Continuing our liberal bubble-bursting exercise, the core foursome address more directly the question of how philosophy is supposed to shape one’s political views and actions. Is there a non-partisan way of describing “the public good” that we can use as a touchstone to communicate with and maybe convince political opponents? What’s a philosophically responsible way to use political rhetoric in the face of an apathetic and/or ignorant public? Is one better off hiding in a cave until the bad administration goes away?
End song: “Better Days” from The Getaway Drivers’ Bellatopia; check out Mark’s interview with singer/songwriter Bob Manor on Nakedly Examined Music ep. 11.