September 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
anger, attitudes, black, blame, case, cave, compatibilism, determinism, device, frankfurt, free, freedom, grad school, graduate, guidance, jordan, mechanism, moderate, moral, myers, pap, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, reactive, reasons, resentment, responsibility, responsiveness, riverside, semi, semicompatibilism, uc, watson, will
In this episode, I speak with John Martin Fischer about his semicompatibilism about moral responsibility. We use his 2012 paper, "Semicompatibilism and its Rivals" as a framework for the discussion.
June 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
agent, attitudes, blame, caruso, cave, compatibilism, compatibilist, consequentialism, criminal justice, dan, daniel, death, debating, dennett, deserts, event, frankfurt, free, grad school, graduate, gregg, harris, interview, jordan, just, libertarianism, moral, myers, objective, penalty, person, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, praise, punishment, reactive, rejecting, responsibility, retributivism, strawson, subjective, will
In this episode, I speak with Gregg Caruso about this recent book, Just Deserts, co-authored with Dan Dennett. We discuss his claims about rejecting deep moral responsibility while still preserving many distinctions that compatibilists like Dan find important. We also dive into the divide between he (and myself) and Dennett.
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.