Discussing Plato’s “Apology.” Does studying philosophy make you a better person? No.
Discussing Plato’s “Apology.”
This reading is all about how Socrates is on trial for acting like an ass and proceeds to act like an ass and so is convicted. Big surprise. On this our inaugural discussion, Mark, Seth, and Wes talk about how philosophers are arrogant bastards who neglect their children, how people of all political stripes don’t usually examine their fundamental beliefs (but probably should), why it might be better to know you know nothing than to only think that you know nothing, and how Plato was a super genius all of whose texts you should worship uncritically. Plus: podcaster philosophical origin stories, like when Wes was bitten by a radioactive Anaxagoras.
What are we trying to do here? Why should you bother to listen to us?
Transcripts for eps. 1, 2, 32, 61, 62, 64, and 84. Plus transcripts of precogs for 80-87 and 109-110 and episode guides for 53 and 61.
Some writings by each of the four podcasters, plus essays by guests David Brin, Jonathan R. White, and Eric Petrie.
…All the ones that are on the web, anyway, including three New People albums (available only here), plus five albums from the 90s. Get most of the rest of it at marklint.com.