Discussing Jeremy Bentham’s An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation chapters 1-5, John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism, and Peter Singer’s “Famine, Affluence, and Morality.”
Continuing last ep’s discussion of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus with some Rudolph Carnap from his 1935 book Philosophy and Logical Syntax.
Discussing the beginning (through around 3.1) of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Discussing Liebniz’s Monadology.
Discussing Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Books I and II.
Discussing Camus’s “An Absurd Reasoning” and “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1942).
Discussing Hobbes’s Leviathan, Chapters 13-15.
On Descartes’s Meditations 1 and 2.
More discussion of Plato’s “Apology.”
Discussing Plato’s “Apology.” Does studying philosophy make you a better person? No.
What are we trying to do here? Why should you bother to listen to us?