September 12th, 2023 | 54 mins 38 secs
anger, attitude, cave, chanel, compassion, emotion, empathy, ethics, grad school, graduate, hirji, interview, jordan, miller, morality, myers, nussbaum, outrage, penn, pennsylvania, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, rage, reactive, strawson, sukaina, university of houston, value
I speak with Sukaina Hirji about her (very) recent paper discussing a type of anger referred to as outrage: what it is, how it differs from other emotions, & how it functions in our emotional lives.
April 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 4 mins
anger, angry, apt, cave, communication, epistemic, ethics, evaluation, evidence, fight, grad school, graduate, hume, injustice, interview, jordan, meek, meekness, morality, motivation, myers, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, pride, rage, reasoning, sports, srinivasan, thinking, university of houston, value, vice, virtue, wicked, wrong
I speak with Glen Pettigrove about his paper "Meekness and Moral Anger." We discuss his attempt to breathe new life into meekness as a virtue, his diagnosis of anger's downsides, and the ways in which meekness can avoid these pitfalls.
November 21st, 2022 | 56 mins
account, blame, blameworthiness, blameworthy, boult, brandon, cameron, cave, epistemic, epistemology, evidence, grad school, graduate, interview, jordan, myers, nature, normativity, norms, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, relationship, responsibility, scanlon, testimony, university of houston, wolf
I speak with Cameron Boult about his series of papers and forthcoming book on epistemic blame: what it means, when it's appropriate, and how we modify our epistemic relationships with others.
September 13th, 2022 | 2 hrs 2 mins
action, analysis, angst, antione, antoine, cave, choice, creation, ethics, existential, existentialism, freedom, french, grad school, graduate, group, humanism, interview, jordan, life, meaning, mini series, myers, nausea, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, purpose, radical, reading, sartre, self, self-taught man, suffering, suicide, university of houston
Part 2 of Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre.
August 19th, 2022 | 8 mins 16 secs
agency, beings, better, blame, building, cave, compatibilism, desert, determinism, four, free, freedom, grad school, graduate, hard, interview, jordan, libertarisniam, manuel, moral, myers, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, praise, reasons, responsibility, responsiveness, revise, revisionism, san diego, uc, university of houston, vargas, views, will
In this episode, I discuss a view about Free Will and Moral Responsibility, Revisionism, with Manuel Vargas. We talk about what it means to be a revisionist about theories in general, how he thinks our view of free will should be reshaped, and how the way we talk about free will and moral responsibility shapes the way we think about the debate.
June 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
50, agency, borges, cave, chance, decision, deliberation, divine, ethics, experiment, fate, forking, forknowledge, free, garden, garrett, god, grad school, graduate, infallible, interview, jordan, moral, myers, omnipotence, omniscient, paradoxes, paths, pendergraft, pepperdine, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, puzzle, responsibility, routledge, thought, uncertainty, university of houston, will
In this episode, I speak with Garrett Pendergraft about his forthcoming book: FREE WILL AND HUMAN AGENCY: 50 PUZZLES, PARADOXES, AND THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS, which will be out in July 2022! We discuss three chapters on the Garden of Forking Paths, Uncertainty and Deliberation, and Divine Foreknowledge.
June 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 42 mins
actions, addict, analysis, asymmetrical, asymmetry, attitude, bad, blame, cave, condition, determinism, free, freedom, good, grad school, graduate, group, human, interview, jordan, mind, moral responsibility, myers, objective, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, praise, psychology, reactive, reading, robot, susan, true, university of houston, value, virtue, will, wolf
In this reading group episode, Giffin, Adam, Brian, and I talk about the crazy (in the best way) paper by Susan Wolf, "Asymmetrical Freedom." Can we be responsible for bad actions? Only good ones? What does the role of determinism do to our judgements?
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.
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.
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.