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Philosophy Podcasts (Chronological)

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

Updated: 2018-Jul-18 14:00 UTC. Listed episodes: 519. Hide descriptions. Switch to ranked view. Search. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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2018-Jul-18thumbnailListener 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-17thumbnailThe 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-16thumbnail461: 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-16thumbnailEpisode 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-16thumbnailEric 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-15thumbnailOn 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-15thumbnailHoP 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-15thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnail#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-11thumbnail0G14: 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnail389: 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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailNo 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-08thumbnailHAP 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-08thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailRationally 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-07thumbnailPREVIEWS-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-06thumbnailHow 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-04thumbnail0G13: 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-02thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailBackyard 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-01thumbnailHoP 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-01thumbnailEpisode 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-Jun-29thumbnail460: 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-29thumbnailElizabeth 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-29thumbnailHow 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-27thumbnail#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-27thumbnail0G12: 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-26thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnailEp 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-25thumbnail388: 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnailEpisode #119 ... Derrida and Words
Today we begin our discussion on the work of Jacques Derrida. (@iamstephenwest)
2018-Jun-25thumbnailRationally 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-24thumbnailNEM#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-24thumbnailGuilty 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-24thumbnailHAP 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-24thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-20thumbnailCheating, 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-19thumbnailA 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-18thumbnailEpisode 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-18thumbnail386: 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-17thumbnailEpisode 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-17thumbnailThe 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-17thumbnailHoP 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-17thumbnailEpisode 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-15thumbnailEdouard 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-14thumbnailMontesquieu
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-13thumbnail#28 The Experience Machine
Dustyn and Whitney explore the classic thought experiment, the Experience Machine! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com (@NoNarrowThing)
2018-Jun-13thumbnail0G11: 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-12thumbnailEp69 - 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-11thumbnail459: 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailRationally 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-10thumbnailKnud 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-10thumbnailHAP 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailNEM#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-07thumbnailPro-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-05thumbnailEpisode 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-04thumbnail458: 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-03thumbnailMaking 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-03thumbnailHoP 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-03thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailWilliam 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-May-31thumbnailEpisode 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-31thumbnailEp65 - 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-30thumbnail#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-30thumbnailWillful 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-30thumbnail0G10: 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-28thumbnail383: 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-28thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnailThe 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-28thumbnailRationally 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-27thumbnailMorals 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-27thumbnailHAP 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnailPREVIEWS-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-25thumbnailShould we pay reparations for wrongs committed in the past?
Are African Americans owed reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2018-May-24thumbnailEp64 - 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailEpisode #118 ... A Basic Look At Post-Modernism
Today we begin a lengthy conversation on the critiques of Post-modernism. (@iamstephenwest)
2018-May-20thumbnailJohn 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-20thumbnailEpisode 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-20thumbnailRewilding
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-20thumbnailHoP 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-18thumbnail380: 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-16thumbnail#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-16thumbnail0G9: 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-15thumbnailRuth 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-14thumbnail387: 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-14thumbnailEpisode: 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-14thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnailRationally 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-13thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnailThe 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-13thumbnailHAP 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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-07thumbnailEpisode 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-07thumbnail457: 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-07thumbnailRobert 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-06thumbnailThe 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-06thumbnailEpisode 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-06thumbnailHoP 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-02thumbnail#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-02thumbnail0G8: 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-01thumbnailChristian 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-01thumbnailCreed 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-Apr-30thumbnail456: 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-30thumbnailEpisode 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-30thumbnailRationally 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-29thumbnailWho 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-29thumbnailEpisode 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-29thumbnailHAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy? (@HistPhilosophy)
2018-Apr-28thumbnailEp63 - 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-24thumbnailEpisode 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-23thumbnail378: 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-23thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailThe 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailHoP 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-21thumbnailEp62 - 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-20thumbnailEpisode 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-18thumbnail#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-18thumbnail0G7: 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-17thumbnailIs Life Without Meaning?
