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Philosophy Podcasts (Ranked)

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

Updated: 2018-Aug-21 14:03 UTC. Listed episodes: 570. Hide descriptions. Rank is based on episode age and recent retweets of podcast's indicated Twitter feed. Switch to chronological view. Search. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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1.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)
2.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)
3.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)
4.thumbnailEpisode #121 ... Michel Foucault pt. 1
Today we begin talking about the work of Michel Foucault. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Aug-15)
5.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)
6.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)
7.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)
8.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)
9.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)
10.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)
11.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)
12.thumbnailBonus Episode - Glenn Adamson on Material Intelligence
Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Aug-11)
13.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)
14.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)
15.thumbnailCOLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT A conversation with Tamler Sommers
COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT A conversation with Tamler Sommers by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-18)
16.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)
17.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)
18.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)
19.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)
20.thumbnailEpisode #120 ... Logical Positivism
Today we talk about Logical Positivism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jul-27)
21.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)
22.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)
23.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)
24.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)
25.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)
26.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)
27.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)
28.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)
29.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)
30.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)
31.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)
32.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text #2: Is There Such a Thing as a War Story? Time and Trauma in Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" (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)
33.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)
34.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)
35.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)
36.thumbnailEARLY AMERICAN RELIGION A conversation with Teresa Bejan
EARLY AMERICAN RELIGION A conversation with Teresa Bejan by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Aug-04)
37.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)
38.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)
39.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)
40.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)
41.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)
42.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)
43.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)
44.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)
45.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)
46.thumbnailSacred Places and Traditions
What is so sacred that it deserves special protection? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Aug-11)
47.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)
48.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)
49.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)
50.thumbnailResistance to Change
Change can disturb our peaceful existence - are we right to resist it? With Quassim Cassam. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Aug-10)
51.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)
52.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)
53.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)
54.thumbnailRationally Speaking #214 - Anthony Aguirre on "Predicting the future of science and tech, with Metaculus"
This episode features physicist Anthony Aguirre discussing Metaculus, the site he created to crowd-source accurate predictions about science and technology. For example, will SpaceX land on Mars by 2030? (@Rspodcast, 2018-Aug-06)
55.thumbnailNEM#79: Prateek Kuhad's Bi-Lingual Love Songs
Prateek was named artist of the year for 2016 by MTV India and has been releasing tasteful, lyrics-focused songs about relationships in English and Hindi since 2011. We focus on his 2015 album Tokens and Charms: "Go," "Oh Love," and "Flames," plus the 2017 single "Tum Jab Pas," and the title track from his brand new EP cold/mess. Intro/Outro: "Raat Raazi" (2013). For more, visit prateekkuhad.com. ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Aug-05)
56.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)
57.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)
58.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)
59.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)
60.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)
61.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)
62.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)
63.thumbnailHow neo-liberalism has twisted liberalism
Does neo-liberalism continue the values of classical liberalism? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Aug-02)
64.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," ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jul-31)
65.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)
66.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)
67.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)
68.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)
69.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)
70.thumbnailEpisode #119 ... Derrida and Words
Today we begin our discussion on the work of Jacques Derrida. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jun-25)
71.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)
72.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)
73.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)
74.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)
75.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)
76.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)
77.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)
78.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)
79.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-Jun-29)
80.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)
81.thumbnailS1 Ep 19 Review and Recap
S1 Ep 19 Review and Recap by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jul-07)
82.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)
83.thumbnailRationally Speaking #213 - Dean Simonton on "The causes of scientific and artistic genius"
This episode features Professor Dean Simonton, who has spent his life quantitatively studying geniuses, from Einstein to Mozart. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jul-22)
84.thumbnailBonus Discussion: Wes Interprets Shakespeare's "Tempest" (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)
85.thumbnailBonus: (sub)Text #1: Poesis as Revenge Forsaken in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” (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)
86.thumbnailBonus: Sub-Text #1: Poesis as Revenge Forsaken in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” (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)
87.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)
88.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)
89.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)
90.thumbnailEp 66 - 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)
91.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)
92.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)
93.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)
94.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)
95.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)
96.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)
97.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)
98.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)
99.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)
100.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)
101.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)
102.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)
103.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)
104.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)
105.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)
106.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)
107.thumbnailRationally Speaking #212 - Ed Boyden on "How to invent game-changing technologies"
This episode features neuroscientist Ed Boyden discussing two inventions of his that have revolutionized neuroscience: optogenetics and expansion microscopy. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jul-09)
108.thumbnailNEM#77: Shawn Phillips: Uncategorizable from Texas
Shawn started as a '60s folk singer, went to England to cavort with the greats of classic rock, and emerged in the '70s with ten albums of eclectic, progressive music with shamanic lyrics delivered with a twang. We discuss "Woman" from Second Contribution (1971), "A Christmas Song" from Faces (1972) and "Mr. President" from Furthermore (1974), then play two songs from his new album, Continuance: ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jul-08)
109.thumbnailBLACK ATHEISM A conversation with Mandisa Thomas
BLACK ATHEISM A conversation with Mandisa Thomas by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-23)
110.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)
111.thumbnailRationally Speaking #212 - Ed Boyden on “How to invent game-changing technologies”
This episode features neuroscientist Ed Boyden discussing two inventions of his that have revolutionized neuroscience: optogenetics and expansion microscopy. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jul-08)
112.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)
113.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)
114.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)
115.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)
116.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)
117.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)
118.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)
119.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)
120.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)
121.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)
122.thumbnailPOSTMODERN CHRISTIANITY A conversation with Dale Martin (3)
POSTMODERN CHRISTIANITY A conversation with Dale Martin (3) by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Jun-16)
123.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)
124.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)
125.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)
126.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)
127.thumbnailEpisode #118 ... A Basic Look At Post-Modernism
Today we begin a lengthy conversation on the critiques of Post-modernism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-May-21)
128.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)
129.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)
130.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)
131.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 polyamory, cheating, and open relationships. There is a discussion of cheating with a sexy PhD dissertation. Justin introduces his claims through the J. Cole's video for "Kevin's Hart" (https://www.youtube.com/w... (@thevimblog, 2018-Jun-20)
132.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)
133.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)
134.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)
135.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)
136.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)
137.thumbnailRationally Speaking #211 - Sabine Hossenfelder on "The case against beauty in physics"
This episode features physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, author of Lost in Math, arguing that fundamental physics is too enamored of "beauty" as a criterion for evaluating theories of how the universe works. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jun-25)
138.thumbnailNEM#76: Phil Manzanera's Impossible Guitar
Phil was a core member of Roxy Music through the '70s and early '80s, has released 10+ solo albums since 1975 and many collaborations—appearing on around 80 albums in total—with an experimental yet tasteful guitar that's sometimes mistaken for a keyboard or something else. We discuss "No Church in the Wild" from The Sound of Blue (2015), which is a cover of the song by Jay Z and Kanye West bas... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-24)
139.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)
140.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)
141.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)
142.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 ... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jun-21)
143.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)
144.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)
145.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)
146.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... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jun-17)
147.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)
148.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)
149.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)
150.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)
151.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)
152.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)
153.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)
154.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)
155.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)
156.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)
157.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)
158.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)
159.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)
160.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)
161.thumbnailASK ME ANYTHING Q&A with the host
ASK ME ANYTHING Q&A with the host by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-26)
162.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)
163.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)
164.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)
165.thumbnailRationally Speaking #210 - Stuart Ritchie on "Conceptual objections to IQ testing"
This episode features Stuart Ritchie, intelligence researcher and author of the book "Intelligence: All That Matters." Stuart responds to some of the most common conceptual objections to the science of IQ testing. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jun-11)
166.thumbnailNEM#75: Nick Saloman (The Bevis Frond): Indie Every Day!
Nick has released 22 albums as The Bevis Frond since 1986, alternating jangle-pop with psychedelia and power-guitar rock… pretty much anything '60s-flavored. We discuss "Longships" from Example 22 (2015), "Opthalmic Microdots" from White Numbers (2013), and "Coming Round" from London Stone (1992). We conclude by listening to "Portobello Man" from Valedictory Songs (2000). Intro: “He’d Be a D... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jun-08)
167.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)
168.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)
169.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)
170.thumbnailMORAL UNCERTAINTY A conversation with Professor Will MacAskill
MORAL UNCERTAINTY A conversation with Professor Will MacAskill by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-19)
171.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)
172.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)
173.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)
174.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)
175.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)
176.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... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-May-31)
177.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)
178.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)
179.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)
180.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)
181.thumbnailGAY LIBERATION A conversation with Peter Tatchell
GAY LIBERATION A conversation with Peter Tatchell by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-12)
182.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)
183.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)
184.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)
185.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)
186.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)
187.thumbnailRationally Speaking #209 - Christopher Chabris on "Collective intelligence & the ethics of A/B tests"
This episode features cognitive psychologist Christopher Chabris discussing his research on "collective intelligence" and why people get so upset at companies like Facebook and OKCupid for doing experiments on their users, and whether that's fair. (@Rspodcast, 2018-May-28)
188.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)
189.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)
190.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)
191.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)
192.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)
193.thumbnailNEO-REPUBLICANISM A conversation with Philip Pettit
NEO-REPUBLICANISM A conversation with Philip Pettit by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-May-05)
194.thumbnailSarah Fine on the Right to Exclude
Do states have a moral right to exclude people from their territory? It might seem obvious that states do have such a right, but Sarah Fine questions this in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examining Ethics on iTunes o... (@philosophybites, 2018-Feb-14)
195.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)
196.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)
197.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)
198.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)
199.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)
200.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)
201.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)
202.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)
203.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)
204.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)
205.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)
206.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)
207.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)
208.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. (@myishacherry, 2018-May-14)
209.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 cent... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-May-11)
210.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)
211.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)
212.thumbnailRationally Speaking #208 - Annie Duke on "Thinking in bets"
This episode features Annie Duke, former pro poker player and author of the book Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Julia and Annie debate why people tend to ignore the role of luck in their decisions. (@Rspodcast, 2018-May-13)
213.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)
214.thumbnailAfricana Philosophy Announcement
New paperbacks and a new series! (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Apr-06)
215.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)
216.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)
217.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)
218.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)
219.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)
220.thumbnailEpisode 35, Sexual Ethics (Part I - Premarital 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-18)
221.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)
222.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)
223.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)
224.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)
225.thumbnailEpisode #116 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 1
Today we begin talking about the initial projects of structuralism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Mar-18)
226.thumbnailEpisode #117 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 2
Today we continue to talk about the projects of Structuralism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Mar-18)
227.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)
228.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)
229.thumbnailUTILITARIANISM A conversation with Roger Crisp
UTILITARIANISM A conversation with Roger Crisp by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Apr-14)
230.thumbnailEric Schwitzgebel on Scepticism
How do I know I'm not dreaming? This sort of question has puzzled philosophers for thousands of years. Eric Schwitzgebel discusses scepticism and its history with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examin... (@philosophybites, 2018-Jan-11)
231.thumbnailEpisode 34, The Peter Singer Interview (Part II)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! That’s www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. Professor Singer is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values a... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Mar-11)
232.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)
233.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)
234.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)
235.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)
236.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)
237.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)
238.thumbnailRationally Speaking #207 - Alison Gopnik on "The wrong way to think about parenting, plus the downsides of modernity"
Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik explains why modern parenting is too goal-oriented. Alison and Julia discuss whether anything parents do matters, whether kids should go to school, and how kids learn discipline if you don't force them to do things. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Apr-30)
239.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)
240.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)
241.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)
242.thumbnailEpisode 34, The Peter Singer Interview (Part I)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! That’s www.patreon.com/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. Professor Singer is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values a... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Mar-04)
243.thumbnailHPI 62 - Kit Patrick on Philosophy and Indian History
The host of the History of India podcast joins us for the final episode on India. Coming next: Africana philosophy! (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-18)
244.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 contex... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Apr-22)
245.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)
246.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)
247.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)
248.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)
249.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)
250.thumbnailTocqueville: Democracy in America
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) and his examination of the American democratic system. He wrote De La Démocratie en Amérique in two parts, published in 1835 and 1840, when France was ruled by the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe. Tocqueville was interested in how aspects of American democracy, in the age of President Andrew Jackson, could be applied to Europe as ... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Mar-22)
251.thumbnailEpisode 33, Yujin Nagasawa and 'The Problem of Evil for Atheists' (Part II)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support - www.patreon.com/panpsycast! Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. For more Information on Yujin Nagasawa, please visit: www.yujinnagasawa.co.uk. Yujin’s latest book: Yujin Nagasawa, Miracles: A Very Short Introduction - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miracles-Very-Shor... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-25)
252.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)
253.thumbnailHoP 297 - The Prague Spring - Scholasticism Across Europe
New ideas and and new universities in Italy and greater Germany including Vienna and Prague, where Jan Hus carries on the radical ideas of Wyclif. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-11)
254.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)
255.thumbnailIs Life Without Meaning?
