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Podcast Profile: Parker's Pensées

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211 episodes
2020 to present
Average episode: 75 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Exploring the deepest ideas in philosophy, theology, nature, and life with the experts. I love thinking about cool stuff, so come think with me! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-04 12:36 UTC. Episodes: 211. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Dec-01 • 81 minutes
Ep. 208 - The Nature of Rights and the Right to Bear Arms w/Dr. Michael Huemer
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined for the 5th time by philosopher Michael Huemer. This time we discuss the nature of human rights, how we know about them, and then go in depth on the nature of the right to bear arms.  | check out Dr. Huemer's substack article on the topic here: https://fakenous.substack.com/p/is-there-a-right-to-own-a-gun... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensée...
2022-Nov-27 • 85 minutes
Ep. 207 - Arguments for Internalism in Epistemology w/Dr. Tim McGrew
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by philosopher Tim McGrew to discuss his co-authored book, with his wife Lydia, Internalism and Epistemology: the Architecture of Reason.  | Check out Dr. McGrew's historical apologetics website here:  | https://historicalapologetics.org/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them i...
2022-Nov-14 • 63 minutes
Ep. 206 - What is Wisdom and How Do We Get it? | w/Dr. C. Stephen Evans
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by philosopher C. Stephen Evans to discuss the definition of wisdom, why contemporary philosophy doesn't talk about it, and how we might go about getting wisdom today. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreo...
2022-Nov-09 • 65 minutes
Ep. 205 - A Reformed Doctrine of the Trinity w/Dr. Lane Tipton
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Lane Tipton to discuss his new book, The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til. We Discuss the doctrine of the Trinity in general, Van Til's understanding of the Trinity, Dutch Reformed thelogy, Old Princeton, and more. We also get into Calvin's doctrine of Autotheos and Van Til's understanding of perichoresis. If you don't know those words, no worries, all will be explained!  | Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn...
2022-Nov-07 • 68 minutes
Ep. 204 - The Two Greatest Philosophical Ideas!! w/Dr. Linda Zagzebski
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Linda Zagzebski, this time to discuss her new book, The Two Greatest Ideas: How Our Grasp of the Universe and Our Minds Changed Everything. Check the chapters below to see what we covered and make sure you subscribe to my substack (for free) to enter the drawing to win a copy of her book! | https://parknotes.substack.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $...
2022-Nov-01 • 103 minutes
Ep. 203 - Affective Reasons and Knowledge of God w/Dr. Tim Pickavance
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Tim Pickavance to discuss his new book, Knowledge for the Love of God. We also spend a good amount of the episode discussing affective reason and what role emotions play in epistemology.  | Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3R7s1nJ | Find more from Tim here: https://philpeople.org/profiles/timothy-pickavance ... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount hel...
2022-Oct-17 • 68 minutes
Ep. 202 - Find Wisdom Every Single Day w/Samuel Henry (Daily Wisdom Texts)
Parker's Pensées is partnering with Daily Wisdom Texts to bring you some of my favorite wisdom quotes and proverbs each and every day, right to your phone. Check out the link below to start a 30 day trial and check out some of my favorites:  | https://www.dailywisdomtexts.com/parkers_pensees/... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead ...
2022-Oct-13 • 54 minutes
EP. 201 - Jesus and the God of Classical Theism w/Dr. Steven Duby
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Steven Duby to discuss his new book, Jesus and the God of Classical Theism. We discuss the relation between philosophy and theology, the role of mystery in theology, specific classical doctrines like aseity, eternity, simplicity and more. We also discuss the definitions of person, substance, subsistence, and essence. We then finish by discussing how to make sense of the hypostatic union of the Son in light of the doctrines of classical theis...
2022-Oct-10 • 83 minutes
Ep. 200 - Souping up Descartes's argument for the Soul | w/Richard Swinburne
In this live episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Richard Swinburne to go over his souped up version of Descartes's argument for the soul from his book Are We Bodies or Souls?  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/p...
2022-Oct-07 • 82 minutes
Ep. 199 - God is the Author of Reality & You're One of His Characters w/Dr. Kenny Pearce
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Kenny Pearce to discuss his work on the authorial analogy for the God-world relation, that is, that God relates to the world in an analogous fashion to that of an author and his/her novel.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check...
2022-Oct-05 • 73 minutes
Ep. 198 - Public Philosophy & Philip K. Dick w/Dr. Gregory B. Sadler
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Gregory B. Sadler to discuss public philosophy and Philip K. Dick. We get into definitions of philosophy, who counts as a philosopher, was PKD a philosopher, the role of philosophy of religion and much more.  | Check out more from Dr. Sadler here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GregoryBSadler | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and ...
2022-Oct-04 • 57 minutes
Ep. 197 - Learn Philosophy Through Philosophy of Religion w/Dr. Paul Herrick
In the episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Paul Herrick to discuss his new book, Philosophy, Reasoned Belief, and Faith. It's an into to philosophy text that's likewise a cumulative case for belief in God and it's great!  | Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3QfHNfg | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I reco...
2022-Sep-26 • 41 minutes
Ep. 196 - Not All Roads Lead to Gold w/ 2x Olympian Jim Gruenwald
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by my friend Jim Gruenwald to discuss lessons he learned from a lifetime of wrestling, many of which he covers in his new book, Not All Roads Lead to Gold.  | Grab the book here: https://notallroadsleadtogold.com/  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for th...
2022-Sep-21 • 122 minutes
Ep. 195 - What Can Consciousness Tell Us About Fundamental Reality? w/ Dr. Josh Rasmussen
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Josh Rasmussen to discuss his forthcoming book "Who Are You Really?: A Philosopher's Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Persons".  | Check out more from Josh here: https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldviewDesignChannel ... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waitin...
2022-Sep-19 • 73 minutes
Ep. 194 - Herman Bavinck and Philosopher-Theologians w/Dr. Greg Parker
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Greg Parker to discuss his new translations of Herman Bavinck's theological works, What is Christianity? and Guidebook for Instruction in the Christian Religion. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patre...
2022-Sep-12 • 54 minutes
Ep. 193 - Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence w/Dr. Susan Schneider
In this episode of the Parker's Pensees Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Susan Schneider to discuss her book Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind.  | Find more from Dr. Schneider here: https://schneiderwebsite.com/index.html ... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: ...
2022-Sep-01 • 75 minutes
Ep. 192b - The Metaphysics of Artificial Intelligent Souls w/Dr. Kenny Boyce
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, we continue our exploration of substance dualism and artificial intelligence. Dr. Kenny Boyce argues that strong artificial intelligence and/or artificial general intelligence is actually much more plausible given substance dualism than on other views of the mind. | Find more from Kenny Boyce here: https://kennethboyce.wordpress.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parke...
2022-Aug-31 • 86 minutes
Ep. 192a - Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence w/Dr. Brian Cutter
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Brian Cutter to discuss whether or not robots can have souls, especially given substance dualism.  | Check out more from Dr. Cutter here: https://philosophy.nd.edu/people/faculty/brian-cutter/... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date....
2022-Aug-28 • 123 minutes
Ep. 191 - Masculine Souls, Embodied Desks, & Other Questions for Substance D w/Dr. Tomas Bogardus
Dr. Tomas Bogardus is coming on to discuss his dissertation, and Epistemological Approach to the Mind-Body problem and then get into all sorts of questions about the mind/soul/intellect/etc. Join us to ask your questions live! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreon...
2022-Aug-16 • 89 minutes
Ep. 190 - Can the Simulation Hypothesis Makes Sense of Evil and Minds? w/Dr. Dustin Crummett
In this livestream, Dr. Dustin Crummett and I discuss his paper on the Simulation solution to the problem of natural evils as well as getting into his argument for God from psychophysical harmony and discussing its implications for the simulation hypothesis. | Find more from Dustin here: http://dustincrummett.com/  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I ...
2022-Aug-07 • 30 minutes
Academic Philosophy vs. Public Philosophy? | w/Joe Schmid [Bonus Episode]
In this bonus episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined again by philosopher Joe Schmid. This time we talk about what it means to be a philosopher, who gets to call themself a philosopher, why the continental philosophers are winning in the public sphere, and what analytic philosophers can do to get themselves out there.  | watch my previous episode with Joe on the books that helped us learn philosophy:  | https://youtu.be/vGiYRsefd24 | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreo...
2022-Aug-01 • 78 minutes
Ep. 189 - Sortals, Identity, & the Ship of Theseus w/Dr. Justin Mooney
What is a 'sortal' in philosophy? What about a phase sortal or a substance sortal? Dr. Justin Mooney came on the podcast to school me on sortals, identity over time, and the ship of Theseus.  | See more from Justin here: https://www.justinmooney.net/  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check...
2022-Jul-28 • 103 minutes
Ep. 188 - Aristotelian Animalism and Immortal Souls w/Dr. Christopher Tomaszewski
Are human beings animals? Do we have immortal souls? Can we survive the death of our bodies? In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Christopher Tomaszewski to discuss his dissertation, Mortal Persons and Their Immaterial Souls, wherein he argues for a corruptionist take on Aristotelian Animalism, i.e., we are a hylemorphic unity of form and matter, called the human animal, but our form, or soul, survives the death of the body, though 'we' do not, since 'we' are the unity of our s...
2022-Jul-26 • 113 minutes
Ep. 187 - Natural Theology: Misconceptions & New Developments w/ Dr. Chad McIntosh
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Chad McIntosh to discuss his two new papers on recent work on traditional arguments for theism. We'll be looking at the nature of natural theology, it's aims, limitations, and common misconceptions.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for thei...
2022-Jul-25 • 105 minutes
Ep. 186 - Philosophy Books That Actually Helped Us Philosophize w/Joe Schmid
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées podcast, Joe Schmid came back on to discuss the books that helped us learn how to do philosophy and that first got us interested in philosophy. We discuss our favorites in the history of philosophy, philosophy in general, phil of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, phil mind, free will, phil language, political philosophy, value theory, and logic. Sure we may have over looked some others.  | find more from Joe here: https://www.josephschmid.com/ | If you like th...
2022-Jul-20 • 75 minutes
Ep. 185 - Do We Need Christian Public Intellectuals? w/ Esther O'Reilly (Bethel McGrew) and Paul Vander Klay
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined in-person by Bethel McGrew (Esther O'Reilly) and Paul Vander Klay to discuss the role of the Christian public intellectual and whether or not we need more Christians in the public arena wrestling with ideas.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release...
2022-Jul-18 • 55 minutes
Ep. 184 - Knowledge Arguments, Leibniz's Mill, and Intentionality w/Dr. Tim Crane
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Tim Crane (legendary philosopher) to discuss several of his papers. We discuss Dr. Frank Jackson's knowledge argument and what it really proves, Leibniz's Mill argument and the explanatory gap, and theories of mental content and intentionality.  | Find Dr. Crane's papers here: http://www.timcrane.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensée...
