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Philosophy Podcast Episodes

A composite list of episodes from the past 90 days of philosophy podcasts.

Updated: 2024-Feb-21 13:08 UTC. Episodes: 707. Minimum length: 5 minutes. Hide descriptions. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
podcast image2024-Feb-21 • 37 minutes
Let's Get Weird, California
Paul and Stephen have a live Chinwag with comedian and writer, Chris Gethard (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-21 • 51 minutes
Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act IV
Join the guys as they delve into the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet. Act IV revolves around a pivotal moment in the play where the intricate web of deceit and ambition begins to unravel. From the haunting soliloquies to the dramatic... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Feb-21 • 48 minutes
Why we seek spirituality | John Vervaeke, Sophie-Grace Chappell, Michael Shermer
See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my... (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Feb-21 • 77 minutes
Carlo Rovelli on White Holes
Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli discusses his book, White Holes, which traces the ongoing adventure of his own cutting-edge research and outlines some of the most astounding ideas in astrophysics and cosmology. Rovelli investigates whether all bl... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Feb-21 • 79 minutes
#309 - Sex, Evolution, and the Female Animal: A Dialogue with Lucy Cooke
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Lucy Cooke about the female animals across many species. They discuss why the female species were neglected in Darwin’s studies, binary model of sex, female choice in sexual selection and the social and sexual monogamy in birds and sexual coercion with ducks. They talk about hierarchies with males and females, female dominance in lemurs, menopause, female bonding, and many more topics. Lucy Cooke is a Zoologist, broadcaster, filmmaker, and author. She has ... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 61 minutes
Ep. 112: What is Postmodernism? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a topic that everyone seems to be talking about these days -- "postmodernism." What even is this thing? Why has it become a hot topic these past few years? What are its origins? What are its metaphysics and epistemology? Its ethics and politics? (@LoveofSophiaPOD)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 66 minutes
Could animal farming be good for the animals? The Logic of the Larder - with Nick Pendergrast - Cross-post bonus episode from 3CR's Freedom of Species radio show and podcast - Sentientism 186
This episode is a bonus cross post of my conversation with ⁠Nick Pendergrast⁠⁠⁠ on the 3CR ⁠⁠⁠Freedom of Species⁠⁠ radio show and podcast he co-hosts. In this, my third time as their guest (thank you!), we talk about the "Logic of the Larder" - an argument that animal farming could potentially be good for animals. | You can subscribe to 3CR's ⁠⁠⁠Freedom of Species⁠ wherever you listen. ⁠⁠3CR is a community radio station based in Melbourne⁠⁠⁠, Australia. Nick and the other co-hosts have a fascinati... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 61 minutes
Rebecca Roache, "For F*ck's Sake: Why Swearing Is Shocking, Rude, and Fun" (Oxford UP, 2023)
An interview with Rebecca Roache (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 54 minutes
From Page to Stage: Exploring sex and gender in Shakespeare's work
In the thorny thickets of love and desire, how do Shakespeare’s characters talk to each other? And what’s changed in 400 years? From the Stratford Festival, IDEAS explores the challenges around issues of sex and gender in staging Shakespeare’s plays. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 95 minutes
"What’s Up With Old Men? On Gerontocracy" - OaD Ep. 186
On Gerontocracy (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Feb-20 • 39 minutes
Ep. 77 Diotima and Hypatia: Women Who Shaped Philosophy, Part 1
Throughout the history of philosophy, women have been active, yet markedly absent from much of the scholarship. If you go into a book store or do a google search for the greates philosohers, you would most likely see one or two women, at most on any given list. How can those two things coexist together? In Ancient Greece and Rome, a few women were revered as philosophical teachers. Plato occasionally included women in his famous dialogues. In Alexandria, Egypt, daughters of scholars were educated, and one r... (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 89 minutes
#902 Joshua Knobe: How Morality Influences People's Philosophical and Scientific Intuitions
Dr. Joshua Knobe is Professor of Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology at Yale University. A lot of his recent research has been concerned with the impact of people’s moral judgments on their intuitions about questions that might initially appear to be entirely independent of morality (questions about intention, causation, etc.). | | In this episode, we talk about topics in experimental philosophy. We discuss how experimental philosophy relates to science. We talk about the relationship between belief an... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 20 minutes
Philip Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - John R. Isidore, Special - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th Century American science-fiction short story writer and novelist, Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep It focuses specifically on the character John R Isidore, who has been recently classified as a "special". He is ineligible for emigration to the colonies, lives by himself in an apartment building in the suburbs, and holds a job as a driver for a false/electric animal hospital. A number of the chapters of the novel focus on Isidore, par... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 100 minutes
195 - Brian Keating: Cosmological Inflation and the Universe’s First Light
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences at UC San Diego, host of the Into the Impossible Podcast, an expert on the cosmic microwave background, and the author of a number of books. Robinson and Brian discuss the expansion and inflation of the universe, the relationship between theory and experiment in cosmology, gravitational waves, Brian’s brainchild the BICEP experiment, and a lot more. Bria... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 80 minutes
266 | Christoph Adami on How Information Makes Sense of Biology
I talk with physicist/biologist Chris Adami about how to use information theory to understand biology. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 21 minutes
James Klagge on Wittgenstein
In this episode James Klagge discusses the life and times of Ludwig Wittgenstein with David Edmonds. This is part of our mini series on the biographies of philosophers, Bio Bites. (@philosophybites@DavidEdmonds100)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 54 minutes
What’s Up with The Birds?
Fears of technological overreach, environmental decline, and the violent rise of the irrational: our 21st-century anxieties were anticipated in an unlikely 20th-century horror metaphor. “The Birds” – a haunting 1953 short story by Daphne duMaurier, and the truly bizarre 1963 Alfred Hitchcock movie that it inspired. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 6, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 24 minutes
S2E9 - Asia Sakchatchawan on Tennis and Authenticity
Asia Sakchatchawan is a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford. We’ll be talking about Asia’s background in professional tennis and her research on authenticity. If you'd like to get in touch with Asia, you can email her at [email protected] or on Twitter(X) at @AsiaLeeSak (@KOosterum@99lewiswilliams)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 44 minutes
Ep. 335: Aristotle on Fundamental Explanations (Part Two)
Continuing on Aristotle's Metaphysics, book 1. We get seriously into Aristotle's four types of causation and how previous philosophers in leaving out one or most of these made a mistake. This includes a critique of Platonic forms, which as eternal,... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 56 minutes
83 | What is Aesthetics? Part III: Ernst Bloch: In Search of the Red Sublime
In this episode, we return to the work of Ernst Bloch and his theory concerning “aesthetic genius” and the possibility of the red sublime. Bloch attempts to construct a Marxist account of art that can explain how it is possible for aesthetic objects to provoke experiences of beauty and sublimity long after the historical conditions of their genesis have passed. Bloch thinks certain artworks contain a utopian surplus that beckons for a not-yet existing classless society. In other words, Bloch thinks we can i... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2024-Feb-19 • 101 minutes
#308 - The Five Million Year History of Humans: A Dialogue with Peter Bellwood
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Peter Bellwood about the five million year history of humans. They discuss the genera and species of humans and the different types of humans that lived together at the same time, genes from early human species, and the four acts of human history. They talk about Hominins arising out of the Miocene, distinct features of Australopithecus, humans in the Pleistocene, Homo Erectus walking out of Africa, Homo Floresiensis, and Neanderthals. They discuss domesti... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-18 • 83 minutes
Mark D. White - Dissecting Antitrust: Balancing Rights and Welfare | STM Podcast #206
On episode 206, we welcome Mark White to discuss the drawbacks of antitrust laws, what rights consumers actually have, if trusts are unfair and unjust, the utilitarian argument against those laws, the flawed healthcare insurance system in the US and... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Feb-18 • 60 minutes
Unravelling “White Privilege” | Spencer Case
Can the definition of privilege be nuanced enough to address the broad range of individual experiences and historical contexts? Does recognizing and discussing privilege lead to meaningful social change? Or does talk of privilege oversimplify complex issues? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2024-Feb-18 • 80 minutes
Critique Of Pure Reason -- Preface
Ryan and Todd begin their analysis of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by working through the prefaces to the first and second edition of the work. They focus on the radicality of Kant's breakthrough and the role that the limit plays in his philosophy. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2024-Feb-18 • 24 minutes
HoP 439 - Cancel Culture - The Inquisition
How religious persecution and censorship shaped the context of philosophy in Catholic Europe in the sixteenth century. (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Feb-18 • 11 minutes
534: The Social Lives of Robots
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/soc... might surpass humans in terms of computational intelligence, but when it comes to social intelligence, they’re not very sophisticated. They have difficulty reading subtle cues—like body language, eye gaze, or facial expression—that we pick up on automatically. As robots integrate more and more into human life, how will they figure out the codes for appropriate behavior in different contexts? Can social intelligence be learned via an algorithm? And how do w... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Feb-17 • 20 minutes
Philip Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Deckard's Six Android Bounties
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th Century American science-fiction short story writer and novelist, Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep It focuses specifically on the plot of the novel, namely that bounty hunter Rick Deckard has to track down and kill six dangerous androids masquerading as human beings, and likely to try to kill him. These are: Polokov, Garland, Luft, Stratton, and the two Batys To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-17 • 42 minutes
Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" (Part 4 of 5)
In this episode, I cover chapters 24-31 of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan." Episode 1: Ch. 1-9 Episode 2: Ch. 10-16 ... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 41 minutes
To Catch a Spy!
We're back and in the same physical location for ONE WEEK ONLY, so the only sensible thing to do is talk about a spy book from the 1980s. What was "Spycatcher"? What secrets did it contain? How did it manage to leave Margaret Thatcher "shattered"? Was that a typo and she meant "sharted"? Sorry, we didn't get enough juvenile humour into the episode and it has to go somewhere. (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 59 minutes
Episode 64: Patrick Deneen on DeLillo's White Noise
In this episode, I speak with the political theor… (@eudaimoniapod@jennfrey)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 118 minutes
#901 Victoria Dougherty: Creating a Story, Character Development, and the Limits of Art
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podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 80 minutes
PEL Presents NEM#211: Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers) Evolves Cajun Music
Coming from a family who played traditional cajun music in Louisiana, violinist Louis and his accordion-playing brother Andre have released none albums (plus some live releases and EPs since 2001), winning two Grammy awards, plus Louis has had a... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 41 minutes
#354 — Is Moral Progress a Fantasy?
Sam Harris speaks with John Gray about the possibility of moral and political progress. They discuss historical and current threats to freedom of thought, the limits of law, the spread of dangerous technology, failures of convergence on norms and... (@)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 21 minutes
Bonus-wag: Zombies on Film
🧟🪦🧟‍♀️ Paul and Stephen learn the history of zombies with spiritualism expert Lisa Morton who shares the influence of these phenomena in popular culture, folklore and horror films. Who brought the idea of zombies to mass awareness and what cultures first wrote about these mythical characters? Also, the impact of Bela Lagosi’s film White Zombie, how it gave way to Voodoo zombies, Sci-Fi zombies, George Romero’s human flesh-eating zombies and Frankenstein. Also why are zombies so popular and what do they su... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 32 minutes
Pornography and free speech
The global pornography industry is getting bigger, more mainstream and more nasty - but does this mean it should be regulated? Many feminist philosophers would say yes - but this places them at odds with liberal defenders of pornography, who worry that regulation would constitute an attack on free speech. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 54 minutes
Smart Cities, Technology and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias
Nothing seems to make a city politician’s eyes light up like the promise of the smart city. In his book, Dream States, journalist John Lorinc questions whether smart technologies live up to the hype and whether ultimately smart cities serve the interests of city dwellers or big tech companies. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 19, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 71 minutes
109. The Iron Claw (w/ Fran Hoepfner)
We are joined by Fran Hoepfner (BW/DR, Fran Magazine) to experience the triumph and tragedy of the Von Erich family. We discuss wrestling (duh), Zac, brothers, fathers, bodies, cults, the American political circus, all while trying to figure out our wrestling names and signature moves. (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 56 minutes
Growing Old(er)
The HBS hosts consider the sands through the hourglass. It seems as if, when we’re young, the solution to all of our problems is just getting older—when will people take me seriously? when will I understand my own body? when will I gain the confidence to assert my own will? or, just be myself? Then, as we age, it paradoxically occurs to us that the only solution to our problems is to be young again: if I only knew then what I know now, if I only had a chance to do that thing over, if I only could move like... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2024-Feb-16 • 86 minutes
#307 - Many Worlds in the Multiverse: A Dialogue with Paul Halpern
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Paul Halpern about the multiverse. They discuss the cosmological multiverse and many worlds interpretation, impact of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein for general relativity, gravitational waves, and quantum mechanics. They also talk about different dimensions, dark matter, dark energy, string theory, the multiverse in popular culture, and many more topics. Paul Halpern is Professor of Physics at Saint Joseph’s University. He has a Bachelors, Masters, and PhD... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 74 minutes
Episode 29: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice with Agnes Mueller
In this episode, I speak with my colleague, Agnes… (@eudaimoniapod@jennfrey)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 22 minutes
Philip Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep - Real And Electric Animals - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th Century American science-fiction short story writer and novelist, Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep It focuses specifically on the importance animals have assumed for human beings in the post-war era, after the death of most animals. Empathy towards animals has become a major characteristic of human beings. Animals are also replicated in "electric" or mechanical forms To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.co... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 49 minutes
#900 Cailin O'Connor: Game Theory, Science, and Misinformation in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Cailin O’Connor is Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine. She is a philosopher of biology and behavioral sciences, philosopher of science, and evolutionary game theorist. Her monograph The Origins of Unfairness was published in July 2019 by Oxford University Press. She is the author of Games in the Philosophy of Biology, and The Misinformation Age. | | In this episode, we start by talking about game theory, and what we can study through it. We then talk about soci... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 52 minutes
What Dating Culture Says About Us
Gwendolyn Dolske welcomes two of the hosts of the popular indie podcast My Worst Date, Keegan and Christina! How do dating apps influence dating culture? What should we keep in mind about safety when dating? How do shifting ideas... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 34 minutes
How Did Altruism Evolve?
We often talk about evolution in terms of competition, as the survival of the fittest. But if it is, then where did the widespread (and widely admired) impulse to help others even at great cost to ourselves come from? In this episode, Stephanie Preston, a professor of psychology and head of the Ecological Neuroscience Lab at the University of Michigan, talks about the evolutionary, neurological and behavioral foundations for altruism with our new co-host, the astrophysicist and author Janna Levin. (@QuantaMagazine@stevenstrogatz)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 54 minutes
For the Sake of the Common Good: Honouring Lois Wilson
Lois Wilson has lived many lives during her 96 years: a United Church Minister, a Senator, a human rights advocate and an inspiration to many — exhibiting a humility that can only be described as steadfast. For the Sake of the Common Good: Essays in Honour of Lois Wilson is a tribute to the life and work of a remarkable Canadian.  (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 54 minutes
From Beyoncé to Taylor Swift — what’s behind the mass appeal of live music events?
It is worth reflecting, not just on what is singular about Taylor Swift at this particular cultural moment — why she attracts both the loyalty and the animus that she does — but on what it is about live music events that now draw millions of people to them. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Feb-15 • 117 minutes
Philosophy In Film - 078 - Ghost
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the gang at Philosophy in Film explores love and the afterlife in 1990’s surprise Box Office smash, Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. Tag along this journey of... (@PhilInFilm)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 71 minutes
#16 - Modeling Morality
Link to today's paper: | Veit, W. (2019). Modeling Morality. In L. Magnani, A. Nepomuceno, F. Salguero, C. Barés and M. Fontane (eds), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, Springer, 83-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32722-... [Download] | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episo... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 14 minutes
Philip Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Dialing Up Moods - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th Century American science-fiction short story writer and novelist, Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep It focuses specifically on the Penfield mood organ which people can use to deliberately induce moods, emotional states, and even outlooks and attitudes in themselves and others To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/Reaso... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 59 minutes
Spiritualism, Seance, Ouija, and Ectoplasm
🖤🖤🖤 Welcome Waggers! Come for the ghosts, stay for the vomiting ectoplasm! Paul and Stephen walk through the myriad ways folks talked to the dead throughout history with spiritualism expert and author Lisa Morton. En route they discuss spirits, mediums, oracles, ouija boards, priming, and rampant charlatanry in the business of ghost-hunting. Hear ghostly experiences from the legendary Stanley Hotel (aka- the Disneyland of ghost hotels made famous in The Shining), the birth of the seance and the impact o... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 84 minutes
Devin Stauffer on Leo Strauss' Natural Right & History, Chapter 5, Part 1 on Hobbes
Join us as we delve into the profound insights of political philosopher Leo Strauss' Natural Right and History featuring returning special guest Devin Stauffer, Professor and Associate Chair at UT Austin. In this episode, the group unravel the... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 15 minutes
RLP Holiday: Love & Death
Every once in a while Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day; this episode is for such days. Love and death are visitors from another world, doors in the wall of the world. Join us as we contemplate love and death. (@RedLetterPhil)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 54 minutes
Obtaining Justice Without Demonizing Your Enemies: Martha Minow
In the age of growing polarization, how do you tackle injustice without demonizing your enemies? Former Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow tackles that question in her 2023 Horace E. Read Memorial Lecture. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 47 minutes
Ilia Delio on Evolution, Quantum Physics, and Neuroscience in Theology
Innovative theologian and neuroscientist Ilia Delio discusses Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, technology and AI, the pursuit of extraterrestrial life, and the roles of evolution, quantum physics, and neuroscience in theology. Dr. Ilia Delio is a Franci... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 20 minutes
Episode 208: Existentialism Final Part
Where do you live? In the real world or online? Danny and Dr. Mike finish off their existentialism chat with a discussion about the way we have recorded our lives and how we present ourselves online. Also, a rigorous talk on what Dr. Jakyll gets up to when his fiancé is 'taking the waters in Bath'. (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 87 minutes
#306 - Heidegger's Culmination of German Idealism: A Dialogue with Robert Pippin
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Robert Pippin about Heidegger’s philosophy in connection with German idealism. They discuss Heidegger’s ideas on the culmination of Western philosophy with Hegel, Heidegger’s emphasis on Being, meaningfulness of being, and present-at-hand and ready-to hand. They talk about the impact of Husserl on Heidegger and their different ideas concerning worldhood. They discuss Heidegger’s ideas on standing presence, unveiling and concealment, imagination and intuiti... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-14 • 50 minutes
Episode 214 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 21 - Cicero Argues For Idealized Friendship and Happiness Which Epicurus Rejects
. Yes, but he sets it at nought; for he says (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 92 minutes
Episode 278: Schrödinger's Everything (Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" Pt. 1)
David and Tamler fall under the spell of Lee Chang-dong’s 2018 masterpiece Burning, a movie where nothing is what it seems, or maybe it is. An alienated young man meets what seems like his dream girl from his small town, but she’s... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 72 minutes
Street Epistemology and the Socratic Method
In this episode, I speak with Anthony Magnabosco a founder and the current Executive Director of the nonprofit Street Epistemology International, an educational organization that is committed to addressing dysfunction in public and private discourse by encouraging rationality through civil conversation. Anthony has been involved with Street Epistemology since 2013, and has given dozens of talks and workshops at conferences and events domestically and internationally. Many of his conversations have been upl... (@DonJRobertson)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 63 minutes
Cities
The village is aglow! In episode 97 of Overthink, Ellie and David guide you through the ideas that make a metropolis tick. From Plato’s spotless Republic to Saudi Arabia’s futuristic The Line, they talk the foul and the vibrant of what it means to live in a city. Why are there so few public plazas in Brasilia? Why did David lose his wallet in Mexico City? How do gridded street layouts reflect colonial fantasies? And how did a medieval woman writer, Christine de Pizan, beat Greta Gerwig to the punch in imagi... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 54 minutes
Seduced by Story: The Dangers of Narrative
Humans are storytelling creatures. But literary scholar Peter Brooks argues that stories have become far too dominant as the way we understand ourselves and the world. IDEAS examines the dangers of seeing everything as a story. *This episode originally aired on March 7, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 55 minutes
The economics of almost everything | Daniel Markovits, Martin Wolf, Madeleine Pennington
Chief Economics Commentator for the FT Martin Wolf, Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits and Head of Research at Theos, Madeleine Pennington, debate whether the 21st century will prove to be unique. Hilary Lawson hosts. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Feb-13 • 118 minutes
"What the F*ck is Money? Chat with Colin Drumm" - OaD Ep. 185
Interview with Colin Drumm on Money (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 177 minutes
#179 – Randy Nesse on why evolution left us so vulnerable to depression and anxiety
Mental health problems like depression and anxiety affect enormous numbers of people and severely interfere with their lives. By contrast, we don’t see similar levels of physical ill health in young people. At any point in time, something like 20% of young people are working through anxiety or depression that’s seriously interfering with their lives — but nowhere near 20% of people in their 20s have severe heart disease or cancer or a similar failure in a key organ of the body other than the brain.From an e... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 58 minutes
#899 Darcia Narvaez & Gay Bradshaw: The Evolved Nest
Dr. Darcia Narvaez is a Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She has written extensively on issues of character and moral development. Dr. Narvaez’ research explores questions of species-typical and species-atypical development in terms of wellbeing, morality, and sustainable wisdom. She examines how early life experience (the evolved nest) influences moral functioning and wellbeing in children and adults. | Dr. Gay A. Bradshaw is a psychologist and ecologist, and director of Th... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 111 minutes
194 - Daniel Dennett: Consciousness, Free Will, and the Evolution of Minds
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Daniel Dennett is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Tufts University, where he was co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy. He is one of the most recognized philosophers today, and has made major contributions to the philosophy of mind and biology, among other areas, and is known as one of the Four Horsemen of Atheism. Dan’s latest book is I’ve Been Thinking (W. W. Norton, 2023), though much of what he and Robi... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 6 minutes
Aristotle - People Who Excel As Laws Unto Themselves - Sadler's Shorts
This is a short reflection on an insightful passage from Aristotle's Politics, where he raises the idea of a person who so clearly excels everyone else around them in virtue that it seems strange to have them governed by others. He suggests that such a person is a law unto themself, and that if you're fortunate enough to have such a person, they ought to be given authority. You can get Aristotle's Politics here - https://amzn.to/2LBsQTj The faint music in the background is Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod, lice... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 205 minutes
AMA | February 2024
Monthly Ask Me Anything episode. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 48 minutes
Ep. 335: Aristotle on Fundamental Explanations (Part One)
On Aristotle's Metaphysics, book 1 (aka Alpha) (ca. 340 BCE). What constitutes a basic explanation of the universe? We talk about how mere practical knowledge of how things in fact work is not enough; there's greater wisdom in knowing the theoretical... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-12 • 54 minutes
5 Canadian Writers on Subverting Identity
Identity is a hot topic in our era, but also a complex reality. Five literary writers — all of them winners of 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards — read from new poems, essays, and stories that consider the ways that seemingly solid identities can be altered, questioned, or entirely subverted. (@NahlahAyed)
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#305 - The Disillusionment of Suburbia: A Dialogue with Benjamin Herold
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Benjamin Herold about the evolving state of suburbia. They discuss the fast development in Dallas suburbs, Black Americans in suburbs around Atlanta, Multiethnic heritage in Evanston, Illinois, potential multiple futures in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, and the founding families and long history of Compton. They talk about culture and history in each of these locations, centrality of schools in suburbia, cultural issues, covid-19 pandemic, the future of suburb... (@xavierbonilla87)
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Episode 73: Corporate Criminal Responsibility with Mihailis Diamantis
In this episode, we talk with Mihailis Diamantis about the nature of corporations and some similarities between corporate and individual criminal responsibility.Mihailis's website: https://law.uiowa.edu/people/mihailis-di... paper, "Corporate Criminal Minds": https://ndlawreview.org/wp-content/uploa... https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInsta... https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillsho... https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-S... (@thefreewillshow@taylorwcyr@MatthewFlummer)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 5 minutes
Aristotle - Exercising Authority For The Good Of The Governed - Sadler's Shorts
This is a short reflection on an insightful passage from Aristotle's Politics, where he discusses how and why authority should be exercised for the genuine good of those who are governed. This is what most fundamentally distinguishes good regimes from bad regimes, according to Aristotle. We can apply this not only to political relations, but any sorts of situations where power is exercised by one or more people over others. You can get Aristotle's Politics here - https://amzn.to/2LBsQTj The faint music in... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 61 minutes
S3: E12 Your Mind on Sex and Relationships with Dr. Jessica Maxwell
Is sexual chemistry just natural compatibility, or can it grow from effort and work? Dr. Jessica Maxwell shares her research exploring how sexual beliefs influence well-being in both long-term and casual relationships. We discuss how individual differences, like attachment styles, shape our relationship preferences, from one-night stands to long-term monogamy. Plus, stay tuned for practical tips for maintaining passion in long-term relationships! (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 61 minutes
The Privacy Paradox | David Boonin
Is observing people in a public space from the privacy of your home an infringement of their rights? Can the widespread use of CCTV cameras be justified, or does it violate their privacy? And how do technological developments affect the delicate balance between safety and privacy? (@JasonWerbeloff)
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#353 — Race & Reason
Sam Harris speaks with Coleman Hughes about race, racism, and social justice. They discuss the ideal of "color blindness," race and crime, Coleman's experience at TED, LatinX, the confusion of the elites, Ibram X. Kendi, affirmative action, class... (@)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 83 minutes
Should Prisons Be Abolished
“Should we abolish prisons?” Host Dr. Jack Russell Weinstein discusses that with Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. (@whyradioshow)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 76 minutes
Jack Symes - Does God Exist? Debating Religion, Evil, and Atheism | STM Podcast #205
On episode 205, we welcome Jack Symes to discuss the possible existence of god, the strongest arguments for it, whether Pascal’s Wager justifies belief in god, the different religions and whether they make belief in god irrational, god necessarily... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 45 minutes
“The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment” with Eric Siegel
The most powerful tool often comes with the greatest challenges. In recent times Machine learning has emerged as the world's leading general-purpose technology, yet its implementation remains notably complex. Beyond the realm of Big Tech and a select few leading enterprises, many machine learning initiatives don’t succeed, failing to deliver on their potential. What's lacking? A specialised business approach and development & deployment strategy tailored for widespread adoption. In his recent book “The AI P... (@BTG_ie)
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HAP 141 - Job Openings - the Rise of Africana Professional Philosophy
The key events and figures in philosophy as an academic discipline, in both Africa and the diaspora. (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 39 minutes
Episode 126, ‘Playfulness Versus Epistemic Traps’ with C. Thi Nguyen (Part II - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Welcome to ‘Episode 126 (Part II of II)’, where we’ll be discussing the ethics and aesthetics of gameplay. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
podcast image2024-Feb-11 • 10 minutes
195: Lincoln as a Philosopher
More at http://philosophytalk.org/shows/lincoln.... than any other President, Abraham Lincoln is known for his words, from the Lincoln-Douglass debates to the second inaugural address, as well as his deeds. What was Lincoln's basic philosophy, and did it change over the course of his Presidency? Ken and John welcome back Chicago Public Radio's Resident Philosopher, Al Gini, to celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln, the man and his ideas. (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Feb-10 • 67 minutes
Michael Devitt, "Biological Essentialism" (Oxford UP, 2023)
What makes a species a species? Aristotle answered the species question by positing unchanging essences, properties that all and only members of a species shared. Individuals belonged to a species by possessing this essence. Biologists and philosophers of biology today are either not essentialists at all, or if they are think there are essences they are relational, historical properties. In his provocative book Biological Essentialism (Oxford UP, 2023), Michael Devitt argues for a new form of biological es... (@NewBooksPhil)
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Episode #195 ... Could Anarcho-Capitalism be the solution to our problems? - Anarchism pt. 4 (Rothbard, Friedman, Malice)
Today we talk more about anarchism. | | Sponsors: | Better Help: https://www.BetterHelp.com/PHILTHIS | Factor: http://www.FactorMeals.com/pt50 | | Thank you so much for listening! Could never do this without your help. | | Website: https://www.philosophizethis.org/ | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/philosophizethis | | Social: | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philosophizeth... | X: https://twitter.com/iamstephenwest | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philosophizethi... (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2024-Feb-10 • 40 minutes
Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan (Part 3/5)
In this episode, I cover chapters 17-23 of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan." Episode 1: Ch. 1-9 Episode 2: Ch. 10-16 ... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 50 minutes
#898 Eli Merritt: How to Save Democracy
Dr. Eli Merritt is a political historian at Vanderbilt University where he researches the ethics of democracy, the interface of demagogues and democracy, and the founding principles of the United States. He is the editor of How to Save Democracy: Inspiration and Advice From 95 World Leaders. | | In this episode, we focus on How to Save Democracy. We start by discussing what democracy is, and its main strengths and weaknesses. We talk about current threats to democracy, and recent backlash against progress... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 6 minutes
Aristotle - Responsibility For Our Own Character - Sadler's Shorts
This is a short reflection on an insightful passage from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, where he discusses whether, and to what extent people are responsible for the character they develop and exhibit in their choices, habits, and actions You can get Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics here - http://amzn.to/2g9t0UU The faint music in the background is Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/... http://incompetech.com/music/... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 97 minutes
Ep. 255 - What is a Theory of Everything? w/ Curt Jaimungal
Curt Jaimungal joins me for episode 255 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast to discuss theories of everything, phsyics, the simulation hypothesis, worldviews, and more! | | Check out his channel right now right here: https://www.youtube.com/@UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJ... | | 0:00 - What's this episode about? | 3:32 - What is a Theory of Everything? | 5:57 - Worldview (weltanschauung) and God | 21:14 - Why Host an Academic Level Podcast? | 29:08 - The Simulation Hypothesis | 47:23 - Ben Goertzel is a genius | 51:3... (@trendsettercase)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 14 minutes
Bonus-wag: PAUL'S "HAVANA" SYNDROME STORY
🇷🇺😵‍💫🌀 Paul Giamatti shares a crazy Havana syndrome-like experience he had at the Russian Embassy in Budapest, which somehow leads to his love of acting on stage and sharing that mass-delusion with an audience. Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 🇷🇺😵‍💫🌀 ========= 📋 Please help us get to know you better by completing our Chinwagger Survey 👉🏼 https://gum.fm/chinwag 📋 ========= New eps ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 54 minutes
The Dark Side of Charisma: Molly Worthen
Charisma can be a dangerous thing in politics. Writer and scholar Molly Worthen examines how today’s breed of charismatic leaders presents themselves as having the power to transform lives, transfixing their followers into unquestioning fealty, in her 2023 Larkin-Stuart Lecture. *This episode originally aired on Oct. 3, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 51 minutes
The Phenomenology of Black Spirit (with Biko Mandela Gray and Ryan Johnson)
The HBS discuss Hegel, the black radical tradition, and the history of Philosophy with Biko Mandela Gray and Ryan J. Johnson.This week we are joined by Biko Mandela Gray and Ryan J. Johnson to talk about their book Phenomenology of Black Spirit, which reads Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit against the tradition of black thought from Frederick Douglass to Angela Davis. It is a stunning demonstration of a relationship to philosophy that is at once creative, breaking the boundaries between exegesis and history,... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2024-Feb-09 • 28 minutes
#79: My imperfect but adequate working day
I keep getting asked what my working day looks like. You know, as if I've cracked this whole productivity thing. I definitely haven't, but I have managed to make positive changes over the past few years as a result of making the sorts of changes I talk about on this podcast. Let me tell you about how it's all gone - not so that you can do things the way I do them (please don't!), but so you can see that change really is possible. Oh, and I'm also going to tell you about Simba, our c... (@AcademicImp@rebecca_roache)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 43 minutes
#897 Merlijn Olthof: A Complex Systems Approach to Psychopathology
Dr. Merlijn Olthof is a Post-Doc in Tipping points in Treatment at the University of Groningen, and Lecturer in Pedagogical Sciences at Radboud University. His work focuses on complex systems, clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, and related topics. | | In this episode, we talk about a complex systems approach to psychopathology. We first talk about the study of behavioral variability within individuals, and some conceptual foundations of a complex systems approach to psychopathology, like ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 68 minutes
The Plague of Marcus Aurelius
In this episode, I speak with Colin Elliott, Associate Chair in the Department of History at Indiana University. He describes himself as an economic and social historian with an interest in money, disease and ecology in the ancient Roman world. His latest book, Pox Romana: The Plague that Shook the Roman World was released on 6th Feb, the same day as my Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor. It is currently Amazon’s #1 New Release in Communicable Diseases. Colin is also the host of the Pax Romana Podcast.Hig... (@DonJRobertson)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 51 minutes
Condorcet
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the last great figures of the Enlightenment. (@BBCInOurTime)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 34 minutes
What are Australian philosophers thinking?
