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Podcast Profile: Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast

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56 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 78 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Philosophical excursions into interesting, and often controversial, topics. Hosted by Spencer Case.


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

➤ Philosophical discussions • Ethical debates • Controversial topics • Political beliefs • Social issues • Religious views • Moral philosophy • Epistemology • Technology's impact • Current events • Thought experiments

"Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast" navigates an array of philosophical topics, often delving into both widely debated and niche areas of the field. Hosted by Spencer Case, the podcast engages with a variety of subjects including metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion. The episodes often feature conversations with guest philosophers and experts who bring their own perspectives and insights to the discussion.

Recurring themes within the podcast include the nature of consciousness and self, the ethical implications of death and immortality, and critical perspectives on social and political ideologies like Marxism and socialism. The show takes a keen interest in contemporary and controversial subjects such as gun ownership ethics, affirmative action, and critical race theory, exploring them through a philosophical lens.

Listeners will also find explorations of social trust, political beliefs, and the impact of hyper-politicization on society. The podcast covers both abstract and practical aspects of morality, from the ethics surrounding genetic enhancement and open borders to the deep dive into the philosophy of law and the foundations of moral expertise. The intersection of technology and ethics is also a notable topic, with discussions addressing the darker sides of technological advancements and the philosophy of Bitcoin.

The episodes frequently touch on timely and poignant issues, such as the ethics of war, the liberal order, and cultural phenomena like "cancel culture." Historical and philosophical inquiries include analyses of liberalism, realism versus idealism in geopolitics, and the philosophical underpinnings of American patriotism and Western civilization.

"Micro-Digressions" aims to provide thoughtful and critical engagements with philosophical issues that are complex and multifaceted, making it a rich resource for those interested in the intersection of philosophy, current events, and enduring moral questions.


Episodes:
Episode Image Consciousness and the self
2024-Jun-18
84 minutes
Episode Image Death and Immortality (Thinking About Death Part 2)
2024-May-22
80 minutes
Episode Image Thinking about Marxism
2024-Apr-29
79 minutes
Episode Image Debating Israel/Palestine
2024-Mar-31
96 minutes
Episode Image Is it Ok to Own a Gun?
2024-Feb-24
74 minutes
Episode Image Thinking about Death, Part 1
2024-Jan-25
92 minutes
Episode Image Rant-a-Thon 2023
2023-Dec-20
134 minutes
Episode Image Political Beliefs (with Oliver Traldi)
2023-Nov-19
69 minutes
Episode Image Discriminating for the Greater Good Part 2: Law and Affirmative Action
2023-Oct-30
90 minutes
Episode Image Trust and the liberal order
2023-Sep-29
71 minutes
Episode Image Gender, Pronouns and Linguistic Negotiation
2023-Aug-07
80 minutes
Episode Image American Patriotism
2023-Jul-01
83 minutes
Episode Image Wokeness in Science: Critiquing a critique
2023-Jun-09
74 minutes
Episode Image Thought experiments (Special Brain in a Vat co-production)
2023-May-21
75 minutes
Episode Image Sikh Metaphysics and Ethics
2023-Apr-21
71 minutes
Episode Image Creating Future People
2023-Mar-30
97 minutes
Episode Image Unreasonable Doubt: Rejecting Skepticism
2023-Feb-25
93 minutes
Episode Image The Dark Side of Technology, Part 2
2023-Jan-28
70 minutes
Episode Image Rant-a-thon spectacular (2022)
2022-Dec-25
95 minutes
Episode Image Black Friday Special episode: Famine, Affluence and Morality, Part 2
2022-Dec-09
68 minutes
Episode Image Black Friday Special episode: Famine, Affluence and Morality, Part 1
2022-Dec-01
72 minutes
Episode Image Realism, idealism, and the War in Ukraine
2022-Oct-27
113 minutes
Episode Image Self-Contempt and the Decline of Civilizations
2022-Sep-17
77 minutes
Episode Image Parenting and Philosophy
2022-Aug-21
80 minutes
Is everything becoming political? (Remastered)
2022-Aug-03
64 minutes
Episode Image Let's talk about Socialism
2022-Jul-18
103 minutes
Episode Image The University Disaster
2022-Jun-11
86 minutes
Episode Image SPECIAL EPISODE: Moral Experts
2022-May-19
111 minutes
Episode Image The Problem of Induction and the Uniformity of Nature
2022-Apr-21
91 minutes
Episode Image Hypocrisy and Bad Intentions
2022-Mar-15
87 minutes
Episode Image Why Philosophy?
2022-Feb-20
80 minutes
Episode Image Killing in War
2022-Jan-26
91 minutes
Episode Image Should borders be open?
2022-Jan-01
105 minutes
Episode Image Beauty, Ugliness and Morality: Some moral quandaries of art
2021-Nov-30
97 minutes
Episode Image SPECIAL EPISODE: Debating abortion
2021-Nov-01
97 minutes
Episode Image The Dark Side of Morality
2021-Oct-13
65 minutes
Episode Image Discriminating for the greater good
2021-Sep-23
116 minutes
Episode Image Religious and atheistic experience
2021-Aug-31
73 minutes
Episode Image SPECIAL EPISODE: What's the Deal with Critical Race Theory?
2021-Jul-14
104 minutes
Episode Image The metaphysics of bitcoin
2021-Jun-14
74 minutes
Episode Image Dangerous ideas: an interview with Francesca Minerva
2021-Apr-28
55 minutes
Episode Image Some conflict, she says: An interview with Holly Lawford-Smith
2021-Apr-02
82 minutes
Episode Image What is knowledge (and who cares)?
2021-Mar-30
71 minutes
Episode Image Thinking about Disagreement
2021-Jan-26
88 minutes
Episode Image Conquering Anger and Fear
2020-Dec-26
66 minutes
Episode Image The Limits of Scientific Authority
2020-Oct-07
78 minutes
Episode Image Has liberalism failed?
2020-Sep-01
76 minutes
Episode Image The Virtue Illusion: Are you as good as you think you are?
2020-Aug-07
69 minutes
You're cancelled!
2020-Jul-19
65 minutes
Episode Image Philosophical Dispositions
2020-Jul-06
67 minutes
Episode Image What's the deal with relativism?
2020-Jun-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Compassion and Rationality: An interview with Jacy Reese Anthis
2020-May-20
61 minutes
Episode Image Is Everything Becoming Political?
2020-May-08
66 minutes
Episode Image Do you have a right to your opinion? Clifford, James and the ethics of belief
2020-Apr-21
58 minutes
Episode Image What good is free speech?
2020-Mar-29
63 minutes
Episode Image The dark side of technology
2020-Mar-25
54 minutes