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Podcast Profile: For the Love of Sophia!

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113 episodes
2019 to present
Average episode: 52 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: A philosophy podcast made by two professors from NJ. An extension of the Public Philosophy Project -- a community-building and educational organization dedicated to spreading philosophical discussion beyond academia and into everyday life. For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject

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List Updated: 2024-Feb-21 13:08 UTC. Episodes: 113. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-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?
2024-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_.
2024-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.
2024-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?
2023-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?
2023-Nov-22 • 90 minutes
Ep. 107: What is Music? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on music: What exactly happens to someone when they create music? To what extent are particular members essential to a band's being? Are there examples of bands who kept or even increased in quality after member changes, or are changes always negative? Which version of a song is the actual song? Can music have an essence but also be tied to particular equipment usages? What is the ontology of cover songs? Are musical experiences ineffab...
2023-Nov-07 • 58 minutes
Ep. 106: What is Music? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin discussing a topic that is near and dear to their hearts -- music: What exactly is music in the first place? What relationship might it have with sounds, pauses, relations, and intention? How might Aristotle's 4 causes help us understand things? How does music get made? What level of consciousness does music-making happen within? What is the difference between writing music alone vs. with others? How can we know when music making is successful?
2023-Oct-26 • 51 minutes
Ep. 105: What is (Metaphysical) Idealism? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on metaphysical idealism, this time getting into the "stranger" post-Kantian version of it. They also give a sneak peak of their "disagreement" podcast conversation, which is available for Patreon subscribers.
2023-Oct-10 • 51 minutes
Ep. 104: What is (Metaphysical) Idealism? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin discussing the metaphysical position known as "idealism." What exactly are ideas and where do they come from? What is an object? Can we be sure that matter actually exists? Even further -- can we prove that matter logically _can't_ exist? How might God factor into this? Are monotheistic religions necessarily idealistic?
2023-Sep-26 • 57 minutes
Ep. 103: What is it like to Be an Octopus? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the qualia of octopi and how it may relate to human consciousness: When an octopus sees "its" arms below it, does it perceive them as being totally foreign things, or is there some loose sense of unity? Is our inability to draw definitive conclusions about consciousness a result of the limits of empirical/inductive inquiry, or is it more of an a priori/definitional issue? Does biological similarity between species necessarily result in c...
2023-Sep-12 • 57 minutes
Ep. 102: What is it Like to Be an Octopus? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of issues pertaining to human and animal consciousness raised by Godfrey-Smith's article, "On Being an Octopus." What do octopi have to do with consciousness? What are qualia? What would it be like to taste through your fingers, or to feel the world through your tongue>. How would having a "decentralized" nervous system alter the feeling of being conscious? If an octopus doesn't have a "self," can it even be considered one thing? Or is it more accu...
2023-Aug-15 • 73 minutes
Ep. 101: What is Love? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of love: What exactly happens to someone who is "in love?" Are humans meant to be in love? Is it possible to stop loving someone? What about a family member?
2023-Aug-01 • 90 minutes
Ep. 100: Audience Q & A
In this special 100th episode, Giuseppe and Anthony take some more questions from listeners. Questions range from epistemology, to aesthetics, to education, and more.
2023-Jul-18 • 68 minutes
Ep. 99: What is Love? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of general questions pertaining to this thing we call "love." Are there different types of love? Is there anything that binds the different types? What is the foundation of romantic relationships? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2023-Jul-06 • 52 minutes
Ep. 98: What is Friendship? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on friendship: Is friendship more than just a willingness to be friends? What ruins friendships? Can "friends with benefits" actually exist successfully? Can men and women really be friends? What different types of friendships exist? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2023-Jun-20 • 72 minutes
Ep. 97: What is Friendship? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions about the nature of friendship: Is friendship a subcategory of love, or vice-versa? What are the defining characteristics of friendship? Are there different kinds? Can parents and children be friends? Siblings? What role does power and balance play in all of this? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2023-Jun-06 • 73 minutes
Ep. 96: How Do We Understand Things? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on hermeneutic issues: What exactly happens to us when we engage with a text? What is the relationship between text, author, and understanding? What even is a 'text' in the first place? What is a symbol? Is there a distinction between symbols and other kind of representations? Is the relationship between symbols and reality truly arbitrary? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patr...