Do you ever get the feeling that life is meaningless? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2018-Apr-16thumbnail455: 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-16thumbnailAlexus 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-16thumbnail"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-15thumbnailRationally 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-15thumbnailMartin 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-15thumbnailEpisode 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-15thumbnailHAP 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-14thumbnailPREVIEW-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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnail454: 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-09thumbnailThinking 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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailThe 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-08thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailHoP 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-06thumbnailAfricana Philosophy Announcement
New paperbacks and a new series! (@HistPhilosophy)
2018-Apr-05thumbnailEp61 - 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-04thumbnail#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-04thumbnail0G6: 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-02thumbnail379: 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-02thumbnailLarry 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-02thumbnailGloria 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-02thumbnailRationally 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-01thumbnailOh, 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-01thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailHAP 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-Mar-29thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnail#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-28thumbnailListener 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-27thumbnailThe 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-26thumbnail453: 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-26thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnailBianca 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-25thumbnailThinking 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnailHoP 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-22thumbnailTocqueville: 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-22thumbnail002 – 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-21thumbnail#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-21thumbnail0G5: 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-19thumbnailEpisode 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-19thumbnail001 – 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-19thumbnailRationally 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-18thumbnailEpisode #117 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 2
Today we continue to talk about the projects of Structuralism. (@iamstephenwest)
2018-Mar-18thumbnailEpisode #116 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 1
Today we begin talking about the initial projects of structuralism. (@iamstephenwest)
2018-Mar-18thumbnailPhilosophy 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-18thumbnailEpisode 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-18thumbnailHPI 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-15thumbnailAugustine'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-15thumbnailMenachem 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-14thumbnail#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-13thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnailAre we becoming too preoccupied with beauty?
Society expects us to conform to standards of beauty more than ever - says Heather Widdows. (@DavidEdmonds100)
2018-Mar-12thumbnailEpisode 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-12thumbnail452: 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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailSteve 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailHoP 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-10thumbnailEp60 - 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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-07thumbnail#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-07thumbnail0G4: 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-05thumbnailEpisode 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-05thumbnailEpisode 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-05thumbnailRationally 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-04thumbnailHPI 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-04thumbnailExtended 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailSun 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-01thumbnailThe 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-Feb-28thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnailCover 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-28thumbnail#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-28thumbnail0G3: 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnail451: 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnailThe 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnailHoP 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-22thumbnailWhat 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-21thumbnail#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-20thumbnail450: 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-19thumbnailEpisode 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-19thumbnailRationally 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-18thumbnailThe 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-18thumbnailEpisode 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-18thumbnailHPI 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-16thumbnailEp59 - 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-16thumbnailPhilosophy 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-15thumbnailKaren 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-14thumbnail0G2: 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-14thumbnailSarah 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-14thumbnail0G1: 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-14thumbnail#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-13thumbnailAre there benefits to Psychedelic Drugs?
An intellectual trip with Ole Martin Moen. (@DavidEdmonds100)
2018-Feb-12thumbnail449: 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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailThe 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailHoP 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-07thumbnailEp58 - 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-07thumbnail#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-06thumbnailEpisode 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-05thumbnailEpisode 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-05thumbnailRationally 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-04thumbnailTEASER-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-04thumbnailThe 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-04thumbnailHPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought
Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy? (@HistPhilosophy)
