overseers, and Engineers are united in a unique interpretive mechanism for evaluating contributions to inquiry. Our number one fan is present but we tried to reduce the constant cheering using tek-nah-luh-gee. Unfortunately, this means Harland sounds l... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
623.thumbnailE3: Triamond Joy! - A World Beyond Truth Seeking
Triangles. Diamonds. Triamond Joy! In this episode the Dawdlers go deep into lesser known territory: original ideas. Truth Seekers, Game Players, Overseers, and Engineers are united in a unique interpretive mechanism for evaluating contributions to inquiry. Our number one fan is present but we tried to reduce the constant cheering using tek-nah-luh-gee. Unfortunately, this means Harland sounds l... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
624.thumbnailE1: John Searle does not Understand Chinese
This time the Dawdlers are attempting to make sense of being in a room where they have to understand Chinese. John Searle sure can’t help! To remedy this, Harland and Ryan take a deep dive in a shallow pool, with a close consideration of John Searle’s Chinese Room Argument in the Philosophy of Mind from his 1980 paper “Minds, Brains, and Programs”. Can computers “understand”? What is t... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
625.thumbnailE1: John Searle does not Understand - The Chinese Room Argument
This time the Dawdlers are attempting to make sense of being in a room where they have to understand Chinese. John Searle sure can’t help! To remedy this, Harland and Ryan take a deep dive in a shallow pool, with a close consideration of John Searle’s Chinese Room Argument in the Philosophy of Mind from his 1980 paper “Minds, Brains, and Programs”. Can computers “understand”? What is t... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-27)
626.thumbnail462: Does Science Over-reach?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/does-science-over-reach. We've all heard the phrase, "You can't argue with science." Appealing to scientific fact as a way to settle a question makes sense given the amazing advancements science has brought us in understanding how the world works. But should we take the accomplishments of science as evidence for scientism—the view that science is... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jul-23)
627.thumbnailE0: Dawdlers & (but mostly) Hustlers
Dawdlers, Harland and Ryan, discuss The Dawdle. Admittedly a less popular concept in 2018 America than The Hustle, but this dichotomy is considered and arguments presented that perhaps too many underestimate the virtues of Dawdling. P.S. This is episode zero. Why? We don’t know! Guess it’s a thing we Dawdlers are not up to date on like those Hustlers out there. P.P.S. In this episode you w... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-26)
628.thumbnailE0: Dawdlers & (but mostly) Hustlers - Introducing the Dawdler's Philosophy
Dawdlers, Harland and Ryan, discuss The Dawdle. Admittedly a less popular concept in 2018 America than The Hustle, but this dichotomy is considered and arguments presented that perhaps too many underestimate the virtues of Dawdling. P.S. This is episode zero. Why? We don’t know! Guess it’s a thing we Dawdlers are not up to date on like those Hustlers out there. P.P.S. In this episode you w... (@dawdlerspodcast, 2018-Aug-26)
629.thumbnailWomen, autonomy and social justice in China
Women in China have better access to education and job opportunities than ever before—yet a woman’s identity and value is still strongly linked with her role in the family, as wife and mother. (@RadioNational, 2018-Aug-26)
630.thumbnailHow to get a good night's sleep
Seneca reminds us that real tranquillity comes from a relaxed mind with a clear conscience. Which is why Stoics engage in an evening meditation on the major events of the day, learning from their mistakes, and filing them away before going to sleep. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-17)
631.thumbnail#012 LOVE Q&A: Love, Loss, and Loving More
What can impermanence teach us about love? Can breakups lead to break throughs? In this episode, our previous guests on the topic of LOVE respond to a question asked by a member of the audience: "When it comes to love, what has been your biggest blessing in disguise?" TheHappierHour.org Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @TheHappierHour #TheHappierHour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-23)
632.thumbnailSelf-sufficiency comes from inside, not from externals
Seneca challenges the common assumption that someone is self-sufficient if he has enough money, a nice place to live, and so forth. True self-sufficiency requires serenity, which comes from inner strength, not from externals. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-16)
633.thumbnailHAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy
Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-08)
634.thumbnailHow neo-liberalism has twisted liberalism
Does neo-liberalism continue the values of classical liberalism? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Aug-02)
635.thumbnailEpisode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part Two)
Continuing with Simon on his book On Truth (2018). We move to part two of the book, where we get down to the procedures used to obtain truth in art, ethics, and science. Yes, truth is objective, but it's not best described as correspondence, and in fact this elaboration of how truth is actually obtained is more enlightening than any abstract definition meant to cover all the different types of tru... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-13)
636.thumbnailDeath is like pre-birth: there is nothing to be feared
Seneca agrees with Epicurus: death is a state of non-existence, therefore we do not feel anything, and there is nothing to be afraid of. Moreover, it is no different from the aeons before we were born, and we don't regret those, do we? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-15)
637.thumbnailKeya Maitra, “Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the foundational texts of Hinduism and probably the one most familiar and popular in the West. The moral problem that motivates the text – is it right to kill members of one’s extended family if they are on the other side in a war?... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Aug-15)
638.thumbnail#011 Commit To A Character with Aristotle and William Beteet
In this episode we’ll explore how Aristotle and improvisation can help us navigate dating in the Age of the App; or at least how to stay sane in the process. Stand-up comic and men's dating coach William Beetet shares what he's learned about committing to a character and acting "as if" in order to improve his love life, and life in general. TheHappierHour.org Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook:... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-21)
639.thumbnailPractice philosophy constantly, life doesn't stop
Seneca tells us that philosophy, understood as a way of life, cannot be relegated to spare moments. Just like someone can't be a Christian only on Sunday mornings, so a Stoic applies her principles at every opportunity, big or small. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-14)
640.thumbnail0G19: Black Mirror, Hang the DJ, Part 1: Newcomb's Paradox
We've returned to Black Mirror to talk about one of the episodes that started this all, Hand the DJ. Or maybe we're just yet another simulation of that in a test by a marketing brand to see if this show would work. Hard to say, really. Speaking of endless cycles, we're due for a new set of intro quotes so if you're a $5+ patron make sure you head over to the patreon site to submit suggestions and ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-22)
641.thumbnailLearn from teachers who do, not just talk
Seneca advices his friend Lucilius to pay attention to people who act right, not just talk right. When we pick a role model to improve our character, let's pick someone whose actions we want to imitate, they are a better guidance to virtue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-13)
642.thumbnail461: Radical Markets - Solutions for a Gilded Age?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/radical-markets. Many people think that growing inequality, the rise of populism and nativism, and the decay of democratic institutions all have the same cause—the overreach of markets. The solution, they believe, is to limit the market through regulation. But what if rather than shrinking the market, the answer lies in expanding the market? Is i... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jul-16)
643.thumbnailEpisode 44, The Steven Pinker Interview
As Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Steven Pinker’s list of accomplishments is incredible; he has been named Humanist of the Year, a top “100 Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy and included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” Steven has also been awarded eight honorary doctorates and his research on language, vision and social relations has... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Aug-19)
644.thumbnailCOLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT A conversation with Tamler Sommers
COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT A conversation with Tamler Sommers by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-18)
645.thumbnail#010 Getting To The Good Place
In this Happier Ever After Hours Bonus Episode, you'll hear why the creator of the popular television show The Good Place developed specific rules for the writers for each episode, and how defining our own rules can help us clarify our personal values. You'll also hear the rules Monica created for The Happier Hour and why she believes we must "curate to make space to create." Show notes: TheHappie... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-19)
646.thumbnailHoP 304 - Behind Enemy Lines - John of Damascus
John of Damascus helps to shape the Byzantine understanding of humankind and the veneration of images, despite living in Islamic territory. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-01)
647.thumbnailEthics and absolutes in the classroom
The trouble with morality is that reasonable people keep disagreeing on what’s right and wrong. The science, as they say, isn’t settled. So that being the case, how can we argue for fixed moral standards to which everyone should sign up? And how should we introduce kids to this vexed field of inquiry? (@RadioNational, 2018-Aug-19)
648.thumbnailCompel Fortuna to play on equal terms
Seneca argues that we can force Fortuna, the goddess of luck, to deal with us on equal terms, by not being slaves to external things we cannot control. Cultivate equanimity, and Fortuna will play fair with you. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-10)
649.thumbnailPay attention to what others say, inhabit their minds
Marcus Aurelius gives some commonsensical advice on how to interact with other people, which leads us to a brief discussion of what counts as "Stoic" advice in the first place. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-09)
650.thumbnail#009 Soulmates, Sartre, and Beauvoir with Skye Cleary
In this episode we explore how the Existentialists view the concepts of soul mates and marriage. Our guest, philosopher and author of Existentialism and Love, Dr. Skye Cleary shares her insights about Sartre, de Beauvoir, and whether or not we should really promise, "till death do us part." Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @TheHappierHour Sharing: #TheHappierhour... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-16)
651.thumbnailEpisode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part One)
The Cambridge/etc. prof joins Mark, Wes, and Dylan to discuss his book On Truth (2018). What is truth? Simon's view synthesizes deflationism and pragmatism to avoid relativism by fixing on the domain-specific procedures we actually engage in to establish the truth of a claim, whether in ethics, science, art, or whatever. A gift of clarity after two episodes threshing through the jungles of analyti... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-06)
652.thumbnailBonus Episode Preview Westworld: From William to the Man in Black
This is a Patreon bonus feed preview, enjoy! In this episode, I analyze the Man in Black's meaning of life or outlook on life. How he changed from young William to the Man in Black. What made him put down the white hat and put on the black? Is he living in bad faith? Is he trying to free the host because of justice or the new world of possibilities their freedom can open for HIM? What would Jean... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Aug-09)
653.thumbnailRevenge is not justice
Epictetus reminds his students that engaging in a wrong act, even one done in response to an injustice, stains our own character, and therefore hurts us first and foremost. Stoics don't favor retributive justice systems. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-08)
654.thumbnailEpisode 145: Lost in Borges' Garden
David and Tamler go deep into Borges’ labyrinth to discuss the fascinating, multi-dimensional story “The Garden of Forking Paths.” What is the underlying reality of this story? What demands does Borges make of his readers? What is Borges telling us about time, freedom, war, and art? Is the story itself a maze for readers to wander and lose their way? We don’t have all the answers, but it w... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Aug-07)
655.thumbnailWhat's the problem with the passions?
Seneca reminds us of the distinction between unhealthy and healthy emotions: being overwhelmed by the first ones tears us apart internally, while cultivating the second ones brings harmony to our psyche. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-07)
656.thumbnail389: Spinoza
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/spinoza. Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century Dutch philosopher who laid the foundations for the Enlightenment. He made the controversial claim that there is only one substance in the universe, which led him to the pantheistic belief in an abstract, impersonal God. What effect did Spinoza have on Enlightenment thinkers? What are the philosophical – ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jul-09)
657.thumbnail#008 Your Love Blueprint and Sigmund Freud with Terri Cole
In this episode of The Happier Hour we'll hear from psychotherapist Terri Cole about how Sigmund Freud and the unconscious mind can help us navigate the murky feelings of LOVE. Whether calming the monkey mind with meditation, unearthing our unconscious mind with psychotherapy, or trying to not go out our minds with dating in in the age of the app, this episode is sure to help that crazy little thi... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-14)
658.thumbnailEpisode #121 ... Michel Foucault pt. 1
Today we begin talking about the work of Michel Foucault. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Aug-15)
659.thumbnail0G18: Dune Part Three, The Cycle of Politics
For the last (or is it?) part of our Dune saga, we look at the political aspects of the universe and dive into the theory that all societies go through cycles of government none of which are stable. Primary Text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyklos Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make su... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-15)
660.thumbnailHAP 07 - Richard Parkinson on Egyptian Poetry
Egyptioogist Richard Parkinson joins us to talk about the context and meaning of the Eloquent Peasant and other literary works of ancient Egypt. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-24)
661.thumbnailNo pain no gain, says Musonius
Musonius Rufus, in an implicit rebuttal to the Epicureans, reminds us of all the things that is worth experiencing pain to achieve, most importantly being a good, just, and temperate person. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-06)
662.thumbnailSteven Gimbel, “Isn’t That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy” (Routledge, 2018)
Humor and its varied manifestations—jesting joking around, goofing, lampooning, and so on—pervade the human experience and are plausibly regarded as necessary features of interpersonal interactions. As one would expect, these pervasive phenomena occasion philosophical questions. What renders some item or event humorous? Are funny jokes objectively so? As humor is... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Aug-06)
663.thumbnailEpisode 43, The Galen Strawson Interview (Part II)
Galen Strawson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Amongst countless papers in metaphysics and philosophy of mind, Galen is the author of Freedom and Belief, The Subject of Experience, Consciousness and Its Place in Nature and most recently, Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc. The widespread impact of these works cannot be understated. In the words o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Aug-12)
664.thumbnailCIVILITY AND TONE POLICING A Conversation With Teresa Bejan
CIVILITY AND TONE POLICING A Conversation With Teresa Bejan by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-11)
665.thumbnail#007 Ancient Wisdom For Modern Anxiety with Jules Evans
How can philosophy help us navigate social anxiety? In this interview with Jules Evans, you’ll learn about Stoicism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the problem of “peak experience addicts," and Evans’ current research into “ecstatic experiences” and “spiritual emergencies.” This off-the-cuff Happier Ever After Hours bonus episode is part of a weekly series highlighting how philosophy... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-12)
666.thumbnailYou should live neither in a place of torture nor in a cafe
Seneca gives rare advice on one's abode. It should be a place that does not get in the way of practicing virtue, which means neither too uncomfortable (if we can avoid it) nor too luxurious or distracting. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-03)
667.thumbnailThe Pragmatists
Should philosophy be the attempt to articulate truth? If you’re a pragmatist, the answer is No. William James wrote of truth as a subset of expediency, and of truth’s 'cash value'. Richard Rorty saw truth—philosophical, moral, even scientific—in terms of contingent 'vocabularies'. At a time when The Washington Post reports that the leader of the free world has made over 3,000 false claims ... (@RadioNational, 2018-Aug-12)
668.thumbnailPhilosophy may be painful or a pleasure, but it's worth it
Seneca disagrees with Epictetus: the first says that philosophy is a pleasant medicine, the second that it is a painful one. And yet they agree that it is a remedy that, taken regularly, makes for a wholesome life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-02)
669.thumbnailEpisode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part Two)
Continuing on "Truth" by J.L. Austin and "Truth" by P.F. Strawson both from 1950. We proceed to the Strawson article, which critiques the notion of a "fact" as explaining why a sentence might be true. A "fact" is not a thing in the world! So what do we add when we change "The cat is on the mat" to "'The cat is on the mat' is true?" Listen to Part One first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edi... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-30)
670.thumbnailHoP 303 - Don’t Picture This - Iconoclasm
Is it idolatry to venerate an icon of a saint, or of Christ? The dispute leads the Byzantines to ponder the relation between an image and its object. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-17)
671.thumbnail#006 Resolutions Q&A: Plato, Seneca and Camus Walk Into A Bar
In this episode you'll hear what the Stoics and Existentialists have in common, the difference between belief and truth, and why having a word of the year can help us focus on our goals. This audience Q&A episode wraps up two weeks of exploring philosophy and Resolutions. Resources: TheHappierHour.org Sharing: Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @TheHappierHour #thehappierhour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-09)
672.thumbnailEp67 - Jane Addams and Democratic Activism
In this 67th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio talk with Dr. Marilyn Fischer about “Jane Addams and Democratic Activism.” Dr. Fischer is a Professor Emerita at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy and American Pragmatism. She focuses especially on Jane Addams’s philosophy. Marilyn has a strong... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jul-21)
673.thumbnailIs the problem with the place, or with you?