Australian philosophy has been punching above its weight in recent decades - but does there exist something that we could call an identifiably Australian philosophical tradition? And how does the future of Australian philosophy look, at a time when the academic Humanities are under siege, and universities are being pushed to turn out "job-ready graduates"? (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 54 minutes
Hands Up Who Loves Timmins
Timmins calls itself “the city with a heart of gold." And it offers a fast track to permanent residency for immigrants willing to move there. IDEAS producer Tom Howell finds out what this northern Ontario city has to offer a newcomer, and who’s ready to fall in love with Shania Twain’s hometown. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 11, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
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#304 - Failures of the Clinton Presidency: A Dialogue with Nelson Lichtenstein
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Nelson Lichtenstein about the failures of the Clinton presidency. They discuss his collaboration with Judith Stein for the book, why Clinton focused on economic issues, Al From, Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), and the impact of Ross Perot on the 1992 Presidential election. They talk about important figures in Clinton’s economic team, failures of healthcare, economic negotiations with Japan and NAFTA. They also talk about the 1994 Crime Bill, repealing... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-08 • 54 minutes
What is the harm in “deepfakes” — and what are they doing to democracy?
Over the last 18 months, enormously powerful generative AI tools have been placed in the hands of anyone who wants them; as a consequence, the internet and our social media feeds have been inundated with wholly or partially synthetic content. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 53 minutes
PEL Presents PMP#167: "May December" and Other Docudramas
When we've already heard about someone's personal scandal in the news, do we need to also see it dramatized with A-list actors? We discuss Todd Haynes' 2023 film fictionalizing the long-aftermath of the Mary Kay Letourneau story. We also touch on Joe... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 12 minutes
John Cassian, Institutes Book 8 - Attributing Anger To God - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the late ancient monastic theologian, John Cassian's work Institutes of the Coenobia, book 8, "Of The Spirit of Anger". It focuses specifically on a common argument people make to excuse their own lapses into anger and bad temper, claiming that in Scripture God is said to get angry at people. Cassian's response is to point out that these passages are not to be taken literally, any more than are passages making other similar anthropomorphic claims about God. Instead, the divine anger i... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 114 minutes
193 - Robert Sapolsky: Determinism, Free Will, & The End of Moral Responsibility
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Robert Sapolsky is John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor and Professor of Biology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Stanford University. He’s also a best-selling author and one of the leading voices in the current—and enduring—debate over free will. In this conversation, Robinson and Robert discuss his latest book, Determined (Penguin, 2023), and the many arguments it contains against free will, and how, if we don’t have it, we ought to change many of our social instituti... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 59 minutes
#15 - Nicola Clayton: Animal Cognition, Magic, Corvids, Dance, Embodiment
In today's episode I talk to University of Cambridge Professor of Comparative Cognition - Nicola Clayton. | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV0j8... | YouTube Clips: https://www.youtube.com/@DrWalterVeit/sh... | | SUPPORT & CONNECT: | Twitter:... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 54 minutes
Ami Vitale on Photojournalism and Wildlife Conservation
From war zones to wildlife, Ami Vitale has captured vital stories across a hundred countries and counting (@tylercowen)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 55 minutes
MAD GASSERS & MASS HYSTERIA
😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 Paul and Stephen strive to understand the phenomenon of mass panic and incidences of collective delusion throughout history. Learn the difference between mass panic and mass hysteria, how our minds influence our physical reactions, and the power of the media in escalating these events. What caused the hysteria that surrounded the Beatles and Elvis, or the outbreak of panic after the infamous Orson Welles radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds? Paul knows a thing or two about the... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 65 minutes
Kaishuo Chen on Confucius and Esotericism
Kaishuo Chen, a PhD student at Boston College, joins the guys this week for a dive into the teachings of Confucius and exploring the intersection of his philosophy with esotericism. Uncover the practical applications of this unique blend, as the group... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 79 minutes
Episode 162: The Incarnation of Meaning: Greenwich Village After the War
JF and Phil discuss post-war Greenwich Village, by way of Anatole Broyard's "Kafka Was the Rage" and John Cassavetes' "Shadows." (@weirdstudies@JF_Martel)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 54 minutes
Queer Diplomacy: Negotiating 2SLGBTQ+ Rights in a Fraught World
In the 1980s, Douglas Janoff marched outside the United Nations to promote 2SLGBTQ+ rights. Then, after several decades as an activist, he became a Canadian diplomat — and started pushing for change from within. He shares his experience through the complex and delicate world of queer diplomacy. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 27 minutes
Can Mathematics Explain Biology?
If life is a vast space of possibilities, then mathematics can engage with biology. Statistics analyze biological data, and mathematical models improve biological theories and reveal hidden commonalties. But could the mathematics of biology touch fun... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 62 minutes
82 | The State and Right: Kant's Metaphysics of Morals
In this episode, we dig into the Doctrine of Right in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals to see what he has to say about the state. Turns out he’s a fan, because the state is what guarantees the possibility of justice and perpetual peace. Nice! But he also thinks that the state should be authorized to kill you. And that you don’t have the right to rebel even if the sovereign is abusing their power. And that you shouldn’t think too hard about the origin of the state. And that human beings are transcendentally disp... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 15 minutes
Socrates vs. Thrasymachus on Justice
In this episode, I recount Socrates and Thrasymachus' debate on Justice from Plato's The Republic. If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Feb-07 • 59 minutes
“Sharing Our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM” with Professor Brandon Brown
Science communication plays an important role in bridging the gap between researchers and the general public, fostering understanding, engagement, and appreciation for scientific explorations and advancements. In an era where science and technology shape every aspect of our lives, effective communication of research findings is more critical than ever. This is also a time where there are conflicting views about scientific work and polarizations in societies. This makes effective science communication even m... (@BTG_ie)
podcast image2024-Feb-06 • 52 minutes
Ep. 111: What is NOT Philosophy? (Part II)
In this conversation, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on what philosophy is _not_. (@LoveofSophiaPOD)
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John Cassian, Institutes Book 8 - Anger, Patience, And Solitude - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the late ancient monastic theologian, John Cassian's work Institutes of the Coenobia, book 8, "Of The Spirit of Anger". It focuses specifically on Cassian's contention that unless one deals with the anger one feels and the reasons one ends up getting angry which have to do with one's own mindset, character, and thought processes, it doesn't do one any good to leave other people behind and go out into solitude. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-06 • 31 minutes
In conversation with Slavoj Žižek: Life and philosophy
Slavoj Žižek discusses the various components of his philosophy in conversation with novelist Joanna Kavenna. (@IAI_TV)
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Be Reasonable: Scholars Define Who Is and Who Is Not
From the interpersonal to the societal: what is reasonableness? And in a democracy, how reasonable can we reasonably demand that others be? Five Canadian thinkers try to define what “reasonableness” means, and what it is to behave and think reasonably. (@NahlahAyed)
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Episode 213 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 20 -Only Epicureans Define Pleasure As You Do! Why Do You Lie?
Welcome to Episode 213 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Feb-06 • 68 minutes
Ep. 76 Looking for Beauty: The Philosophy of Beauty, Part 2
Whether concepts such as the Golden Ratio or more subjective standards of aesthetic judgments, beauty has been the subject of debate for every era of philosophical history. In the ancient world, it was the Greeks that formed much of what the ancient era would think about when considering beauty in concepts such as symmetry and ratios. The Enlightenment era philosophers of the modern period, influenced by the new emphasis on reason, grappled with the subjective nature of beauty and proposed a way that beauty... (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2024-Feb-05 • 72 minutes
#896 Gregory Radick - Disputed Inheritance: The Battle over Mendel and the Future of Biology
Dr. Gregory Radick is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. He has held fellowships from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust, and served as President of the British Society for the History of Science (2014‒16) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (2019‒21). He writes and lectures frequently for general audiences, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time and in the PBS/National Geographic television series ... (@TheDissenterYT)
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Ep. 254 - Is Stoicism for Dummies?? w/ Dr. Tom Morris
In episdoe 254 of the Parker's I'm joined once again by Dr. Tom Morris. Dr. Morris is a legendary philosopher and an expert on the philosophy of Stoicism. In this episode he schools me on Stoicism from his brand new book, Stoicism for Dummies. Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/47NnKgP | | Check out my sponsor, Murdy Creative Co. to find amazing leather goods and to support the podcast. Use promo code PARKERNOTES at check out for 10% your whole order!! https://murdycreative.co/PARKER... (@trendsettercase)
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265 | John Skrentny on How the Economy Mistreats STEM Workers
I talk with sociologist John Skrentny about how the post-graduation careers of STEM majors aren't generally what they were led to expect. (@seanmcarroll)
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REISSUE-Ep. 29: Kierkegaard on the Self
What is the self? For K. we are a tension between opposites: necessity and possibility, the finite and the infinite, soul and body. He thinks we're all in despair, whether we know it or not, because we wrongly think we're something we're not, or we... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-05 • 54 minutes
Puro Cubano: The Meaning of Tobacco in Cuba
For many people around the world, Cuban cigars are a luxury. But for Cubans, they’ve symbolized the country’s rich history and culture. Now as an economic crisis is gripping the country and people are leaving, the cigar is a bellwether of Cuba's uncertain future. (@NahlahAyed)
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Symbolic Castration
Ryan and Todd consider the concept of symbolic castration as it develops in psychoanalysis and as it bears on both politics and culture. They relate symbolic castration to some of the key concepts in psychoanalytic theory, including fetishistic disavowal and the phallus. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2024-Feb-04 • 95 minutes
#303 - The Science of Mental Health: A Dialogue with Camilla Nord
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Camilla Nord about the neuroscience of mental health. They define mental health and how the brain is central to mental health, measuring subjective vs. objective well-being, and chronic pain. They discuss depression, anhedonia, dopamine networks, behaviorism for motivation, and reward and valence. They talk about various emotional theories, gut microbiome, Bayesian brain and predictive processing, placebos, homeopathy, antidepressants, and many other topic... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-04 • 70 minutes
Aaron James - The Variety of Assholes | STM Podcast #204
On episode 204, we welcome Aaron James to discuss assholes, who they are and how they think, the difference between a regular asshole and someone with narcissistic personality disorder, whether all politicians are narcissistic and if regular people... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
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#352 — Hubris & Chaos
Sam Harris speaks with Rory Stewart about the fraying world order. They discuss the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the problems with nation building, cultural ignorance, tolerance for corruption, our catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the role... (@)
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Dissecting Morality: Error Theory | Matt Lutz
What if our understanding of morality is fundamentally flawed? Should the absence of objective moral facts alter the way we live and interact? Is the structure of our society dependent on moral beliefs, or are these just a result of individual desires and social evolution? (@JasonWerbeloff)
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PEL Presents PvI#70: Paramilitary Existentialism w/ Jonny Thomson
Jonny taught philosophy at Oxford, wrote the international bestseller , and now writes for . We talk Kierkegaard and act out some scenes about scouting and military recruitment. Do we have to live within labels? Does one have to leap to a label,... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
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John Cassian, Institutes Book 8 - Rooting Out Anger Entirely - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the late ancient monastic theologian, John Cassian's work Institutes of the Coenobia, book 8, "Of The Spirit of Anger". It focuses specifically on one of the main pieces of advice that Cassian provides in that book, namely that the vice of anger ought to be entirely rooted out from the soul of a human being. His first discussion of this takes place in chapter 1 To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, yo... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-04 • 18 minutes
HoP 438 - Don't Give Up Pope - Catholic Reformation
How the Counter-Reformation or Catholic Reformation created a context for philosophy among Catholics, especially in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. (@HistPhilosophy)
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"Can Music Save Us? Chat w/Macon Holt" - OaD Ep. 184
Interview w/Macon Holt about the sonic shimmer within popular music, Afropessimism, and political possibility (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Feb-03 • 11 minutes
PREMIUM-PEL Long Winter's Nightcap (Jan-Feb 2024)
We anticipate our upcoming series on Aristotle's Metaphysics by talking through some preliminary issues about the text including what translations we're reading. Is this book really "timeless," or is it like old, outdated science? Also, what kind of... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-03 • 41 minutes
Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" (Part 2/5)
In this episode, I cover chapters 10-16 of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan." Episode 1: Ch. 1-9 Episode 2: Ch. 10-16 ... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 50 minutes
#895 Naomi de Ruiter - Toward a Process Approach in Psychology: Stepping into Heraclitus' River
Dr. Naomi de Ruiter is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Groningen. In her current research, she is inspired by critical psychology and discursive psychology in her attempt to study the ontology or process mechanisms of self and identity (and related concepts) as situated in time and context. In much of her research, she adopts a complex dynamic systems approach for micro-genetic or theoretical work. She is the author, together with Paul van Geert, of Toward a Process Approach in Psycho... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 75 minutes
34 - Andrew does Improv - Liberalism
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podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 83 minutes
"If you combine rationality and compassion you have the essence" - Jonathan Leighton of OPIS - Sentientism 185
Jonathan is an ethics strategist, writer, social change | advocate and public speaker. He is Executive Director of the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS), a Swiss-based think-and-do tank that promotes the prevention of human and non-human suffering as our overriding global ethical priority. His book, The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe, explores the question "What matters?". His new book The Tango of Ethics: Intuition, Rationality and the Prevention ... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 12 minutes
John Cassian, Institutes Book 8 - Not Retaining Anger - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the late ancient monastic theologian, John Cassian's work Institutes of the Coenobia, book 8, "Of The Spirit of Anger". It focuses specifically on his advice that we ought to not retain anger once we begin feel the emotion, a theme that Cassian returns to at multiple points in the chapter. Specifically, we should not take the precept "let not the sun go down on your anger" as an excuse to retain anger for a given time-period To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.pa... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 51 minutes
#50. Anarchism ft. James Humphries
Join hosts Margot Leys Johnston and Tinka Bruneau as they chat with James Humphries, a political philosophy lecturer at the University of Glasgow. In this episode, they delve into the concept of anarchism: its meaning, the appeal of living in an anarchist society, and how anarchist thinkers address potential challenges. Get ready to explore these intriguing questions and more on another episode of Thoughts! | Links to organisations mentioned by James: | Glasgow mutual aid network | https://www.mutualaid.c... (@ThoughtsUofg)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 91 minutes
Children of Memory and Objective Personhood pt.1
We're childish, we sorta have memories. What more do you need?! This book, you need this book. Holy birdbrains, a beautiful third installment in easily one of the best sci-fi series of all time. Meet our new friends the "uplifted" corvids and learn... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 20 minutes
Bonus-wag: Does A 10 Gallon Hat Hold Water?
🤠🤠🤠 During Paul and Stephen’s first Chinwag with delightful author and historian Sarah Vowell (go back and listen to that episode from 10/4/23 now!), the term “10 gallon hat” came up. Both hosts, as well as Sarah, were stymied on the origin of the term. What does it really mean? Does it refer to the size of a cowboy hat? A measurement of water? Does it have to do with how much water a cowboy hat can hold, and why would you pour all that water into a hat anyway? Well, Paul and Stephen know when they’re li... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 13 minutes
Policy of Truth
After a three month hiatus, Red Letter Philosophy returns. The boys pick up their discussion of the problem of silence and the problem of unbelief. In particular, they look at an intriguing argument from famed author, Andrew Klavan. (@RedLetterPhil)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 54 minutes
Ulysses and the Art of Everyday Living
What does it mean to be a good person? Irish scholar and writer Declan Kiberd argues that Ulysses — James Joyce’s iconic novel — has lessons to teach us about the art of everyday living. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 65 minutes
108. Anatomy of a Fall
Take the plunge with us and Veronica Fitzpatrick (BW/DR, Brown University) as we explore the moral complexities of narratives, relationships, and justice. Justice for Sandra? Justice for Samuel? Tune in to find out! (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2024-Feb-02 • 54 minutes
Back to "Normal"
The HBS hosts discuss post-COVID demands to get "back to normal."In 2020 the NCAA canceled its basketball tournaments for the year. Over the next several months, mitigation measures became more widespread and strict. In some places more quickly than others, we all eventually “returned to normal.” Did we though? In some ways, normalcy seems to be an irresistible pull. But is “normalcy” not the same as the status quo? And shouldn’t we be critical of both? We can look at other contexts in which we either have ... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 143 minutes
#178 – Emily Oster on what the evidence actually says about pregnancy and parenting
"I think at various times — before you have the kid, after you have the kid — it's useful to sit down and think about: What do I want the shape of this to look like? What time do I want to be spending? Which hours? How do I want the weekends to look? The things that are going to shape the way your day-to-day goes, and the time you spend with your kids, and what you're doing in that time with your kids, and all of those things: you have an opportunity to deliberately plan them. And you can then feel like, 'I... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 79 minutes
#894 Paco Calvo - Planta Sapiens: The New Science of Plant Intelligence
Dr. Paco Calvo is a Professor at the University of Murcia in Spain, where he leads the Minimal Intelligence Lab (MINT Lab), focusing on the study of minimal cognition in plants. Dr. Calvo’s interdisciplinary work combines insights from biology, philosophy, and cognitive science to explore the fascinating world of plant behavior, decision-making, and problem-solving. By investigating the complex interactions and adaptive responses exhibited by plants, Dr. Calvo has significantly contributed to our understand... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 66 minutes
PEL Presents NEM#210: Matt Piucci (Rain Parade) Retires BACK to Music
After Matt's "paisley underground" band Rain Parade recorded two albums and an EP from '83-'85, he was a member of Crazy Horse (taking the Neil Young guitar role in Neil's absence), and released a few albums intermittently as he worked in law... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 38 minutes
Thinking Together
Philosophers often give the following advice: Think for yourself. In this talk I argue this is unhealthy: it takes two to think. In particular, I motivate the need for an epistemology of ‘thinking together’ and argue it cannot be subsumed under other projects within social-collective epistemology. To foreshadow, thinking together is a matter of perspectival alignment, sharing a way of looking at the world. This cannot be reduced to sharing beliefs or knowledge. I end by highlighting how this picture challen... (@CambridgePhilos)
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Brainwashing - Dr Alexandra Stein
Brainwashing - Dr Alexandra Stein discusses if there are warning signs when someone is being brainwashed and if brainwashing just affects a certain personality type. (@radphilosophy)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 57 minutes
The Purpose of Punishment
Live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. (@BBCRadio4)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 68 minutes
Lisa Herzog, "Citizen Knowledge: Markets, Experts, and the Infrastructure of Democracy" (Oxford UP, 2023)
For better or worse, democracy and epistemology are intertwined. For one thing, politics is partly a matter of gathering, assessing, and applying information. And this can be done responsibly or incompetently. At least since Plato, a leading critique of democracy has focused on the ignorance of ordinary citizens. Historically, this kind of critique has supplied the basis for several nondemocratic proposals. Yet it has also worked in the background of a range of views within democratic theory. Among these ar... (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 36 minutes
What Makes for 'Good' Math?
We tend to think of mathematics as purely logical, but the teaching of math, its usefulness and its workings are packed with nuance. So what is “good” mathematics? In 2007, the mathematician Terence Tao wrote an essay for the “Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society” that sought to answer this question. Today, as the recipient of a Fields Medal, a Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics and a MacArthur Fellowship, Tao is among the most prolific mathematicians alive. In this episode, he joins Steven Strogatz... (@QuantaMagazine@stevenstrogatz)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 54 minutes
Platforms, Power and Democracy: Understanding the Influence of Social Media
Research around social media was already hard to do. Now it’s even harder. Researchers describe how Big Tech and right-wing lawsuits block efforts to hold social media giants accountable. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 102 minutes
#302 - Modeling Social Behavior: A Dialogue with Paul Smaldino
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Paul Smaldino about agent-based models of social dynamics. They discuss why modeling in social sciences are important, quantitative and qualitative data, models and how we define them, and decomposition with complexity science. They also discuss modeling with multivariate questions, importance of theory, modeling with COVID19, modeling in politics, and many more topics. Paul Smaldino is an Associate Professor of Cognitive & Information Sciences and faculty... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Feb-01 • 54 minutes
How can trust be cultivated in a time of pervasive suspicion?
Because it is sustained by nothing more substantial than a weave of trusted institutions, shared habits and moral commitments, democracies are highly susceptible to the corrosive effects of distrust; Jedediah Purdy joins Waleed and Scott to discuss the necessary conditions for democratic life. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 9 minutes
582: Can A.I. Help Us Understand Babies?
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/can... intelligence is everywhere in our day-to-day lives and our interactions with the world. And it's made impressive progress at a variety of visual, linguistic, and reasoning tasks. Does this improved performance indicate that computers are thinking, or is it just an engineering artifact? Can it help us understand how children acquire knowledge and develop language skills? Or are humans fundamentally different from machines? Josh and Ray decode the babble wit... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 14 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Fear, Pity, And Tragedy - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on his discussions about the two emotions of pity (eleos) and fear (phobos), which Aristotle first mentions in his definition of tragedy. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 3000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Purchase Aris... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 47 minutes
Sarah Vowell Pt 2: The Joy of Coincidence
🌺🌺🌺 Author and historian Sarah Vowell may have spoken a little too soon in her first Chinwag with Paul and Stephen. Behold the incredible tales of coincidence that challenge her literal mind and make Sarah question her woo-woo-ness. From Sacagawea’s chance meeting with her long-lost brother, to John Adams’ and Thomas Jefferson’s shared date of death, and odd details about the Lincoln assassination and the Booth brothers – do serendipitous moments in history actually mean anything? On to Ancient Rome and... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 53 minutes
Xenophon's Apology
In this episode, delve into the profound philosophical insights of Xenophon's Apology as the guys explore the teachings and reflections of Socrates from Xenophon's point of view. Unravel the layers of Socratic thought and its enduring relevance in... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 44 minutes
Queer vs the state
For a long time there's been an ambivalent relationship between LGBTQ communities and the state. Even in liberal democracies, which supposedly exist to protect the interests of all their citizens, examples of the state-sanctioned persecution of sexual minorities can be found right up to the present day. And the intellectual project of queer theory has had an anti-state scepticism baked into it from its earliest inception. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 54 minutes
Our Bodies, Our Cells
Our bodies are a great paradox. We are made up of trillions of cells that are both independent and interconnected units of life. IDEAS travels into the microscopic complexity of the human body to explore sophisticated nanomachines — and probe the deep mysteries of a subatomic world. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 115 minutes
Philosophy In Film - 077 - Leave the World Behind
Philosophy in Film brings in the new year with Netflix’s 2023 thriller Leave the World Behind. Directed by Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail and based on the 2020 novel by Rumaan Alam, the gang prepares for cataclysmic crisis by cracking this week’s featured... (@PhilInFilm)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 10 minutes
What is Leviathan? | Thomas Hobbes | Keyword
In this episode, I explain Thomas Hobbes' notion of the Leviathan. If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_ph... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 19 minutes
Episode 207: Existentialism Part 8
This week, Dr. Mike whisks Danny of into the mists of time and recalls his days as Earth's first line of defense against Alien invasion! You heard correctly, Mike once was part of a crack team of first responders who were engaged in monitoring the night skies for suspicious flying objects and scouring the countryside for extraterrestrial vehicles etc. That's right! They did all these amazing things and still made sure they were home in time for tea! (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2024-Jan-31 • 30 minutes
The WHY of Podcasting
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo present "The Why of Podcasting" for the OutlierHQ Podcast Festival. We share the story and creation of Good Is In The Details, some tips for podcasters, and our journey of learning through producing the show.... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 96 minutes
Episode 277: The Merits of Buggery (Nagel's "Sexual Perversion")
David and Tamler play the old hits – Thomas Nagel and sex robots. In the main segment we talk about Nagel’s essay “Sexual Perversion”, a surprising essay on many fronts (Sartre, erotic fiction, conceptual analysis, much more). What’s the... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 43 minutes
#351 — 5 Myths about Israel and the War in Gaza
A transcript of this podcast is available on . If the Making Sense podcast logo in your player is BLACK, you can SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-length episodes at . (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 65 minutes
Ross Barkan on The State of the City
Last week, Mayor Eric Adams delivered his annual State of The City address (apparently it's in a very good state), and so I thought it fitting that we take up the matter here. But rather than take a deep dive into the details and lack thereof of the Mayor’s speech, I wanted to zoom out for a somewhat wider perspective on the condition of the city and some of the issues that it is currently facing. To do so, I invited the New York-based writer Ross Barkan to join me. Ross is not only a prolific writer, but o... (@PhionNewYork@jsbiehl)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 16 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Character, Choice, And Tragedy - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on Aristotle's discussion of character (ēthos), which he identifies as the second most important element or part of tragedy. He tells us: "Character is that which reveals moral choice - that is, when otherwise unclear, what kinds of thing an agent chooses or rejects (which is why speeches in which there is nothing at all the speaker chooses or rejects contain no character); while thought covers the parts in which th... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 19 minutes
Psychology of AI | Isabel Millar
Ground breaking philosopher and psychoanalytic theorist Dr Isabel Millar discusses her work in challenging assumptions around AI by deploying the tools of psychoanalysis to the study of AI. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 48 minutes
Episode 212 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 19 - Can "Pleasure" Be Defended In The Public Square?
Welcome to Episode 212 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 54 minutes
The Meaning of Ice: Arctic research embracing traditional knowledge
Climate change has transformed the Arctic faster than most places on the planet. Inuit know this better than anyone. But as Arctic ice researcher Dr. Shari Fox argues a colonialist approach to Arctic research by academia has largely disrespected and sidelined traditional knowledge. She's working to change that. *This episode originally aired on Jan. 11, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-30 • 60 minutes
Fatphobia with Kate Manne
“They find our bodies repulsive.” On episode 96 of Overthink, Ellie and David bring on Dr. Kate Manne, philosopher and author of Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia. She explains the moral failures and biomedical perils of our fatphobic culture and its misleading imperative to diet. This look at the politics of fat, fatness, and fatphobia in the philosophical canon and beyond to reveal rich links to questions of accessibility, justice, and intimacy. Should we trust the BMI (Body Mass Index) as a measure of h... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 60 minutes
#893 Sarah Hart - Once Upon a Prime: The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature
Dr. Sarah Hart is an Emerita Professor of Mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London. Educated at Oxford and Manchester, Dr. Hart is also the thirty-third Gresham Professor of Geometry, the first woman to hold the position since its inception in 1597. She is the author of Once Upon a Prime: The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature. | | In this episode, we focus on Once Upon a Prime. We talk about the connection between mathematics and literature in several different dimensions, inclu... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 21 minutes
#14 - Enhancement Technologies and Inequality
In this episode, I offer an audio version of as well as commentary on my second publication: | | Veit, W. (2018). Enhancement Technologies and Inequality. In Saborido, C., Oms, S. & González de Prado, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the IX Conference of the Spanish Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, 471-476. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21932.08... [Download] | | | EPISODE LINKS: | Free download link of my article: | veit2018_enhancement.pdf (wordpress.com) | | | | | | PODCAS... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 15 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Different Modes Of Recognition - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on the different modes of what Aristotle calls "recognition" (anagnōrisis), one of the key features of good plots in tragedy. He writes: "The definition of recognition was stated earlier. As for its kinds, first is the least artistic and the one used the most from uninventiveness: recognition through tokens....The second kind are those contrived by the poet, and hence inartistic. ... The third kind is through memor... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 72 minutes
264 | Sabine Stanley on What's Inside Planets
I talk with planetary scientist Sabine Stanley about how we know what's inside planets in the Solar System and elsewhere. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 54 minutes
The Tree of Life Revisited: Chava Rosenfarb
Chava Rosenfarb, Holocaust survivor and Canadian Yiddish writer, was born 100 years ago in Łódź, Poland. In 2023, Łódź celebrated “The Year of Chava Rosenfarb." In this episode, producer Allison Dempster revisits a 2001 IDEAS documentary that profiles Rosenfarb’s legacy and the politics of Holocaust remembrance in Poland today. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 23 minutes
S2E8 - Kenny Novis on Podcasting, Marxism, and Spinoza
| Today we're joined by Kenny Novis, a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. We'll be talking about Kenny's experiences podcasting with Zer0 Books and Repeater Media, his research on Marxism, as well as his research on Spinoza. If you'd like to get in touch with Kenny, you can reach him via email at [email protected], or on Twitter at @saditious. (@KOosterum@99lewiswilliams)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 54 minutes
Ep. 334: Gabriel Marcel's Christian Existentialism (Part Two)
Continuing on "On the Ontological Mystery" (1933), we talk more about problems vs. mysteries: The latter implicate OURSELVES; we are not merely witnesses, but our involvement complicates things. Also, what makes Marcel an existentialist? Get more at .... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 31 minutes
Episode 72: Crime and Reparations with Raff Donelson
In this episode, we talk with Raff Donelson about several different topics, including his response to free will skepticism, whether its okay to make people responsible to make reparations for historical injustices, and his recent work on medieval criminal trials involving non-human animals.Raff's website: https://www.raffdonelson.com/Raff's paper, "Reparation, Responsibility, and Formalism: A Reply to Carnes": https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?... https://twitter.com/thefreewillsho... (@thefreewillshow@taylorwcyr@MatthewFlummer)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 61 minutes
EDI Mean - Street Fame: The Ecstasies and Perils of Hip Hop | STM Podcast #203
On episode 203, we welcome EDI Mean to discuss his book ‘Street Fame’, how it mirrors and differs from the music industry, EDI’s love of hip-hop and his warnings to up and coming rappers, what made 2Pac special, whether conscious rappers can... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Jan-29 • 60 minutes
#301 - Directionless Democrats: A Dialogue with Ruy Teixeira
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Ruy Teixeira about the current state of the Democratic party. They discuss how Democrats are running in 2024, why Democrats have abandoned the working class voters, and why they have pivoted to college educated voters. They talk about immigration challenges with Democrats, impact of populism on the Right and the Left, Latinos shifting to the Republican Party, cultural issues, and many more topics. Ruy Teixeira is a sociologist and political commentator who... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 14 minutes
Modern magic: the internet and its endless influencers
The quote that motivated this episode….“Central to Hermetic thought was the tenet: ‘As above, so below.’ Everything is connected, from the movement of the stars and the planets to the internal workings of an insect. Understanding these secret connections, and harnessing them, was the key to a successful magician’s art. Central, too, was the occult nature of the mage’s knowledge. The mage saw things, and connections, that ordinary or uninitiated people could not.Whoever shapes the perception of others, in or... (@philosophyguy2@brendenslab)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 62 minutes
S3: E11 Your Mind on Rumination with Dr. Rachel Bedder
How often do you play negative experiences over in your head? If this is a painful pattern of thinking, why would we do this? This week we talk about rumination with Dr. Rachel Bedder, she explains why we ruminate and how it is different from worry. Dr. Bedder discusses her computational model of rumination and we learn how we can apply these models in real life. Ava and Beth reflect on their own thought patterns. (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 58 minutes
The Morality Maze | Spencer Case
Is morality real, a social construct, or non-existent? Can we rely on our moral intuitions? And are moral truths inaccessible to us? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 85 minutes
192 - Norman Finkelstein: Hamas, Hezbollah, and Justice in the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Norman Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department, and is best known for his indefatigable research on Israel and Palestine, which is what he and Robinson discuss in this episode of the show, marking the culmination of a three-installment mini-series on Israel and Palestine. In particular, they discuss the importance—or distraction—of ideology, whether Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestine, the message that October 7th sent to the A... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 22 minutes
079 - Using Hegel's Triad as a Model for Success
Hegel's "triad" of Being, Nothing, and Becoming are central to his ontology. And it can also be used as a framework for personal achievement. This episode explains how. The Being/Nothing/Becoming dialectic comes first in Hegel's Science of Logic, but it also presents the pattern for his overall project of Mind (Idea), Nature, and Spirit (Geist). And it is just this framework that one must use in pushing to new heights of success in life. The basic approach is goal setting (Mind), as... (@CunningofGeist)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 39 minutes
Episode 126, ‘Playfulness Versus Epistemic Traps’ with C. Thi Nguyen (Part I - The Ideal Thinker)
Welcome to ‘Episode 126 (Part I of II)’, where we’ll be discussing the virtues of playfulness with C. Thi Nguyen. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 46 minutes
HAP 140 - Cornel West on Himself
Cornel West joins us to look back on the development of his thought and the many authors who have inspired him. (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
podcast image2024-Jan-28 • 122 minutes
"Are We Living in Nihilistic Times?" - OaD Ep. 183
Wendy Brown's Nihilistic Times (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Jan-27 • 39 minutes
Episode 211 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 18 - Battle Of The Images
Welcome to Episode 211 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Jan-27 • 13 minutes
John Cassian, Institutes Book 8 - When Anger Is Appropriate - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the late ancient monastic theologian, John Cassian's work Institutes of the Coenobia, book 8, "Of The Spirit of Anger". It focuses specifically on the only situations in which Cassian considers anger to be legitimate and useful, that is, anger against the bad dispositions within oneself. He discusses this in chapters 7-9. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-27 • 15 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Reversal, Recognition, And Suffering - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on three key aspects of good plots: reversal (peripeteia), recognition (anagnōrisis), and suffering (pathos). To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 3000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Purchase Aristotle's Poetics - https://a... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-27 • 36 minutes
Episode #194 ... Do we really need the police? - Anarchism pt. 3 - (Gelderloos, Security)
Today we answer some questions about the potential security risks of an anarchist society. Sponsors: https://www.DrinkLMNT.com/ph... you so much for listening! Could never do this without your help. Website: https://www.philosophizethis.org/ Patreo... https://www.patreon.com/philosophizethis Social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philosophizeth... https://twitter.com/iamstephenwest Faceb... https://www.facebook.com/philosophizethi... (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2024-Jan-27 • 46 minutes
Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" (Part 1/5)
In this episode, I begin my presentation of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" by covering chapters 1-9. Episode 1: Ch. 1-9 Episode 2: Ch. 10-16 ... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 84 minutes
#892 Philip Ball - The Book of Minds: How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings
Dr. Philip Ball is a freelance science writer, with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Physics from the University of Bristol. He was an editor at Nature for over 20 years. He is the author of many popular books on science, including The Book of Minds: How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens. | | In this episode, we focus on The Book of Minds. We start by discussing the solipsist position, what a mind is, the idea of the “space of possible minds... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 87 minutes
33 - Are Animals Food?