2023-May-23 • 63 minutes
Ep. 95: How Do We Understand Things? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of general questions pertaining to this thing we call "understanding": What exactly does it mean to understand something? What does it have to do with context and connections between things? What does is mean when someone says that they _don't_ understand something? How does it relate to hermeneutic vantage points and horizons? How does technology affect our capacity to understand anything? How does language and literacy factor into all of...
2023-May-09 • 73 minutes
Ep. 94: What is Artificial Intelligence? feat. ChatGPT (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of AI -- this time, focusing on the implications it has for ethics and political philosophy: What are the results of granting AI systems authority with regard to the issue of truth? How are digital representations of things different from the things themselves -- are they? If a thing produces real effects, should we consider that thing real? Is it possible to be friends with an AI -- or to be in an intimate relationship with ...
2023-Apr-25 • 52 minutes
Ep. 93: What is Artificial Intelligence? feat. ChatGPT (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of fundamental questions concerning the nature of AI with a little "help" from the source itself -- ChatGPT: How is artificial intelligence distinct from "organic" intelligence? What exactly can it do? What are its limitations? What does all of this mean for the future? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2023-Apr-11 • 43 minutes
Ep. 92: The Ethics of Violence (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on ethical questions surrounding the use of violence: Are there any situations where there is universal agreement about whether the use of violence is warranted? Can an action that violates rights nevertheless be considered morally justified? What is the difference between personal acts of violence and the acts of violence conducted by the State? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on P...
2023-Mar-28 • 47 minutes
Ep. 91: The Ethics of Violence (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss the nature of violence and its ethical implications: Is violence a strictly physical phenomena that pertains to the body, or can it go beyond that? What is the relationship between violence and violation? What does a violation of the mind look like? To what extent is our language steeped in metaphors pertaining to violence, and how -- if at all -- can we see through them? How can we differentiate between representations or suggestions of violence an...
2023-Mar-15 • 48 minutes
Ep. 90: The Theory of Forms (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on Plato's theory of forms: Are the forms just a metaphor for ideas and the activity of thinking? Or should the realm of forms be interpreted as a literal "place?" What is the allegory of the cave, and what are its metaphysical and epistemological implications? How exactly do numbers fit into all of this? What is the ontological status of mathematics? Is it more primary than, on par with, or secondary to pure logic? For questions or sug...
2023-Feb-28 • 54 minutes
Ep. 89: The Theory of Forms (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony delve into this thing commonly referred to as Plato's "Theory of Forms." In what sense is it supposed to be a theory of everything? How exactly does it account for the structure and origin of the universe? What does it have to do with the distinction between appearance and reality? How does the concept of imitation factor into this? What is a demiurge and how is it supposed to have created our realm?
2023-Feb-14 • 60 minutes
Ep. 88: What Is Human Nature? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about human nature: Can human nature be anything other than the mere having of a frontal lobe? To what extent can religiosity be considered part of human nature? How about morality? What is this whole "nature vs. nurture" debate anyway that everyone likes bringing up? Can Giuseppe and Anthony agree on any human universals?
2023-Jan-31 • 58 minutes
Ep. 87: What Is Human Nature? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the nature of this thing we call -- well, human nature. What exactly is it? What about nature in general? Are these things fixed? To what extent? Does human nature even actually exist as something other than a mere epistemological indicator? If it does, then what are the minimum criteria needed in order for something to be accurately considered "human?" What are the ethical and political consequences of these issues?
2023-Jan-19 • 71 minutes
Ep. 86: What Are Grades? (Part II)
What exactly is "un-grading," and what cases do people make for it? What problems are present in these arguments? Are there more moderate versions of the arguments that we should take into account? What are some common negative attitudes that students take towards grades? How do we approach trying to change these attitudes? And the end of the day -- what are grades?