2022-Jul-11 • 126 minutes
Ep. 183 - Do Souls Exist? | Mike Huemer vs. Graham Oppy
Dr. Mike Huemer is an agnostic and a world class philosopher. Yet he argues that we have immaterial, immortal souls. Dr. Graham Oppy is an atheist and also a world class philosopher. He argues that we do not have immaterial, immortal souls. We're gonna talk about it. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date....
2022-Jul-07 • 86 minutes
Ep. 182 - Phenomenology, Husserl, and Intentionality w/Dr. Walter Hopp
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Boston University philosopher, Walter Hopp to discuss his book Phenomenology: A Contemporary Introduction. We get into consciousness, concepts, intentionality, and more.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  | &...
2022-Jul-05 • 87 minutes
Ep. 181 - The Theology of Robots w/Dr. Joshua K. Smith
Robots are here. Theologians need to be thinking through the theological implications of robots. Dr. Joshua K. Smith has been thinking about robot theology and comes on the podcast to help me think through some of the implications.  | Check out more from Josh here: https://www.joshuaksmith.org/  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them ins...
2022-Jul-03 • 61 minutes
Ep. 180 - Atheist Frenchman turned Christian Philosopher (still French though) w/Dr. Guillaume Bignon
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Guillaume Bignon to discuss his new book Confessions of A French Atheist: How God Hijacked My Quest to Disprove the Christian Faith. We get into lots of his testimony from atheism to a staunch Calvinist Christianity.    | Grab the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-French-Atheist-Hijacked-Christian/dp/14964430... |  If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amoun...
2022-Jun-28 • 93 minutes
Ep. 179 - Why Cosmopsychism Could Be a Threat to Theism w/Dr. Philip Goff
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Philip Goff to discuss panpsychism, cosmopsychism, and theism. We cover some of Goff's academic papers wherein he argues that an agentive cosmopsychism could account for the fine tuning of the universe just as well as theism can but that it's simpler than theism and hence should be preferred. We also discuss how a panpsychism might account for. the laws of logic and other abstracta and the meaning of life on panpsychism.  | Check out mo...
2022-Jun-24 • 102 minutes
Ep. 178 - Trope Theory, God's Providence, and NFTs w/Dr. Robert Garcia
What do philosophers mean by tropes? What about properties? And what's an NFT? Philosopher, Dr. Robert Garcia, joins me to answer these questions and more in this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast.   | Find more from Dr. Garcia here: http://www.robertkgarcia.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their releas...
2022-Jun-22 • 48 minutes
Ep. 177 - What is 'Biblical Theology' and How Does It Work? w/Dr. GK Beale
What is Biblical Theology? How does it differ from systematic theology, historical theology, exegetical theology, etc.? Dr. GK Beale is an absolute legend in the biblical theology world and he came on to school me on biblical theology in general and how to actually do biblical theology.  | find more from Dr. Beale here: https://www.gkbeale.com/ | Dr. Beale is a legend and has taught all over the place, including:  | New Testament Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2021–Present | J. Gresham ...
2022-Jun-20 • 110 minutes
Ep. 176 - Does Peer Disagreement Destroy Your Religious Knowledge? w/Dr. Matthew Benton
If my peers are just as smart as me, and have the same evidence that I have, but come to a different conclusion than I do, then what do I do? Should I hold fast to my belief or should I withhold judgment? Whatever I decide about general cases of disagreement, should I also apply that to religious disagreement? Dr. Matthew Benton came on the podcast to school me on the epistemology of disagreement, the particular cases of religious disagreement, and we even get into the simulation hypothesis.  | Find Dr...
2022-Jun-17 • 70 minutes
Ep. 175 - The Existence of the Mind and the Definition of 'Physical' w/Dr. Dolores Morris
Is the physical world causally closed? If so, then all causes are physical causes, or are reducible to physical causes or entities. That would seem to preclude an immaterial mind's interaction with the body. Dr. Dolores Morris help's me think through Hempel's dilemma for defining what we mean by 'physical'. We also get into lots of other topics in the philosophy of mind. Check the chapters to see the full range of what we cover.   Find more from Dr. Dolores Morris here: https://www.doloresgmorris....
2022-Jun-08 • 70 minutes
Ep. 174 - Tacit Knowledge, Contact with Reality, and Covenantal Knowing w/Dr. Esther Meek
Who is Michael PolanyI? What is tacit knowledge? What is Covenantal Epistemology? Dr. Esther Meek joins me on this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast to help me find out. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | If you want to give...
2022-May-31 • 103 minutes
Ep. 173 - David Lewis, Divine Evil, and Plantinga's Ontological Argument w/Dr. Dean Zimmerman
Dean Zimmerman joins me in this episode to discuss his relationship with David Lewis, whom he eulogized. We also discussed Lewis's paper on divine evil, and how a classical theist could be a modal realist following Lewis's model.    | Check out more from Dean Zimmerman here: http://fas-philosophy.rutgers.edu/zimmerman/index1.htm... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or a number of other amounts. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and inst...
2022-May-28 • 75 minutes
Ep. 172 - Religious Disagreement and Epistemology w/Dr. Richard Feldman
Is religious disagreement a special case of epistemological disagreement or is it just like any other case? Dr. Richard Feldman argues that it's just like the rest and that's actually a good thing for theisms! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/par...
2022-May-26 • 80 minutes
Ep. 171 - Solving Apparent Contradictions in the Doctrine of the Trinity w/Dr. Chris Tweedt
"Trinititarians are charged with at least two contradictions. First, the Father is God and the Son is God, so it seems to follow that the Father is the Son. Trinitarians affirm the premises but deny the conclusion, which seems contradictory. Second, the Father is a God, the Son is a God, and the Holy Spirit is a God, but the Father is not the Son, the Father is not the Holy Spirit, and the Son is not the Holy Spirit. This argument seems to entail that there are three Gods. Again, Trinitarians affirm the pre...
2022-May-23 • 103 minutes
Ep. 170 - Could Consciousness Be an Illusion?? w/Dr. Keith Frankish
What is consciousness? Why is there a hard problem of explaining how consciousness relates to the physical brain? In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Keith Frankish argues that consciousness is an illusion, a position known as illusionism. He further argues that the self, or the subject of the illusion could also be an illusion.    | Check out more from Dr. Frankish here: https://www.keithfrankish.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a mon...
2022-May-17 • 73 minutes
Ep. 169 - The Unity of Consciousness Arg. Against Physicalism w/Dr. William Hasker
How can we know that we are more than our physical bodies? Dr. William Hasker Joins me on this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast to go over his unity of consciousness argument against physicalist theories of mind. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patre...
2022-May-13 • 94 minutes
Ep. 168 - The Most Fascinating Puzzles in the Philosophy of Mathematics w/Dr. Mark Colyvan
What are numbers? Are the real entities out there in the world? In some other realm? Should we be Platonists about numbers? How can abstract mathematics be so applicable to our everyday existence? These are some of the questions Dr. Mark Colyvan and I discuss in this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast.   Find more of Mark's work here: http://www.colyvan.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensé...
2022-May-09 • 65 minutes
Ep. 167 - The Knowledge Argument and the Philosophy of Mind w/Dr. Frank Jackson
What is qualia? What is the knowledge argument against physicalist theories of mind? Did Mary really learn anything new when she left the black and white room? On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the legendary Dr. Frank Jackson to discuss his version of the knowledge argument and discuss why he came to reject it. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to a...
2022-May-03 • 91 minutes
Ep. 166 - What Did Foucault Really Believe? w/Dr. Chris Watkin
Did Foucault really teach that all knowledge claims are mere power plays? Why is he the most cited author on Google Scholar? What made him so influential? Dr. Chris Watkin came back on the podcast to school me on all things Foucault and contrast his philosophy with the theology of the Bible. Find more from Dr. Watkin here: https://christopherwatkin.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and inst...
2022-Apr-29 • 104 minutes
Ep. 165 - The Philosophy of Philosophy?? w/Dr. Timothy Williamson
What is philosophy? Is this question itself a philosophical question or is it a "meta" philosophical question? Is armchair philosophy an appropriate method of philosophizing or should we all be in labs somewhere helping the scientists? Dr. Timothy Williamson and I discuss these and many more questions in this episode while we cover the second edition of his book, The Philosophy of Philosophy. | Find more from Dr. Williamson here: https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/people/timothy-williamson... | If you like th...
2022-Apr-25 • 62 minutes
Ep. 164 - Is Faith Moral or Epistemological? Is It Even Rational? w/Dr. Travis Dickinson
What is faith? Dr. Travis Dickinson argues that we ought to view faith in a moral realm rather than an epistemological realm. We cover one of his academic papers as well as parts of his new book, Logic and the Way of Jesus.  | Check out more from Travis here: http://www.travisdickinson.com/about/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead ...
2022-Apr-22 • 83 minutes
Ep. 163 - What Would an Artificial Thinker Be Like? w/Dr. Eric Olson
Can robots think? Is artificial intelligence possible? Dr. Eric Olson argues that AI theorists focus all of their attention on artificial thought and not enough on what an artificial thinker would be like. In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, we cover Dr. Olson's chapter "The Metaphysics of Artificial Intelligence" in Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties. Dr. Olson brings out some of the problems which arise when trying to nail down just what exactly an artificial thinker would be. | If ...
2022-Apr-18 • 87 minutes
Ep. 162 - Some of the Best Reasons to Believe in the Soul w/Dr. Charles Taliaferro
What is substance dualism and what are the best arguments for thinking we have souls? In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast I'm joined by Dr. Charles Taliaferro to discuss some of his work on substance dualism and the existence of the soul. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here...
2022-Apr-15 • 70 minutes
Ep. 161 - The Common Consent Argument for God w/Dr. Jon Matheson
Is the fact that so many people believe in God good evidence for God's existence? I'm joined by philosopher Jon Matheson to discuss the epistemology at play in the "common consent argument for God", that is, the argument that we can be justified in believe in God since so many other people believe in God.  | Check out more from Dr. Matheson here: https://jonathandmatheson.wordpress.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you ge...
2022-Apr-11 • 64 minutes
Ep. 160 - When You Should Have Known But Couldn't? w/Dr. Sandy Goldberg
Are there times when we should have known something, but don't because we don't have the evidence? Dr. Sandy Goldberg argues that the answer is yes, and more often than you might think!    | Check out more from Sandy here: https://northwestern.academia.edu/SanfordGoldberg... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for th...
2022-Apr-08 • 94 minutes
Ep. 159 - Why Christian Men Listen to Jordan Peterson Over Pastors w/Paul Vander Klay
Why are men in general and Christian men in particular so taken by Jordan Peterson? Paul Vander Klay (the pastor of the Intellectual Dark Web) joins me again on the podcast to help me answer this question. We get into Peterson's project in Maps of Meaning, what he means by meaning, and what he thinks about God, power dynamics, and what he gets right and wrong about Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you ...