a conversation with Robert Jones (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 13 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Plot, Structure, And Unity - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on his discussions of what he considers to be the most important part or aspect of tragedy, namely plot or story (mythos). Aristotle stresses that a good plot is complex, but forms a unity. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 3000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube ch... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 57 minutes
Ukraine - the moral case for ceding land for peace
Live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. (@BBCRadio4)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 17 minutes
Bonus-wag: Natasha Lyonne on Aliens, Bigfoot and Ghosts
👻🥞🥤 Natasha shares her beliefs in the possibility of aliens, ghosts and Bigfoot, introduces the Fermi Paradox to the conversation with Paul and Stephen, enjoys a pancake lunch, and tells the story of her life with Rootbeer the dog. Bonus: Did Natasha’s dog Rootbeer get plastic surgery or consult a psychic? Tune in to this week’s Bonus-Wag to find out! Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art.... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 54 minutes
The Year 1989: Uprisings and Downfalls
Our series exploring five years in the 20th century that shaped the world ends with the year 1989. The Berlin Wall comes tumbling down. There are democratic uprisings in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary. A riot in Tiananmen Square in Beijing is met with a fierce crackdown. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 60 minutes
Real Life Heroes
The HBS hosts chat about heroes without capes. In a world saturated with fictional caped crusaders and masked vigilantes, we want to redirect our attention to the unsung champions who make a tangible impact in the lives of others, in other words, “real life” people who display acts of courage, compassion and commitment and who transcend the confines of comic book fantasies.Not all heroes wear flashy costumes or flashy costumes, and they don’t all possess superhuman abilities. Often, they emerge from diverse... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2024-Jan-26 • 25 minutes
#78: Fix your self-compassion with the metaphysics of personal identity (and an Aeropress)
Your problem with self-compassion: the one that leads you to be kind and supportive to other people, but nasty and vindictive to yourself. One reason you struggle with the 'self' part of 'self-compassion' is that you view yourself as separate from other people. But what if you aren't? What if the gap between you and others is simply too small and inconsequential to support your difficult-to-shake belief that it's wrong to be nasty to people, unless the person you're being ... (@AcademicImp@rebecca_roache)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 64 minutes
The Secular Paradox with Joseph Blankholm
My guest this week is Joseph Blankholm, a religious studies scholar and associate professor at UC Santa Barbara. We discuss his recent book The Secular Paradox, where he unpacks several internal conflicts facing secular community organizers. We get into the nature of religion, the secular mindset, and how movement secularism might be able to grow past this seeming paradox. Music by GW Rodriguez The Paradox of Secularism: https://nyupress.org/9781479809523/the-s... Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0g... (@ETVPod)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 64 minutes
Ep. 253 - Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life w/Dr. Ross Inman
In episode 253, I'm joined once again by Dr. Ross Inman, this time we discuss his new book "Christian Philosophy As a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder". | | Grab the book here from my affiliate link to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3RdRKgO | | Check out my sponsor for this episode, Field Notes, and get 10% off your entire order with promo code PARKERNOTES at check out: https://fieldnotesbrand.com?aff=44 | | Check out my other sponsor, Murdy Creative Co. to find amazing leather goods ... (@trendsettercase)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 100 minutes
#891 Luis Favela: Complexity Science, 4E Cognition, and Explanatory Pluralism
Dr. Luis Favela is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences (tenured) at the University of Central Florida. He is concurrently a Fellow in the Research Corporation for Science Advancement's Molecular Basis of Cognition Scialog program. His research attempts to understand mind (i.e., behavior, cognition, and consciousness) from a naturalistic and interdisciplinary perspective. | | In this episode, we start by talking about complexity science, and how it applies to the study of the mind, ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 58 minutes
PEL Presents PMP#166: Miyazaki's Anime Dreamscapes
In light of the new, acclaimed film, The Boy and the Heron, Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn, and Al reflect on the Studio Ghibli films that Hayao Miyazaki has directed since the '80s. Does the visionary design make up for the languorous pacing? We talk about... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 36 minutes
Artefacts of representational choices
When we formulate theories, we make decisions about what to count as theoretically primitive and what to count as theoretically derivative. For example: when we are doing arithmetic, we might treat "+" as a primitive and we might define "<" in terms of "+". Metaphysicians might want to ask whether our decision---about what to treat as theoretically primitive (or derivative)---kept track of what is metaphysically primitive (or derivative). I doubt the question makes sense. To explain why, I'll offer some gen... (@CambridgePhilos)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 35 minutes
What is swearing?
What exactly is it about swearing that gives it its offensive power? None of the standard philosophy-of-language explanations really gets to the bottom of why we swear, why we don't, and what we're doing when we use "obscene" language. This week, the author of a new book offers some thoughts. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 54 minutes
The Year 1973: The Dictators
In part four of our series exploring five years that shaped the world, IDEAS examines 1973. Augusto Pinochet comes to power in Chile, and dictators rule Portugal, Greece, Uganda and beyond. The OPEC oil embargo sets the world on a new path. The American Supreme Court legalizes abortion in Roe v. Wade, 50 years before it would be overturned. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 53 minutes
What do we lose by succumbing to conspiracy-mindedness?
Ours is a time when institutional distrust, digital disinformation and mutual suspicion have become pervasive — but can democracy withstand epistemic and social fragmentation of this kind? (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 140 minutes
#300 - A Leftist Reading of Nietzsche: A Dialogue with Daniel Tutt
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Daniel Tutt about the importance of the political left reading Nietzsche seriously. They talk about Nietzsche vs. Nietzscheanism, prolepsis and prophetic/esoteric and exoteric readings, and the Janus face of Nietzschean philosophy. They discuss building culture, caste and class, current leftist readings of Nietzsche, and Losurdo’s four stages of Nietzsche. They also talk about Nietzsche and Marx on religion, reading Nietzsche as a parasite, and many more ... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-25 • 93 minutes
Thinking about Death, Part 1
What is death? Does fear of death affect our everyday lives? And will your death harm you or not? Travis Timmerman, associate professor at Seton Hall University, joins Spencer to discuss these and other questions. Timmerman is coeditor, along with Michael Cholbi, of a fine anthology on the philosophy of death, Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying. Purchase your copy here:https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Ph... (@ADigressions@SpencerJayCase)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 20 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Elements And Definitions Of Tragedy - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on Aristotle's definition of tragedy, which runs: "Tragedy, then, is mimesis of an action which is elevated, complete, and of magnitude; in language embellished by distinct forms in its sections; employing the mode of enactment, not nar­rative; and through pity and fear accomplishing the catharsis a of such emotions. I use "embellished'' for lan­guage with rhythm and melody, and "distinct forms" for the fact that som... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 167 minutes
#177 – Nathan Labenz on recent AI breakthroughs and navigating the growing rift between AI safety and accelerationist camps
Back in December we spoke with Nathan Labenz — AI entrepreneur and host of The Cognitive Revolution Podcast — about the speed of progress towards AGI and OpenAI's leadership drama, drawing on Nathan's alarming experience red-teaming an early version of GPT-4 and resulting conversations with OpenAI staff and board members.Today we go deeper, diving into:What AI now actually can and can’t do, across language and visual models, medicine, scientific research, self-driving cars, robotics, weapons — and what the ... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 18 minutes
581: 20th Anniversary Quiz Night
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/20t... Talk made its radio debut on August 20, 2003 with a live pilot on KALW San Francisco and weekly broadcasts beginning in January 2004. To celebrate two decades on the air, in November 2023 we held our first-ever Quiz Night. Longtime listeners and first-time fans filled KALW's popup space in downtown San Francisco as Director of Research Laura Maguire ran eight teams through the gauntlet of a philosophical pub quiz. In this special 20th anniversary episode, ... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 107 minutes
Episode 41 - Climate Biology with Fabian Ercan
Dr Fabian E.Z. Ercan is a broadly interested (climate) biologist who does not shy away from broader discussions concerning natural sciences, philosophy, engineering and history. The dimension of time plays an important role in biology, ecology and c... (@lifeplatoscave@MarioVeen)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 66 minutes
Michael Amster - The Power of Awe: How Simple Moments Can Transform Your Life | STM Podcast #202
On episode 202, we welcome Michael Amster to discuss the A.W.E. method, how changing your perspective and seeing miracles in the everyday alleviates suffering, how feeling awe interacts with chronic pain, the vagus nerve and the physiological affects... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 64 minutes
Rebecca F. Kuang on National Literatures, Book Publishing, and History in Fiction
How has Rebecca F. Kuang published 5 novels by age 27? An overwhelming compulsion to write, with a dash of Cal Newport. (@tylercowen)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 50 minutes
UNLOCKED - The Struggle for Freedom
Move your Buridan's Ass! | This is an UNLOCKED PATREON episode demanded by the listeners wherein the fellas discuss Žižek's new book on Freedom. They touch on the freedom of philosophy, the philosophy of freedom, the pitfalls of Anarchism, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Canadian Thanksgiving. | | Support the podcast on our ⁠PATREON for all of our Patreon episodes, interviews, reading groups and so on. | | Enjoy! | | (@zizekand)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 54 minutes
Natasha Lyonne: Armchair Physicist
⚛️⚛️⚛️ Paul and Stephen read a letter from Keith, an airline pilot in Idaho who shares his incredible UFO sighting and belief in Interdimensional Sasquatch Travel. Then.... Natasha Lyonne joins, and that’s when things get weird and quantum-physical. Listen in as Paul and Stephen follow Natasha around her house, feed Rootbeer the dog, and learn why she’s comforted by the dulcet sound of quantum physics audio books at bedtime. Hear why discipline and restraint and the structure of mathematics is grounding ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 61 minutes
Roundtable Discussion of Leo Strauss' Natural Right and History
This week, Greg and Alex are joined roundtable-style at UATX by Mark Blitz, Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy at Claremont McKenna University; Devin Stauffer, Professor and Associate Chair at UT Austin; and Christopher T. Lynch, Head of... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 90 minutes
Episode 161: Scene of the Crime: On Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's 'From Hell'
Phil and JF discuss Victorian London through the lens of Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's occult reimagining of Jack the Ripper. (@weirdstudies@JF_Martel)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 54 minutes
The Year 1963: Social Revolutions
Our series continues as we focus on the year 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a march on Washington, the Pan-African movement ushers in a new era for Africa, President Kennedy is assassinated, and the war in Vietnam heats up. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-24 • 27 minutes
Roger Penrose: Mathematics & What Exists
Roger Penrose—mathematician, physicist, philosopher—was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. We speak with Roger about our favorite, fundamental questions. What things exist? What is math and why does it work? What’s fundamental in the cosmos? ... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 32 minutes
On the nature of reality | Iain McGilchrist and Rowan Williams
Rowan Williams and Iain McGilchrist discuss the layered and inter-connected nature of reality from their perspectives. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 87 minutes
Is veganism a moral obligation? Ghostless Machine cross-post bonus - Sentientism 184
Welcome to episode 184 of the Sentientism Podcast. A podcast about what's real, who matters and how we can make a better world. | The Sentientism worldview answers those deep questions by committing to evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings. | This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Ariel Pontes. His Ghostless Machine podcast includes a series of dialogues where he has friendly disagreements over controversial topics with a variety of guests. I had the pleasure of being hi... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 43 minutes
#350 — Sharing Reality
Sam Harris speaks with Jonathan Rauch and Josh Szeps about the foundations of knowledge and the fragmentation of society. They discuss the state of the mainstream media, diversity of viewpoints, the "reality-based" community, what Covid did to our... (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 20 minutes
Overview of "Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor"
In this episode, I read an exclusive excerpt from my latest book, Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor, published by Yale University Press, as part of the Ancient Lives Series. The book is a philosophical biography of the Roman emperor, which contains many references to the Meditations and how his philosophy shaped his life. You can help it reach a wider audience by pre-ordering now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any other bookseller.While the First Marcomannic War was raging, Marcus Aurelius, surrounded b... (@DonJRobertson)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 14 minutes
Aristotle, Poetics - Three Distinctions In Mimesis - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle' work, the Poetics, focusing on three key distinctions he brings up early on in the work, which bear upon different kinds of mimetic arts (including tragedy, comedy, epic, other poetry, and musical performances). The distinction is between the: Media of the mimetic work (en hois) Objects (or content) of the mimetic work (ha) Mode (or how) of the mimetic work (hōs) The six parts or elements of tragedy fall into this Diction and Lyric Poetry are... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 56 minutes
Ep. 110: What is NOT Philosophy? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a seemingly odd set of questions: What kinds of activities/disciplines are definitively non-philosophical? And is there anything that can't be philosophized about, even in principle? These questions lead to a number of rabbit holes regarding mental states, the sciences, personal anecdotes, and other fun stuff. (@LoveofSophiaPOD)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 54 minutes
The Year 1938: The Winds of War
On the eve of the Second World War, Hitler annexes Austria and escalates antisemitic persecution, Japan wages war on China, and the parallel collapse of democracy in both the East and West sets the stage for war. This is the second episode in our series exploring five years that have shaped the world. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-23 • 60 minutes
Ep. 75 Engaging with Beauty: The Philosophy of Beauty, Part 1
Beauty and aesthetics seems to be one of the least discussed branches of philosophy, yet occupied the minds of some of the greatest philosophers such as: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hume, just to name a few. Its appeal is immediately obvious, however, when someone asks the seemingly simple question of exactly what beauty is. The conversation that typically follows involves topics such as: what exactly are standards of beauty, if these standards are objective or entirely in the eye of the beholder, and under... (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 35 minutes
How We Speak About Morality
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosophy Professor Matthew Congdon (Vanderbilt University). We discuss his book Moral Articulation On the Development of New Moral Concepts. How do we frame moral issues? How does language... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 70 minutes
#890 Richard Nisbett: Attribution Theory, Intelligence, and Cognitive Differences Across Cultures
Dr. Richard Nisbett is the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was the recipient of the Donald T. Campbell Award from the American Psychological Association in 1982, and he’s a Guggenheim fellow. He’s also the author of several books, including Culture of Honor, The Geography of Thought, Mindware, and Thinking: A memoir. | | In this episode, we talk about topics in social psychology. We... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 86 minutes
263 | Chris Quigg on Symmetry and the Birth of the Standard Model
I talk with physicist Chris Quigg about how the Standard Model of particle physics came to be. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 46 minutes
Ep. 334: Gabriel Marcel's Christian Existentialism (Part One)
Discussing "On the Ontological Mystery" (1933) about our need for meaning. Marcel asserts that our need for "mystery" is much more primal than the scientific, technical point of view that breaks down problems into component parts for easy analysis. In... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 54 minutes
The Year 1919: Dividing the Spoils
After the First World War, the Western powers create new borders and carve out spheres of influence, leaders from the Global South fight for self-determination, and the League of Nations and the Communist International are formed. In this series recorded at the Stratford Festival, IDEAS explores five years in the 20th century that have shaped our world today. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 18 minutes
David Chalmers on Technophiloosphy and the Extended Mind
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podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 11 minutes
81 TEASER | David Harvey: Capitalist Urbanization and the Right to the City
In this episode, we talk about David Harvey’s analysis of the urbanization process as a form of accumulated surplus capital expenditure and consider the built environment as a crucial site of class struggle. The physical constitution of the built environment in which we live mediates our forms of sociality and political dispositions, not to mention how important it is for making mass action and organization possible. So it sure sucks that the shape of its development has been determined by the needs of capi... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 96 minutes
#299 - Myths of Migration: A Dialogue with Hein de Haas
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Hein de Haas about migration and many of the myths surrounding immigration. They discuss why immigration is a major issue globally and its connection with nationalism, distinctions between immigration, emigration, asylum seekers, and refugees, and how migration is not at an all-time high. They also talk about internal/external migration, borders, labor demand in the USA, low-skilled vs. high-skilled workers, refugee crisis, hypocrisy on the political left ... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-22 • 75 minutes
Dialectical Reversal
Ryan and Todd explore the working of the dialectical reversal, how weaknesses can turn into strengths, how successes can turn into failures. They look at this through a variety of everyday examples and a few choice filmic ones. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 12 minutes
Plato, Republic Book 10 - Poetry And Corruption of The Soul
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Plato's work, The Republic, in particular book 10. Specifically it examines his discussion of the dangers of poetry as a corrupter of the human soul To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You can find over 3000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtu... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 53 minutes
S3 E10: Your Mind & Action on Culture and Social Class with Dr. Kimin Eom
How does culture shape our actions towards the environment and our responses to global crises? Dr. Kimmon Eom joins us to discuss how different cultures and socioeconomic statuses influence the willingness to engage in pro-environmental actions. He also shares work on how pandemics and fear of contagion may make even the unprejudiced support xenophobic policies. Beth and Ava have an honest conversation about their own experiences with social class. (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 52 minutes
Why Israel's Response to Hamas Was Justified | Natasha Hausdorff
| What is a proportional response to a terrorist attack? What does genocide involve? And is South Africa's case at the International Court of Justice justified? | | Presenters: Mark Oppenheimer and Jason Werbeloff | Editor and Producer: Jimmy Mullen and Porter Kaufman | | Brain in a Vat bookshop (Shopify): https://smarturl.it/BrainShop | Brain in a Vat bookshop (Amazon): https://smarturl.it/BrainAmazonShop | | (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 70 minutes
PEL Presents SUBTEXT: Identity and Infamy in “Citizen Kane” (1941) (Part 2)
It’s a film bursting with objects—the treasure troves of Xanadu, a snowglobe, jigsaw puzzles, a winner’s cup, the famous sled. Even the conceptual elements of the film’s plot are expressed tangibly. Kane’s mind-boggling wealth isn’t an... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 63 minutes
191 - Victor Davis Hanson: An American’s Case For Israel
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Victor Davis Hanson is a renowned classicist, military historian, and political commentator. He is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among numerous other awards, Victor was presented the National Humanities Medal in 2007. In this episode, which is the second in an installment of three considering different perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Robinson and Vic... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 35 minutes
HoP 437 - Jennifer Rampling on Renaissance Alchemy
An expert on Renaissance alchemy tells us how this art related to philosophy at the time... and how she has tried to reproduce its results! (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Jan-21 • 108 minutes
"In Praise of Raw-Dogging the World: Sex, Art, and Consumerism" - OaD Ep. 182
Sex, Art, and Consumerism (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 51 minutes
Episode 210- Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 17 - Self-Approval As Pleasure
Welcome to Episode 210 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 63 minutes
PEL Presents PvI#69: Alternative Religious Practices w/ Katie Caussin
Katie is the co-artistic director of Chicago's and used to do Comedy Sports improv with Bill. She also took a lot of classes in philosophy and religion, so we talk some about cults, Kierkegaard, tolerance, and more. In our scenes, a family... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 11 minutes
Plato, Republic Book 10 - Imitation. Poetry, And Parts Of The Soul
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Plato's work, The Republic, in particular book 10. Specifically it examines his discussion of the rational and irrational parts of the human soul, and the effects and appeals of imitative art, specifically poetry, upon those parts. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdW... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 53 minutes
Willowbrook State School
Devan and Tyler explore the Willowbrook State School, that stands as a stark symbol of the dark chapters in the history of medical ethics and public health. Willowbrook gained infamy for its association with highly controversial medical experiments conducted on children with intellectual disabilities during the mid-20th century. Led by Dr. Saul Krugman, the Willowbrook studies became emblematic of ethical questions about the treatment of vulnerable populations and the boundaries of medical research. (@BioethicsforPPL@DevanStahl@tsgibb)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 55 minutes
Jan Westerhoff, "Candrakirti's Introduction to the Middle Way: A Guide" (Oxford UP, 2023)
A proponent of the Madhyamaka tradition of Mahāyāna Buddhism, Candrakīrti wrote several works, one of which, the Madhamakāvatāra, strongly influenced later Tibetan understandings of Madhyamaka. This work is the subject of Jan Westerhoff’s Candrakīrti’s Introduction to the Middle Way: A Guide (Oxford University Press, 2024), part of the Oxford Guides to Philosophy series. His book situates Candarkīrti and his text within Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and helps philosophical readers appreciate the text’s main ... (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 72 minutes
PEL Presents NEM#209: Bruce Hornsby Is a Lifelong Student
Bruce is best known for his first album The Way It Is (1986), but has come light years since then through 18+ albums, experimenting with different styles, playing over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead, and scoring numerous projects for Spike Lee. He's... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-20 • 11 minutes
531: The Mysterious Timelessness of Math
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/mys... is a really useful subject—at least, that's what your parents and teachers told you. But math also leads to scenarios, like Zeno's paradoxes, that seem to inspire skepticism. So why do we believe in math and rely on it to build bridges and spaceships? How can anyone discover the secrets of the universe by simply scribbling numbers on a piece of paper? Is math some kind of magic, or does it have a more ordinary explanation? And could math be culturally rela... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 80 minutes
#13 - Richard Yetter Chappell: Why Not Effective Altruism?
Richard Yetter Chappell is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. Today we'll talk about the common criticisms against effective altruism. | | EPISODE LINKS: | Kevin's website: http://yetterchappell.net/Richard/ | Kevin's paper: https://rychappell.substack.com/p/why-no... | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 56 minutes
Does New York City have rights? Margaret Cuonzo on the Right to the City and the Rights of the City
The long wait is over! Phi on New York is back and hopefully better than ever. The aim, as always, is to bring you conversations that take a philosophical look at the issues and ideas that shape our city and inform our lives within it. For this episode I wanted to take a look at the idea of the right to the city, an idea introduced by the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre in 1968, and enthusiastically adopted by many activists and organizations ever since. My guest for this episode is Margaret Cuonzo, a phi... (@PhionNewYork@jsbiehl)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 79 minutes
#889 Nadine Strossen - Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know
Dr. Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School and past President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008). She is also a Senior Fellow with FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education). She serves on the advisory boards of the ACLU, Academic Freedom Alliance, Heterodox Academy, National Coalition Against Censorship, and the University of Austin. Her latest book is Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know. | | In this episode, we fo... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 50 minutes
#49. Laws of Nature ft. Eddy Chen
Join Alex and Kealan as they chat with Eddy Chen about his work in Physics and Philosophy. Follow along as they delve into the world of metaphysics, pushing the boundaries of what we know about time, philosophy, and the basic laws of nature that govern our lives. | | (@ThoughtsUofg)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 16 minutes
Bonus-wag: THUNDERBIRDS & THE MANDELA EFFECT
🏺🌊🐆 More Cryptid lore for your listening pleasure. Meet one of Stephen’s favorites, the legendary Hodag of Wisconsin. The horned Hodag that never reclines, liked the taste of humans, and just might’ve been a hoax that stoked tourism in 1890s Oneida County. The Hodag conjures Native American folklore of the underwater panther, Mishipeshu, who lives in the water and fights Thunderbirds (a favorite of Paul’s). But have you heard of Thunderbird sightings? They’ve been reported from just about every state in ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 54 minutes
IDEAS in the Hague: A Question of Genocide
Last week, South Africa and Israel were at the International Court of Justice with two starkly opposed versions of the conflict in Gaza: South Africa’s legal team argued Israel’s actions there violate the Genocide Convention. Israel’s lawyers argued it is acting in self-defence. The court must first decide whether to order emergency measures to stop the violence until it considers the bigger question. IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed was in the Hague. This episode features excerpts from the two-day hearings. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 82 minutes
107. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (w/ Nick Riggle and Matt Strohl)
We're joined by two philosophers of art to discuss how they've helped each other come to a greater appreciation for this quirky but lovable entry into the Fast and Furious franchise. We discuss how art can change depending on the context in which it is embedded, and the ways the franchise could have gone after this film. We also compare notes on the different ways we've come to appreciate this film over time. | | This episode is sponsored by The Art of the Trailer. Learn how to become a professional trail... (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2024-Jan-19 • 57 minutes
Deconstruction
The HBS hosts dig into Jacque Derrida's philosophy to see if it really is responsible for everything that's wrong with the world.There are very few philosophies that are blamed for so much as deconstruction. Introduced by Jacques Derrida in the late 60s, deconstruction rose to popularity in the late 70s and 80s, fought a real battle to be accepted as something other than a “fad” in the early 90s, and really built up steam in the late 90s, after having been adopted by other humanities disciplines as a method... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 51 minutes
#888 Elmar Unnsteinsson - Talking About: An Intentionalist Theory of Reference
Dr. Elmar Unnsteinsson is an Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow at University College Dublin, School of Philosophy. He is also the Principal Investigator of two research projects funded by The Icelandic Research Fund, The Confused Intentions Project and Insincerity for Fragmented Minds, both based at UCD and University of Iceland, where he has a part-time position as a Research Scientist. Dr. Unnsteinsson works on topics in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, history of analytic philosophy, met... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 37 minutes
Philosophical Pathologies and the Point of Inquiry
Some people experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are engaged in excessive worries about specific questions; they are inquirers. It is widely accepted in psychiatry that there is something deeply irrational about these sorts of anxious worries. However, the proposed accounts of what makes such worries irrational aren’t convincing. I argue for a novel answer based on a new norm for inquiry: the Success Norm for Inquiry. I show how this norm falls out of attrac... (@CambridgePhilos)
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Nature’s Poetry and Humanity’s Artifice: Cavendish on the Powers of the Imagination
Early modern philosophers in the Cartesian tradition often tended to oppose the workings of rational thought to the workings of the imagination. My aim in this paper is to show that Margaret Cavendish’s conception of the imagination poses an intriguing counterpoint to such views. Through an exploration of Cavendish’s Poems and Fancies (1653), I argue Cavendish posits her poetic depictions of nature as a counterpoint to a gendered rejection of the imagination, while at the same time laying the foundation for... (@CambridgePhilos)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 43 minutes
Human Individuals and Human Kinds: A Process View
I have argued for some time that biological Individuals, including humans, should be seen as processes rather than substances or things. This has implications both for understanding the boundaries in time and space of the human individual, and for the nature of the kinds into which we tend to sort humans—notably races and sex and gender. In this talk I shall briefly explain the process view of life, and outline some of these implications for basic questions about human beings. (@CambridgePhilos)
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Property Versatility
I will present some key ideas from a book I’m currently co-authoring with David Liebesman: Copredication and Property Versatility. Most familiar properties are versatile: there are many different ways to have the same property. For example, a light-blue object and a dark-blue object can both have the property of being blue, even if they have it in different ways. Our key claim is that this observation should be extended: many properties are far more versatile than theorists typically take them to be. I’ll s... (@CambridgePhilos)
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Why Isn’t (Pure) Epistemic Autonomy of Value?
A talk given by David Enoch at the Moral Sciences Club on 24th October 2023 (@CambridgePhilos)
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Did Marcus Aurelius say Kindness is More Manly Than Anger?
In this episode, I briefly discuss what Marcus Aurelius said about masculinity, and how it might differ from what some modern self-improvement influencers say, despite their claims to be influenced by Stoicism. Stoicism: Philosophy as a Way of Life is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Highlights* The resurgence of Stoicism and the manosphere* Stoic philosophy versus being “stoic”* Marcus Aurelius’ enemies accused him of bei... (@DonJRobertson)
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Plato, Republic Book 10 - Poets, Knowledge, and Education
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Plato's work, The Republic, in particular book 10. Specifically it examines his discussion about whether the poets - or imitative artists in general (which would include film, music, tv, etc. in our own time) - actually possess or convey knowledge, and whether they ought to be involved in education or not. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here ... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 47 minutes
Abduction: The Glory and Scandal of Philosophy?
C.D. Broad referred to inductive reasoning as "the glory of science and the scandal of philosophy“. Broad‘s point was that while scientists routinely use various forms of inductive reasoning, philosophers have not yet provided any convincing justification for doing so. I suggest that an analogous claim is true of abductive reasoning in philosophy: while philosophers routinely use abductive reasoning, e.g. Inference to the Best Explanation, we philosophers have not yet provided any convincing justification f... (@CambridgePhilos)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 56 minutes
Is it time to allow assisted dying?