Do you ever get the feeling that life is meaningless? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Apr-17)
256.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)
257.thumbnailPhilosophy for children: the why and the how
Children are natural philosophers — so why don’t we routinely teach them how to do philosophy? Some issues around that debate were aired at a recent public panel hosted by the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. (@RadioNational, 2018-Mar-18)
258.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)
259.thumbnail452: How to Humbly Disagree
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/how-humbly-disagree. People like to argue, especially Philosophy Talk listeners! But no matter how hard we try to resolve disputes through rational discourse, sometimes we may still disagree about important issues. One response to this predicament is simply to agree to disagree. But should the mere fact of disagreement lower our confidence in our v... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Mar-12)
260.thumbnailPhilip Pettit on Robustly Demanding Goods
What is a robustly demanding good, and what has that got to do with friendship and love? Find out in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast in which Nigel Warburton interviews Princeton Professor Philip Pettit about this topic. (@philosophybites, 2017-Dec-10)
261.thumbnailEpisode 33, Yujin Nagasawa and 'The Problem of Evil for Atheists' (Part I)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support - www.patreon.com/panpsycast! Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. For more Information on Yujin Nagasawa, please visit: www.yujinnagasawa.co.uk. Yujin’s latest book: Yujin Nagasawa, Miracles: A Very Short Introduction - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miracles-Very-Shor... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-18)
262.thumbnailEp60 - Existentialism and Romantic Love
In this sixtieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, the first that aired in 2018, we interview Dr. Skye Cleary on “Existentialism and Romantic Love,” the theme and title of her 2015 book. Dr. Cleary not only has her PhD in philosophy, but also a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She teaches at Columbia University, Barnard College, and The City College of ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Mar-10)
263.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)
264.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... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Apr-12)
265.thumbnailAugustine's Confessions
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss St Augustine of Hippo's account of his conversion to Christianity and his life up to that point. Written c397AD, it has many elements of autobiography with his scrutiny of his earlier life, his long relationship with a concubine, his theft of pears as a child, his work as an orator and his embrace of other philosophies and Manichaeism. Significantly for the developm... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Mar-15)
266.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)
267.thumbnailRationally Speaking #206 - Kal Turnbull on "Change My View"
Julia and Kal Turnbull discuss the culture of the subreddit Change My View, what makes it such an oasis for reasonable discussion on the Internet, and what we've learned about what motivates people to change their minds or not. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Apr-15)
268.thumbnailHPI 61 - What Happened Next - Indian Philosophy After Dignaga
A whirlwind tour of developments in Indian philosophy after Dignāga and a few words about the contemporary relevance of the tradition. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-04)
269.thumbnailSteve Fuller on post-truth
For many of us, 'post-truth' means a culture where appeals to prejudice and emotion trump rational policy discussion. But for Steve Fuller, post-truth is just a by-product of the institutionalisation of knowledge—including scientific knowledge. (@RadioNational, 2018-Mar-11)
270.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part IV - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! (www.patreon.com/panpsycast) This episode is proudly sponsored by The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast. For information, please visit www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphys... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-11)
271.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)
272.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)
273.thumbnailTHOUGHT, IDEOLOGY, AND SILENCE A conversation with Michael Freeden
THOUGHT, IDEOLOGY, AND SILENCE A conversation with Michael Freeden by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Mar-17)
274.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)
275.thumbnailHoP 296 - Morning Star of the Reformation - John Wyclif
John Wyclif refutes nominalism and inspires the Lollard movement, which anticipated Reformation thought with its critique of the church. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-25)
276.thumbnailExtended minds, predictive processes, and Andy Clark
Andy Clark is a big name in what’s known as embodied and extended cognition. The theory positions the mind beyond the brain. If accurate, his ideas will have radical practical consequences well beyond the philosophy of mind. (@RadioNational, 2018-Mar-04)
277.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part III - Emotivism)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! (www.patreon.com/panpsycast) This episode is proudly sponsored by The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast. For information, please visit www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphys... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Feb-04)
278.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)
279.thumbnail451: Misogyny and Gender Inequality
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/misogyny. With the recent #MeToo viral campaign, along with the wave of prominent male figures toppled for being serial sexual harassers or worse, the topic of misogyny has come into sharp focus. But what exactly is misogyny? And how does it differ from sexism? What set of beliefs or attitudes makes someone a misogynist? And why does misogyny persi... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Feb-26)
280.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)
281.thumbnailSun Tzu and The Art of War
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas attributed to Sun Tzu (544-496BC, according to tradition), a legendary figure from the beginning of the Iron Age in China, around the time of Confucius. He may have been the historical figure Sun Wu, a military adviser at the court of King Helu of Wu (who reigned between about 514 and 496 BC), one of the kings in power in the Warring States period of Chine... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Mar-01)
282.thumbnailKatalin Farkas on Knowing a Person
Philosophers talk about 'knowing how' and 'knowing what'. But what is involved in knowing a person? Katalin Farkas discusses this question with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. (@philosophybites, 2017-Nov-06)
283.thumbnailCORRUPTION AND CITIZENSHIP A conversation with Zephyr Teachout
CORRUPTION AND CITIZENSHIP A conversation with Zephyr Teachout by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Mar-10)
284.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)
285.thumbnailHPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought
The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-18)
286.thumbnailRationally Speaking #205 - Michael Webb on "Are ideas getting harder to find?"
This episode features economist Michael Webb, who recently co-authored a paper titled "Are ideas getting harder to find?" It demonstrates that the number of researchers it takes to produce a technological innovation has gone up dramatically over time. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Apr-02)
287.thumbnailMenachem Fisch, “Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency” (U Chicago Press, 2017 )
Thomas Kuhn upset both scientists and philosophers of science when he argued that transitions from one scientific framework (or “paradigm”) to another were irrational: the change was like a religious conversion experience rather than a reasoned shift from one theory to another based on the best evidence. But even if... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Mar-15)
288.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part II - Intuitionism)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! (www.patreon.com/panpsycast) This episode is proudly sponsored by The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast. For information, please visit www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphys... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-28)
289.thumbnail450: The Fifth (Mostly) Annual Dionysus Awards
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/5th-mostly-annual-dionysus-awards. 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 ... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Feb-20)
290.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 4
An authentic life will risk heartbreak for the highs—sounds like parenting. Matt Beard presents his final foray into the bewildering modern world of children, parents and families. (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-25)
291.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)
292.thumbnailEpisode #115 ... Structuralism and Context
Today we talk about the origins of Structuralism. (@iamstephenwest, 2018-Jan-28)
293.thumbnailEp59 - Finding Peace
In this fifty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Annie Davis Weber yet again, this time on the subject of "Finding Peace" with Buddhism. This episode is different and special, as the very first wholly live episode, recorded while on the air live on WRFL Lexington, 88.1 FM in Lexington, Kentucky. The episode aired and was recorded on December 18th, ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Feb-16)
294.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)
295.thumbnailHoP 295 - The Most Christian Doctor - Jean Gerson
Jean Gerson’s role in the political disputes of his day, the spread of lay devotion and affective mysticism, and the debate over the Romance of the Rose initiated by Christine de Pizan. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-11)
296.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)
297.thumbnail0G5: Twilight Zone and the Chinese Room
Imagine a premise so implausible, it makes you question the very nature of personhood. Now imagine a thought experiment so implausible, it makes you question your own mind. The Twilight Zone ep1.7 The Lonely and the Chinese Room, they go together like Rob'ts and consciousness. Weekly reading: cogprints.org/7150/1/10.1.1.83.5248.pdf Weekly video: https://vimeo.com/141205172 Support us at Patreo... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-21)
298.thumbnail1. SEX WORK, ORGAN SALES, AND INTUITION A conversation with Cecile Fabre
1. SEX WORK, ORGAN SALES, AND INTUITION A conversation with Cecile Fabre by Toby Buckle (@PolPhilPod, 2018-Mar-02)
299.thumbnailEpisode 32, Meta-Ethics (Part I - Naturalism)
Please visit our Patreon page and show your support! (www.patreon.com/panpsycast) This episode is proudly sponsored by The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast. For information, please visit www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Meta-ethics is the attempt to understand the metaphys... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-21)
300.thumbnailEpisode 135: Utilitarianism and Moral Identity
David and Tamler take a break from complaining about psychological studies that measure utilitarianism to complain about the moral theory itself. We talk about one of the most famous critiques of utilitarian theories from Bernard Williams. Does utilitarianism annihilate our integrity--our unity--as people? Would trying to maximize well-being fracture our identities, and swallow up our projects, mo... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Mar-13)
301.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 3
Every parent knows the guilt that comes from being a ‘bad parent’—after you’ve lost your temper, given in to a tantrum and spoiled your precious little angel! It might affect how the child grows up, but how to work that out? (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-18)
302.thumbnail449: James Baldwin and Social Justice
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/james-baldwin. Sometimes, we struggle to tell the truth -- especially when it's the truth about ourselves. Why did James Baldwin, a prominent Civil Rights-era intellectual and novelist, believe that telling the truth about ourselves is not only difficult but can also be dangerous? How can truth deeply unsettle our assumptions about ourselves and ou... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Feb-12)
303.thumbnail002 – Why Does Science Work?
Elena and Ian take a look at why science works, before getting embroiled in a boxing/wrestling match between realists and instrumentalists. Typical. (@wondercupboard, 2018-Mar-22)
304.thumbnailHPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought
Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy? (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-04)
305.thumbnailEpisode 31, Ludwig Wittgenstein with Prof. Richard Gaskin (Part II - Philosophical Investigations)
This episode is proudly supported by the New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher whose work focused on the philosophy of ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-14)
306.thumbnail#21 Wolverine Gets Old: "Logan," Aging, and Heroism
What's it like when someone with superpowers begins to age? What does it say about our own views on aging and mortality? We explore these questions, as well as the connection between heroism and the body. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Mar-21)
307.thumbnailEp58 - Posthumanism and the Media
In this fifty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview J. J. Sylvia of Fitchburg State University about “Post-Humanism and the Media.” J.J. is an assistant professor in Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. Since 2014, he's been a HASTAC Scholar and in 2015 he received North Carolina State University's Award for Excellence in Classroom Tea... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Feb-07)
308.thumbnailRoger Scruton on Human Nature
Are human beings fundamentally different from the rest of the animal world? Can what we essentially are be captured in a biological or evolutionary description? Roger Scruton discusses the nature of human nature with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. (@philosophybites, 2017-Aug-29)
309.thumbnailEpisode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part One)
On How to Do Things with Words (lectures from 1955). What's the relationship between language and the world? Austin says it's not all about descriptive true-or-false statements, but also includes "performatives" like "I promise…" and "I do" (spoken in a wedding) that are actions unto themselves. They can't be true or false, but they can be "unhappy" if social conventions aren't fulfilled (e.g., ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Mar-19)
310.thumbnailRationally Speaking #204 - Simine Vazire on "Reforming psychology, and self-awareness"
Simine Vazire is a professor of psychology, the author of the blog, "Sometimes I'm Wrong," and a major advocate for improving the field of psychology. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Mar-19)
311.thumbnail001 – Galileo
Elena and Ian don their gowns, before rebelliously taking them off again, in order to discuss the life and times of Galileo Galilei: scientist, lover, and all-round renaissance man (literally). (@wondercupboard, 2018-Mar-19)
312.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 2
Brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, those weird second cousins you never talk to… how might we define family—and why it matters. (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-11)
313.thumbnailEpisode 31, Ludwig Wittgenstein with Prof. Richard Gaskin (Part I - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
This episode is proudly supported by the New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher whose work focused on the philosophy of ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2018-Jan-07)
314.thumbnailHoP 294 - Isabel Davis on Sexuality and Marriage in Chaucer
Peter is joined by Isabel Davis to discuss marriage, sex and chastity in Chaucer, focusing on the Wife of Bath's speech. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-28)
315.thumbnailAre we becoming too preoccupied with beauty?