2022-Apr-04 • 67 minutes
Ep. 158 - Religious Experience and Really Knowing God w/Dr. Harold Netland
What is religious experience? What role does it play in making arguments for God's existence? Can we be justified in our knowledge of God?? These are some of the questions we cover in this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast. |  I'm joined by my old professor, Dr. Harold A. Netland of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, to discuss his fantastic new book, Religious Experience and the Knowledge of God: The Evidential Force of Divine Encounters.  | Grab the book from my affiliate link here to su...
2022-Apr-01 • 70 minutes
Ep. 157 - What is Substance Dualism? w/Dr. Stewart Goetz
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Stewart Goetz to discuss his work on the soul and substance dualism. Dr. Goetz and I mostly focus in on his work in the Routledge Companion to Substance Dualism.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: htt...
2022-Mar-28 • 89 minutes
Ep. 156 - What Tom Bombadil Can Teach Us About Dominion vs. Domination | w/CR Wiley
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by C.R. Wiley to discuss his new book, In the House of Tom Bombadil. We discuss the difference between dominion and domination and how to disambiguate the two through reflecting on Tom Bombadil and Saruman.  | Grab the book from my affiliate link to support the pod: https://amzn.to/3LCqMdU | Check out more from C.R. Wiley here: https://crwiley.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount hel...
2022-Mar-25 • 97 minutes
Ep. 155 - How Christianity Makes Sense of Narrative Realism w/Dr. Brian Ballard
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Brian Ballard to discuss his paper Christianity and the Life Story wherein he argues that Christians are committed to narrativism, and even narrative realism, that we literally do live in a narrative.    | Check out more from Brian here:   | https://www.faithconsidered.com/  | https://www.brianscottballard.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 y...
2022-Mar-15 • 101 minutes
Ep. 154 - Philosophical Reasons for the Soul and Reincarnation w/Dr. Mike Huemer
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Michael Huemer. This time we discuss two of his recent papers in which he argues that the probability we are reincarnated given the infinity of the past and the future is 1, and that we are immaterial souls!  Huemer is a non-religious philosopher who argues for substance dualism and reincarnation! It's wild, but he's super sharp and provides really strong arguments for his conclusions.    | Find more from Huemer her...
2022-Mar-08 • 112 minutes
Ep. 153 - What Did Derrida Really Mean? w/Dr. Christopher Watkin
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Christopher Watkin to discuss his work on Jacques Derrida and Cornelius Van Til. | Find more from Dr. Watkin here: https://christopherwatkin.com/ | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch: https://bibliosclothing.com/discount/PARKER... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and i...
2022-Mar-02 • 48 minutes
Bonus Episode: PBA + God, Time, and Creation w/Dr. Ryan Mullins
In this bonus episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Ryan Mullins drops a huge announcement.  | Listen to the episode then check out this link for more info on the huge news:  | https://pbaschoolofministry.com/mastersphilosophyreligion/?fbclid=IwAR1l1Jc1QDj8... | Find more from Dr. Mullins here: https://www.rtmullins.com/  | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  | https://bibliosclothing.com/discount/PARKER... | If you like th...
2022-Feb-21 • 81 minutes
Ep. 152 - Is God Omnisubjective? w/Dr. Linda Zagzebski
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Linda Zagzebski to discuss her work on "omnisubjectivity", i.e., that if God is omniscient, then He knows the qualia states or the what-it's-likeness of every creature.  | Check out more of her work here: https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy/people/faculty/linda-zagzebski... | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  | https://bibliosclothing.com/discount/PARKER... | If you like thi...
2022-Feb-14 • 95 minutes
Ep. 151 - The True Crux of the Justification Debate w/Dr. Guillaume Bignon
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast I'm joined once again by Dr. Guillaume Bignon, this time to talk about his current work on the justification debate between Protestants and Roman Catholics. Guillaume argues that Protestants and Roman Catholics continually talk past one another because they equivocate on the word "justification".    | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  https://bibliosclothing.com/discou... | If you like ...
2022-Feb-11 • 70 minutes
Ep. 150 - Metaphysical Grounding and Ground Functionalism w/Dr. Jonathan Schaffer
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast I'm joined by philosopher Jonathan Schaffer to talk about metaphysical grounding and his ground functional theory of mind. This guy is a legend in metaphysics and a really kind and charitable guest! We had a lot of fun diving in deep!   | Check out more of his work here: http://www.jonathanschaffer.org/ Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  https://bibliosclothing.com/discou... | If you like thi...
2022-Feb-05 • 101 minutes
Ep. 149 - Moral Luck and Theories of Moral Responsibility w/Dr. Taylor Cyr
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined for the 5th time (!) by Dr. Taylor Cyr. This time we talk about his awesome work on moral luck. Taylor argues that constitutive moral luck should lead historicists to convert over to his brand of structuralism.  Check out more of Taylor's work here: https://taylorwcyr.com/find the Free Will Show here: https://thefreewillshow.com/    | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  h...
2022-Feb-01 • 132 minutes
Ep. 148 - Reconciling Classical & Neo-Classical Theisms Via Modal Realism w/Dr. Joshua Sijuwade
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Joshua Sijuwade, this time to talk about how David Lewis's modal realism (slightly modified) can help us reconcile two apparently disperate models of God: Classical Theism and Neo-Classical Theism.  | Find Josh's paper here: https://www.academia.edu/60998062/The_Metaphysics_of_Theism_A_Classical_and_Neo_... | Check out my sponsor Bibllios Clothing through this link for 10% off of their awesome merch:  | https://biblioscl...
2022-Jan-24 • 72 minutes
Ep. 147 - How Dr. Ryan Mullins Was Almost Driscoll's Ghost Writer
In this episode I'm joined by Dr. Ryan Mullins about his time interviewing with Mars Hill to be Mark Driscoll's in-house ghost writer. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | If you want to give a one-time gift, you can give at my Paypa...
2022-Jan-19 • 62 minutes
Ep. 146 - David Lewis's Possible Worlds w/Dr. Barry Lam
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Barry Lam, associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College, and host of the philosophy podcast, Hi-Phi nation. Barry recently released a four-part mini series on the life and work of philosopher David Lewis and in our conversation we focus in on Lewis's unique view of possible worlds. Lewis sought a reductive view of modality by positing that all possible worlds are actual, that they are all concrete like ours but causally disconnected.&...
2022-Jan-13 • 113 minutes
Ep. 145 - Abstract Objects: Platonism or Divine Conceptualism? w/Joe Schmid
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by wunderkind, Joe Schmid. This time we are talking about the debate between the Platonist and the divine conceptualist about abstract objects. We focus in on propositions and try to figure out which view of the world provides a better explanation for the existence of propositions.    | Check out his video on whether or not abstract objects can prove God's existence:  https://youtu.be/REgU-84fQU8    | and check o...
2022-Jan-11 • 79 minutes
Ep. 144 - Does God Relate to the World? w/Jordan Steffaniak
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Jordan Steffaniak to his work on God and relations. Jordan takes up and argument by Dr. Craig Carter against non-classical theists and argues that while he agrees with Carter's classical theism, he doesn't agree with his argument.   check out more at: https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and inst...
2021-Dec-26 • 65 minutes
Ep. 143 - Creation Ex Nihilo or Ex Something-o? w/Dr. Brian Orr
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Brian Orr to discuss his work on Thomas Oord's doctrine of creation. Oord posits that God created out of preexisting stuff and that God always had to have a creation alongside Himself or he wouldn't be able to be essentially loving.    | Check out more from Dr. Orr at readreflectwrite.com | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker...
2021-Dec-14 • 66 minutes
Ep. 142 - Does Divine Aseity and Sovereignty Require Divine Simplicity? w/ Dr. Matthew Baddorf
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Matthew Baddorf to discuss his work on divine simplicity. Matthew argues that we can still get aseity and sovereignty without simplicity and then we discuss an argument from beauty against the doctrine of divine simplicity. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting f...
2021-Dec-05 • 67 minutes
Ep. 141 - Math, Music, and Love as Evidence of God w/Dr. Gavin Ortlund
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Gavin Ortlund. This time we discuss his brand new book, Why God Makes Sense in a World that Doesn't. We cover his apologetic methodology and get into some of his abductive arguments from math, music, and love.    | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3EMPofPcheck out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TruthUnites | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, ...
2021-Nov-22 • 68 minutes
Ep. 140 - The Axiology of Theism w/Dr. Klaas Kraay
in this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Klaas Kraay to discuss his new Cambridge Elements book, the Axiology of Theism. This sub-field of philosophy of religion deals with whether or not we should want God to exist, not necessarily whether or not He does exist. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for...
2021-Nov-09 • 74 minutes
Ep. 139 - Can We Hold Divine Ideas and Divine Simplicity Together? w/Dr. Thomas Ward
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Thomas Ward to discuss his Cambridge Elements book Divine Ideas. In episode 111 we discussed a broad range of implications from his particular take on divine ideas, i.e. that they are exemplars of aspects of the divine nature. This time we focus in on how we can believe in divine ideas and still hold a form of divine simplicity.    | Check out Dr. Ward's website here: https://www.thomasmward.com/ | If you like this podca...
2021-Nov-02 • 80 minutes
Ep. 138 - Fundamental Mereology w/Dr. Ross Inman
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ross Inman to discuss his book Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar. We talk about what is must fundamental, metaphysically speaking. It's awesome!   Grab his book here to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/3v7EopN | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them inste...
2021-Oct-26 • 75 minutes
Ep. 137 - Truth, Correspondence, Logics, and the Liar Paradox w/ Dr. Michael Glanzberg
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Rutgers philosopher, Dr. Michael Glanzberg, to discuss his take on the modern correspondence theory of truth, classical verse other kinds of logics, and how to handle the dreaded liar paradox.    | Find more of his work here: https://michaelglanzberg.org/  | Grab his books here to support the show [affiliate links]:   | Formal Theories of Truth: https://amzn.to/3A4cXOo  | The Oxford Handbook of Truth: https://amzn.to/3mr...
2021-Oct-19 • 69 minutes
Ep. 136 - Pseudo-Intellectuals and the Knowledge of God w/Dr. Owen Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Owen Anderson to discuss some more of his work. This time we talk about a paper he wrote on the phenomena of psuedo-intellectualism and how it relates to Christianity and our ability to demonstrate the existence of God. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of wa...
2021-Oct-11 • 72 minutes
Ep. 135 - What Is Self-Deception? w/Dr. Eric Funkhouser
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Eric Funkhouser to discuss his book Self-Deception, which is another in the Routledge series on New Problems of Philosophy. It's awesome! | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3EwuBgX | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out h...
2021-Oct-04 • 89 minutes
Ep. 134 - Does Logic Prove God? w/Drs. Alex Malpass & James Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Alex Malpass and Dr. James Anderson to discuss the argument for God from the existence of the necessary propositions of logic like the law of noncontradiction. Anderson and Dr. Greg Welty have come up with a unique argument from logic for God and Dr. Malpass has recently published some criticism. In this episode we get into them!  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for...