Live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. (@BBCRadio4)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 28 minutes
Friendship
What makes a true friend? Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics outlines certain conditions for virtuous friendship, but he sets the bar high, and his estimation of women's capacity for friendship is low. This week we're putting Aristotle in dialogue with Mary Astell, an early modern (and proto-feminist) English philosopher who also wrote extensively on friendship. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 54 minutes
Healing and the Healer: Dr. Jillian Horton
In her book, We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing, Dr. Jillian Horton shares her personal story of burnout and calls for developing a compassionate medical system, with a more balanced and humane understanding of what it means to heal and be healed. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 54 minutes
In a screen saturated age, is literacy under threat?
Professor Maryanne Wolf joins Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens to discuss whether we are entering an age of widespread moral illiteracy — an incapacity to engage in the processes that make up the habit of deep reading. (@RadioNational)
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PREVIEW - Rumours & Gossip
FULL EPISODE HERE | This week the gang are talking Mladen Dolar’s “On Rumours, Gossip and Related Matters” from Objective Fictions as we prepare for the big interview! | Mladen Dolar is a Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst, cultural theorist, and film critic. He is one third of the Troika with Alenka Zupančič and Slavoj Žižek and the co-founder, together with Slavoj Žižek of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis | Rumours brought down old mate Socrates and there’s one going round that the big Othe... (@zizekand)
podcast image2024-Jan-18 • 50 minutes
We're Back and This Time it's Impersonal
Josh and M return to the internet airwaves for a little catch-up on news during the podcast's hiatus, as well as some updates on the podcast's near future... (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2024-Jan-17 • 175 minutes
#298 - Origins of the Just War: A Dialogue with Rory Cox
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Rory Cox about the multiple origins of the just war concept. They give an overview of the Egyptian empire, nile river and its importance for the Egyptian kingdom, and the three major kingdom periods with a central monarchy. They also talk about the Hittites, boundaries of their kingdom, and why they were so short lived. They discuss the Israelites, problems with the Hebrew Bible as a primary source, and the legacy of the Israelites. They also define just w... (@xavierbonilla87)
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Plato, Republic Book 10 - Knowledge of Makers, Users, And Artists
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Plato's work, The Republic, in particular book 10. Specifically it examines his discussion of.the knowledge possessed by three groups of people, when it comes to a product of art or craft - the users of the product, the makers of the product, and the imitative artists who depict the product. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-17 • 99 minutes
190 - Richard Wolff: A Marxist’s Case For Palestine
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Richard Wolff is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a visiting professor at The New School, where he works on economics in the Marxist tradition. This is Richard’s third appearance on Robinson’s Podcast. In episode #127, he and Robinson discussed some of the most profound criticisms of capitalism, and in #154 installment, they focused on the myths surrounding Marxism and Marx himself. In this episode, Richard and Robinson talk ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-17 • 56 minutes
CRYPTOZOOLOGY 101
🫎🫎🫎 Paul and Stephen reveal some of their favorite American cryptids. Skip by the oft-told stories of Sasquatch and Chupacabra and follow Paul into the dark primeval forests of Maine to meet the Spectre Moose. Hear the legend of this mysterious prehistoric-looking giant of the Maine woods. Some sightings recall the Spectre Moose’s faint white glow and an ability to walk through solid objects. And if that’s not trippy enough, Paul recalls the time he took elk velvet to add some pep to his step. Next are s... (@TreefortMedia)
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Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III
This week, the guys continue their mini-series breaking down Shakespeare's Hamlet, this time with a focus on Act III. Delve into the intricate web of Hamlet's psyche as the unraveling Prince grapples with questions of sanity. Explore the iconic... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Jan-17 • 54 minutes
The Emancipation of Ahmet Altan
For nearly five years, Turkey imprisoned one of its most significant writers. Fifty-one Nobel laureates called for his release. Now free, the resilient Ahmet Altan reflects on the meaning of freedom, inside and out. (@NahlahAyed)
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Episode 206: Existentialism Part 7
It's a new year and everyone is feeling optimistic and about the year ahead! Everyone except for Dr. Mike and Danny who return with more of their chat on the dark side of existentialism. Come join them as they talk Sisyphean ordeals, Star Trek and being 'Beach Ready'. (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2024-Jan-16 • 63 minutes
#349 — Generosity, Cynicism, and the Future of Doing Good
Sam Harris speaks with Chris Anderson about generosity in the age of the Internet. They talk about the new spirit of cynicism in tech and finance, the problems with DEI, the Coleman Hughes controversy at TED, the norm of color blindness, the science... (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-16 • 87 minutes
Episode 276: Attention Please
David and Tamler are back for the new year and one of our resolutions was to do more episodes on William James. Today we talk about his account of ‘Attention’ from his 1890 volume The Principles of Psychology – another remarkably prescient... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2024-Jan-16 • 23 minutes
Narcissism and self-love | Simon Blackburn
Simon Blackburn on the dangers of self-love. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Jan-16 • 27 minutes
Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?
Mathematics describes the real world of atoms and acorns, stars and stairs, with remarkable precision. So is mathematics invented by humans-like chisels and hammers and pieces of music? Or is mathematics discovered-always out there, somewhere, like m... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Jan-16 • 59 minutes
Biohacking
Night vision. Superhuman strength. And… kale salad? In episode 95 of Overthink, Ellie and David explore the weird world of biohackers, who leverage science and technology to optimize their bodies. The movement raises rich philosophical questions, from the blurry ethics of self-experimentation, to the consequences of extreme Cartesian dualism, to the awkward tension in our technological nostalgia for a pastoral paradise. If biohacking taps into the basic human desire to experience and investigate, it perhaps... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 82 minutes
#887 Carol Ember: Tight and Loose Cultures, Sexuality, Gender Differences, and Cultural Databases
Dr. Carol Ember is President of the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University and the editor of the journal Cross-Cultural Research. Most of her research career has been devoted to cross-cultural research on variation in marriage, family, kin groups, gender roles, predictors of war and other forms of violence, but for the last eight years she has been working on cultural adaptations to natural hazards and other resource stressors. She is interested in research that integrates the fields of anthropology ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 33 minutes
HAP 139 - A Love Supreme - Cornel West
An introduction to Cornel West, focusing on his early essay “Philosophy and the Afro-American Experience.” (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
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Plato, Republic Book 10 - Ideas, Things, Imitations, And Their Makers
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Plato's work, The Republic, in particular book 10. Specifically it examines his discussion about ideas or forms, material things, and artistic reproductions, and the three sorts of makers - God, craftsmen, and artists. As we move from the idea or form into the imitations of material objects and artistic productions, we leave behind simplicity for multiplicity, and true being for a facsimile. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - ... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 80 minutes
262 | Eric Schwitzgebel on the Weirdness of the World
I talk with philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel about how and why the universe seems irreducibly weird to us. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 111 minutes
Don't underestimate your influence! - Chris Bryant of Bryant Research - Sentientism 183
Chris is the Director of Bryant Research and the Head of Policy at the Alternative Proteins Association. He is a social scientist and an expert on alternative protein markets and marketing. He has published several papers on consumer acceptance, policy, nutritional value, and other social dimensions of cultivated meat, plant-based meat, and fermentation-derived animal product alternatives. He has worked with alternative protein companies and non-profits, including THIS, Formo, Ivy Farm Technologies, Aleph F... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 54 minutes
Lisa LaFlamme: In Defence of Democracy
These are anxious times for journalism and democracy. As part of an event hosted by the Samara Centre for Democracy, former news anchor Lisa LaFlamme tells IDEAS what can and must be done to bolster journalism so it can better safeguard democracy. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 54 minutes
A Political Prisoner’s Odyssey: Writer Ahmet Altan, Pt 1
Celebrated Turkish writer Ahmet Altan spent almost five years in jail. He wrote his memoir which was smuggled out on bits of paper. This award-winning documentary aired in June 2020 while he was still imprisoned. Tomorrow IDEAS features a conversation with CBC producer Mary Lynk and the now-freed Ahmet Altan. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 46 minutes
Ep. 333: Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling" on Faith (Part Two)
Continuing on Kierkegaard's perhaps most famous book, this time focusing largely on "Problem One: Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical?" Get more at . Visit to get ad-free episodes and bonus content including . Sponsors: Learn about St.... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 41 minutes
Episode 71: The Principle of Alternative Possibilities with Justin Capes
In this episode, we talk with Justin Capes about the principle of alternative possibilities and his version of the flicker of freedom response to Frankfurt cases.Justin's website: https://www.justincapes.com/Justin'... book, Moral Responsibility and the Flicker of Freedom: https://academic.oup.com/book/46725Twitt... https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInsta... https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillsho... https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-S... (@thefreewillshow@taylorwcyr@MatthewFlummer)
podcast image2024-Jan-15 • 73 minutes
#297 - Social Construction of Our Emotions: A Dialogue with Lisa Feldman-Barrett
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Lisa Feldman-Barrett about emotions. They discuss what emotions are and how they are different from affect and feelings. They also discuss the social construction model of emotions with discussion on interoception, exteroception, allostasis and homeostasis. They talk about predictive processing, Bayesian brain, emotions as heuristics, nature of reality, discrete emotions, emotions in relationships, and many more topics.Lisa Feldman Barrett is Distinguished... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-14 • 61 minutes
#12 - Procreative Beneficence and Genetic Enhancement
| In this episode, I offer an audio version of as well as commentary on my first publication: Veit, W. (2018). Procreative Beneficence and Genetic Enhancement. KRITERION – Journal of Philosophy 32(1), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11026.89... | | EPISODE LINKS: | Free download link of my article: https://walterveitcom.files.wordpress.co... | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podc... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Jan-14 • 72 minutes
J. Aaron Simmons - Philosophy in the Wild: On 'Camping with Kierkegaard' | STM #201
On episode 201, we welcome J. Aaron Simmons to discuss why we’re so unhappy, the limitations of pursuing external success, faith as risk with direction, Kierkegaard and the aesthetic life, status obsession as a form of avoidance, why cultivating... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Jan-14 • 58 minutes
The Trouble with Gender | Alex Byrne
Does the biology you were born with trump self-identity when determining your sex or gender? Is gender innate, or can it change? And what can real-life cases of children being reassigned their sex at birth teach us? | Alex's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Gender-Se... (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2024-Jan-14 • 92 minutes
"A Philosophy of Gaming"
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Frank Lantz, the director of the New York University Game Center. For over 12 years, Lantz taught game design at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. "His writings on games, technology, and culture have appeared in a variety of publications. In 2012, The New York Times referred to Lantz as a "reigning genius of the mysteries of games" following his design of iPhone puzzle game Drop7." (Wikipedia) (@whyradioshow)
podcast image2024-Jan-14 • 27 minutes
Episode 125, The Christmas Special (Part III - Further Analysis and Discussion)
Welcome to ‘Episode 125 (Part III of III)’, in which we’ll be discussing the history of Christmas and offering our concluding remarks. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
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Episode 209 - Special Episode - Foundations of Epicurean Philosophy
Welcome to Episode 209 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
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533: Frege and the Language of Reason
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/fre... the end of the 19th Century, the German philosopher Gottlob Frege invented a new language, based on mathematics, designed to help people reason more logically. His ideas have had a lasting impact on philosophy, math, computer science, and the study of artificial intelligence. And many of the questions that influenced his thinking are still hotly debated today: How much does language influence the thoughts you can think? Could there be a way of speaking tha... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Jan-13 • 90 minutes
Listener Qs 36
We diiiiiiid it! I knew we could do it. And y'all made it possible. So thanks again, and see you back in the abnormal show! Listener Survey: Music by Thomas Smith: Support us at Patreon: Follow us on Twitter: Join our Facebook discussion group... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Jan-13 • 20 minutes
N.K. Jemisin, How Long Until Black Future Month - Those Who Stay And Fight - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses key ideas from the fantasy and science fiction author N.K. Jemisin's short story The Ones Who Stay And Fight, found in her work How Long Til Black Future Month? This story is a response to and homage about Ursula K Leguin's short story Those Who Walk Away From Omelas, and attempts to present a picture of and justification for a utopian civilization. One interesting feature of the story is that Jemisin addresses an outraged and angry interlocutor from our society who considers inequ... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-13 • 135 minutes
"When is it Right to Rebel?" - OaD Ep. 181
Tommie Shelby's "Justice, Deviance, and the Dark Ghetto" (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 179 minutes
#90 Classic episode – Ajeya Cotra on worldview diversification and how big the future could be
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in January 2021.You wake up in a mysterious box, and hear the booming voice of God: “I just flipped a coin. If it came up heads, I made ten boxes, labeled 1 through 10 — each of which has a human in it. If it came up tails, I made ten billion boxes, labeled 1 through 10 billion — also with one human in each box. To get into heaven, you have to answer this correctly: Which way did the coin land?”You think briefly, and decide you should bet your eternal soul o... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 107 minutes
#886 Randall Beer: Autopoiesis, Enactivism, Dynamical Systems, and Evo-Devo Approaches in Biology
Dr. Randall Beer is Professor of Cognitive Science and Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Beer's primary research interest is in understanding how coordinated behavior arises from the dynamical interaction of an animal's nervous system, its body and its environment. Toward this end, he works on the evolution and analysis of dynamical "nervous systems" for model agents, neuromechanical modeling of animals, biologically-inspired robotics, and dynamical systems approaches to behavior ... (@TheDissenterYT)
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Silke Machold Et Al, Corporate Governance And Ethics - A Feminist Corporate Governance Model
This lecture discusses the article Corporate Governance and Ethics: A Feminist Perspective, authored by Silke Machold, Pervaiz Ahmed, and Stuart Farquar, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3) in 2008. It focuses specifically on the implications of feminist ethics and the ethics of care for corporate governance models. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can f... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 115 minutes
189 - David Albert & Barry Loewer: The Mentaculus (Or, a Probability Map of the Universe)
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | David Albert is the Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, director of the Philosophical Foundations of Physics program at Columbia, and a faculty member of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics, as is the second guest. Barry Loewer is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers. Before that he did his PhD in philosophy at Stanford (!). Barry works largely in the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of science, and ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 58 minutes
How to Make Lemonade with Tom Morris
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosopher, author, speaker, Tom Morris Ph.D. (The Art of Achievement and Plato's Lemonade Stand). How does Philosophy inform and guide our lives? Our understanding of success? Goal setting?... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 54 minutes
Philosophy from the Pub, with Lewis Gordon
Lewis Gordon is an academic. But he argues that confining thinking to the academy has resulted in people forgetting that philosophy “has something important to say.” He helps remedy the situation with this warm, funny, vital talk, recorded in a historic pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland, by Memorial University. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-12 • 58 minutes
HBS Goes to the Movies: "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
The HBS hosts return to the movies to learn why men are cheaper than guns.The Magnificent Seven, produced in 1960 and directed by John Sturges, has a significant place in the history of the western in the U.S. Some have claimed that it is, in fact, the last true western. In fact, the movie practically says this itself. It is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film, The Seven Samurai, placing it in a different genre and a different cultural context. Kurosawa, apparently, told Sturges that he loved the film. T... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
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#77: Mediocrity is underrated!
Here we are, a third of the way through January. Have you slipped up on your new year resolutions yet? Will you be kind to yourself if you do? Or will you tell yourself that you're a failure, you can't do anything right, you should just do everyone a favour and give up now? The thing is, friend, there's a dark side to positive change. Too many of us are motivated to change for the better because we don't think we're acceptable as we are. We don't feel entitled to ease back and ... (@AcademicImp@rebecca_roache)
podcast image2024-Jan-11 • 67 minutes
#885 Paul van Geert: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Developmental Psychology
Dr. Paul van Geert is Professor Emeritus of Developmental Psychology at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He is renowned for his work on developmental psychology and the application of dynamical systems theory in social science. He is the author of A Dynamic Systems Model of Cognitive and Language Growth, Dynamic Systems of Development: Change between Complexity and Chaos, and, together with Naomi de Ruiter, Toward a Process Approach in Psychology: Stepping into Heraclitus' River. | | In this epis... (@TheDissenterYT)
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Silke Machold Et Al, Corporate Governance And Ethics - Dimensions Of Care
This lecture discusses the article Corporate Governance and Ethics: A Feminist Perspective, authored by Silke Machold, Pervaiz Ahmed, and Stuart Farquar, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3) in 2008. It focuses specifically on the four dimensions of care distinguished in the article: caring about, taking care of, care-giving, and care-receiving. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.... (@philosopher70)
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Transgender identity and experience
Transgender is commonly invoked as an identity, but this week we're asking if it is better understood as something that points to experience. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Jan-11 • 54 minutes
The Never-Ending Fall of Rome
Rome fell, because of... divorce. Or was it immigration? Maybe moral decay. IDEAS producer Matthew Lazin-Ryder explores the political history of 'the fall of Rome' — a hole in time where politicians, activists, and intellectuals can dump any modern anxiety they wish. (@NahlahAyed)
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What do we lose when we lose the capacity for boredom?
It is fair to say that boredom is a distinctly modern terror. But, as Stan Grant discusses with Waleed and Scott, what if existential boredom points us to our deeper need? (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 53 minutes
#296 - A Natural History of Cephalopods: A Dialogue with Danna Staaf
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Danna Staaf about the natural history of cephalopods. They discuss the family of cephalopods and their anatomy along with some of the behaviors, intelligence and consciousness with cephalopods, and what convergent evolution tells us about cephalopods. They talk about how cephalopods are able to live outside water, how they live in all bodies of water, impact of climate change, and many more topics. Danna Staaf holds a PhD in invertebrate biology from Stanf... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 52 minutes
Zizek's Jokes
It's 2024 and we’re back! We're talking what happens when you mean one thing but say amother. | | What role do jokes have throughout Žižek's work? This week we’re taking a look at Žižek’s Jokes via Todd McGowan, Jamil Khader, and Broderick Chow. | | In pod news, the final jewel of our Ljubljana crown…we’re talking to Mladen Dolar! Keep an eye out for upcoming episodes on his work as we prep for the interview. | | Thank you to everyone for being with us over the last four years, support us on Patreon t... (@zizekand)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 107 minutes
188 - Tim Maudlin & Sheldon Goldstein: The Copenhagen Interpretation and Bohmian Mechanics
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Tim Maudlin is Professor of Philosophy at NYU and Founder and Director of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics. Sheldon Goldstein is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, where he researches mathematical physics, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and Bohmian Mechanics. He is also Board Member of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics, and this is his second appearance on the show. In episode 170, he and Robins... (@RobinsonErhardt)
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Silke Machold Et Al, Corporate Governance And Ethics - Justice, Care, And Rights
This lecture discusses the article Corporate Governance and Ethics: A Feminist Perspective, authored by Silke Machold, Pervaiz Ahmed, and Stuart Farquar, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3) in 2008. It focuses specifically on how justice and care perspectives can be brought together in corporations, and why the concept of rights should play an important role in both perspectives To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct cont... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 54 minutes
Patrick McKenzie on Navigating Complex Systems
Few can measure the impact of a blog post they wrote, in the millions of dollars a year, but Patrick McKenzie has the receipts (@tylercowen)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 60 minutes
Talking Buffalo with Ken Burns
🦬🦬🦬 Paul and Stephen’s interest in history is deep and windy, so who better to get a riveting lesson from than award-winning documentarian, Ken Burns. Hear why the master auteur has wanted to tell the tragic story of the American Buffalo for 30 years, and trace the path of its near extinction in the late 19th century. Was the buffalo saved by the captive gates of zoos? What is man’s moral responsibility to nature in its quest towards advancement and a global economy? And as savior and destroyer, is man tr... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 82 minutes
Ronna Burger on Moses as Lawgiver and Founder
This week, the guys are joined by Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy, Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Chair, and Director of Judeo-Christian Studies among other prestigious titles at Tulane University. Burger provides insights on the profound... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 54 minutes
Mid-Hiatus Bonus: On Horror and the Retail Experience
A bonus episode, previously exclusive to our Patreon supporters. (@weirdstudies@JF_Martel)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 60 minutes
Krista K. Thomason, "Dancing with the Devil: Why Bad Feelings Make Life Good" (Oxford UP, 2023)
How could a good life include one with anger, or jealousy, or spite? In Dancing with the Devil: Why Bad Feelings Make Life Good (Oxford UP, 2023), Krista Thomason flips the script on popular ways of dealing with our emotions, including neo-Stoicism, mindfulness, and even the prosperity gospel. She makes the case that we should get rid of the double standard we have towards "good" and "bad" emotions, and that we should not aim to be emotional saints. Instead, because "bad" emotions are an essential part of o... (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 54 minutes
Arctic/Amazon Art Exhibition: Secrets and Visions, Part Two
Indigenous artists from the Arctic and the Amazon regions came together for an art exhibition — a culmination of years of research and conversation. Despite coming from apparently disparate territories and traditions, they shared deeply on histories, present circumstances, and future worlds. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-10 • 27 minutes
What is the Deep Meaning of Probability?
Consider three powers of probability: refining data, assessing theories, probing ultimate reality. Watch how these work in cosmology: confidence in precise measurements; assessing competing models; revealing how quantum fluctuations became galactic s... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 36 minutes
Episode #193 ...The chief export of the western world is trash. - Anarchism pt. 2 (Bookchin, Social Ecology)
Today we talk about some of the work of Murray Bookchin. We talk about anarchism as a historical trend in human thought that keeps recurring. Then we talk about the superficiality of typical approaches to being environmentally conscious. We talk about Futurism and the hope of colonizing other planets. We talk about Artificial Intelligence and why people sometimes don't feel like celebrating its arrival. Sponsors: Better Help: https://www.BetterHelp.com/PHILTHIS Nord... https://www.NordVPN.com/philothis G... (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 68 minutes
#11 - Kristin Andrews: Animal Minds, Animal Culture, Orangutans, Philosophy
Kristin Andrews is York Research Chair in Animal Minds and Professor of Philosophy at York University (Toronto). | | EPISODE LINKS: | Kristin's website: https://www.kristinandrews.org/ | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV0j8... | YouTube Clips: https... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 55 minutes
The end of good and evil | Slavoj Žižek, Maria Balaska, Rowan Williams, Richard Wrangham
Anthropologist and Harvard University Professor Richard Wrangham, renowened philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, University of Hertfordshire professor Maria Balaska and the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams join Myriam François to discuss the nature of good and evil. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 64 minutes
Ep. 109: What is Atheism? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on Atheism: What exactly is it? Are there different types? What issues might there be with creationist accounts? (@LoveofSophiaPOD)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 54 minutes
The Passion of Émile Nelligan: Canada's Saddest Poet
Broken violins, cruel love, absent fathers, the thought that a fleeting glimpse of happiness is a mere worthless illusion. At the end of the 19th century, Émile Nelligan wrote hundreds of tragic, passionate, sonnets and rondels on these subjects and more. And yet, most English-speaking Canadians seem never to have heard of the Quebec poet. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 83 minutes
80 | Grab Bag Special Episode with Michael Peterson! Utilitarian Harems, Nietzschean Ciphers, and Cowardly Chatbots
In this nonstandard episode, Gil and Owen are joined by Michael Peterson to talk about how dreadful utilitarianism is, consider some of the offers that folks have made to come guest on the show, and reflect on how deeply unimpressive LLMs are when it comes to actually taking a position. Just having some fun with it! Video of the recording is available to our supporters on Patreon.leftofphilosophy.com | @leftofphilReferences:National Council on Disability, Response to Singer https://ncd.gov/newsroom/04232015... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2024-Jan-09 • 36 minutes
Ep. 74 Preview of 2024
Join us as we discuss our goals and plans for Open Door Philosophy in 2024. We discuss upcoming guests, episode topics, and more!Sign up for our newsletter here! Open Door Philosophy NewsletterContact us via email at [email protected] Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 71 minutes
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
Ryan and Todd think through Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, focusing especially on the parallels with psychoanalysis and the work's political significance. They also address the ramifications of the private language argument that Wittgenstein formulates. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 231 minutes
#112 Classic episode – Carl Shulman on the common-sense case for existential risk work and its practical implications
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in October 2021.Preventing the apocalypse may sound like an idiosyncratic activity, and it sometimes is justified on exotic grounds, such as the potential for humanity to become a galaxy-spanning civilisation.But the policy of US government agencies is already to spend up to $4 million to save the life of a citizen, making the death of all Americans a $1,300,000,000,000,000 disaster.According to Carl Shulman, research associate at Oxford University’s Future ... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 64 minutes
#884 Maleen Thiele: Infant Social Learning
Dr. Maleen Thiele is a Postdoc in the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and group leader of the Minerva Fasttrack Group there. She is a developmental psychologist and infancy researcher interested in | the psychological foundations of early social learning. In her current postdoc project, Dr. Thiele takes a comparative perspective studying the influence of observation-based social learning contexts on object-related memory across great a... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 16 minutes
Alasdair MacIntyre - How To Appear Virtuous Without Being So - Inadequate Shared Public Morality
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th and 21st century philosopher and moral theorist, Alasdair MacIntyre's essay "How To Seem Virtuous Without Actually Being So". It focuses upon MacIntyre's contention that not only do we not have any substantive and systematic shared public morality, what is available to us in our late modern culture is at best a shared rhetoric, and it remain inadequate for understanding and inculcating the virtues. He provides three examples where some adequate understanding o... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 81 minutes
187 - Michael Levin: The New Era of Cognitive Biorobotics
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Michael Levin is a Distinguished Professor in the Biology Department at Tufts University, where he holds the Vannevar Bush endowed Chair, and he is also associate faculty at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Michael and the Levin Lab work at the intersection of biology, artificial life, bioengineering, synthetic morphology, and cognitive science. Michael also appeared on the show in episode #151, which was all about synthetic life and collective intelligence. In ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 99 minutes
160: "Mother Cow, Mother India" - Yamini Narayanan - International Development A/Prof - Sentientism
Yamini is Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University. Her work makes substantive contributions to the rapidly emergent field of South Asian Animal Studies through a twin focus on animals in political and urban life in India. It addresses species as an explicit identity category in Indian national politics through the intersections of #anthropocentrism, #sectarianism, and #casteism. Her book Mother Cow, Mother India offers one of the first empirical critiques of India’s c... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 67 minutes
261 | Sanjana Curtis on the Origins of the Elements
I talk with nuclear astrophysicist Sanjana Curtis about the origin of the chemical elements. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 47 minutes
Ep. 333: Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling" on Faith (Part One)
To wrap up our coverage of Kierkegaard, we consider his religious stage of development through this 1843 text analyzing the Biblical story of Abraham. Can we understand, much less admire, an attitude whereby you think God has commanded you to kill... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 28 minutes
Bonus-wag: MASS MoCA Q&A TIME
🕯️⏳🚇 Recorded live from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Paul and Stephen field questions from our brilliant and inquisitive Chinwag audience. Paul and Stephen offer insights on precognitive dreams, past lives and reincarnation. The chains of causation and LaPlace’s Demon gets a mention, and what do prophecies in art and science fiction actually reflect? Paul and Stephen talk about their visit to the creepy Hoosac Tunnel of North Adams, MA (also known as the “bloody pit” with a r... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 54 minutes
Murder, Madness and Marriage: The Sensational World of Wilkie Collins
Considered one of the first writers of mysteries and the father of detective fiction, Wilkie Collins used the genres to investigate the rapidly changing world around him. UBC Journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee explores his work and its enduring power to make us look twice at the world we think we know. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 22 minutes
S2E7 - Madeleine Parkinson on Erotic Love and Beauty in Plato
Today we're going to be joined by Madeleine Parkinson, a DPhil candidate at The University of Oxford. We'll be talking about how Madeleine grew up in a philosophy household, her research on erotic love and beauty, and her thoughts on the admissions process in the UK and the US. (@KOosterum@99lewiswilliams)
podcast image2024-Jan-08 • 72 minutes
#295 - Discovering the Ribosome Structure: A Dialogue with Venki Ramakrishnan
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Venki Ramakrishnan about his discovering and mapping the ribosome structure. They discuss his background in coming from India to study physics and then biology, layout of ribosome, DNA, RNA, mRNA, and proteins, what we have learned about the ribosome over the past 50+ years, x-ray crystallography, and his trip to the LMB. They also discuss his experience of seeing atomic subunits of ribosomes for the first time, winning the Nobel Prize, and the future of r... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-07 • 70 minutes
Tom Morris & Gregory Bassham - The Metaphysical and Practical Philosophies of Stoicism | STM #200
On episode 200, we welcome Tom Morris and Gregory Bassham to discuss stoic philosophy, radical acceptance and its relationship with the divine, what the stoics believed about god and the afterlife, the four cardinal virtues and why one needs to... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2024-Jan-07 • 57 minutes
John Rawls: Justice as Fairness | Paul Weithman (Rebroadcast)
John Rawls is widely regarded as the greatest modern liberal philosopher. Does his theory of justice lead to a fair society? (@JasonWerbeloff)
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Alasdair MacIntyre - How To Appear Virtuous Without Being So - Aristotelian & Humean Moral Education
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th and 21st century philosopher and moral theorist, Alasdair MacIntyre's essay "How To Seem Virtuous Without Actually Being So". It focuses upon how two substantive moral approaches, Aristotelian and Humean, differ from each other. He also admits to "begging the question" in taking an Aristotelian approach, but argues that there is no position one can take that is not question-begging in that manner. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreo... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-07 • 19 minutes
HoP 436 - Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores - Robert Fludd
Our last figure of the English Renaissance undertakes daring investigations of chemistry, medicine, agriculture, and cosmology – and gets accused of magic and Rosicrucianism. (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Jan-07 • 11 minutes
PREMIUM-PEL Winter Nightcap (Concluding 2023)
Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan set ourselves as part of our ongoing Kierkegaard reading to re-listen to our on Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death. This leads us to our personal histories regarding faith and how the idea of faith intersects with our... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2024-Jan-07 • 10 minutes
337: Simone de Beauvoir
More at http://philosophytalk.org/shows/simone-d... Simone de Beauvoir is often cast as only a novelist or a mere echo of Jean-Paul Sartre. But she authored many philosophical texts beyond The Second Sex, and the letters between her and Sartre reveal that both were equally concerned with existentialist questions of radical ontological freedom, the issue of self-deception, and the dynamics of desire. This episode explores the evolution of de Beauvoir's existential-ethical thinking. In what sense did she f... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2024-Jan-06 • 22 minutes
Alasdair MacIntyre - How To Appear Virtuous Without Being So - Pleasure, Mutual Sympathy, & Utility
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th and 21st century philosopher and moral theorist, Alasdair MacIntyre's essay "How To Seem Virtuous Without Actually Being So". It focuses upon one approach to moral theory, development, and the virtues that he calls "Humean". To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You can find over... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-06 • 99 minutes
186 - Jenann Ismael: Determinism and Self-Reference in Classical and Quantum Physics
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Jenann Ismael is the William H. Miller III Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, where she researches the philosophy of physics, science, mind, and metaphysics. In this episode, Robinson and Jenann discuss the role of self-reference in physics, the arrows of time, interpretations of quantum mechanics, and free will. Jenann’s latest book is Time: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2021). | | Jenann’s Website: https://www.jenanni.com | | T... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-06 • 157 minutes
"Never Go Full Ontotheology: On Thought and Being" - OaD Ep. 180
Paul Livingston's 4 Orientations of Thought (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 40 minutes
#348 — The Politics of Antisemitism
Sam Harris speaks with Rabbi David Wolpe about the global response to the atrocities of October 7th, 2023. They discuss the difference between Israeli and diaspora Jews, the history and logic of antisemitism, the role of conspiracy theories, Great... (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 70 minutes
#883 Jeremy DeSilva - First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human
Dr. Jeremy DeSilva is a Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. He is a paleoanthropologist, specializing in the locomotion of the first apes (hominoids) and early human ancestors (hominins). His particular anatomical expertise-- the human foot and ankle-- has contributed to our understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage. He has studied wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda and early human fossils in Museums throughout Eastern and South Africa. From 19... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 14 minutes
Alasdair MacIntyre - How To Appear Virtuous Without Being So - Four Key Questions About Virtue
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th and 21st century philosopher and moral theorist, Alasdair MacIntyre's essay "How To Seem Virtuous Without Actually Being So". It focuses upon four key questions that any systematic and coherent account of the virtues will need to address To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You c... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 115 minutes
Q and A 35
You Q'd, we A'd. The pact is renewed for another cycle. May the void have mercy on all our nonexistent souls. Thanks for your sacrifice! Listener Survey: Music by Thomas Smith: Support us at Patreon: Follow us on Twitter: Join our Facebook... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 21 minutes
CHINWAG STORYTIME: The Gift of the Magi
⏱️⏱️⏱️ On the 12th Day of Christmas, Paul Giamatti has a gift for Chinwaggers! Gather round for this dramatic reading of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi... The moving story of a young couple who long to give each other meaningful Christmas presents and the sacrifices they make to do so. The story was originally publised on December 10, 1905 in The New York Sunday World and subsequently published in O. Henry's 1906 short story collection The Four Million. Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and produ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 54 minutes
Nine: A Number of Synchronicity
Going the whole nine yards, dressing to the nines, being on cloud nine. In pop culture, in ancient folklore, in music, even in sports the number nine is everywhere. In the last episode of our series, The Greatest Numbers of All Time, we explore nine and its uncanny connections. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 29, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-05 • 70 minutes
106. The Blair Witch Project (Reprise) + 2023 Cows Super Quiz
The cows look back on 2023 with a Cows in the Field super-quiz -- how many questions can you get right?? Then, we reprise our Blair Witch episode, wherein we explore why the Blair Witch Project was the tenth highest grossing movie of 1999, why it took so long for Hollywood to capitalize on found footage horror, the nature of horror itself and why we desire to be horrified, as well as what makes the Blair Witch Project so especially horrifying. (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 202 minutes
#111 Classic episode – Mushtaq Khan on using institutional economics to predict effective government reforms
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in September 2021.If you’re living in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, your best bet at a high-paying career is probably ‘artisanal refining’ — or, in plain language, stealing oil from pipelines.The resulting oil spills damage the environment and cause severe health problems, but the Nigerian government has continually failed in their attempts to stop this theft.They send in the army, and the army gets corrupted. They send in enforcement agencies, and the enforce... (@80000Hours)
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Alasdair MacIntyre - How To Appear Virtuous Without Being So - The Facade Of Moral Consensus
This lecture discusses key ideas from the 20th and 21st century philosopher and moral theorist, Alasdair MacIntyre's essay "How To Seem Virtuous Without Being So". It focuses upon what he calls a "facade of moral consensus" in late modernity about moral education and about the virtues. As he notes, the appeals to virtue, character and the like do not represent a shared public morality, let along a systematic and coherent account of the virtues, but rather just a common moral rhetoric, used in ordinary life... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 90 minutes
#882 Luiz Pessoa - The Entangled Brain: How Perception, Cognition, and Emotion Are Woven Together
Dr. Luiz Pessoa is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. Dr. Pessoa uses behavioral and functional MRI methods to study cognition and emotion (as manipulated, for instance, via the threat of shock), with an emphasis on the interactions between cognitive and emotional brain systems. He also studies interactions between cognition and motivation (as manipulated, for instance, via cash reward). An additional focus of his rese... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 34 minutes
#10 - Princeton Panel on the Ethics of AI in Farming
Recently, I was on a panel discussing the ethics of using AI in farming. Here is the recording. | | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV0j8... | YouTube Clips: https://www.youtube.com/@DrWalterVeit/sh... | SUPPORT & CONNECT: | Twitter: https://t... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 59 minutes
185 - Jim Al-Khalili: The Fundamentals of Quantum Biology
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Jim Al-Khalili holds a University of Surrey Distinguished Chair in physics and a university chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey, where he is a theoretical physicist, author, and broadcaster. In this episode, Robinson and Jim talk about the fundamentals of quantum biology, including what it is, how some animals—like Robinson’s namesake, the Robin—take advantage of quantum mechanics, how exotic phenomena like quantum tunneling fit into the... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 45 minutes
Dax Cowart and the Refusal of Medical Treatment
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ... (@BioethicsforPPL@DevanStahl@tsgibb)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 28 minutes
Gender, gaming and pop culture
If you're a gamer, you might be interested to hear that according to a new study, female characters speak approximately half as much as male characters in video games. But why should philosophers be interested? (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 54 minutes
We Give You Five
Five: a simple, easy number with a diabolical side. As we continue our series, The Greatest Numbers of All Time, meet the Janus-faced figure of five and find out how the number has acquired its personality for people in the arts and sciences. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 28, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 54 minutes
Goya’s “Saturn” and its moral challenge
Spanish painter Francisco de Goya’s depiction of Saturn eating his son is a haunting portrait of lust and the fear of one’s own finitude. Christos Tsiolkas joins Waleed and Scott to look into that darkness, and discover what looks back. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2024-Jan-04 • 75 minutes
#294 - The Philosophy of Twins: A Dialogue with Helena de Bres
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Helena de Bres about the philosophy of twins. They talk about why people are fascinated by twins, binarizing twins, definitions of selfhood, twins and individuality, and the extended mind. They also talk about twins and love, twins and dating, what twins teach people about objectification, and many more topics. Helena de Bres is Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College. Her main interests are on philosophy of literature, specifically the nature of memo... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 52 minutes
32 - Idealism part two
further conversation with Michael Fitzpatrick (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 129 minutes
31 - Idealism part one
A Conversation with Michael Fitzpatrick (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 11 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Ged, Lebannen, And Kalessin - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the final encounter in the book, when the oldest dragon in existence, comes to Ged and Lebannen, waking Ged and speaking with him. Kalessin has the two men mount his neck and carries them to Roke Island, then takes Ged to Gont. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contrib... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 70 minutes
Leo Strauss' Natural Right and History, Chapter 3
This week, the guys return to Leo Strauss' crucially important book, Natural Right and History. The guys discuss the intricate relationship between classical political thought and modernity. Strauss delves into the timeless questions surrounding... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 45 minutes
NOSTRADAMUS, PROPHETS, & CLAIRVOYANTS (OH MY!)