2023-Jan-03 • 58 minutes
Ep. 85: What Are Grades? (Part I)
'Tis the season... grading season. In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss several philosophical questions underlying the grading process. What are grades? What exactly is it that's getting graded? How does the grading process differ between oral and written exams? To what extent is cumulative individual process relevant during the grading process? How can instructors differ completely with regard to how they grade? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. ...
2022-Dec-20 • 70 minutes
Ep. 84: Politics and War (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of politics, this time focusing on the concept of war: What exactly is war? Is war the most political thing, or the least political? Can politics exist without war? Is war the natural state of things? What is the relationship between war and consciousness? What is the telos of war? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected].
2022-Dec-08 • 63 minutes
Ep. 83: Politics and War (Part I)
What type of thing does politics deal with? What is the goal of politics? Is political philosophy a branch or ethics, or is ethics a branch of political philosophy? Can politics exist outside of the State? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected].
2022-Nov-22 • 68 minutes
Ep. 82: What is Technology? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on consciousness: What happens when our technological interface with the world becomes the world itself? What are the philosophical and psychological consequences of this shift? How does it affect conceptions of the self? How does it affect the embodied nature of consciousness? How does it affect interpersonal relationships? How does it affect childhood and child rearing? What political consequences ensue? For questions or suggestions ...
2022-Nov-08 • 60 minutes
Ep. 81: What is Technology? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to this thing we call "technology": Is technology a thing or a process? What is the relationship between technology and the Ancient Greek "techne?" What is the purpose of technology? How is technology distinct from art? What do tools and machinery have to do with all of this? What things even count as technological objects in the first place? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: PublicPhilProject@g...
2022-Oct-25 • 67 minutes
Ep. 80: What is Personhood? (Part II)
In this conversation, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on personal identity: Are idiosyncrasies part of what makes a person? Can changeable things be part of something's essence? What is the relationship between personhood and rights? What rights does personhood entail? At what point exactly do things cross the threshold into the category of "having personhood?" For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected].
2022-Oct-11 • 61 minutes
Ep. 79: What is Personhood? (Part I)
In this conversation, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of personal identity: What exactly is a person? How might "person" be distinct from "human?" Is a person defined by behavior, mental phenomena, both, or something else? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected].
2022-Sep-27 • 63 minutes
Ep. 78: On Learning and Teaching (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on learning and teaching, this time focusing on the latter half: Is teaching distinct from explanation? What is the connection between learning and danger? How does the role of a teacher differ from the role of a guide? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2022-Sep-13 • 59 minutes
Ep. 77: On Learning and Teaching (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of questions pertaining to the fundamental nature of learning: What exactly does it mean to learn something? Is human learning distinct from function-gaining in a computational sense? If so, how? How can we tell whether someone has actually learned something? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected].
2022-Aug-30 • 66 minutes
Ep. 76: What is Sensation? (Part II)
In this episode, Anthony and Giuseppe continue their conversation about sensation, this time starting by focusing on parosmia -- an abnormality in the sense of smell -- that Anthony now experiences chronically as a result of having COVID in the past. What exactly happened? What did things smell like before and after COVID? What scents changed the most? What do they smell like now? How do these changes affect memory and the experience of reality in general? Can there be equivalent changes with other se...
2022-Aug-16 • 60 minutes
Ep. 75: What is Sensation? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony strike up an impromptu conversation about sensation: What exactly is a sensation? How does each sense differ from one another? Are there more interesting distinctions beyond the "obvious" ones lurking in the background? How do the senses connect? Can the senses be arranged in a hierarchy of complexity? What does this mean? What universal truths about sensation might exist? How does all of this affect our epistemological and metaphysical framework? For questions ...
2022-Aug-03 • 45 minutes
Ep. 74: What is Memory? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the the nature of memory, this time focusing on the metaphysical side of things. Where do memories come from? Where are they stored? Where do they “take place” when we’re actively experiencing them? Are they physical things? Are memories necessarily internal to the subject? Or do they exist in external objects? Both? Is a memory not actively being remembered still a memory? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: PublicP...
