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Podcast Profile: MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

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100 episodes
2014 to 2021
Median: 60 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Knowledge, Reality, Truth, Morality … Daniel Kaufman, David Ottlinger, Robert Gressis, and their guests explore the rich universe of philosophical investigation and inquiry.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy debates • Social issues • Academic freedom • Cultural criticism • Political philosophy • Consciousness and metaphysics • Gender and identity • Moral dilemmas • Media and pop culture • Education and grading

"MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia" is a podcast dedicated to exploring an array of philosophical themes and inquiries, featuring discussions led by Daniel Kaufman, David Ottlinger, Robert Gressis, and several guests. The content spans diverse philosophical questions, theories, and debates, dealing with fundamental concepts such as knowledge, reality, truth, and morality. Episodes cover both contemporary issues and traditional philosophical debates.

A recurring topic in the podcast is the interplay between education and philosophy. Episodes delve into the academic practice of grading, the utility of the philosophy of religion, and the necessity of philosophers as experts. Discussions also encompass the role of philosophy in academia and public life, debating its purpose and the societal impact of philosophers.

Another prominent theme is the examination of socio-political and cultural issues through a philosophical lens. Topics include free speech, academic freedom, the political impact of movements like Trumpism, boycotts, and the ethics surrounding these areas. Such discussions often extend to examining the impact and nature of societal constructs including gender, sexuality, identity politics, and the evolving debates surrounding them.

Philosophical discourse about science and metaphysics is another key aspect. Episodes investigate subjects like panpsychism, the hard problem of consciousness, epidemiological modeling, and the distinction between objective reality and its representation. Debates around realism, anti-realism, and analytical vs. continental philosophy also form a significant portion of the podcast’s content.

The podcast also ventures into philosophical critiques of cultural products such as comic books, television shows, movies, and professional wrestling, offering insights into how these mediums intersect with and reflect philosophical ideas and societal norms.

Overall, "MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia" invites listeners into rich, in-depth discussions that engage with both timeless philosophical questions and current societal issues, aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of a variety of topics.


