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Podcast Profile: Life From Plato's Cave

podcast imageTwitter: @lifeplatoscave@MarioVeen
Site: lifefromplatoscave.com
48 episodes
2020 to present
Average episode: 84 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: A course in interdisciplinarity by Mario Veen. In each episode I travel through Plato's Allegory of the Cave together with a guide. Together, we examine the question of what it means to learn, grow and develop in life on earth. We do so from a new perspective every time. You can use this course to study whatever interests you through the lens of philosophy, film, art, physics, spirituality and many more. All you need is the willingness to think things through and the openness to have your preconceived notions challenged.

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List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:08 UTC. Episodes: 48. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-Apr-10 • 80 minutes
Episode 44 - World-Changing Organisms with Stephen Porder
Stephen Porder is the Associate Provost for Sustainability and Acacia Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and Environment and Society at Brown University in the United States. His research publications explore tropical rainfores...
2024-Mar-23 • 75 minutes
Episode 43 - Intergenerational Trauma with Inez Schelfhout
My book about Plato's allegory of the cave is now available for pre-order: https://noordboek.nl/boek/hoe-plato-je-uit-je-grot-sleurt/... Inez Schelfhout is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who specializes in the impact of war on next ge...
2024-Mar-07 • 89 minutes
Episode 42 - The Soul's Task on Earth with Dorita Sleur
Dorita Sleur has been a spiritual teacher and guide for more than 20 years. She works with people tot become aware of the influence of Light in their lives. In her work, the Light creates balance in every area. If we learn to live from the light, t...
2024-Jan-24 • 107 minutes
Episode 41 - Climate Biology with Fabian Ercan
Dr Fabian E.Z. Ercan is a broadly interested (climate) biologist who does not shy away from broader discussions concerning natural sciences, philosophy, engineering and history. The dimension of time plays an important role in biology, ecology and c...
2023-Nov-25 • 81 minutes
Episode 40 - The Climate Health Crisis with Margarita Vossen
Margarita Vossen is a medical doctor who has worked in several areas in medicine, both in the Netherlands and abroad (Zambia, Lesvos and Moldova). Currently she is working as a general practitioner in the south of the Netherlands. She is an ambassad...
2023-Nov-09 • 67 minutes
Episode 39 - On Disinformation with Lee McIntyre
I interview Lee McIntyre about On Disinformation: How to fight for truth and protect democracy, available from MIT Press. Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a recent Lectu...
2023-Oct-29 • 65 minutes
Episode 38B - Money Creation with Anne Kervers (Part 2)
Anne Kervers is a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Amsterdam. She researches the political dimensions of money creation in relation to the climate finance gap. Previously she worked at Triodos Bank and completed studies in sust...
2023-Aug-16 • 54 minutes
Episode 38A - How to Block a Freeway with Anne Kervers (Part 1)
Anne Kervers is a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Amsterdam. She researches the political dimensions of money creation in relation to the climate finance gap. Previously she worked at Triodos Bank and completed studies in sust...
2023-Jul-24 • 157 minutes
Episode 37 - Technics and Time (Stiegler) with Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross obtained his doctorate from Monash University in 2002. He is the author of Violent Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Psychopolitical Anaphylaxis: Steps Towards a Metacosmics (Open Humanities Press, 2021 -free to download)....
2023-Jun-21 • 84 minutes
Episode 36 - The Natural Contract (Serres) with Aldo Houterman
We discuss Michel Serres' 1990 book The Natural Contract. Our mountain guide through Plato's Cave and the philosophy of Michel Serres is Aldo Houterman. Aldo teaches Medical Ethics and Philosophy at the Amsterdam University Medical Center and is doi...
2023-May-06 • 61 minutes
Episode 35 - Rights of Nature with Jessica den Outer
Jessica den Outer has a Bachelor degree in international & European law and a Master degree in international environmental law. She has been advocating for the Rights of Nature and the interests of future generations since 2017 and received several...
2023-Apr-17 • 69 minutes
Episode 34 - Universities in the Climate Crisis with Aaron Thierry
Dr.Aaron Thierry has a background ecological scientist, science communicator and environmental campaigner. He received his original PhD in Ecology from the University of Sheffield and went on to a position as a postdoc on a project researching clim...
2023-Apr-08 • 73 minutes
Episode 33 - Environmental Philosophy with Yogi Hendlin
Dr. Yogi Hale Hendlin is an environmental philosopher and public health scientist. Hendlin is assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, and core faculy of the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative at Erasmus University Rotterda...
2023-Mar-19 • 119 minutes
Episode 32 - Climate Science Rebellion with Ernst-Jan Kuiper
Ernst-Jan Kuiper obtained his Master's degree in Climate Physics In 2014, after which he focused on research into the dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet. After 5 years, including 6 weeks of fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet, he obtained his doc...
2023-Mar-09 • 79 minutes
Episode 31 - How to Talk to a Science Denier with Lee McIntyre
Lee McIntyre is a philosopher and a scholar of science denial. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a recent Lecturer in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. Lee is the author of many bo...