2021-Sep-30 • 61 minutes
Ep. 133 - After Humanity and The Abolition of Man w/Dr. Michael Ward
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the legendary Michael Ward to discuss his fantastic new book, After Humanity, which is a guide to reading C.S. Lewis's book, The Abolition of Man.   Find more of Dr. Ward's work here: https://michaelward.net/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their ...
2021-Sep-24 • 64 minutes
Ep. 132 - On Fiction and Fictionalism w/Dr. Mark Sainsbury
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Mark Sainsbury to discuss another one of his fantastic books. This time it's Fiction and Fictionalism, another book in the Routledge New Problems of Philosophy series. How can we talk about fictional objects if there is nothing there to actually refer to? Dr. Sainsbury helps me think it through.    | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3teZfXi | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a mon...
2021-Sep-14 • 85 minutes
Ep. 131 - Monarchical Trinitarianism w/Dr. Joshua Sijuwade
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Joshua Sijuwade to discuss his fascinating work on 'Monarchical' Trinitarianism, i.e., that the name 'God' refers to the Father alone while the Son and the Spirit are still divine persons. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out...
2021-Sep-07 • 61 minutes
Ep. 130 - The Philosophy of Creating Beautiful Aquariums w/Tanner Serpa (SerpaDesign)
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Tanner Serpa to discuss his journey into full time YouTubing as well as his thoughts on beauty and the meaning of life. I'm a huge fan of what he's up to!  Check out his channels:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Serpa... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZVhmSWxE9tR_jNYDWuT_Q... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant ac...
2021-Aug-29 • 63 minutes
Ep. 129 - Kant, Time, and Transcendental Arguments w/Dr. Adrian Bardon
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Adrian Bardon to discuss transcendental arguments in general, Kant's transcendental refutation of idealism, and whether or not there are any successful transcendental arguments out there. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out ...
2021-Aug-26 • 64 minutes
Ep. 128 - The Philosophy of Tattoos and Eastern Orthodoxy w/Noodles the Tattoo Artist
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Noodles, my tattoo artist, for another conversation in the "life" category. We talk about Noodles journey into tats as well as his deconversion from and reconversion into Eastern Orthodox Christianity.    | Check out Noodles's tattoos here: http://noodlestattoo.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all ...
2021-Aug-21 • 60 minutes
Ep. 127 - Content Externalism and Putnam's Anti Brain-in-a-Vat Arg. w/Dr. Sanford Goldberg
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Sanford Goldberg to discuss his work on Hilary Putnam's reply to the brain-in-a-vat skeptical scenario. We discuss the idea that meaning just ain't in the head, i.e. content or semantic externalism, and much more. This was a really fascinating one and I hope to have many more conversations with Dr. Goldberg as he has thoughts on so many things! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps...
2021-Aug-16 • 62 minutes
Ep. 126 - Tackling the Boredom Objection to the Afterlife w/Dr. Paul Gould
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Paul Gould for a third time. This time we cover some of his work on the boredom objection to eternal or everlasting life. This argument has become more and more popular lately and can be summarized as "I don't want to live forever because you would get so bored" and is closely related to the thought that it is the scarcity and finitude of life that makes it worth living. Paul absolutely demolishes these arguments.    | Check out mo...
2021-Aug-13 • 66 minutes
Ep. 125 - The Science of Building Ecosystems w/Ed the Pond Professor
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées, I'm joined by one of my favorite YouTubers, Ed the Pond Professor of  Aquascape to discuss the science of water movement, micro ecosystems, and limnology (the study of the biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes and other bodies of fresh water.) I learned more in an hour with Ed than in my entire bachelors of science degree! We went on to do a tour of the whole Aquascape Aqualand which will be on my other channel  soon, so stay tuned for that!!...
2021-Aug-11 • 60 minutes
Ep. 124 - Divine Illumination in Augustine, Barth, and Beyond w/Dr. Ike Miller
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ike Miller to discuss his book, Seeing By the Light: Illumination in Augustine and Barth's reading of John. We discuss various aspects of the doctrine of divine illumination and then get into Augustine and Barth's individual treatments of the doctrine and then get into Ike's unique addition to the field of study.  Grab his book here to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/3zZFaWW | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon fo...
2021-Aug-08 • 60 minutes
Ep. 123 - Van Til's Doctrines of Common Grace and Creation w/Dr. David Owen Filson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once more by Dr. David Owen Filson to discuss his dissertation on the theology and apologetic of Cornelius Van Til. This is somewhat of a part 2 of our discussion from last time which you can find in episode 39. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release da...
2021-Aug-02 • 38 minutes
Ep. 122 - The Business of Creating a Pond Empire | w/Greg Wittstock: the Pond Guy
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Greg Wittstock: the Pond Guy,  to talk about his journey in building the pond empire know as Aquascape Construction. Greg is one of the world's foremost pond builders and pond suppliers with many patents and lots and lots of beautiful pond builds under his belt. I really like this dude and look forward to working with him on some ponds of my own in the future!    | Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePondGu...
2021-Jul-26 • 63 minutes
Ep. 121 - The Philosophy of Loki w/Drs. Matt Flummer and Taylor Cyr
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once more by the hosts of the Free Will Show, Drs. Taylor Cyr and Matthew Flummer to discuss the philosophy at play in the Disney+ show, Loki. We discuss free will, foreknowledge, personal identity, theories of mind, and other philosophical concepts which pop up in the show.    | Check out there show here: https://thefreewillshow.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and f...
2021-Jul-22 • 75 minutes
Ep. 120 - Recovering from Trauma and Horrors Via the Trinity w/Dr. Scott Harrower
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Scott Harrower to talk about his book God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of this World. We discuss horrors and trauma and then Scott explains how a Trinitarian model of recovery can help those traumatized by the horrors of this world.    | Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3ezS6un | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and fo...
2021-Jul-19 • 58 minutes
Ep. 119 - The Epistemology of Groups w/Dr. Jennifer Lackey
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by philosopher Dr. Jennifer Lackey to discuss her new book The Epistemology of Groups. We get into various ways in which philosophers think about groups and how the philosophy, and particularly, the epistemology of groups can help us hold corporations morally responsible.    | Grab her book here to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/36E76Da | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount help...
2021-Jul-14 • 78 minutes
Ep. 118 - The Fruitful Death of (Some) Modal Collapse Arguments w/Joe Schmid
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Joe Schmid to discuss another one of his academic papers. This time we talk about modal collapse arguments and a whole branch of them which are unsuccessful.   | Check out Joe's paper here: https://majestyofreason.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/the-fruitful-death-of-modal-col... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant a...
2021-Jul-10 • 78 minutes
Ep. 117 - A Maximal Conception of Divine Simplicity w/Dr. Gray Sutanto
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Gray Sutanto came back on, this time to talk about a maximal doctrine of divine simplicity and why Dr. Oliver Crisp's model doesn't quite go far enough. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_...
2021-Jul-05 • 83 minutes
Ep. 116 - Biology, Herpetology, and Conservation w/The Bearded Biologist (Seth LaGrange)
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by field biologist, Seth LaGrange, aka the Bearded Biologist, to discuss his work in conservation as well as the fields of biology generally and its subsets of zoology and herpetology (reptiles and amphibians). We spend a lot of time on alligator snapping turtles and Blanding's turtles thankfully!  | Check out Seth's etsy pages here for some really really good art: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lagrangeartistry... | http://www.etsy.com/shop/labbclo...
2021-Jul-01 • 95 minutes
Ep. 115 - What Is Divine Immutability and Why Does It Matter? w/ Jordan Steffaniak
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by PhD student, Jordan Steffaniak, to discuss a strong, and classical notion of Divine Immutability (that God does not or cannot change).    | Check out Jordan's fantastic podcast called the London Lyceum on analytic theology: https://londonlyceum.buzzsprout.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the ep...
2021-Jun-29 • 63 minutes
Ep. 114 - How Is Knowledge Possible? w/Dr. Quassim Cassam
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Quassim Cassam to discuss his work on the possibility of knowledge. Dr. Cassam is a first rate thinker and his work on how-possible questions has changed the way I think. I've been wanting to have this conversation for 4 or 5 years and he didn't disappoint!   | Grab his book here to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/3gZvBk0 | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 ...
2021-Jun-25 • 74 minutes
Ep. 113 - What Is It Like to Think About Consciousness? w/Dr. Rocco Gennaro
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Rocco Gennaro to discuss his book "Consciousness" from the Routledge New Problems of Philosophy series. It's another really fun one. Grab his book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3daQnLk | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Ch...
2021-Jun-22 • 85 minutes
Ep. 112 - We Are Probably NOT Living In A Computer Simulation w/ Dr. Michael Huemer and Nate Lauffer
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by two returning guests, Dr. Michael Huemer and PhD candidate, Nate Lauffer, to discuss Dr. Huemer's "Serious Theories and Skeptical Theories: Why You Are Probably Not a Brain in a Vat" (Philosophical Studies 173 (2016) 1031-52).  | We cover Dr. Huemer's refutations of different conceptions of the brain-in-a-vat and then apply the same arguments to Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument and the Simulation Hypothesis therein.  | Check out my e...
2021-Jun-18 • 84 minutes
Ep. 111 - Creative Divine Ideas w/Dr. Thomas Ward
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Thomas Ward to discuss his new Cambridge Elements book: Divine Ideas. We talk about what divine ideas are and why Dr. Ward thinks that God can't just 'make stuff up' but instead turns inward towards His own nature for creative inspiration. Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3cJOsNF Check out his blog here: https://www.thomasmward.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for...
2021-Jun-15 • 67 minutes
Ep. 110 - Why You Should Read Plato w/Dr. Louis Markos
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Louis Markos to discuss his new book, From Plato to Christ. We cover all sorts of General Revelation in the works of Plato. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | If yo...
2021-Jun-11 • 75 minutes
Ep. 109 - What Happens to Christianity When We Find Aliens w/Dr. Chad McIntosh
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Chad McIntosh. This time we discuss a recent paper that he coauthored with Dr. Tyler McNabb called Houston Do We Have a Problem which discusses the ramifications that the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligent life would have for the Christian faith. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the epis...
2021-Jun-08 • 38 minutes
Ep. 108 - Plantinga & Crisp's EAANs vs. Jordan Peterson's Ladder of Development
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I share my research paper on the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism with you. In my paper, I seek to deploy Alvin Plantinga and Thomas Crisp's EAANs against Jordan Peterson's Ladder of Development which undergirds his project in his book, the Maps of Meaning. You can find a PDF of the research paper here: https://parkersettecase.com/2021/06/08/alvin-plantinga-vs-jordan-peterson/... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5...