🔮🔮🔮 Recorded live from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Paul and Stephen discuss the power and historical impact of Nostradamus, prophets and clairvoyants. Who was Nostradamus and how did his vague predictions make him a legend in his time? Paul and Stephen reveal his cure for the plague and explain Nostradamus’s popularity in times of crisis. Was he just a shitty astrologer and what’s he got to do with Hitler? What’s the difference between clairvoyance and prophecy, and does a go... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2024-Jan-03 • 54 minutes
The Magic of Three
Three is a magic number. From curses to charms to incantations and evocations, speaking thrice gives power — today, and in the ancient past. As our number series continues, we enter the powerful and spiritual realm of three. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 27, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
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Martin Rees on Cosmology and Existential Risk
Robert Lawrence Kuhn speaks with Martin Rees—Astronomer Royal and co-founder of Centre for the Study of Existential Risk—about the James Webb Space Telescope, black holes, existential risk, and more. Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and cosmologist... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
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Should grown-ups lie to you?
Molly has never been afraid of getting a needle because she knows the Needle Ninja will reward her bravery with a basket of Japanese lollies, cakes and toys. Carl has never heard of this person and thinks Molly has been tricked by her mum and dad. But is there any harm in believing in the Needle Ninja? And is it OK for parents to tell their kids stories if it makes them feel better? (@matthewtbeard)
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Do you want to become a vampire?
Would you like to live forever? Molly and Carl like the idea of being immortal. The upsides: you won’t ever die, you’ll never run out of time to try new things and meet new people. The downsides: drinking blood and sleeping in a coffin, and your non-vampire friends will all leave you when they die. So, would immortality be worth it? And how can you make a decision about something so hugely different from any experience you’ve ever had before? (@matthewtbeard)
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Why is your room so messy?
We visit the bedroom of one of the messiest kids we know, Harriet. She hates cleaning her room more than anything in life and it always looks like someone opened every drawer and threw all the contents into the air. But is it her fault that her room is a pigsty? And if other kids can manage to keep their rooms tidy, why can’t Harriet? (@matthewtbeard)
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Do you have to forgive someone who says sorry?
If someone does or says something bad to you, but then apologises for it, should you forgive them no matter what? Even if you don't really feel it in your heart?Brains Trust: Lyneham Primary School: Neve, Ashwyn, Alice, Ava, Sammy. (@matthewtbeard)
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Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?
The Titanic cruise ship hit an iceberg in 1912 and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Lots of people died because there weren't enough life rafts for everyone. Women and children were offered seats on the lifeboats first because of their age and gender. But is that fair? Are the lives of kids more precious than the lives of adults?Guest: David Dyer, author of The Midnight Watch.Brains Trust: Buranda State School — Meena, Caitlin, Banjo, Rosey, Hailey and Rex. (@matthewtbeard)
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Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Closing The Hole In Existence - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on how Ged, aided by his companion Lebannen/Arren, closes the hole that the evil mage Cob has opened in existence, between the Dry Land and Earthsea. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philo... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 42 minutes
The limits of knowledge | Rupert Sheldrake, Suchitra Sebastian, Tommy Curry
Rupert Sheldrake, Suchitra Sebastian, and Tommy Curry challenge our views about knowledge. (@IAI_TV)
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#347 — Finding Sanity in 2024
If the Making Sense podcast logo in your player is BLACK, you can SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-length episodes at . Learning how to train your mind is the single greatest investment you can make in life. That’s why Sam created... (@)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 81 minutes
184 - Brian Leiter: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Brian Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School, founder and Director of Chicago’s Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, and is best known in the philosophical world for his work on Nietzsche and legal philosophy. He is the founding editor of the Routledge Philosophers book series, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, and Philosophical Gourmet Report, which is the canonical—as well as extremely helpful and ill... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 54 minutes
Echoes of an Empty Sound: The Story of Zero
It's the middle of the number line, and the likely end of the universe. It's nothing — and it's everywhere. Zero has confounded humanity for thousands of years. On IDEAS, we explore the infinite danger and promise of the void in a series called The Greatest Numbers of All Time. *This episode originally aired on Sept. 26, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 53 minutes
S3 E09: Your Mind on (Good) Conversation with Dr. Emma Templeton
What makes a for a good conversation? Why do we feel we 'click' with some people and not others? This week we speak to Dr. Emma Templeton about research on conversation. She discusses why gap length between two conversation partners is important into understanding our connections and why this may have different meanings between strangers and friends. Ava and Beth share how they feel about conversations with strangers, can your take a guess to who loves conversations with strangers 100% of the time? (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 54 minutes
Debt
You owe this one a listen. In episode 94 of Overthink, Ellie and David discuss everything debt, from student loans and bank bailouts to the importance of honoring one’s intellectual forebears. Did Shakespeare’s Antonio really pay Shylock with “a pound of flesh”? Why does Nietzsche say that the Christian God is a creditor of infinite debt? Who really benefits from bailouts under capitalism today? And might it be time to bring back good old “jubilees,” i.e., sanctioned acts of collective debt cancellation? As... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2024-Jan-02 • 14 minutes
ODP Nonsense 3: Latin, Booze, Neck Ties, Camera Angles
In this bit of nonsense, Andrew tries to convince Mr. Parsons to learn Latin, no one is sure what whiskey is, Mr. Parsons ditches the neck ties, and there's some dissatisfaction with camera angles. Sign up for our newsletter here! Open Door Philosophy NewsletterContact us via email at [email protected] Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 15 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Within The Dry Land Of Death - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on what Ged/Sparrowhawk and Arren/Lebannen experience once they cross the threshold into the land of the dead, the Dry Land, where the evil mage Cob has fled after killing and being killed by the dragon Orm Embar To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 117 minutes
#881 Marina García-Granero: Nietzsche, Züchtung, Biopolitics, Race, and the Übermensch
Dr. Marina García-Granero is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Valencia (Spain). She is a former postdoc from the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven, where she worked in 2022 as an Associate Member of an ERC Project titled "Homo Mimeticus." She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Valencia with a thesis on Nietzsche's concept of "breeding" (Züchtung) in 2021. Her research and teaching areas are Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy, ethics, and femin... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 42 minutes
Episode 208 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 16 - Epicurus Stands For The Truth Rather Than Make-Believe
Welcome to Episode 208 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the most complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 70 minutes
260 | Ricard Solé on the Space of Cognitions
Talking about liquid brains and other novel architectures. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 38 minutes
Join IDEAS for our annual New Year's Levee
As the calendar page turns, it's time for the annual New Year's Levee. IDEAS' producers and contributors preview what they're working on for the opening months of 2024. Topics run the gamut, from salmon to cells, and from the domestic state of marriage, to the neglected verse of a tragic teen poet. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2024-Jan-01 • 54 minutes
Ep. 332: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Ethical Self (Part Two)
Concluding our discussion of Either/Or, still this time considering "The Balance Between the Esthetic and the Ethical in the Development of the Personality" on how the ethical helps us to develop a self. What is this ideal self that Kierkegaard wants... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 71 minutes
#293 - The History of Equality: A Dialogue with Darrin McMahon
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Darrin McMahon about the history of equality. They define equality and inequality, hierarchies, equality not being sameness, equality as a value, and equality in other animals. They also talk about the origins of equality, reverse hierarchy dominance theory for equality, cooperation, slavery, religion, the Greeks complicated history with equality, complexity of enlightenment values, equality in the future, and many more topics.Darrin McMahon is David W. Li... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 13 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - The Dragons Of The Run - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on Ged's and Arren's sailing through the islands of the Dragons' Run, and their engagements with the dragons deprived of speech and of reason To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy vi... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 114 minutes
2023 Mega-highlights Extravaganza
Happy new year! We've got a different kind of holiday release for you today. Rather than a 'classic episode,' we've put together one of our favourite highlights from each episode of the show that came out in 2023. That's 32 of our favourite ideas packed into one episode that's so bursting with substance it might be more than the human mind can safely handle.There's something for everyone here:Ezra Klein on punctuated equilibriumTom Davidson on why AI takeoff might be shockingly fastJohannes Ackva on politic... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 17 minutes
580: American Futures (Ken Taylor Memorial Episode)
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/ame... Philosophy Talk co-founder Ken Taylor passed away in 2019, he was working on a manuscript titled Farewell to the Republic We Once Dreamed of. Was Ken right to think the American experiment is on the verge of collapse? Are we heading for authoritarian rule, a national divorce, or even a civil war? Or could better days be on the horizon? In Ken’s honor, Josh and Ray devote their end-of-year special to probing the future of the American republic with Barbara ... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 65 minutes
Near-Death Experiences | John Martin Fischer (Rebroadcast)
Is there life after death? Are near-death experiences meaningful? Are they similar to other altered states like meditation and drug-induced hallucinations? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 62 minutes
183 - Neil Shubin: Fins, Limbs, and the Evolutionary Journey from Fish to Human
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Neil Shubin is Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. In addition to actively leading research expeditions across the globe, Neil runs the Shubin Lab, where genetic, kinematic, and paleontologic work combine to investigate some of the major transitions in evolution. In this episode, Robinson and Neil discuss some of these transitions, including the importance of the Devonian and Triassic Periods, how fish... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 66 minutes
Jeff Fuhrer - Fixing Our Broken Economy: Insights from 'The Myth That Made Us' | STM Podcast #199
On episode 199, we welcome Jeffrey Fuhrer to discuss the fallacy of trickle down economics and the self-made myth, what companies actually do with tax breaks, the distinct perspectives of the flaws of human nature in communism and capitalism, the... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 36 minutes
Episode 125, The Christmas Special (Part II - The Nativity Continued)
Welcome to ‘Episode 125 (Part II of III)’, where we’ll be continuing, and completing, our nativity story. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
podcast image2023-Dec-31 • 28 minutes
HAP 138 - Taking it Out of Neutral - Critical Race Theory
A movement of legal scholars diagnoses the limitations of merely “formal” measures against discrimination, a point they connect to issues like affirmative action, democratic process, and intersectionality. (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
podcast image2023-Dec-30 • 101 minutes
Warhammer 40k and Gamergate with Danny Fortuna
My guest this week is Danny Fortuna, a Warhammer 40k lore master and founder of the Facebook group Warhammer Heresyposting. Danny founded the group as a space for anti-woke 40k fans after he was banned from several other groups over debates around female space marines and other identity politics issues. We discuss whether 40k is satire, whether female space marines are compatible with 40k lore, whether the lore should change if they're not, and the argument around "go woke, go broke". Enjoy! Music by GW Ro... (@ETVPod)
podcast image2023-Dec-30 • 14 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - The Dragon Orm Embar - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the great dragon Orm Embar, who seeks out the archmage Ged on the open sea, in order to ask his help in dealing with the new dragonlord who has taken voice and reason away from many of dragonkind. Orm Embar will sacrifice his own life in order to send the dragonlord and corrupted mage Cob back into the dry land, where Ged and Arren can dispa... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-30 • 106 minutes
"Elites Are Silencing Expressions of Palestinian Solidarity" - OaD Ep. 179
On Israel and Palestine (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2023-Dec-30 • 51 minutes
Marketing and Influence
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome author, podcaster, and marketing guru, Ella Parlor (High Tolerance: The Intoxicating World of Alcohol Marketing). What does marketing involve? What is unique about the alcohol business? How can we... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2023-Dec-30 • 59 minutes
#292 - Surviving Our Catastrophes: A Dialogue with Robert Jay Lifton
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Robert Jay Lifton about resilience, catastrophe, and survival. They discuss psychohistory, his work with survivors of Hiroshima, the death imprint for survivors and his work with Erik Erikson. They talk about Freud’s death drive and differences and similarities to the death imprint. They discuss understanding resilience and surviving COVID-19, individual and collective mourning, surviving the effects of climate change, protean self, survivor power, the re... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 87 minutes
Episode #35: Charlie Gilkey on Team Habits
"Atomic habits" are great, but "team habits" are better. Author, coach, consultant, philosopher, and former Army officer Charlie Gilkey explains why teams are so important and how to build them. (@DavidEStorey)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 48 minutes
#880 Richard Redding: Sociopolitical Values in Psychological Research and Clinical Practice
Dr. Richard Redding is Ronald D. Rotunda Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Psychology at Chapman University. Dr. Redding's research focuses on forensic issues in criminal law and juvenile justice, the use of social science research in law and public policy, scientific evidence, and legal education. His work in these areas is both theoretical or policy-oriented and empirical. | In this episode, we talk about sociopolitical values and diversity in psychological research and clinical pr... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 42 minutes
#9 - Princeton: Artificial intelligence, animal welfare, and the ethics of smart farming
I gave a talk at Princeton. Here is the recording. | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV0j8... | YouTube Clips: https://www.youtube.com/@DrWalterVeit/sh... | | SUPPORT & CONNECT: | Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrwveit | Instagram: https://www.i... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 96 minutes
182 - Larry Keith: Conserving Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance Masters’ Artwork
Patreon: https://bit.ly/3v8OhY7 | | Larry Keith is the Head of Conservation and Keeper of the National Gallery of London, where he preserves and maintains some of the world’s most precious works of art, including paintings by Leonardo, Caravaggio, and Rubens. In this episode, Robinson and Larry discuss what goes into a conservator’s appraisal of an artwork, some of the tools and techniques of the job, and how Larry has treated a number of famous paintings, such as Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks and Caravag... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 88 minutes
Silo and Conspiracy
Welcome to the Apple TV Silo! Why are we trapped in this strange and artificially limited space? Why can't anyone learn about the before times or openly worry that we're not getting the full story? Why do we all accept this illusion of freedom while... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 20 minutes
Bonus-wag: Ted (Chiang) Talks
☸️🙃⚛️ Paul, Stephen and fiction writer Ted Chiang discuss the pros and cons of our fallible memories and the human technological interface. Is that fight with your partner about “who said what” an essential part of developing a human relationship, or is none of that even the point? Is adopting a pact of truth and reconciliation the path forward in relationships as it is in some countries’ politics? Ted discusses the question of self-identity; are we defined by our memories and shared experiences, and how ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-29 • 54 minutes
Entre Chien et Loup: How Dogs Began
Scientists agree that dogs evolved from wolves and were the first domesticated animals. But exactly how that happened is hotly contested. IDEAS contributor Neil Sandell examines the theories and the evolution of the relationship between dogs and humans. *This episode originally aired on March 1, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 13 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - The Children Of The Open Sea - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the people living on great rafts out on the ocean nearly all of the year, who Ged and Arren encounter and are saved by, the Children of the Open Sea To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 phi... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 70 minutes
#879 James Lee: Behavior Genetics, Educational Attainment, IQ, and Alcohol and Tobacco Use
Dr. James Lee is Associate Professor of Psychology, and a member of the Graduate Faculty of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota. In 2012, Dr. Lee earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The papers collected in his dissertation cover causal inference, genome-wide association studies, and cognitive-experimental approaches to the study of individual differences. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematical Biology Section of NIDDK/NIH ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 36 minutes
Richard Rorty and America
In 1998, the American philosopher Richard Rorty predicted dark days for democracy and the rise of a Trump-like figure in the USA. This week, with the publication of a new collection of Rorty's essays, we're considering the ongoing relevance of his work. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 54 minutes
Fireside & Icicles — Poems for Winter
A childhood full of Christmasses in Wales has left IDEAS producer Tom Howell pining for a certain kind of nostalgic poem this winter. So he turns to poets to put into words a strange feeling of homesickness, nostalgia, and yearning. *This episode originally aired on December 17, 2020. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 33 minutes
Episode #192 ... Should we overthrow the government tomorrow? - Anarchism pt. 1 (Chomsky, Malatesta)
Today we talk about some common misconceptions about Anarchism, the weaknesses of traditional government structures, a possible alternative way of cooperating and whether or not the government is the hierarchy we should be focusing on. Sponsors: NordVPN - https://www.NordVPN.com/PHILOTHIS Rocket Money - https://www.RocketMoney.com/PT GiveWell - https://www.GiveWell.org (mention Philosophize This! at checkout) Get more: Website: https://www.philosophizethis.org/ Patreo... https://www.patreon.com/philosoph... (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 25 minutes
078 - Jung's Synchronicity: Demonstrating the Mental/Physical Unity of the Cosmos
Hegel famously said in his Phenomenology of Spirit, "Everything turns on grasping and expressing the True, not as Substance, but equally as Subject." (Miiler trans., ¶17). That the true - truth - is equally substance and subject. He makes this explicitly clear in the following statement, “What seems to take place outside it, to be an activity directed against it, is its own doing, its own activity; and substance shows that it is in reality subject” (Ibid, ¶37).Meaningful coincidences, Jung&apos... (@CunningofGeist)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 31 minutes
BOOK LAUNCH - Mauricio Suárez on 'Inference and Representation'
Today on the podcast, Mauricio Suárez talks with Samara about his new book - Inference and Representation: A study in Modelling Science.Mauricio is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a life member at Clare Hall Cambridge and research associate at the London School of Economics. Mauricio has a long standing interest in the ways scientists represent the phenomena they study, in particular, through modelling, and his book seeks to answer the question: How sho... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 53 minutes
Politics, farce ... and Fawlty Towers
Now that John Cleese has announced that the iconic series will return, it’s worth examining what made Fawlty Towers a masterpiece — and whether its interaction with the political climate of the 1970s had anything to do with it. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Dec-28 • 55 minutes
#291 - Cold War Liberalism: A Dialogue with Samuel Moyn
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Samuel Moyn about cold war liberalism. They provide a definition of liberalism, cold war liberalism, and some of the differences between these two forms of liberalism. They discuss some of the lessons from Cold War liberals for liberals today and the rise of neoliberalism and neoconservatism. They discuss the work of Judith Shklar, romanticism for Shklar and Isaiah Berlin, Karl Popper and historicism, Hannah Arendt on liberalism, Lionel Trilling on Freud a... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 172 minutes
#100 Classic episode – Having a successful career with depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in May 2021.Today’s episode is one of the most remarkable and really, unique, pieces of content we’ve ever produced (and I can say that because I had almost nothing to do with making it!).The producer of this show, Keiran Harris, interviewed our mutual colleague Howie about the major ways that mental illness has affected his life and career. While depression, anxiety, ADHD and other problems are extremely common, it’s rare for people to offer detailed insigh... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 12 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Arren's Confusion, Anger, And Fear - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the feelings of confusion, anger, and fear that Arren feels in his mission with the archmage Ged, which lead him to question Ged's motives and powers, and to lapse into despair at one point To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 85 minutes
181 - Jon Butterworth: The Higgs Boson and the Standard Model of Particle Physics
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/robinsonerhardt | | Jon Butterworth is Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London, where he works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. In this episode, Robinson and Jon discuss his work on the standard model of particle physics, it’s connection to quantum theory, life at the LHC, the search for the Higgs Boson, and its role in physics as we know it and going forward. Jon’s book on ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 68 minutes
Conversations with Tyler 2023 Retrospective
Are sociopaths underrated? (@tylercowen)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 76 minutes
Peter J. Ahrensdorf on Homer
The guys are joined by Peter J. Ahrensdorf, the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Professor of Classics at Davidson College to discuss his book, . Ahrensdorf and the guys explore an overlooked but crucial role that Homer... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 55 minutes
A Different Kind of Ted (Chiang) Talk
🦾🦾🦾 In this Chinwag, Paul and Stephen are thrilled to be subject to fascinating thought experiments by award-winning fiction writer Ted Chiang. Up for the discussion? The difference between fact and fiction when it comes to the existence of alien life, and whether Paul is indeed an assassin because he played one in an action film Ted once saw. Imaginations are running amok and people can’t differentiate between what’s real and what isn’t. Is social media to blame or was The National Enquirer the social me... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 54 minutes
Why the 1976 novel Bear is still controversial — and relevant
At the surface, Bear is about a woman who develops a sexual relationship with a bear. And though the 1976 novel earned Marian Engel a Governor General's award, it's been largely forgotten. Contributor Melissa Gismondi explores its mystery, meaning and relevance today. *This episode originally aired on January 4, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-27 • 27 minutes
When Brains Go Bad
What does brain damage do to people? By observing strange behaviors in brain-impaired patients, scientists discern how normal brains work. For example, what happens to “the self”? Featuring interviews with Barry Smith, Donald Hoffman, Susan Greenfi... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2023-Dec-26 • 94 minutes
Episode 275: The Ineffable Center (Borges' "The Aleph")
An episode interesting from every point of view, we train our eyes on Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Aleph.” The first segment wins the kudos of the learned, the academician, the Hellenist, as we talk about the favorite things we saw this year. The... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2023-Dec-26 • 19 minutes
Can we make sense of the cosmos? | Iain McGilchrist and Hilary Lawson in conversation
Iain McGilchrist gives Hilary Lawson an exclusive interview on the nature of truth and the cosmos, and the danger of delusional thinking. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2023-Dec-26 • 54 minutes
Christmas Philosophy 101
Christmas is a minefield of deep philosophical quandaries, like — is it ethically correct to lie to children? Who does a gift really benefit the giver, or receiver? How do we really know Santa exists, or doesn't? Join us on a dramatic journey through the philosophy of Christmas. *This episode originally aired on December 23, 2020. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-26 • 68 minutes
Ep. 73 Year-In-Review and Our Favorite Books of 2023
In this episode, we put a bow on the year that was 2023! We look back on the podcast and this year's meaningful events in our lives. We then discuss our favorite books of 2023; No Spoilers!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our listeners. We'll see you in 2024!Sign up for our newsletter here! Open Door Philosophy NewsletterContact us via email at [email protected] Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2023-Dec-25 • 77 minutes
#878 Vlasta Sikimić: Epistemic Attitudes in Science, Epistemic Efficiency, and Epistemic Equity
Dr. Vlasta Sikimić is an Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focus is on Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of AI, Empirical Philosophy, Logic, Science Policy, and Animal Ethics. More specifically, she works on data-driven approaches to optimization of scientific reasoning. | | In this episode, we talk about the epistemology of science. We first get into epistemic attitudes, epistemic tolerance and authoritarianism, skepticism towards the scientific method, whether e... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-25 • 58 minutes
Episode 207 - Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 15 - Does Epicurean Philosophy Lead to Injustice?
Welcome to Episode 207 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2023-Dec-25 • 46 minutes
Ep. 332: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Ethical Self (Part One)
On the second half of "The Balance Between the Esthetic and the Ethical in the Development of the Personality" from Vol. 2 of Either/Or (1843). How do we "absolutely" form a coherent self by embracing ethical conventions like marriage, friendship, and... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-25 • 54 minutes
Horn of Plenty: The Saxophone and the Spirit
The undeniably cool saxophone has been a staple of jazz music and popular culture for nearly a century. But some music historians say that what’s often been overlooked are its deep roots in spiritual beliefs and religious ritual. *This episode originally aired on March 3, 2020. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-25 • 73 minutes
#290 - Finding Meaning In Our Universe: A Dialogue with Philip Goff
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Philip Goff about the big questions of the universe. They discuss questions such as “why are we here” and “what is the purpose of living?” They talk about how much meaning could we possibly receive from life, value nihilism and value fundamentalism, and where do morals originate? They also discuss panpsychism, consciousness, Integration Information Theory, implications of panpsychism, and many more topics. Philip Goff is a philosopher and professor at Durh... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 57 minutes
How To End Global Poverty | Andy Kuper (Rebroadcast)
Andy Kuper, the founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments, tells us how his PHD in philosophy led him to marry profit with purpose, by creating investment funds with deep impact on the lives of 200 million low-income people worldwide, while generating strong returns for its investors and the companies in which it invests. | https://leapfroginvest.com | Andy's Book Democracy Beyond Borders: https://www.amazon.com/Democracy-Beyond-... (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 81 minutes
180 - Michael Hudson: Neoliberalism, Industrial Capitalism, and the Rise of Debt
Patreon: ⁠https://www.patreon.com/robinsonerhardt... | | Michael Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and President of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends. He researches domestic and international finance, the history of economics, and the role of debt in shaping class stratification, among many other topics. In this episode, Robinson and Michael discuss this last subject. They begin broadly, with how as an economist Michael... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 57 minutes
Replay: Should you lie to your kids about Santa Claus? When is a white lie ok?
Old description: | Is the Santa myth just harmless fun, or should we be honest to our kids about Saint Nick? | In this very festive episode, Jake and Ant discuss the morality of lying to children about Santa Claus. They start with a brief history of the character's origins, including Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and even Odin. Then they go over the origins of the tradition of teaching children of Santa's literal existence and the reasons for doing it. | After that, they discuss the potential benefits of... (@MoralityofThe@AnthonyNCollias)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 39 minutes
Closing the Door on 2023
Josh and M end 2023 like they ended previous years: with a year in review! | | — | | You can contact us at: [email protected] | | Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidet... | | or Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/... (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 72 minutes
Mark D. White - Unmasking Daredevil: A Deep Dive into Philosophy and Comics | STM Podcast #198
On episode 198, we welcome Mark White to discuss the philosophy of Daredevil, applying utilitarianism and deontology to his vigilantism, his apparent OCD-like tendencies and inability to make firm decisions, Kant’s understanding that ethical... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 18 minutes
HoP 435 - Metal More Attractive - William Gilbert and Magnetism
The cosmological and methodological implications of breakthroughs in the understanding of magnetism and electricity at the turn of the 17th century. (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Dec-24 • 85 minutes
Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ryan and Todd discuss Ludwig Wittgenstein's project in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. They begin by looking at this project on its own terms and taking stock of its grand ambitions. Then they examine its intersection with the concerns of psychoanalysis and dialectics. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2023-Dec-23 • 71 minutes
#8 - Kevin Mitchell: Free Will, Evolution of Agency, Control, Consciousness
Kevin Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin | | EPISODE LINKS: | Kevin's website: https://www.kjmitchell.com/ | Kevin's book Free Agents: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardco... | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtub... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 227 minutes
#176 – Nathan Labenz on the final push for AGI, understanding OpenAI's leadership drama, and red-teaming frontier models
OpenAI says its mission is to build AGI — an AI system that is better than human beings at everything. Should the world trust them to do that safely?That’s the central theme of today’s episode with Nathan Labenz — entrepreneur, AI scout, and host of The Cognitive Revolution podcast.Links to learn more, summary, and full transcript. Nathan saw the AI revolution coming years ago, and, astonished by the research he was seeing, set aside his role as CEO of Waymark and made it his full-time job to understand AI ... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 104 minutes
#877 Luke Glowacki: Is Human Warfare Ancient or Recent?