Seneca says that more often than we realize we blame our problems on the time and place we live in, without understanding that the fault may be with us, and that we should work on ourselves, instead of finding excuses. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Aug-01)
674.thumbnailYou want to change the world? Begin by changing yourself
Seneca argues that we are born with the ability to reason and to improve our reasoning. We are also naturally social, and prefer virtue over vice. Hard to believe, right? And yet, he's got a point. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-31)
675.thumbnail#005 Just Your Imagination with Albert Camus and Rita J King
How can we find meaning in a meaningless world? In this episode on Albert Camus with futurist Rita J King, we explore the idea of absurdity and how the imagination can be our greatest resource for accomplishing our goals and resolutions. #TheHappierHour Show notes: TheHappierHour.org Twitter/Instagram: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @TheHappierHour (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-07)
676.thumbnailA good life depends not on length, but on our use of it
Seneca argues that it is the quality, not the duration, of one's life that is important, and that we often live long when measured in years, and yet too little in terms of what we accomplish. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-30)
677.thumbnailOG17: Dune Part Two, Kwisatz Haderach and Self-Perfection
The time for exposition is over! The one who can be in many places at once has finally arrived, metaphorically. Learn all about Aaron's crackpot theory for how to be the Kwisatz Haderach that you want to see in the world. More useful material on Virtue Theory: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/#VirDefConInc Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter:... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-08)
678.thumbnailEARLY AMERICAN RELIGION A conversation with Teresa Bejan
EARLY AMERICAN RELIGION A conversation with Teresa Bejan by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-04)
679.thumbnailEpisode 43, The Galen Strawson Interview (Part I)
Galen Strawson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Amongst countless papers in metaphysics and philosophy of mind, Galen is the author of Freedom and Belief, The Subject of Experience, Consciousness and Its Place in Nature and most recently, Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc. The widespread impact of these works cannot be understated. In the words o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Aug-05)
680.thumbnailHAP 06 - Heated Exchanges - Philosophy in Egyptian Narratives and Dialogues
Demands for ma’at (justice or truth) and a confrontation with the soul, in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant and Dispute Between a Man and his Ba. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-10)
681.thumbnailWhat's really important in your life?
A straightforward quote by Epictetus allows us to reflect on what a philosophy of life is, and why everyone needs one. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-27)
682.thumbnail388: Living On Through Others
https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/living-through-others. Imagine that the world will end in thirty days. Would your life have meaning anymore? Would anyone’s? It seems that there would no longer be any point to making technological or medical advances, developing new forms of art, or even taking good care of ourselves. Imagining the doomsday scenario shows that there is something particu... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jun-25)
683.thumbnailFacebook Should End
The Californians return to talk about the ethics of Facebook. Zach follows up on his article, “Facebook Should Shut Itself Down,” and tries to convince Dylan and Adam of his radical claim. In the episode they discuss potential objections to the idea—for example, that Facebook isn’t all that special, that the idea is too radical, that Facebook has surely done plenty of good, and whether, pr... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jul-31)
684.thumbnailTelling the story
Philosophy is usually thought of as the province of ideas and abstract thought. But this week’s guest is taking philosophy in a slightly different direction, yet makes perfect sense. US academic Barry Lam is the creator and host of Hi-Phi Nation, a podcast that bringing together philosophy and storytelling—the results are rather wonderful. (@RadioNational, 2018-Aug-05)
685.thumbnailPhilosophy of Westworld: Ford's View of Consciousness
In this episode, we dive deeper into Westworld's understanding of consciousness. Particularly focussing on Robert Ford's views on consciousness. Does Ford think consciousness exists? Is the self an illusion? Which philosophers share a similar perspective as Ford? All of this discussed, tune in! As I mentioned in the show please reach out to me by email to enter the book giveaway..which will be ... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Jul-27)
686.thumbnailEpisode 44 - Kareem Khalifa
On Episode 44, Nick chats with Kareem Khalifa, Professor at Middlebury College in Vermont (USA), about what it's like to teach and do philosophy of science at a liberal arts college, transitioning from applied mathematics to hermeneutics to philosophy of science, his impressive musical career as a bass guitarist, his new book, 'Understanding, Explanation, and Scientific Knowledge," his current wor... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jul-31)
687.thumbnailOn the difference between philosophy and logic chopping
Seneca says that he'd prefer to be told how to help people, rather than how many different meanings of the word "people" there may be. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-26)
688.thumbnailEpisode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part One)
On two articles in the "ordinary language" tradition of philosophy called "Truth" from 1950 by J.L. Austin and P.F. Strawson. Is truth a property of particular speech acts, or of the propositions expressed through speech acts? Does truth mean correspondence with the facts, or does the word "fact" make this definition totally uninformative? Does saying "is true" add any information content to a sen... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-23)
689.thumbnailEpisode 107: Linda Martín Alcoff discusses identity and history
In this episode, Linda Martín Alcoff discusses the subtle ways that things like your race, gender, sexual orientation, and class can influence your life. She argues that the best way to understand that kind of influence is by looking to the history of the relevant social group. (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Aug-03)
690.thumbnailThings themselves have no power to form our judgments
Life is hard as it is, says Marcus Aurelius, there is no need to make ourselves more miserable by adding unnecessary opinions that increase our suffering. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-25)
691.thumbnail#002 Beginnings with Plato and Dorie Clark
What can Plato teach us about making resolutions? Dorie Clark, our inagural guest, shares her tips for setting goals that set us up for success, and why Plato is totally not overrated. The Happier Hour explores a different topic every two weeks. This week: Resolutions Share: #TheHappier Hour Notes: TheHappierHour.org Facebook: @TheHappierHour Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-02)
692.thumbnail#003 Keep Calm And Carry On with Seneca and Massimo Pigliucci
What can Seneca and the Stoics teach us about sticking to our resolutions? Professor Massimo Pigliucci explains why Stoicism is on the rise today, the relationship with CBT, and how all of us can improve ourselves everyday. The Happier Hour explores a different topic every two weeks. This week: Resolutions Resources: TheHappierHour.org Share: #TheHappierHour Twitter/IG: @MissMMcCarthy Facebook: @T... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-02)
693.thumbnail#004 How A Dinner Party Can Change Your Life
Once upon a time, Monica hosted a philosophy dinner party that started a new chapter in her life and led to The Happier Hour. In this bonus episode we'll hear why she believes in philosophy as conversations and not just as ideas, and her tips for how to have better conversations in your own life. Happier Ever After Hours are bonus episodes from real life that highlight how philosophy can help us b... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Aug-02)
694.thumbnailEpisode 144: Borges' Babylon
David and Tamler try to wrap their heads around Jorge Luis Borges' “The Library of Babel” – a short story about a universe/library that contains every possible book with every possible combination of characters. How many books would this library contain? Would some of the books justify our lives (if we could find them)? Can we know whether a book is deeply meaningful or deeply misleading? W... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jul-24)
695.thumbnailReflect on the roles you play, and play them well
Epictetus introduced a major innovation in Stoic ethics with his theory of roles. We are first and foremost members of the human cosmopolis. But also fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, friends, colleagues. How do we balance the conflicting demands of such diverse roles in life? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-24)
696.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text #1: Shakespeare's "The Tempest": Poesis as Revenge Forsaken (Part One)
Wes Alwan and Bill Youmans discuss the 1611 play about revenge, forgiveness, and authorship. Or maybe it's about exploitation, or how we react to changes in status, or perhaps how a liberal education can give you magical powers! Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-21)
697.thumbnailNEM#78: Tara Lynch's Unflinchingly Honest Metal Debut
Tara has long been building her heavy metal guitar skills, but has only recently gone public, building a huge social media following and now releasing Evil Enough, an album featuring musicians who've played with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc. We discuss "Antidote" and "Banished from My Kingdom," and close with "Unbreakable." Opening music: "Gui-Tara Rises." Hear more at taral... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-21)
698.thumbnailHoP 302 - On the Eastern Front - Philosophy in Syriac and Armenian
Eastern Christian philosophy outside of Constantinople, focusing on translation and exegesis in the languages of Syriac and Armenian. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-03)
699.thumbnailWon't you be my neighbor?
Seneca reminds us that we can't live happily if we transform everything into a question of our own utility. We must live for your neighbour in order to live for ourselves. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-23)
700.thumbnailOG16: Dune Part One, the Expositioning
For many episodes our people have waited for the poda al Gaib, the pod from the outer world. Finally, the prophecy is fulfilled. Yet many questions remain unanswered. Can we successfully explain the plot of Dune, and thereby avoid the podcast jihad? How many side characters with weird makeup choices do we have to cover before we can actually get to the philosophy? What philosophy are we even going... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-01)
701.thumbnail386: The Logic of Regret
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/logic-regret. A teenager decides, on a whim, to conceive a child. Even though we might say that this decision was irrational, she cannot regret it later, because raising the child eventually becomes the most important part of her life. Cases like this show how complicated regret is: that an action was irrational or wrong doesn’t necessarily imply... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jun-18)
702.thumbnailChamber of Facts
Do people of opposing political parties believe in different facts? The mantra at the moment is that they do, because of media echo chambers, motivated reasoning, and ideological blindspots. But a more careful look reveals a different answer, with perhaps even more startling consequences. This week we follow two conservative Republicans who consumed a liberal newsfeed for two weeks, and we look at... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Jul-23)
703.thumbnailCONTAINMENT AND DETERRENCE A conversation with Gregg Caruso (2)
CONTAINMENT AND DETERRENCE A conversation with Gregg Caruso (2) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jul-28)
704.thumbnailEpisode 42, The Nature or Attributes of God (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
For religious believers, considering the questions that surround the nature or attributes of God, is important in their attempt to form a coherent understanding of their creator. In the Summa Theologica, shortly after arguing for the existence of God, Saint Thomas Aquinas writes the following: “Having recognised that a certain thing exists, we have still to investigate the way in which it exists... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jul-29)
705.thumbnailWhat do you think is truly good for you?
Marcus provides us three options for what sort of thing is truly good for you, and argues that a person of understanding will go for the third one. Have you reflected on what is good for you, and why? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-20)
706.thumbnailHAP 05 - Father Knows Best - Moral and Political Philosophy in the Instructions
Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-May-27)
707.thumbnailEpisode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part Two)
Continuing on Tarski's “The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics" (1944), Hartry Field's “Tarski's Theory of Truth” (1972), and Donald Davidson's “The Folly of Trying to Define Truth” (1977). What was Tarski really doing? What are the implications of his project? Does it even make sense to define "truth," and what should a definition look like? Listen to part one... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-16)
708.thumbnailOn family matters, take the high moral ground
Epictetus advises us to forgo issues of material resources and remember that family relationships in great part define who we are. After all, if we can't practice virtue with our brothers, sisters, and parents, with whom can we practice it? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-19)
709.thumbnailRemembering Stanley Cavell
Stanley Cavell, who died on June 19, was one of the world’s foremost contemporary thinkers, yet he always considered himself something of a philosophical outsider. His work ranged across the philosophy of language, aesthetics, ethics and epistemology—but also literature, cinema, and music. And his 'ordinary language' style and interest in questions of quality and value could be about to experi... (@RadioNational, 2018-Jul-29)
710.thumbnailEveryone who craves externals is a slave to them
Seneca says that if we are going after the satisfaction of lust, greed, ambition, and so forth, we make ourselves slaves to fortune. Not so if we regard what we have as loans from the universe, which the universe can take back at any moment, by any means. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-18)
711.thumbnailCalibrate your desires, achieve serenity
Musonius Rufus reminds us that it is far easier to curb our desire for our neighbor's wife than to pursue it Not to mention that it is the right thing to do. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-17)
712.thumbnailEpisode #120 ... Logical Positivism
Today we talk about Logical Positivism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jul-27)
713.thumbnail459: The Value of Care - Feminism and Ethics
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/value-care. We sometimes think of the domains of ethics and morality as divorced from feeling and emotion. You keep your promises because it maximizes good. But what if care were thought of as the bedrock of morality? While we know that more care work is performed by women, would a care-based approach to ethics be feminist, or merely feminine? What... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jun-11)
714.thumbnailHoP 301 - The Empire Strikes Back - Introduction to Byzantine Philosophy
We begin to look at the third tradition of medieval philosophy, in which the heritage of classical antiquity is preserved and debated by the Byzantines. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-May-20)
715.thumbnail#001 It's About Time To Get Happier
Welcome! This is the teaser to entice you to hit SUBSCRIBE and join the fun. Equal parts philosophy and self-help, with a dash of humor thrown in for taste, The Happier Hour aims to make philosophy useful for the rest of us. Each episode will focus on a modern-day dilemma and calls on the greatest philosophers of all time for help. Like the joy that comes from a strong drink at half the price, thi... (@MissMMcCarthy, 2018-Jul-24)
716.thumbnailThe Decision
On July 16, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Commonwealth versus Julie Eldred. I called lead counsel on the case, Lisa Newman-Polk, to get her reaction to the ruling and talk about its implications. This mini-episode is a follow-up to Episode 8: Willful Acts.  (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Jul-17)
717.thumbnailEric Winsberg, “Philosophy and Climate Science” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that there is a warming trend in the global climate that is attributable to human activity, with an expected increase in global temperature (given current trends) of 1.5- 4.5 degrees Celsius (2.7-7.2 degrees Fahrenheit). But how do climate scientists reach these conclusions?... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jul-16)
718.thumbnailOG15: Orville and the Prime Directive
Prepare to have your destiny as a listener reshaped by paternalistic influences! We have on a wonderful guest, David Kyle Johnson of the Great Courses series to talk about the Season 1 Finale of The Orville (available on Hulu) and the ethics of the prime directive, a classic of the Star Trek Universe. Also, does anyone get a Brigadoon vibe from the planet in this episode? Didn't get to bring that ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-25)
719.thumbnailTHE ILLUSION OF FREE WILL A conversation with Gregg Caruso
THE ILLUSION OF FREE WILL A conversation with Gregg Caruso by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jul-21)
720.thumbnailEpisode 42, The Nature or Attributes of God (Part III - Omnibenevolence)
For religious believers, considering the questions that surround the nature or attributes of God, is important in their attempt to form a coherent understanding of their creator. In the Summa Theologica, shortly after arguing for the existence of God, Saint Thomas Aquinas writes the following: “Having recognised that a certain thing exists, we have still to investigate the way in which it exists... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jul-22)
721.thumbnailDon't buy a horse on the basis of its saddle
Seneca reminds us that all too often we judge people on the basis of what they wear, or of their social rank, mistakenly assuming that those are good indicators of their character. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-13)
722.thumbnailHAP 04 - Pyramid Schemes - Philosophy in Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian figures and writings including the Pyramid Texts, Imhotep, and the "first monotheist" Akhenaten reflect on the nature of things and questions of morality. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-May-13)
723.thumbnailPodcast: “Revelations of Love in John Steinbeck” | Sacred & Profane Love, Episode 9
Download Episode 9: “Revelations of Love in John Steinbeck”   In Episode 9 of Sacred & Profane Love “Revelations of Love in John Steinbeck,” Philosopher Jennifer A. Frey speaks with Thomist Theologian, Fr Michael Sherwin, OP, about John Steinbeck’s secular understanding of Christian caritas (charity) and how Steinbeck captures the beauty and power of love ... (@jennfrey, 2018-Jul-20)
724.thumbnailEpisode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part One)
On Tarski's “The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics" (1944), Hartry Field's “Tarski's Theory of Truth” (1972), and Donald Davidson's “The Folly of Trying to Define Truth” (1977). What is truth? Tarski gives a technical, metaphysically neutral definition for truth within a particular, well-defined language. So how does that apply to real languages? He thought he... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-09)
725.thumbnail458: Repugnant Markets – Should Everything Be For Sale?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/repugnant-markets. We might ban buying or selling horse meat in the US not for the protection of horses, but because we find it morally repugnant. Yet this moral repugnance is clearly not universal, and on some level may even be arbitrary, given France's attitude towad horse meat. What role, if any, should moral repugnance play in determining the r... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jun-04)
726.thumbnail“They are slaves,” nay, rather they are people
Seneca reminds his contemporaries that slaves are human beings like everyone else. In this episode, we talk about slavery in the ancient world, what the Stoics thought about it, and what follows from their philosophy. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-12)
727.thumbnailWhen work stops working
Why do we work? According to Judaeo-Christian tradition, work is the result of a divine curse—and for many people in today’s labour market that comes as no surprise. And as more and more jobs become automated, fewer and fewer people will have them. An ideal future is a 'post-work' world where everybody has access to a universal basic income—but maybe there's an even better way. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jul-22)
728.thumbnailBeware of the difference between friendship and flattery
Seneca warns us to be careful with people who pretend to be our friends, or simply feed our narcissism. Like, you know, most of the "friends" you likely have on social media... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-11)
729.thumbnailEpisode 143: The Psychology of Personality
David and Tamler tackle the topic selected by their Patreon supporters - the psychology of personality. What are the different dimensions of personality that distinguish one person from another? How many dimensions are there - do the Big Five capture all of them? Do we share some of these differences with other species? Why don't personality psychologists include moral character traits? Plus - are... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jul-10)
730.thumbnailPREVIEWS-Eps 192-193 Allan Bloom & Liberal Education Follow-Ups
Hear highlights from two supporter-only discussions: Allan Bloom on Nietzsche/Freud/etc. and Leo Strauss vs. Richard Rorty on liberal education and democracy. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-07)
731.thumbnailHoP 300b - The Relevance of Medieval Philosophy Today
Peter King, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and Russ Friedman discuss their approaches to medieval philosophy, and its contemporary relevance. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-May-06)
732.thumbnailPhilosophy did not find Plato a nobleman, it made him one
Seneca reminds us that philosophy is open to all, no matter what our background and means. Engage the philosophical life and you will get to converse with noble minds across time and cultures. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-10)
733.thumbnailEp66 - Disability and Popular Culture
In this 66th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with self-taught philosopher John Altmann (a.k.a. Adrian Alba), who has been engaging in independent philosophical scholarship since 2010. We talking with John about “Disability and Popular Culture.” John is a regular contributor to the Popular Culture and Ph... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jun-26)
734.thumbnailWhat does your inner daimon say?