2021-Jun-04 • 99 minutes
Ep. 107 - The Metaphysics of Truth and Facts w/Dr. Josh Rasmussen
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Josh Rasmussen to discuss his dissertation-turned-book, Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth. We discuss all sorts of things from the nature of truth, to different theories of it, to a philosophy of facts, to the existence of God. Josh is a fantastic philosopher, and he better be with the legends he had on his dissertation committee! You're going to love this episode.  | Check out more of his work on truth here: https://www.yout...
2021-Jun-01 • 67 minutes
Ep. 106 - Jonathan Edwards's Unique View of the Trinity w/Dr. Kyle Strobel
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Kyle Strobel (yes, he's Lee Strobel's son) to talk about Jonathan Edward's idiosyncratic view of the Trinity. According to Dr. Strobel, Edwards's position is a kind of mediating position between the Augustinian (Latin) view and the social view. I find Strobel's take on Edwards very compelling! I know you'll love this episode.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 ...
2021-May-28 • 65 minutes
Ep. 105 - Defining and Analyzing the Concept of "Religion" w/Dr. Harold Netland
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by another one of my mentors, Dr. Harold Netland. We discuss his work on religion and we also get into some of his personal story. I love this guy, he's been a huge impact on my intellectual life and he's a stellar example of what a professor should be! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record th...
2021-May-24 • 128 minutes
Ep. 104 - Sub-Classical Logics and Contradictory Christology w/Dr. Jc Beall
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jc Beall to discuss his work in logic and his new book, The Contradictory Christ, wherein he argues that Christ is a legitimate contradictory being, but further argues that this is no problem for Christian theology.  | Grab the book here to support my channel: https://amzn.to/2QKrXjM | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and insta...
2021-May-21 • 74 minutes
Ep. 103 - On the Divine Attributes w/Dr. John C. Peckham
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. John C. Peckham to discuss his fantastic new book, Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture.  We go through lots of Dr. Peckham's unique and constructive takes on various attributes as he schools me on all things God.    | Grab the book here to support my channel: https://amzn.to/343uxUZ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Pa...
2021-May-18 • 60 minutes
Ep. 102 - Is the God of the Bible the Same as the Quran? w/Dr. Andy Bannister
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Andy Bannister to talk about his great new book, "Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God". | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/33Qz9hh | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pa...
2021-May-13 • 74 minutes
Ep. 101 - All Things Philosophical w/Dr. Michael Huemer
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the legendary Michael Huemer to discuss his new book, Knowledge, Reality, and Value. Since the book is a comprehensive introduction to philosophy, we discussed philosophy in general and we discussed his particular philosophical views in... well, in particular. It's a really fun one, hope you enjoy!   |  Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3fhuE4I | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amou...
2021-May-11 • 67 minutes
Ep. 100 - The Goal, Motive, and Standard for the Parker's Pensées Podcast
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I' discuss some of the key insights I've learned along the way thus far. I get into current plans for the podcast and I talk about future hopes. I also get into some of my current research work on the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism, Jordan Peterson's project, the relationship between evangelism, apologetics, philosophy, and theology, and the problems of divine hiddenness and neglect. It was awesome going live and hearing from some of the Parker's Pe...
2021-May-07 • 75 minutes
Ep. 99 - Reclaiming Trinitarian Classical Theism w/Dr. Craig Carter
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I talk with Dr. Craig Carter about his new book, Contemplating God With the Great Tradition. We cover his impetus for the book, a light polemic against "relational theism" and a few of his 25 theses for theology.    | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3erjdIe | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I re...
2021-May-06 • 54 minutes
Ep. 98 - A Philosophical Commentary on Job w/Dr. Owen Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Owen Anderson (for the fourth time!?). This time we are talking about his awesome new book, Job: A Philosophical Commentary. We cover specifics of Job, the philosophy at play, and cover various takes on the problem of evil.  | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3unVtdQ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant ...
2021-May-04 • 86 minutes
Ep. 97 - The Argument from Reason Against Naturalism w/Dr. Victor Reppert
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Victor Reppert to discuss his work on the Argument from Reason against naturalism. Roughly, in order to rationally affirm naturalism, we need to have the ability to form beliefs for good reasons, which requires logic inference. But if naturalism is true, then we form beliefs due to the laws of physics rather than the laws of logical inference. So if naturalism is true, you can't believe naturalism is true. So, don't believe naturalism is tru...
2021-May-01 • 72 minutes
Ep. 96 - What Can Phenomenology Offer Christian Theology? w/Dr. Steven Nemes
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I talk with Dr. Steven Nemes about his recently defended doctoral dissertation! We discuss phenomenology and how it might be used as an aid to Christian theology.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreon: https://...
2021-Apr-28 • 63 minutes
Ep. 95 - The Argument from Reason and & Emergent Dualism w/Dr. William Hasker
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the legendary William Hasker to discuss his work on the Argument from Reason and his take on the human self as an emergent substance. He is real good!  | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3u41CLZ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Ch...
2021-Apr-26 • 60 minutes
Ep. 94 - What is Theological Aesthetics? w/Dr. Jonathan King
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jonathan King to discuss his work on theological aesthetics, particularly in him book The Beauty of The Lord.  | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3xphL0u | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreo...
2021-Apr-21 • 65 minutes
Ep. 93 - Logic, Paradoxes, and Thinking about Non-Existents w/Dr. Mark Sainsbury
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the legendary R.M. (Mark) Sainsbury to discuss his work on philosophical logic, his preeminent work on Paradoxes, and his recent and super intriguing work on concepts of non-existents. It was truly an honor to host Mark and it was a joy to pepper him with questions. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episo...
2021-Apr-19 • 56 minutes
Ep. 92 - What's the Difference Between Discipleship and Spiritual Formation? w/KJ Johnson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by my friend KJ Johnson, who leads the C.S. Lewis Institute in Chicago, to discuss discipleship, spiritual formation, and his journey from apologetics to theology to discipleship, evangelism, and spiritual formation. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their rele...
2021-Apr-16 • 71 minutes
Ep. 91 - Kant's Moral Philosophy w/Dr. Chris Firestone
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Firestone to talk about Immanuel Kant. Dr. Firestone is a first-rate Kant scholar and he regularly helps me understand what Kant was getting at. In this episode we get into Kant's moral arguments for God and immortality.If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of wait...
2021-Apr-14 • 60 minutes
Ep. 90 - Philosophy Outside of the Academy w/Dr. Tom Morris
On this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Thomas Morris came on to discuss his work of teaching philosophy in and outside of the academy. Dr. Morris has been a pioneer in bringing wisdom to the business world. I hope many more of us can follow in the path he's blazed.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for th...
2021-Apr-12 • 67 minutes
Ep. 89 - The Hebraic Philosophy of the Old and New Testaments w/Dr. Dru Johnson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Dru Johnson to discuss his new book, Biblical Philosophy: A Hebraic Approach to the Old and New Testaments.  | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3s3IXhC | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreon:...
2021-Apr-10 • 69 minutes
Ep. 88 - Eschatology, Teleology, and Animalism w/Dr. JT Turner
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. JT Turner to talk about his work on personal eschatology and his view of human personhood (animalism). It's another good one!  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  |  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/par...
2021-Apr-07 • 70 minutes
Ep. 87 - The Difficulty of Demarcating Panentheism w/Dr. R.T. Mullins
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Ryan Mullins to discuss another one of his papers. This time we are discussing his paper "The Difficulty with Demarcating Panentheism" from Sophia 2016. Initially Dr. Mullins gave his own criteria for how the panentheists might go about demarcating themselves from theism and pantheism, but after a few years he's come to think even his own criteria isn't sufficient.  | For more from R.T. Mullins check out his website: https://...
2021-Apr-05 • 75 minutes
Ep. 86 - The Trinity Who Speaks & His Worded World w/Pierce Taylor Hibbs
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Pierce Taylor Hibbs to discuss his book The Speaking Trinity & His Worded World: Why Language is at the Center of Everything. Pierce and I are pretty well aligned when it comes to the Trinity and language as we've both benefitted greatly from the work of Poythress, Frame, and Van Til. This was another really fun episode!  | Grab his book here: https://amzn.to/3mpDRLh | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or ...
2021-Apr-02 • 75 minutes
Ep. 85 - Global Skepticism & EAAN w/Dr. Jim Slagle
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Jim Slagle joined me once again to discuss his epistemological skyhook but this time we focused on Plantinga's skyhook, also known as EAAN. Slagle's book, the first full book-length treatment of EAAN comes out soon and you can grab it here:https://amzn.to/2QSa9CWCheck out our previous episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-0RhoCJgoY&t=16s... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for...
2021-Mar-31 • 140 minutes
Ep. 84 - Social Trinitarianism & 2 Philosophical Args. for the Trinity w/Dr. Chad McIntosh
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I talk with Dr. Chad McIntosh about our shared love of alligator snapping turtles, his particular Social Trinitarian model (which is the best model out there) and his argument for the Trinity from the Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR). We discuss a possible defeater to his view often called the "heresy" of "partialism", discuss different types of personhood, and then we discuss an argument for the Trinity which I've been working on for a while now from con...
2021-Mar-29 • 90 minutes
Ep. 83 - Solving the Meaning Crisis via Jordan Peterson & C.S. Lewis w/Paul VanderKlay
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by pastor Paul VanderKlay to discuss his project, the meaning crisis, and how Jordan B. Peterson and C.S. Lewis address the meaning crisis.  | Check out Paul's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/paulvanderklay... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their r...
2021-Mar-26 • 54 minutes
Ep. 82 - Triune Spiritual Formation and Triperspectivalism w/Chase Davis
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Chase Davis comes on to school me on his new book Trinitarian Formation: A Theology of Discipleship in Light of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/2PwEgPI | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:&nb...
2021-Mar-24 • 45 minutes
Ep. 81 - Jesus as the Greatest Philosopher w/Dr. Jonathan Pennington
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jonathan Pennington to discuss his fascinating new book, Jesus the Great Philosopher. It's a really fun conversation!  | Grab Dr. Pennington's book here: https://amzn.to/3bZQFEw | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:...
2021-Mar-22 • 57 minutes
Ep. 80 - Olympic Wrestling, Masculinity, and Jesus w/Olympian Jim Gruenwald
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by 2x Greco-Roman wrestling olympian, Jim Gruenwald to talk about his career, the state of the U.S. Greco team, what it means to be a man, a Christian athlete, and Jesus as the perfect example of manhood.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release dat...
2021-Mar-19 • 67 minutes
Ep. 79 - Why the Apparent Paradox of Foreknowledge and Free Will is Warranted w/Mike DeVito
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by philosophy PhD student, Mike DeVito, to talk about a co-authored paper he and Dr. Tyler McNabb just published on the apparent paradox between God's foreknowledge and libertarian free will. They employ James Anderson's MACRUE model in order to explain that even if the two doctrines appear paradoxical we can still be rational in affirming both.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps...
2021-Mar-17 • 70 minutes
Ep. 78 - Simply Trinity and Why Eternal Generation Doesn't Entail EFS w/Dr. Matthew Barrett
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I discuss Dr. Barrett's new book, Simply Trinity, with him and we discuss why eternal generation of the Son does not entail eternal functional subordination of the Son to the Father.  | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/2QeM1KB | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for thei...