Episodes:
Episode Image Questioning the Practice of Grading in Schools (Robert Gressis & Kevin Currie-Knight)
2021-Feb-18
60 minutes
Episode Image Free Speech and Academic Freedom in 2020 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2021-Feb-10
60 minutes
Episode Image The Cultural Contradictions of Conservatism (Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight)
2021-Jan-04
60 minutes
Episode Image Is Philosophy of Religion Still Necessary? (Daniel Kaufman & Megan Fritts)
2020-Dec-23
60 minutes
Episode Image The Decline of Great Philosophers (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Gressis)
2020-Dec-21
60 minutes
Episode Image How to Make a Comic Book (Daniel Kaufman & Milton Lawson)
2020-Dec-14
60 minutes
Episode Image Justifying Our Beliefs (Daniel Kaufman & Joshua Rasmussen)
2020-Dec-09
60 minutes
Episode Image Lesser Evils (Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight)
2020-Nov-19
60 minutes
Episode Image Debating Standpoint Theory (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2020-Nov-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Who Is Entitled? (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Gressis)
2020-Oct-07
60 minutes
Episode Image The Microfoundations of Marxism (Robert Gressis & Jaime Edwards)
2020-Sep-22
60 minutes
Episode Image Persons, Minds, and Thingy Things (Daniel Kaufman & Joshua Rasmussen)
2020-Sep-15
60 minutes
Episode Image The Past and Future of Marvel Movies (Daniel Kaufman & Milton Lawson)
2020-Sep-03
60 minutes
Episode Image Prolegomena: Ontological Commitments (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2020-Aug-18
60 minutes
Episode Image The Lacanian Principle of Special Effects (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2020-Aug-10
60 minutes
Episode Image The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)
2020-Jul-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Prolegomena: What Are Persons? (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2020-Jul-13
60 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and Professional Wrestling (Robert Gressis & Douglas Edwards)
2020-Jul-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Objectivity and Realism (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2020-Jun-14
60 minutes
Episode Image To Boldly Go (Daniel Kaufman & Milton Lawson)
2020-Jun-05
60 minutes
Episode Image Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2020-May-20
60 minutes
Episode Image Gender Critical (Daniel Kaufman & Jesse Singal)
2020-May-11
60 minutes
Episode Image Epidemiological Modeling, Policy, and Covid-19 (Daniel Kaufman, Eric Winsberg, and John Symons)
2020-Apr-24
60 minutes
Episode Image Consciousness, Panpsychism, and Illusionism (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2020-Apr-10
60 minutes
Episode Image Overdoing Democracy (Daniel Kaufman & Robert B. Talisse)
2020-Mar-31
60 minutes
Episode Image Gender Trouble (Daniel Kaufman & Helen Joyce)
2020-Mar-07
60 minutes
Episode Image Is Pansexuality Obligatory? (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Gressis)
2020-Feb-24
60 minutes
Episode Image "Uncut Gems" and "Dolemite Is My Name" (Daniel Kaufman & Milton Lawson)
2020-Feb-18
60 minutes
Episode Image Debating Moral Realism (Daniel Kaufman & Spencer Case)
2020-Feb-08
60 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and the City (Daniel Kaufman & Joseph Biehl)
2019-Dec-28
60 minutes
Episode Image What Is Philosophy For? (Daniel Kaufman & Spencer Case)
2019-Dec-17
60 minutes
Episode Image Are Philosophers Experts? (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2019-Dec-05
60 minutes
Episode Image On Social Censorship (David Ottlinger & J.P. Messina)
2019-Nov-23
60 minutes
Episode Image The Problem with Everything (Daniel Kaufman & Meghan Daum)
2019-Nov-11
60 minutes
Episode Image Is Wittgenstein Overrated? (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2019-Oct-23
60 minutes
Episode Image Natural Kinds (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2019-Oct-01
60 minutes
Episode Image The Ethics of Boycotts (David Ottlinger & Carson Young)
2019-Sep-25
60 minutes
Episode Image Activism and Philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2019-Sep-16
60 minutes
Episode Image Postmodernism in Life and Literature (Daniel Kaufman & E. John Winner)
2019-Sep-03
60 minutes
Episode Image Western Philosophy as White Supremacism (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2019-Aug-09
60 minutes
Episode Image The Great Disintegration (Daniel Kaufman & Oliver Burkeman)
2019-Jul-25
60 minutes
Episode Image "Stranger Things" and Generation X (Daniel Kaufman & Milton Lawson)
2019-Jul-18
60 minutes
Episode Image Gender Noncomformity and Feminism (Daniel Kaufman & Jane Clare Jones)
2019-Jul-08
60 minutes
Episode Image Should the Humanities Strike? (Daniel Kaufman & Nathan Eckstrand)
2019-Jun-29
60 minutes
Episode Image Morality's Limit (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Gressis)
2019-Jun-18
60 minutes
Episode Image Is Philosophy OK? (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Gressis)
2019-May-30
60 minutes
Episode Image Realism, Anti-Realism and "Rabbity Moments" (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2019-May-07
60 minutes
Episode Image Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2019-Apr-11
60 minutes
Episode Image The Truth about "Truth" (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2019-Feb-12
60 minutes
Episode Image Identitarianism in Academic Philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & Oliver Traldi)
2019-Jan-19
60 minutes
Episode Image Is Punk Dead? (Daniel Kaufman & E. John Winner)
2018-Dec-31
60 minutes
Episode Image What Is Action? (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2018-Dec-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Gun Control and the Social Contract (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2018-Nov-09
60 minutes
Episode Image The Aesthetics of Politics (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2018-Sep-26
60 minutes
Episode Image On the Profession of Philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & Justin Weinberg)
2018-Aug-15
60 minutes
Episode Image Has Marxism lost its way? (Daniel Kaufman & Brian Leiter)
2018-Aug-01
60 minutes
Episode Image Ontology and Materialism (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2018-Jun-27
60 minutes
Episode Image Thoughts on Sex and Gender (Daniel Kaufman & Richard Thompson)
2018-May-24
60 minutes
Episode Image America's Children: Our Treasure, Our Target (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2018-Apr-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Why Michelangelo sucks (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2018-Mar-02
60 minutes
Episode Image Philistinism and philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens)
2018-Feb-23
60 minutes
Episode Image Eudaimonia, Stoicism, and "the good life" (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2018-Jan-05
60 minutes
Episode Image A Multicultural Manifesto (Daniel Kaufman & Bryan Van Norden)
2017-Dec-12
60 minutes
Episode Image What art is (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2017-Nov-01
60 minutes
Episode Image The scope of morality (Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens)
2017-Oct-10
60 minutes
Episode Image Does "the self" exist? (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Wright)
2017-Aug-01
60 minutes
Episode Image ENTANGLEMENTS, PART 2 (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2017-Jul-21
60 minutes
Episode Image Entanglements, Part 1 (Daniel Kaufman & Crispin Sartwell)
2017-Jul-16
60 minutes
Episode Image The Evolution of TV Shows (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2017-Jun-25
60 minutes
Episode Image “Purpose” in science & morality (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2017-Jun-06
60 minutes
Episode Image How to Be a Stoic (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2017-May-15
60 minutes
Episode Image Existentialism & Stoicism: compare & contrast (Daniel Kaufman, Massimo Pigliucci, & Skye Cleary)
2017-Apr-05
60 minutes
Episode Image The Scientific Image of Man (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2017-Mar-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Can evolution explain ethics? (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2017-Feb-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Classical Liberalism, Part 2 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2017-Jan-24
60 minutes
Episode Image Classical liberalism, part 1 (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2017-Jan-18
60 minutes
Episode Image Ancient vs. modern philosophy (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-Dec-06
60 minutes
Episode Image David Hume on reason and feelings (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Wright)
2016-Oct-31
60 minutes
Episode Image The Skepticism of David Hume (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Wright)
2016-Oct-24
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-Sep-19
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger)
2016-Aug-28
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-Aug-15
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-Jul-04
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-May-31
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-May-01
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens)
2016-Mar-25
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2016-Feb-13
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Robert Wright)
2016-Feb-12
60 minutes
Episode Image (Massimo Pigliucci & Daniel Fincke)
2016-Feb-02
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Barbara Block)
2016-Jan-11
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2015-Nov-28
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Leslie Baynes)
2015-Nov-17
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Daniel Tippens)
2015-Oct-31
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2015-Oct-03
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Glenn Loury)
2015-Sep-18
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2015-Aug-28
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Ian Ground)
2015-Aug-14
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2015-Aug-04
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2015-Jul-11
60 minutes
Episode Image (Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci)
2014-Nov-01
60 minutes