Seneca observes our tendency to boast of the good things we do and to keep quiet about the not-so-good ones. As if our own judgment, the judgment of our conscience, didn't matter. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-09)
735.thumbnail383: The Ethics of Drone Warfare
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/ethics-drone-warfare. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, aka ‘drone,’ is increasingly the weapon of choice in America's military operations. Many laud its ability to maintain our global power while reducing human and financial costs. By the same token, however, this safe and secretive weapon may in turn cause civilians to disengage ever more from the... (@philtalkradio, 2018-May-28)
736.thumbnailHAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy? (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-29)
737.thumbnailListener Qs 2
We take another week to answer your questions, as sponsored by the super fun game of torturing Aaron by making him say names out loud. Thank you all so so much for supporting the show and we will continue to periodically do these Q and A's, with plenty of heads up so you can all change your patreon names like the monsters that you are. Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us o... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-18)
738.thumbnailHow on earth did I get here?
Seneca says that Stoic mindfulness is about paying attention to what is happening to us. We need to keep charting and re-charting our way forward, as our mind needs to be prepared for the vagaries of Fortune. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-06)
739.thumbnailS2 Ep 1 THE FIRST PHILOSOPHERS A conversation with Peter Adamson
S2 Ep 1 THE FIRST PHILOSOPHERS A conversation with Peter Adamson by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jul-14)
740.thumbnailEpisode 42, The Nature or Attributes of God (Part II - Omniscience)
In the Summa Theologica, shortly after arguing for the existence of God, Saint Thomas Aquinas writes the following: “Having recognised that a certain thing exists, we have still to investigate the way in which it exists, that we may come to understand what it is that exists.” This seems like a peculiar thing to state. I know that there exists something, but I have no idea as to what this thing... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jul-15)
741.thumbnailEpisode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part Two)
Continuing with Pano Kanelos on articles on liberal education by Jacob Klein, Sidney Hook, and Martha Nussbaum. What's the practical application of a liberal education? Is it really liberating or indoctrinating? We continue discussion of the Great Books model. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition along with the follow-up discussion. Please support PEL! End song: "Preservation ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-02)
742.thumbnailHoP 300a - The Relevance of Ancient Philosophy Today
Rachel Barney, Christof Rapp, and Mark Kalderon join Peter to discuss the importance of ancient philosophy for today's philosophers. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-22)
743.thumbnailFortune has no jurisdiction over character
Seneca says that Fortune may take just as much, and as suddenly, as she can give. But we can work on improving our character so that we can accept with equanimity both the good and the bad stuff in life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-05)
744.thumbnailObserve the goodness of those around you
Marcus Aurelius suggests some simple therapy for our troubled souls: pause and observe some good things done by people around you. Appreciate what they are doing. And use it as an inspiration for becoming better yourself. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-04)
745.thumbnailHAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa
Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-15)
746.thumbnailOn Evil
'Evil is one of those words that seem to convey moral clarity—we all feel we know evil when we see it. But there was once a time when 'evil' simply referred to mundane mischance or wrongdoing; its transformation into something almost metaphysical is a relatively recent turn. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jul-15)
747.thumbnailWhenever you yield to externals, you become their slave
Epictetus warns us that if we let an external take precedence over the integrity of our character we are doomed to become slaves for life. And who wants to be a slave, right? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-03)
748.thumbnailHoP 299 - Robert Pasnau on Substance in Scholasticism
Bob Pasnau joins Peter to discuss ideas about substance from Aquinas down to the time of Locke, Leibniz and Descartes. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-08)
749.thumbnailAfricana Philosophy Announcement
New paperbacks and a new series! (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-06)
750.thumbnail380: Neuroscience and Free Will
More at philosophytalk.org/shows/neuroscience-and-free-will. We like to think of ourselves as rational agents who exercise conscious control over most of our actions and decisions. Yet in recent years, neuroscientists have claimed to prove that free will is simply an illusion, that our brains decide for us before our conscious minds even become aware. But what kind of evidence do these scient... (@philtalkradio, 2018-May-18)
751.thumbnailOur predecessors are our guides, not our masters
Seneca reminds us that Stoicism is a live philosophy, which must evolve over time in order to incorporate new truths and, if needed, reject old ideas that turned out to be wrong. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jul-02)
752.thumbnailHAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy
Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy". (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-01)
753.thumbnailHoP 298 - Renaissance Men - Ramon Llull and Petrarch
The Renaissance ideals of humanism and universal science flourish already in the medieval period, in the works of Petrarch and Ramon Llull. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-25)
754.thumbnailHow Hypocrisy Works pt. 2: Why our Accusations are Never Effective
In the stunning conclusion, Dylan and Zach discuss 3 more fundamental and inescapable insights into the concept of hypocrisy. They focus on the question of why accusations of hypocrisy are ineffective, especially in politics. And yet, sometimes (not in politics) they are. When you're called a hypocrite, a part of you is embarrassed. How does all this work? In the final point, Zach proposes a disti... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jul-06)
755.thumbnail387: In Praise of Love – Plato's Symposium Meets Bernstein's Serenade
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/praise-love-platos-symposium-meets-bernsteins-serenade. Plato’s Symposium is arguably the most memorable philosophical work ever written on the subject of love. It is also the inspiration for Leonard Bernstein’s gorgeous violin concerto, the Serenade. What would Plato think of Bernstein’s Serenade, especially given his criticism of art and po... (@philtalkradio, 2018-May-14)
756.thumbnailPhilosophy of Westworld: Consciousness and Personhood P1
In this episode, we cover the question of consciousness in Westworld. Do host have a different level of consciousness than humans? Do the host have to prove their consciousness or do humans have to prove the host don't? What are the moral implications of the host having consciousness? How does this relate back to the broader question of personhood? All of this discussed! As I mentioned in the sh... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Jul-01)
757.thumbnail#30 Microaggressions and Trans Identity with Sam Sumpter
In this episode Dustyn and Whitney are joined by Sam Sumpter (University of Washington) to discuss the ethical considerations of 'microaggressions' and their relationship to trans identity. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jul-11)
758.thumbnailBe forgiving of liars and unjust people
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that Stoicism is both self forgiving and forgiving of others, and that while we should take the path of truth and justice, we should also be tolerant of people who are even further from wisdom and are gooing the wrong way. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-29)
759.thumbnail0G14: The Good Place and Justice vs. Mercy
Welcome! Everything is fine. You're listening to the good podcast now. You're extremely lucky. Only a tiny portion of the population with high podcasting scores ever get to hear this show. You're here because you earned it. Congrats! Today we'll be discussing the overall concept of the show "The Good Place" (no spoilers) and how it relates to Justice and Mercy. Forking Awesome! Primary source mate... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-11)
760.thumbnailEpisode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part One)
Pano Kanelos, the president of St. John's College, Annapolis joins us to discuss Jacob Klein's “The Idea of a Liberal Education” (1960) and “On Liberal Education” (1965), plus Sidney Hook’s “A Critical Appraisal of the St. John’s College Curriculum” (1946) and Martha Nussbaum’s “Undemocratic Vistas” (1987). What constitutes a liberal education? Should we all read the Western ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-25)
761.thumbnailS1 Ep 19 Review and Recap
S1 Ep 19 Review and Recap by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jul-07)
762.thumbnailBut I couldn't do otherwise! Yes, you could...
Epictetus tells us that nobody can force us to agree to a judgment we think is incorrect. Surprisingly, this has countless applications to everyday life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-28)
763.thumbnailEpisode 42, The Nature or Attributes of God (Part I - Omnipotence)
For religious believers, considering the questions that surround the nature or attributes of God, is important in their attempt to form a coherent understanding of their creator. In the Summa Theologica, shortly after arguing for the existence of God, Saint Thomas Aquinas writes the following: “Having recognised that a certain thing exists, we have still to investigate the way in which it exists... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jul-08)
764.thumbnailEp69 - Loving Life
We are releasing this 69th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast a little early, as there are a few spots left to join a philosophical canoe trip that Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio will be holding with Alejandro Strong of Apeiron Expeditions. We’ll be talking about John Lachs’s 1998 book, In Love with Life, so we invited John back on the show to talk about his boo... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jun-12)
765.thumbnailElizabeth F. Cohen, “The Political Value of Time: Citizenship, Duration, and Democratic Justice” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
We’re all familiar with some of the ways that time figures into our political environment. Things such as term limits, waiting periods, deadlines, and criminal sentences readily come to mind. But there are also protocols, accords, mandates, and contracts, and these frequently invoke temporal bounds of various kinds. In fact,... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jun-29)
766.thumbnailMake yourself happy through your own efforts
Seneca reminds us that, regardless of external circumstances, the only life worth living is one of virtue, and the only life to avoid is one dominated by vice. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-27)
767.thumbnailEpisode 142: Suicide (with Matthew Nock)
In what has to be the most somber VBW to date, David and Tamler welcome Harvard psychologist Matthew Nock to the podcast to talk about suicide and other forms of self-harm. Matt tells us what we know – and what we don’t know - about the causes of suicide and the ways to prevent it. In the first segment we talk about the recent exposé of Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment. Were the guard... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jun-26)
768.thumbnail457: Faith and Humiity
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/faith-and-humility. Some would argue that faith requires that one blindly—rather than rationally— believe. Faith in one ‘true’ religion often entails rejection of all others. Given this, can there ever be humility when it comes to religious faith? How unwavering should the faithful be when it comes to their religious convictions, attitudes,... (@philtalkradio, 2018-May-07)
769.thumbnailAbove all, we are citizens of the world
Marcus Aurelius recognizes that, as Antoninus, he is a citizen of Rome. But more fundamentally, he is a citizen of the human cosmopolis. Some pretty radical consequences immediately follow... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-26)
770.thumbnailNo laughing matter
Philosophers tend not to be funny—Nietzsche is a notable exception, and Plato had his moments—but philosophy can have a humorous side. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jul-08)
771.thumbnailOnly the truly educated person is free
Epictetus reminds us that education, which involves the ability to shape our moral values, is the only ticket to achieving freedom. Something to remember, in these days in which people freely elect tyrants and autocracts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-25)
772.thumbnail456: Are We Alone?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/are-we-alone. News that life might exist or have existed on Mars or somewhere else in our universe excites many. But should we really be happy to hear that news? What are the philosophical implications of the possibility of extraterrestrial life? If life can blossom in our own cosmic backyard, then that means that the universe is most likely satura... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Apr-30)
773.thumbnailHow Hypocrisy Works pt. 1: What is Hypocrisy?
It is the glorious return of Dylan! He joins Zach to dig into the concept of hypocrisy. They focus on two questions: 1) What is hypocrisy? 2) Why are accusations of hypocrisy so appealing? Like typical philosophers, they find the concept to be more nuanced and rich than you might expect. The episode gives 9 insights/discoveries about hypocrisy (3 more are coming in the second part). With them you ... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jun-29)
774.thumbnailEpisode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Education (Part Two)
Continuing on Allan Bloom's 1987 book critiquing the current fragmented structure of the university that promotes technical and professional education over the ability to think philosophically. Does Bloom's vision require aristocracy, or can a Great Books education be available for all? Listen to part 1 first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Your Citizenship will also get you access ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-18)
775.thumbnailWould the Stoics approve of assisted suicide?
In this episode we discuss a quote from Seneca which, together with several other passages in other authors, clearly points to the conclusion that the Stoics were in favor of suicide in the case of disease and frailty in old age. Which does not mean they took suicide lightly at all. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-22)
776.thumbnail378: Heidegger
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/heidegger. Best known for his work "Being and Time," Martin Heidegger has been hailed by many as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He has also been criticized for being both nearly unreadable and a Nazi. Yet there is no disputing his seminal place in the history of Western thought. So what did Heidegger mean when he wrote about wor... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Apr-23)
777.thumbnailBeing bad requires a lot of work
Musonius Rufus rather sarcastically reminds us that being bad requires just as much work as being good, so why not choose the latter instead? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-21)
778.thumbnail0G13: Westworld and Virtue Theory, Part 2 - with Eli Bosnick!
