May 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
address, attitudes, blame, calhoun, cave, community, dana, erik, ethics, forgiveness, friends, go, gothenburgh, grad school, graduate, harm, injury, jordan, letting, milam, moral, myers, nelkin, objective, per, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, praise, reactive, relationships, responsibility, strawson, wrong
In this episode, I speak with Per Milam about his recent work on letting go as an alternative to forgiveness. These topics naturally touch on the practices of blame and responsibility and Strawson's reactive attitudes.
April 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
ai, artificial, bostrom, cave, consciousness, control, derek, destroy, deutsche, elon, ethics, god, grad school, graduate, hard, harris, infinite, intelligence, johnstown, jordan, leben, machine, materialism, musk, myers, pascal, phd, philosophy, pitt, pittsburgh, plato, plato's cave, problem, sam, suffering, universe, university, wager
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Derek Leben about his recent Philosophy Now article, Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager. We talk about Pascal's wager applied to AI, the control problem, consciousness, our ability to control the course of AI development, and the meaning that grounds moral realism.
March 26th, 2021 | 37 mins 42 secs
action, akrasia, animal, cave, compatibilism, compatibilist, ethics, free, freedom, grad school, graduate, jordan, kant, kantian, libertarian, mit, myers, nature, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, responsibility, schapiro, tamer, weak, weakness, will
In this episode, I speak with philosopher Tamar Schapiro about her work on weak willed action from a Kantian perspective. This all relates to her forthcoming book, Feeling Like it: a Theory of Inclination and Will.
December 16th, 2020 | 59 mins 20 secs
atom, bat, body, brain, cave, chalmers, combination, consciousness, dualism, durham, epiphenomenalism, error, experience, fmri, galileo, goff, grad school, graduate, hard, interview, jordan, materialism, mind, muckraker media, myers, nagel, neuroscience, of, pan, panpsychism, panpsychist, phd, philip, phillip, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, problem, reduction, reductionism, scan, theory
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Phillip Goff about Panpsychism. We discuss what we mean by consciousness, why materialist reductionism doesn't satisfy as an explanation of its existence, and what Panpsychism can offer as a theory of consciousness.
October 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
ai, analysis, ash, back, be, black, brooker, cave, charlie, chip, death, denial, emotion, entire, frued, grad school, graduate, grain, grief, history, jealousy, jordan, lee, loss, lust, martha, memory, miller, mind, mirror, muckraker media, myers, netflix, patrick, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, review, right, sadness, simulation, technology, the, you
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Patrick Lee Miller about two episodes of the phenomenal Netflix series, Black Mirror: BE Right Back and The Entire History of You. We discuss the episode's themes of grief, loss of self to technology, memory, loved ones, relationships, jealousy, and more. This was a ton of fun and I hope you enjoy it as well!
September 25th, 2020 | 52 mins 42 secs
abuse, book, brandon, cave, ethics, grad school, graduate, grand, grandstand, grandstanding, interview, jordan, justin, media, moral, muckraker media, myers, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, politics, posturing, religion, review, signaling, social, stand, talk, tosi, trump, twitter, use, vice, virtue, warmke
In this episode, I speak with Brandon Warmke about his new book, Grandstanding, which he co-authored with Justin Tosi. Brandon is a professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University. I highly recommend the book, and I hope this talk does it justice. I very much enjoyed speaking with Brandon, and I hope you enjoy our conversation as well.
September 4th, 2020 | 55 mins 13 secs
ban, brandon, burqa, cave, eternal, eternity, europe, grad school, graduate, infinity, islam, jordan, liberal, loop, muckraker media, myers, nietzsche, now, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, political, recurrence, reincarnation, robshaw, should, state
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Brandon Robshaw about his recent piece in Philosophy Now on Nietzsche's Eternal Recurrence. We also discuss his new book, 'Should a Liberal State Ban the Burqa?' (The short answer is no.)
August 23rd, 2020 | 52 mins 28 secs
argument, bernardo, cave, chalmers, color, consciousness, david, dualism, free will, goff, grad school, graduate, hard, idealism, jordan, kastrup, mary, materialism, mind, monism, muckraker media, myers, naturalism, panpsychism, papineau, phd, phillip, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, problem, reduction, science, scientist, searles, theory, theory of mind, zombie
In this episode, I talk with David Papineau about his rejection of the Hard Problem of Consciousness, how dualism infects thinking about theory of mind, and how materialism is the best account of why we have experiences.