2021-Mar-15 • 82 minutes
Ep. 77 - the Philosophy of WandaVison w/Drs. Matt Flummer and Taylor Cyr
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by the hosts of the Free Will Show podcast to discuss the philosophy at play in the Disney+ show, WandaVision. We focus especially on the manipulation and coercion that Wanda exerts and Vision's treatment of the Ship of Theseus paradox.  | For more from Matt and Taylor check out their podcast: https://thefreewillshow.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Pa...
2021-Mar-12 • 70 minutes
Ep. 76 - What Kind of EAAN is Best? w/Drs. Tom Crisp and Tyler McNabb
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I have an awesome conversation with Drs. Thomas Crisp and Tyler McNabb to talk the best version of the evolutionary argument against naturalism first developed by Alvin Plantinga. As many have told me, the best formulation of EAAN is actually Tom Crisp's. He limits the scope of his argument to higher metaphysical beliefs and the cognitive faculties which produce them.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any ...
2021-Mar-10 • 81 minutes
Ep. 75 - Potency, Actuality, Agnosticism, and the Aristotelian Proof w/Joe Schmid
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I talk with Joe Schmid about one of his recently accepted papers on Edward Feser's Aristotelian proof for God's existence. Joe takes aim at the first half of Dr. Feser's arg and he schools me on potency, actuality, and types of causal chains and regress. We also discuss his favorite reasons for and against God and what it might take for him to move from agnosticism to belief in God.  | For more from Joe check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube....
2021-Mar-08 • 68 minutes
Ep. 74 - The Full Story of Mere Christianity w/Dr. Jerry Root
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once more by my friend, mentor, and C.S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Jerry Root. Jerry gives us the full story of Mere Christianity, its origins and what Lewis intended by it. Jerry is the man. If you like this episode then check out our previous episode on his book, the Neglected C.S. Lewis.  | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x6q6afsDUA&t=15s... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, an...
2021-Mar-03 • 77 minutes
Ep. 73 - We Live in a Novel, Not a Computer Simulation w/Dr. James Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I talk with Dr. James Anderson about two of my favorite concepts: the Simulation Hypothesis and the Authorial Analogy for the God-world relation. Dr. Anderson has been a huge influence on the way I think about these two concepts and I have sought to advance his ideas in several ways. I cannot say enough about him, he is the man and has largely shaped the pattern of my thought. I hope you enjoy this one, and if you don't I'm going to tell him and he will come ...
2021-Mar-02 • 71 minutes
Ep. 72 - Is Everyone A Theologian? w/Joe Thorn
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by my former pastor, Joe Thorn, to discuss theology outside of the academy.  | For more from Joe, check out http://www.doctrineanddevotion.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com...
2021-Feb-26 • 63 minutes
Ep. 71 - Capturing Cameron's Christianity w/Cameron Bertuzzi
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Cameron Bertuzzi of Capturing Christianity to discuss his awesome YouTube channel/podcast. We go into the history of it, what he's learned along the way, and what's next for it. We also discuss his favorite apologetic argument and the method which he most closely fits in.  | For more from cameron check out https://www.youtube.com/c/CapturingChristianity... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any...
2021-Feb-24 • 88 minutes
Ep. 70 - What Is Pascal's Wager & Is It a Good Line of Reasoning? w/Dr. Liz Jackson
In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Liz Jackson to discuss her recent work on Pascal's Wager. Liz is an absolute beast, but she's also kind and funny. You're going to love this episode.  | Check out Liz's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQ8f0Ws8uZ2mWaI2vFr6Yg... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting f...
2021-Feb-22 • 73 minutes
Ep. 69 - Can the Doctrines of Simplicity and the Trinity Fit Together? w/Dr. Oliver Crisp
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Oliver Crisp joins me to discuss two chapters from his book, Analyzing Doctrine. We discuss his particular takes on simplicity and the Trinity and we discuss how they can coherently fit together.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out ...
2021-Feb-19 • 65 minutes
Ep. 68 - What Does Theology Have to Do With Fashion? - w/Dr. Robert Covolo
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Robert Covolo to discuss his new book, Fashion Theology. Covolo and I discuss various theologians' takes on fashion throughout the centuries and a bit about what we as modern Christians should think about fashion.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for t...
2021-Feb-17 • 101 minutes
Ep. 67 - The Trinitarian Theology of Karl Rahner and Cornelius Van Til w/Dr. Camden Bucey
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast I'm joined by the executive director of the Reformed Forum, Dr. Camden Bucey. We start off light but then go in deep on the theology of Karl Rahner and Cornelius Van Til as we discuss their significantly different approaches to the doctrine of the Trinity.  | Camden mentioned this video of Lane Tipton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vJenzylyJ8... | Find more from Reformed Forum here: https://reformedforum.org/ | If you like this podcast, then support it...
2021-Feb-15 • 67 minutes
Ep. 66 - Common Grace in Psychology w/ Warren Lamb
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr./Pastor Warren Lamb to talk more about the goods and bads of secular psychology. Dr. Lamb has earned a PhD is psychology but has opted to practice what is known as biblical counseling instead. In this episode and our previous discussion, Warren explains why he doesn't continue to practice psychology  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker'...
2021-Feb-12 • 42 minutes
Ep. 65 - I Think, Therefore Descartes Was Right | A Defense of Descartes's Dictum
In this episode, I share some of my thoughts about Descartes's cogito ergo sum argument. I've heard from just about all sides, that Descartes's dictum is a blatantly fallacious argument and as such, it is a massive failure. But after reading Descartes for myself, I'm not so sure. Now I think the cogito is actually a successful transcendental argument. Check out this episode for my reasons why.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $...
2021-Feb-10 • 85 minutes
Ep. 64 - Is 'TAG' an Exercise in Natural Theology? w/Dr. Chris Bolt
In this episode, Dr. Chris Bolt joins me to discuss transcendental arguments in general and 'the' transcendental argument for God (TAG) in particular and whether or not TAG is natural theology or something else.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon....
2021-Feb-08 • 76 minutes
Ep. 63 - Is Samwise Gamgee Real? | the Metaphysics of Language w/Jared Oliphint
In this episode, PhD candidate, Jared Oliphint, joins me to discuss some of his work on the metaphysics of language and his arguments against a nominalist interpretation. We also get into a bunch of random topics like the ontological status of Samwise Gamgee. Jared is the man! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their rele...
2021-Feb-05 • 104 minutes
Ep. 62 - Utopia, Dystopia, and Non-cognitive Solutions w/Dr. Owen Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by professor of philosophy and religion, Dr. Owen Anderson. This time we discuss three of the most preachy dystopian novels of the 20th century. Dr. Anderson argues that each book ends up giving a non-cognitive answer to the problem of dystopia and I give him some push back, but end up agreeing with him. Let us know what you think in the comments.   Check out his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBT9eZLXj...
2021-Feb-04 • 146 minutes
Ep. 61 - The Nature of Theology and The Problem of Divine Consciousness w/Dr. Paul Maxwell
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast I'm joined by my friend Dr. Paul Maxwell to talk about the Problem of Divine Consciousness but we ended up talking about the nature of theology, philosophy, the promise of theology, as well as Paul's Van Tilian answer to the problem of divine consciousness raised by Matt McCormick.    | For more from Paul check out his website: https://paulmaxwell.co/ | Check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD0kS2NhJdhVZIT33TAjPAQ... | If yo...
2021-Jan-29 • 64 minutes
Ep. 60 - What Does Meaning Mean? w/Dr. Paul Gould
In this episode, I'm joined once again by my friend and mentor, Dr. Paul Gould. Paul is working on a new book called 11 Stones which invites skeptics and non-believers to consider the Christian worldview from the inside. Paul just finished his chapter on meaning and was gracious enough to share it with us on air.  | If you want to hear more from Paul, find him at https://www.twotasksinstitute.org/podcast/... and http://www.paul-gould.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $...
2021-Jan-27 • 62 minutes
Ep. 59 - Answering the Divine Hiddenness Argument Against the Existence of God w/ Dr. Michael Rea
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Michael Rea of Notre Dame   to discuss his answers to the hiddenness argument against the existence or the belief in the existence of God, particularly the God of Christian Theism. We cover much of his book "The Hiddenness of God" in this episode but I strongly recommend you grab the book for yourself.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Park...
2021-Jan-23 • 83 minutes
Ep. 58 - The Physics of Time Travel and the Speed of Light w/Dr. Sean Ressler
In this episode, Dr. Sean Ressler joins me once more but this time we talk about the speed of light and the physics of time travel.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | If you want to give a one-time gift, you can give at my Pa...
2021-Jan-20 • 69 minutes
Ep. 57 - Stand-Up Comedy and COVID w/Jared Kassebaum
In this episode, I'm joined by my friend and stand-up comic, Jared Kassebaum. Jared tells us the story of how he came to be a comic and how it's been going since COVID. Jared is a tender and hilarious soul. I really love this dude. Check out some of his stuff in the links below and let him know we sent you! | https://www.instagram.com/kassthebomb/ | https://www.youtube.com/user/KassTheBombTV ... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for ...
2021-Jan-18 • 59 minutes
Ep. 56 - The Problem of Defining Philosophy | Great Ideas: Definition
In this episode I begin my solo series on the 102 great ideas of the Western Tradition, following Mortimer Adler's Syntopicon. Rather than just sticking  with the problem of definition, I try to apply the problem to the field of philosophy. I hope you like it!  | Check out the blog post to help you metabolize all the definition language and the definitions themselves: https://parkersettecase.com/2020/03/04/intro-to-philosophy-through-problems-less... | If you like this podcast, then support it on ...
2021-Jan-15 • 76 minutes
Ep. 55 - The Full Story of Emperor Palpatine and the Sith w/Christian Wermeskerch
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, my friend Chris comes on to school me on all things Palpatine/Darth Sidious and the history of the Sith. We end up getting into a tiny bit of Old Testament because Chris is a major OT buff.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Pa...
2021-Jan-13 • 94 minutes
Ep. 54 - The Historical Conditions for Freedom & Moral Responsibility w/Dr. Matthew Flummer
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Matthew Flummer joins me to discuss his work on "historicism" in the field of free will/moral responsibility. That is, that your history matters for your moral culpability or lack there of. It's a really fun one!  | Hear more from Matt at https://thefreewillshow.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as...
2021-Jan-11 • 106 minutes
Ep. 53 - What's the Deal with Biblical Counseling and Psychology? w/Dr., Pastor Warren Lamb
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast Dr. and Pastor Warren Lamb comes on to school us on the relationship between biblical counseling and psychology. Warren has earned a PhD in psychology and keeps up with the psychological research, but has opted instead to practice biblical counseling instead. In this episode, he explains his reasons for his move as I ask him a spate of questions and potential misgivings which I've heard from biblical counseling detractors.  | Check out more of Warren Lamb...