Do these violent delights really have violent ends? Does the park show you who you really are, or does it shape who you become? Is there any way we can use artificial entities to help humans be better, or is it doomed to make us worse? We'll fail to answer these questions and more in our thrilling conclusion to our Westworld two parter. Primary source material: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book ... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jul-04)
779.thumbnailTHE LIBERTY PRINCIPLE A conversation with professor John Skorupski
THE LIBERTY PRINCIPLE A conversation with professor John Skorupski by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-30)
780.thumbnailEpisode 41, Christian B. Miller and 'The Character Gap' (Part II)
Bringing together contemporary psychology and moral philosophy, the work of Christian B. Miller in character education has been tremendously influential. Christian Miller is the A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and the Director of the Character Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. As well as publishing over 75 papers... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jul-01)
781.thumbnailTeach them then, and show them without being angry
Marcus Aurelius says that people make mistakes because they don't know better. So there is no point in getting self-rigtheous and angry about it, instead we need to teach them where they go wrong. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-20)
782.thumbnailShould we pay reparations for wrongs committed in the past?
Are African Americans owed reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-May-25)
783.thumbnailGo hug a philosopher, will you?
Epictetus defends the apparently strange notion that philosophy, like mathematics (or science, or lots of other things) is a profession, requiring expertise. He is not being elitist, he's just being reasonable. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-19)
784.thumbnail455: Trolling, Bullying, and Flame Wars - Humility and Online Discourse
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/trolling-bullying-and-flame-wars. Open up any online comments section and you’ll find them: internet trolls, from the mildly inflammatory to the viciously bullying. It seems that the ease of posting online leads many to abandon any semblance of intellectual humility. So can we have intellectual humility on an anonymous forum with little oversight... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Apr-16)
785.thumbnailPhilosophy of Westworld Introduction
In this episode I discuss the philosophical ideas, questions, and topics that will be covered in the upcoming series. Also some background on the process for choosing some of those topics. As I mentioned in the show, at the end of the Westworld series I'll be giving away a few books! To enter, just send me an email with proof that you're subscribed to my podcast, plus you can recieve a second en... (@philosophyguy2, 2018-Jun-20)
786.thumbnailEp65 - The Stories of Our Day 2: Westworld
In this 65th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with Dr. James South and Dr. Kimberly Engels about Westworld. We discuss topics including artificial intelligence and storytelling as well as the ethical and political questions that Westworld raises for us. Kimberly and James are the editors of Westworld and Phi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-May-31)
787.thumbnailWe belong to the world, not to a particular corner of it
Seneca reminds us that even though we belong to different social groups, religions, ethnicities and so forth, we are, most fundamentally, members of the human cosmopolis. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-18)
788.thumbnail454: Monstrous Technologies?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/monstrous-technologies. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein raises powerful questions about the responsibilities of scientists to consider the impact of their inventions on the world. Are these questions as relevant now as they were 200 years ago? What insights, if any, should today’s technologists and disrupters glean from Shelley's story? What does i... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Apr-09)
789.thumbnailBackyard ethics: defending the NIMBY
Suppose a new hospital or drug rehabilitation centre needs to be built. If you’re a NIMBY, then you’ll be fine with the project—as long as it doesn’t negatively affect your property value. NIMBYism is often touted as the scourge of suburbia, but maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jul-01)
790.thumbnail379: The Ethics of Whistleblowing with Edward Snowden
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/snowden. You might think we each have a moral duty to expose any serious misconduct, dishonesty, or illegal activity we discover in an organization, especially when such conduct directly threatens the public interest. However, increasingly we are seeing whistleblowers punished more harshly than the alleged wrongdoers, who often seem to get off scot-free.... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Apr-02)
791.thumbnailA Night of Philosophy
Hi-Phi Nation stays overnight at the Brooklyn Public Library during the 2018 Night of Philosophy. From 7pm to 7am on a Saturday night, thousands of New Yorkers swarmed the central library for acrobats, musicians, and philosophy. Meanwhile, we present philosophy shorts about the definition of life, the nature of good and the morality of revenge, and moral relativism. At the event, producer Sandra B... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Jun-19)
792.thumbnail453: Adorno and the Culture Industry
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/culture-industry. What's your favorite movie? Did you watch that season finale last night? No spoilers! Popular cultures pervades modern life. But what if pop culture was actually more pernicious than we ordinarily think? Could it be systematically deceiving us—eroding our ability to think for ourselves and fight for change? That's what the 20th ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Mar-26)
793.thumbnailEpisode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Education (Part One)
On Allan Bloom's 1987 best-selleing polemic. What is the role of the university in our democracy? Bloom thinks that today's students are conformist, relativistic, and nihilistic, and that great books and thinking for thinking's sake are the cure. Continued on part 2, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition plus an exclusive follow-up discussion. Please support PEL! Sponsor: Visit thegreatcour... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-11)
794.thumbnailIt's either gods or atoms...
Marcus Aurelius reflects on what happens to us when we die: either we are absorbed in the seminal principle of the universe, or we become atoms scattered in the void. Either way, we still need to behave decently toward other human beings. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-15)
795.thumbnailEthics is a practice, so do it
Epictetus asks us a simple question: if we didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did we learn them for? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-14)
796.thumbnailEpisode 43 - Janet Stemwedel
On Episode 43, Nick chats with Janet Stemwedel, Professor and Chair in Philosophy at San Jose State University, about how within two weeks of defending her dissertation in physical chemistry at Stanford she realized that the questions that really kept her up at night were philosophical questions about science rather than scientific questions, why scientific knowledge-building needs ethics, th... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jun-21)
797.thumbnail#29 Take Five: Flat Earth, BS Jobs, and Performative Cruelty
Dustyn and Whitney examine 5 topics, rapid-fire. Topics include: "bs" jobs, political soccer players, the performative cruelty of separating families, Daria's return, and flat earth theory. For our sources and more, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jun-27)
798.thumbnailEdouard Machery, “Philosophy Within Proper Bounds” (Oxford UP, 2017)
There are five people on the track and a runaway trolley that will hit them, and you are on a footbridge over the track with a large person whose body can stop the trolley in its tracks. Should you push the large person to his death to save the five... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jun-15)
799.thumbnailCheating, Polyamory, and Open Relationships
Lila, Zach, and Justin discuss 'amatonormativity', the notion that monogamy is normal for all humans and a universally shared goal. They give philosophical treatment to concepts like cheating, polyamory, and open relationships. (There is also a discussion of cheating with a sexy PhD dissertation.) Justin introduces his claims through J. Cole's video for "Kevin's Hart" (https://www.yout... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jun-20)
800.thumbnailMoving will not help you, if your trouble is internal
Seneca tells Lucilius that moving to the other end of the world will not be helpful if his troubles are generated by his own attitudes, because he will carry the same person around the globe, if he doesn't address the real issue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-13)
801.thumbnail0G12: Westworld and Morality Simulators, Part 1 - with Eli Bosnick!
Within our podcasts exists a maze. It is a maze built for you, to help you achieve your philosophical becoming. Each step in the maze is essential, though it may not always be clear why at the time. At this step in the maze, we discuss the rapey origins of Westworld and why they could never get the park insured. Primary source material: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 2 http://www.perseus.tuft... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-27)
802.thumbnailBLACK ATHEISM A conversation with Mandisa Thomas
BLACK ATHEISM A conversation with Mandisa Thomas by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-23)
803.thumbnailEp64 - Philosophy as Play
In this 64th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with three guests at the 2018 conference of the Public Philosophy Network in Boulder, CO, all hailing from Pacific Lutheran University: Matthew Salzano, Dr. Michael Rings, and Dr. Sergia Hay. We talked about “Philosophy as Play” with the three philosophers wh... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-May-24)
804.thumbnailEpisode 41, Christian B. Miller and 'The Character Gap' (Part I)
Bringing together contemporary psychology and moral philosophy, the work of Christian B. Miller in character education has been tremendously influential. Christian Miller is the A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and the Director of the Character Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. As well as publishing over 75 papers... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jun-24)
805.thumbnailThe truth does you no harm, but error does
Marcus Aurelius reminds himself of something that modern politicians need to pay attention to: if someone shows you that you are in error, the right thing to do is to admit it and learn from the other. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-12)
806.thumbnailHow Epictetus lost his lamp and the thief became a brute
Epictetus tells the story of a thief stealing his lamp at night, and reflects on what each of them lost in the process. He concludes that he came ahead of the thief. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-11)
807.thumbnailEpisode #119 ... Derrida and Words
Today we begin our discussion on the work of Jacques Derrida. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jun-25)
808.thumbnailEpisode 42 - Sabina Leonelli
On Episode 42, Nick chats with Sabina Leonelli, Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter, about how her desire not to choose between her various research interests led her to study philosophy of science, her early career projects "Understanding Scientific Understanding" and "How well do 'facts' travel?", the epistemic, social, and ethical dimensions of data-i... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jun-17)
809.thumbnailGuilty or not guilty
Second in a two-part series on Indian philosophy. Buddhism teaches that the self is an illusion—so what do we do with self-conscious emotions like guilt and shame, which can put useful brakes on ethical misconduct? If there’s no self to be ashamed of, how should we understand the emotion? The answer lies in an ancient series of Indian Buddhist texts: the Abhidharma. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jun-24)
810.thumbnailEpisode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part Two)
Finishing Davidson's "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" (1974) and moving on to Carnap's "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology" (1950). Carnap claims that we talk about mathematical objects or subatomic particles or whatever, we're not really (contra Quine) making metaphysical claims. Ontological questions like "Are there really numbers?" are just pretentious nonsense. With guest Dusty Dallm... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-04)
811.thumbnailEpisode 106: R. A. Briggs discusses gender
In this episode, R. A. Briggs discusses some complexities underlying our use of the terms 'man' and 'woman.' (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Jun-22)
812.thumbnailSound minds are hard to find, or buy
Seneca, with rather uncharacteristic sense of humor, says that one can't buy a sound mind, and even if that were possible, there would be no market for them. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-08)
813.thumbnailAnnoyed by people? It's an opportunity to practice virtue
Marcus Aurelius suggests we think of others as partners at the gym: don't hate or hold grudges against them, think of them as opportunities to improve your virtue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-07)
814.thumbnailGood judgments improve your character
Epictetus says that the way we improve our character is by paying attention and making good judgments, while if we keep making bad ones we make our character worse. So today reflect carefully on your decisions, and ask yourself what would Epictetus do. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-06)
815.thumbnailEpisode 141: Implicit Bias
David and Tamler tackle the topic of implicit bias and the controversy surrounding the implicit association test (IAT). What is implicit bias anyway? Does it have to be linked to behavior in order to truly count as a "bias"? Has the IAT been overhyped as a reflection of individual or group prejudice? And why is the debate on this topic so depressing? Plus, some deep thoughts on the intellectual d... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jun-05)
816.thumbnailI may become poor, then I shall be among many
Seneca lists the worst things that could happen to him, and that we all fear, and reminds himself that the only truly terrible thing is being a bad person who holds to bad values and makes bad decisions. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-05)
817.thumbnailPOSTMODERN CHRISTIANITY A conversation with Dale Martin (3)
POSTMODERN CHRISTIANITY A conversation with Dale Martin (3) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-16)
818.thumbnailEpisode 40, 'Offensive Language' with Rebecca Roache
Rebecca Roache is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Roache specialises in practical ethics, logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry and early modern philosophy, but in this episode, we’ll be speaking to Rebecca specifically about the philosophy of language and swearing. In the words of Rebecca Roache: "With a little imagination, we can find ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jun-17)
819.thumbnailAlways examine your assumptions
Musonius Rufus reminds us that we often act out of simple habit, without paying attention to what we are doing and why. Not the best way to proceed in life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-04)
820.thumbnailPodcast: “Sophocles and Tragic Love” | Sacred and Profane Love, Episode 8
Download Episode 8: Sophocles and Tragic Love In episode 8 of Sacred & Profane Love, Jennifer Frey speaks with Dhananjay Jagannathan about Greek tragedy and the fragility of human loves and happiness, with a special focus on Sophocles’ play, The Women of Trachis. Dhananjay Jagannathan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He mainly works … Continue reading ... (@jennfrey, 2018-Jun-15)
821.thumbnailEpisode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part One)
On Davidson's "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" (1974) and Carnap's "Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology" (1950). What does it mean to say that we grasp the world through a conceptual scheme? Are schemes different between cultures or even individuals, such that we can't really understand each other? Davidson thinks that this doesn't make sense. We'll get to Carnap in part 2, but you needn't... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-May-28)
822.thumbnailWhy do you care for the opinion of posterity?
Marcus Aurelius observes that some people are obsessed with what posterity will think of them, even though they have no idea what sort of individuals will make that judgment. Meanwhile, how about taking care of those we know here and now? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Jun-01)
823.thumbnailThe oblivion of India
Indian philosophy has thousands of years of history behind it, yet Western philosophers have largely ignored it—and their assumptions about Indian philosophy may have influenced the Western philosophical canon. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jun-17)
824.thumbnailPREVIEWS-Ep 189: Authorial Intent (Part Three) Plus Identity Politics
Listen here to a few highlights from two recent discussions between Mark and Wes: We chase down some issues from ep. 189, relating authorial intent to philosophy of language more generally, then we have some preliminary discussion about the possibility of a future identity politics episode. Get the full discussions by becoming a PEL Citizen or $5/month Patreon supporter. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-May-26)
825.thumbnailGood and evil are entirely up to you
Epictetus says that externals (health, wealth, education, good looks) are the means by which we do good or evil in the world. So it is entirely up to us, really. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-31)
826.thumbnailPro-Choice Arguments for Pro-Life People
Sarah and Zach talk to single issue abortion voters. Sarah puts forward an argument that being pro-life doesn't imply that one should always vote for pro-life candidates. The discussion covers all sorts of important questions along the way. - What should we make of the difference between 'immoral' and 'illegal'? - What does it mean to live in a secular democracy? - Why was the abortion is... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jun-07)
827.thumbnailThe glass is neither half full nor half empty, it just is
Seneca reminds Lucilius that we ought to hope for justice, but brace ourselves for injustice. This is just the way the world works, which doesn't absolve us from our responsibility to do something about it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-30)
828.thumbnailWilliam A. Edmundson, “John Rawls: Reticent Socialist” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
John Rawls is easily the most celebrated and influential political philosopher of the 20th Century, and his impact remains remarkably strong today. The central concepts with which his theory of justice begins are now components of the philosophical vernacular: The Original Position, Veil of Ignorance, Primary Goods, and his Two... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jun-01)
829.thumbnailIs Life Without Meaning?
Do you ever get the feeling that life is meaningless? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Apr-17)
830.thumbnailDo not seek fame, seek to be useful to others
Marcus Aurelius reflects on what is worth doing, and decides that it's not seeking fame, but rather being helpful to fellow human beings. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-29)
831.thumbnailNobody wants to believe falsehoods, and yet...
Epictetus says that people cannot assent to what they think is false. We always want to be right, but we are often not, which is why we rationalize things. That's why we need to improve our ability to arrive at correct judgments about things. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-28)
832.thumbnailMontesquieu
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755) whose works on liberty, monarchism, despotism, republicanism and the separation of powers were devoured by intellectuals across Europe and New England in the eighteenth century, transforming political philosophy and influencing the American Constitution. He argued that an indivi... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Jun-14)
833.thumbnail#28 The Experience Machine
Dustyn and Whitney explore the classic thought experiment, the Experience Machine! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jun-13)
834.thumbnailFROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE A conversation with Dale Martin (2)
FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE A conversation with Dale Martin (2) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-09)
835.thumbnailEpisode 190: Film Analysis: "mother!"