Society expects us to conform to standards of beauty more than ever - says Heather Widdows. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Mar-13)
316.thumbnail#20 "The Push," Manipulation, and Murder
Netflix's new addition, "The Push" forces a difficult question: can you push an otherwise normal person to the point of killing someone? Dustyn and Whitney explore the philosophical questions around complying to authority, resisting the crowd, and how well we know ourselves. Fair warning: spoilers abound! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Mar-14)
317.thumbnailEpisode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part Two)
Continuing with Emily Wilson on her translation of the Greek epic poem. We discuss the "oikos" or estate, built on violence, and its connection to "xenia," or hospitality, which serves to forge military alliances. Also: status distinctions and the role of the gods in the text. Listen to part one first, or get the ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Tiny Broken Boats" ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Mar-12)
318.thumbnail448: Frantz Fanon and the Violence of Colonialism
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/frantz-fanon. Frantz Fanon is a thinker who has inspired radical liberation movements in places ranging from Palestine to South Africa to the United States. Most famous for his work "The Wretched of the Earth," Fanon is often understood as a proponent of revolutionary violence. But is this a fair characterization of Fanon, or is it an oversimplific... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jan-29)
319.thumbnailThe philosophy of parenting—part 1
Should you have kids? Don’t look for sage advice—part 1 of a 4-part series. (@RadioNational, 2018-Feb-04)
320.thumbnail0G4: Star Trek: TNG and AI Personhood
Philosopher's log, showdate 02272018. We've encountered Season 2, Episode 9 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and are currently studying it for clues to the nature of artificial personhood. Attempts to address the subject have failed, so we've turned to a thought experiment from 20th century earth; the Turing Test. Weekly reading: https://www.csee.umbc.edu/courses/471/papers/turing.pdfhttps://e... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Mar-07)
321.thumbnailEpisode 36 - Armin Schulz
On Episode 36, Nick chats with Armin Schulz, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, about leaving Germany at fifteen to study abroad in the United States Pacific Northwest, studying (and returning to teach) at the London School of Economics, how helping behavior is ada... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Mar-09)
322.thumbnailEpisode 36 - Armin Shulz
On Episode 36, Nick chats with Armin Shulz, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, about leaving Germany at fifteen to study abroad in the United States Pacific Northwest, studying (and returning to teach) at the London School of Economics, how helping behavior is adap... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Mar-09)
323.thumbnailEpisode 134: Digital Outrage (with Molly Crockett)
It's been 5 years since Molly Crockett has been guest on VBW. During that time she's completed a post-doc at University College, London and become a professor at Yale University. And we're...well, we're still doing the podcast. Today Molly joins us to talk about moral outrage in the age of social media. Has the outrage changed now that we express so much of it online? Does it contribute to polariz... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Feb-27)
324.thumbnailEpisode 134: Digital Outrage
It's been 5 years since Molly Crockett has been guest on VBW. During that time she's completed a post-doc at University College, London and become a professor at Yale University. And we're...well, we're still doing the podcast. Today Molly joins us to talk about moral outrage in the age of social media. Has the outrage changed now that we express so much of it online? Does it contribute to polariz... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Feb-27)
325.thumbnailEpisode 30, Friedrich Nietzsche with Mark Linsenmayer and Gregory Sadler (Part II)
This episode is proudly supported by New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Partially Examined Life: www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Gregory B. Sadler on YouTube: www.youtub... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-31)
326.thumbnailEpisode 033: Adrienne Martin on Hope
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Adrienne Martin about the nature of hope, why we should hope in humanity, differences and connections between hope, faith, and motivation, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2018-Mar-12)
327.thumbnailEp57 - Philosophy Outdoors
In this fifty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk with Dr. Alejandro Strong, about “Philosophy Outdoors,” especially about the company he started, Apeiron Expeditions. Alex’s philosophical work specializes especially in environmental philosophy. He founded an “L3C” company, Apeiron Expeditions. According to the company Web site, “... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jan-26)
328.thumbnailThe Politics of Anti-intellectualism
In the second installment of the What Philosophy Owes Society series, Zach and Justin discuss a putative American epidemic, anti-intellectualism. But what is anti-intellectualism? Why is it brought up so often? Why is it as prevalent as it is? Could it be that it’s a hopelessly vague concept, deployed mainly to reinforce politico-epistemic (!) power dynamics, all with the effect of obscuring the... (@thevimblog, 2018-Mar-01)
329.thumbnailHPI 58 - Amber Carpenter on Animals in Indian Philosophy
An interview with Amber Carpenter about the status of nonhuman animals in ancient Indian philosophy and literature. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-21)
330.thumbnailCover Me Softly
When Lori Lieberman was 19 years old, she went to a concert of a singer she didn't know, and ended up writing a poem that would become one of the greatest cover songs of all time. This week we are going to look at the art of covering in popular music, and how that art marked the conversion from a classical model of musical aesthetics to a contemporary one. Popular music in the modern era is metaph... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Feb-28)
331.thumbnailEpisode 35 - Steven French
On Episode 35, Nick chats with Steven French, Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, about his early interests in "geeky" hobbies, new music, and a motorcycle sport called "Speedway," his intense graduate school days under Heinz Post that ended at 4am in a pitch-black room debating Popper, taking his first permanent academic job at the University of Campinas... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Mar-05)
332.thumbnail447: Fractured Identities
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/fractured-identities. Despite tremendous strides made towards civil and political rights in the United States, discrimination and exclusion based on race, class, gender, and sexuality are still pervasive. As a result, individuals seen as "the other" often experience a painful inner fracturing W.E.B. Du Bois called "double consciousness." So, how do... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jan-22)
333.thumbnailEpisode 30, Friedrich Nietzsche with Mark Linsenmayer and Gregory Sadler (Part I)
This episode is proudly supported by New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Partially Examined Life: www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. Gregory B. Sadler on YouTube: www.youtub... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-24)
334.thumbnailThe value of thought experiments
Drop those test tubes, take off your lab coat, pull up a comfy chair and think your way to scientific truth. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-28)
335.thumbnailKaren Neander, “A Mark of the Mental: In Defense of Informational Teleosemantics” (MIT Press, 2017)
The two biggest problems of understanding the mind are consciousness and intentionality. The first doesn’t require introduction. The latter is the problem of how we can have thoughts and perceptions that about other things for example, a thought about a tree, or a perception of a tree. How can mental... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Feb-15)
336.thumbnail#19 Bigfoot (The Philosophy of)
Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Skunk Ape. Is it rational to believe in our friend of the forest? We break down the evidence. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Mar-07)
337.thumbnailEpisode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part One)
On the classic Greek epic poem, written ca. 750 BC and translated by our guest Emily Wilson in 2018. Does this story of "heroes" have anything to teach us about ethics? Wilson wrote an 80-page introduction to her new translation laying out the issues, including "hospitality" as a political tool, the value for status and identity of one's home (including your family and slaves), and the tension bet... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Mar-05)
338.thumbnail0G3: Futurama and Mereology
Good news, everyone! On this weeks episode we're diving into Futurama and into Fry himself. We're breaking down ep3.4 Parasites Lost and discussing the classic philosophical problem, the Ship of Theseus. After Dark, we rally sympathy for symbiote rights. #AllWormsMatter Weekly reading: https://io9.gizmodo.com/humans-with-amplified-intelligence-could-be-more-powerf-509309984 https://en.wikipedia.or... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-28)
339.thumbnailEp56 - Inclusion and Philosophy
In this fifty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk with Grace Cebrero, a rising star in philosophy, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University, and an alumna of the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute. We talk with Grace about “Inclusion and Philosophy.” Grace has worked as a research intern for a professor at MSMU and has bee... (@PhilosophyBB, 2018-Jan-19)
340.thumbnailHoP 293 - The Good Wife - Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages
Medieval attitudes towards homosexuality, sex and chastity, and the status of women. Authors discussed include Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Chaucer. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-14)
341.thumbnailCicero
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas developed by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) to support and reinvigorate the Roman Republic when, as it transpired, it was in its final years, threatened by civil wars, the rule of Julius Caesar and the triumvirates that followed. As Consul he had suppressed a revolt by Catiline, putting the conspirators to death summarily as he believed the Republic was ... (@BBCInOurTime, 2018-Jan-25)
342.thumbnailRationally Speaking #203 - Stephen Webb on "Where is Everybody? Solutions to the Fermi Paradox."
The universe has been around for billions of years, so why haven't we seen any signs of alien civilizations? This episode features physicist Stephen Webb, who describes some of the potential solutions to the puzzle. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Mar-05)
343.thumbnailRationally Speaking #203 - Stephen Webb on “Where is Everybody? Solutions to the Fermi Paradox.
The universe has been around for billions of years, so why haven't we seen any signs of alien civilizations? This episode features physicist Stephen Webb, who describes some of the potential solutions to the puzzle. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Mar-05)
344.thumbnailEpisode #114 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 7 - The Great Refusal
Today we talk about Herbert Marcuse's concepts of The Great Refusal and The New Sensibility. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Dec-23)
345.thumbnailWhat Does Philosophy Owe Society?
From Breaking Bad to Ken Burns, good things come in series. Accordingly, the Vim is here with not just one, but four articles and hence four episodes on "What Philosophy Owes Society". These episodes are Zach Biondi's j'accuse against the aloof philosophical establishment. In this first part, Zach is joined by Lila, Adam, and Justin to discuss the 'O' in 'WPOS'—that is, "owe". What is the duty o... (@thevimblog, 2018-Feb-22)
346.thumbnailEpisode 104: Seth Yalcin discusses the question-sensitivity of belief
In this episode, Seth Yalcin argues that every belief we have is implicitly framed as the answer to a question, and that at different times we're considering different questions. (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Mar-04)
347.thumbnailEpisode 34 - Jackie Sullivan
On Episode 34, Nick chats with Jackie Sullivan, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and an associate member of the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario, about how a challenging early home life pushed her to study existentialism and philosophy, finding a supportive environment in the History and... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Feb-28)
348.thumbnailEpisode 29, Stephen Law and 'The Evil-God Challenge' (Part II)
This episode is proudly supported by New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Dr Stephen Law is a Reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, and editor of th... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-17)
349.thumbnail371: The Art of Non-Violence
More at philosophytalk.org/shows/art-non-violence We all hope for peace. Yet in the face of violence, it often seems the only recourse is more violence. Advocates of non-violence claim it’s not necessary to respond to war in kind, and that responding violently, even in self-defense, just perpetuates the cycle of violence. So how can we practice non-violence under the direct threat of violen... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jan-15)
350.thumbnailFuelling free will
Alfred Mele has four years and four million dollars trying to get to the bottom of free will. He learnt that it was like petrol. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-21)
351.thumbnailHPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra
Philosophy is put into practice in Kashmir Śaivite Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. (@HistPhilosophy, 2018-Jan-07)
352.thumbnail#18 Sweating the Small Stuff
Philosophers talk a lot about big ethical transgressions: murder, cheating, trolley problems, etc. What about the real-life choices you actually have to make every day? Dustyn and Whitney explore the small ethical transgressions people commit all the time. How bad is it to steal from the self check-out line? Can you lie to kids to make them behave? What about googling someone before a first date? ... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-28)
353.thumbnailEpisode 29, Stephen Law and 'The Evil-God Challenge' (Part I)
This episode is proudly supported by New College of the Humanities. To find out more about the college and their philosophy programmes, please visit www.nchlondon.ac.uk/panpsycast. Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Dr Stephen Law is a Reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, and editor of th... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-10)
354.thumbnailPhilosophy of Taxes
In the long-awaited follow up to the Vim's previous episode on taxes, Justin and Zach go back to first principles and discuss the philosophy of taxation. This seemingly innocent topic spreads is tendrils from Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan and the justification of government itself to riveting economic ideas such as how decreasing marginal utility might justify progressive taxation. Listen and be enlig... (@thevimblog, 2018-Feb-16)
355.thumbnailEpisode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part Two)
Continuing on Pascal's Pensées. More on our human desire and how God is supposed to address that, plus Pascal's views on political philosophy, the relation between faith, reason, and custom... and finally the wager! Why not just be a skeptic? Is Pascal right that people suck? Listen to part 1 first or get the unbroken, ad-free, Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL! End song: "44 Days" by Dutch... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-25)
356.thumbnail446: Philosophy of Retirement
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/philosophy-retirement. Many of us look forward to retirement, that time in life when we stop working for a living. But what exactly is retirement and why do we retire? Does retirement always mean an end to work, or can it sometimes just mean a shift to a different kind of work? Ought we retire for purely selfish reasons, such as to give ourselves m... (@philtalkradio, 2018-Jan-08)
357.thumbnailCarlo Rovelli and his quantum problem
Carlo Rovelli on the desperate need for some conceptual engineering to dig quantum thinking out of a deep black hole. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-14)
358.thumbnailHoP 292 - Say it With Poetry - Chaucer and Langland
Philosophical themes in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and “Troilus and Criseyde,” as well as Langland’s “Piers Plowman.” (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-31)
359.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part IV)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometimes his notes are merely cues to talk more genera... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Dec-03)
360.thumbnailBart Streumer, “Unbelievable Errors: An Error Theory about All Normative Judgments” (Oxford UP, 2017)
It’s intuitive to think that statements of the form “lying is wrong” ascribe a property—that of wrongness—to acts of the type lying. In this way, one might think that statements of this kind are much like statements of the form “Bill is left-handed,” which also seems to attribute a property—left-handedness... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Feb-01)
361.thumbnailEpisode 133: Death and Dreams
David and Tamler talk about the nature of death. Is being dead a bad thing? If so, what makes it bad? How can anything be bad for a subject that no longer exists? We didn't have a problem with oblivion for the thirteen billion years before we were born, why fear it now? Plus, a discussion about the "it was all a dream" trope in TV and film. Why is it so infuriating in some works but not others? (@verybadwizards, 2018-Feb-06)
362.thumbnail#17 The Opioid Crisis and Harm Reduction with Leo Beletsky
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Leo Beletsky joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about the opioid crisis and the philosophy of harm reduction: a controversial strategy aimed at saving lives. For sources relevant to our discussion, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-21)
363.thumbnail0G2: Rick and Morty and Possible Worlds
Source material: Rick and Morty season 1 episode 8 Rixty Minutes Ooooweeee, this week we’re breaking down some Rick and Morty and how the multiverse is really the ravings of a lunatic. Plus, after hours we convince all you versers to believe in god. Oh geez. Weekly Readings: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/possible-worlds/ (especially section 2.1) https://philosophy.stackexchange.com... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-14)
364.thumbnail0G1: Black Mirror and The Experience Machine
Source material: Black Mirror Season 4 Episode 1: USS Callister We break down one of the most popular episodes of Black Mirror and consider our first great thought experiment, Nozick’s experience machine. Then, after hours, Thomas breaks out the wet blankets for everyone. Weekly Readings: http://rintintin.colorado.edu/~vancecd/phil3160/Nozick1.pdf Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.... (@0gPhilosophy, 2018-Feb-14)
365.thumbnailEpisode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part One)
On Blaise Pascal's Pensées (1670). Is it rational to have religious faith? You're likely familiar with "Pascal's Wager," but our wretchedness is such that we can't simply choose to believe and won't be argued into it. Pascal thinks Christianity is the only religion to accurately describe the human condition. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-19)
366.thumbnailEpisode #113 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 6 - Art As A Tool For Liberation
Today we talk about the revolutionary potential of Art through the eyes of Herbert Marcuse. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Dec-02)
367.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part III)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometimes his notes are merely cues to talk more genera... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-26)
368.thumbnailStones rolling and the joy of ordinary objects
The structure of the universe is written in stone—maybe. Dana Goswick talks metaphysics. (@RadioNational, 2018-Jan-07)
369.thumbnailRationally Speaking #202 - Bryan Caplan on "The Case Against Education"
In this episode, economist Bryan Caplan argues that the main reason getting a college degree is valuable is because of signaling, and not because college teaches you useful knowledge or skills. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Feb-19)
370.thumbnailHPI 56 - Who’s Pulling Your Strings? - Buddhaghosa
Buddhaghosa, a major figure in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, argues against the need for a self to control and coordinate mental activities. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-24)
371.thumbnail445: The Examined Year - 2017
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/examined-year-2017. What ideas and events took shape over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways? Join Ken and Josh as they celebrate the examined year with a philosophical look back at the year that was 2017, featuring a roundtable discussion with host emeritus John Perry, as well as... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Dec-27)
372.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part II)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometimes his notes are merely cues to talk more genera... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-19)
373.thumbnail363: What's Next? Death and the Afterlife
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/whats-next-death-and-afterlife. The question of what happens to us after we die remains as mysterious now as it always was. Some think that death amounts to total annihilation of the self; others adhere to certain religious traditions, which teach that the immaterial soul (and, in some traditions, the resurrected body) can ultimately survive death.... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Dec-25)
374.thumbnailAre there benefits to Psychedelic Drugs?
