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Podcast Profile: Patterson in Pursuit

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176 episodes
2016 to 2023
Median: 37 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Philosophy in the real world. Interviewing intellectuals across the globe. Grappling with the biggest ideas.
stevepatterson.substack.com


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

➤ Philosophy • AI • Mathematics • Religion • Ethics • Economics • Politics • Consciousness • Idealism • Objectivism • Critical thinking • Libertarianism • Postmodernism • Epistemology • Personal journeys

"Patterson in Pursuit" is a podcast that seeks to bring philosophy into the real world by conducting interviews with intellectuals around the globe. The show’s core themes revolve around grappling with profound and often complex ideas that span across various fields, including philosophy, mathematics, and social science. The podcaster, Steve Patterson, explores a wide array of topics with a particular focus on how philosophical concepts intersect with contemporary issues.

One recurring theme in this podcast is the exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for society. Several episodes delve into the potential changes AI could bring to culture, governance, and personal identity, as well as the philosophical underpinnings of AI itself. Another prominent subject is the nature of reality and consciousness. The podcast frequently questions the fundamental makeup of the universe, examining whether it consists solely of physical entities or includes abstract phenomena as well.

Discussions on religion, spirituality, and their interplay with personal identity appear often. The podcast addresses the dichotomy between spiritual truth and religious dogma and considers how individuals navigate their beliefs in a modern context. Additionally, there is significant engagement with the philosophy of mathematics, where episodes challenge orthodox mathematical concepts and debate their real-world applications and theoretical foundations.

Another significant area of focus is social and political philosophy. The podcast examines issues like the inevitability of ruling classes, free market principles, and the ethical considerations of contentious topics such as abortion and free will. The concept of critical thinking is also emphasized, with advice on maintaining a balanced perspective by "zooming in and out" to understand both the details and the broader context of various issues.