On Darren Aronofsky's philosophical 2017 film about humanity's relationship to nature. We discuss the philosophical content of the film (Gnosticism, anyone?) and explore the relation between meaning and the sensuous aspects of an artwork. Can a work be both allegorical and yet have fully fleshed out characters and the other elements that make a film feel real? This was a very polarizing film; how ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-May-21)
836.thumbnail0G11: Full Metal Alchemist and Death
The first rule of podcasting is the law of equivalent awesome. To obtain an awesome podcast, something of equal awesomeness must be lost: One paper on the philosophy of death: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/death/#ImmMis One article on the myths of immortality: http://www.senescence.info/physical_immortality_myths.html One pop culture survey of reasons not to bring people back from the dead.... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Jun-13)
837.thumbnailWillful Acts
Army veteran Jim McKelvey applied for his VA benefits and was denied for willful misconduct. Thirty years later, Julie Eldred was sent to prison for a willful violation of probation. Both challenged, both got to a Supreme Court with the promise to change the law of the land. The disease model of addiction has been litigated a handful of times in the history of American law. Every time the same iss... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-May-30)
838.thumbnailEpisode 39, 'The Philosophy of Perception' with Bence Nanay
Bence Nanay is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Antwerp and Research Associate in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Nanay is also the principal investigator of the European Research Council project, Seeing Things You Don’t See: Unifying the Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience of Multimodal Mental Imagery. As well as publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, Nanay... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jun-10)
839.thumbnailEp63 - Democracy and Public Exposure
In this 63rd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Mark Sanders on “Democracy and Public Exposure.” We ask Mark about democracy and public philosophical engagement, including some of the special projects that he runs in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mark specializes in American Pragmatism and social and political philosoph... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Apr-28)
840.thumbnailThink about bad stuff happening, get comfortable with it
Seneca introduces a classic Stoic exercise, the premeditatio malorum, thinking about bad things happening, playing them in your head, so you get comfortable with accepting whatever may come. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-25)
841.thumbnailAfter every disturbance, re-center yourself
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that all sorts of things will disturb our rational soul, and that we therefore need to practice re-centering it in order to respond to situations with reason and equanimity. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-24)
842.thumbnailCan you tell the difference between the baths and the mill?
Epictetus has a little bit of fun with the Skeptics, who denied the possibility of human knowledge. If that's the case, he says, how is it that you reliably go to the thermal baths when you want to relax, and to the mill when you want bread? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-23)
843.thumbnailEpisode 140: Milgram's Mice
Honor shmonor, David and Tamler return to their repugnant roots for this one. First, we pay an overdue homage to the great anonymous blogger and twitter-redeemer Neuroskeptic. We pick a few of our favorite pithy tweets and crazy science article links from his @neuro_skeptic twitter account. Topics include: How much would you pay for porn? Should we be stereotyping zoophiles? Animal or fist - how t... (@verybadwizards, 2018-May-22)
844.thumbnailEp62 - Is the Church Killing God?
In this 62nd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview philosopher and Pentecostal Christian Dr. J. Aaron Simmons on his question: “Is the Church Killing God?” Aaron is associate professor of Philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He works primarily in philosophy of religion and 19th and 20th Century Eur... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Apr-21)
845.thumbnailKnud Loegstrup and The Ethical Demand
Danish philosopher Knud Loegstrup was a contemporary of Sartre, Arendt and Levinas—but his influence outside the world of Nordic philosophy has been limited. Scott Stephens speaks with Loegstrup’s two English translators about his masterwork The Ethical Demand, and about some unexpected resonances with English moral philosopher Iris Murdoch. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jun-10)
846.thumbnailSome people get to the end without having lived at all
Seneca observes that some people begin to really live their life only near the end. And some never begin at all. So what's sort of life you want to live, and have you started already? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-22)
847.thumbnailTake care of your body, it helps your virtue
Our body is a preferred indifferent, but Musonius Rufus tells us to take whatever care we can of it, as it is also an instrument of virtue. In other words, go to the gym... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-21)
848.thumbnailEpisode 41: Michael Strevens
On Episode 41, Nick chats with Michael Strevens, professor in the Philosophy Department at New York University, about growing up in Auckland, New Zealand during the 1970s, how his mutual interests in computer science and how thought works lead to undergraduate work in formal logic and graduate study at Rutgers, how he transitioned after being denied tenure at Stanford, philosophy of probabilities ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-May-31)
849.thumbnailEpisode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part Two)
Continuing on "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes (1967) and "What Is an Author?" by Michel Foucault (1969), and finally getting to “Against Theory” by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels (1982). What could it mean to say that a text, once written, speaks itself? We get into Foucault's critique of the cult of the author and the reader-centric types of analysis he proposes in its plac... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-May-14)
850.thumbnailPAUL AND THE RESURRECTION A conversation with Professor Dale B Martin
PAUL AND THE RESURRECTION A conversation with Professor Dale B Martin by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-02)
851.thumbnailThe Politics of Public Philosophy
Zach, Lila, and Adam get self-reflective and talk about public philosophy. What is it? What should it be? And what should we make of the attitude many ‘private’ philosophers take towards it? This episode digs into the political dimensions of public philosophy. Listen to the two previous episodes in the series. The episode is loosely based on this article by Zach: https://thevimblog... (@thevimblog, 2018-May-28)
852.thumbnailNo matter what, do your duty as a human being
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that whether we are cold or warm, ill-spoken of or praised, and dead or "doing something else," we still have a duty to make this a better world. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-18)
853.thumbnailEpisode 38, ‘Philosophy in Everyday Life’ with Philosophy Now's Rick Lewis (Part II)
Rick Lewis took his first degree in physics and philosophy of science at the University of Manchester, and later an MA in philosophy at the University of York. Making philosophy accessible and encouraging the person on the street to engage in philosophy in their everyday life was, and is, hugely important to Rick. That’s why in 1991 Rick founded the magazine Philosophy Now, of which, he has bee... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jun-03)
854.thumbnailEp61 - The Future of Community College Education
In this sixty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, the second that aired in 2018, co-hosts Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Cliff Harbour on “The Future of Community College Education,” the theme of his 2015 book, John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education. Dr. Harbour is Professor of Counseling and Higher Education at the Universi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Apr-05)
855.thumbnailWhere are you going to hide from death?
Epictetus uses his dark sense of humor to remind us that death is inevitable. At the same time, though, fear of it is not. Moreover, awareness of death is what, in a sense, gives meaning to our life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-17)
856.thumbnailAre you on the right path, or do you need a correction?
Seneca says that the right path in life consists in a good conscience, honourable purposes, right actions, contempt of luck, and an attitude of equanimity toward whatever the universe throws our way. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-16)
857.thumbnailThink and act the right way, happiness will flow
Marcus Aurelius maintains that if we think and act the right way our life will be an equable flow of happiness. This is because we will do our best, but look at outcomes with equanimity. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-15)
858.thumbnailEpisode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part One)
On four essays about how to interpret artworks: “The Intentional Fallacy” by W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley (1946), "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes (1967), "What is an Author?" by Michel Foucault (1969), and “Against Theory” by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels (1982). When you're trying to figure out what, say, a poem means, isn't the best way to do that to just ask th... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-May-07)
859.thumbnailWhat is philosophy, anyway?
Epictetus says that philosophy begins with awareness of one's mental fitness. So let's work on that, shall we? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-14)
860.thumbnailEpisode 139: Honor, Identity, and Headbutts
It took two tries (the first one led to a big non-productive fight), but David and Tamler end up with a good discussion of honor and its connection to identity, pride, and personal relationships. Why have we rejected honor in favor of dignity? What are the costs and benefits of doing that? How do people "find themselves" in an industrialized anonymous society? What should you do when someone insul... (@verybadwizards, 2018-May-12)
861.thumbnailMaking differences
We're all keen on diversity these days—as long as it stays within proper boundaries. When it comes to moral values though, diverse perspectives can make us uncomfortable—so how do we manage it, and how can we do better? (@RadioNational, 2018-Jun-03)
862.thumbnailRuth G. Millikan, “Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Kant famously asked the question, how is knowledge possible? In her new book, Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information (Oxford University Press, 2018), Ruth Garrett Millikan responds to this question from a naturalistic, and specifically evolutionary, perspective. Millikan, who is distinguished professor emerita at the University of Connecticut, has... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-May-15)
863.thumbnailWhat about pleasure?
Seneca says the problem with pleasure is that if one is too much into it, it rushes us into the abyss of sorrow. So it's time to discuss what pleasure means for a practitioner of Stoicism. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-11)
864.thumbnailIf this were you last day, what would you be proud of?
Marcus writes near the end of his life about the sort of things he did that he values, from discounting honors and other externals to having been kind even toward people who were not kind to him. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-10)
865.thumbnailASK ME ANYTHING Q&A with the host
ASK ME ANYTHING Q&A with the host by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-26)
866.thumbnailRespond to insults as if you were a rock
Epictetus counsels us to react to insults as if we were a rock, that is, by ignoring them. An insult is only effective if you let it be, and that power resides exclusively in your own faculty of judgment. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-09)
867.thumbnail#27 Enlightenment Now with David Prestin
David Prestin (nextcallings.com) joins Dustyn and Whitney to dive into Steven Pinker's new book Enlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, and Progress. Is the world in a better state than it seems? If so, why does it feel so bad? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-May-30)
868.thumbnailPodcast: “Boasts of Love in Troilus and Criseyde” | Sacred and Profane Love, Episode 7
Download Episode 7: Boasts of Love in Troilus and Criseyde   In Episode 7 of Sacred & Profane Love, Professor Jennifer A. Frey speaks with her colleague in the English department at the University of South Carolina, Professor Holly A. Crocker, about the boasts and pledges of love in Geoffrey Chaucer’s famous Middle English poem, Troilus and Criseyde. … Continue reading Podcas... (@jennfrey, 2018-May-25)
869.thumbnailEpisode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part Two)
Concluding our discussion of Aristophanes's play with Lucy Lawless and Emily Perkins. We focus on trying to connect its lessons to the here and now: Is Lysistrata's victory properly described as the ascension of some kind of "feminine spirit" over warlike values, and how does that actually relate to women's struggles now to attain positions of power? Listen to our performance and then part one of ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Apr-30)
870.thumbnailEpisode 38, ‘Philosophy in Everyday Life’ with Philosophy Now's Rick Lewis (Part I)
Rick Lewis took his first degree in physics and philosophy of science at the University of Manchester, and later an MA in philosophy at the University of York. Making philosophy accessible and encouraging the person on the street to engage in philosophy in their everyday life was, and is, hugely important to Rick. That’s why in 1991 Rick founded the magazine Philosophy Now, of which, he has bee... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-May-27)
871.thumbnailAbove all, learn how to feel joy
Rather unusual advise from Seneca to his friend Lucilius: learn how to feel joy. Which doesn't sound Stoic only if one buys into the incorrect stereotype of Stoicism as a practice to suppress emotions. Let's learn how to feel joy, then. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-08)
872.thumbnail0G10: Brave New world and Genetic Engineering, Part 2
Podcast genome editing complete. Newly synthesized entity contains: Beta level paper on Genetic Determinism: https://peh-med.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1747-5341-1-9 Beta Plus level paper on Genetic Engineering and Virtue Theory: http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl/cejsh/element/bwmeta1.element.desklight-c188f72b-ddd2-4f3e-ae0b-552fb8e64aee/c/6_kraj.pdf Alpha Plus level reminder to offer up intro qu... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-May-30)
873.thumbnailThe duty of a social animal capable of reason
Marcus says that we have a duty to do what a social animal capable of reason ought to do. And that's to practice virtue for the betterment of humankind. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-07)
874.thumbnailEpictetus and the open door policy: Stoicism and suicide
Tough topic for this episode: what is known as Epictetus' open door policy, that is, the Stoic idea that suicide is permissible, under certain circumstances. And indeed, that it is its possibility that gives us freedom and courage to fight on. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-04)
875.thumbnailEpisode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part One)
We are rejoined by actresses Lucy Lawless and Emily Perkins to discuss Aristophanes's bawdy play. Listen to us perform it first. Supplementary readings included Jeffery Henderson's introduction to his 1988 translation of the play; "Sexual Humor and Harmony in Lysistrata" by Jay M. Semel (1981); and "The 'Female Intruder' Reconsidered: Women in Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Ecclesiazusae" by Helene ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Apr-23)
876.thumbnailTake truth wherever you find it, it's public property
Seneca explains that one doesn't have to be an Epicurean in order to find value in the words of Epicurus. It's like in the Senate: you vote for the parts of a motion you approve of, and reject the rest. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-03)
877.thumbnailMorals and the market
Neoliberalism and human rights are often portrayed as standing in opposition to each other, with the fat cats at the big end of town pulling the economic levers. But neoliberalism and the discourse of modern human rights can actually be seen as close philosophical cousins. (@RadioNational, 2018-May-27)
878.thumbnailHow to calibrate your moral compass
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that justice is a crucial virtue in Stoicism, and we need to constantly keep it at the forefront. He also says that we need to evaluate our impressions of things, before acting. Don't just do it, stop and think about it first! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-02)
879.thumbnailThe universe is your trainer, get ready for the Olympics
Epictetus uses a nice metaphor in which the universe is our trainer, sending us tough stuff to deal with so that we get used to breaking a sweat and prepare for the Olympics of life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-May-01)
880.thumbnailChanging your life doesn't happen by magic
Musonius Rufus tells us that it isn't enough to know that we should be virtuous, we need to constantly practice virtue. Stoicism is not a magic wand, but it will change your life, and is well worth the effort. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-30)
881.thumbnailMORAL UNCERTAINTY A conversation with Professor Will MacAskill
MORAL UNCERTAINTY A conversation with Professor Will MacAskill by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-19)
882.thumbnail"Lysistrata" w/ Lucy Lawless, Emily Perkins, Erica Spyres, Bill Youmans & Aaron Gleason
The PEL Players return to perform a "cold read" of Aristophanes's play about using a sex strike to end war, first performed in 411 BCE. Jeffrey Henderson's translation makes this very accessible, and it's still really damn funny. Your hosts are joined by five real actors from TV, film, and Broadway. We will be following this up in ep. 188 with a full discussion of the play and the issues it raises... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Apr-16)
883.thumbnailEpisode 37, Religious Language (Part IV – Further Analysis and Discussion)
Get 20% How The Light Gets In Festival 2018 using the discount code “PANPSYCAST20” at the final checkout page! Visit: https://hay.htlgi.iai.tv/?utmsource=panpsycast. Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Broadly speaking, the term 'religious language' refers ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-May-20)
884.thumbnailPREVIEW-Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Three)
Three substantial chunks of a follow-up conversation to our free speech episode. Mark and Wes discuss Jordan Peterson on speech, organizations' promoting certain speech (as opposed to restricting), insults vs. arguments, offense vs. harm, "incoherence" arguments like Fish's, fundamental principles in ethics, and more. Get the full discussion by becoming a PEL Citizen or Patreon supporter. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Apr-14)
885.thumbnailChristian B. Miller, “The Character Gap: How Good Are We?” (Oxford UP, 2018)
My guest today is Christian Miller. Christian is A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. He is a moral philosopher specializing on character, with special interest in the empirical study of the virtues and vices. He currently directs The Beacon Project, which studies morally exemplars; and he... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-May-01)
886.thumbnailPractice poverty as an exercise in endurance and gratitude
Seneca tells Lucilius that it is crucial, from time to time, to engage in exercises of self deprivation, so to prepare ourselves for whenever luck will turn, and also to be grateful and appreciative of what we normally have and may take for granted. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-27)
887.thumbnailPraise or blame do not make a thing better or worse
On the day of Marcus Aurelius' birthday, April 26, let's reflect on a simple Stoic precept: good or bad lie in actions, thoughts, and words, not in the praise or blame that those things get from others. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-26)
888.thumbnailEpisode 138: Memory, Pain, and Relationships (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Award-winning screenwriter and medieval philosophy scholar Yoel Inbar joins us for a deep dive on the Charlie Kaufman/Michel GondREY masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. When relationships go bad is it better to believe they never happened? What is the nature of memory, how is it constructed, and is it possible to zap them out existence with an Apple IIe? Will Tamler have a more opti... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Apr-24)
889.thumbnailEpisode 40: Michael Weisberg
On Episode 40, Nick chats with Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, about how a Creationism incident in his own backyard led to the development of the Laboratory for Understanding Science, "finding your thing" in graduate school, his book "Simulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the World," debates surrounding 19th century physic... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-May-11)
890.thumbnailFocus on what is up to you, the rest may or may not come
Epictetus clearly states one of the fundamental principles of Stoicism: the dichotomy of control. Once we realize that some things are up to us and other things aren't, it follows that we should focus on the first ones and cultivate equanimity toward the latter ones. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-25)
891.thumbnailCreed and Credences
Dave has been hunting for the one decisive piece of scientific evidence that will settle one of Christianity's most challenging questions. On this episode we look at two stories of people trying to reconcile their religious and empirical beliefs about the world, and hear from a philosopher whose theory says that their attempts may be futile. Guest voices include Dave Woetzel, Laura Jean Truman, an... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-May-01)
892.thumbnailEpisode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Two)
Continuing our free form discussion, trying to make sense of Stanley Fish's “There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too” (1994) and other potential rationales for prohibiting hate speech. How might the same sentence or idea be used in different speech acts, some of which might be legitimately censured but others not? Listen to part one first, or get the Citizen Editio... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Apr-09)
893.thumbnailAre you practicing, or just talking?