2022-Jul-19 • 54 minutes
Ep. 73: What is Memory? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to memory: What exactly is it? How do past memories affect our perception of the present and future? To what extent can emotion be detached from memories? Does collective memory exist? What ethical issues surround these questions? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2022-Jul-05 • 65 minutes
Ep. 72: Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the divide between "analytic" and "continental" philosophy: How do analytic and continental philosophers see themselves in relation to the past? Why and how do continental philosophers play with language when expression their ideas? How can continental philosophy become more like idol worship and ideology? Why is continental philosophy more likely to veer off into relativism? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: PublicPhil...
2022-Jun-21 • 62 minutes
Ep. 71: Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the Analytic/Continental split within philosophy. Why do these different types of philosophers hate each other? When and why did the split happen? What kinds of problems did the analytics see within the history of philosophy that warranted a change? What goals should philosophy aim for? What does “progress” look like in philosophy? How should science and prepositional calculus fit into philosophy? What metaphysical and epistemological baggage does the ana...
2022-Jun-07 • 63 minutes
Ep. 70: What is a Paradox? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of paradoxes: If something can't emerge from nothing, then how is learning possible? Is "rareness" a necessary condition for paradoxes? What are we to think about so called time-travel paradoxes? What is the relationship between paradoxes and contradiction? Can paradoxes exist within originary presentation, or only in representation? Do paradoxes actually exist at all? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: Publi...
2022-May-24 • 57 minutes
Ep. 69: What is a Paradox? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of paradoxes: What exactly is a paradox? Are paradoxes a feature of reality itself, or only of the relationship between the mind and reality? If space can be divided infinitely, how is motion possible? At what point in a process exactly does something become something else? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphi...
2022-May-10 • 49 minutes
Ep. 68: What is Disagreement? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the concept of disagreement: What exactly is being disagreed upon when we have a disagreement? Is it possible to move beyond absolute difference? Can we ever access “the other,” or are we just monads necessarily in isolation? How does any of this stuff relate to our current — social media driven — epoch? To what extent do economic structures influence levels of disagreement? How can we reach agreement? For questions or suggestions fo...
2022-Apr-26 • 46 minutes
Ep. 67: What is Disagreement? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the nature of disagreement: What is the difference between agreement and disagreement? What types of disagreements are there? What is the difference between a disagreement and a verbal dispute? Is it correct to describe the social-political conflict that characterizes our time as a matter of disagreement? Or is it something else? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilo...
2022-Apr-12 • 45 minutes
Ep. 66: Are We Born With Innate Ideas? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of ideas: What is the difference between ideas and mental structures? What is the relationship between ideas and knowledge? What is the difference between knowledge and instinct? What are the best arguments for and against the existence of innate ideas? How might this conversation be related to the nature/nurture debate? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: w...
2022-Mar-29 • 48 minutes
Ep. 65: Are We Born With Innate Ideas? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin discussing a number of preliminary questions regarding the nature of ideas: What even is an idea in the first place? Where do they come from? How are they accessed? Do we prioritize certain kinds of ideas? What is the relationship between particulars and universals? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2022-Mar-15 • 43 minutes
Ep. 64: Control, Desire, and Attachment (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on Stoicism: What is the stoic way of achieving the Good life? What relationship should we have with nature? Is a life without pain worth it if it's also a life without pleasure? Are intense sensations intrinsically bad? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2022-Mar-01 • 39 minutes
Ep. 63: Control, Desire, and Attachment (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of concepts related to the philosophical movement known as "stoicism": What is the proper way of handling our emotions? What do we and don't we have control over? How can we act in accordance with nature? What is freedom? Is there overlap between the original cultural context in which Stoicism arose and our present epoch? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphi...
2022-Feb-15 • 59 minutes
Ep. 62: What is History? ft. Gene Nassar, Ph.D. (Part II)
In this conversation, Giuseppe, Anthony, and Gene continue their conversation on the nature of history: How can historians infer causality? What exactly makes history different from myth? How can we establish when an event "begins" and when it "ends?" Are there fundamental differences between philosophy and history that make conversations between the disciplines difficult if not impossible? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon...
