Mark and Wes will discuss songwriting and the experience of music with Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher. Why not check out some of the links in this post so that you’ll have a better idea of what we’re talking about?
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was probably the best known American anthropologist of his generation, famous for his literary approach to ethnography, culture, and religious studies, and his development of the concept of “thick description.”
We’ll be discussing the famous Greek tragedy, and also performing a version of it with Lucy Lawless and Paul Provenza. What can such a work teach philosophy about ethics and the human condition?
We’ll talk about what Freud thinks dreams are for. Citizens can listen now, and the public episode will be released on two parts starting Monday.
We discussed portions of The World as Will and Representation, Book 3, about how music differs from other arts with guest Jonathan Segel of Camper van Beethoven fame.
Join Danny and Seth to talk on 5/3 at 5pm Eastern time about episode 114. Surely you have something to say!
We’ll read book 2 of The World as Will and Representation about how the only reality is a singular Will outside of space and time that manifests itself as the multitude of our experience.
There are two traditions within phenomenology: realist phenomenology and idealist phenomenology. The distinguishing feature is how they treat their ‘pre-bracketed’ and ‘post-bracketed’ states. In the realist case when we interpret (describe) the world we can bracket the truth of the claims epistemologically; in the idealist case we can metaphysically bracket claims.
A video of a classic Pre-Pythonic dialogue.
How can we best hermeneutically read these enigmatic little stories? We read all the Parables, plus commentaries by Ricouer, J. Dominic Crossan, and Paul Tillich.
We’ll read the 1973 essays “The Critique of Religion” and “The Language of Faith” with returning guest Law Ware.
We’ll discuss parts of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method (1960) and three subsequent essays about the art of textual interpretation (or interpretation of a work of art, or someone you’re having a conversation with, or anything else).
In this review of Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing, Francis Fukuyama claims that “It should be clear that the Straussian project has no particular implications for contemporary American foreign policy . . . “
Bring out the marching band, episode one of the brand new British philosophy podcast, The Philosofa, is now available online at www.philosofa.org. If you like the Partially Examined Life then you will love this podcast. The Philosofa discusses the practical, real-world significance of abstract philosophical problems, balancing a fine-line between wit and wisdom along the way. Its purpose Continue Reading …
Human children are quite different from the progeny of closely related animals like chimps. They are much more inclined to cooperate and seem driven to understand what goes on in others’ minds way. What makes humans unique in this way? To address this problem, evolutionary psychologists have borrowed an idea from philosphers: collective intentionality.
Intellectual honesty (or integrity) is a special case of moral integrity, according to Thomas Metzinger. While this ideal is admirable, Metzinger narrowly defines intellectual honesty it in a way that is inadequate to current debates concerning religious epistemology.
We read a foundational work in process philosophy, chock full of idiosyncratic four-dimensional geometry! Aw, yeah!
Interested in helping us gather content for this blog? We’re looking for someone we can pay (a little) to do this.
We were joined by comedian Paul Provenza to talk about Jaspsers’s essay “On My Philosophy” about the existentially necessary philosophical leap beyond what science can justify. Hint: The alternative is not embracing religious dogma.
We interviewed Nick Bostrom on his book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. How can philosophers stop robots from killing us all?