Seneca says that talk is easy, but the real measure of whether we are making progress lies in our practice. Have our desires for the wrong things decreased? Are we focusing on what is truly important? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-24)
894.thumbnailEpisode #118 ... A Basic Look At Post-Modernism
Today we begin a lengthy conversation on the critiques of Post-modernism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-May-21)
895.thumbnailEpisode #118 ... A Basic Look At Postmodernism
Today we begin a lengthy conversation on the critiques of Postmodernism. Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :) (@iamstephenwest, 2018-May-21)
896.thumbnail15 minutes of fame? Why would you want that?
Marcus Aurelius reminds us that fame is ephemeral and intrinsically meaningless. What we do for others and to improve ourselves here and now is what really counts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-23)
897.thumbnailEpisode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part One)
A free-form discussion drawing on Stanley Fish's “There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too” (1994), Joel Feinberg’s “Limits to the Free Expression of Opinion” (1975), and other sources. What are the legitimate limits on free speech? Feinberg delves into the harm and offense principles. Fish argues that every claim to free speech has ideological assumptions act... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Mar-29)
898.thumbnailEpisode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part Two)
Continuing on How to Do Things with Words (lectures from 1955), covering lectures 5-9. Austin tries and fails to come up with a way to grammatically distinguish performatives from other utterances, and so turns to his more complicated system of aspects of a single act: locutionary, illocutionary, perlocutionary. In doing so, he perlocutionarily blows our minds. Listen to part one first, or get the... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Mar-26)
899.thumbnailWe all agree to do good, but disagree on what good is
Epictetus notes that people want to be good, regardless of their ethnicity, citizenship, or religion. But then they get lost in arguments over whether it is acceptable or not to eat pork. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-20)
900.thumbnailRewilding
Most of us feel the itch of the primitive from time to time—to run without shoes, try a paleo diet, or just ditch the smartphone. The primitivist ideal exerts a seductive pull in tech-obsessed contemporary western society, but is the ideal based on a highly questionable set of philosophical assumptions? (@RadioNational, 2018-May-20)
901.thumbnailNo cell phones at dinner, just friends
Seneca tells Lucilius that one can learn a thing or two even from Epicurus, particularly that it is the company we keep that is the most important part of our meals. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-19)
902.thumbnailDeath is coming, what are you doing in the meantime?
Marcus Aurelius reminds himself that his life is finite and brief. How to live it, then? As a good person would, which is in his power to do. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-18)
903.thumbnailGAY LIBERATION A conversation with Peter Tatchell
GAY LIBERATION A conversation with Peter Tatchell by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-12)
904.thumbnailWhose praise are you so desperately seeking?
Epictetus tells his students that they are fools if they think that being praised is important, particularly by people who they themselves do not think highly of! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-17)
905.thumbnailAnger is temporary madness
Seneca tells us that anger is a form of temporary madness, not to be indulged by the person who cultivates reason. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-16)
906.thumbnailEpisode 37, Religious Language (Part III - The Verification and Falsification Principles)
Get 20% How The Light Gets In Festival 2018 using the discount code “PANPSYCAST20” at the final checkout page! Visit: https://hay.htlgi.iai.tv/?utmsource=panpsycast. Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Broadly speaking, the term 'religious language' refers ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-May-13)
907.thumbnail#26 #NewsMatters
Accurate, timely, localized and international - knowledge and facts are important, and ideally brought to us via journalistic entities and institutions. Given the value of journalism and news media to our lives and our society, is there an ethical obligation that falls on us to support them in return? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-May-16)
908.thumbnailEpisode 137: Are Buddhists Afraid to Die? (with Shaun Nichols)
Why are we always attracted to people who mock us, resist our advances, and play hard to get? Maybe because it’s extra satisfying when you finally get them to… appear on your podcast. In our first live episode (recorded in San Antonio), the philosopher Shaun Nichols joins us to discuss his recent article “Death and the Self”. You might think that Buddhist conceptions of the self as illusor... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Apr-10)
909.thumbnailDo you have reason? Why don't you use it, then?
Marcus Aurelius asks himself the rethorical question of whether he has reason, and then the less obvious one of why he is not making good use of it. What about you? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-13)
910.thumbnailIs your mind in the dark, or are you just blind?
Epictetus explains why being blind is far less of a problem than having your mind in the dark. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-12)
911.thumbnailPractice poverty to remind you of the important things
Seneca explains the Stoic practice of eating poor and scant food, and going outside dressed with old clothes, in order to remind ourselves that we can cope with difficult situations, and to appreciate anew what we have. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-11)
912.thumbnailChange your mind, if others have better reasons
Marcus Aurelius reminds himself to use his faculty of judgment at its best, which includes changing his mind, should others have better reasons than his own. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-10)
913.thumbnail0G9: Brave New World and Utilitarianism, Part 1
Oh Brave New Podcast, that has such accessible philosophies in it! Solid Animated Synopsis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raqVySPrDUE Hilariously bad live action version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek5vse2_Aq0 There are more things in Heaven and Earth Horatio than are dreamed of in your Utilitarianism. Whether tis nobler to be a pig satisfied or a Socrates dissatisfied. Aye, there's the r... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-May-16)
914.thumbnailA crown of roses looks better than one of gold
Epictetus mocks a student who is bent on pursuing power and wealth. Those things are neither good nor bad for the Stoics, it's a matter of how we use them. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-09)
915.thumbnailAlexus McLeod, “Philosophy of the Ancient Maya: Lords of Time” (Lexington Books, 2018)
The ancient Maya are popularly known for their calendar, but their concept of time and the metaphysics surrounding that conception are not. In Philosophy of the Ancient Maya: Lords of Time (Lexington Books, 2018), Alexus McLeod reconstructs an ancient Mayan metaphysical system based on key texts and other artifacts plus... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Apr-16)
916.thumbnailHow to handle the holidays, Stoically speaking
Seneca tells Lucilius about two levels of engagement with drunken crodws during the holidays. Good to remember for your next Thanksgiving, Christmans, or whatever you celebrate. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-06)
917.thumbnailHarm comes from opinion, take away the opinion, then
Marcus Aurelius says that there is a difference between objective facts and our opinions of them. And much of our misery comes from the opinions, not the facts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-05)
918.thumbnailEpisode 136: The Good Life (with Laurie Santos)
From Very Bad Wizards to Megyn Kelly Today back to Very Bad Wizards, Laurie Santos has traveled the typical trajectory of the celebrity academic. Laurie joins us to talk about her cult status after creating the most popular course in Yale University history: Psychology and the Good Life. Why are we so bad at predicting what will make us happy? What makes it so hard to do the things we know are goo... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Mar-27)
919.thumbnailPractical philosophy is called practical for a reason
Musonius Rufus tells us that theory is important, and needs to precede practice. But it is the latter that makes the whole thing worth it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-04)
920.thumbnailPeople do bad things because they are fools
Epictetus reminds us of the Stoic doctrine that people don't do bad things on purpose, but rather because they are mistaken about the nature of good and evil. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-03)
921.thumbnailFate, God, or Chance, it doesn't really matter
Seneca says that whether the universe is controlled by universal laws, by a god, or by chance, we still have to do the right thing. And philosophy is our guide for that. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Apr-02)
922.thumbnailWhat are you going to do today to improve the human polis?
Marcus Aurelius articulates a series of if...then statements that argue that we are all members of a community of reasoners, and that reason dictates that we be helpful to such community. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Mar-30)
923.thumbnailGot a headache? Excellent opportunity to practice endurance!
Epictetus advises us to start practicing with small things. The next time you are sick, try not to curse or complain. You'll discover in you the power of endurance, and you'll be far less annoying to other people... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Mar-29)
924.thumbnailEpisode: 034 Andrea Pitts on Indigenous Resistance to Neoliberalism
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Andrea Pitts about neoliberalism, how it uniquely affects indigenous communities, projects of resistance, Latinx philosophy, and so much more. (@UnMutePodcast, 2018-May-14)
925.thumbnailPractical philosophy is not an oxymoron
Seneca tells Lucilius that philosophy is not just a way to amuse the mind, but an exercise to guide our actions and mould our souls. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Mar-28)
926.thumbnailThe universe is transformation, life is opinion
Marcus Aurelius here sounds like a Sophist, or a post-modern relativist. But he is a Stoic, so his message is a little more subtle than that. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Mar-27)
927.thumbnailUltimately, it is always your decision
Even when threatened with your life, says Epictetus, you are the one in charge, you make the decision to yield or not to yield. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support (@mpigliucci, 2018-Mar-26)
928.thumbnailNEO-REPUBLICANISM A conversation with Philip Pettit
NEO-REPUBLICANISM A conversation with Philip Pettit by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-05)
929.thumbnailThe freedom of the City
May 1968 was a watershed moment in political philosophy, and its ripple effect continues. We follow the long trajectory of May '68—from the universities and streets of Paris fifty years ago, via the work of pioneering feminist Luce Irigaray, all the way to the 'New Municipalism' that’s transforming the political and social landscapes of cities around the world today. (@RadioNational, 2018-May-13)
930.thumbnailPodcast: Elena Ferrante on Friendship and the Intellectual Life | Sacred & Profane Love
Download Episode 6: Elena Ferrante on Friendship and the Intellectual Life In Episode 6 of Sacred & Profane Love, Professor Jennifer A. Frey (University of South Carolina) has a conversation with Zena Hitz (St. John’s College) about friendship, the intellectual life, and the virtue of seriousness in Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels. This episode explores how … Continue re... (@jennfrey, 2018-May-04)
931.thumbnailEpisode 39 - Rachel Ankeny
On Episode 39, Nick chats with Rachel Ankeny, Professor at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, about her experience with the Great Books Program at St. John's College in Santa Fe, the formation of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP), the roles of models and cased-based reasoning in science, the importance of studying non-model organisms, her integrate... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Apr-27)
932.thumbnailGloria Origgi, “Reputation: What it is and Why it Matters” (Princeton UP, 2018)
We all put a great deal of care into protecting, managing, and monitoring our reputation. But the precise nature of a reputation is obscure. In one sense, reputation is merely hearsay, a popular perception that may or may not have any basis in fact. Yet we rely heavily on reputations... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Apr-02)
933.thumbnailEpisode 37, Religious Language (Part II – Thomas Aquinas and Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Get 20% How The Light Gets In Festival 2018 using the discount code “PANPSYCAST20” at the final checkout page! Visit: https://hay.htlgi.iai.tv/?utmsource=panpsycast. Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Broadly speaking, the term 'religious language' refers ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-May-06)
934.thumbnailThe Self and Survival
In ordinary life, it is usually not hard to know who you are and who you used to be. For a small group of children around the world, their knowledge seems to conflict with what modern science believes is possible. On this episode, we tell stories of unusual childhood memories to examine the nature of the self, and what needs to survive in order for a person to survive. We delve into the strange ph... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Mar-27)
935.thumbnailEpisode 38 - Alison Wylie
On Episode 38, Nick chats with Alison Wylie, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and future President of the Philosophy of Science Association, about her formative experiences working as an advocationalist archaeologist throughout Saskatchewan, Canada, her turn toward exploring the philosophical issues being hotly debated in archaeology, when and how contextual facto... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Apr-22)
936.thumbnailPodcast: “Eros and Ecstasy” | Sacred & Profane Love
Download Episode 5: Talbot Brewer on Eros and Ecstasy In Episode 5 of Sacred & Profane Love, Professor Jennifer A. Frey (University of South Carolina) discusses the erotic impulse and experience with Professor of philosophy Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia). This discussion explores how eros draws us out of ourselves into a kind of ecstatic … Continue reading Podcast: “Eros and E... (@jennfrey, 2018-Apr-29)
937.thumbnailATHEIST HYPOCRISY ON FEMINISM A conversation with Aron Ra
ATHEIST HYPOCRISY ON FEMINISM A conversation with Aron Ra by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-28)
938.thumbnailThe fate of the Common Good
The idea of the common good drove some of the most important social developments of the 20th century. Today, nations seem to be losing faith in the idea. (@RadioNational, 2018-May-06)
939.thumbnailEpisode 37, Religious Language (Part I – The Via Negativa)
Get 20% How The Light Gets In Festival 2018 using the discount code “PANPSYCAST20” at the final checkout page! Visit: https://hay.htlgi.iai.tv/?utmsource=panpsycast. Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Broadly speaking, the term 'religious language' refers ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Apr-29)
940.thumbnail#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely
Most people know that factory farms are unpleasant places. However, many don't realize the impact of factory farms on the people who live near them, including the degradation of the water, air, and even property values in nearby communities. Christine Ball-Blakely, lawyer and animal rights advocate, joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about factory farms and their disproportionate impact on communiti... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-May-02)
941.thumbnailEpisode 37 - Quayshawn Spencer
On Episode 37, Nick chats with Quayshawn Spencer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, about growing up with the unspoken norms of social segregation in Nashville, Tennessee, the philosophical question that compelled a change in his career ambitions from biochemist to philosopher of biology, how he set out to write a book on the non-biological reality of race b... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Apr-12)
942.thumbnailA GUARANTEED JOB A conversation with Richard D Winfield
A GUARANTEED JOB A conversation with Richard D Winfield by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-21)
943.thumbnail0G8: Autofac and Self-Replicating Systems
Podcast Delivery Contents: 1 mediocre Philip K. Dick adaptation by Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Philip-K-Dicks-Electric-Dreams/dp/B075NTXMN9 1 Brilliant Philip K. Dick short story that you need to read: https://archive.org/stream/galaxymagazine-1955-11/Galaxy_1955_11#page/n71/mode/2up 2 Philosophical readings on the risks of AI: https://nickbostrom.com/ethics/ai.html https://hackernoon.com... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-May-02)
944.thumbnailEpisode 36, The Daniel Dennett Interview (Part II - Philosophy of Mind)
Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need, including links to all of Daniel C. Dennett’s work, can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. In the words of A. C. Grayling, Professor "Daniel C. Dennett is perhaps the most distinguished philosopher in the world". In a 2013 study by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Apr-22)
945.thumbnailPodcast: “Fantasy, Romance, and Self-destruction in Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary” | Sacred & Profane Love
In Episode 4 of the podcast Sacred & Profane Love, Professor Jennifer A. Frey speaks with philosopher, poet, and literary critic, Troy Jollimore, about how romantic ideologies and illusions can destroy our ability to experience real and meaningful love–the sort of love that is a central part of a happy and meaningful life. We ground … Continue reading Podcast: “Fantasy, Roman... (@jennfrey, 2018-Apr-15)
946.thumbnailWho are you?