2018-Feb-01thumbnailBart 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-Jan-31thumbnail#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-29thumbnail448: 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-29thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnailEpisode #115 ... Structuralism and Context
Today we talk about the origins of Structuralism. (@iamstephenwest)
2018-Jan-28thumbnailThe 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-28thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnailHoP 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-27thumbnailNEM#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-26thumbnailEp57 - 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-25thumbnailCicero
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-24thumbnail#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-23thumbnailEpisode 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-23thumbnailFreedom 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-22thumbnail447: 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailRationally 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-21thumbnailFuelling 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailHPI 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-19thumbnailEp56 - 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-17thumbnail#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-16thumbnailRobot Love
Can robots fall in love? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2018-Jan-15thumbnailSam 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-15thumbnail371: 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-15thumbnailEpisode 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-14thumbnailCarlo 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-14thumbnailEpisode 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-14thumbnailHoP 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-11thumbnailEric 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-10thumbnail#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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnail446: 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-08thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailRationally 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-07thumbnailStones rolling and the joy of ordinary objects
The structure of the universe is written in stone—maybe. Dana Goswick talks metaphysics. (@RadioNational)
2018-Jan-07thumbnailEpisode 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-07thumbnailHPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra
Philosophy is put into practice in Kashmir Śaivite Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. (@HistPhilosophy)
2018-Jan-04thumbnailEpisode 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-03thumbnail#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-01thumbnailKieran 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-01thumbnailEpisode 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)
2017-Dec-31thumbnailAwesome ethics and the art of mushroom blading
Forget the meaning of life; an ethical definition of awesome is far more important. (@RadioNational)
2017-Dec-31thumbnailEpisode 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-31thumbnailHoP 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-27thumbnail445: 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-27thumbnail#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-26thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnail363: 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-24thumbnailEnid 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-24thumbnailEpisode 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-24thumbnailHPI 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-23thumbnailEpisode #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-21thumbnailEp55 - 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-20thumbnail#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-19thumbnailDrowned 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-18thumbnailEpisode 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-17thumbnailRobot dogs dream of consciousness
What makes the human mind so distinctive? Perhaps the answer is in your dreams. (@RadioNational)
2017-Dec-17thumbnailEpisode 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-17thumbnailHoP 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-15thumbnailOwen 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-14thumbnailEp53 - 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-13thumbnail#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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-12thumbnailEvolution and Cooperation
Why do some animals behave in altruistic ways? With Jonathan Birch. (@DavidEdmonds100)
2017-Dec-11thumbnail444: 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-11thumbnailRationally 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-10thumbnailPhilip 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-10thumbnailParental guidance recommended
The nature of Family could be more than a Christmas puzzle. (@RadioNational)
2017-Dec-10thumbnailEpisode 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-10thumbnailHPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness
Dignāga argues that all perception is accompanied by self-awareness. (@HistPhilosophy)
2017-Dec-09thumbnailEp52 - 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-08thumbnailEpisode 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-06thumbnail#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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-04thumbnail443: 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-03thumbnailGraduate 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-03thumbnailEnvy has its reasons
When and why might it be ok to hate your colleague’s promotion? (@RadioNational)
2017-Dec-03thumbnailEpisode 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-03thumbnailHoP 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-02thumbnailEpisode #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-01thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailDaniel 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-Nov-29thumbnail#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-29thumbnailEp51 - 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-28thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnailThe 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-27thumbnailNEM#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-26thumbnailA tale of two universes
Philosophy and modern physics: a case of the irrelevant versus the impractical? (@RadioNational)
2017-Nov-26thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnailHPI 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-22thumbnailHow 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-22thumbnail#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-20thumbnail368: 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-20thumbnailEpisode 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-19thumbnailAutonomy, self, and substances
Substance abuse lets you say ‘it wasn’t me’. Then who was it? (@RadioNational)