2023-Feb-24 • 78 minutes
Episode 30 - Henri Bergson’s Philosophy with Jeanne Proust
Jeanne Proust has studied Humanities, Philosophy and Visual Arts in Bordeaux, Berlin, and Paris. She has been teaching Philosophy for the last 12 years in the US. Her PhD dissertation (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) focused on the pathologies ...
2023-Feb-12 • 59 minutes
Episode 29 - Philosophy of Science with Rani Lill Anjum
Rani Lill Anjum is a philosopher at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), working in philosophy of science and medicine. She leads the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science (NMBU CAPS), together with Yevgeniya Tomkiv. Her expertise is ...
2023-Jan-27 • 76 minutes
Episode 28 - Medical Education with Lara Varpio
Our guide through Plato's Cave and medical education is Lara Varpio. Dr. Lara Varpio is Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Philadelphia and the Co-Director of Research in Medical Education at The Children’...
2023-Jan-13 • 98 minutes
Episode 27 - Michel Serres’ Philosophy with Aldo Houterman
Our mountain guide through Plato's Cave and the philosophy of Michel Serres is Aldo Houterman. Aldo teaches Medical Ethics and Philosophy at the Amsterdam University Medical Center and is doing his PhD research at the ESPRIT center for sports, integ...
2022-Dec-14 • 85 minutes
Episode 26 - Dealing with Collapse with Chris Julien
Chris Julien mixes research and practice in the fields of public innovation, theory and culture, with a focus on ecology and epistemology. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Utrecht university that combines new materialisms and eco-thinking to consti...
2022-Dec-09 • 71 minutes
Episode 25 - Conversation Analysis with Mike Huiskes
Mike Huiskes is professor of Language and Social Interaction at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. His work focuses on social interaction as an embodied phenomenon in both mundane and professional settings. His studies topics like inter...
2022-Nov-25 • 75 minutes
Episode 24 - Extinction Rebellion with Hannah Prins
Hannah Prins is a climate activist and studies criminal law and international law in Amsterdam. She is active in the Extinction Rebellion Legal Circle and is passionate about protecting the right to demonstration. Sources: Merchants of Doubt docume...
2022-Oct-25 • 72 minutes
Episode 23 - How Science Works with Vincent Icke
If the idea in society about how science works does not match how it actually works, how can society provide the optimal conditions for science? Vincent Icke is Professor of theoretical Astrophysics at Leiden University, where he founded the Astron...
2022-Sep-02 • 89 minutes
Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education - Megan Brown, Mario Veen & Gabrielle Finn
The book Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education by Megan Brown, Mario Veen and Gabrielle Finn considers the practical application of philosophical concepts to teaching, learning, and research, covers philosophical concepts such as Stoici...
2022-Aug-31 • 101 minutes
Episode 22 - World-Centered Education with Gert Biesta
We discuss World-Centered Education by Gert Biesta. Gert Biesta (gertbiesta.com/) is Professor of Public Education in the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professor of Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the ...
2022-Jul-28 • 115 minutes
Episode 21 - Image-Thinking & Travelling Concepts with Mieke Bal
We discuss Image-Thinking: Artmaking as Cultural Analysis by Mieke Bal. Mieke (www.miekebal.org) started as a literary scholar. Her commitment is to interdisciplinary approaches to cultural artifacts and their potential effects. She focuses on gender...
2022-Jul-10 • 53 minutes
Episode 20 - Being Better Earthlings with Marcia Bjornerud
Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton. Her research focuses on the physics of earthquakes and mountain-building, and she combines field-based studies of bedrock geology with quantitative...
2022-Jun-14 • 85 minutes
Episode 19 - Love and/of Philosophy with Jeanne Proust
Jeanne Proust has studied Humanities, Philosophy and Visual Arts in Bordeaux, Berlin, and Paris. She has been teaching Philosophy for the last 12 years in the US. Her PhD dissertation (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) focused on the pathologies ...
2022-May-31 • 110 minutes
Episode 18 - How Doctors Think with Camillo Coccia
Camillo is a medical doctor from South Africa. Currently he works as a senior house officer at Letterkenny University Hospital department of Hematology. He has a special interests in existentialist philosophy, German idealism and phenomenology. We pu...
2022-Apr-29 • 106 minutes
Episode 17 - Racism & Blackness with Ian Partman
Ian Partman (he/they) is a 19-year old student, writer, activist, and artist based in New York City. He is the founder of Ignite Collective, a national organization of young activists who work to resist police violence through mutual aid and direct a...
2022-Mar-31 • 140 minutes
Episode 16 - Visual Politics with Mark Reinhardt
We've been looking at what Plato's allegory means. But what happens when we examine what it does? We'll discuss political scientist Mark Reinhardt's article "The Cave of Images: Understanding Visual Politics in and through Plato’s Republic" and what ...