Dr. Luke Glowacki is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Boston University and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Innovation in Social Science. He studies the evolution of complex social behavior, including cooperation and war. Dr. Glowacki has done extensive fieldwork among nomadic pastoralists along the Ethiopian / South Sudanese border studying inter-ethnic violence. | | In this episode, we talk about the evolution of war, and human cooperation. We start by defining war, and we ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 40 minutes
#346 — The Best Kept Secret In History?
Sam Harris speaks with Brian Muraresku about ancient mystery religions and the possible psychedelic roots of Christianity. They discuss the Mysteries of Eleusis, the “pagan continuity hypothesis,” the cult of Dionysius, the Dead Sea scrolls and... (@)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 15 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - The Mage Cob And The Pelnish Lore
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on a mage who Ged had previously encountered in his travels, Cob, who was using the Pelnish lore to bring the spirits of the dead to the domain of the living To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,5... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 10 minutes
PREMIUM-Ep. 331: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Ethical Life (Part Three)
Mark and Wes talk in more details about the "stages of despair" Kierkegaard lays out in “The Balance Between the Esthetic and the Ethical in the Development of the Personality” from Vol. 2 of Either/Or. If you're not hearing , sign up via one of... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 110 minutes
179 - Adam Gazzaley: Neuroscience, Therapeutic Video Games, and the Cognition Crisis
Adam Gazzaley is David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Adam works on developing new approaches to both assess and optimize human cognition, with particular attention to underutilized but high-potential tools like video games. In this episode, Robinson and Adam discuss the cognition crisis—why our brains seem to ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 58 minutes
Episode 205: Philosophy? WTF?? 2023 Christmas Special!
So here it is the 2023 WTF?? Christmas Special! (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 37 minutes
Episode 206 - The Epicurean Arguments In Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 14 - More On The Nature of Morality
Welcome to Episode 206 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 14 minutes
Bonus-wag: More with Neil Gaiman
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿✍🏼🇺🇸 Welcome to the Bonus-wag with Neil Gaiman! Neil's got a needy actor story that Paul relates to and understands. How being a Brit helps Neil write about America with the perfect amount of detachment to see it clearly. And is America the land of the trickster and huckster? How are George Santos and Donald Trump perfectly American creations and why are they celebrated? All this and John Wayne Bobbitt comes up (Google him, ywsm!). Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asm... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 54 minutes
Ordinary Magic: The Musical Genius of Jerry Granelli
A profile of the legendary jazz drummer and composer Jerry Granelli who passed away in 2021. Over his career, he accompanied many of the greats: Mose Allison, Sly Stone and The Grateful Dead. Most famously, he was a member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio that recorded the iconic album: A Charlie Brown Christmas. *This episode originally aired on December 21, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-22 • 92 minutes
105. Fred Claus (w/ Emily St. James)
Join us and Emily St. James to discuss Fred Claus (streaming now on Max)! We marvel at the film's strange and unnecessarily complicated backstory about the cosmology of sainthood, discuss Santa Claus's moral epistemology, elf-yourself levels of CGI, why everyone deserves a second chance, and somehow spend five minutes discussing the phenomenon of "ugly hot". (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2023-Dec-21 • 83 minutes
#876 Émile Torres - Human Extinction (Part 2): Existential Ethics
Dr. Émile Torres is a post-doc researcher at Case Western Reserve University. Their work over the past decade has centered around a single theme: eschatology, whether religious, secular, or scientific. Recently, their work has been focused on the nature and causes of human extinction, its ethical implications, and the history of the idea. They are the author of Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks, and their latest book is Human Extinction: A History of the Scien... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-21 • 28 minutes
Women philosophers in antiquity
If you don't know much about women philosophers in the ancient Graeco-Roman world, you have a good excuse. They're known to have existed, but hardly any of their works have survived, and historical accounts of their lives tend to come from biographies written by men. This week we try to unravel the mystery. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Dec-21 • 32 minutes
S2 Ep 12 - Highlights from the 2023 AAHPSSS Conference
Welcome to the final episode of Season 2 (with a bonus ep coming next week!). We take a moment in this episode to reflect on the first year of the HPS podcast.Just a few weeks ago Sam and Indi attended the biannual AAHPSSS (The Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science) conference at the University of Sydney. In this episode they reflect on their time at the conference, featuring interviews with various conference attendees and presenters.HPS Scholars featured in thi... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Dec-21 • 53 minutes
What are playlists doing to our ability to listen to music?
Platforms like Spotify have transformed the way people listen to music through their use of recommendation algorithms and customised playlists designed to cater to either a particular activity or a particular mood. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Dec-21 • 73 minutes
#289 - First Steps Towards Ending Mass Incarceration: A Dialogue with Colleen Eren
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Colleen Eren about mass incarceration and the First Step Act. They discuss the current landscape of mass incarceration, jail and prison, and why people have started caring about mass incarceration. They discuss the First Step Act, bipartisan support, ‘94 crime bill, and the history of legislation on incarceration since LBJ. They talk about “mainstreamization,” billionaire involvement, celebrity involvement, impact of the First Step Act, and where future le... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 15 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Despair In Hort Town & Lorbanery - Sadler's Stories
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the despair that Ged and Arren encounter when they voyage to Hort Town and Lorbanery, a manifestation of magic and joy being sucked out of Earthsea. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 phi... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 97 minutes
178 - Chike Jeffers & Lucius Outlaw: African & Africana Philosophy
Chike Jeffers is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University, where he researches Africana philosophy, the philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and ethics. Lucius Outlaw is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and W. Alton Jones Chair Emeritus in the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University, where he researches African, Africana, continental, social, and political philosophy. Both Chike and Lou have written widely on African and Africana philosophy, which fo... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-20
Conspiratorial Thinking and Just World Belief with MRX Dentith
My returning guest is M.R.X Dentith, a philosophy professor at BNUZH’s Center for international philosophy, with a focus on conspiracy theories, secrecy, and fake news. They’re also cohost of the podcaster’s guide to the conspiracy and recently published a spicy article called “I know it when I see it”- Motivating examples in the social psychology of conspiracy theory theory. They frequently provide nuanced criticism of the research on these issues in ways I find very compelling, so I’m excited to have them... (@ETVPod)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 134 minutes
Rant-a-Thon 2023
It's the end of the year again and time to rant! This year's collection of rants includes:Jarrod Blair on bad habits that crush the philosophical spiritMatthew Adelstein on the stupidity and depravity of Effective Altruism criticsMatt Lutz on possible world confusionsMark Oppenheimer on the Israel-Gaza warOliver Traldi on the university presidents' testimony to CongressJP Andrew on naturalism as a dogma in philosophySpencer Case on scientific dogmatismJason Werbeloff on moralizing vegetarians... (@ADigressions@SpencerJayCase)
podcast image2023-Dec-20
TITE 10 - Bonus Episode: Audience Q and A
In this episode, John and Sven answer questions from podcast listeners. Topics covered include: the relationships between animal ethics and AI ethics; religion and philosophy of tech; the analytic-continental divide; the debate about short vs long-term risks; getting engineers to take ethics seriously and much much more. Thanks to everyone that submitted a question. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google... a ran... (@JohnDanaher)
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TITE 9 - Human-Technology Futures
What does the future hold for humanity's relationship with technology? Will we become ever more integrated with and dependent on technology? What are the normative and axiological consequences of this? In this episode, Sven and John discuss these questions and reflect, more generally, on technology, ethics and the value of speculation about the future. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google... a range of other po... (@JohnDanaher)
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TITE 8 - Machines as Colleagues, Friends and Lovers
In this episode, Sven and John talk about relationships with machines. Can you collaborate with a machine? Can robots be friends, colleagues or, perhaps, even lovers? These are common tropes in science fiction and popular culture, but is there any credibility to them? What would the ethical status of such relationships be? Should they be welcomed or avoided? These are just some of the questions addressed in this episode. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcas... (@JohnDanaher)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 77 minutes
Dickens' A Christmas Carol
In this week's classic episode of The New Thinkery, the guys discuss the Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol. They go through the book's plot, themes, underlying philosophical points, and talk about the cultural impact the book has had since its... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 76 minutes
Episode 160: The Way of All Flesh: On John Carpenter's 'The Thing'
JF and Phil discuss the great 1982 horror film starring Kurt Russell. (@weirdstudies@JF_Martel)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 65 minutes
Going Hard in the Paint with Neil Gaiman
🎄🎄🎄 Wanna go on a tour of fringe places to visit with Paul, Stephen, and award-winning author Neil Gaiman? Paul, Stephen and Neil love a weird outing and this episode introduces you to a bevy of greats. From Wisconsin’s own House on the Rock, to the Winchester Mystery House. Hear about the Museum of Jurassic Technology in LA, the Soviet Arctic Exploration Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania. If these sound like a dream vacation itinerary, then this is the Chinwag for yo... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 89 minutes
Waking Cosmos - a cross-post bonus episode - Sentientism 182
Welcome to episode 182 of the Sentientism Podcast. A podcast about what's real, who matters and how we can make a better world. The Sentientism worldview answers those deep questions by committing to evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings. | This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Adrian David Nelson. His Waking Cosmos podcast (here on Apple) explores the nature of consciousness, reality, ethics, and life’s place in the universe. The video version of our conversation is now... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 70 minutes
Tyler Dalton McNabb and Erik Baldwin, "Classical Theism and Buddhism: Connecting Metaphysical and Ethical Systems" (Bloomsbury, 2023)
In addition to denying the existence of a substantial, enduring self, Buddhists are usually understood to deny the existence of a God or gods. However, in Classical Theism and Buddhism: Connecting Metaphysical and Ethical Systems (Bloomsbury, 2022), Tyler Dalton McNabb and Erik Baldwin argue that there is conceptual space to affirm both basic Buddhist metaphysical claims and Classical Theism without contradiction. Their book argues that three fundamental commitments are generally agreed upon by Buddhists: a... (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 54 minutes
Exploring Inner City Winnipeg
The inner city isn’t just a place — it’s an idea. And in Winnipeg, it’s an idea whose meaning and future have been fiercely contested. Nahlah Ayed joins Owen Toews, author of Stolen City, for a walking tour of inner-city history — and speaks to Indigenous organizer and “inner-city builder” Kathy Mallett. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-20 • 27 minutes
Jesus as God: A Philosophical Inquiry
Why the astonishing claim that Jesus is God? Not like God. Not representing God. But literally God? One need not be a Christian, or even a theist, to appreciate the arguments. Featuring interviews with Sarah Coakley, N.T. Wright, Oliver Crisp, Eleo... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2023-Dec-19 • 20 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Ged On Action, Choice, And Balance - Sadler's Stories
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the lessons that the archmage Ged/Sparrowhawk imparts to his young companion Arren, pertaining to actions and choices, good and evil, and the balance or "equilibrium" To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can f... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-19 • 51 minutes
Why is language no guide to reality? | Nolen Gertz, Betty Sue Flowers, Joscha Bach
Nolen Gertz, Betty Sue Flowers, and Joscha Bach debate language and reality. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2023-Dec-19
TITE 7 - Can Machines be Moral Patients?
In this episode Sven and John discuss the moral status of machines, particularly humanoid robots. Could machines ever be more than mere things? Some people see this debate as a distraction from the important ethical questions pertaining to technology; others take it more seriously. Sven and John share their thoughts on this topic and give some guidance as to how to think about the nature of moral status and its significance. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the po... (@JohnDanaher)
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TITE 6 - Moral Agency in Machines
In this episode, Sven and John discuss the controversy arising from the idea moral agency in machines. What is an agent? What is a moral agent? Is it possible to create a machine with a sense of moral agency? Is this desirable or to be avoided at all costs? These are just some of the questions up for debate. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google... a range of other podcasting services. Recommended Reading Amanda Shar... (@JohnDanaher)
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TITE 5 - Technology and Responsibility Gaps
In this episode Sven and John discuss the thorny topic of responsibility gaps and technology. Over the past two decades, a small cottage industry of legal and philosophical research has arisen in relation to the idea that increasingly autonomous machines create gaps in responsibility. But what does this mean? Is it a serious ethical/legal problem? How can it be resolved? All this and more is explored in this episode. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the ... (@JohnDanaher)
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TITE 4 - Behaviour Change and Control
In this episode, John and Sven talk about the role that technology can play in changing our behaviour. In doing so, they note the long and troubled history of philosophy and self-help. They also ponder whether we can use technology to control our lives or whether technology controls us. You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google... a range of other podcasting services.   Recommendations Brett Frischmann and Evan Seli... (@JohnDanaher)
podcast image2023-Dec-19 • 54 minutes
ARC Ensemble: The Forgotten Music of Exiled Composers
For the last 20 years, members of ARC Ensemble have dedicated themselves to recovering the forgotten works of exiled composers. Recently, the ensemble revived the works of Frederick Block — music that hasn't been performed publicly in nearly a century. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-19 • 59 minutes
Pity
Tell us who you pity and we’ll tell you who you are! In episode 93 of Overthink, Ellie and David guide you through the philosophy behind this “well-meaning” emotion. From Aristotle’s account of pity in theater, to problematic portrayals of disability in British charity telethons, pity has had an outsized role our social and cultural worlds. But who is the object of our pity, and why? Your hosts dissect various archetypes of pity, such as Father Mackenzie (a character in Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles) and the... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 68 minutes
#875 Uta Frith & Chris Frith: What Makes Us Social?
Dr. Uta Frith is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience since 2006. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Aarhus at the Interacting Minds Centre from 2007 to 2015. She has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (February - June 2014). | Dr. Chris Frith is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, Visiting Profess... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 17 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Roke's Masters And The Crisis - Sadler's Stories
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the conferences between the masters of magic on the island of Roke and the archmage Ged. Responding to the reports of weakening or failure of magic in the outer isles, the council is divided, and Ged determines that he will go out to find out more about the trouble, accompanied by Arren. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - ... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 124 minutes
#345 — Resilience
Sam Harris speaks with Amanda Knox about her experience of having been falsely convicted and imprisoned for murder in Italy. If the Making Sense podcast logo in your player is BLACK, you can SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-length episodes at .... (@)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 48 minutes
#7 - Dalai Lama Conference in India: Animal Consciousness
Earlier this year, I was invited to fly to India where I had to honour to meet the Dalai Lama and present my research on animal consciousness. In this episode, you can watch the recording of my talk. | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/ed331d30/podcast/rss | YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV0j8... | YouTub... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 49 minutes
Ep. 331: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Ethical Life (Part Two)
Continuing on "The Balance Between the Esthetic and the Ethical in the Development of the Personality," with a critique of (Hegelian) philosophy and concrete advice for how to build yourself in an optimal way. Get more at . Visit to get ad-free... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 56 minutes
Holiday Message: Reflections on Immortality
A holiday reflection on the physics and humanity of living forever. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 54 minutes
The Value of Group Therapy
Is group therapy underused in treating mental health? Psychiatrist Molyn Leszcz calls it an “incredibly powerful” approach, where patients heal each other and themselves through support and, sometimes, challenge. Scholar Jess Cotton agrees, tracing the radical roots of an idea that she thinks could hold a greater place today. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 23 minutes
S2E6 - Cayla Clinkenbeard on Trust, Knowledge, and Publishing in Topical Collections
Cayla Clinkenbeard is a PhD candidate at the New School for Social Research. We'll be talking about Cayla's doctoral research on trust and epistemic responsibility, as well as her experiences publishing an article in a topical collection. If you'd like to get in touch with Cayla, you can reach out to her via email at [email protected]. (@KOosterum@99lewiswilliams)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 65 minutes
79 | What Could It Mean to Say, “Capitalism Causes Sexism and Racism”? with Professor Vanessa Wills
In this episode, we are joined by George Washington University Associate Professor Vanessa Wills to discuss her article “What Could It Mean to Say, ‘Capitalism Causes Sexism and Racism’?” We try to figure out why critics badly understand the Marxist concept of causation as it concerns identity-based oppression, why labor and production provide the conditions of possibility for science, and whether the abolition of capitalism would automatically mean the end of racism and sexism (no, but it sure would help!)... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 27 minutes
Episode 70: Forgiveness and the Law with Simone Gubler
In this episode, we talk with Simone Gubler about forgiveness, its value, and some potential problems with institutional attempts to make forgiveness happen.Simone's website: https://simonegubler.com/Simone's paper, "Recent Work in Forgiveness": https://academic.oup.com/analysis/articl... https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInsta... https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillsho... https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-S... (@thefreewillshow@taylorwcyr@MatthewFlummer)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 74 minutes
#288 - Mass Incarceration and The Death of Rehabilitation: A Dialogue with Vincent Schiraldi
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Vincent Schiraldi about mass incarceration, probation, and parole. They discuss the current landscape of mass incarceration, probation, and parole, why there are high rates of incarceration and probation, history of probation and parole, and the impact of Nixon’s war on drugs. They talk about the Martinson report, bias, stereotypes, and racism, and the case example of Meek Mill and high incarceration rates in Philadelphia. They talk about alternative metho... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 26 minutes
Matt's pick: Is Santa Claus a bad person?
Imagine if you were being watched every second of the day to make sure you behaved well. And then you got rewarded or punished depending on how you acted? In this episode, we take a long hard look at Santa Claus, because news flash, we are told he's watching you day and night. (@matthewtbeard)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 27 minutes
Carl's pick: Oedipus – The Musical
Meet Oedipus. He's the main character in one of the world’s oldest stories. He lived a long time ago and he did some pretty bad things. But was it his fault or was it fate? Was there anything he could have done to avoid tragedy? Join Molly, Carl and Matt as they sing their way through an ancient tale of terrible misfortune. (@matthewtbeard)
podcast image2023-Dec-18 • 25 minutes
Molly's pick: Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?
Molly, Carl and Matt become lost at sea, they've run out of food and they lack basic survival skills. So, would it be okay for them to eat each other if they get really really really hungry? Maybe don't listen to this episode while you're eating! (@matthewtbeard)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 14 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Farthest Shore - Arren's Commitment To The Archmage - Sadler's Stories
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Farthest Shore, the third of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the young nobleman, Arren's encounter with Ged/Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea. Arren comes to the island of Roke bringing reports of a problem with magic failing in the islands, and he commits himself to Ged, an offer Ged will take him up on, as they sail out to find and confront the source of the problem. To support my ongoing work,... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 54 minutes
Evolutionary Psychology | Justin Garson (Rebroadcast)
Is evolution the root cause of racism, rape, and disgust? Are differences between men and women a result of both nature and nurture? Are some forms of scientific inquiry too dangerous to allow? | Justin's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Biological-Mind-P... (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 122 minutes
177 - Juan Maldacena: Quantum Gravity, String Theory, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
Juan Maldacena is Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, where his work focuses on quantum gravity, string theory, and quantum field theories. In this episode, Robinson and Juan discuss the relationship between string theory and black holes, the holographic principle, and Juan’s groundbreaking paper on the AdS/CFT Correspondence. | | OUTLINE | 00:00 In This Episode… | 00:48 Introduction | 04:04 What Is the Purpose of String Theory? | 16:35 Working ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 37 minutes
HAP 137 - Asante Sana - Molefi Asante’s Afrocentricity
What inspired Asante's controversial philosophy of Afrocentricity, and its relationship to religion, nationalism, and feminism. (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 59 minutes
Roberto Olivardia - The Hidden Battle: The Adonis Complex and Male Body Image Challenges | STM Podcast #197
On episode 197, we welcome Roberto Olivardia to discuss the Adonis Complex and muscle dysmorphia, how men become obsessed with becoming more muscular, whether the obsession is about attracting a potential mate or something else, Leon’s personal... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Dec-17 • 39 minutes
Episode 125, The Christmas Special (Part I - The Nativity)
Welcome to ‘Episode 125 (Part I of III)’, where we’ll be exploring the opening scenes of the nativity of Jesus. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 13 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Tenar's Choice Of Life - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the choices Tenar must make near the end of the novel, each of which represents a choice for life and an uncertain future To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my main ... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 85 minutes
Gideon Pt 3 and Anti-Meritocratic Pedagogy
Part three of our trip to BONE TOWN! Time for all our hot space lesbians to come together and learn that teamwork makes the dream work. We're discussing anti-meritocractic pedagogy, but lets all be honest, you're here for the pool scene discourse.... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 110 minutes
"From Muslim, To Atheist… To Christian?" - OaD Ep. 178
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's conversion into Christianity (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 128 minutes
Philosophy In Film - 076 - Love, Actually
In this heartwarming episode, we unravel the magic of "Love, Actually" (2003), a romantic masterpiece directed by Richard Curtis. Producer's Notes (7:05) set the scene, with insights into the Bonnie Doon moments that shape the Christmas narrative. The... (@PhilInFilm)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 49 minutes
bell hooks’ ”Feminism is for Everybody” (Part 2/2)
In this episode, I cover the second half of bell hooks' "Feminism is for Everybody" (chs 9-19). If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @Da... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2023-Dec-16 • 61 minutes
Increasing Over Time? (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Fact, damn it, facts! Give us cold hard facts! Beautiful, comforting numbers to make sense of the world we live in! Wouldn't you know it, the surveys in Joe Uscinski's "Have beliefs in conspiracy theories increased over time?" give us exactly that - let's rifle through them and see what conspiracy theories are believed the most, and which (if any) have seen belief in them rise in recent times. | | — | | You can contact us at: [email protected] | | Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Co... (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2023-Dec-15 • 52 minutes
#874 Cecilie Traberg: Misinformation, Debunking, Prebunking, and Inoculation Approaches
------------------Support the channel------------ | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thedissenter | PayPal: paypal.me/thedissenter | PayPal Subscription 1 Dollar: https://tinyurl.com/yb3acuuy | PayPal Subscription 3 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ybn6bg9l | PayPal Subscription 5 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ycmr9gpz | PayPal Subscription 10 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y9r3fc9m | PayPal Subscription 20 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y95uvkao | | ------------------Follow me on--------------------- | Facebook: ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-15 • 10 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Ged And Tenar's Escape - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the escape Tenar and Ged make from the Tombs of Atuan and from the Island of Atuan itself To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.co... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-15 • 52 minutes
Episode 205 - The Epicurean Arguments In Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 13 - The Nature of Morality
Welcome to Episode 205 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2023-Dec-15 • 26 minutes
Bonus-wag: More with Bruce "The Chin" Campbell
🏦 💰 🚔 More behind-the-scenes chat and wisdom with actor, filmmaker, and author Bruce Campbell! Bruce’s Christian Science upbringing and how it led him on his own spiritual journey. Why humor and horror are a winning combination, and old school Hollywood yarns about Lee Majors, Larry Fine, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Harry Houdini, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (including impressions). Paul and Bruce lament their many close-calls on TV and film sets, and why they’ve reluctantly stopped doing their ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-15 • 54 minutes
Return to North: The Soundscapes of Glenn Gould
In 1967, pianist Glenn Gould made a radio documentary for CBC about the Canadian North. He applied the technique of contrapuntal music to documentary-making. This 2017 documentary explores Gould's life and his revolutionary ideas about music and radio. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 134 minutes
#175 – Lucia Coulter on preventing lead poisoning for $1.66 per child
Lead is one of the most poisonous things going. A single sugar sachet of lead, spread over a park the size of an American football field, is enough to give a child that regularly plays there lead poisoning. For life they’ll be condemned to a ~3-point-lower IQ; a 50% higher risk of heart attacks; and elevated risk of kidney disease, anaemia, and ADHD, among other effects.We’ve known lead is a health nightmare for at least 50 years, and that got lead out of car fuel everywhere. So is the situation under contr... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 74 minutes
#873 Hanno Sauer - Moral Teleology: A Theory of Progress
Dr. Hanno Sauer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utrecht University. His main research interests are in moral psychology and empirically informed metaethics. He is interested in whether and how we can bring empirical data from diverse disciplines such as social psychology, neuroscience or cognitive science to bear on questions of normative and/or metaethical interests, and what the limits of this approach are. His latest book is Moral Teleology: A Theory of Progress. | | In this episode, we focus o... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 14 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - The Power Of Trust - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on what Ged calls "the power of trust" and how that enables Ged and Tenar to escape from the Tombs To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.yout... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 10 minutes
579: Impossible Worlds
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/imp... often speculate about possible worlds: ways that things could be. Some of them also believe in impossible worlds: ways that things couldn't be. Are impossible worlds places where strange things happen, or descriptions, or abstract objects, or something else entirely? How can you describe an impossibility without contradicting yourself? Could we imagine worlds where even the laws of logic are different? Josh and Ray imagine the unimaginable with Koji Tanaka... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 28 minutes
Time in the time of COVID
During the lockdowns at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, people started to experience a strange sense of temporal distortion - time slowing down, time speeding up, time getting bent out of shape. This week we hear from a philosopher, a historian and a sociologist about how that might have happened, and what it might mean. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 54 minutes
How to do Diplomacy with Autocrats
Autocratic governments, like democratic ones, have a sphere of influence and a logic of diplomacy. In a time of crisis, is it possible to have honest and pragmatic engagements when the diplomatic temperature is set to a default slow? (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 54 minutes
Mary and Jodie
In this episode, Devan and Tyler discuss the separation surgery of conjoined twins, Mary and Jodie (@BioethicsforPPL@DevanStahl@tsgibb)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 35 minutes
S2 Ep 11 - Hasok Chang on Epistemic Iteration
"We get this instinct that true science must start from a firm foundation. Time and again, that's what I see NOT happening in the practice of science. We start from where we stand. The foundation is never indubitable, the foundation is provisional."Our very special guest today is Hasok Chang. Hasok is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and his research focuses on 'taking the most obvious items of scientific knowledge and asking how we came to kn... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 54 minutes
Dickens’s philosophy of generosity: Revisiting “A Christmas Carol”, 180 years on
Australian novelist Briohny Doyle joins Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens to examine Charles Dickens’s unforgettable tale of misanthropy and remorse, and discover how its aesthetic techniques and ethical vision continue to speak to us today. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 72 minutes
#287 - The Blue machine: A Dialogue with Helen Czerski
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Helen Czerski about the Ocean on the Earth. They talk about how there is one ocean on planet Earth, why we ignore the ocean, makeup of the ocean with temperature, salinity, and wetness, and how much salt is in the ocean. They discuss the layers of the ocean, the Mediterranean sea, the shape of water, impact of wind and gravity, the moon’s relationship with ocean tides, 5 gyres, the ocean floor, impact of climate change, and many more topics. Helen Czerski ... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 82 minutes
The Popperian Podcast #32 – Seamus O’Mahony – ‘Freud and Psychoanalysis - The Story of Science, Pseudoscience and Sex’
This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Seamus O’Mahony. They speak about Seamus’s new book ‘The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A Story of Science, Sex and Psychoanalysis’ concerning the... (@JedLeaHenry)
podcast image2023-Dec-14 • 17 minutes
The Philosophy of Chess
In this episode, I discuss Jean Baudrillard's essay on chess from Screened Out. If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion Tikt... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 15 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Tenar Regains Her Name - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on how Tenar regains her name, after existing as Arha, the "eaten one" for over a decade, and the implications of her taking on that identify. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosoph... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 81 minutes
Christof Koch & IIT - "Consciousness is not a computation... it's a state of being" - Sentientism 181
Christof is a neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness on which he worked with Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick for 24 years. He is the president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. | Christof describes his passion in life as "to understand how I came to be in this wonderful, mysterious universe. Not so much me, personally, but me as a conscious, experiencing thing surrounding by other conscious... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 95 minutes
Episode 274: Can I Get a Kidney Voucher? (with Vlad Chituc)
RETURNING guest Vlad Chituc joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about donating his kidney to a stranger, the effective altruism movement, and his sexuality. Was EA’s turn to ‘long-termist’ goals like preventing evil AI inevitable? Have... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 25 minutes
Episode 204: Existentialism Part 6
Welcome back for another round of Existentialism talk with Danny and Dr. Mike. Listen as they continue to look for answers in the structures and traditions of life. Listen out and see if you can find order and rules in their chat about Kafka's Trial! (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 108 minutes
176 - Brian Little: Personality Psychology and the Big Five Traits
Brian Little is Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Carleton, and a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is well known for his work on personality psychology and his development of personal project analysis. In this episode, Brian and Robinson discuss the Big Five personality traits, how psychologists measure them, what their predictive power is, and how personal projects give us a new d... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 102 minutes
Fuchsia Dunlop on the Story of Chinese Food
In her third appearance, Fuchsia, Tyler, and a group of special guests gather over a banquet meal at Mama Chang (@tylercowen)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 72 minutes
Eric Adler on the New Humanism
This week, the guys are joined for a record sixth time by Dr. Eric Adler, Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of Maryland to talk about his latest work, . Adler provides crucial background information about Irving Babbit and Paul Elmer... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 55 minutes
Bruce Campbell's Cosmic Awakening
🌌🌌🌌 Paul and Stephen are joined by raconteur, actor, author and Hawaiian shirt expert, Bruce Campbell. Tune in to hear about the first time he smoked weed on the set of Evil Dead (yes he got high), how moonshine was used to keep warm, and how Bruce keeps himself amused at horror film conventions. Plus, that time he went in search of the BigFoot trap near his house in Oregon, and heard an eyewitness account from a Sasquatch true believer (he met in a bar). Go deep with our hosts as Bruce explains how perc... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 54 minutes
Enemies and Angels: Opposing Soldiers Who Saved Each Other
An Iraqi soldier crawls off to die in a bunker. But he’s saved by an Iranian medic. Nearly 20 years later, and halfway around the world, they meet again in a breathtaking coincidence for another life-saving encounter. *This episode originally aired on December 23, 2014. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-13 • 27 minutes
Freeman Dyson: From Physics to the Far Future
Freeman Dyson, visionary extraordinaire, was one of the most inventive thinkers of our age: discovering new mathematics, challenging fundamental physics, colonizing space, searching for signatures of alien civilizations, imagining the far future of i... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 93 minutes
#6 - Eva Jablonka: Epigenetics, Evolution, Consciousness, Israel and Palestine
Today’s guest is Eva Jablonka. She is an emeritus professor at Tel Aviv University and perhaps best known as an evolutionary theorist and geneticist who has defended the idea of epigenetic inheritance. However, she is also a philosopher and historian of science, with a deep interest in the history of biological thought. | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | R... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 59 minutes
#344 — The War in Gaza
Sam Harris comments on the recent testimony of university presidents before Congress, along with Elon Musk's reinstating of Alex Jones on X. He then introduces a recent episode of the Call Me Back podcast about the war in Gaza, hosted by Dan... (@)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 19 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Erreth-Akbes's Ring - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the stories about the broken ring or amulet or Erreth-Akbe, which motivates the entire story. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtub... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 54 minutes
Ep. 108: What is Atheism? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the concept of atheism: What exactly does it mean to be an atheist? Is there more than one type of atheism? What arguments are given in favor of each? What issues do these arguments run into? What are the ethical and political consequences of atheism? (@LoveofSophiaPOD)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 39 minutes
On the edges of knowledge | Michael Shermer vs Rupert Sheldrake
Radical scientist, Rupert Sheldrake, and world-leading sceptic, Michael Shermer, go head-to-head on where the edges of knowledge lie. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 36 minutes
Philosophy of Punk Rock
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Philosophy Professors Richard Greene and Josh Heter to discuss Punk Rock and Philosophy. What does the genre reveal about cultural shifts and attitudes? What does it mean to be a punk rocker?... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 124 minutes