2021-Jan-08 • 96 minutes
Ep. 52 - Jordan Peterson, Proverbs, and the Philosopher-King w/Dr. Owen Anderson
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, we are joined once more by Dr. Owen Anderson, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University, to discuss the conception of wisdom in the book of Proverbs and how that relates to Plato's take on wisdom. We also discuss Plato's philosopher-king and Jordan Peterson's take on wisdom and religion. We also try to answer whether or not King Solomon rightly fit the description of Plato's Philosopher-King (though ~400 prior to Plato's famous...
2021-Jan-06 • 104 minutes
Ep. 51 - Did God Create Time? w/Dr. R.T. Mullins
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. R.T. Mullins joins me to discuss his forthcoming Philosophia Christi article, "The Divine Timemaker". Dr. Mullins is a beast! We cover lots of difficulties inherent in the idea that God invented or created time.    | For more from Dr. Mullins, check out https://www.rtmullins.com/  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant acce...
2021-Jan-04 • 71 minutes
Ep. 50 - What Kind of Turtle is Best? w/Greg from Greg's Turtle Haven
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Greg Brashear of Greg's Turtle Haven to talk about his journey into the world of turtles and the rescue work he does for turtles of all shapes and sizes. Greg is an awesome guy and runs one of my absolute favorite YouTube channels.    | check out Greg's video on musk turtles here:  https://youtu.be/WgbB9vZDvzs | Check out Greg's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdp2TTK2ufQjHVOPVIhn9hQ ... |  If you like thi...
2021-Jan-01 • 106 minutes
Ep. 49 - Is God Simple? | Divine Simplicity, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Theology w/Steven Nemes
In this episode, PhD candidate Steven Nemes comes on to discuss the doctrine of divine simplicity and its implications for Christian theology. We also get into phenomenology as he seeks to convert me over from analytic philosophy/theology. This was a really fun one!  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release d...
2020-Dec-30 • 124 minutes
Ep. 48 - Why Panpsychism & Emergentism Cannot Make Sense of the Unity of Consciousness w/Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh
In part 3 of my conversation with Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh on his doctoral dissertation, we go over some of his arguments from the unity of phenomenal consciousness against a Panpsychist and Emergentist theories of mind. If you don't know what any of that means, fear not, Brandon will define his terms for you, and if you still don't get them, then go back and listen to episode 45 where he spends a whole hour defining and explaining the terms needed for this episode and part 2.  | Check out Brandon's work...
2020-Dec-28 • 68 minutes
Ep. 47 - Why Physicalism Cannot Make Sense of The Unity of Phenomenal Consciousness w/Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh (pt2)
In part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh on his doctoral dissertation, we go over some of his arguments from the unity of phenomenal consciousness against a physicalist theory of mind. If you don't know what any of that means, fear not, Brandon will define his terms for you, and if you still don't get them, then go back and listen to episode 45 where he spends a whole hour defining and explaining the terms needed for this episode and part 3.  | Check out Brandon's work at https://www.br...
2020-Dec-25 • 67 minutes
Ep. 46 - The Mystery of the Trinity and the Attributes of God w/Dr. Vern Poythress
In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Vern Poythress to discuss his new book The Mystery of the Trinity: A Trinitarian Approach to the Attributes of God. Dr. Poythress explains how his threefold approach of Classical Christian Theism, Trinity Doctrine, and Biblical Theology help us better understand God's attributes as he seeks to ground them fully in Scripture.  | Grab his new book here: https://amzn.to/2WHq3Qq | Check out his work here: https://frame-poythress.org/ | If you like this podcast, then suppo...
2020-Dec-23 • 59 minutes
Ep. 45 - The Importance of The Philosophy of Mind w/Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh (pt. 1)
This episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast is part 1 of three with doctor of philosophy, Brandon Rickabaugh. In this episode we talk about the importance of studying the philosophy of mind for philosophers, theologians, apologists, social theorists, and more! Brandon then sets up our next two episodes by going into definitions of consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, the unity of consciousness, and the unity of phenomenal consciousness.    | Check out Dr. Brandon Rickabaugh's work at https://...
2020-Dec-22 • 81 minutes
Ep. 44 - The Theology and Philosophy of Herman Bavinck w/ Drs. Cory Brock & Gray Sutanto
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Cory Brock and Dr. Gray Sutanto to discuss the theology and philosophy of Herman Bavinck. These gents really know their stuff and were gracious enough to bounce all over the place with me as we discussed the ins and outs of this legendary polymath. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record ...
2020-Dec-18 • 66 minutes
Ep. 43 - Who Were the Puritans? W/ Dr. John Simons
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. John Simons of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School joins us to talk about the history of the Puritans generally, and his own particular study of Puritan law in New England from his dissertation. I took us all over the place and Dr. Simons was generous enough to follow me and give me answers to all of my random questions. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensée...
2020-Dec-16 • 59 minutes
Ep. 42 - A Reformed View of Free Will and Moral Responsibility w/Dr. Michael Preciado
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Michael Preciado comes on to school us on his Reformed view of free will following the work of philosophers John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza and their notion of "Guidance Control".    | Grab Dr. Preciado's book, A Reformed View of Freedom, here:  https://amzn.to/34hezXU | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to a...
2020-Dec-14 • 112 minutes
Ep. 41 - Is Time Travel Possible? w/Dr. Taylor Cyr
In this episode, Dr. Taylor Cyr schools us on various theories of time in order to help us think about the possibility of time travel. This dude is the man, you are going to learn something!  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees |...
2020-Dec-11 • 42 minutes
Ep. 40 - Critical Race Theory and Christianity w/Dr. Ed Uszynski
This episode, while able to stand alone, is the third in a series on Critical Theory with Dr. Ed Uszynski. In part one we talked about Ed's lived experience studying Critical Theory in his PhD program. In part 2 we talked about the distinctives of Critical Theory, and in this third episode we talk about the related Critical Race Theory and how we as Christians should think about it. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parke...
2020-Dec-09 • 90 minutes
Ep. 39 - Van Til vs. J. Oliver Buswell on Presuppositionalism w/Dr. David Owen Filson
In this episode, Dr. Filson schools us on all thing Van Til as we discuss his dissertation on the beef between Cornelius Van Til and J. Oliver Buswell. | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | Check out my blog posts: https://parkersette...
2020-Dec-08 • 64 minutes
Ep. 38 - Intro to Proverbs w/ Tremper Longman III
In this episode the legendary Dr. Tremper Longman III gives us an introduction and overview of my favorite book of the Bible, PROVERBS!!  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | Check out my blog posts: https://parkersettecase.com/...
2020-Dec-04 • 61 minutes
Ep. 37 - From the NFL to Philosophy w/Mike DeVito
In this episode, former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs defense end, Mike DeVito, shares the story of how he went from tackling other NFL players to tackling the toughest philosophical ideas as they relate to God. Check out his podcast, Furthering Christendom, which he co-hosts with Dr. Tyler McNabb (of episode 10 of my show) at https://furtheringchristendom.com/ | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sti...
2020-Dec-02 • 82 minutes
Ep. 36 - What in the World are Black Holes? w/Dr. Sean Ressler
Dr. Sean comes on the podcast to school me on all things black holes and we get into a little big of intro to physics and theoretical physics type stuff as well. Sean did his dissertation on black hole accretion and is a rockstar.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | Patreon: h...
2020-Nov-30 • 99 minutes
Ep. 35 - How The Trinity Explains Everything w/Dr. Brant Bosserman
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Brant Bosserman to discuss his work on the Doctrine of the Trinity and his clarification and advancement of the theology of Cornelius Van Til. Bosserman, following Van Til, argues that the Trinity, rather than being an embarrassing mysterious doctrine, is actually the key to figuring out the ancient problem of the One and the Many.  |  If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps,...
2020-Nov-27 • 66 minutes
Ep. 34 - What About Evil? w/Scott Christensen
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Pastor Scott Christensen and I discuss his brand new book What About Evil. In his book, Scott puts forth a theodicy (an explanation for why there is evil) called the Greater-Glory Theodicy. Give this episode a listen and a like! | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their rele...
2020-Nov-25 • 69 minutes
Ep. 33 - Can Reasonable People Really Disagree? The Epistemology of Disagreement w/Nate Lauffer
In this episode, I'm joined by Nate Lauffer, a PhD student in philosophy at Northwestern, to discuss epistemology and disagreement literature, specifically: is it possible for reasonable people to disagree?  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  https://www.patreon.com/parker...
2020-Nov-23 • 66 minutes
Ep. 32 - Retrieving Theology w/Dr. Gavin Ortlund
On this episode, Dr. Gavin Ortlund explains his project of theological retrieval for Evangelicals and Protestants. We Walk through portions of his book on the topic and focus in on the authorial analogy and divine simplicity as test cases. Check out his new channel for great apologetics/theology content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWDnUokOD--s2aFxLT5uVA... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker ...
2020-Nov-21 • 78 minutes
Ep. 31 - What Good Are Chiropractors? W/Dr. Kev and Dr. Ry
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I discuss all things chiropractic with my two favorite chiropractors, Dr. Kevin McGarry and Dr. Ryan Pokrywka. Check them out at: https://www.synaptyxperformance.com/physicalmedicine ... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  ht...
2020-Nov-19 • 60 minutes
Ep. 30 - Who is Herman Bavinck? What is the Organic Motif? W/Dr. James Eglinton
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. James Eglinton schools us on Herman Bavinck's Organic Motif and the gives us some gems from his brand new Biography on Bavinck! Check it out! If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here:  | https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | | Tim...
2020-Nov-16 • 62 minutes
Ep. 29 - Consciousness as Evidence for God's Existence w/Dr. J.P. Moreland
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I interview Dr. J.P. Moreland on his argument from consciousness for the existence of God. He argues that out of the three answers for consciousness: naturalism, panpsychism, and theism, theism is the best explanation. If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Ch...
2020-Nov-14 • 23 minutes
Ep. 28 - What is Christian Theology?
In this episode, I work on giving you a stipulative definition of Christian theology pulling from Colossians 1 and employing the triperspectival method of John Frame which I also used in episode 11 "What Does it Mean to Be Human?"  | Check out the blogpost for the all the theology definitions I quote at the end of the podcast: |  https://parkersettecase.com/2019/0... | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pe...
2020-Nov-12 • 107 minutes
Ep. 27 - God Determined You to Listen to This and You're Morally Responsible for It w/Dr. Guillaume Bignon
In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, Dr. Guillaume Bignon helps us wrestle with the Manipulation argument as it applies to theological determinism (read Calvinism). We then discuss determinism and epistemology and the problem of God authoring sin and evil.    | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their ...
2020-Nov-09 • 137 minutes
Ep. 26 - You Can and Should Know God From Reason w/Dr. Owen Anderson
In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Owen Anderson to discuss knowledge of God from nature and reason. We get into a lot of related topics! It was a really fun episode for me. I know you guys will enjoy it.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pens...