Overall, "Patterson in Pursuit" offers intellectually stimulating content that blends rigorous philosophical discourse with practical, real-world applications and contemporary concerns.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Objectivity of Structure Outside our Concepts [Narration]
2023-May-06
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 106 - Living with the Robots | Dr. RollerGator
2023-Apr-02
103 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 105 - The Philosophy of AI (pt 1) | Alexandros Marinos
2023-Mar-24
135 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 104 - "No Longer a Christian" | Isaac Deitz
2021-Nov-26
111 minutes
Episode Image Our Present Dark Age
2021-Jul-06
20 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 103 - "Mad at Mathematicians" | Isaac Morehouse
2021-Jan-21
48 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 102 - Scientific Progress and Intellectual Schelling Points | Dr. Geoff Anders
2020-Apr-19
110 minutes
Episode Image Critical Thinking | Zooming In and Zooming Out
2020-Mar-31
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 101- Is a Ruling Class Inevitable? | Samo Burja
2020-Mar-08
79 minutes
Episode Image Coming Around to Platonism
2020-Jan-10
26 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 100 - Trying to Solve Philosophy | Patterson in Pursuit
2019-Nov-19
45 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 99 - Non-Rationality and Psychedelics | Dr. Bernardo Kastrup
2019-Sep-08
62 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 98 - "A Consciousness-Only Ontology" | Dr. Bernardo Kastrup
2019-Sep-01
99 minutes
Episode Image Understanding God as Nature or the Universe
2019-Aug-22
26 minutes
Episode Image Solving the Interaction Problem
2019-Aug-02
25 minutes
Episode Image There Are No Objective Definitions
2019-May-19
15 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 97 - Math Heresy: Ultrafinitism | Dr. Doron Zeilberger
2019-Apr-21
57 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 96 - Truth and Postmodernism | Breakdown of Thaddeus Russell Interview
2019-Apr-07
105 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 95 - The Highest IQ in America | Christopher Langan
2019-Mar-24
71 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 94 - A Satoshi Nakamoto Story | Phil "Scronty" Wilson
2018-Sep-02
434 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 93 - Abortion, Natural Rights, and Evictionism | Dr. Walter Block
2018-Jun-28
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 92 - 6 Years of Mystery Illness: When Western Medicine Fails
2018-Jun-17
117 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 91 - Tom Woods on Catholicism, Papal Authority, and Intellectual Entrepreneurship | Dr. Thomas Woods
2018-Jun-10
68 minutes
Episode Image The Abuse of Apriorism in Economics
2018-May-31
21 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 90 - The Overwhelming Beauty of Free Markets | Jeffrey Tucker
2018-May-27
52 minutes
Episode Image Does Free Will Even Make Sense?
2018-May-24
18 minutes
Episode Image The Crucifixion: A Unification of Love and Hate
2018-May-17
7 minutes
Episode Image How the Rubik's Cube Solves Any Paradox
2018-May-13
13 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 89 - Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? | Dr. Andrew Brenner
2018-May-06
54 minutes
Episode Image Defending Zeno's Paradox
2018-May-03
14 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 88 - Watch Out for Bitcoin Cash | Ryan X. Charles
2018-Apr-29
91 minutes
Episode Image How Progressives Can Fix the Economy
2018-Apr-26
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 87 - Race and Colorblindness: Part II | T.K. Coleman
2018-Apr-22
121 minutes
Episode Image Gay Marriage and the Absurdity of Courts
2018-Apr-19
13 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 86 - Race and Colorblindness: Part I | TK Coleman
2018-Apr-16
105 minutes
Episode Image The Profundity of Poker
2018-Apr-08
13 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 85 - College Isn't for Education | Dr. Bryan Caplan
2018-Apr-02
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 84 - When Logic Met Math | Dr. Graham Priest
2018-Mar-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 83 - Logic, Contradictions, and the Liar Paradox | Dr. Graham Priest
2018-Mar-18
82 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 82 - Do Entities Exist? | Breakdown of Chalmers Interview
2018-Mar-11
30 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 81 - The Ethics of Eating Meat | Dr. Mike Huemer
2018-Mar-04
67 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 80 - A Debate about Truth and Postmodernism | Thaddeus Russell
2018-Feb-25
70 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 79 - Postmodernism, Marxism, Love, and Religion | Thaddeus Russell
2018-Feb-18
63 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 78 - The Case for Idealism | Dr. Bernardo Kastrup
2018-Feb-11
59 minutes
Episode Image Time for Writing and Health
2017-Oct-08
4 minutes
Episode Image The Puzzle of Awareness
2017-Oct-05
5 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 77 - Why I Support Catalonia's Secession
2017-Oct-01
24 minutes
Episode Image Don't Fight for Objective Definitions
2017-Sep-28
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 76 - Metaphysical Questions, Objectivist Answers | Dr. David Kelley
2017-Sep-24
57 minutes
Episode Image The Fashionable Thinkers
2017-Sep-21
14 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 75 - Do We Perceive Reality? | Dr. Donald Hoffman
2017-Sep-17
66 minutes
Episode Image How to Deal with Alien Abductions and Bigfoot Sightings
2017-Sep-14
9 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 74 - Race and American Politics | T.K. Coleman
2017-Sep-10
79 minutes
Episode Image Unifying the Plural into the Simple
2017-Sep-07
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 73 - Race, Culture, and Judgments | T.K. Coleman