An intellectual trip with Ole Martin Moen. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Feb-13)
375.thumbnailHoP 291 - Alle Maner of Thyng Shall be Welle - English Mysticism
Julian of Norwich’s Shewings and the Cloud of Unknowing lay out challenging paths to knowledge of, and union with, God. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-17)
376.thumbnail#16 Hitler's Art, "Literally," and the Next Generation
Multiple topics! Rapid fire! It's very exciting. Also, there's some odd interference on Dustyn's mic, but it's brief and intermittent. Sorry! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-14)
377.thumbnailAwesome ethics and the art of mushroom blading
Forget the meaning of life; an ethical definition of awesome is far more important. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-31)
378.thumbnailEpisode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part Two)
Continuing on John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. We discuss "partial truths," whether "truth will out," whether we can discard some "experiments in living" as established failures, how Mill compares to Nietzsche, education, "barbarians," and more. Listen to part 1 first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. End song: "Flavor" by Tori Amos with strings by John Philip Shenale, interviewed on Na... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-12)
379.thumbnailEp55 - Evaluating Public Philosophy
In this fifty-fifth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Anthony and Eric talk about “Evaluating Public Philosophy,” in an episode based upon their recently co-authored paper, titled “Lessons Learned Baking Bread.” In this episode and in our paper, Anthony and Eric propose four criteria by which public philosophy can be evaluated: substance, accessibility, inviting... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-21)
380.thumbnailEpisode 28, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Part I)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s (384 – 322 BC) best-known work on ethics. The work consists of ten books and is understood to be based on Aristotle’s lecture notes. These notes were never intended for publication. Sometimes his notes are merely cues to talk more genera... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-12)
381.thumbnailHPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness
Dignāga argues that all perception is accompanied by self-awareness. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-10)
382.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part IV)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscience as: “A person's moral sense o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Nov-05)
383.thumbnailEnid Blyton—the moral of the story
She might not be in vogue these days, but for one Cambridge philosopher Enid Blyton is serious moral business. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-24)
384.thumbnailEpisode 132: Emotional Willpower (with David DeSteno)
What's the best way to build self-control, patience, productivity, and delayed marshmallow eating? For decades psychologists and economists have told us to develop traits like willpower and grit. But psychologist David DeSteno describes a better, easier, and more effective path--the emotions. We talk to David about his new (not-self-help) book "Emotional Success," which argues that the emotions of... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jan-23)
385.thumbnailSam Cowling, “Abstract Entities” (Routledge, 2017)
Here’s a true sentence: The number seven is odd. What’s philosophically odd about the sentence is that it seems to imply that there must be numbers, including the number seven just as the truth of The Statue of Liberty is in New York implies that there is such a statue.... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jan-15)
386.thumbnailEp53 - Kneeling and Civil Protest
In this fifty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Arnold Farr about “Kneeling and Civil Protest,” concerning the conflicts that have arisen in the last few months about football star Colin Kaepernick and many others who followed his example. Arnold is a professor of philosophy at The University of Kentucky. He authored Critical Theory and Democr... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-14)
387.thumbnail#15 The Self-Improvement Machine with Chris Partridge
Why are there so many books, apps, and systems devoted to self-optimization? Are they helping us improvement where it matters? If we're getting better, why does it feel so bad? Chris Partridge joins Dustyn and Whitney to discuss the motivations and pains behind endless self-improvement. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Feb-07)
388.thumbnailEpisode #112 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 5 - Civilization
Today we continue our discussion of Marcuse's work Eros and Civilization. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Nov-06)
389.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part III - Sigmund Freud)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscience as: “A person's moral sense o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-29)
390.thumbnailEpisode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part One)
Discussing John Stewart Mill's On Liberty (1859). If we disapprove of certain behaviors, when is it okay to prohibit them legally? What about just shaming people? Mill's "harm principle" says that we should permit anything (legally and socially) unless it harms other people. But what constitutes "harm"? And how can we discourage someone from, e.g., just being drunk all the time? Mark, Wes, and Dyl... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-04)
391.thumbnailTEASER-Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part Two)
The PEL guys get personal and political and tell you in brief about things like Planet of the Apes, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Vine Deloria Jr. in the second half of our year-in-review discussion. Here you get a taste. You can only hear the meat with the full, ad-free episode, posted for PEL Citizens (see partiallyexaminedlife.com/support!) or at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Feb-04)
392.thumbnail444: Can Speech Kill?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/can-speech-kill. Free speech is one of the core tenets of our democracy. We’re inclined to think that more speech is always better. Although the Supreme Court has outlined some minor restrictions to our right to free speech, the most courts are willing to admit is that speech can lead to violence—it cannot itself do violence. But is it possible... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Dec-11)
393.thumbnailHoP 290 - Martin Pickavé on Emotions in Medieval Philosophy
Martin Pickavé returns to the podcast to talk about theories of the emotions in Aquinas, Scotus and Wodeham. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Dec-03)
394.thumbnailEpisode 032: Kyle Whyte on Indigenous Resilience and Environmental Change
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kyle Whyte about climate injustice, settler colonialism, anthropogenic environmental change, Indigenous resilience, and much more. (@myishacherry, 2018-Feb-05)
395.thumbnailRationally Speaking #201 - Ben Buchanan on "The Cybersecurity Dilemma"
In this episode, Ben Buchanan (postdoctoral fellow at Harvard studying cybersecurity and statecraft) explores how the escalation dilemma plays out in the realm of cybersecurity. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Feb-05)
396.thumbnailEp52 - Against the Common Core
In this fifty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Nicholas Tampio, author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy. Nicholas is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. In addition to his forthcoming book, he has also authored a book titled Kantian Courage, and another titled Deleuze's Politic... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Dec-09)
397.thumbnailFreedom and Hostile Design
Some acts of expression are awesome, while others suck, and one philosopher has a new theory about the difference. Using this theory as a guide, we look at some of the suckiest things that ever sucked in urban design, and the street artists and compassionate vandals who are trying to fight them. We use these stories to investigate how public spaces are becoming less free and more coercive. Guest v... (@HiPhiNation, 2018-Jan-23)
398.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part II - Saint Thomas Aquinas)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscience as: “A person's moral sense o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-22)
399.thumbnailRobot dogs dream of consciousness
What makes the human mind so distinctive? Perhaps the answer is in your dreams. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-17)
400.thumbnailEpisode 27, Conscience (Part I)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Most people understand conscience as something which tells us right from wrong. The conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you to do your homework, go to bed on time and eat 5 a day. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines conscience as: “A person's moral sense o... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-15)
401.thumbnailHPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism
Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-26)
402.thumbnail443: Midlife and Meaning
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/midlife-and-meaning. At some point or another, the midlife crisis comes for us all. But what is it really about? Is it a sense of our mortality, the fear of not achieving what we hoped to, or the sinking feeling that we’ve been spending our whole adult lives chasing our tails? And what is the solution: a new car, a new life goal, or the choice to... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Dec-04)
403.thumbnailEpisode 33 - Zoe Drayson
On Episode 33, Nick chats with Zoe Drayson, Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, about leaving high school at seventeen to work full-time as a horoscope writer at a teenage magazine, returning to study under Tim Williamson at the University of Edinburgh, spending several years in academic publishing at Routledge on the philosophy list, going from... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jan-27)
404.thumbnail#14 Black Mirror: "White Christmas" and Cruelty
Dustyn and Whitney use the Black Mirror episode, "White Christmas," to ask the questions: what's so creepy about pick up artistry? Can an AI be a person? Can you enslave yourself? Would it be ethical to "block" someone in real life like we do on social media? Check out our sources at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-31)
405.thumbnailEpisode #111 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 4 - Eros
Today we talk about Freud's views on civilization and the first half of Marcuse's response to them. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Oct-20)
406.thumbnailEpisode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part One)
To what extent has our podcast changed in reaction to current politics? Mark, Seth, Wes, and Dylan reflect back on our year, discuss how we select texts, and give some thumbnail sketches of potential topics. Also, does authorial intent matter, and how to talk philosophically about works that aren't philosophical texts. Attention: Only the first 45 min of this discussion will be posted on the blog ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-29)
407.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part IV)
Website: www.thepanpsycast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, and revolutionary socialist, produced some of the most controversial and influential works in the past two-hundred years. A champion of human rights for many and a dangerous radical for ma... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-08)
408.thumbnailParental guidance recommended
The nature of Family could be more than a Christmas puzzle. (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-10)
409.thumbnailEp51 - What Philosophers Owe Society
In this fifty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview UCLA philosophy graduate student and co-founder of the Vim Blog Zach Biondi about "What Philosophers Owe Society," the subject of a set of essays that he wrote for the Vim. Zach caught our attention with three essays that he wrote for the Vim Blog, which were released in part in the effort to define wha... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-29)
410.thumbnailNEM#65: Jherek Bischoff Risks Every String
Jherek started off as bassist in the late '90s for the Seattle art rock bands The Dead Science and Parenthetical Girls, and has released about five solo albums (and other things) since 2006, the last two being full-on orchestral works. We discuss the title track from Cistern (2016), "The Nest" featuring Mirah from Composed (2012), and "Blackstar," featuring Anna Calvi, from a David Bowie tribute w... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-27)
411.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part III)
Website: www.thepanpsycast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, and revolutionary socialist, produced some of the most controversial and influential works in the past two-hundred years. A champion of human rights for many and a dangerous radical for ma... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Oct-01)
412.thumbnailHoP 289 - A Wing and a Prayer - Angels in Medieval Philosophy
Be surprised by how many philosophical problems arise in connection with angels (how many can dance on the head of a pin is not one of them). (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-19)
413.thumbnailKieran Setiya, “Midlife: A Philosophical Guide” (Princeton UP, 2017)
Middle-agedness is a curious phenomenon. In many ways, one is at one’s peak and also at the early stages of decline. There is much to do, but also dozens of paths irretrievably untaken. Successes, but also regrets. It’s no wonder that the idea of a midlife crisis is so familiar.... (@NewBooksPhil, 2018-Jan-01)
414.thumbnailEpisode 131: I Have No Genitals and I Must Scream
David and Tamler break down two episodes (with full spoilers) from the new season of Charlie Brooker's bleaker-than-bleak Netflix series Black Mirror. First up, "The USS Callister," a Star Trek parody that becomes a meditation on fandom, humiliation, and cowardly revenge. Next we talk about "Black Museum" - could it be the final episode of Black Mirror? Should it be? After four seasons of indicti... (@verybadwizards, 2018-Jan-09)
415.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Website: www.thepanpsycast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, and revolutionary socialist, produced some of the most controversial and influential works in the past two-hundred years. A champion of human rights for many and a dangerous radical for ma... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-24)
416.thumbnailEpisode 26, Karl Marx's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Website: www.thepanpsycast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast Karl Marx is one of the most influential figures in human history. The Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, and revolutionary socialist, produced some of the most controversial and influential works in the past two-hundred years. A champion of human rights for many and a dangerous radical for ma... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-17)
417.thumbnailEnvy has its reasons
When and why might it be ok to hate your colleague’s promotion? (@RadioNational, 2017-Dec-03)
418.thumbnailHPI 53 - Follow the Evidence - Dignaga’s Logic
Dignāga’s trairūpya theory, which sets out the three conditions required for making reliable inferences. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-12)
419.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part III)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. In the words of David Chalmers, “The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there is also a subjective aspect. As Nagel has put it, there is something it is like to be a conscious org... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-10)
420.thumbnail#13 Black Mirror: "Nosedive" and Yelp for People
Dustyn and Whitney talk about the Black Mirror episode "Nosedive" and get into what makes Yelp-for-People so horrifying. Whitney recommends the book Halsey Street by Naima Coster and the album If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples. Dustyn recommends the film A Ghost Story. Find links to these recommendations and our sources at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-24)
421.thumbnailEpisode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part Two)
Continuing on Eichmann in Jerusalem, on how ordinary people can do--or acquiesce to--horrific things. How do people rationalize this? What can we apply from this to ourselves? Also, how was genocide a new type of crime, and what's the best rationale for punishing it? We talk justice, revenge, and ways that we too might be morally mass-confused. Listen to part one first or get the unbroken, ad-free... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-22)
422.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part II)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. In the words of David Chalmers, “The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there is also a subjective aspect. As Nagel has put it, there is something it is like to be a conscious org... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Sep-03)
423.thumbnail368: Diseases of the Mind - Philosophy of Psychiatry
More https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/diseases-mind-philosophy-psychiatry. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is the primary reference catalog for mental health illnesses. But whereas a medical textbook will show you the picture of a broken bone or a tumor, leaf through the DSM and you will find just one thing: lists of symptoms. Who creates these lists, and based on what criteria? Do ... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Nov-20)
424.thumbnailEpisode 25, Philip Goff and David Papineau Debate 'Can Science Explain Consciousness?' (Part I)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. In the words of David Chalmers, "The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whir of information-processing, but there is also a subjective aspect. As Nagel has put it, there is something it is like to be a conscious organ... (@ThePanpsycast, 2017-Aug-27)
425.thumbnailEp50 - Transitional Justice
In this fiftieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Colleen Murphy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about her recent book on "Transitional Justice." Colleen's recent book is titled The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice. This project is an extension of her work from a prior book, A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation. Co... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-18)
426.thumbnailRationally Speaking #200 - Timothy Lee on "How much should tech companies moderate speech?"