2022-Feb-02 • 52 minutes
Ep. 61: What is History? ft. Gene Nasser, Ph.D. (Part I)
In this conversation, Giuseppe and Anthony sit down with Gene Nassar (a philosophy professor who also teaches high school history) to discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of history: What is history as a discipline? Is history the actual events that happened or narratives about the actual events that happened? How do philosophers and historians approach the past differently? To what extent is the history of something relevant to our understanding of it? Is history teleologi...
2022-Jan-18 • 67 minutes
Ep. 60: What is Property? (Part II)
In this video, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the nature of property: How might one's position with regard to the self affect one's position with regard to property? Is property an intrinsic part of conscious life, or is it a construct with pros and cons? Are some ways of being-with-property better than others? Is some kind of property necessary for the Good life? Should people have a legal right to some minimum amount of property? For questions or suggestions for future episodes:...
2022-Jan-04 • 57 minutes
Ep. 59: What is Property? (Part I)
In this video, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the fundamental nature of property: What does it mean to own something? How does one become an owner? Are there different types of property? What is theft? Is there such a thing as intellectual property? How are these things related to the self? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2021-Dec-21 • 111 minutes
Ep. 58: Holiday Special - What is a Holiday? ft. Claire Celi and Sal Mignano
In this episode, the gang's all here for a philosophical conversation about the concept of "holiday": What is a holiday? Are there different types of holidays? How is the experience of holidays different for children and adults? How might religious and non-religious attitudes towards holidays differ? What are our favorite holidays? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2021-Dec-07 • 50 minutes
Ep. 57: What is Philosophy? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their metaphilosophical conversation: How does actual philosophy differ from people's expectations about what philosophy is? How does the process of making a logical argument differ from merely reporting one's feelings? What exactly does philosophy do? How is philosophy different from other disciplines? What is the relationship that philosophy has with itself? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Pat...
2021-Nov-23 • 58 minutes
Ep. 56: What is Philosophy? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony tackle the question of all questions: What is Philosophy? In order to do this, a number of preliminary/adjacent questions are addressed: Why do people assume that a difficult question is an unanswerable one? Why do people gravitate towards quick and easy answers rather than comprehensive ones? Why do some people jump to the conclusion that there are no correct or definitive answers within philosophy? How does one "do" philosophy? Is philosophy anything other than a...
2021-Nov-09 • 56 minutes
Ep. 55: Language, Thought, and Reality (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their 100th year celebration of Wittgenstein's "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus." Questions addressed this time include: What does it mean to say that language is a "picture" of reality? What exactly is a contradiction? What is nonsense? What, by definition, cannot be spoken of? What is the role of a thinking subject in all of this? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/public...
2021-Oct-26 • 49 minutes
Ep. 54: Language, Thought, and Reality (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wittgenstein's "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" by discussing some of its central themes: Can all of reality be reduced to a set of less than 10 basic propositions? What exactly is "the world?" What is the relationship between language and thought? For questions or suggestions for future episodes: [email protected]. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject
2021-Oct-12 • 64 minutes
Ep. 53: What is Phenomenology? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the "sub-method" of philosophy known as phenomenology: What can descriptive analysis of basic experiences tell us about the fundamental structures of consciousness? What assumptions do we typically make but take for granted in everyday experience? Is phenomenology a kind of metaphysics, epistemology, both, or neither? What is the difference between "having an body" and "being embodied?" How is Heidegger's phenomenology of "Being" (wh...
2021-Sep-28 • 55 minutes
Ep. 52: What is Phenomenology? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of questions pertaining to the "sub-method" of philosophy known as phenomenology: How is phenomenology distinct from other types of philosophy? What is the relationship between phenomenology and psychology? What assumptions run in the "background" of our everyday experience? How can we drop these assumptions and move into a more phenomenological attitude? What are the most basic structures of consciousness? Why is the climate of academic phenomenol...