2017-Nov-19thumbnailEpisode 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-19thumbnailHoP 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-18thumbnailEp50 - 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-15thumbnailSusanna 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-15thumbnail#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-15thumbnail#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-15thumbnail#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-14thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnail369: 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-13thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnailRationally 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-12thumbnailGetting stuck: The midlife mess
Your midlife crisis: it’s more than you think. (@RadioNational)
2017-Nov-12thumbnailEpisode 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-12thumbnailHPI 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailEp54 - 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-06thumbnail#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-06thumbnail442: 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-06thumbnailKatalin 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-06thumbnailEpisode 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-06thumbnailEpisode #112 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 5 - Civilization
Today we continue our discussion of Marcuse's work Eros and Civilization. (@iamstephenwest)
2017-Nov-06thumbnailTEASER-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-05thumbnailThe 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-05thumbnailEpisode 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-05thumbnailHoP 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-05thumbnailThe 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-03thumbnailEp49 - 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-01thumbnailJean 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-Oct-31thumbnailThe 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-30thumbnail441: 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-30thumbnailEpisode 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-30thumbnailRationally 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-29thumbnailEp48 - 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-29thumbnailAnimals and the philosophy of friendship
Some of our best friends are animals. So where does that leave some humans we know? (@RadioNational)
2017-Oct-29thumbnailEpisode 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-29thumbnailHPI 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-26thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnailEp47 - 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-24thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailBots, bankers and big brother
Would you trust a killer robot more than a banker? This philosopher does, and has his reasons. (@RadioNational)
2017-Oct-22thumbnailEpisode 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-22thumbnailHoP 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-21thumbnailEp46 - 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-20thumbnailEpisode #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-17thumbnailEp45 - 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-16thumbnail440: 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-16thumbnailEpisode 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-15thumbnailRationally 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-15thumbnailRon 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-15thumbnailFacts 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-15thumbnailEpisode 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-15thumbnailHPI 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnailOn 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-09thumbnailIndirect Discrimination
Can discrimination be subtle and indirect, as in Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2017-Oct-08thumbnailPersonal identity: a primer
Who am I? Glad you asked; now for two millennia of thinking. (@RadioNational)
2017-Oct-08thumbnailEpisode 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-08thumbnailHoP 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-06thumbnailEp44 - 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-03thumbnailEpisode 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-02thumbnailEpisode 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-02thumbnailEpisode 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-02thumbnailRationally 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-01thumbnailThe 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-01thumbnailAlfred 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-01thumbnailAnother 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-01thumbnailEpisode 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-01thumbnailHPI 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-Sep-29thumbnailEp43 - 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-26thumbnailEpisode 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-25thumbnail439: 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-25thumbnailEpisode 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-24thumbnailVirtue, 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-24thumbnailEpisode 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-24thumbnailHoP 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-23thumbnailA 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-23thumbnailEp42 - 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-22thumbnailEp41 - 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-22thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailKant'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-18thumbnailEpisode 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-18thumbnailRationally 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-17thumbnailEp40 - 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-17thumbnailTell 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-17thumbnailEpisode 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-17thumbnailHPI 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-15thumbnailJan 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-13thumbnailEpisode 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-13thumbnailThe 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-12thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnail438: 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-11thumbnailEpisode 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-11thumbnailMale Circumcision
Should we ban male circumcision? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2017-Sep-10thumbnailTranscendence 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-10thumbnailEpisode 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-09thumbnailThe 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-07thumbnailEp39 - 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-07thumbnailEpisode #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-06thumbnailEpisode 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-06thumbnailEp38 - 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-04thumbnailEpisode 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-03thumbnailRationally 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-03thumbnailTranscendence 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-03thumbnailEpisode 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-02thumbnailWhy 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-Aug-31thumbnailEpisode 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-30thumbnailEpisode 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-30thumbnailEp37 - 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-29thumbnailRoger 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-29thumbnailEpisode 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-28thumbnail437: 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-28thumbnailEpisode 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-27thumbnailThree 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-27thumbnailEpisode 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-26thumbnailEpisode #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-25thumbnailEp36 – 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-21thumbnailEpisode 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-21thumbnailRationally 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-20thumbnailEpisode 24, The A. C. Grayling Interview (Part II)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Philosopher and master of the New College of the Humanities professor A. C. Grayling is considered by many to be amongst the greatest and most influential philosophers of our time. Professor Grayling has published around 40 books in philosophy, history of ideas, human rights and e... (@ThePanpsycast)