The question of exactly what constitutes identity is an old and much-contested one. Is personhood located in a community? A culture? A race? Or is it something singular and immanent, located somewhere in the deepest recesses of the individual? (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-29)
947.thumbnailUTILITARIANISM A conversation with Roger Crisp
UTILITARIANISM A conversation with Roger Crisp by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-14)
948.thumbnailEpisode 105: R. A. Briggs discusses epistemic decision theory
How do we tell what the best strategies for changing our beliefs on the basis of new evidence might be? (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Apr-20)
949.thumbnailPodcast: “Walt Whitman on hope and national character” | Sacred & Profane Love
In Episode 3 of the podcast Sacred & Profane Love, philosopher Jennifer A. Frey has a conversation with fellow philosopher Nancy Snow, about why she thinks we should be reading the poetry of Walt Whitman in our current political moment. We discuss Whitman’s, “Song of Myself” and “Democratic Vistas,” and how each of these … Continue reading Podcast: “W... (@jennfrey, 2018-Apr-06)
950.thumbnailEXECUTION, TORTURE, AND WAR A conversation with Cecile Fabre
EXECUTION, TORTURE, AND WAR A conversation with Cecile Fabre by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-07)
951.thumbnailEpisode 36, The Daniel Dennett Interview (Part I - Philosophy of Religion)
Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need, including links to all of Daniel C. Dennett’s work, can be found at www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. In the words of A. C. Grayling, Professor "Daniel C. Dennett is perhaps the most distinguished philosopher in the world". In a 2013 study by Gottlieb Duttweiler Inst... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Apr-15)
952.thumbnailV.2 CORRUPTION AND CITIZENSHIP A conversation with Zephyr Teachout (Better audio)
V.2 CORRUPTION AND CITIZENSHIP A conversation with Zephyr Teachout (Better audio) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-06)
953.thumbnailWITTGENSTEIN VS. RAWLS A conversation with Dr. Rupert Read
WITTGENSTEIN VS. RAWLS A conversation with Dr. Rupert Read by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Mar-31)
954.thumbnailThe beauty imperative
What does it mean when beauty moves from aesthetic choice to ethical ideal? The age-old belief that true beauty lies within is ever harder to sustain today. It was once sidelined as a 'women’s issue' but beauty is now taking its place as a subject for serious philosophical scrutiny. (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-22)
955.thumbnailSOCIAL JUSTICE WITHOUT CALLOUT CULTURE. A conversation with Kalaya'an Mendoza
SOCIAL JUSTICE WITHOUT CALLOUT CULTURE. A conversation with Kalaya'an Mendoza by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Mar-24)
956.thumbnail#24 Take Five: Aliens, Ted Nugent, and Celeb Politicians
Dustyn and Whitney examine five topics from the internet, some of which are hot takes...hence Take Five. It's a bad name and they know it. Topics include: aliens, Ted Nugent, and celebrities-as-politicians. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Apr-18)
957.thumbnailEpisode 35, Sexual Ethics (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Email RecoverMe: [email protected] Everything else you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Sexual ethics is the study of human sexuality and sexual behaviour. In a word, it seeks to understand and evaluate the moral conduct of relationships and sexual activities from a philosop... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Apr-08)
958.thumbnail0G7: Altered Carbon and the Mind/Body Problem
This week we're spinning up our stacks for some endless psychological torture. That's right, it's episode one of Altered Carbon and the Mind/Body problem. Weekly reading: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dualism/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to joi... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-18)
959.thumbnailEpisode 35, Sexual Ethics (Part III - Homosexuality)
Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Email RecoverMe: [email protected] Everything else you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Sexual ethics is the study of human sexuality and sexual behaviour. In a word, it seeks to understand and evaluate the moral conduct of relationships and sexual activities from a philosop... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Apr-01)
960.thumbnailEpisode 35, Sexual Ethics (Part II - Extramarital Sex)
Our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Email RecoverMe: [email protected] Everything else you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Sexual ethics is the study of human sexuality and sexual behaviour. In a word, it seeks to understand and evaluate the moral conduct of relationships and sexual activities from a philosop... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Mar-25)
961.thumbnailMartin Luther King: political philosopher
We don’t routinely think of political figures as philosophers, but when but comes to Martin Luther King maybe we should. King was a deep thinker with a remarkably coherent vision of the moral life and a bracing take on some of the fundamental questions of political philosophy. (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-15)
962.thumbnail#23 A Tech Utopia?
Will technology, and our tech leaders, bring about utopia? Or are their promises just another marketing gimmick? Can we trust the richest of the rich to look out for the rest of us? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Apr-04)
963.thumbnailThinking Out Loud
Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society aims to bring a leading international thinker to Western Sydney University annually to present a series of public lectures. This year Rosi Braidotti will present The Human in the Age of Technology and Climate Change. The idea of ‘human’ is undergoing rapid change. Some have termed this the age of the ‘post-human’, and it migh... (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-09)
964.thumbnailThe shadow of eugenics
Eugenics is a science that seems to belong back in the darkest days of the 20th century. But today, 'newgenics' has people worried, as reproductive technologies make it increasingly possible to filter out certain genetic disorders. How does this colour our notion of what constitutes a 'desirable' or 'undesirable' human subject? (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-08)
965.thumbnail#22 A Moral Document
"Budgets are moral documents," policymakers say. What does this mean? Should we evaluate our governmental, and personal, budgets ethically? Does the way we spend money reveal our true ethical commitments? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Mar-28)
966.thumbnail0G6: Arrival and Sapir-Whorf
Incoming Alien Language Translation: (Event-Podcast-Source Material-Arrival Film) (Idea-Topic-Sapir/Whorf-Language-Experience) (After Dark-Free Will-Sexy Timelessness) End of Translation. (This would have been much easier if Thomas would have just let me teach y'all Heptapod B) Weekly reading: http://web.mit.edu/allanmc/www/whorf.scienceandlinguistics.pdf Supplemental readings: https://www.smith... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-04)
967.thumbnailOh, the Humanities
We often hear that the academic Humanities and social sciences are in crisis—underfunded, out of touch with the job market, hamstrung by political correctness and moral relativism. So why study philosophy? And could a good dose of scientific method help to solve the problem—if indeed there is one? (@RadioNational, 2018-Apr-01)
968.thumbnailListener Qs #1
We wanted to say thank you for the overwhelming support, and to do that we've mixed in two things we think you will enjoy. Hearing us thank you each personally alternating with answering your in depth patron questions on episodes 1-5. For those we didn't get to yet, we will definitely do more of these so please keep posting your questions and help us find more patrons so we can do more bonus conte... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-28)
969.thumbnailThinking small
Understanding the human condition has been the province of many disciplines, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect microbiology to be among them. Think again! (@RadioNational, 2018-Mar-25)

Questions in Podcast Episode Descriptions

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

Where did ethics come from?
Should cultural or ethnic identity ever be a factor in immigration policy?
How good are we?
In a world where technology today is thought of in mechanistic terms - consumer items that simply appear in our lives and perform certain functions - is it time we rediscovered the techne behind its development?
Is everything meaningless, vain, and a chasing after the wind?
... Are humans just the same as animals?
... Are wise people no better off than fools?
... Will God judge us after we die, rewarding the good people and punishing the shit-heels?
... What if there is no afterlife and this is all we get?
Is this just a way of describing counterfactual situations?
Is there an "authentic" way to respond to persecution?
How can publishers and authors contribute to this process?
Without free will or agency is morality possible?
... What could we ever really say we know about morality, is such knowledge possible and how would we go about knowing it?
But why the need for such resourcefulness?
... What’s the problem?
Anyway, how does this film connect with the audience?
... But what does this connection do for our lives?
... What does it force us to examine?
How can we best understand the psychology of racism?
In Hamlet, Polonius said 'To thine own self be true', but what is the self, and what does it mean to be true to it, and why should you be true?
Should we consider philanthropy as mere ego expression for the wealthy, or is it genuinely altruistic behavior?
This is the exciting part so are you not excited!?
Should what gets said at universities - and who gets to say it - be regulated?
... And is the supposed "free speech crisis" just a front for the culture wars?
Know any virtuous billionaires, by chance?
Why is that?
Are the successive coping strategies to racism (including "anti-racist racism" and embrace of negritude) that Fanon describes necessary steps in a dialectic which should be encouraged, or would it be best to learn from his "mistakes" and jump right to the humanistic end-point?
Are the successive coping strategies to racism (including "anti-racist racism" and embrace of negritude) that Fanon describes necessary steps in a dialectic which should be encouraged, or would it be best to learn from his "mistakes" and jump right to the humanistic end-point?
What if you could sue someone for calling you a racial slur?
... Is the result a slippery slope to government tyranny, or a more harmonious society?
What movies of the past year challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?
What was the sexuality of the historical Jesus?
... Did he have romantic partners?
... What did Jesus and Paul teach about teach about the desirability or permissibility of sex, what where their views on the family, and how should all of that impact how we live today?
But how does it look look today, especially in an age where the unfolding environmental crisis calls for something more than radical humanism?
How does growing up in a racist society mess people up?
So today, I examine the question we all attempt to contemplate, what is the meaning of life?
But is it possible to have obligations to people who are not yet born?
Why do we love theories that divide complex phenomena into just two categories?
... Is there any evidence to back up these theories?
... Are we distorting our understanding of the mind and morality?
... And what we can do to get out of this mess?
Fukuyama recommends a "creedal national identity" as a solution for tribalism; does this work?
... Is this "demand for recognition" that he describes foundational for the act of making an ethical claim?
... For self-consciousness itself?
... How does ideology prejudice the sort of theorizing that Fukuyama engages in?
How much do you really want something?
... Is it worth the price?
... Who decides you want it anyway?
How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free?
How do ideologies deal with huge system shocks like these?
... What is the role of elites in ideological creation and consumption?
is it so crazy to plug into the Matrix?
Does A = A or not!?
... Or is it just approximate?
Was he the first multimedia journalist?
What motivates people?
How and why were they made?
What makes self-sacrifice to any degree even possible, given that self-interested behavior is the default?
Are you talkin' to me?
... This week the Dawdlers contemplate asymmetrical power dynamics regarding behavioral modification; from parent/child to peace officer/citizen, how do we feel about and deal with exertions of Authority?
But is envy always a bad thing?
... Is it simply a petty emotion we should try to avoid, or could envy help us understand ourselves more?
How 'bout another Short!?
comedy or tragedy?
Is he consumed with guilt over his treatment of Liza?
What would a purely therapeutic philosophy consist of?
... Does philosophy as pursuit of pleasure mean that you eschew political action or other substantial goals?
Have I missed things?
Can we carve out true friendships separate from the forms of oppression that surround us?
Is religious language incompatible with democratic politics, as philosopher Richard Rorty believed?
Are there inherent limits to the behavioral capacities of artifacts?
... How would that differ from human bodies?
... Are not both arrangements of universe, of "stuff"?
... Why would one substrate permit abilities inaccessible to others?
Continuing on Johann Gottfried von Herder's “The Causes of Sunken Taste among the Different Peoples in Whom It Once Blossomed” (1775), then moving to “On the Influence of the Belles Lettres on the Higher Sciences” (1781), “Does Painting or Music Have a Greater Effect?
Does the Big Bang Theory misrepresent nerd culture?
Surely he is wrong?
What's this?
... Is it possible?
... Tell me, are everyone's favorite childhood movies still sitting in the window at the butchers?
Who has the arguments to back up absolute impossibility claims?
What were its origins and what was is reacting against?
did they make up a “third gender”?
On Johann Gottfried von Herder's “The Causes of Sunken Taste among the Different Peoples in Whom It Once Blossomed” (1775), “On the Influence of the Belles Lettres on the Higher Sciences” (1781), “Does Painting or Music Have a Greater Effect?
In What's Left of Human Nature?
So what happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?
So what happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?
Was 0G39 a little too short for you?
... Did you feel ultimately unfilled after listening to it?
... Already feeling them?
Ever try and prank someone but it back fires and they just go about their business as if they were not even remotely aware of what just didn’t happen?
Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?
Should we want Islamists to become liberals for instance?
Or is it the hope of freedom that fuels acts of violence?
... Whence progress?
Why does this movie seem to gain stature among critics and academics every year?
... Is this a really a exploration of Hitchcock's own obsessions and sexual repression?
... Is it a story about filmmaking and celebrity?
... Or is it just a twisty noir thriller about a man who has no job and can't kiss to save his life?
Imagine if you could clean up any part of your memories, would you?
... Are there any days in the past few years, perhaps, that you might wish to remember differently?
... Would you worry that changing the memory would result in a different you?
... Would you worry it was wrong to trade a real memory for a fake one?
Ya like how last week we did death?
... Can a Dawdler catch a break?
... What's that?
... Is that what we are basically known for?
And if it is, then shouldn't you pursue it above all else?
Is it always good to be trustworthy?
... Can trustworthiness come into conflict with other values, such as generosity?
How does the world work?
... What are the basic building blocks of the universe?
... How could these give rise to minds?
Are there really "sociological facts" distinct from mere generalizations about psychological facts?
Are our lives predetermined just like films, tv shows, and video games?
Stoicism is a practical philosophy, but how does that work, exactly?
What does it mean to have good character?
... What are, if any, the meta ethical foundations of this?
... Why should we develop character, and what are the factors that determines if people exhibit positive character traits in any given situation?
The topic?
What is choices role in Harry Potter?
... What does it mean to accept or deny death?
... What role does our understanding of death play in our understanding of love?
... Why does this matter?
... What is the contrast between Voldemort and Harry in relation to death?
... What does the Harry Potter series ultimately say about love and death?
Does the idea even make sense?
... What might happen if we succeeded?
... What's your take?
what are you going to do between now and then?
Happy birthday to us, eh?
Is suicide ever morally permissible?