August 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 18 secs
bat, being, bernardo, body, cave, chalmers, consciousness, david, decomposition, descartes, dualism, epi, epiphenomenolism, experience, experiment, facing, first, grad school, graduate, hard, idealism, is, it like, jordan, kastrup, materialism, metaphysics, mind, muckraker media, myers, nagel, nature, objective, ontology, panpsychism, person, phd, phenomenological, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, problem, reality, reductionism, reductionist, science, subjective, the, theory of mind, thomas, thought, to be, up, what, zombie
In this episode, I speak with Bernardo Kastrup, who holds a PhD in Philosophy and Computer Engineering, about the hard problem of consciousness, idealism, theory of mind, panpsychism, and why materialistic reductionism cannot account for the fact of conscious experience.
August 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
academia, academic, appearance, blackford, boghossian, broderick, cave, chmess, culture, damien, future, grad school, graduate, guest, james, jordan, lindsay, muckraker media, myers, peter, peterson, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, pop, popular, professor, progress, russell, shapiro, teaching, test, university, woke
In this episode, I speak with the Philosopher Russell Blackford about his edited book with Damien Broderick on the problems of philosophical progress, pop-philosophy, academic isolation, interdisciplinary work, and more. This was a wonderful insight on the niche details of the field, and will be of interest to both PhD's and fans of philosophy alike.
June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 52 mins
cave, conversations, dialectic, disagree, facebook, fair, game, grad school, graduate, jon, logic, muckraker media, online, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, politics, rappaport's rules, reason, rhetoric, rosen, social media, stalemate, truth
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Jon Rosen about his Facebook discussion group Fair Game and about how to have difficult conversations generally. We discuss the challenges, what it means to be a reasonable interlocutor, and more.
June 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 secs
a left, and, b., cave, communism, conservative, critique, freedom, grad school, graduate, individual, jordan, leftist, liberty, marxism, marxist, matt, matthew, mayhem, mcmanus, morality, muckraker media, myth, peterson, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, politics, religion, rhetoric, right, zero books
In this episode, I sit down with Matthew McManus to discuss the new book he co-authored: Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson.
June 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 47 mins
action, affirmative, africa, apartheid, australia, cave, democracy, dr., eric, grad school, graduate, louw, muckraker media, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, south
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Eric Louw about his experiences in South Africa during the transition from Apartheid and how it has shaped his thinking on the question of Affirmative Action and diversity in education and the work force.
April 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 25 mins
capitalism, cave, clark, coronavirus, covid, democracy, economic theory, fairness, grad school, graduate, historian, history, justice, justin, leftist, liberalism, marxism, muckraker media, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, political philosophy, politics, public, socialism, society, wealth, wealth inequality
In this episode, I speak with Public Historian Just Clark about the current social and economic situation surrounding COVID and about the underlying philosophy and logic of different political ideologies in general.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
academia, academic, affirmative action, atheism, boghossian, cave, controversy, free will, grad school, graduate, grievance, how to have, humanities, impossible conversations, james, lindsay, manual for creating atheists, metaphysics, muckraker media, outrage, peter, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, portland state, professor, reform, science, scientific method, shaming, socrates, socratic method, studies, teaching, twitter, university
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Peter Boghossian about where academic philosophy stands in the modern university system. We discuss the problems that it and other humanities create for themselves and for the public, and how to reform the standards in the field by injecting a scientific and Socratic standard.
April 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
450 volts, abu ghraib, abuse, asch, authority, browning, cave, conformity, crimes, evil, experiment, germany, goldhagen, grad school, graduate, iraq, milgram, morality, muckraker media, murder, nazi, obedience, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, prison, rape, shock, stanford, test, war, yale, zimbardo
In this episode, I discuss the Stanley Milgram and Phil Zimbardo experiments and what they say about our human nature. These experiments are also tied into the Browning vs Goldhagen debate on how he German population was convinced to do such terrible acts during the holocaust.