175 - Robert Plomin: Behavioral Genetics and the Blueprint of Human Behavior
Robert Plomin is MRC Research Professor of Behavioral Genetics at King’s College London. He has published over 800 papers, is among the hundred most cited psychologists of the twentieth century, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his research, the best known of which is on twin studies and behavioral genetics. In this episode, Robinson and Robert discuss the distinction between molecular and quantitative genetics, how one researches the question of nature vs nurture, the exte... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 82 minutes
1980s Christmas
In their annual Christmas episode, Ryan and Todd look at the 1980s Christmas film, focusing on Christmas Story, Trading Places, Scrooged, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone. They discuss the nostalgia that predominates this period of Christmas films and how this limits the political reach of these works. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 54 minutes
Disgust: The Good and Evil
Take a look at the motivations behind homophobia and racial prejudice, and you’ll find a shared emotion: disgust. At a time of increasing social divides, theorists say we need to reckon with an emotion that keeps us safe — and can make the world more dangerous. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-12 • 71 minutes
Ep. 72 The Concept of Property
What do you own? Why do you own it? Are things owned individually or collectively? Do citizens own public parks and do they have an obligation to its maintenance? Can you own ideas or other intangible things like money and time? Join us for this exploratory episode on the concept of property. Sign up for our newsletter here! Open Door Philosophy NewsletterContact us via email at [email protected] Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilos... (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 53 minutes
#872 Heather Berlin: Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders, and the Study of Consciousness
Dr. Heather Berlin is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric and neurological disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She is also interested in the brain basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. | | In this episode, we start by talking about impulsivity and compulsivity. We discuss the differences between imp... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 30 minutes
S4 E3: Mantra
It seems like everyone, from companies to online influencers | to fitness coaches, talk about having mantras. But what are mantras, | anyway? In this episode, we'll talk about how they compare to birdsong, Tibetan | singing bowls, and spells at Hogwarts, as well as some ancient debates about | whether they mean anything, and why that matters. | | Listen to more episodes of Sutras & Stuff at www.sutrasandstuff.com. | | | Sounds and Music | All music excerpts and soundbites used with an understanding... (@)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 34 minutes
HAP 136 - Civilization Reclaimed - African-Centered Thought
How writers like George G.M. James, John Henrik Clarke, Cheikh Anta Diop, Yosef ben-Jochannan, and Chancellor Williams prepared the way for the Afrocentricity of Molefi Asante and captured the imaginations of hip hop artists and intellectuals like Ta... (@HistPhilosophy@ChikeJeffers)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 79 minutes
259 | Adam Frank on What Aliens Might Be Like
I talk with astrophysicist Adam Frank about what extraterrestrial life might be like. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 49 minutes
Ep. 331: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Ethical Life (Part One)
On "The Balance Between the Esthetic and the Ethical in the Development of the Personality" from Vol. 2 of Soren Kierkegaard's Either/Or (1843). What is choice? Kierkegaard's character Judge William criticizes the aesthete from our previous episode on... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 54 minutes
Inventing Peace
In times of bitter conflict, what does it take to make peace? An experienced mediator and two former heads of state who helped to end some of the world’s most intractable conflicts discuss how to get warring sides beyond the dehumanization and rage. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 106 minutes
#286 - Gender Performativity in Biology: A Dialogue with Richard Prum
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Richard Prum about sex, gender, and biology. They talk about why sex and gender are sometimes controversial, defining sex, and sex as history. They discuss the materialist-feminist framework, gender as an extended phenotype, gender performativity, genes and chromosomes, Wolffian and Müllerian ducts, the role of hormones, the future of gender, and many more topics. Richard Prum is an Evolutionary Ornithologist at Yale University. His research interests are ... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-11 • 13 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Making Ged A Slave Of The Tombs - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on Arha's decision to make the mage Ged a "slave of the tombs" To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Get Ursula K... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 49 minutes
S3E08 Your Mind on the Gut Microbiome with Dr Aya Osman
Are we really what we eat? Research on the gut microbiome suggests we really are! This week we speak to Dr. Aya Osman who researches how the gut microbiome influences our brain and behaviour. Dr Osman explains the role of the gut microbiome in addiction and autism and how we can study these connections. We learn what foods are best for a healthy gut. Ava and Beth discuss their personal experiences with the gut microbiome with some pretty rogue stories! (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 66 minutes
Richard Deming - Loners, Outcasts, & Creativity | This Exquisite Loneliness | STM Podcast #196
On episode 196, we welcome Richard Deming to discuss chronic loneliness, being lonely around people, Richard’s past tendency to avoid it with excessive alcohol use, loneliness as an existential fact of life as opposed to an illness to be remedied,... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 74 minutes
Trans women in sport: Is it fair? | Stephen Kershnar (Rebroadcast)
Lia Thomas, a trans woman, has sparked controversy by competing in and winning women’s collegiate swimming events. Should Thomas and other trans athletes be allowed to compete in the gendered competition of their choice? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 83 minutes
(SUB)TEXT: The Emptiness of Signification in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" (Part 4 of 6)
Part 4 of Wes & Erin's discussion of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale." Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, HelloFresh. Go to and use code subtextfree for free breakfast for life. (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 67 minutes
Philip Goff, "Why? The Purpose of the Universe" (Oxford UP, 2023)
Does the universe have a purpose? If it does, how is this connected to the meaningfulness that we seek in our lives? In Why? The Purpose of the Universe (Oxford University Press, 2023), Philip Goff argues for cosmic purposivism, the idea that the universe does have a purpose – although this is not because there is an all-powerful God who provides it with one. Instead, Goff argues, fundamental physics provides us with reason to think it is probable there is a cosmic purpose – and, moreover, the best explanat... (@NewBooksPhil)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 20 minutes
HoP 434 - The Eye Sees Not Itself But By Reflection - Theories of Vision
Changing ideas about eyesight, light, mirror images, and refraction – and the skeptical worries they may have inspired. (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Dec-10 • 11 minutes
525: Nonduality and the Oneness of Being
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/non... branches of Hindu philosophy propose that reality is nondual in nature. Such schools of thought—called advaita schools, from a Sanskrit word meaning “not two”—see the material world either as an aspect of ultimate reality (“Brahman”) or as a mere illusion. So how do we make sense of the appearance of variety in a metaphysics of oneness? Is there room for individual selves within advaita philosophy? What can be known? And what possible sources of knowledge ... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2023-Dec-09 • 14 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - The Undertomb And Labyrinth - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on one of the main sets of locations in the story, the undertomb and the labyrinth, which are the domain of the Nameless Ones and their high priestess Arha To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,50... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-09 • 52 minutes
A Tesla Model 3
Josh and M re-revisit the suppressed technologies of Nicola Tesla. | | — | | You can contact us at: [email protected] | | Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidet... | | or Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/... (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2023-Dec-09 • 40 minutes
bell hooks’ ”Feminism is for Everybody” (Part 1/2)
In this episode, I cover chapters 1-8 of bell hooks' "Feminism is for Everybody." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2023-Dec-09 • 49 minutes
Episode 204 - The Epicurean Arguments In Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 12 - More On The "Jurisdiction" Question
Welcome to Episode 204 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 59 minutes
#871 Anil Seth - Being You: A New Science of Consciousness
Dr. Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where he is also Director of the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science. He is also Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, and of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness. He is also an Engagement Fellow with the Wellcome Trust. He is the author of several books, the latest one being Being... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 12 minutes
PREMIUM-Ep. 330: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Aesthetic Life (Part Three)
Mark, Wes, and Seth read through more of Kierkegaard's Diapsalmata, translated as "Refrains," which are the aphorisms that begin the book and demonstrate the aesthetic point of view. If you're not hearing , sign up via one of the options... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 23 minutes
#76: This is what positive change feels like
Are you a sucker for self-improvement advice that offers to overhaul your life for the better overnight, even though you know that (unfortunately) it's not that simple? Yeah, same. There's a reason you're attracted to advice like that, and there's a way to get the life you want. It's not instant or magic or even wall-to-wall rewarding, but it is possible, and it is worth doing. Pull up a virtual chair, and let The Academic Imperfectionist explain all. (@AcademicImp@rebecca_roache)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 28 minutes
Stability, security and survival: a conversation with Mary Graham
Mary Graham is one of Australia's most distinguished Aboriginal academics and authors. In this conversation, she articulates a political philosophy of relationality, conflict management and much more. (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 54 minutes
The Rise of H.P. Lovecraft
American short story writer H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937. Now he's more popular than he was in his lifetime. IDEAS examines why his brand of “cosmic horror” resonates in the 21st century, and how new writers are dealing with his racist legacy. *This episode originally aired on January 22, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 79 minutes
104. LA Confidential (w/ Blake Howard)
Time to get HUSH HUSH with Blake Howard (One Heat Minute Productions). Noir, moral compromise, postwar LA, the American Dream, police, the LAPD, Dante FREAKING Spinotti, and MORE! (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2023-Dec-08 • 51 minutes
Decartes' Second Meditation
The HBS hosts don their nightgowns, cozy up to the fire, and contemplate wax.There is, perhaps, no more famous statement in the history of philosophy than Rene Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am.” This conclusion is reached in the Second of Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy and is seen as one of the crowning achievements of modern philosophy, at least that kind of philosophy usually called “rationalism.” In fact, this claim can be said to be the founding moment of a trajectory in philosophy that g... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 121 minutes
#174 – Nita Farahany on the neurotechnology already being used to convict criminals and manipulate workers
"It will change everything: it will change our workplaces, it will change our interactions with the government, it will change our interactions with each other. It will make all of us unwitting neuromarketing subjects at all times, because at every moment in time, when you’re interacting on any platform that also has issued you a multifunctional device where they’re looking at your brainwave activity, they are marketing to you, they’re cognitively shaping you."So I wrote the book as both a wake-up call, but... (@80000Hours)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 74 minutes
#870 Amalia Bastos: Parrots, Dogs, Comparative Psychology, and Convergent Evolution
Dr. Amalia Bastos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social & Cognitive Origins Group at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in how evolutionary pressures have shaped the minds of different species, and which cognitive mechanisms animals employ while interacting with the world around them. Her current work focuses on how chimpanzees perceive third-party social interactions through eye-tracking technology, alongside research on dog cognition. | | In this episode, we talk about animal cognition and... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 16 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - The Old Powers Of The Earth - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the Old Powers of the Earth at Atuan, who are called the Nameless Ones or the Masters. These are the powers that Arha serves as a priestess To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 61 minutes
Areté: Philosophy and Coaching
In this episode, I speak with Brian Johnson, the Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation. Brian is the author of a new book called Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential.Thank you for reading Stoicism: Philosophy as a Way of Life. This post is public so feel free to share it.Highlights* What Brian’s new book Arete is about* How Brian has been influenced by Stoicism* What is “Targeted Thinking” – can you explain to listeners what you mean by that and why it’s so important?* You talk quite a bit ab... (@DonJRobertson)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 57 minutes
The Ashley Treatment
In this episode, Devan and Tyler discuss the case of Ashley X. Ashley’s parents and medical team proposed a treatment plan to attenuate Ashley’s growth that drew both praise and criticism from bioethicists. (@BioethicsforPPL@DevanStahl@tsgibb)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 54 minutes
From Grit to Glory: Canada’s first Black woman publisher
In 1853, Mary Ann Shadd Cary became the first Black woman publisher in Canada with her newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. As a lawyer, publisher, and educator, she laid the groundwork for Black liberation in Canada. Descendants and other guests share her remarkable story. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 23 minutes
S2 Ep 10 - Katherine Furman on the Philosophy of Public Health
"Philosophers of science are really good about thinking about causation and trying to figure out what the mechanisms are that make something work"Today we welcome Katherine Furman, who talks to Indi about the philosophy of public health. Katherine is a lecturer of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Liverpool. She is currently on research leave to work with the SOCRATES project in Hanover, Germany.Katherine explores with us the intricacies of implementing public health measures... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 54 minutes
How much should we expect from the state?
What is a state for? How does its nature, actions, and limits differ from other corporate bodies? Is the relationship of a state to its citizens fundamentally that of a service provider to its clients? (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Dec-07 • 60 minutes
#285 - Polyvagal Theory: A Dialogue with Stephen Porges
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Stephen Porges about polyvagal theory. They discuss the importance of safety, the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory, and why the Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA) is important. They discuss the various branches, the social engagement system, neuroplasticity, and how the polyvagal theory works with trauma and co-regulation. They discuss the practical and clinical uses of the polyvagal theory, criticisms of the theory, future of the theory, and many more top... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 14 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Penthe, Unfaith, And Life - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the character Penthe, a girl about Arha's age who does not wish to be a priestess, and with whom Arha encounters "unfaith". To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my ma... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 12 minutes
#343 — What Is "Islamophobia"?
Sam Harris discusses the social and political consequences of a weaponized term. A transcript of this podcast is available on . If the Making Sense podcast logo in your player is BLACK, you can SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all full-length episodes... (@)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 85 minutes
174 - Rebecca Goldstein: Spinoza, Atheism, and the Philosophy of Literature
Rebecca Goldstein is a philosopher and novelist. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and studied with Thomas Nagel. She is a MacArthur Follow and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama. Rebecca is also an expert on Spinoza and Gödel, and has a whole bevy of other wide-ranging interests. In this episode, Robinson and Rebecca discuss her novel the Mind-Body Problem, atheism, Spinoza, and what makes life meaningful in a godless world. Rebecca’s most recent book is ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 91 minutes
Episode 159: Three Songs, with Meredith Michael
Music scholar Meredith Michael joins Phil and JF to discuss songs by Vienna Teng, Lili Boulanger, and Iron & Wine. (@weirdstudies@JF_Martel)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 59 minutes
Tim Burns on Leo Strauss, Part II
In this continuation of a two-part discussion, Professor Tim Burns guides the guys through a thoughtful talk on Leo Strauss, with further discussion on Heidegger, Churchill, Greg's lightning round, and more! (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 45 minutes
(Tom) Hanks Again!
⏳⏳⏳ Part 2 of Paul and Stephen’s chat with Academy Award winning actor, writer, and author Tom Hanks. Why are time travel fantasies perfect escapes and where does Tom dream of going? What’s the logic of time travel and what would be better: going back to the past or going forward into the future? Tom shares cautionary food for thought from Thornton Wilder and Charleton Heston, and lessons gleaned from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. Also, what are the rules of infidelity in time-travel and has there... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 54 minutes
Bring Back Grumpy George: The Forgotten Message of George Grant
Canadian philosopher George Grant was known for his pessimism, and is best known for his book Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism. PhD student Bryan Heystee makes the case to revive Grantian philosophy and make it work for the 21st century. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-06 • 27 minutes
How Does the Subconscious Affect Us?
There is more to our mental lives than the current content of our awareness. Our subconscious affects what we sense, think, feel and do. How does the subconscious work its magic? For subscriber-only exclusives, register for free at www.closerto... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 79 minutes
#5 - Chapter 1 of A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness
This episode offers a preview and audio version of chapter 1 of my monograph A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness. You can find a download link below if you want to follow along or read the first 30 pages at your own pace. | | Buy the book: | Veit, W. (2023). A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness. New York: Routledge. ⁠https://www.routledge.com/A-Philosophy-... | | Download the book preview: | https://walterveitcom.files.wordpress.co... | | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast websit... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 47 minutes
Necessity and lies | Rebecca Roache, Simon Baron-Cohen, Hilary Lawson
Rebecca Roache, Simon Baron-Cohen, and Hilary Lawson join Samira Shackle to scrutinize honesty and deception. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 54 minutes
Passaggio
'Passaggio' is a documentary by Pamela Post about the transition of her transgender son, Asher, a serious performer of vocal music. The story captures the pain and joy as Asher confronts medical procedures and the prospect of losing both his musical career and his partner. *This episode originally aired on Dec. 20, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 60 minutes
Non-Monogamous Love with Justin L. Clardy
Let a thousand flowers bloom! In episode 92 of Overthink, Ellie and David have a panoramic conversation on love beyond monogamy with philosophy professor, podcaster, and author of Why It's OK To Not be Monogamous, Justin L. Clardy. They envision relations of love and special attachment that aren't bound to the notion of sacrifice. They also turn to personal stories and question the role of marriage in consumer capitalism and its nonstop pressure to find the One and Only. Together, they find in non... (@overthink_pod@ellieanderphd@DrPenaGuzman1)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 58 minutes
78 | Perry Anderson's Considerations on Western Marxism
In this episode we get the Perry Anderson treatment and ask if we philosophers are the problem with how Western Marxism has evolved over time. We discuss what Anderson calls the formal and thematic shifts that happened within this theoretical tradition once the philosophers got in the driver’s seat. Partly ethnographic, partly analytical, and a little more meta-philosophical than usual. We hope you’ll indulge us this once as we ask ourselves what the hell we’re doing. leftofphilosophy.com | @leftofphilRefer... (@leftofphil@whitherutopia@oglynwil@classreductress)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 33 minutes
Episode #191 ... The modern day concentration camp and the failure of human rights. (Giorgio Agamben)
Today we talk about the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben. Human rights, a political tactic to dehumanize groups that has been growing in popularity, governments declaring states of emergency and how the concept of potential may in fact be a unifying force. https://www.philosophizethis.org Spons... Fresh: https://www.HelloFresh.com/ptfree Better Help: https://www.BetterHelp.com/PHILTHIS (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2023-Dec-05 • 6 minutes
ODP Nonsense 2: Cardigans, Fraud, Mysterious Travel, and Polish
In this bit of nonsense, we talk about Taylor's cardigans, how Mr. Parsons avoided fraud, Andrew's mysterious travel, and the difficulties of the Polish language. Sign up for our newsletter here! Open Door Philosophy NewsletterContact us via email at [email protected] Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 74 minutes
S-Risks with Tobias Baumann - "Avoiding the Worst... a moral catastrophe" - Sentientism 180
Tobias co-founded the Center for Reducing Suffering with Magnus Vinding. CRS is a research center that works to create a future with less suffering, taking all sentient beings into account. More broadly, Tobias is involved in the effective altruism movement which applies evidence and reason to find the most effective ways to help others. In his new book, Avoiding the Worst: How to Prevent a Moral Catastrophe, Tobias lays out the concept of risks of future suffering (s-risks) and outlines ways to steer the w... (@sentientism@JamieWoodhouse)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 91 minutes
#869 Alexandra Plakias - Thinking Through Food; Metaphysics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, and Ethics
Dr. Alexandra Plakias is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. Her research focuses on issues in moral psychology, such as the role of evolution and culture in our moral values. She has also written about moral relativism and about the role of empirical research in philosophical theorizing. She is the author of Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction. | | In this episode, we focus on Thinking Through Food. We start by discussing the metaphysics of food, what is food, whether s... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 50 minutes
Ep. 330: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Aesthetic Life (Part Two)
Continuing on "Diapsalmata" and "Rotation of Crops" from the "Either" portion of Kierkegaard's pseudonymous book. We talk through more of K's aphorisms, his narrator's solution to boredom, and we take the critique personally: Is this Romantic... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 216 minutes
AMA | December 2023
Ask Me Anything episode for December 2023. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 15 minutes
147: Thomas Malthus on Population
Today's episode of the egg timer takes a look at Thomas Malthus's ideas about population and the significant influence that they had on 19th century thought. | If you have comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes send them over to: [email protected] | Image Attribution: By John Linnell - https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf... https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/ima... Collection gallery (2018-04-05): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/f4e... CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.... (@MillikinU)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 54 minutes
Is artificial intelligence intended to serve human welfare or Big Tech?
There’s a lot of hope, hype and fear around artificial intelligence. That it’ll solve the climate crisis, or turn us all into paper clips. IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed speaks to two tech experts about the promise and perils of AI, as part of the Provocation Ideas Festival. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 38 minutes
Episode 69: Addiction and the Law with Stephen Morse
In this episode, we talk with Stephen Morse about the nature of addiction and about the moral and criminal responsibility of people who suffer from addiction. Stephen's website: https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/smorse... book (edited with Adina Roskies), A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/... https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInsta... https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillsho... https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-S... (@thefreewillshow@taylorwcyr@MatthewFlummer)
podcast image2023-Dec-04 • 122 minutes
Philosophy In Film - 075 - Into the Wild
In this introspective episode, we delve into "Into the Wild" (2007), a cinematic journey directed by Sean Penn. Producer's Notes (6:30) kick off our exploration, providing unique insights into local interests and the film's creation. The Beauclair... (@PhilInFilm)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 128 minutes
#284 - Hegel on Being: A Dialogue with Stephen Houlgate
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Stephen Houlgate on Hegel’s Logic and his philosophy of being. They discuss the main aims of Hegel’s Logic and the use of categories, why Hegel believed Kant’s Logic is not critical enough, categories of thought and natural kinds, and separating thinking and being. They discuss Hegel and Heidegger on being, Hegel on objectivity and being presuppositionless, and pure being, becoming, and nothing. They discuss Nietzsche and Hegel on becoming, Dasein, Hegel a... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 62 minutes
Eric G. Wilson - Deconstructing Trauma and Revenge in Point Blank | STM Podcast #195
On episode 195, we welcome Eric G. Wilson to discuss the cult classic ‘Point Blank’, toxic masculinity and its deleterious mental health effects, what made the protagonist so appealing, Lee Marvin’s real-life war trauma, the obsession with... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 19 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - Arha The Priestess Ever Reborn - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the character Arha, who we meet as a girl identified as the reincarnation of the high priestess of the Nameless Ones at Atuan To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy videos in my m... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 12 minutes
Filler Episode - Baba Vanga 2024
But enough grave dancing - here's a quick episode from Josh, as it turns out neither of us are in a state to be recording a full episode this week. Instead, let's see what Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga has in store for us in 2024, despite having died in 1996. (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 63 minutes
David Chalmers on Virtual Reality and The Simulation Argument (Rebroadcast)
Could you be a brain in a vat, or be living in a simulated or virtual reality? Could you live a meaningful, valuable existence even if you were? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Dec-03 • 42 minutes
Episode 124, ‘Narrative Critique’ with Rachel Fraser (Part II – Further Analysis and Discussion)
Welcome to ‘Episode 124 (Part II of II)’, in which we’ll be analysing the strengths and limits of criticising ideologies through narratives. (@ThePanpsycast@_JackSymes@MrMarleyTeach)
podcast image2023-Dec-02 • 64 minutes
173 - Ken Olum: What Are Cosmic Strings?
Ken Olum is Research Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University, where he works on exotic physics and topics in cosmology like cosmic strings, gravitational waves, anthropic reasoning, and inflation. In this episode, Robinson and Ken talk all about cosmic strings, which are spindly, hypothesized astronomical objects of intense mass and energy that may have been created in the earliest periods of the universe. | | OUTLINE | 00:00 In This Episode… | 00:27 Introduction | 03:00 E... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Dec-02 • 19 minutes
Ursula K Leguin, The Tombs Of Atuan - The Kargish Lands And Culture - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, The Tombs of Atuan, the second of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on the Kargish people of the four islands in the northeast, their culture, and the differences from them and the other inhabitants of Earthsea To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,500 philosophy... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Dec-02 • 71 minutes
Episode 203 - The Epicurean Arguments In Cicero's On Ends - Book Two - Part 11 - Do The Senses Have Jurisdiction To Judge The Supreme Good?
Welcome to Episode 203 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of o... (@NewEpicurean)
podcast image2023-Dec-02 • 56 minutes
#48. Ontology and Oppression ft. Katherine Jenkins
Alex and Tinka are joined by Katharine Jenkins as they delve deep into the captivating world of gender, identity, and the various social constructs that shape our lives. | | The way society is organised means that we all get made into members of various types of people, such as judges, wives, or women. These 'human social kinds' may be brought into being by oppressive social arrangements, and people may suffer oppression in virtue of being made into a member of a certain human social kind; this much is obv... (@ThoughtsUofg)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 91 minutes
#868 James Cresswell: Theories in Psychology
Dr. James Cresswell is Professor of Psychology at Ambrose University, Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary, Research Associate at the Canadian Poverty Institute, and Research Associate at the Newcomer Research Network. Dr. Cresswell has a deep commitment to education and to enhancing the student experience. His courses cover topics such as culture, immigration, and identities in an increasingly globalized world, as well as social psychology and interpersonal communication. Other teaching areas ar... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 58 minutes
PEL Presents PvI#66: Legacy Mops w/ Kevin Allison
Kevin is the creator and host of the storytelling podcast and is the alphabetically foremost member of the MTV-televised, newly reformed, celebrity-infested sketch comedy troupe . But can he improvise? Mark and Bill surprise Kevin into a scene about... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 120 minutes
"The Obligations of the Oppressed: On Israel and Palestine, Redux" - OaD Ep. 177
More on Israel-Palestine (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 54 minutes
Mercury’s In Retrograde: The Rise of Astrology
Belief in astrology is on the upswing, especially among younger people. But since it has no predictive value, what meanings can be gleaned from a belief that the stars reveal all about us? This documentary examines the rise of popular astrology in the 1930s and how it fits into the consumer capitalism world we now inhabit. *This episode originally aired on March 29, 2023. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 97 minutes
Gideon Pt 2 and Meritocratic Pedagogy
Part two of space nun boogaloo! It's the first day of elite necromancer school and the mean girls are immortal litches who are THERE for the drama. Whatever your preferred gender performance arrangement for a love triangle, we got it. Also, a scathing... (@0gPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 52 minutes
Embrace the New: Ideas, Career Shifts, and Happiness
Gwendolyn Dolske partners with The Modern Day Wife and explores the career shifts of women in business. What are the first steps to bringing one's idea to life? What is the disposition of the successful woman? We learn how a belief... (@InTheDetailsPod@GDolske@SaloRudy)
podcast image2023-Dec-01 • 60 minutes
Trust
The HBS hosts discuss the meaning of trust, and how it is built, broken, and restored. Trust acts as both a glue and a sieve, holding together our personal and professional worlds while filtering and determining the depth of our relationships. It’s the invisible thread weaving through the fabric of our lives, influencing everything from the simple exchanges of daily interactions to the intricate negotiations of politics and economics. How do we establish trust? What ruptures this fragile yet resilient eleme... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 14 minutes
Anselm Monologion - Eternal Happiness And Misery - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on the topic of Anselm's argument that rational creatures will ultimately attain eternal happiness or suffer eternal misery, depending on whether they love the divine substance or contemn it. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - w... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 71 minutes
#867 Jeroen Hopster, Julia Hermann & Ibo van de Poel: Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies
Dr. Jeroen Hopster is an Assistant Professor of ethics at Utrecht University. His research centers on climate ethics and on investigating the nature of socially disruptive technologies. | Dr. Julia Hermann is an Assistant Professor of philosophy and ethics at the University of Twente where she works on ectogestative technology, care robots, technomoral change and progress, and new methodologies in the ethics of technology. | Dr. Ibo van de Poel is a Professor in ethics of technology at Delft University of T... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 11 minutes
578: In Awe of Wonder
More at www.philosophytalk.org/shows/awe-wonder.... Descartes said that the purpose of wonderment is “to enable us to learn and retain in our memory things of which we were formerly unaware.” He also said that those who are not inclined to wonder are “ordinarily very ignorant.” So what exactly is wonder, and how is it different from awe? Is wonder at the core of what drives us to search for novel insights? And can we suffer from an excess of wonderment? Josh and Ray stand in awe of Helen de Cruz from St. Lo... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 42 minutes
Eugenics and Forced Sterilization: The Infamous Case of Buck v. Bell (1927)
Tyler and Devan walk through the infamous US Supreme Court Case of Buck v Bell (1927) in this episode. Buck v Bell has a dark legacy that includes forced sterilization, eugenics, disability, and violence against women. (@BioethicsforPPL@DevanStahl@tsgibb)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 52 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle's ideas on how to live a good life. (@BBCInOurTime)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 54 minutes
Song of Zong!: M. NourbeSe Philip's epic poem gives voice to slave ship victims
In November 1721, a massacre began on the Zong slave ship. The tragedy inspired the Canadian poem Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip. She reflects on the mass murder, the bizarre court case, and the work of art still rising from its depths. *This episode originally aired on November 29, 2021. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 28 minutes
S2 Ep 9 - Carl Bergstrom on Science and Misinformation
Today's guest is Professor Carl Bergstrom from the University of Washington. Carl has been touring Australia over the last few weeks and we were delighted when he agreed to join us while he was in Melbourne. Carl works across evolutionary biology, informatics and science studies and has become particularly well-known for his work concerning the spread of misinformation and what we can do about it. Together with his colleague Jevin West, Carl developed a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit: Data R... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 54 minutes
Should drivers of electric vehicles be taxed more to use the roads?
If we are not careful, the use of incentives to encourage people to purchase electric vehicles could backfire by offending our sense of fairness. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 11 minutes
Anselm Monologion - Faith, Hope, And Charity - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on the topic of how love, hope, and faith orient the rational creature to the divine substance - and what living and dead faith are. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You can find over 2500 philo... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-30 • 86 minutes
#283 - Recycling Empire: A Dialogue with Adam Mestyan
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Adam Mestyan about the post-Ottoman Middle East. They discuss nation states, recycling empire, international imperialism, and sovereignty. They talk about political order rather than governance, local states, nation states or federations, republics or monarchies, constitutive fictions, British and Ottoman involvement in Egypt, Egyptian sovereignty and the Muslim Brotherhood, the kingdom of Syria, and many more topics. Adam Mestyan is Associate Professor in... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 40 minutes
#4 - Preview for A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness
This episode offers a preview, commentary, and live-reading for the preface of my first monograph A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness. You can find a download link below if you want to follow along or read the first 30 pages at your own pace. | | Veit, W. (2023). A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/A-Philosophy-f... [Download preview] | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://ope... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 92 minutes
172 - Joseph LeDoux: Neuroscience and The Four Realms of Human Existence
Joseph LeDoux is Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, University Professor, Professor of Neural Science, Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University, where he works in neuroscience and related areas. Though his career is expansive, one major focus of his research has been emotions in humans and other animals. He is also the frontman of The Amygdaloids. Joseph’s most recent book is The Four Realms of Existence: A New Theory of Being Human (Harvard, 2... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 50 minutes
Conspiracy Theories w/ Alenka Zupančič
This week, the second half of our conversation with Alenka Zupančič; focusing on the different modalities of conspiracy theory, desire, drive, and her forthcoming work on disavowal. Special thank you to our Patreons and all listeners who have reached out over the last four years asking if we could speak with Alenka. To support the pod, and to find access to many more episodes, join our PATREON ! Enjoy! (@zizekand)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 118 minutes
Episode 273: Ah. Ah. (Miyazaki's "Spirited Away")
David and Tamler board the train for Hayao Miyazaki’s mystical dreamy coming of age masterpiece Spirited Away. This is a true VBW deep dive. Plus a study by our secret crush suggests we may not be optimizing the value of our conversations. ... (@verybadwizards@peez@tamler)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 62 minutes
John Gray on Pessimism, Liberalism, and Theism
Is pessimism a way to minimize disappointment or the key to an adventurous life? (@tylercowen)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 64 minutes
Tim Burns on Leo Strauss, Part I
In this opening of a two-part discussion, Professor Tim Burns guides the guys through a thoughtful discussion on Leo Strauss, democracy, technology, and the role of liberal education. Join us for a down-to-earth conversation that explores the... (@thenewthinkery@alexpriou@GregMcBrayer3@Tempest1610)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 56 minutes
(Tom) Hanks For Coming!
