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.
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.
March 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
argument, bejamin, ben, blame, burgis, cave, compatiblism, determinism, free will, freedom, give, grad school, graduate, jon, kant, korsgaard, michael brooks, moral, morality, muckraker media, neuroscience, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, punishment, resentment, responsibility, rosen, skeptic, strawson, them
In this episode, I speak with Ben Burgis for a second time about free will compatiblism in a deterministic world. We speak about the metaphysics of free will and determinism, and what should constitude ground for moral responsibility. We also discuss my grad school writing sample and Christine Korsgaard's work.
March 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
alastair, birmingham, cave, choice, contingency, counterfactual, decision theory, dr., free will, grad school, graduate, metaphysics, multiple worlds, options, oxford, phd, philosophy, physics, plato, plato's cave, professor, quantum, self, theory, university, wilson
In this episode, I spoke with Professor Alastair Wilson about his newly released book, The Nature of Contingency: Quantum Physics as Modal Realism. We spoke about contingency, counterfactuals, the multiple worlds interpretation of quantum physics, free will, and more.
March 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
ben, burgis, cave, compatiblism, crime, determinism, fatalism, free will, grad school, graduate, incompatiblism, iona iltaila, jerry coyne, jon, luck, moral, neuroscience, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, punishment, puppet, responsibility, robot, rosen, sam harris, two for tea
In this episode, Ben Burgis and Jon Rosen join me for a discussion on whether we have free will, or not, and if we do have it, is it the important type of freedom? I very much enjoyed hearing the two of them spar and I hope you find it valuable as well.
March 16th, 2020 | 24 mins 40 secs
cave, compatiblism, determinism, free will, freedom and resentment, galen, grad school, graduate, itunes:61, itunes:pf strawon, korsgaard, moral responsibility, objective attitude, optimist, p.f. strawson, pessimist, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, reactive attitude, responsibility, strawson, that's bs, thats bs, watson
In this episode, I discuss P.F. Strawson's landmark paper on moral responsibility, Freedom and Resentment, and its posing challenges towards those who believe free will and determinism have anything to do with responsibility.