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Podcast Profile: Life From Plato's Cave

podcast imageTwitter: @lifeplatoscave@MarioVeen (@MarioVeen followed by 15 philosophers)
Site: lifefromplatoscave.com
23 episodes
2020 to present
Average episode: 85 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: 2022-Aug-10 11:32 UTC. Episodes: 23. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
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, mi...
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 mod...
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 of t...
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 publis...
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 actio...
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 we c...
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 inst...
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 just...
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 communication...
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 intervie...
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 intervie...
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 nev...
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 pas...
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. The...
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 and ...
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. Ha...
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 does...
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 earthqua...
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 - The...
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 the w...
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 Doctrin...
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 wil...
2020-Dec-06 • 2 minutes
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