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.