... If it's a symptom of mental illness rather than a chosen behavior, is it even appropriate to morally evaluate it?
But what exactly is Foucault's philosophy of power?
What if I were to tell you that everything you know is wrong?
Are killers gonna kill?
... Haters gonna hate?
... Chefs gonna cook?
Scientists propose theories to explain data, but when two scientific theories can both explain the same data, what criteria do scientists use to choose between them?
... And given that even very popular scientific theories can turn out to be wrong, how are the criteria for theory choice related to truth?
When is fiction more important that fact?
Should we acquire good karma or behave "beyond good and evil"?
... How can everything be Krishna while Krishna is also the an element of virtue we're supposed to pursue?
... How does this compare with Stoicism?
What is the best way forward for a group of people fairly recently freed from slavery?
But what is its purpose?
... This question inevitably brings up, is the entire film in the mind of Cobb?
... If true, does this destroy the meaning of the film?
... What is the meaning of the film?
What does it mean to leave a legacy and how can we practice being better people starting today?
Do you hear that?
In a world explained by science with 'nothing spooky' going on, how, and why, would morality emerge?
What is it to live wisely?
... What grounds duty?
Could this spell doom for e-categoricalism?
When individuals and communities today still suffer the consequences of past wrongs – slavery, dispossession, invasion, the theft of land and resources – what exactly is owed to them, and who should pay?
How important is it in political life?
Is Rick destined to be miserable because of his intelligence?
... Can being smart make you miserable?
... Is this question a matter of nature or nurture?
... What does being intelligent have to do with being creative?
... Is any of this an excuse for Rick's bad behavior?
Are we too repressed?
Does Lovecraft's presentation of nameless terror capture (or improve upon) what Kristeva means by "abjection"?
How much affection should we give to our brain children?
How much affection should we give to our brain children?
Is fear such a bad thing?
Is the film providing commentary on postmodernism?
... Or is it a more Stoic take on life?
... What is the philosophy of The Dude?
... Should we be more like The Dude?
But why do we care so much about reputation?
... Is it rational for us to rely on reputation so heavily in our day-to-day lives?
Are fiestas an answer to combating loneliness?
Can nostalgia help us be happier?
What is the object of fear?
What role should race play in how we think of ourselves as Americans?
Why do we treat the immorality of politicians, military leaders, and others in power differently than the immorality of individuals?
How could they?
You can overdo most things, but can you overdo democracy?
Does taking a cruise count as traveling?
... What does consciousness have to do with social media?
... What knowledge is needed to discuss philosophy?
... What is luck?
... Which books have had the biggest impact?
- What is this group?
... - What unites them?
... - What makes them intellectual?
... - What makes them dark?
• Do we always have a duty to vote?
Is philosophy more about questions than answers?
What is horror?
Can his directives really come solely "from reason" as he claims?
... How does this interact with the behaviors that we pursue "by nature," i.e., without conscious deliberation required?
There was me, that is Tamler, and my droog, that is David, and we sat in our living rooms on Skype trying to make up our rassoodocks what Stanley Kubrick's a Clockwork Orange was really about?
... Free will?
... Punishment?
... Yeah but what about punishment?
... And what about the old ultraviolence - can it still shock us in the modern age?
The replication crisis has rocked the world of academic physiology but how far do its implications go?
00:04:50 – Science?
00:04:50 – Science?
This makes them potentially useful as a classroom learning tool — but what about all that violence?
What's this mindset all about?
... Is Stocism helpful?
... What are the shortcomings of Stoicism?
... Who is embracing this type of thinking?
... Is this way of thanking being transferred into our political discourse?
Why is that?
How does Rick think?
... How does Rick view the world?
... Should we think like Rick?
... What is First Principles thinking?
... Should we take things literally?
by kicking and screming, or as a test of our virtue of temperance?
Are we becoming incapable of respecting other people's opinions?
What does Stoicism look like in practice, in both ancient and modern contexts?
How's your Confucianism?
But what does it mean?
... Is it coherent?
... Can we ever actually be post-truth?
... If so, are we now?
Should we kill one person to save many?
Will this conversation enlighten you?
... Who knows?
How does a place become a “brand” and how does one get to the essence of a destination?
How can we best help other people?
Do you smell that?
Do you smell that?
So what exactly is existentialism?
Can we learn to be moral?
... How do we learn to be moral?
Us dawdlers?
Us dawdlers?
What happens when doctors and ethicists get together – particularly when the patient under discussion is a young child?
... And how can philosophy help?
What does it mean to be informed?
... How informed should we expect a president to be?
... Is there nonpartisan agreement over the value of educating oneself on issues?
How can we make sense of this?
What up my squanches?
Is their relationship healthy?
... Should you get your memories zapped to forget pain?
... Is there relationship predetermined?
... How does the Experience Machine relate to the film?
... What's the utilitarian perspective for the film?
... Under what circumstance, if any, would be justified in erasing our memories?
What is democratic equality, and can a Rawlsian/liberal/neutral-with-regard-to-defining-the-good state consistently advocate for this ideal?
Is living forever a good thing?
... Could we maintain our values and personal attachments throughout eternity?
... Would we be motivated to accomplish anything?
... Can we make sense of a human life that doesn't have a fixed endpoint?
How do you articulate African philosophy in a Western academic environment?
... And what gets lost in the project of “translating” the former into the categories of the latter?
What would happen if we took this seriously, in our everyday life?
Why, then, do we engage in sarcasm against people who disagree with us?
Should the amount of respect that a worker gets be proportional to his or her market value?
Should we view this inevitability with hope or with despair?
What does it mean to be creative?
Tamler wades into a Twitter controversy about Serena Williams - could this be his fast-track pass into the IDW?
... And since we're talking about that, why not throw in a discussion of Louis CK's surprise set at the Comedy Cellar?
What is a government?
Is there a way to bridge this gap?
You know what time binding is?
... No?
You know what time binding is?
... No?
“To err is human, to forgive divine” – a popular notion, but what are we really doing when we forgive?
... Operating at the highest level of human sensibility?
... Or denying the wrongdoer an opportunity for valuable self-reflection?
This episode focuses on raising the question, is Handmaid's Tale anti-religion?
... Would society be better off without religion?
... Would lack of religion make these events less likely?
... Could something like this actually happen?
... What is the religion?
... Do the positives outweigh the negatives of religion?
Are there forms for all adjectives?
... Does the form of a property itself have that property?
... How do Forms connect with particulars?
... How can we mortals have any connection to heavenly Forms anyway?
How would you answer the question of whether pleasure is a good thing, something to be proud of?
Summer is here – what philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues do you want to read up on?
How should we understand disability?
What happens when your dream career is no longer the dream?
... How much of what we do is who we are?
Time to revise our priorities about where our food comes from?
What do you think of yourself as?
... A musician?
... A mother?
... A political organizer?
Why does she play such an important role in Stoic philosophy?
Does morality have a role to play in economics?
But if we do, where does that leave us?
... What would our relationships look like outside of the institution of monogamy?
Are properties real things in the world, or just in the mind?
... What's the deal?
What's a good attitude toward praise, then?
How should we act when we’re not sure which moral theory is the right one?
... Can we formulate a guide for behavior, modeled on decision theory, that maximizes expected moral value?
What is there to fear in artificial intelligence?
... How does this shed light on what it means to be fully human?
But how could we as individuals be asking these questions then?
... Does his "Way of Seeming" work to explain the appearances, as opposed to reality?
What did he mean?
How can changing the narrative of shame around women's bodies change the way society impact the identities of all people?
What can a Catholic Saint teach us about contemplation and grace?
... What is the correlation between illiteracy and crime?
... Will women ever get the credit they deserve?
How do we reconcile his actions with his Stoicism?
Is being a sports fan irrational?
... Does it lead to more suffering than happiness?
... But does the study really capture the benefits of being fans?
... More generally, does science have the tools to truly measure the costs and benefits of rooting for your favorite teams?
What does it mean to participate in civic engagement?
... Why are public discussions of opposing views so important?
Can computers “understand”?
Can computers “understand”?
Why?
Why?
What can impermanence teach us about love?
... Can breakups lead to break throughs?
Does neo-liberalism continue the values of classical liberalism?
Moreover, it is no different from the aeons before we were born, and we don't regret those, do we?
But what if rather than shrinking the market, the answer lies in expanding the market?
So that being the case, how can we argue for fixed moral standards to which everyone should sign up?
... And how should we introduce kids to this vexed field of inquiry?
What is truth?
What made him put down the white hat and put on the black?
... Is he living in bad faith?
... Is he trying to free the host because of justice or the new world of possibilities their freedom can open for HIM?
David and Tamler go deep into Borges’ labyrinth to discuss the fascinating, multi-dimensional story “The Garden of Forking Paths.” What is the underlying reality of this story?
... What demands does Borges make of his readers?
... What is Borges telling us about time, freedom, war, and art?
... Is the story itself a maze for readers to wander and lose their way?
What effect did Spinoza have on Enlightenment thinkers?
What renders some item or event humorous?
... Are funny jokes objectively so?
How can philosophy help us navigate social anxiety?
Should philosophy be the attempt to articulate truth?
Is it idolatry to venerate an icon of a saint, or of Christ?
Hard to believe, right?
How can we find meaning in a meaningless world?
Would your life have meaning anymore?
... Would anyone’s?
Does Ford think consciousness exists?
... Is the self an illusion?
... Which philosophers share a similar perspective as Ford?
Is truth a property of particular speech acts, or of the propositions expressed through speech acts?
... Does truth mean correspondence with the facts, or does the word "fact" make this definition totally uninformative?
What can Plato teach us about making resolutions?
What can Seneca and the Stoics teach us about sticking to our resolutions?
How many books would this library contain?
... Would some of the books justify our lives (if we could find them)?
... Can we know whether a book is deeply meaningful or deeply misleading?
How do we balance the conflicting demands of such diverse roles in life?
Can we successfully explain the plot of Dune, and thereby avoid the podcast jihad?
... How many side characters with weird makeup choices do we have to cover before we can actually get to the philosophy?
Do people of opposing political parties believe in different facts?
Have you reflected on what is good for you, and why?
What was Tarski really doing?
... What are the implications of his project?
... Does it even make sense to define "truth," and what should a definition look like?
After all, if we can't practice virtue with our brothers, sisters, and parents, with whom can we practice it?
But what if care were thought of as the bedrock of morality?
... While we know that more care work is performed by women, would a care-based approach to ethics be feminist, or merely feminine?
Also, does anyone get a Brigadoon vibe from the planet in this episode?
What is truth?
... So how does that apply to real languages?
Why do we work?
What are the different dimensions of personality that distinguish one person from another?
... How many dimensions are there - do the Big Five capture all of them?
... Do we share some of these differences with other species?
... Why don't personality psychologists include moral character traits?
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?
What's the practical application of a liberal education?
... Is it really liberating or indoctrinating?
Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it?
And who wants to be a slave, right?
How does all this work?
Do host have a different level of consciousness than humans?
... Do the host have to prove their consciousness or do humans have to prove the host don't?
... What are the moral implications of the host having consciousness?
... How does this relate back to the broader question of personhood?
What constitutes a liberal education?
Given this, can there ever be humility when it comes to religious faith?
But should we really be happy to hear that news?
... What are the philosophical implications of the possibility of extraterrestrial life?
1) What is hypocrisy?
... 2) Why are accusations of hypocrisy so appealing?
Does Bloom's vision require aristocracy, or can a Great Books education be available for all?
Musonius Rufus rather sarcastically reminds us that being bad requires just as much work as being good, so why not choose the latter instead?
Do these violent delights really have violent ends?
... Does the park show you who you really are, or does it shape who you become?
... Is there any way we can use artificial entities to help humans be better, or is it doomed to make us worse?
Are African Americans owed reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors?
Are these questions as relevant now as they were 200 years ago?
... What insights, if any, should today’s technologists and disrupters glean from Shelley's story?
What's your favorite movie?
... Did you watch that season finale last night?
... But what if pop culture was actually more pernicious than we ordinarily think?
... Could it be systematically deceiving us—eroding our ability to think for ourselves and fight for change?
What is the role of the university in our democracy?
if we didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did we learn them for?
Buddhism teaches that the self is an illusion—so what do we do with self-conscious emotions like guilt and shame, which can put useful brakes on ethical misconduct?
... If there’s no self to be ashamed of, how should we understand the emotion?
What is implicit bias anyway?
... Does it have to be linked to behavior in order to truly count as a "bias"?
... Has the IAT been overhyped as a reflection of individual or group prejudice?
... And why is the debate on this topic so depressing?
What does it mean to say that we grasp the world through a conceptual scheme?
... Are schemes different between cultures or even individuals, such that we can't really understand each other?
Meanwhile, how about taking care of those we know here and now?
- What should we make of the difference between 'immoral' and 'illegal'?
... - What does it mean to live in a secular democracy?
Do you ever get the feeling that life is meaningless?
Can a work be both allegorical and yet have fully fleshed out characters and the other elements that make a film feel real?
If that's the case, he says, how is it that you reliably go to the thermal baths when you want to relax, and to the mill when you want bread?
How much would you pay for porn?
... Should we be stereotyping zoophiles?
So what's sort of life you want to live, and have you started already?
What could it mean to say that a text, once written, speaks itself?
What is it?
... What should it be?
... And what should we make of the attitude many ‘private’ philosophers take towards it?
So let's work on that, shall we?
Why have we rejected honor in favor of dignity?
... What are the costs and benefits of doing that?
... How do people "find themselves" in an industrialized anonymous society?
When it comes to moral values though, diverse perspectives can make us uncomfortable—so how do we manage it, and how can we do better?
Kant famously asked the question, how is knowledge possible?
Is the world in a better state than it seems?
... If so, why does it feel so bad?
Is Lysistrata's victory properly described as the ascension of some kind of "feminine spirit" over warlike values, and how does that actually relate to women's struggles now to attain positions of power?
When relationships go bad is it better to believe they never happened?
... What is the nature of memory, how is it constructed, and is it possible to zap them out existence with an Apple IIe?
How might the same sentence or idea be used in different speech acts, some of which might be legitimately censured but others not?
Have our desires for the wrong things decreased?
... Are we focusing on what is truly important?
What are the legitimate limits on free speech?
The primitivist ideal exerts a seductive pull in tech-obsessed contemporary western society, but is the ideal based on a highly questionable set of philosophical assumptions?
How to live it, then?
Given the value of journalism and news media to our lives and our society, is there an ethical obligation that falls on us to support them in return?
Why are we always attracted to people who mock us, resist our advances, and play hard to get?
What about you?
Why are we so bad at predicting what will make us happy?
Is personhood located in a community?
... A culture?
... A race?
... Or is it something singular and immanent, located somewhere in the deepest recesses of the individual?
How do we tell what the best strategies for changing our beliefs on the basis of new evidence might be?
What does it mean when beauty moves from aesthetic choice to ethical ideal?
Will technology, and our tech leaders, bring about utopia?
... Or are their promises just another marketing gimmick?
... Can we trust the richest of the rich to look out for the rest of us?
How does this colour our notion of what constitutes a 'desirable' or 'undesirable' human subject?
What does this mean?
... Should we evaluate our governmental, and personal, budgets ethically?
... Does the way we spend money reveal our true ethical commitments?
So why study philosophy?
... And could a good dose of scientific method help to solve the problem—if indeed there is one?