2021-Sep-14 • 58 minutes
Ep. 51: What is Propaganda? ft. Claire Celi, M.A. (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe, Anthony, and Claire continue their conversation on propaganda: Is the idea of a justice system intrinsically propagandistic? What propagandistic methods do social media companies use to push ideology? Is the techno-nihilism that characterizes our epoch the result of radical individualism, or its opposite? Is individualism different from id-ism? How do new systems of propaganda differ from the old systems of propaganda? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphil...
2021-Aug-31 • 67 minutes
Ep. 50: Audience Q & A
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony engage with questions asked by listeners. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Aug-17 • 47 minutes
Ep. 49: What is Propaganda? ft. Claire Celi, M.A. (Part I)
*DISCLAIMER: There are a number of audio issues with this episode. It is wholly listenable (and it was a fun one too), but expect to hear some trippy audio echoes throughout. In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony are joined by Claire Celi to discuss questions pertaining to propaganda: What is the difference between propaganda and non-propaganda? Does propaganda always have to be political in nature? And what is the relationship between propaganda and ideology? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon...
2021-Aug-03 • 58 minutes
Ep. 48: What is Beauty? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on the concept of beauty. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jul-20 • 56 minutes
Ep. 47: What is Beauty? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss some preliminary questions pertaining to beauty: What kinds of things are capable of being beautiful?; What is the relationship between beauty and "the Good?"; How do concepts like desire and limit relate to beauty? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jul-06 • 48 minutes
Ep. 46: What is Conversation? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their meta-conversation: Do certain kinds of relationships make conversation impossible? Can children have conversations with adults? Why can we talk about certain topics with some people but not others? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jun-22 • 45 minutes
Ep. 45: What is Conversation? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony embark on a meta-conversation: What does it mean to have a conversation? What makes conversations distinct from other communicative acts? Is bad conversation really just non-conversation? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jun-08 • 58 minutes
Ep. 44: Objectivity and Subjectivity (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on objectivity and subjectivity: What does it mean for something to be objective or subjective? Is pure objectivity or pure subjectivity even possible? What kind of metaphysical and epistemological baggage does each concept presuppose? Is there a better way to formulate this dichotomy? And more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-May-25 • 54 minutes
Ep. 43: Objectivity and Subjectivity (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of questions pertaining to objectivity and subjectivity: What does it mean for something to be objective or subjective? Is pure objectivity or pure subjectivity even possible? What kind of metaphysical and epistemological baggage does each concept presuppose? Is there a better way to formulate this dichotomy? And more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: publicphilproje...
2021-May-11 • 55 minutes
Ep. 42: Presocratic Metaphysics (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on concepts within Presocratic metaphysics -- including substance, change, number, and being. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Apr-27 • 50 minutes
Ep. 41: Presocratic Metaphysics (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss several metaphysical concepts associated with the Presocratics -- including substance, change, number, and being. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Apr-13 • 56 minutes
Ep. 40: What is Critical Thinking? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on fallacious thinking, the motivations behind it, and ways to avoid it. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Mar-30 • 52 minutes
Ep. 39: What is Critical Thinking? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss common fallacious patterns that inhibit the critical thinking process, as well as some adjacent issues. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Mar-16 • 50 minutes
Ep. 38: What is the Good Life? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their discussion on the qualities that seem necessary for "living well." Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Mar-02 • 46 minutes
Ep. 37: What is the Good Life? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss some of the qualities that seem necessary for "living well." Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Feb-16 • 47 minutes
Ep. 36: What is Intelligence? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on intelligence -- this time, focusing on its ethical and political implications. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Feb-02 • 43 minutes
Ep. 35: What is Intelligence? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to intelligence. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jan-19 • 46 minutes
Ep. 34: What is Death? ft. Sal Mignano, D.O. (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe, Anthony, and Pathologist Sal Mignano continue their discussion on death. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2021-Jan-05 • 39 minutes
Ep. 33: What is Death? ft. Sal Mignano, D.O. (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony are joined by D.O. Pathologist Sal Mignano for a discussion on the concept of death. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Dec-22 • 51 minutes
Ep. 32: What is Science? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about Science. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Dec-08 • 45 minutes
Ep. 31: What is Science? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to the enterprise commonly referred to as "Science." Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Nov-24 • 50 minutes
Ep. 30: Knowledge and Truth (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to the concepts of knowledge and truth. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Nov-10 • 34 minutes
