Discussing Arthur Schopenhauer's On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (written 1813, expanded and published in 1847).
What kinds of explanations are legitimate? Schopenhauer thought that causal and logical explanations are often confused, resulting in philosophical errors. In laying out the four types of explanation -- the four versions of the principle of sufficient reason -- he clearly elaborates his modernized Kantian epistemology. We also discuss his strange notion of "will" that was so influential on Nietzsche and Freud.
Plus, we discuss "Action Philosophers!"and "Walking Dead."
Running Time: 2 hr., 13 min. Recorded: November 28, 2010. Participants: Mark, Wes, Seth
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, "The Answer," by New People, from the album Impossible Things (2011).