PvI#57: Happier Cancer w/ Monica McCarthy

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Monica is an actor and writer who ran a live-on-stage philosophy podcast called The Happier Hour, and so naturally we talk about happiness, or flourishing (eudaimonia).

Can babies with cancer be relied upon to responsibly spend donations? How can Bill get his hands on one of those rings of Gyges? Is philosophy necessary for the good life? Is humility? Does every philosopher carry a slide rule? Is an ethic “fulfilling your potential” problematic? Are some people’s happiness fundamentally opposed to others’? Also, reacting to the unusual, undertunity, and lawn care ideology.

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Audio editing by Tyler Hislop.

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