Ep. 29: Knowledge and Truth (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to the concepts of knowledge and truth. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Oct-27 • 41 minutes
Ep. 28: What is Democracy? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on democracy and possible alternatives. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Oct-13 • 40 minutes
Ep. 27: What is Democracy? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to democracy. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Sep-29 • 47 minutes
Ep. 26: The Role of Work (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about the nature and value of work in human life. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Sep-15 • 43 minutes
Ep. 25: The Role of Work (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to the nature and value of work in human life. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Sep-01 • 41 minutes
Ep. 24: What is Education? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue on their discussion on education. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Aug-18 • 43 minutes
Ep. 23: What is Education? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to education. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Aug-04 • 41 minutes
Ep. 22: What is Language? ft. Claire Kelly, M.A. (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe, Anthony, and Claire continue their discussion on the nature and function of language. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jul-21 • 42 minutes
Ep. 21: What is Language? ft. Claire Kelly, M.A. (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony are joined by Claire Kelly to discuss several fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of language. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jul-07 • 42 minutes
Ep. 20: Freedom of Speech (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about freedom of speech. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jun-23 • 39 minutes
Ep. 19: Freedom Of Speech (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions concerning freedom of speech. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jun-09 • 45 minutes
Ep. 18: What is Time?
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to the concept of time. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-May-26 • 47 minutes
Ep. 17: What is Justice? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation on justice. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-May-12 • 40 minutes
Ep. 16: What is Justice? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to justice. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Apr-28 • 41 minutes
Ep. 15: Aesthetics (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their discussion on art and beauty. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Apr-14 • 38 minutes
Ep. 14: Aesthetics (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of fundamental questions pertaining to art and beauty. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Mar-31 • 41 minutes
Ep. 13: Existentialism (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their discussion on existentialism. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Mar-17 • 38 minutes
Ep. 12: Existentialism (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony begin to discuss a number of general ideas surrounding the philosophical "movement" often referred to as existentialism. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Mar-03 • 37 minutes
Ep. 11: Do We Have Free Will? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about free will. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Feb-18 • 34 minutes
Ep. 10: Do We Have Free Will? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general concepts within the free will debate. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Feb-04 • 63 minutes
Ep. 9: Ethics (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about ethics -- this time, touching upon several specific theories within the history of philosophy. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jan-21 • 46 minutes
Ep. 8: Ethics (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to morality. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2020-Jan-08
Holiday Hiatus Update
** New Episodes 1/21 ** Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Nov-26 • 35 minutes
Ep. 7: Perception and Reality (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about perception and reality. Topics include color vision, dreams, space, time, and much more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Nov-12 • 28 minutes
Ep. 6: Perception and Reality (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss the relationship between perception and reality. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Oct-29 • 27 minutes
Ep. 5: Is There a God? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about God. Topics include divinity, apophatic theology, St. Anselm's Ontological Argument, and much more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Oct-15 • 32 minutes
Ep. 4: Is There a God? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of questions pertaining to the issue of God -- including "Is it possible to rationally prove the existence of God?" and "What is the definition of 'God' in the first place?" Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Oct-01 • 19 minutes
Ep. 3: What is Consciousness? (Part III)
In the conclusion to their conversation about consciousness, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss phenomenal zombies, behaviorism in psychology, self-awareness, and much more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Sep-16 • 28 minutes
Ep. 2: What is Consciousness? (Part II)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony continue their conversation about consciousness. Topics include the relationship between consciousness and rights, the possible emergence of consciousness from physical matter, the scientific aversion to dualistic theories of mind, and much more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]
2019-Sep-01 • 33 minutes
Ep. 1: What is Consciousness? (Part I)
In this episode, Giuseppe and Anthony discuss a number of general questions pertaining to consciousness. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/publicphilosophyproject.... For questions or suggestions: [email protected]