October 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 23 secs
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In this episode, I speak with Susan Wolf about her first two papers, "Asymmetrical Freedom" and "The Importance of Having Free Will." These papers have been influential to me and I was lucky enough to discuss them with Dr. Wolf. We discuss her views on moral responsibility, reactive attitudes, and her upcoming projects.
May 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
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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
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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.
September 25th, 2020 | 52 mins 42 secs
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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.
March 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
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In this episode, Giffin, Jordan, Brian, and Adam talk about what moral hypocrisy is and what it is not. Plus, how bad is being a moral hypocrite really? Is is actually worse to be a hypocrite than just lie? Find out in this episode.
March 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
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In this episode, In this episode, Jordan, Brian, and Adam discuss the possible shortcomings of Aristotelian ethics as opposed to consequentialism or deontology. Plus, a quibble on moral relativism.
March 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
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Part 1 of a 2 part series on Aristotelian virtue ethics.
March 14th, 2020 | 2 hrs 8 mins
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In this episode of Plato's Cave, I invite on Adam from That's BS and two guests from the Dirty History Podcast, Thomas and Woodrow. We talked about WWI and WWII, Imperialism, Rhetoric in history, Random history topics, Moral relativism, and Ethics in history. This was an amazing podcast to record and I hope you like it as well.