2017-Sep-03
90 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 72 - The Real Story Behind Bitcoin Cash | Ryan X. Charles
2017-Aug-27
60 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 71 - Meditation and the Absence of Self | Oren J. Sofer
2017-Aug-20
63 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 70 - Should Feminism and Philosophy Mix? | Interview Breakdown
2017-Aug-14
86 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 69 - Hegel and Paradox | Dr. Donald Verene
2017-Aug-06
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 68 - Corruption in the Silk Road Case | Lyn Ulbricht
2017-Jul-30
50 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 67 - Catholicism, the Church, and Faith | Fr. Oscar Martin
2017-Jul-23
61 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 66 - Ethics, Capitalism, the Meaning of Life, and Social Justice | Dr. Patrick Byrne
2017-Jul-16
38 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 65 - "Ultra Spiritual" or "Actually Spiritual"? | JP Sears
2017-Jul-10
56 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 64 - Science, Peer Review, and Academic B******t | Brian Earp
2017-Jul-02
70 minutes
Episode Image Can Drugs Lead to Truth?
2017-Jun-29
13 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 63 - The Limits of the Non-Aggression Principle | Interview Breakdown
2017-Jun-25
30 minutes
Episode Image Language is Inherently Ambiguous
2017-Jun-22
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 62 - Bitcoin, OpenBazaar, and Political Power | Sam Patterson
2017-Jun-17
53 minutes
Episode Image Is Space Mental?
2017-Jun-15
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 61 - Ayn Rand's Objectivism | Dr. David Kelley
2017-Jun-11
64 minutes
Episode Image You Live in Your Mind
2017-Jun-08
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 60 - Dialogue with a Buddhist Monk | Phra Maha Chanomkorn Prakai
2017-Jun-04
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 59 - Can You Approach Infinity? | Dr. Michael Huemer
2017-May-28
80 minutes
Episode Image Is the World Blurry? | The Modernist Fallacy
2017-May-26
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 58 - The Psychology of Postmodernism | Dr. Stephen Hicks
2017-May-20
58 minutes
Episode Image Tai Chi Meets Reality
2017-May-18
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 57 - Are Some Objects Mind-Dependent? | Interview Breakdown
2017-May-15
52 minutes
Episode Image Puerto Rico Has Gone Bankrupt
2017-May-12
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 56 - Zen Buddhism | Keiho Nishigaki
2017-May-09
33 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 55 - Are Science and Religion Incompatible? | Dr. Peter Harrison
2017-Apr-30
55 minutes
Episode Image Data versus Anecdotes: From Ghosts to Levaquin
2017-Apr-28
19 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 54 - Psychedelic Experience: Ayahuasca | The World Wanderers
2017-Apr-23
113 minutes
Episode Image The Social Hierarchy
2017-Apr-20
10 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 53 - One Year, 10 Countries | What I've Learned
2017-Apr-15
42 minutes
Episode Image People Love Hierarchy
2017-Apr-13
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 52 - Are Some Infinities Bigger Than Others? | Dr. Toby Meadows
2017-Apr-09
65 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 51 - Feminist Philosophy | Dr. Michelle Boulous-Walker
2017-Apr-02
66 minutes
Episode Image The Metaphysics of Fiction
2017-Mar-31
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 50 - Argumentation Ethics | Stephan Kinsella
2017-Mar-26
87 minutes
Episode Image Experts and Incompetence
2017-Mar-24
23 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 49 - Is Consciousness "Emergent"? | Dr. David Braddon-Mitchell
2017-Mar-18
53 minutes
Episode Image My Experience with Christian Evangelicalism
2017-Mar-16
24 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 48 - Skepticism of Infinity in Mathematics | Dr. Norman Wildberger
2017-Mar-12
51 minutes
Episode Image Infinite Things Do Not Exist
2017-Mar-09
14 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 47 - Problems with Paraconsistent Logic | Interview Breakdown
2017-Mar-05
58 minutes
Episode Image 3 Steps for Changing a Paradigm
2017-Mar-03
5 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 46 - Buddhism and Boundaries | Interview Breakdown
2017-Feb-26
36 minutes
Episode Image A Requirement for True Love
2017-Feb-24
14 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 45 - Infinite Sets: Understanding the Basics | Dr. Gareth
2017-Feb-19
54 minutes
Episode Image Charlie Hebdo as an Excuse to Take Selfies
2017-Feb-16
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 44 - SJWs, the Left, and Academia | Dr. Jamie Whyte
2017-Feb-12
48 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 43 - Indigenous Beliefs of New Zealand | Dr. Hirini Kaa
2017-Feb-05
67 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 42 - Truth and Paraconsistent Logic
2017-Jan-29
69 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 41 - Race Relations, Part II | T.K. Coleman
2017-Jan-26
94 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 40 - Race Relations | T.K. Coleman
2017-Jan-22
81 minutes
Episode Image Why I Am Not a Physicalist
2017-Jan-19
22 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 39 - Theism without the OmniGod | Dr. John Bishop
2017-Jan-15
74 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 38 - The Post-Truth Era | Dr. Robert Nola
2017-Jan-08
52 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 37 - Free Will, Causality, and Pluralism | Dr. Mario De Caro
2017-Jan-01
48 minutes
Episode Image The Bittersweet Paradox
2016-Dec-29
11 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 36 - Christmas Breakdown | Scrooge Edition
2016-Dec-26
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 35 - Legalizing All Drugs | Dr. Jeffrey Miron