This episode features tech and policy journalist Timothy Lee, discussing a question that's increasingly in the spotlight: How much should tech companies be actively moderating their users' speech? (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jan-22)
427.thumbnailHoP 288 - Men in Black - The German Dominicans
Dietrich of Freiberg, Berthold of Moosburg, John Tauler and Henry Suso explore Neoplatonism and mysticism. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Nov-05)
428.thumbnailEpisode #110 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 3 - The Culture Industry
Today we talk about an important chapter from The Dialectic of Enlightenment entitled The Culture Industry. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Sep-07)
429.thumbnailA tale of two universes
Philosophy and modern physics: a case of the irrelevant versus the impractical? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-26)
430.thumbnailEpisode #109 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 2 - The Enlightenment
Today we talk about the Frankfurt School critique of enlightenment style thinking and Herbert Marcuse's book One Dimensional Man. (@iamstephenwest, 2017-Aug-26)
431.thumbnail369: Democracy in Crisis
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/democracy-crisis. Democratic systems of government are supposed to reflect the interests of ordinary citizens, and not some shadowy political elite. But more and more, we see the influence of big money and special interest groups in so-called democratic politics, while income inequality and voter suppression grow. With millions convinced that polit... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Nov-13)
432.thumbnailRobot Love
Can robots fall in love? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2018-Jan-16)
433.thumbnailEp54 - BC11 - Super Cute PBB Promo
This fifty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is our eleventh "breadcrumb” so far, this time featuring only a humorous radio spot that we recorded for the station, WRFL, to play throughout the week to promote the show. We had a lot of fun making this little promo, which features Weber's 3-year-old son Sam. If you'd enjoy a chuckle, give this, our shortest breadcr... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-08)
434.thumbnailHPI 52 - Under Construction - Dignaga on Perception and Language
The great Buddhist thinker Dignāga argues that general concepts and language are mere constructions superimposed on perception. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-29)
435.thumbnailEpisode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part One)
On Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963). Are we still morally culpable if our entire society is corrupt? Arendt definitely thinks so, but has a number of criticisms of the handling of the 1961 trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The Israelis were committed to the view that Eichmann was a monster, when the reality, says Arendt, is more frightening. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-15)
436.thumbnail#12 The City: History vs Development
Whitney and Dustyn explore the tension between historical preservation and development. Then they focus on the classic question: would you accept a duel on the moon? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-17)
437.thumbnailAutonomy, self, and substances
Substance abuse lets you say ‘it wasn’t me’. Then who was it? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-19)
438.thumbnail442: Philosophy of Trash
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/philosophy-trash. "One man's trash is another man's treasure," or so the saying goes. But what makes something trash to begin with? The word can be used to describe disposable objects, pieces of culture, or even people. Underlying each of these uses, however, are feelings of indifference, disdain, or disgust. How do the things that we call trash re... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Nov-06)
439.thumbnailEp49 - Public Philosophy and Polarization
In this forty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Matt Yglesias on the subject of "Public Philosophy and Polarization." Before starting his career as a pundit, writer, and philosophical blogger, Matt majored in Philosophy in his undergraduate studies. Matt is a Senior Correspondent and a co-founder of Vox.com, which he started with Ezra Klein and Meliss... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Nov-03)
440.thumbnailEpisode 130: Dehumanization and Disintegration (with Paul Bloom)
In this Very Special Boxing Day edition of the podcast, Tamler and David welcome back honorary Third Wizard Paul Bloom to discuss his latest article in the New Yorker about dehumanization and cruelty. Is it really the case that we dehumanize in order to harm others? Or does most violence actually require us to view others as fundamentally human, agentic, and capable of true suffering? But first, w... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Dec-26)
441.thumbnailHoP 287 - Down to the Ground - Meister Eckhart
The scholastic and mystic Meister Eckhart sets out his daring speculations about God and humankind in both Latin and German. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-22)
442.thumbnailOwen Flanagan, “The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility” (Oxford UP, 2017)
What is it to be moral, to lead an ethically good life? From a naturalistic perspective, any answer to this question begins from an understanding of what humans are like that is deeply informed by psychology, anthropology, and other human-directed perspectives as these are constrained by evolution. In The Geography... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Dec-15)
443.thumbnailEp48 - BC10 - How to Read Philosophy? The Answer Might Surprise You
This forty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is our tenth “breadcrumb” episode so far, this time with Dr. Nancy McHugh, who was our featured guest in Episode 47. For this breadcrumb, Nancy said that she had a funny tidbit about how to read philosophy, and that the answer to the question might surprise us. We had to hear it! In addition to being chair of the Ph... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-29)
444.thumbnail441: Race Matters
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/race-matters. Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful campaign demanding redress for the mistreatment of African-Americans by law enforcement in the United States. But it has also inspired deep antipathy from those who claim it overemphasizes racia... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Oct-30)
445.thumbnailGetting stuck: The midlife mess
Your midlife crisis: it’s more than you think. (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-12)
446.thumbnailHPI 51 - Change of Mind - Vasubandhu and Yogacara Buddhism
Vasubandhu’s path to Yogācāra Buddhism, a form of idealism which holds that nothing can be mind-independent. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-15)
447.thumbnailEp47 - Philosophy and Social Change
In this forty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Nancy McHugh on the topic of "Philosophy and Social Change." After the "Know Thyself!" segment, we talk about her recent book, The Limits of Knowledge, inspired by her experiences in Vietnam witnessing continuing victims of Agent Orange. Then, in the next segment, we ask her about her experience te... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-26)
448.thumbnailEpisode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part Two)
Concluding on William James's Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892). We briefly cover emotions and spend the bulk of our time on will. James’s introspective method allows us to distinguish reflex or coerced actions from voluntary, free-seeming ones, and gives us the vocabulary to attribute moral virtue to those who have enough willpower to keep those inconvenient truths in mind (if you eat this,... (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-08)
449.thumbnail#11 Blue Ruin: The Ethics of Vengeance with Chris Partridge
Comedy writer Chris Partridge (@narc_twain) joins Dustyn and Whitney to explore the ethical questions at the heart of the film, Blue Ruin: must we avenge the ones we love? Does pursuing vengeance make your a life a blue ruin? Is violence outside of self-defense ever justified? To see more from Chris, check out cpartridge.com or follow him on Twitter: @narc_twain For our sources, visit NoNarrowTh... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-10)
450.thumbnailEpisode 32 - Tim Maudlin
On Episode 32, Nick chats with Tim Maudlin, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, about being advised by his Yale undergraduate professor, "not even if you were Immanuel Kant would I suggest you go to graduate school in philosophy," how he "accidentally" wrote several books including Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity, Truth and Paradox, The Metaphysic Within Physics, and... (@SciPhiPod, 2018-Jan-04)
451.thumbnailEpisode 103: Brian Leiter explains why we should think about Marx
In this episode, we talk to Brian Leiter about why the writings of Karl Marx are helpful for understanding the current situation of the working and middle class in America, the 2016 Presidential election, and related topics! (@ElucidationsPod, 2018-Jan-09)
452.thumbnailHoP 286 - On the Money - Medieval Economic Theory
Changing ideas about money, just price, and usury, up to the time of Buridan, Oresme, and Gregory of Rimini. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-08)
453.thumbnailEp46 - Philosophy at Home
In this forty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Amy Leask of Red T Media and Enable Education on the subject of "Philosophy at Home: Re-envisioning Philosophy’s Reach Beyond the Academy." Red T Media is a publisher and Web and mobile application provider for parents who want to introduce their kids to Philosophy. Among Red T Media’s most successfu... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-21)
454.thumbnailThe Reformation: What's not to like?
Is it just a coincidence that the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation falls on the same year that Britain is trying to 'Brexit'? (@RadioNational, 2017-Nov-05)
455.thumbnailRationally Speaking #199 - Jessica Flanigan on "Why people should have the right to self-medicate"
This episode features Jessica Flanigan, professor of normative and applied ethics, making the case that patients should have the right to take pharmaceutical drugs without needing to get a prescription from a doctor. (@Rspodcast, 2018-Jan-08)
456.thumbnailEp45 - Experimentation in Art and Law
In this forty-fifth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Brian Butler of the University of North Carolina Asheville. We talk with Brian about two applications of the idea known as "democratic experimentalism" that have been at the heart of his work. One application concerns Constitutional law. The other involves the history of Black Mountain College, an ex... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-17)
457.thumbnailHPI 50 - Marie-Hélène Gorisse on Jain Epistemology
We’re joined by Marie-Hélène Gorisse for a look at the Jain theory of knowledge. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Oct-01)
458.thumbnail440: The Internet of Things
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/internet-things. Smart TVs, refrigerators, cars, and houses—the internet of things refers to the networking of all the devices in our lives, as they gather data and interact with one another, apparently to make our lives easier. How will this augmented connectivity affect the way we live? If government agencies or hackers can potentially access t... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Oct-16)
459.thumbnailHoP 285 - Dominik Perler on Medieval Skepticism
The medievals were too firm in their beliefs to entertain skeptical worries, right? Don't be so sure, as Peter learns from Dominik Perler. (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Sep-24)
460.thumbnailAnimals and the philosophy of friendship
Some of our best friends are animals. So where does that leave some humans we know? (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-29)
461.thumbnailDrowned at Sea
In the process of preparing to testify in a divorce case, Brian had to study one of the strangest books he had ever come across, where religion, mathematics, and the apocalypse intersect. This week, we look at how a religious cult of number worshipers on the Italian coast gave rise to modern science, mathematics, philosophy, and music. In the interim 2500 years, as we have increased our knowledge ... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Dec-19)
462.thumbnailHPI 49 - Well Qualified - the Jains on Truth
Does the Jain theory of seven predications (saptabhaṇgī) land them in self-contradiction, or help them to avoid it? (@HistPhilosophy, 2017-Sep-17)
463.thumbnailEpisode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part One)
On Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), chapters on "The Self," "Will," and "Emotions." Continuing from ep. 179, we talk about the "Me" (the part of me that I know) vs. the "I" (the part of me that knows), including personal identity. James thinks that emotions are just our experience of our own physiology. Finally, we tackle will, veering into ethics, free will, and more. (@PartiallyExLife, 2018-Jan-01)
464.thumbnailEp44 - On Philosophy, Leadership, & SOPHIA
In this forty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Dr. Anthony Cashio decides that "turn-about is fair play." He had been the guest in the very first episode of the show, and in this episode, he turns the tables and grills co-host Dr. Eric Thomas Weber as the guest for the day. The show focuses on Weber's 2013 book, Democracy and Leadership, and then relates Weber's... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Oct-06)
465.thumbnail#10 Philosophy for Children with Jana Mohr Lone
Jana Mohr Lone, director and founder of University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children and president of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) joins Dustyn and Whitney to discuss philosophy for children: what does philosophical education for children look like? How does it change students? What would a world be like where everyone was a little more philosophical? ... (@NoNarrowThing, 2018-Jan-03)
466.thumbnailEpisode 129: Dystopias
David and Tamler assert their autonomy as individuals by discussing their favorite dystopian works of art. Rebelling against a repressive regime, they refuse to sacrifice their privacy, uniqueness, and reproductive freedom. Through sheer force of will - the human spirit - they triumph over the pressures to ... wait what? You want me to take that pill? Okay, can't hurt. Aaahhhhh. So happy... So co... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Dec-12)
467.thumbnailDaniel R. DeNicola, “Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don’t Know” (The MIT Press, 2017)
Epistemology is the area of philosophy that examines the phenomena of and related to knowledge. Traditional core questions include: How is knowledge different from lucky guessing? Can knowledge be innate? Is skepticism a threat, and if so, how should it be countered? And: Is it possible to know something simply... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Dec-01)
468.thumbnailBots, bankers and big brother
Would you trust a killer robot more than a banker? This philosopher does, and has his reasons. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-22)
469.thumbnailEp43 - The Stories of Our Day 1: Game of Thrones
This forty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special new show format, more of a round-table discussion than usual, and with a new theme: The Stories of Our Day. In this first "Stories of Our Day" episode, we're talking about The Game of Thrones! For this discussion, we knew that we wanted to bring Dr. Shane Courtland back on the show, given his specialty in Th... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-29)
470.thumbnailEp42 - BC9 - Overcoming Redneck State Stigma
This forty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a second “breadcrumb” episode with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, who was our featured guest in Episode 40. In that episode, Larry spoke about democracy and education in the United States today. While he was with us, we asked him to comment on a question that we received from a listener earlier this year. Larry, Anthony, ... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-23)
471.thumbnailEp41 - BC8 - The Meaning of Life? Answered.