2017-Aug-20thumbnailRemembering wars, lest we forget
The rituals of remembrance can be powerful and moving, but what moral lesson lies beneath? (@RadioNational)
2017-Aug-18thumbnailEp34 - Saving American Culture in a Yurt
This thirty-fourth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Drs. Randall Auxier and John Shook, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the institute that they and Dr. Larry Hickman (not present in this interview) co-founded, the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought. Dr. Auxier is the author of Metaphysical Grafi... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Aug-17thumbnailEpisode #108 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 1 - Introduction
Today we talk about The Frankfurt School. (@iamstephenwest)
2017-Aug-15thumbnailEpisode 121: The Beauty of Illusion - David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"
Guest Yoel Inbar joins David and Tamler to break down David Lynch’s dreamy masterpiece Mulholland Drive. (FULL SPOILERS – watch before you listen!) What’s real and what’s illusion? What happens when our illusions unravel? How do expectations affect our experience? How can artists use our expectations to manipulate our emotions? Come for the questions, stay for the answers – or at least ... (@verybadwizards)
2017-Aug-15thumbnailKristina Musholt, “Thinking About Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self” (MIT Press, 2015)
When Descartes famously concluded “I think, therefore I am”, he took for granted his ability to use the first person pronoun to refer to himself. But how do we come to have this capacity for self-conscious thought? We aren’t born with it, and while we may not be the only... (@NewBooksPhil)
2017-Aug-14thumbnail436: Could the Laws of Physics Ever Change?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/could-laws-physics-change. From airplanes flying overhead to the cellular activity inside us, all events that take place in the world obey the laws of physics. Physicists seem to be getting closer and closer to understanding the physical laws that govern our universe. But what if our physical laws changed? Could that even be possible? How might cha... (@philtalkradio)
2017-Aug-14thumbnailEpisode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part One)
What is culture? In modern capitalism, Debord’s 1967 book describes it as all about the economy. It’s not just our jobs that keep us trapped, but our life outside of working hours is also demanded by “the system” via our activity as consumers, and this commoditization infiltrates every corner of our lives. Debord wants us to WAKE UP, break our chains, and live lives of immediacy, vitality,... (@PartiallyExLife)
2017-Aug-13thumbnailEpisode 99: Steven Nadler discusses Spinoza on freedom
In this episode, Steven Nadler discusses Benedict de Spinoza's unique reason-centric conception of what it is to live a good life and be free. (@ElucidationsPod)
2017-Aug-13thumbnailOn being vulnerable
It’s a promise as old as Buddha: make the right choices and you can put an end to your suffering. But is it the wrong end of the stick? (@RadioNational)
2017-Aug-13thumbnailEpisode 24, The A. C. Grayling Interview (Part I)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Philosopher and master of the New College of the Humanities professor A. C. Grayling is considered by many to be amongst the greatest and most influential philosophers of our time. Professor Grayling has published around 40 books in philosophy, history of ideas, human rights and e... (@ThePanpsycast)
2017-Aug-13thumbnailHoP 284 - Seeing is Believing - Nicholas of Autrecourt’s Skeptical Challenge
The debate between Nicholas of Autrecourt and John Buridan on whether it is possible to achieve certain knowledge. (@HistPhilosophy)
2017-Aug-13thumbnailDo victims have obligations too?
Are you a victim of crime? What are YOUR obligations? (@DavidEdmonds100)
2017-Aug-12thumbnailTEASER-Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part Two)
Some audio tidbits to hint at the analytic glories in the second half of our discussion, getting deeper into the psychoanalytic/existential interpretations of the film. Get the discussion at patreon.com/partiallyexaminedlife or with a PEL Citizenship. (@PartiallyExLife)
2017-Aug-10thumbnailEp33 - Cakes, Capes, and Culture Wars
This thirty-third episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Dr. John Corvino of Wayne State University, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about religious liberty and discrimination, the topics of his most recent book, as well as the HERO award he received for 25 years of advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues. John was celebrated in 2017, receivi... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Aug-07thumbnailPEL Special: Combat & Classics on Rousseau's "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences"
A new podcast for the PEL Podcast Network! Meet Jeff, Lise, and Brian, who are joined by Wes and Dylan to discuss Rousseau's claim that the arts and sciences lead to "moral corruption." Get more C&C on the PEL site or at combatandclassics.org. Become a PEL Citizen to attend a C&C online seminar on Nietzsche's ”Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” on Aug. 14, 8pm EST. Your support for PE... (@PartiallyExLife)
2017-Aug-06thumbnailRationally Speaking #190 - Amanda Askell on "Pascal's Wager and other low risks with high stakes"
This episode features philosopher Amanda Askell, who (though not religious herself) argues that it's much trickier to rebut Pascal's Wager than most people think. (@Rspodcast)
2017-Aug-06thumbnailCauses, effects, and hidden powers
If there’s anything you can bank on it’s cause and effect; Stephen Mumford on an indispensable first principle. (@RadioNational)
2017-Aug-06thumbnailHPI 48 - Taking Perspective - the Jain Theory of Standpoints
The Jain theory of standpoints or non-onesidedness (anekāntavāda) makes truth a matter of perspective. (@HistPhilosophy)
2017-Aug-06thumbnailEpisode 23, John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The following is a quotation from Colin Heydt: Writing of John Stuart Mill a few days after Mill’s death, Henry Sidgwick claimed, “I should say that from about 1860-65 or thereabouts he ruled England in the region of thought as very few men ever did: I do not expect to see any... (@ThePanpsycast)
2017-Aug-05thumbnailEp32 - The Public Philosopher and the Gadfly: Return of the Curry!
