Welcome to this new page, which is for the for the foreseeable future replacing the "Topic Announcement" blog posts which I'm burnt out on writing. Release dates for PEL episodes refer to the release of the first half of the conversation. If you're a PEL Citizen, you'll get the whole thing on that date; if not, you'll have to wait another week for the second half.
The Next PEL Episodes
Ep. 165-6: Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Philosophicus and Tractatus Politicus. In ep. 165, we'll discuss the first 11 books of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670), where he discusses Biblical hermeneutics. Why would this be interesting? Well, because of the political implications, which in his time had to do with religious tolerance. He wants to give strategies for both reflecting the "holiness" of scripture (in deference to the sentiments of the time) while putting a stop to all violent disagreements about theological matters. In 156, we'll discuss the latter, more specifically political, sections of that book, and then add on chunks of the unfinished Tractatus Politicus (1677).
Ep. 167: David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The Next Nakedly Examined Music Episodes (What is this?)
I'm only listing episodes here that have already been recorded.
- NEM #46 with Chandler Travis
- NEM #47 with Jason Falkner
- NEM #48 with Thalia Zedek, formerly of Come
- NEM #49 with Scott McCaughey, of the Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5
The next Phi Fic episodes (What is this?)