🍠🍠🍠 Academy Award winning actor, writer, author and all-around wonderful human Tom Hanks joins Paul and Stephen to help unload specious facts about Quebec, Canada (lowest marriage rate in the world!), Blue Zones and the importance of purple yams. Paul, Stephen and Tom discuss the speed of information, Chat GPT, cognitive dissonance in AI, and question the use of Waze to beat traffic. How have our memories changed since the advent of cell phones? Are acting skills useful when it comes to writing a book? Plu... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 41 minutes
Libertarianism
Libertarians are hard to pin down – they have a number of seemingly contradictory commitments that we normally associate with people on either the left or the right of politics. Libertarians like small government, low taxes and free markets – but they also favour things like same-sex marriage and drug legalisation. So what exactly is libertarianism, and where did it come from? (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 54 minutes
Food Security: Root Causes and Pathways to Change
The cost of food is on the rise, and more Canadians are having a hard time knowing if they can afford their next meal. IDEAS hears from four leading experts in the field of food insecurity to explore the root causes and how our food systems can evolve to support us all. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 23 minutes
Episode 203: Existentialism Part 5
Yes dear listener, we have returned to continue our exploration of Existentialism. This time we f... (@PhilosophyWtf)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 27 minutes
What Are Breakthroughs in Mathematics?
Call mathematics the purest form of knowledge, universal messaging anyone, anywhere, can understand. For math to advance, there must be breakthroughs, which may seem like magic. What are mathematical breakthroughs? How do they happen? How do they wor... (@CloserToTruth@RobertLawrKuhn)
podcast image2023-Nov-29 • 20 minutes
Giorgio Agamben vs. Michel Foucault
In this episode, I introduce you to Agamben's issues with Foucault's notion of biopolitics. If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphiloso... paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGu... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2023-Nov-28 • 9 minutes
Anselm Monologion - The Rational Creature's Love Of The Divine - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on the topic of Anselm's arguments why the rational creature ought to love the divine substance, and what the implications of this love would be. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You can find ov... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-28 • 46 minutes
Taking leave of reason | Joanna Kavenna, Rory Sutherland, Rebecca Roache
Joanna Kavenna, Rory Sutherland and Rebecca Roache debate whether we need reason as much as we think we do in an increasingly chaotic modern age. Bahar Gholipour hosts. (@IAI_TV)
podcast image2023-Nov-28 • 54 minutes
Swinging and Singing: The Violin
For musician and radio producer, David Schulman, the violin can swing and sing like nothing else. Schulman recently travelled to the north of Italy to try and discover the original trees from which Antonio Stradivari made his masterpieces. It’s a journey of surprise and delight. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Nov-28 • 59 minutes
Ep. 71 Education, Justice, and the Ideal Society: 20th Century Political Philosophy with Strauss, Rawls, Nozick
In this episode, we delve into the rich work of political philosophy by Leo Strauss, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick. We begin with Strauss's influential ideas on liberal education, examining how he views cultural cultivation as essential for intellectual development and a bulwark against the homogenization of mass culture. Strauss's Aristotelian perspective on nurturing the individual's nature through education sets the stage for a deeper exploration of societal structures.Transitioning to Raw... (@opendoorphil@d_parsonage)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 62 minutes
#342 — Animal Minds & Moral Truths
Sam Harris speaks with Peter Singer about important problems in ethics. They discuss his career as a philosopher, the moral status of non-human animals, the ethics of moral hierarchies, speciesism, the scale of animal suffering, conscientious... (@)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 128 minutes
#866 Vibeke Ottesen: The Evolution of Human Violence, Juvenile Crime, and Abortion
Dr. Vibeke Ottesen is a Norwegian criminologist with an interest in how nature and nurture combined create human behavior. She has a popular science blog – Biosocial - where she comments on news, scientific findings and literature relevant to her subject – more often than not with an evolutionary-informed approach to understanding the subject matter. She has held numerous lectures on the benefits of an evolutionary-informed approach to understanding the cross-cultural sex and age differences in anti-social ... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 72 minutes
Cat Gillen: Do Electrons Exist?
| Recently Philip and Sabine Hossenfelder had a discussion on Twitter about the relationship between science and the entities referred to in scientific theories: https://twitter.com/Philip_Goff/status/1... We're going to interview philosopher of science doctoral candidate Cat Gillen (Durham University) on the debates between realists and instrumentalists in the philosophy of science. | To support this podcast, please consider donating to our Patreon, including joining the Mind Chat community that discusses... (@keithfrankish@Philip_Goff)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 17 minutes
Agnes Callard on Sex
What happens when people have sexual desires for one another? Agnes Callard from the University of Chicago discusses sex, eroticism, and much more in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Not surprisingly, this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast involves mention of sex. (@philosophybites@DavidEdmonds100)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 9 minutes
Anselm Monologion - The Rational Human Mind As Mirror Of The Divine - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on the topic of Anselm's argument that the human mind can provide a mirror or image of the divine, in particular because it remembers itself, understands itself, and loves itself. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacof... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 49 minutes
Marian Tupy on Superabundance, Innovation, and Doomerism
Marian Tupy (@Marian_L_Tupy) joins Patrick Blumenthal (@PatrickJBlum) to discuss his book Superabundance, innovation, doomerism, and much more. Some highlights: - Do we already live in an Age of Superabundance? - Are the values of the Enlightenment... (@eriktorenberg@PatrickJBlum)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 81 minutes
258 | Solo: AI Thinks Different
Solo episode on the differences between how large language models think and how we do. (@seanmcarroll)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 49 minutes
Ep. 330: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or": The Aesthetic Life (Part One)
On the aphorisms ("Diapsalmata") that begin Soren Kierkegaard's Either/Or (1843), plus the essay also in the first volume, "Rotation of Crops." What is it to live your life as if it were a work of art? K thinks such a life is unserious and... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 54 minutes
CBC Massey Lectures: Audience Q&A with Astra Taylor
Insecurity has become a "defining feature of our time," says 2023 CBC Massey lecturer Astra Taylor. The Winnipeg-born writer and filmmaker explores how rising inequality, declining mental health, the climate crisis, and the threat of authoritarianism originate from a social order built on insecurity. In this episode, Astra Taylor answers audience questions about insecurity from the cross-Canada tour. (@NahlahAyed)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 35 minutes
Episode #190 ... Are emotions a waste of time? - Neo-Stoicism (Martha Nussbaum)
Today we talk about the lessons found in the ancient Greek play titled Hecuba. We talk about the great Stoic ethicists Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. We talk about Martha Nussbaum and her work looking to infuse classical Stoic ideas with all that we've learned in the sciences over thousands of years. We talk about compassion. Shame and guilt. Her capabilities approach. It's a whole lot of fun for the whole family. :) SPONSORS: Better Help: https://www.BetterHelp.com/PHILTHIS AG1: https://www.drinkA... (@iamstephenwest)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 24 minutes
S2E5 - Facundo Rodriguez on Kant's Interpersonal Philosophy and the History of Philosophy
Facundo Rodriguez is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. We'll be talking about Facundo's background in philosophy, the 'interpersonal' side of Kant's moral philosophy and the value of the history of philosophy. If you'd like to get in touch with Facundo, you can find him on: | Twitter: @frodriguezx2 | E-mail: [email protected] | Website: www.facundorodriguez.site (@KOosterum@99lewiswilliams)
podcast image2023-Nov-27 • 119 minutes
#282 - Nuclear Doomsday Pending: A Dialogue with Carl Robichaud
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Carl Robichaud about past and present nuclear risks. They discuss why nuclear weapons are still relevant, creation of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer, and attempts at regulation after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They discuss Bay of pigs, SALT I & II, START I & II, and the nuclear arms race during the Cold War. They talk about the nine countries that currently have nuclear weapons, nuclear taboo, India-Pakistan tensions with nuclear weapons, Iran deal during the O... (@xavierbonilla87)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 69 minutes
Discourse on Method
Ryan and Todd examine perhaps the founding text of modern Western philosophy--Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method. They consider how Descartes articulates an egalitarian philosophy through his conception of radical doubt and examine the influence of this text of subsequent thinkers and on theory today. (@UVMcas)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 51 minutes
S3 E07 Your Mind on Consciousness with Dr Anil Seth
One of the biggest mysteries in science is, what is consciousness? This week we speak to Dr Anil Seth about how we can study consciousness and where the field is at the moment. Dr. Seth discusses how our experience can be considered a controlled hallucination and what all this means for AI. Ava and Beth reflect on their views which somehow relates back to Terminator 2. (@bethfisher_1@avamadesousa)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 56 minutes
PEL Presents (SUB)TEXT: The Emptiness of Signification in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" (Part 1 of 6)
When King Leontes accuses his pregnant wife of adultery, the nobleman Antigonus assumes that Leontes has been “abused and by some putter-on”—in other words, some Iago-like villain has been putting malevolent ideas into his head. In fact, Leontes... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 94 minutes
Freedom | Ernst Roets and Martin Van Staaden
Does the State protect or curtail freedom? Are communities more important than individuals? Should freedom be constrained by virtue? (@JasonWerbeloff)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 112 minutes
171 - Richard Haier: What Is Human Intelligence?
Richard Haier is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, where he uses brain imagining and the tools of neuroscience to study learning, memory, and intelligence, and how they relate to brain function and structure. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Intelligence. In this episode, Robinson and Rich discuss all things human intelligence, ranging from its controversies, the origin and current status of psychometric testing, the relationship between intelligen... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 69 minutes
Tom Morris - The 7 Cs of Success and Early Days of Public Philosophy | STM Podcast #194
On episode 194, we welcome Tom Morris to discuss his 7 C’s of Success, developing confidence in the face of difficulties, the importance of consistency and finding meaning outside of the hoped for results, Alen and Leon’s podcast journey and the... (@seize_podcast@EgoEndsNow@leonscafe31)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 20 minutes
HoP 433 - Nature’s Mystery - Science in Renaissance England
How scientists of the Elizabethan age anticipated the discoveries and methods of the Enlightenment (without necessarily publishing them). (@HistPhilosophy)
podcast image2023-Nov-26 • 11 minutes
529: Microaggressions
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/mic... are small comments or questions that may be insulting or hurtful to another person because of their race, gender, sexuality, and so on. Some people consider microaggressions to be a phantom symptom of political correctness and a further sign that society has become “soft,” while others see them as a problematic way of normalizing bigotry. So how do microagressions compare to other types of moral harms? Do they add up to structural oppression, and if so, ho... (@philtalkradio)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 74 minutes
#3 - Heather Browning: Zookeeping, Philosophy, Sentience, Animal Welfare, and AI
Today I am talking to my wife Heather Browning, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Southampton, and formerly a zookeeper at zoos in Australia and New Zealand. We will talk about her experience in zoos, her turn to philosophy, and her work on how we can improve animal welfare (among other topics). | | PODCAST INFO: | Podcast website: https://walterveit.com/podcast/ | Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/24OwJWeaWy... | Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wa... | RSS: https://a... (@wrwveit)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 13 minutes
Anselm Monologion - Grasping The Divine Through Images - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on Anselm's philosophical exposition of the Trinity, in particular his discussion of how we can know and say anything meaningful about the ineffable divine substance, namely through the use of images. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeAC... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 81 minutes
Episode 40 - The Climate Health Crisis with Margarita Vossen
Margarita Vossen is a medical doctor who has worked in several areas in medicine, both in the Netherlands and abroad (Zambia, Lesvos and Moldova). Currently she is working as a general practitioner in the south of the Netherlands. She is an ambassad... (@lifeplatoscave@MarioVeen)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 41 minutes
Bonus Ep. - Moral Transcendental Arguments For & Against God
In this bonus episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I share my paper presentation from the 2023 Evangelical Philosophical Society in San Antonio, Texas. I originally wrote this paper for Paul Copan's Advanced Philosophy of Religion course in the Palm Beach Atlantic University Master's program. | | If you want to follow along with the outline I gave the audience at EPS, you can find that at my substack here: https://parknotes.substack.com/p/are-the... | | Join the Facebook group, Parker's Pensées Pense... (@trendsettercase)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 53 minutes
Ep. 329: Kierkegaard on Irony (Part Three/Closereads Part One)
Mark and Wes Closeread the conclusion to Soren Kierkegaard's On the Concept of Irony (1841), "Irony as a Controlled Element, the Truth of Irony." The discussion starts with the role of irony in good art, and then moves on to discuss the proper role of... (@PartiallyExLife@MarkLinsenmayer@wesalwan@DylanPEL)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 56 minutes
Back to the Well
Friend! Do you have a conspiracy-themed podcast that needs a new episode but you just can't even right now? Why not go find out what Alex Jones and David Icke are saying on their respective websites and then comment on it? It's like the content is already created for you! Plus you get to talk about gay furry hackers. | | — | | You can contact us at: [email protected] | | Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidet.... (@PodGuideCon@monkeyfluids)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 124 minutes
"Do the Oppressed Have Obligations? On Israel and Palestine" - OaD Ep. 176
The Israel Palestine Conflict (@owls_at_dawn@austin_hayden@axwielderofdeth)
podcast image2023-Nov-25 • 42 minutes
Martin Heidegger’s ”Being and Time” (Part 8/8)
In this episode, I cover chapters five and six from Part 2 of Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time." Episode Breakdown: Episode 1: (Introduction) Foreword and Chapter One Episode 2: (Introduction) Chapter Two Episode 3: (Part One) Chapters One and Two ... (@DavidGuignion)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 11 minutes
Anselm Monologion - Trinity Of The Divine Substance - Sadler's Lectures
This lecture discusses the medieval Christian thinker, monk, and bishop, Anselm of Canterbury's work, the Monologion. It focuses on Anselm's philosophical exposition of the Trinity, in particular his discussion of the third person of the divine substance, the Spirit, as the love between the Father and the Son. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buyme... (@philosopher70)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 48 minutes
#865 Neil Van Leeuwen - Religion as Make-Believe: A Theory of Belief, Imagination, and Group Identity
Dr. Neil Van Leeuwen is Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University. His research focuses on the question of what belief is. His approach involves contrasting belief with imagining and other cognitive attitudes. Accordingly, he also focuses on several topics having to do with imagination, like pretend play, mental imagery, the role of imagination in guiding action generally. His interest in belief and other cognitive attitudes also manifests i... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 44 minutes
Special Episode: Thanksgiving 2023
It’s my favorite holiday again, and even though I’m hunkered down trying to produce the most complex, intricate, creative season of the podcast yet, there’s no way I’m going to skip a chance to celebrate. This time our guest is Bryon White, CEO of Yaupon Brothers, an organic producer of Yaupon Holly, a climate-change resistant plant once revered as a drink by all indigenous people of the Southeastern United States, beloved for its salubrious properties for body and soul. He and his colleagues are trying to ... (@AMLGpodcast)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 91 minutes
170 - Sheldon Goldstein: Pilot Wave Theory and Bohmian Mechanics
| Sheldon Goldstein is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, where he researches mathematical physics, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and Bohmian Mechanics. He is also Board Member of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics, founded by fellow Robinson’s Podcast multiverse denizen, Tim Maudlin. In this episode, Robinson and Shelly discuss all things Bohmian mechanics, from the origins of pilot wave theory with de Broglie to its chief theoretical innovations and ... (@RobinsonErhardt)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 13 minutes
Bonus-wag: On Life, Death, And Pizza
☥🪦🍕 Bonus time with comedian, writer, director and author Mike Birbiglia. The guys discuss their thoughts on leaving a legacy, art as a path to immortality, and the enduring comedy of Charlie Chaplin and W.C. Fields. Also, what’s the career advice one should never pass on to others? Lastly, Mike’s love of pizza (and the word “plaza”) leads to the end of the debate on the country’s best pizza. Is it New Haven, NYC, or Chicago? And what’s the correct amount of pizza for one person? Hint: it’s not the whole ... (@TreefortMedia)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 46 minutes
The Cynics
Cynicism is a philosophical tradition that existed for centuries in the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Its influence can be found in the Christian gospels, throughout the Western philosophical tradition, and arguably up to the present day in the work of such protest groups as Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion - not bad for a philosophical school whose most famous early practitioner lived in a wine jar and masturbated in public. But what exactly did the Cynics believe? and what can we learn from them today... (@DavidPZone)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 93 minutes
103. Joe Vs. The Volcano (w/ Chad Perman)
Joe is going to die. But he has a chance to be a hero, and live like a king. Only, that means he'll have to jump into a volcano. Is Joe's story all of ours? We sit down with Chad Perman (Founder of Bright Wall / Dark Room) to dig into what makes this zany, existential, transcendent, hilarious, slapstick, profound movie so good. Along the way, we discuss the Kantian sublime, Heidegger's notion of being-toward-death, the meaning of life, and flibbertigibbets! | | Before the episode, you'll hear a trailer for... (@cowspod@juskhoo)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 70 minutes
Thought Leaders (with Christopher P. Long)
The HBS hosts ask Chris Long how philosophers contribute and how best to value their contributions. TThis week, we are joined in the bar by Christopher Long to talk about thought leaders, universities prioritizing public engagement, and the ways in which activities like podcasting are and are not valued by university administrators.Christopher P. Long is MSU Research Foundation Professor, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, Dean of the MSU Honors College, and Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State... (@hotelbarpodcast@DrLeighMJohnson@c_fpeterson@rickleephilos)
podcast image2023-Nov-24 • 19 minutes
#75: Your progress tunnel vision
Yeah, I know you're diligently working towards that big goal, and that you STILL haven't got there yet. But are you stopping to reflect on your progress along the way, and to celebrate small wins? If the answer is no, then you're sabotaging yourself, chipping away at your motivation, and generally making yourself miserable. Progress tunnel vision can keep you stuck in a loop - but here's the Academic Imperfectionist with a lifeline!For the Progress Temperature Check exercise, go here. Go... (@AcademicImp@rebecca_roache)
podcast image2023-Nov-23 • 107 minutes
#864 Colin DeYoung: Personality and Psychopathology
Dr. Colin DeYoung is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. In his research in personality psychology, he has examined the theoretical structure of personality and the biological basis of personality. | | In this episode, we talk about personality and psychopathology. We start by discussing issues with how psychopathology is defined in psychiatry. We discuss whether statistical deviance should be enough to classify something as psychopathology, and the relationship between brain... (@TheDissenterYT)
podcast image2023-Nov-23 • 53 minutes
Replay: Is it wrong to have children in an era of climate change? Is it unfair to have babies?
Old description: In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of having children in the context of climate change. Is it ok to birth a child into a doomed circumstance...is this circumstance quite so doomed...even if it wasn't, is it maybe wrong to birth someone without their permission anyway? This discussion begins by exploring moral considerations around having children with 2 key perspectives, particularly: the way that you may be wronging a baby itself by birthing it, either by dooming it to a stru... (@MoralityofThe@AnthonyNCollias)
podcast image2023-Nov-23 • 17 minutes
S2 Ep 8 - Gerhard Wiesenfeldt on the Unknown Scientist
Welcome to another week of the HPS podcast. This week's guest is Gerhard Wiesenfeldt of the University of Melbourne. He joins us as he discusses the benefits and pitfalls of studying those in the history of science who are less well known. The popular narratives in the history of science tend to centre around a few key figures on whom extensive research and work has been done, those such as Galileo, Newton, Darwin. However, for every household name there were a legion of other scientists also working i... (@TheHPSPodcast)
podcast image2023-Nov-23 • 54 minutes
What is social cohesion, what cultivates it, and what undermines it?
The latest Mapping Social Cohesion report from the Scanlon Foundation paints a complex picture that helps us understand the conditions within which social cohesion is able to strengthen, and those factors which cause it to become brittle and even break down. (@RadioNational)
podcast image2023-Nov-23 • 90 minutes
#281 - Justinian: Emperor, Soldier, Saint: A Dialogue with Peter Sarris
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Peter Sarris about the Roman emperor, Justinian. They give an overview of Justinian, provide the context of the Roman Empire, discuss the rise of Justin and him adopting Justinian and Justinian’s succession. They talk about the lessons Justinian learned from Justin’s reign, urgency and energy early in Justinian’s reign and his emphasis on religious law. They discuss the importance of Armenia, zealous nature of Justinian with his religious laws, the Hagia S... (@xavierbonilla87)

Questions in Podcast Episode Descriptions

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

What even is this thing?
... Why has it become a hot topic these past few years?
... What are its origins?
... What are its metaphysics and epistemology?
In the thorny thickets of love and desire, how do Shakespeare’s characters talk to each other?
... And what’s changed in 400 years?
How can those two things coexist together?
Can the definition of privilege be nuanced enough to address the broad range of individual experien...
... Does recognizing and discussing privilege lead to meaningful social change?
As robots integrate more and more into human life, how will they figure out the codes for appropria...
... Can social intelligence be learned via an algorithm?
What was "Spycatcher"?
... What secrets did it contain?
... How did it manage to leave Margaret Thatcher "shattered"?
... Was that a typo and she meant "sharted"?
🧟🪦🧟‍♀️ Paul and Stephen learn the history of zombies with spiritualism expert Lisa Morton who shar...
The global pornography industry is getting bigger, more mainstream and more nasty - but does this m...
It seems as if, when we’re young, the solution to all of our problems is just getting older—when wi...
... when will I understand my own body?
... when will I gain the confidence to assert my own will?
... or, just be myself?
How do dating apps influence dating culture?
... What should we keep in mind about safety when dating?
But if it is, then where did the widespread (and widely admired) impulse to help others even at gre...
In the age of growing polarization, how do you tackle injustice without demonizing your enemies?
Where do you live?
... In the real world or online?
Why are there so few public plazas in Brasilia?
... Why did David lose his wallet in Mexico City?
... How do gridded street layouts reflect colonial fantasies?
What constitutes a basic explanation of the universe?
Is sexual chemistry just natural compatibility, or can it grow from effort and work?
Is observing people in a public space from the privacy of your home an infringement of their rights
... Can the widespread use of CCTV cameras be justified, or does it violate their privacy?
What's lacking?
What was Lincoln's basic philosophy, and did it change over the course of his Presidency?
What makes a species a species?
| | 0:00 - What's this episode about?
... | 3:32 - What is a Theory of Everything?
... | 5:57 - Worldview (weltanschauung) and God | 21:14 - Why Host an Academic Level Podcast?
Australian philosophy has been punching above its weight in recent decades - but does there exist s...
When we've already heard about someone's personal scandal in the news, do we need to also see it dr...
Wells’s The War of the Worlds?
what is reasonableness?
... And in a democracy, how reasonable can we reasonably demand that others be?
What is the self?
What if our understanding of morality is fundamentally flawed?
... Should the absence of objective moral facts alter the way we live and interact?
Do we have to live within labels?
Is this book really "timeless," or is it like old, outdated science?
What does it really mean?
... Does it refer to the size of a cowboy hat?
... A measurement of water?
... Does it have to do with how much water a cowboy hat can hold, and why would you pour all that water...
What does it mean to be a good person?
Justice for Sandra?
... Justice for Samuel?
In some places more quickly than others, we all eventually “returned to normal.” Did we though?
... But is “normalcy” not the same as the status quo?
... And shouldn’t we be critical of both?
What do I want the shape of this to look like?
... What time do I want to be spending?
... Which hours?
... How do I want the weekends to look?
So what is “good” mathematics?
Does this improved performance indicate that computers are thinking, or is it just an engineering a...
... Can it help us understand how children acquire knowledge and develop language skills?
... Or are humans fundamentally different from machines?
From Sacagawea’s chance meeting with her long-lost brother, to John Adams’ and Thomas Jefferson’s s...
Also, what makes Marcel an existentialist?
How often do you play negative experiences over in your head?
... If this is a painful pattern of thinking, why would we do this?
Is morality real, a social construct, or non-existent?
... Can we rely on our moral intuitions?
Did Natasha’s dog Rootbeer get plastic surgery or consult a psychic?
But what if you aren't?
Does the visionary design make up for the languorous pacing?
What exactly is it about swearing that gives it its offensive power?
What is death?
... Does fear of death affect our everyday lives?
... And will your death harm you or not?
Kuang published 5 novels by age 27?
What things exist?
... What is math and why does it work?
... What’s fundamental in the cosmos?
What kinds of activities/disciplines are definitively non-philosophical?
... And is there anything that can't be philosophized about, even in principle?
How do we frame moral issues?
How does culture shape our actions towards the environment and our responses to global crises?
| What is a proportional response to a terrorist attack?
... What does genocide involve?
... And is South Africa's case at the International Court of Justice justified?
So why do we believe in math and rely on it to build bridges and spaceships?
... How can anyone discover the secrets of the universe by simply scribbling numbers on a piece of pape...
... Is math some kind of magic, or does it have a more ordinary explanation?
But have you heard of Thunderbird sightings?
What makes a true friend?
So is mathematics invented by humans-like chisels and hammers and pieces of music?
And… kale salad?
Does the biology you were born with trump self-identity when determining your sex or gender?
... Is gender innate, or can it change?
... And what can real-life cases of children being reassigned their sex at birth teach us?
How much does language influence the thoughts you can think?
Jemisin's short story The Ones Who Stay And Fight, found in her work How Long Til Black Future Mont...
How does Philosophy inform and guide our lives?
... Our understanding of success?
Have you slipped up on your new year resolutions yet?
... Will you be kind to yourself if you do?
... Or will you tell yourself that you're a failure, you can't do anything right, you should ...
Or was it immigration?
| | What role do jokes have throughout Žižek's work?
Was the buffalo saved by the captive gates of zoos?
... What is man’s moral responsibility to nature in its quest towards advancement and a global economy?
How could a good life include one with anger, or jealousy, or spite?
What exactly is it?
... Are there different types?
The chains of causation and LaPlace’s Demon gets a mention, and what do prophecies in art and scien...
The cows look back on 2023 with a Cows in the Field super-quiz -- how many questions can you get ri...
Who was Nostradamus and how did his vague predictions make him a legend in his time?
... Was he just a shitty astrologer and what’s he got to do with Hitler?
But is there any harm in believing in the Needle Ninja?
Would you like to live forever?
... So, would immortality be worth it?
But is it her fault that her room is a pigsty?
If someone does or says something bad to you, but then apologises for it, should you forgive them n...
But is that fair?
What makes a for a good conversation?
... Why do we feel we 'click' with some people and not others?
Did Shakespeare’s Antonio really pay Shylock with “a pound of flesh”?
... Why does Nietzsche say that the Christian God is a creditor of infinite debt?
... Who really benefits from bailouts under capitalism today?
... And might it be time to bring back good old “jubilees,” i.e., sanctioned acts of collective debt ca...
Was Ken right to think the American experiment is on the verge of collapse?
... Are we heading for authoritarian rule, a national divorce, or even a civil war?
... Or could better days be on the horizon?
Is there life after death?
... Are near-death experiences meaningful?
What does marketing involve?
... What is unique about the alcohol business?
Why are we trapped in this strange and artificially limited space?
... Why can't anyone learn about the before times or openly worry that we're not getting the full story
Is that fight with your partner about “who said what” an essential part of developing a human relat...
... Is adopting a pact of truth and reconciliation the path forward in relationships as it is in some c...
Up for the discussion?
What does brain damage do to people?
... For example, what happens to “the self”?
Christmas is a minefield of deep philosophical quandaries, like — is it ethically correct to lie to...
... Who does a gift really benefit the giver, or receiver?
... How do we really know Santa exists, or doesn't?
They discuss questions such as “why are we here” and “what is the purpose of living?” They talk abo...
| Is the Santa myth just harmless fun, or should we be honest to our kids about Saint Nick?
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So here it is the 2023 WTF??
And is America the land of the trickster and huckster?
... How are George Santos and Donald Trump perfectly American creations and why are they celebrated?
What does the future hold for humanity's relationship with technology?
... Will we become ever more integrated with and dependent on technology?
... What are the normative and axiological consequences of this?
Can you collaborate with a machine?
... Can robots be friends, colleagues or, perhaps, even lovers?
... These are common tropes in science fiction and popular culture, but is there any credibility to the...
... What would the ethical status of such relationships be?
... Should they be welcomed or avoided?
🎄🎄🎄 Wanna go on a tour of fringe places to visit with Paul, Stephen, and award-winning author Neil...
Why the astonishing claim that Jesus is God?
... But literally God?
Could machines ever be more than mere things?
What is an agent?
... What is a moral agent?
... Is it possible to create a machine with a sense of moral agency?
... Is this desirable or to be avoided at all costs?
But what does this mean?
... Is it a serious ethical/legal problem?
... How can it be resolved?
But who is the object of our pity, and why?
Is group therapy underused in treating mental health?
And then you got rewarded or punished depending on how you acted?
But was it his fault or was it fate?
... Was there anything he could have done to avoid tragedy?
So, would it be okay for them to eat each other if they get really really really hungry?
Is evolution the root cause of racism, rape, and disgust?
... Are differences between men and women a result of both nature and nurture?
... Are some forms of scientific inquiry too dangerous to allow?
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Are impossible worlds places where strange things happen, or descriptions, or abstract objects, or ...
... How can you describe an impossibility without contradicting yourself?
... Could we imagine worlds where even the laws of logic are different?
Was EA’s turn to ‘long-termist’ goals like preventing evil AI inevitable?
What exactly does it mean to be an atheist?
... Is there more than one type of atheism?
... What arguments are given in favor of each?
... What issues do these arguments run into?
What does the genre reveal about cultural shifts and attitudes?
What do you own?
... Why do you own it?
... Are things owned individually or collectively?
... Do citizens own public parks and do they have an obligation to its maintenance?
... Can you own ideas or other intangible things like money and time?
But what are mantras, | anyway?
What is choice?
In times of bitter conflict, what does it take to make peace?
Are we really what we eat?
Does the universe have a purpose?
... If it does, how is this connected to the meaningfulness that we seek in our lives?
... In Why?
So how do we make sense of the appearance of variety in a metaphysics of oneness?
... Is there room for individual selves within advaita philosophy?
... What can be known?
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Are you a sucker for self-improvement advice that offers to overhaul your life for the better overn...
What is a state for?
... How does its nature, actions, and limits differ from other corporate bodies?
Why are time travel fantasies perfect escapes and where does Tom dream of going?
... going back to the past or going forward into the future?
How does the subconscious work its magic?
Could you be a brain in a vat, or be living in a simulated or virtual reality?
But can he improvise?
But since it has no predictive value, what meanings can be gleaned from a belief that the stars rev...
What are the first steps to bringing one's idea to life?
... What is the disposition of the successful woman?
How do we establish trust?
Descartes said that the purpose of wonderment is “to enable us to learn and retain in our memory th...
... Is wonder at the core of what drives us to search for novel insights?
... And can we suffer from an excess of wonderment?
How have our memories changed since the advent of cell phones?
... Are acting skills useful when it comes to writing a book?
What are mathematical breakthroughs?
... How do they happen?
What happens when people have sexual desires for one another?
- Do we already live in an Age of Superabundance?
What is it to live your life as if it were a work of art?
One of the biggest mysteries in science is, what is consciousness?
Does the State protect or curtail freedom?
... Are communities more important than individuals?
So how do microagressions compare to other types of moral harms?
Do you have a conspiracy-themed podcast that needs a new episode but you just can't even right now?
... Why not go find out what Alex Jones and David Icke are saying on their respective websites and then...
Also, what’s the career advice one should never pass on to others?
... Is it New Haven, NYC, or Chicago?
... And what’s the correct amount of pizza for one person?
But what exactly did the Cynics believe?
Is Joe's story all of ours?
But are you stopping to reflect on your progress along the way, and to celebrate small wins?
Is it ok to birth a child into a doomed circumstance...is this circumstance quite so doomed...even ...