This forty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special "breadcrumb" episode with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, who was our featured guest in Episode 40. In that episode, Larry raised a question for listeners for which he said he has an answer: "What's the meaning of life?" It's the age-old question, the stereotypical philosophical question, yet Larry believes that ther... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-22)
472.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, 2017-Sep-25)
473.thumbnailFacts and trust in a post-truth world
We’re told it’s a post-truth world—so what’s left of the philosophy of knowledge? (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-15)
474.thumbnailEp40 - Democracy and Education Today
This fortieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Larry A. Hickman, former Director of the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about John Dewey's rich ideas about democracy and education, as well as what we can say about the state of each today. Dr. Hickman is a prolifi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-17)
475.thumbnailEpisode 179: William James's Psychology (Part Two)
Continuing on Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), completing "The Stream of Thought" and covering the chapter on "Habit." James thinks that psychologists focus too much on those parts of consciousness that get picked out by substantive words. He describes habit as part of a general natural pattern that things that happen once tend to create pathways for themselves in surrounding material to all... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-25)
476.thumbnailEp39 - BC7 - Stoicism Today
This thirty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a special "breadcrumb" episode with Dr. Gregory Sadler, who was featured in Episode 38. Greg is the editor of Stoicism Today, a publication put out by Modern Stoicism. If you haven't had a chance to hear Episode 38 with Greg, we call him the YouTube Philosopher, as he has over 40,000 YouTube subscribers. His videos h... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-07)
477.thumbnailEp38 - The YouTube Philosopher
This thirty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. Greg Sadler, The YouTube Philosopher, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the great work he has done as a public philosopher. In addition to having built a remarkable following on YouTube, Dr. Sadler is also the President, CEO, and Chief Lord of ReasonIO, a company w... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Sep-06)
478.thumbnail#9 The Good Art of Bad People (Guest: Lane Eagles)
In light of the prominence of sexual assault allegations against artists, art historian Lane Eagles joins Dustyn and Whitney as they navigate the difficult question: how does our relationship to art change when we know its creator did bad things? Are we allowed to enjoy the works? Are we allowed to purchase them? Visit NoNarrowThing.com for our sources. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-27)
479.thumbnail438: Post-Truth Politics
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/post-truth-politics. You've probably heard about the dangerous effects of fake news, and the spread of sensational and targeted falsities. But what about "legitimate" news, one might still ask? Well, do you want the "liberal truth" or the "conservative truth"? Just stick to the facts? What if my "facts" differ from yours? Listen to science? Those s... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Sep-11)
480.thumbnailEp37 - Philosophy in High School
In this thirty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Nick Caltagiarone, who’s been teaching history for 16 years at the West Chicago Community High School, and has taught philosophy there as well for 13 of those years. We spoke with Nick about “Philosophy in High School,” asking why and how to teach philosophy in high sc... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-30)
481.thumbnailEp36 - Quality Philosophy for Everyone
This thirty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Cole Nasrallah, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the paper that she gave at the Future of Philosophical Practice seminar at the University of North Carolina Asheville in July of 2017. Cole’s paper was on “The Elements of High Value Philosophy and Audience Accessibi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-25)
482.thumbnailEp36 – Quality Philosophy for Everyone
This thirty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Cole Nasrallah, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the paper that she gave at the Future of Philosophical Practice seminar at the University of North Carolina Asheville in July of 2017. Cole’s paper was on “The Elements of High Value Philosophy and Audience Accessibi... (@PhilosophyBB, 2017-Aug-25)
483.thumbnailPersonal identity: a primer
Who am I? Glad you asked; now for two millennia of thinking. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-08)
484.thumbnail437: Polyamory
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/polyamory. In most if not all modern Western societies, monogamy is the dominant form of romantic relationship. In polyamorous or "open" relationships, however, each person is free to love multiple partners at once. Just as our friendships are non-exclusive, advocates of polyamory believe our romantic relationship should be too. So why do so many p... (@philtalkradio, 2017-Aug-28)
485.thumbnailAnother concept of race
Race is the hot button term of our era. But perhaps the time has come to update it with a more accurate concept. (@RadioNational, 2017-Oct-01)
486.thumbnailEpisode 128: Fragmented Values and Sex Panics (with Christina Hoff Sommers)
David and Tamler keep their Nagel streak alive, discussing the essay "The Fragmention of Value" from his collection "Mortal Questions." How should we address our fragmented moral landscape, with multiple sources of value that can't be reduced or systematically ordered? Does this make all of our moral decisions arbitrary? Plus, we talk about Louis CK and in a Thanksgiving tradition special guest Ch... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Nov-28)
487.thumbnailSusanna Siegel, “The Rationality of Perception” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Seeing is often a good reason for believing—when things go well. But suppose we have a case like this: Jill believes that Jack is angry, although she has no good grounds for this belief. Nevertheless, when she sees him, she sees his face as angry even though it is neutral.... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Nov-15)
488.thumbnailVirtue, vice, sex, and robots
The robots have given rise to a distinctly modern dilemma: is there such a thing as an immoral fantasy? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-24)
489.thumbnailKant's Categorical Imperative
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how, in the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) sought to define the difference between right and wrong by applying reason, looking at the intention behind actions rather than at consequences. He was inspired to find moral laws by natural philosophers such as Newton and Leibniz, who had used reason rather than emotion to analyse the world around them and had id... (@BBCInOurTime, 2017-Sep-21)
490.thumbnailEpisode 031: Serene Khader on Cross-Border Feminist Solidarity
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Serene Khader about transnational feminism, solidarity, neoliberalism and women in the global south, writng advice, and so much more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Dec-21)
491.thumbnailGraduate Students Talking about the GOP Tax Bill
In this emergency (!) episode, three graduate students and two impartial panelists discuss the new corporate-tax cutting, graduate student-hating GOP tax plan. Trump is lying at his rallies and the GOP is back-stabbing their base. Or are they? We discuss the economics, the politics, and the back-room dealings involved in this deal. www.thevimblog.com ▽ www.facebook.com/thevimblog www... (@thevimblog, 2017-Dec-03)
492.thumbnailEpisode 179: William James's Introspective Psychology (Part One)
On The Principles of Psychology (1890) chapters 1 & 7, and Psychology, the Briefer Course (1892), the chapters on "The Stream of Thought," "Habit," and some of "The Self." Can we talk about the mind in a way that is both scientific and also does justice to our everyday experiences? James thought his method, which involved both introspection and physiology, yielded more accurate descriptions of the... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-18)
493.thumbnailTell me one thing that's absolutely true
Truth: a simple word that’s spawned a cosmos of theories, and caused a world of trouble. (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-17)
494.thumbnail#8 Taylor Swift: Awkward, Strategic, or Villainous?
What makes Taylor Swift so interesting? Is she, actually, interesting? How does she relate to Guy Fieri, America, and...ourselves? Dustyn and Whitney try to figure out the elusive, enigmatic T. Swift. Dustyn and Whitney recommend the TV show Terriers, the book Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler, and the movie Blue Ruin in the final segment. Note: Dustyn and Wh... (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-20)
495.thumbnailTranscendence and the moderns
People claim to find modern transcendence in sport, at raves, or on Amazonian hallucinogens. But is it the real thing? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-10)
496.thumbnailTranscendence and the ancients
If there's one subject you could write 800 pages on it would be Transcendence. But is it philosophy? (@RadioNational, 2017-Sep-03)
497.thumbnailThree things you should know about time
Confused about time? Let’s give presentism, eternalism, and the growing block a brisk work out. (@RadioNational, 2017-Aug-27)
498.thumbnailThe Ethics Bowl
High school students from around the country converge on the University of North Carolina for a weekend of moral dilemmas. We follow twenty-four of the nation's top ethics teams competing in the 2017 National High School Ethics Bowl, and take a whirlwind tour of moral philosophy in the process. Guest voices include Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Geoff Sayre-McCord, Jeff Sebo, and students from high sch... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Nov-28)
499.thumbnailEvolution and Cooperation
Why do some animals behave in altruistic ways? With Jonathan Birch. (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Dec-12)
500.thumbnail#7 Guy Fieri and Authenticity
Is Guy Fieri authentic? Is authenticity admirable, even if someone is authentically unappealing? What does Guy Fieri’s character and celebrity say about America? In the final segment, Dustyn and Whitney talk about crime and punishment (not the book). Check out our sources on NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-13)
501.thumbnailJean Kazez, “The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions about Having and Raising Children” (Oxford UP, 2017)
We all recognize that parenting involves a seemingly endless succession of choices, beginning perhaps with the choice to become a parent, through a sequence of decisions concerning the care, upbringing, acculturation, and education of a child. And we all recognize that many of these decisions are impactful. More specifically, we... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Nov-01)
502.thumbnailEpisode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: Twilight of the Idols (Part Two)
Continuing on Nietzsche's 1888 book. Is there any ground from which we could judge life as a whole to be good or bad? Is N. more about saying "yes" to life or saying "no" to all the numerous things that piss him off? We also talk Becoming, whether producing great art is more important than being nice to everyone, and whether Nietzsche is ultimately someone we'd want to hang around. End song: "Obli... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-10)
503.thumbnailHow to Read (about) Hannah Arendt
Who is Hannah Arendt and why should we care? In this episode, Zach and Kevin introduce her work and discuss why there was a season of Arendt popularity in the "media elite." How would Arendt feel about being the subject of partisan think pieces? Should we read her work—the Origins of Totalitarianism or Eichmann in Jerusalem—to get a better handle on the age of Trump? Or are we doomed to misint... (@thevimblog, 2017-Nov-22)
504.thumbnailEpisode 127: Moral Luck
David and Tamler dip back into the Thomas Nagel well, and discuss the problem of "moral luck." Why do we blame drunk drivers who hit someone more than drunk drivers who make it home OK? Why do we judge people for things that are beyond their control (when we have strong intuitions that uncontrollable acts don't deserve blame)? Does moral luck ultimately swallow all of our behavior? Can we truly e... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Nov-14)
505.thumbnailRationally Speaking #198 - Timur Kuran on "Private Truths and Public Lies"
In this episode, economist Timur Kuran explains the ubiquitous phenomenon of "preference falsification" -- in which people claim to support something publicly even though they don't support it privately -- and describes its harmful effects on society. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Dec-11)
506.thumbnailRationally Speaking #198 - Timur Kuran on “Private Truths and Public Lies"
In this episode, economist Timur Kuran explains the ubiquitous phenomenon of "preference falsification" -- in which people claim to support something publicly even though they don't support it privately -- and describes its harmful effects on society. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Dec-11)
507.thumbnailEpisode 31 - Robyn Bluhm
On Episode 31, Nick chats with Robyn Bluhm, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Lymann Briggs College at Michigan State University, about her transition from doing a Bachelors in Translation, to studying behavioral neuroscience, to gradate work in the philosophy of science, spending three years doing functional neuroimaging in psychiatry, becoming a leading exper... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Dec-04)
508.thumbnailEpisode 030: Winston Thompson on Educational Justice
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Winston Thompson about justice and education, potential and formation, charter schools, decolonizing the curriculm, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Dec-08)
509.thumbnailEpisode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One)
On Friedrich Nieztsche's 1888 book summarizing his thought and critiquing the founding myths of his society. He defends "spiritualized" instinct and frenzied creativity, but also Napoleon and war. We try to figure out what kind of social critic he'd be today. Would we actually like him? (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Dec-04)
510.thumbnail#6 Gossip II - Mean Girls and the Culture of Censure
What’s the philosophical significance of Mean Girls? How can gossip change a culture? What is a “culture of censure?” Dustyn asks Whitney what sci-fi/fantasy world would be the best to live in. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Dec-06)
511.thumbnailRon Mallon, “The Construction of Human Kinds” (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Social constructionists hold that the world is determined at least in part by our ways of representing it. Recent debates regarding social construction have focused on categories that play important roles in the human social world, such as race and gender. Social constructionists argue that these categories are not biological... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Oct-15)
512.thumbnailEpisode 102: Josh Knobe discusses the true self
In this episode, Josh Knobe discusses a series of experiments that try to tease out what we implicitly assume about who a person really is, deep down. (@ElucidationsPod, 2017-Dec-01)
513.thumbnailNEM#60: Alejandro Escovedo's Hard Road
Alejandro started as a punk guitarist for the The Nuns, moved to Austin in the '80s and became a songwriter with True Believers. He has since put out 14+ solo albums of story-driven, lyrically intense, stylistically varied Texas rock. We discuss "Beauty and the Buzz" from Burn Something Beautiful (2016), "Sally Was a Cop" from Big Station (2012), and "Pissed Off 2AM" from With These Hands (1996).... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-27)
514.thumbnailEpisode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part Two)
Continuing with the Econtalk host on the moral aspects of economics, focused by Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Theory of Moral Sentiments. Should we sacrifice ourselves to the machine of the economy? How does Smith's idea of virtue and talk of the "impartial spectator" line up with economic growth? Listen to part 1 first or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! Lea... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-27)
515.thumbnail#5 Gossip I - The Ethics of Gossip
Is gossip good after all? What does gossip get for us and what's the moral cost? Whitney takes a stand against Twitter’s new character limit. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-29)
516.thumbnailThe Vim Watches Fox News - Hannity on Collusion
In this very special explosive episode of The Vimcast, Zach and Justin sit down to watch and analyze a Sean Hannity monologue. Whatever you thought about Mueller's first round of indictments, prepare to have your mind changed. Or not. What is Hannity's style? Does he present arguments, or is it all on-screen graphics, rapid-fire non-sequiturs and facial expressions? How convincing is t... (@thevimblog, 2017-Nov-05)
517.thumbnailEpisode 126: The Absurd
Is life meaningless? Are humans just glorified dung beetles, pushing around our piles of poop with no greater purpose? What would it take for life to actually be meaningful? In this episode, Tamler and David discuss Thomas Nagel’s essay on the sense of meaninglessness and absurdity that can so easily creep into human existence (with a special emphasis on the work of Camus and the philosophy of R... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Oct-24)
518.thumbnailAlfred Moore, “Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Problem of Expertise” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
According to a challenge going back to Plato, democracy is unacceptable as a mode of political organization, because it distributes political power equally among those who are unequal in wisdom. Plato goes on to object that democracies are suspicious of the very idea of expertise in political matters. Long traditions... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Oct-01)
519.thumbnailThe Bottom of the Curve
At the beginning of their adult lives, millennials are trying to find out what it means to be happy in their 20s, not knowing that they have no where to go but down. Meanwhile, three highly successful people find themselves at the bottom of life's happiness curve, and try to find their way back up. The show today is about a demographic inevitability, the midlife crisis, and how we seek happiness i... (@HiPhiNation, 2017-Oct-31)
520.thumbnailEpisode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part One)
The host of Econtalk provides his take on our ep. 174 on The Wealth of Nations, and explores with us the idea of emergent economic order. Is the economy more like a machine or a garden or what? Don't wait for part two! Get the full, ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition now! Please support PEL! Visit lovepop.com/pel for 3D pop-up cards; simplecontacts.com/pel, promo code PEL; MUBI.com/PEL for curated ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-20)
521.thumbnail#4 Ghosts II - Poltergeists and Cannibals
What counts as good evidence for ghosts? Is it a matter of faith? How do we approach the uncertain? Dustyn and Whitney discuss the Case of the Speluncean Explorers. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-22)
522.thumbnailJan De Winter, “Interests and Epistemic Integrity in Science” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
In the 1960’s Thomas Kuhn argued, in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, that scientists’ choices between competing theories could not be determined by the empirical evidence. Ever since, philosophers of science have debated the role of non-epistemic values and interests in science, generally agreeing that such influences are undesirable even... (@NewBooksPhil, 2017-Sep-15)
523.thumbnailEpisode 30 - Elisabeth Lloyd
On Episode 30, Nick chats with Elisabeth Lloyd, the Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, about developing resilience from growing up in adverse circumstances, returning to college after spending a year in a hippie commune to write her own major on Science and Political Theory, getting through a difficult and discouraging environme... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Nov-11)
524.thumbnailEpisode 125: Can You Feel It?