2020-Nov-05 • 85 minutes
Ep. 25 - Analyzing C.S. Lewis's Worldview w/Dr. Michael Peterson
In this episode, Dr. Michael Peterson and I discuss a couple different aspects of C.S. Lewis's worldview which he covered in his new book C.S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | Time Is Running by Mu...
2020-Nov-02 • 56 minutes
Ep. 24 - Analytic Theology and the Eucharist w/Dr. James Arcadi
In this episode, Dr. James Arcadi helps us define and understand the new field of Analytic Theology. Then he goes in depth on his own work on the doctrine of the eucharist. You're going to love it.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: | https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | T...
2020-Oct-29 • 64 minutes
Ep. 23 - Christianity and Critical Theory pt. 2: What Is It? How Did It Get Here?
In this episode, which is part 2 of 3 episodes on the topic of critical theory, Dr. Ed Uszynski and I discuss a bit more of the history and philosophy of Critical Theory and Ed goes more in depth on his what he's learned from it and what we have to reject from it.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release dat...
2020-Oct-29 • 29 minutes
Ep. 22 - Christianity and Critical Theory pt.1: Dr. Ed's lived experience
In this episode, and in good critical theorist fashion, Dr. Ed Uszynski and I discuss his lived experience studying critical theory at Bowling Green in his American Culture Studies PhD program. Stay tuned for part 2 on the philosophy and some history of critical theory and part three where we talk about the related but not identical Critical Race Theory.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and...
2020-Oct-26 • 84 minutes
Ep. 21 - Analytic Philosophy, Personalism, and the Disappearance of Moral Knowledge w/Dr. Aaron Preston
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Preston explains how the turn to the analytic tradition of philosophy and the rejection of the person-first emphasis of Personalism has led to what Dallas Willard termed "the disappearance of moral knowledge". We get into phenomenology, Dallas Willard, Husserl, Boston Personalism, and finish up with a discussion of the philosophy of MLK.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées s...
2020-Oct-24 • 19 minutes
Ep. 20 - Will Dogs Be in Heaven? Will My Dog Be in Heaven?
In this episode, I try to parse out the difference between these two questions, then I try to refute a popular pithy answer to whether or not your dog will be in heaven, and then I explain why I don't think we can answer the second question with any amount of certainty.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their relea...
2020-Oct-22 • 63 minutes
Ep. 19 - How John Richards Saved Thousands of Alligator Snapping Turtles
In this episode, we hear from another one of my heroes, John Richards of Loggerhead Acres Turtle Farm. John has probably done more to save alligator snapping turtles than anyone else in history. These turtles were in a bad way, being commercially harvested for Campbell's turtle soup and for the turtle meat market when John stepped in and saved over 1,000 adults from the market and began reproducing them for conservation and for the turtle hobby. The more people became educated about these beautiful beasts, ...
2020-Oct-19 • 83 minutes
Ep. 18 - Does Christianity's Best Argument Have a Fatal Flaw? w/Dr. Michael Riley
In this episode, Dr. Michael Riley and I discuss Cornelius Van Til's transcendental argument for the existence of God (TAG) and how philosopher Barry Stroud's arguments against transcendental arguments affect Van Til's argument. Now, that all may sound daunting, but Dr. Riley breaks it down for us nicely.  | If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $1, $3, or $5 a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record the...
2020-Oct-16 • 71 minutes
Ep. 17 - Finding the Good News in The Lord of the Rings w/ Michael Jahosky
In this episode I have a conversation with professor and author, Michael Jahosky, about his new book, The Good News of The Return of The King. We get into Tolkien's intention behind the series and Michael schools us on literary devices. You're going to learn something!  | Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3nTTYBc | Become a Patreon supporter to get instant access to all the new episodes as I record them instead of waiting for their release date here:  | https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees | ...
2020-Oct-12 • 78 minutes
Ep. 16 - Understanding Kant's Religion W/ Dr. Chris Firestone
In this episode, Kant scholar, Chris Firestone, gives us an intro to Kant and then goes in on his interpretation of Kant's religious views, particularly Kant's views on Christianity. Firestone argues that most people who read Kant stop at the first Critique (of Pure Reason) but to truly know what Kant believed you must read the rest of Kant's critiques (his second and third) along with some of his other writings.  | if you've enjoyed the podcast, then consider becoming a Patreon supporter. Get Parker's...
2020-Oct-09 • 36 minutes
Ep. 15 - Does God Know What It's Like to Eat a Chicago-style Hot Dog?
In this episode we discuss God's omniscience in light of qualia experiences like eating a hot dog. We go over Frank Jackson's "What Mary Didn't Know" article and Linda Zagzebski's Omnisubjectivity theory. If you like this podcast, then consider becoming a Patreon supporter. For $5 a month you can get all the episodes the day that I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees?fan_landing=true... | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: htt...
2020-Oct-05 • 98 minutes
Ep. 14 - Did You Freely Choose to Listen to This Episode? w/ Dr. Taylor Cyr
In this episode, Dr. Taylor Cyr, professor of philosophy and co-host of The Free Will Show, breaks down the requisite definitions to situate us into the free will conversation and then we discuss his own unique contributions to the conversation on determinism and moral responsibility. His position is called "semicompatibilism". Check out his awesome podcast here: https://thefreewillshow.com/ | If you want to get early access to the newest episodes then click the link below to become a Patreon supporter. I'm...
2020-Sep-28 • 96 minutes
Ep. 13 - You Are At Least Tacitly Presupposing the Existence of God w/Dr. James Anderson
In this episode, Dr. James Anderson joins me to talk all things transcendental arguments. We explain what the heck that means and then discuss Descartes, Kant, Aristotle, Van Til and more as Dr. Anderson recounts some of his own transcendental arguments for the existence of God. It's a tougher one for the uninitiated, but it's not too bad. Rewind and listen over if you aren't following a particular section. Enjoy!  | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running....
2020-Sep-25 • 72 minutes
Ep. 12 - What is Christian Platonism? w/ Dr. Paul Gould
In this episode, Dr. Paul Gould explains his particular view of Christian Platonism. We get into lots of metaphysics along the way and he defines his terms very well. He's the man. Enjoy!  | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support...
2020-Sep-23 • 19 minutes
Ep. 11 - What Does It Mean To Be Human?
In this episode I define human as being made in the image of God, then I try to flesh out what it means to image God through the Triperspectival method of John Frame. I explain that to image God is to be a re-interpreter, a sub-creator, and an emulative lover. If none of that makes any sense to you, no fear, it will all be explained! | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support thi...
2020-Sep-19 • 109 minutes
Ep. 10 - Can I Know What I Ate for Breakfast? w/ Dr. Tyler McNabb
In this episode, philosopher Dr. Tyler McNabb introduces us to epistemology in general and religious epistemology in particular. He then explains the epistemology of Alvin Plantinga and we recount Tyler's own various advancements on the Plantingian Project. You're going to level up!  | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/su...
2020-Sep-16 • 72 minutes
Ep. 9 - What Has God to Do With Science Fiction? w/Jim Settecase
In this episode, I discuss science fiction stories with my dad, author Jim Settecase/Frankie Chocolate, and their relation to the Christian faith and God's world. Pops discusses his top 10 favorite sci-fi stories and I make him tell us a couple of his own.  | check out his book The Fur Coat to Die For here: https://www.amazon.com/Fur-coat-die-other-stories/dp/1493747878/ref=sr_1_5?dchil... | | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://cr...
2020-Sep-13 • 39 minutes
Ep. 8 - Where Are All the Aliens, and What Happens If We Find Them?
In this episode I go over the Fermi Paradox, i.e. the question "if the universe is teeming with Aliens... where is everybody?" and then I discuss how the discovery of aliens would impact my Christian faith.  | | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support...
2020-Sep-08 • 79 minutes
Ep. 7 - the Forgotten C.S. Lewis w/Dr. Jerry Root
In this episode, I have a conversation with my friend and mentor, Dr. Jerry Root about his new book, The Neglected C.S. Lewis. We also discuss C.S. Lewis's favorite 3 books from his own corpus, Till We Have Faces, Perelandra, and The Abolition of Man. Jerry is a world-renowned C.S. Lewis scholar and you're going to want to hear what he has to say on Lewis, life, God, and faith. Enjoy! | | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecom...
2020-Aug-29 • 79 minutes
Ep. 6 - Why Naturalistic Determinism is Self-Defeating w/ Dr. Jim Slagle
In this episode we kick off our first ever Parker's Pensées Podcast interview with one of my favorite philosophers, Dr. Jim Slagle. This guy is next level. We discuss his book, The Epistemological Skyhook: Determinism, Naturalism, and Self-Defeat. We end up covering lots more philosophy and go in a bit deeper into the specifics of epistemology (the theory of knowledge). This was a dream come true. I hope you enjoy! If you do leave us a review and share this with your friends. | Time Is Running by MusicLFil...
2020-Aug-26 • 23 minutes
Ep. 5 - All Podcasters Are Always Liars
In this episode I cover the Liar Paradox, which historically has been some variant of "the sentence you are now reading is a lie". It's paradoxical in that if it's true, then it's false but if it's false then it's true. I give an overview, a couple proposed solutions, my own solution, and then I go over Jewish satirical humor in order to explain the Apostle Paul's answer to the Liar Paradox in Titus 1:12. Isn't that crazy!? The Liar Paradox made its way into the Bible lol. Enjoy.  | | --- | | Suppor...
2020-Aug-22 • 36 minutes
Ep. 4 - Could Alexa, Siri, or Bixby Be My Best Friend?
In this episode, we answer the question in the title by looking at the philosophy of friendship and personhood, the philosophy of artificial intelligence and some problems which arise in it, and then we look at the theology of friendship to justify asking the question in the first place. I hope you enjoy!  | | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://an...
2020-Aug-18 • 31 minutes
Ep. 3 - Is My Pocket Journal A Horcrux?
In this episode we go over the extended mind thesis of Andy Clark and David Chalmers and cover a tiny bit of the Harry Potter legendarium in order to answer the question "Is my pocket journal a horcrux?"  | | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support...
2020-Aug-12 • 28 minutes
Ep. 2 - Can God Make a Dog That's Too Big For Him To Walk?
In this episode, I survey three answers to this question: a univocal, an equivocal, and an analogical answer.  | Ultimately, I side with the analogical answer and I explain why. If you have no clue what any of that means, no worries, you will by the end of the podcast. Enjoy!  | Time Is Running by MusicLFiles | Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6203-time-is-running... | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/... | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/supp...
2020-Aug-11 • 48 minutes
Ep. 1 - The Ethics of Feeding Mice to Giant African Bullfrogs
In this inaugural episode, I go over various aspects of ethics in order to more fully answer the question "is it ethical to feed mice to Giant African Bullfrogs?"   | | --- | | Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/parkers-pensees/support...