2022-Feb-27 • 162 minutes
Episode 15 - Bernard Stiegler’s Philosophy with Daniel Ross
The returning soul in Plato's allegory of the Cave is not heard by the prisoners, who are too occupied with the shadows on the wall. In the most literal sense, Plato was probably speaking about how the people do not appreciate the philosophy of, for ...
2022-Feb-27 • 106 minutes
Episode 14 - Food & Spirituality with Ilanta Sa
What keeps Plato's prisoners chained in the cave? What keeps us grounded to our reality? Food is definitely one of those things. How can we develop a more conscious relationship to food, how can we turn our entire being (like Plato says) rather than ...
2022-Jan-25 • 131 minutes
Episode 13 - Flat Earth & Science Communication with I Can Science That
Imagine you descended from the surface into Plato's Cave and told them "you're in Plato's Cave!" And they responded "No, YOU'RE in Plato's Cave!" In this episode, we will speak about how to deal with science denial. To learn about science communica...
2022-Jan-06 • 33 minutes
Episode 12B - Plato’s Cave is Getting Hotter (discussing episodes 1-11)
Welcome (or welcome Back) to Life From Plato's Cave. This is a course in interdisciplinary philosophy in which we look at life - the part of life that interests you - from a new perspective in every episode. In each of the other episodes, I will inte...
2022-Jan-02 • 18 minutes
Episode 12A - Travelling through Plato’s Cave
Welcome (or welcome Back) to Life From Plato's Cave. This is a course in interdisciplinary philosophy in which we look at life - the part of life that interests you - from a new perspective in every episode. In each of the other episodes, I will inte...
2021-Dec-27 • 130 minutes
Episode 11 - Biology, Technology & Human Evolution with Pieter Lemmens
The prisoners in Plato's Cave have their eyes fixed on the the cave wall. Their attention is literally captured by the shadows. They cannot turn their head so they cannot see each other. Since they have been there all their lives that means they have...
2021-Nov-16 • 79 minutes
Episode 10 - Social Media & Infinite Distraction with Dominic Pettman
"It's almost as if Plato saw Media Studies coming and invented this allegory for us to sort of set the stage from the beginning of western modernity. It's kind of uncanny how appropriate it remains. It's like it becomes more and more relevant as time...
2021-Oct-26 • 84 minutes
Episode 9 - The Biggest Question in Physics with Vincent Icke
After the prisoner in Plato's cave has been released, and while they are climbing up to the surface, they no longer have the familiarity and comfort of their everyday life. But neither do they have the insight that comes with arriving at the surface....
2021-Sep-06 • 91 minutes
Episode 8 - Neuroscience, Meditation & Dance with Marieke van Vugt
The prisoners in Plato's Cave live in a world of projections. They think they see a cat, but it is actually a shadow of a statue of a cat. Is it the same for us? Do we live in a kind of illusion? And if so, what are ways to see through this illusion ...
2021-Jun-24 • 90 minutes
Episode 7 - Astrophysics & Exolife with Vincent Icke
When we look at the situation of the prisoners in Plato's cave, their world is only one tiny part of all there is. They think that all that exists is the shadows on the wall. They're unaware of the fire, the way upwards, and everything at the surface...
2021-May-04 • 76 minutes
Episode 6 - Trauma & the Holocaust with Ernst van Alphen
When the prisoner in Plato's cave is released and turns around, the light of the fire is painful and terrifying. Running back to their seat, it makes no sense at all and they have no language to even speak about it. When we experience something that ...
2021-Apr-11 • 80 minutes
Episode 5 - Geology & Timefulness with Marcia Bjornerud
Sometimes a cave is just a cave. Geologist Marcia Bjornerud will give us a guided tour of Plato's Cave. Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton. Her research focuses on the physics of eart...
2021-Mar-13 • 94 minutes
Episode 4 - Life as Film with Masha Bronnikova
Plato's description of the Cave is kind of like a cinema: an audience watching shadows on a screen, projected by a fire behind them. Have you ever felt like your life is a film? Have you noticed how many films have incorporated a Plato's Cave theme -...
2021-Feb-02 • 91 minutes
Episode 3 - Art, Urgency & Inter-ship with Mieke Bal
In Plato's Cave, the prisoners start out being limited to only one perspective, one way to look at life. But they turn around and go on a journey, where they encounter images that challenge what they have always believed about who they are and how t...
2021-Jan-05 • 73 minutes
Episode 2 - Philosophy & Truth with Johannes Niederhauser
Ask not what you can do with philosophy, but what philosophy can do with you! In this episode, I discuss life from Plato's Cave from a philosophical perspective with Johannes Niederhauser. We discuss, among other things, Heidegger's Essay Plato's Doc...
2020-Dec-09 • 15 minutes
Episode 1 - Welcome to Plato‘s Cave
lifefromplatoscave.com Welcome to Life From Plato's Cave. This is a course in interdisciplinary philosophy in which we look at life - the part of life that interests you - from a new perspective in every episode. In each of the following episodes, I...
2020-Dec-06 • 2 minutes
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