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.
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.