This thirty-second episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features a follow-up interview with Dr. Tommy J Curry of Texas A&M University (who featured in Ep9 before this one), on the controversy and death threats that he endured when a piece was published mischaracterizing his work in The American Conservative. Dr. Curry is the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, an... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Aug-01thumbnailAlejandra Mancilla, “The Right of Necessity: Moral Cosmopolitanism and Global Poverty” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
We are accustomed to the thought that individuals facing dire circumstances may rightfully take use of others’ property in order to save their own lives. For example, one thinks it obvious that in order to avoid freezing to death, a lost mountain hiker may rightfully break into and make use... (@NewBooksPhil)
2017-Jul-31thumbnailEpisode 24 - David Baker
On Episode 24, Nick chats with David Baker, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, about the importance of having an intellectual peer group across one's life and career, studying philosophy of physics at Princeton, the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, his work on supersymmetry, disagreements among philosophers of science concerning metaphys... (@SciPhiPod)
2017-Jul-31thumbnailEp31 - Sports Fan I Am
In this thirty-first episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Erin Tarver, author of The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity. Dr. Tarver is assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University's Oxford College in Georgia. She is the author of numerous essays and the co-editor of Feminist... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Jul-31thumbnailEpisode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part One)
On the 1958 film and articles including Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" (1975) and Robin Wood's "Vertigo" (1965). What's the nature of love/lust? Are we really just loving an image we've built while remaining fundamentally isolated? And is it just an illusionary social construct that keeps us all from feeling fundamental vertigo? Lacan, existentialism, and more! Part 2 is for... (@PartiallyExLife)
2017-Jul-30thumbnailTim Harford on Messy
Sometimes disorder can be a source of efficiency and creativity. Tim Harford explores some cases where lack of planning and order has been a boon in this interview with Nigel Warburton, based on Tim's recent book Messy. (@philosophybites)
2017-Jul-30thumbnailWine: a matter of taste?
What a good quaffing can reveal about being objective about the subjective; raise a glass to the philosophy of wine. (@RadioNational)
2017-Jul-30thumbnailHoP 283 - Jack Zupko on John Buridan
Peter speaks to Jack Zupko about John Buridan’s secular and parsimonious approach to philosophy. (@HistPhilosophy)
2017-Jul-30thumbnailEpisode 23, John Stuart Mill's Political Philosophy (Part I)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. The following is a quotation from Colin Heydt: Writing of John Stuart Mill a few days after Mill’s death, Henry Sidgwick claimed, “I should say that from about 1860-65 or thereabouts he ruled England in the region of thought as very few men ever did: I do not expect to see any... (@ThePanpsycast)
2017-Jul-29thumbnailThe Morality of "Economic Anxiety"
In the crescendoing finale of a three-part series on "economy anxiety", Zach argues that pleading economic anxiety is akin to "slapping you and then telling you that you should empathize with my choice to slap you." It's moral harm 'justifying' moral harm. Not uncontroversial stuff. Read the article this episode is based on: https://thevimblog.com/2017/03/31/my-myth-of-economic-anxiety/ ... (@thevimblog)
2017-Jul-29thumbnailEpisode #107 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt .3 - Responsibility
Today we talk about part three of Simone De Beauvoir's work The Ethics of Ambiguity. (@iamstephenwest)
2017-Jul-26thumbnail435: Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/driverless-cars-moral-crossroads. Autonomous vehicles are quickly emerging as the next innovation that will change society in radical ways. Champions of this new technology say that driverless cars, which are programed to obey the law and avoid collisions, will be safer than human controlled vehicles. But how do we program these vehicles to a... (@philtalkradio)
2017-Jul-25thumbnailEp30 - Private Government
In this thirtieth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Elizabeth Anderson about her new book, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk About It). She recently published a piece on the book on Vox.com. Dr. Anderson is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and the John Dewey Disting... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Jul-25thumbnailEpisode 120: Clap Your Hand for Robert Wright
Special guest Robert Wright joins the podcast to discuss his latest book "Why Buddhism is True." What is the Buddhist conception of not-self? When we become aware that the boundaries between us and the world are fluid, what is the “we” that arrives at this insight? Can daily meditation make you less of a dick? How does evolutionary psychology bear on these questions? Plus, Dave horrifies Ta... (@verybadwizards)
2017-Jul-24thumbnailEp35 - BC 6 - 10,000 Downloads Celebration and Giveaway!