What do we mean when we say someone is angry? Can we identify anger (or any other emotion) via facial expressions, physiological changes, or neural markers? Is anger simply a feeling, something that happens to us, or does it involve a judgment? How much control do we have over our emotions, and can we be responsible for them? We talk about the work of Lisa Feldman Barrett and Bob Solomon. Plus, Ta... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Oct-10)
525.thumbnailEpisode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Part Two)
Continuing with Dave Pizarro on articles by Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo, and John Doris about situationism, which entails that people's level of morality will vary by situation, as opposed to virtue ethics, which posits that how people will act in a novel situation will be determined by the quality of their character. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support P... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-13)
526.thumbnail#1 Democracy I - The Paradox of Voting
Welcome to No Narrow Thing! Dustyn and Whitney ask if there is a duty to vote. The two discuss if humans are even capable of voting responsibly, and if voting for a candidate who does something wrong makes you complicit in their actions. We also learn a Random Fact from History! See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
527.thumbnail#3 Ghosts I - Ghosts are Fun
Do ghosts exist? Should a person believe in them? Whitney makes the case for ghosts; Dustyn is skeptical. The two go down the Rabbit Hole of Amazon’s HQ2. See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
528.thumbnail#2 Democracy II - Compromised Politics
Is political compromise different from other kinds of compromise? When values and ethics are involved, is any compromise morally permissible? Is centrism pragmatic or lacking in principles? See the sources for our discussion at NoNarrowThing.com. (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-15)
529.thumbnailRationally Speaking #197 - Doug Hubbard on "Why people think some things can’t be quantified (and why they’re wrong)"
In this episode Julia talks with Doug Hubbard, author of How to Measure Anything, about why people so often believe things are impossible to quantify like "innovation" or "quality of life." (@Rspodcast, 2017-Nov-13)
530.thumbnailRationally Speaking #197 - Doug Hubbard on “Why people think some things can’t be quantified (and why they’re wrong)”
In this episode Julia talks with Doug Hubbard, author of How to Measure Anything, about why people so often believe things are impossible to quantify like "innovation" or "quality of life." (@Rspodcast, 2017-Nov-13)
531.thumbnailEpisode 124: Dr. Strawson or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Episodic Life
Do you think of your life as a story? Does your life have a narrative structure or form? Do you identify with your past selves and your future selves? If not, can you live a good life, a moral life, an authentic life? Can you feel guilt, regret, and resentment? Plus, speaking of stories, we talk about a new study suggesting that books with anthropomorphic animals can't teach moral lessons to kids.... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Sep-26)
532.thumbnailTEASER-Episode 175: Blade Runner (Part Two)
Do you want the WHOLE discussion on the new Blade Runner 2049, the original 1982 film, and the idea packed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1967) by Philip K. Dick? If you do, show your love to the podcast by signing up to be a supporter at the $1-or-higher level at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife, or better yet become a PEL Citizen and get every podcast we've ever recorded plus bonus discu... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-06)
533.thumbnailEpisode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Very Bad Wizards Crossover) (Part One)
On Stanley Milgram's "Behavioral Study of Obedience" (1963), Philip Zimbardo’s "Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison" (1973), and John Doris’s "Persons, Situations, and Virtue Ethics" (1998). Do difficult situations make good people act badly? Are there really "good" and "bad" people, or are we all about the same, but put in different situations? With guest David Pizarro from the Very ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Nov-06)
534.thumbnailOn Guns
In this episode of ‘The Vim Reads the News’, in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting, Justin, Justin, and Zach discuss a topical article from 2016, “The Argument Gun Rights Supporters Can’t Respond To” by Nathan J. Robinson at Current Affairs. How are guns different from the death app, OK Reaper? In addition, J, J & Z touch some general issues like, Why do philosophers not talk about thi... (@thevimblog, 2017-Oct-09)
535.thumbnailEpisode 123: What Chilling Effect? (Intelligence Pt. 2)
It’s Part 2 of the Patreon listener selected episode! David and Tamler continue their discussion on intelligence from our last episode by tackling the radioactive topic of group differences and IQ. Are there reliable differences in IQ across races? Given that IQ is strongly heritable, and that racial categories are based (in part) on biological differences, does it follow that group differences ... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Sep-12)
536.thumbnail#0 Trailer
No Narrow Thing is the podcast that gets philosophical about everything. It drops on November 15th! Visit NoNarrowThing.com for more information! (@NoNarrowThing, 2017-Nov-06)
537.thumbnailEpisode 29 - Eric Winsberg
On Episode 29, Nick chats with Eric Winsberg, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, about the "unbelievably permissive" schooling he had growing up in Montreal in the 70's, transitioning from Physics to History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Chicago, exploring the quirky, non-traditional menu of philosophy of science at Indiana University, the r... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Oct-26)
538.thumbnailThe Vim Reads the News- Blame Facebook for Everything!
The Vim reads the news, philosophically! This is our second episode dedicated to an article not found on thevimblog.com. Adam, Dylan, and Zach jump into the world of social media and Russian PSYOPS. They discuss Erin Griffith’s piece, “FACEBOOK CAN ABSOLUTELY CONTROL ITS ALGORITHM.” The go-to social media site is in the news for turning over to the government ads purchased by Russians that w... (@thevimblog, 2017-Oct-01)
539.thumbnailEpisode 122: Nothing but a "G" Thing (Intelligence Pt. 1)
David and Tamler do their best to talk frankly about intelligence and IQ research. (It's our Patreon listener-selected topic! We probably would never have chosen this one on our own...). Is intelligence a meaningful, definable concept? Can we reliably test for it? How much of the variability in IQ across individuals is due to heritable factors? Are people with higher IQ happier, wealthier, or heal... (@verybadwizards, 2017-Aug-29)
540.thumbnailEpisode 175: Blade Runner: Androids and Humanity (Part One)
On Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1967) and the films Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and Blade Runner (1982). What makes us human? Dick's story about androids emphasized their lack of empathy, while the movie adaptations portrayed the "replicants" as plenty capable of emotion, but unjustly treated as servants or targets. Attention: This second half of this special bonus episode i... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-30)
541.thumbnailA Guide to Nazi Analogies in Trump's America
In this episode of the Vimcast, Zach, Justin and esteemed newcomer Clare critique the most famous critique of Nazi analogies, Godwin’s Law. Should we make Nazi analogies? If so, when should we make Nazi analogies? In the last segment they take a step back, looking at analogies generally and setting Scott Adams firmly in their non-violent crosshairs. Read the article this episode is b... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-23)
542.thumbnailRationally Speaking #196 - Eric Schwitzgebel on "Weird ideas and opaque minds"
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel returns to the show to explore several related questions: His taxonomy of the three different styles of thinker -- "Truth," "Dare," and "Wonder" -- and whether one of them is better than the others. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-30)
543.thumbnailThe Vim Reads the News- Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The First White President”
The Vim reads the news! This is the first of our episodes dedicated to articles not found on thevimblog.com. Today we discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ piece, “The First White President.” We unpack his argument and discuss a few other related issues. For instance, is Trump the natural conclusion of regular GOP politics or is he an aberration? And what about the practical, day to day stuff? If Trump ... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-13)
544.thumbnailEpisode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part Two)
Continuing on the foundational text of economics. We talk "invisible hand," "greed is good," tariffs, unproductive labor, city vs. country, and the education racket. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "With My Looks and Your Brains" by The Mr. T Experience. Hear about the singer/songwriter on Nakedly Examined Music #56. Try blinkist.com/pel for... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-22)
545.thumbnailThe Politics of Wishful Thinking
In this episode, the normalcy bias becomes a normal topic. There are novelties, however. It's the first time we mention crackpots and prophets of doom. Wishful thinking on the Left is also picked apart and we puzzle over the case of the missing tweets. Zach execrates the concepts of optimism and pessimism (just in case anyone doubted he was the scold of the group). Be there or be square. Listen or... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-09)
546.thumbnailWhy We Cannot See Disaster Coming
In this episode, three Vimmers strive to match Keith Olbermann's fever pitch of doom. They sound the alarm of the normalcy bias, a bias holding both Trump yea and naysayers in its thrall. Yes, both the Left and the Right stand accused of ignoring warning signs and 'normalizing' definitely abnormal and potentially dangerous situations. Zach highlights our tendency to rationalize our non-/pre-/irrat... (@thevimblog, 2017-Sep-02)
547.thumbnailEpisode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part One)
On the foundational, 1776 text of modern economics. How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth? Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up? (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-16)
548.thumbnailEpisode 101: Miranda Fricker discusses blame and forgiveness
In this episode, Miranda Fricker argues that the purpose of blaming someone is to communicate to them your sense of why what they did was wrong. (@ElucidationsPod, 2017-Oct-21)
549.thumbnailEpisode 28 - Bas Van Fraassen
On Episode 28, Nick chats with Bas van Fraassen, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and the McCosh Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University, about growing up working in a library in a small town in the Netherlands, early influences in philosophy of science, how he developed his major works, including 'The Scientific Image' and 'La... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Oct-02)
550.thumbnailRationally Speaking #195 - Zach Weinersmith on "Emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything"
This episode features Zach Weinersmith, creator of the philosophical webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and the co-author (with his wife Kelly Weinersmith) of the new book Soonish: 10 Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everythings. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-15)
551.thumbnailEpisode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part Two)
We go further into "Philosophy of Native Science" by Gregory Cajete and "What Coyote and Thales Can Teach Us: An Outline of American Indian Epistemology" by Brian Yazzie Burkhart, plus process philosophy, propositional vs. procedural knowledge, and what we owe to nature. With guest Jim Marunich. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: “Circle’s ... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-09)
552.thumbnailIndirect Discrimination
Can discrimination be subtle and indirect, as in Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Oct-09)
553.thumbnailEpisode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part One)
What is wisdom? We discuss articles by Brian Burkhart, Gregory Cajete, and Anne Waters, plus Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt (1932) and some traditional stories. With guest Jim Marunich; we read his master's thesis, "Process Metaphysics in the Far West: American Indian Ontologies." (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Oct-02)
554.thumbnailEpisode 27 - Serife Tekin
On Episode 27, Nick chats with Serife Tekin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York, about her childhood and adolescent years spent on the Aegean coast in Denizli, Turkey, her transition at Middle East Technical University from studying economics and mathematics to philosophy, her work in the philosophy of psychiatry that incorporates first-person a... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Sep-13)
555.thumbnailEpisode 029: Wendy Salkin on Informal Representation
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Wendy Salkin about informal representation, its powers, duties, and problems, Du Bois & Coates on the issue, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Oct-03)
556.thumbnailEpisode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part Two)
Continuing with Drew Pinsky on “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. Fonagy claims we gain the ability to emotionally self-regulate as a result of achieving secure attachment with a caregiver as infants. Schore claims that if this fails, we can end up fundamentally disengaged. So what are the philosophical implic... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-25)
557.thumbnailEpisode 26 - Tony Chemero
On Episode 26, Nick chats with Tony Chemero, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and author of the book, 'Radical Embodied Cognitive Science,' about taking trips to the East Village as a kid to see punk rock shows, early interactions with Dan Dennett and Newton scholar George Smith, hanging out with computer scientists and psychologists during grad... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Sep-06)
558.thumbnailRationally Speaking #194 - Robert Wright on "Why Buddhism is True"
This episode features bestselling author Robert Wright making the case for why Buddhism was right about human nature: its diagnosis that our suffering is mainly due to a failure to see reality clearly. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Oct-02)
559.thumbnailEpisode 25 - Adina Roskies
On Episode 25, Nick talks with Adina Roskies, the Helman Family Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Dartmouth College, about her life-changing undergraduate experience (filled with pedagogical nightmares) at Yale, graduate study and postdoctoral work in neuroscience and cognitive science, returning to complete a PhD in philosophy at MI... (@SciPhiPod, 2017-Aug-30)
560.thumbnailEpisode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part One)
Radio legend Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with us about “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-Organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore. The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others? What in our upbringing can interfere with this development? We relate this back to previous episodes (Hegel, Buber, etc.)... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-18)
561.thumbnailMale Circumcision
Should we ban male circumcision? (@DavidEdmonds100, 2017-Sep-11)
562.thumbnailEpisode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part Two)
Continuing on Why Buddhism Is True. We discuss the "no self" doctrine as articulated in Buddha's Second Discourse and the modularity-of-mind theory that Bob claims supports it. What are the ethical implications, and do we really need meditation to achieve its alleged ethical benefits? Continued from part 1, or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Alphalpha Bhang" by Anto... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-11)
563.thumbnailEpisode 100: Agnes Callard discusses aspiration
In this episode, Agnes Callard explains why she thinks aspiration is the process of moving from one set of values to a new set of values in the way you live your life. (@ElucidationsPod, 2017-Sep-22)
564.thumbnailEpisode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part One)
Bob joins the PEL four to discuss his new book Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Bob applies his expertise in evolutionary psychology to corroborate Buddhism's claims that we are deluded: about our desires, emotions, the unity of our selves, and the "essences" we project on things and people. And he thinks meditation can instill in the diligent the a... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Sep-04)
565.thumbnailRationally Speaking #193 - Eric Jonas on "Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?"