2016-Dec-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 34 - The Foundations of Knowledge
2016-Dec-11
22 minutes
Episode Image Is It Honorable To Be In The Military?
2016-Dec-08
19 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 33 - Do Mathematical Objects Exist? | Dr. Jody Azzouni
2016-Dec-04
58 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 32 - Minds, Machines, and Souls | Interview Breakdown
2016-Nov-28
42 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 31 - Religious Experience | Isaac Morehouse
2016-Nov-20
52 minutes
Episode Image The Case for Cultural Appropriation
2016-Nov-17
13 minutes
Episode Image Thank Goodness for Price Gougers
2016-Nov-10
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 30 - Buddhism, the Self, and Boundaries | Dr. Janet Gyatso
2016-Nov-06
33 minutes
Episode Image Gender, Sex, and Language
2016-Nov-03
15 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 29 - Trump and Conservatism | Dr. Harvey Mansfield
2016-Oct-30
51 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 28 - Questions for a Christian Theologian | Dr. Ian McFarland
2016-Oct-23
55 minutes
Episode Image All is One: The Logical Case for Mysticism
2016-Oct-20
9 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 27 - Intellectual Optimism | T.K. Coleman
2016-Oct-16
62 minutes
Episode Image Reparations for Slavery
2016-Oct-13
12 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 26 - Why I'm Not in Academia
2016-Oct-09
36 minutes
Episode Image Steak and Certainty
2016-Oct-06
4 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 25 - Artificial Intelligence and Minds | Dr. Bram van Heuveln
2016-Oct-02
47 minutes
Episode Image Karma or Coincidence?
2016-Sep-29
9 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 24 - John Searle and Dualism | Interview Breakdown
2016-Sep-25
34 minutes
Episode Image What is Religiosity?
2016-Sep-22
11 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 23 - Postmodernism | Dr. Stephen Hicks
2016-Sep-18
52 minutes
Episode Image Economic Reality Comes Before Social Justice
2016-Sep-14
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 22 - Understanding Infinity | Dr. Daniel Isaacson
2016-Sep-11
46 minutes
Episode Image An Objective Standard for Sanity
2016-Sep-08
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 21 - Biological Naturalism | Dr. John Searle
2016-Sep-04
30 minutes
Episode Image The Continuum Problem
2016-Sep-01
9 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 20 - Democracy to Anarchism | Interview Breakdown
2016-Aug-28
49 minutes
Episode Image Logic is Not a Convention
2016-Aug-24
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 19 - Three Basic Concepts in Economics | Dr. Donald Boudreaux
2016-Aug-22
54 minutes
Episode Image Hiding Behind Abstractions
2016-Aug-22
9 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 18 - Democracy, More or Less | Dr. Bruce Cain
2016-Aug-14
65 minutes
Episode Image Faith and Reason
2016-Aug-10
12 minutes
Episode Image Physicalism and Spirituality
2016-Aug-03
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 17 - Oxford Analysis | Interview Breakdown
2016-Jul-31
37 minutes
Episode Image Tautologies Must Not Be Dismissed
2016-Jul-28
10 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 16 - What is Logic? | Dr. Timothy Williamson
2016-Jul-24
66 minutes
Episode Image The Paradox of Buridan's Ass
2016-Jul-19
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 15 - Anarchist Intuition | Libertarian Political Philosophy
2016-Jul-17
28 minutes
Episode Image Resolving the Liar's Paradox
2016-Jul-14
6 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 14 - Understanding Quantum Physics | Dr. Simon Saunders
2016-Jul-11
71 minutes
Episode Image Everything is Grounded in Logic
2016-Jul-06
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 13 - Austrian Economics: Deduction, Logic, and Theory | Dr. Peter Boettke
2016-Jul-03
63 minutes
Episode Image Can You Judge Intelligence by Beliefs?
2016-Jun-29
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 12 - Brexit!
2016-Jun-26
26 minutes
Episode Image From Conservative to Anarchist
2016-Jun-22
14 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 11 - Contradictions at Columbia | Interview Breakdown
2016-Jun-19
44 minutes
Episode Image The Logic of Nothing
2016-Jun-15
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 10 - Christian Beliefs, Experiences | Dr. Bob Murphy
2016-Jun-12
51 minutes
Episode Image Assume Everybody is Wrong
2016-Jun-08
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 9 - Logic, Contradictions, and Dialetheism | Dr. Justin Clarke-Doane
2016-Jun-05
87 minutes
Episode Image Does the Mind Have Access to Objective Truth?
2016-Jun-01
8 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 8 - Completed Infinities: Possible or Not? | Dr. Gary McGuire
2016-May-29
44 minutes
Episode Image Against "Doing the Right Thing"
2016-May-25
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 7 - Egoism, Religion, Ayn Rand | Michael Malice
2016-May-22
56 minutes
Episode Image Chairs Do Not Exist
2016-May-18
17 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 6 - Interview Breakdown: Pragmatism, Objective Truth, and Anarchism
2016-May-15
36 minutes
Episode Image Democracy Fail: Trump versus Sanders
2016-May-11
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 5 - American Pragmatism | Dr. John Stuhr
2016-May-08
74 minutes
Episode Image The Sliding Scale of Certainty
2016-May-04
5 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 4 - Irrational Voters, Law without Government, and the Case Against Education | Dr. Bryan Caplan
2016-May-01
37 minutes
Episode Image The Death of Skepticism
2016-Apr-26
7 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 3 - Consciousness and Subjectivity | Dr. Emrys Westacott
2016-Apr-21
36 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 2 - Is There Objective Truth? | Dr. Emrys Westacott
2016-Apr-21
33 minutes
Episode Image Ep. 1 - Introduction
2016-Apr-20
4 minutes