Discussing G.W.F Hegel’s Introduction to the Philosophy of History.
Discussing Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and Ch. 1-20 of The Discourse on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy
On Werner Heisenberg’s Physics and Philosophy. Dylan Casey’s first appearance (as a guest).
On the “Chuang Tzu,” Chapters 2, 3, 6, 18, and 19. With guest Erik Douglas.
Discussing The Genealogy of Morals (mostly the first two essays) and Beyond Good and Evil Ch. 1 (The Prejudices of Philosophers), 5 (Natural History of Morals), and 9 (What is Noble?).
Discussing Fundamental Principles (aka Groundwork) of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785).
Discussing Jeremy Bentham’s An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation chapters 1-5, John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism, and Peter Singer’s “Famine, Affluence, and Morality.”
Continuing last ep’s discussion of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus with some Rudolph Carnap from his 1935 book Philosophy and Logical Syntax.
Discussing the beginning (through around 3.1) of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Discussing Liebniz’s Monadology.
Discussing Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Books I and II.
Discussing Camus’s “An Absurd Reasoning” and “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1942).
Discussing Hobbes’s Leviathan, Chapters 13-15.
On Descartes’s Meditations 1 and 2.
More discussion of Plato’s “Apology.”
Discussing Plato’s “Apology.” Does studying philosophy make you a better person? No.
What are we trying to do here? Why should you bother to listen to us?