This episode features neuroscientist and computer scientist Eric Jonas, discussing his provocative paper titled "Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?" in which he applied state-of-the-art neuroscience tools to a computer chip. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Sep-18)
566.thumbnailEpisode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle"
Mark and Seth ask Doug Lain (Zero Squared), Brett O'Shea (Revolutionary Left Radio), and C. Derick Varn (Symptomatic Redness) what they think of Debord and PEL's treatment of the book on Ep #170. End song: "Open Your Eyes (Wake Up)" from Tyler Hislop, interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #24. (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-28)
567.thumbnailEpisode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part Two)
More on the 1967 Situtationist book. Do we buy Debord's critique? Is any merely partial critique (i.e. no revolution) just more spectacle? Is technology inherently dehumanizing? Don't these passivity/anti-technology arguments even apply to books? Could Debord's model of authenticity catch on in society as a whole? Start with part 1, or get the Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Millio... (@PartiallyExLife, 2017-Aug-21)
568.thumbnailRationally Speaking #192 - Jesse Singal on “The problems with implicit bias tests”
This episode features science journalist Jesse Singal, who argues that the Implicit Associations Test (IAT) has been massively overhyped, and that in fact there's little evidence that it's measuring real-life bias. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Sep-03)
569.thumbnailEpisode 028: David Livingstone Smith on Dehumanization
Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher David Livingstone Smith about dehumanization, it’s history, the role of race in dehumanizing practices, how monsters are made, and more. (@myishacherry, 2017-Aug-31)
570.thumbnailRationally Speaking #191 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on "What the internet can tell us about human nature" (Fixed)
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz and Julia discuss the insights new research gives us into which parts of the USA are more racist, what kinds of strategies reduce racism, and whether the internet is making political polarization worse. (@Rspodcast, 2017-Aug-21)

Questions in Podcast Episode Descriptions

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

How important is it in political life?
You can overdo most things, but can you overdo democracy?
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?
How can philosophy help us navigate social anxiety?
Should philosophy be the attempt to articulate truth?
How can we find meaning in a meaningless world?
What can Plato teach us about making resolutions?
What can Seneca and the Stoics teach us about sticking to our resolutions?
What renders some item or event humorous?
... Are funny jokes objectively so?
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 is so sacred that it deserves special protection?
Why do we work?
Change can disturb our peaceful existence - are we right to resist it?
But what if rather than shrinking the market, the answer lies in expanding the market?
What is truth?
For example, will SpaceX land on Mars by 2030?
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?
Does neo-liberalism continue the values of classical liberalism?
What effect did Spinoza have on Enlightenment thinkers?
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?
Do people of opposing political parties believe in different facts?
Also, does anyone get a Brigadoon vibe from the planet in this episode?
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?
Summer is here – what philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues do you want to read up on?
Would your life have meaning anymore?
... Would anyone’s?
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?
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?
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?
Is it idolatry to venerate an icon of a saint, or of Christ?
How does all this work?
What is truth?
... So how does that apply to real languages?
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?
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?
1) What is hypocrisy?
... 2) Why are accusations of hypocrisy so appealing?
What's the practical application of a liberal education?
... Is it really liberating or indoctrinating?
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?
What constitutes a liberal education?
How can we best help other people?
Does Bloom's vision require aristocracy, or can a Great Books education be available for all?
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 should we make of the difference between 'immoral' and 'illegal'?
... - What does it mean to live in a secular democracy?
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?
What is the role of the university in our democracy?
Given this, can there ever be humility when it comes to religious faith?
What is it?
... What should it be?
... And what should we make of the attitude many ‘private’ philosophers take towards it?
How much would you pay for porn?
... Should we be stereotyping zoophiles?
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?
Is the world in a better state than it seems?
... If so, why does it feel so bad?
But should we really be happy to hear that news?
... What are the philosophical implications of the possibility of extraterrestrial life?
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?
Kant famously asked the question, how is knowledge possible?
Are African Americans owed reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors?
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?
Do states have a moral right to exclude people from their territory?
Can a work be both allegorical and yet have fully fleshed out characters and the other elements that make a film feel real?
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?
Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it?
What does it mean when beauty moves from aesthetic choice to ethical ideal?
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?
What could it mean to say that a text, once written, speaks itself?
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?
How does this colour our notion of what constitutes a 'desirable' or 'undesirable' human subject?
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 do I know I'm not dreaming?
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?
So why study philosophy?
... And could a good dose of scientific method help to solve the problem—if indeed there is one?
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?
Why are we always attracted to people who mock us, resist our advances, and play hard to get?
How do we tell what the best strategies for changing our beliefs on the basis of new evidence might be?
Do you ever get the feeling that life is meaningless?
Children are natural philosophers — so why don’t we routinely teach them how to do philosophy?
What is a robustly demanding good, and what has that got to do with friendship and love?
How might the same sentence or idea be used in different speech acts, some of which might be legitimately censured but others not?
Why are we so bad at predicting what will make us happy?
But what exactly is misogyny?
... And how does it differ from sexism?
... What set of beliefs or attitudes makes someone a misogynist?
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?
But what is involved in knowing a person?
What are the legitimate limits on free speech?
What does this mean?
... Should we evaluate our governmental, and personal, budgets ethically?
... Does the way we spend money reveal our true ethical commitments?
We talk about one of the most famous critiques of utilitarian theories from Bernard Williams. Does utilitarianism annihilate our integrity--our unity--as people?
It might affect how the child grows up, but how to work that out?
Why did James Baldwin, a prominent Civil Rights-era intellectual and novelist, believe that telling the truth about ourselves is not only difficult but can also be dangerous?
Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy?
What's it like when someone with superpowers begins to age?
... What does it say about our own views on aging and mortality?
Are human beings fundamentally different from the rest of the animal world?
... Can what we essentially are be captured in a biological or evolutionary description?
What's the relationship between language and the world?
can you push an otherwise normal person to the point of killing someone?
Should you have kids?
Has the outrage changed now that we express so much of it online?
Has the outrage changed now that we express so much of it online?
But what is anti-intellectualism?
... Why is it brought up so often?
... Why is it as prevalent as it is?
Is it rational to believe in our friend of the forest?
Does this story of "heroes" have anything to teach us about ethics?
The universe has been around for billions of years, so why haven't we seen any signs of alien civilizations?
The universe has been around for billions of years, so why haven't we seen any signs of alien civilizations?
What about the real-life choices you actually have to make every day?
... How bad is it to steal from the self check-out line?
... Can you lie to kids to make them behave?
... What about googling someone before a first date?
Why not just be a skeptic?
... Is Pascal right that people suck?
But what exactly is retirement and why do we retire?
... Does retirement always mean an end to work, or can it sometimes just mean a shift to a different kind of work?
Is being dead a bad thing?
... If so, what makes it bad?
... How can anything be bad for a subject that no longer exists?
... We didn't have a problem with oblivion for the thirteen billion years before we were born, why fear it now?
... Why is it so infuriating in some works but not others?
Is it rational to have religious faith?
What ideas and events took shape over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?
What's the best way to build self-control, patience, productivity, and delayed marshmallow eating?
Why are there so many books, apps, and systems devoted to self-optimization?
... Are they helping us improvement where it matters?
... If we're getting better, why does it feel so bad?
If we disapprove of certain behaviors, when is it okay to prohibit them legally?
... What about just shaming people?
... But what constitutes "harm"?
... And how can we discourage someone from, e.g., just being drunk all the time?
What makes the human mind so distinctive?
But what is it really about?
... Is it a sense of our mortality, the fear of not achieving what we hoped to, or the sinking feeling that we’ve been spending our whole adult lives chasing our tails?
what's so creepy about pick up artistry?
... Can an AI be a person?
... Can you enslave yourself?
... Would it be ethical to "block" someone in real life like we do on social media?
To what extent has our podcast changed in reaction to current politics?
Next we talk about "Black Museum" - could it be the final episode of Black Mirror?
... Should it be?
When and why might it be ok to hate your colleague’s promotion?
How do people rationalize this?
... What can we apply from this to ourselves?
... Also, how was genocide a new type of crime, and what's the best rationale for punishing it?
lists of symptoms. Who creates these lists, and based on what criteria?
How much should tech companies be actively moderating their users' speech?
a case of the irrelevant versus the impractical?
Can robots fall in love?
Are we still morally culpable if our entire society is corrupt?
would you accept a duel on the moon?
Then who was it?
But what makes something trash to begin with?
Is it really the case that we dehumanize in order to harm others?
... Or does most violence actually require us to view others as fundamentally human, agentic, and capable of true suffering?
What is it to be moral, to lead an ethically good life?
must we avenge the ones we love?
... Does pursuing vengeance make your a life a blue ruin?
... Is violence outside of self-defense ever justified?
Is it just a coincidence that the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation falls on the same year that Britain is trying to 'Brexit'?
How will this augmented connectivity affect the way we live?
The medievals were too firm in their beliefs to entertain skeptical worries, right?
So where does that leave some humans we know?
Does the Jain theory of seven predications (saptabhaṇgī) land them in self-contradiction, or help them to avoid it?
what does philosophical education for children look like?
... How does it change students?
... What would a world be like where everyone was a little more philosophical?
wait what?
... You want me to take that pill?
How is knowledge different from lucky guessing?
... Can knowledge be innate?
... Is skepticism a threat, and if so, how should it be countered?
Would you trust a killer robot more than a banker?
Should we view this inevitability with hope or with despair?
We’re told it’s a post-truth world—so what’s left of the philosophy of knowledge?
how does our relationship to art change when we know its creator did bad things?
... Are we allowed to enjoy the works?
... Are we allowed to purchase them?
But what about "legitimate" news, one might still ask?
... Well, do you want the "liberal truth" or the "conservative truth"?
... Just stick to the facts?
... What if my "facts" differ from yours?
... Listen to science?
Who am I?
How should we address our fragmented moral landscape, with multiple sources of value that can't be reduced or systematically ordered?
... Does this make all of our moral decisions arbitrary?
is there such a thing as an immoral fantasy?
Or are they?
Can we talk about the mind in a way that is both scientific and also does justice to our everyday experiences?
What makes Taylor Swift so interesting?
... Is she, actually, interesting?
... How does she relate to Guy Fieri, America, and...ourselves?
But is it the real thing?
But is it philosophy?
Confused about time?
Why do some animals behave in altruistic ways?
Is Guy Fieri authentic?
... Is authenticity admirable, even if someone is authentically unappealing?
... What does Guy Fieri’s character and celebrity say about America?
Is there any ground from which we could judge life as a whole to be good or bad?
... more about saying "yes" to life or saying "no" to all the numerous things that piss him off?
Who is Hannah Arendt and why should we care?
... How would Arendt feel about being the subject of partisan think pieces?
... Should we read her work—the Origins of Totalitarianism or Eichmann in Jerusalem—to get a better handle on the age of Trump?
Why do we blame drunk drivers who hit someone more than drunk drivers who make it home OK?
... Why do we judge people for things that are beyond their control (when we have strong intuitions that uncontrollable acts don't deserve blame)?
... Does moral luck ultimately swallow all of our behavior?
Would we actually like him?
What’s the philosophical significance of Mean Girls?
... How can gossip change a culture?
Should we sacrifice ourselves to the machine of the economy?
... How does Smith's idea of virtue and talk of the "impartial spectator" line up with economic growth?
Is gossip good after all?
... What does gossip get for us and what's the moral cost?
What is Hannity's style?
... Does he present arguments, or is it all on-screen graphics, rapid-fire non-sequiturs and facial expressions?
Is life meaningless?
... Are humans just glorified dung beetles, pushing around our piles of poop with no greater purpose?
... What would it take for life to actually be meaningful?
Is the economy more like a machine or a garden or what?
What counts as good evidence for ghosts?
... Is it a matter of faith?
... How do we approach the uncertain?
What do we mean when we say someone is angry?
... Can we identify anger (or any other emotion) via facial expressions, physiological changes, or neural markers?
... Is anger simply a feeling, something that happens to us, or does it involve a judgment?
... How much control do we have over our emotions, and can we be responsible for them?
Do ghosts exist?
... Should a person believe in them?
Is political compromise different from other kinds of compromise?
... When values and ethics are involved, is any compromise morally permissible?
... Is centrism pragmatic or lacking in principles?
Do you think of your life as a story?
... Does your life have a narrative structure or form?
... Do you identify with your past selves and your future selves?
... If not, can you live a good life, a moral life, an authentic life?
... Can you feel guilt, regret, and resentment?
Do you want the WHOLE discussion on the new Blade Runner 2049, the original 1982 film, and the idea packed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
... Dick?
Do difficult situations make good people act badly?
... Are there really "good" and "bad" people, or are we all about the same, but put in different situations?
How are guns different from the death app, OK Reaper?
Are there reliable differences in IQ across races?
Is intelligence a meaningful, definable concept?
... Can we reliably test for it?
... How much of the variability in IQ across individuals is due to heritable factors?
Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
... What makes us human?
Should we make Nazi analogies?
... If so, when should we make Nazi analogies?
For instance, is Trump the natural conclusion of regular GOP politics or is he an aberration?
... And what about the practical, day to day stuff?
How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth?
... Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up?
Can discrimination be subtle and indirect, as in Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork?
What is wisdom?
The focus is "theory of mind"; how do we develop the ability to impute thoughts and intentions to others?
... What in our upbringing can interfere with this development?
Should we ban male circumcision?
What are the ethical implications, and do we really need meditation to achieve its alleged ethical benefits?
Do we buy Debord's critique?
... no revolution) just more spectacle?
... Is technology inherently dehumanizing?
... Don't these passivity/anti-technology arguments even apply to books?
... Could Debord's model of authenticity catch on in society as a whole?