This thirty-fifth episode, a short breadcrumb, is being released early to announce the fact that Philosophy Bakes Bread has reached the exciting early milestone of 10,000 episode downloads! We also wanted to put this out early, given that we're setting a deadline to enter our celebration give-away: October 1st, 2017! For the text of this episode, put out early given the deadline, see the transcri... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Jul-24thumbnailEpisode 23 - Heather Douglas
On Episode 22, Nick chats with Heather Douglas, the Waterloo Chair in Science and Society at the University of Waterloo, about her early work on Millikan's famous oil drop experiment and how he cheated his graduate student out of a Nobel prize, idiosyncrasies in academic culture, differences in Canadian and US science policy, how democratic societies, scientists, and philosophers of... (@SciPhiPod)
2017-Jul-24thumbnailEpisode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part Two)
More on Darwin's famous book. Why does it matter for philosophy, beyond providing an alternative to intelligent design? Is it really anti-religious? How can well tell if it's really a scientific theory? Talking about a species evolving trait X to enable survival sounds teleological; is it really, and is that bad? Why would the mind develop through natural selection? Continues from part 1, or just ... (@PartiallyExLife)
2017-Jul-23thumbnailRationally Speaking #189 - Stephan Guyenet on "What causes obesity?"
In this episode Julia sits down with neuroscientist and obesity researcher Stephan Guyenet, to talk about what scientists know so far about the causes of obesity, and in particular the brain's role in regulating weight gain. (@Rspodcast)
2017-Jul-23thumbnailFree speech, campus protests, and the right to silence
University students calling for deplatforming are making a curious claim about free speech. But what is it exactly? (@RadioNational)
2017-Jul-23thumbnailHPI 47 - Jan Westerhoff on Nagarjuna
A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna. (@HistPhilosophy)
2017-Jul-23thumbnailEpisode 22, John Locke's Political Philosophy (Part II)
Everything you could need is on www.thepanpsycast.com! Please tweet us your thoughts at www.twitter.com/thepanpsycast. Born in Somerset, England 1632 and died in Essex, at the age of 72 in 1704, John Locke was among the most famous philosophers and political theorists of the 17th century. Locke's main political work, Two Treatise of Government, was published in anonymously in 1689. The First Treat... (@ThePanpsycast)
2017-Jul-23thumbnailThe Origins of "Economic Anxiety"
Origins stories are in vogue. Economic Anxiety needs its origin story. Where does it come from? What's its appeal? What's its basis? Spoiler: it's probably not reality. Justin and Zach explore the aspects of economic anxiety that made this Manichean meme into the punditocracy's go-to explanation of the 2016 election. Read the article this episode is based on: https://thevimblog.com/2017... (@thevimblog)
2017-Jul-22thumbnailEp29 - What's the Public Got to Do with It?
In this twenty-ninth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Drs. Amanda Fulford and Naomi Hodgson, on the topics of "What is the public?" and understanding philosophy as education - sung in a Tina Turner voice: "What's the Public Got to Do with It, Got to Do with It?" Dr. Fulford is Reader in the Philosophy of E... (@PhilosophyBB)
2017-Jul-19thumbnailAnil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness
The Hard Problem of consciousness is the difficulty of reconciling experience with materialism. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, in conversation with Nigel Warburton, Anil Seth, a neuroscientist, explains his alternative approach to consciousness,which he labels the 'Real Problem. Anil is a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. (@philosophybites)
2017-Jul-19thumbnailEpisode #106 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt. 2 - The Ethics of Ambiguity
Today we talk about the first half of The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone De Beauvoir. (@iamstephenwest)
2017-Jul-18thumbnailEp28 - Philosophy in Nature
In this twenty-eighth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Andrea Christelle, co-founder of the Sedona Philosophy Experience, on the topic of "philosophy in nature." According to their Web site, the Sedona Philosophy Experience "was conceived by four university professors who had the crazy idea to bring th... (@PhilosophyBB)