The Philosopher's Zone is where they congregate, but you'll find philosophers cropping up across RN. Late Night Live's Phillip Adams is fond of talking to them and philosophy, whether natural, moral or metaphysical, is never far away from RN, where your world unfolds.
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.
Hollywood Mind Control and Occult Government. Learn the meanings behind Illuminati Symbols and explore High Profile Rituals performed by Top Celebrities. Ancient Aliens, Time-Travel, and Human Cloning with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Barack Obama. This is where the esoteric meets the political
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Jason Silva, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. So each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with hand-picked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. The conversation could go anywhere. SINCE 2008, BIG THINK has captured on video the best ideas of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in every field, renowned experts including neurologist Oliver Sacks, physicist Stephen Hawking, behavioral psychologist Daniel Kahneman, authors Margaret Atwood and Marylinne Robinson, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, painter Chuck Close, and philosopher Daniel Dennett.
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . Today the Electronic University and Zencast.org are pleased to present the highlights of the spoken works of Alan Watts.
Science, philosophy, psychology, quantum physics, religion. In all these areas, we see the world based on what comes from others. Which means we're actually thinking with somebody else's head - not necessarily our own. And how much of those philosophies, ideas and theories are true? Thanks to the work of Brazilian/Austrian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Dr. Norberto Keppe, separating the wheat from the chaff is a lot easier today. We'll explore this rich and provocative territory in this podcast. Email me about your thoughts at email@example.com
Open Source is the world’s longest-running podcast. Christopher Lydon circles the big ideas in culture, the arts and politics with the smartest people in the world. It’s the kind of curious, critical, high-energy conversation we’re all missing nowadays. Be part of the action: leave a voice message to be played on the air; get in touch over Facebook or Twitter; or email us – firstname.lastname@example.org with show ideas, advice, requests and high-quality criticism.
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.
Today's Freemasonry through Masonic research papers of the past and present. Discussions on the Fraternity through modern technology made accessible to both Freemasons and men interested in Freemasonry.
The Aristotelian Society, founded in 1880, meets fortnightly in London to hear and discuss talks given by leading philosophers from a broad range of philosophical traditions. The papers read at the Society’s meetings are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. The mission of the Society is to make philosophy widely available to the general public, and the Aristotelian Society Podcast Series represents our latest initiative in furthering this goal. The audio podcasts of our talks are produced by Backdoor Broadcasting Company in conjunction with the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. Please visit our website to learn more about us and our publications: http://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilsophy.net
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).
Origami Elephants walks the tightrope between religion and philosophy, faith and certainty, symbol and science. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room, talking about issues that often go ignored for fear of a fight. Bryne, JR. and their guests initiate a conversation about controversial subjects with an invitational tone.
AMP is about the idea of bringing balance back into a world that is increasingly polarized, and a sense of tribe back to a people growing increasingly solipsistic. True to the concept this channel blends humor with gravity and levity with depth, as we explore the realms of the mind, psychedelics, athletics, MMA and Sexuality. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! Be sure to check out host Aubrey Marcus on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and follow him on twitter @AubreyMarcus.
What is a scientific theory? How does scientific reasoning work? What do you really need to know to think critically about science and its role in modern life? Follow philosopher Kevin deLaplante as he gently leads you through the concepts and background knowledge that you need to know for genuine science literacy in the 21st century. Kevin deLaplante is the former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He has over twenty years experience teaching the history and philosophy of science. He now runs the Critical Thinker Academy website, which offers free video training courses and pdf ebooks on a wide range of topics designed to help people improve their critical thinking skills.
Danny Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day philosophers"?
Dr. Diana Hsieh's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit PhilosophyInAction.com for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A feed is also available.)
With her signature humor, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin candidly converses with artists, comedians, thinkers, and writers looking to discover how to stay a little more sane and grounded in 21st century America. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about art, politics, spirituality, Kelly remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life. She believes that by sharing our hearts and minds openly, we just might usher in a new paradigm to live into in this new century. Is she crazy? Probably. Does she care? No
The leading voices of the free thinking generation share incredible insights and stories on Smells Like Human Spirit! This podcast provides you with the information to think critically, question authority, and discover the truth about the world for yourself. What's more, every show is different - with long-ranging interviews, special features, and in-depth yet relatable discussions helping you learn more about the key issues of today. Subscribe to the show now, and peace!
We are ninja kicking through pink and blue marketing that we've all experienced from birth onward. Questioning all the hype around gender roles, looking at pop-culture, toys, parenting, news, are some of the things you can expect to hear. Every week will feature a guest interview with people who are changing the world. *Album Art Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass, Flickr (modified)
After the Paris attacks, tensions are running higher than they have in many years over the threat posed by Islamism, how we should talk about it, and how policy should respond to it. One of our most difficult cultural challenges is distinguishing the acts of violent Islamists from public attitudes towards Muslims in general, and specifically how heated and often ugly rhetoric impacts how we confront the massive refugee crisis. To discuss this thorny and emotionally charged issue, Josh Zepps talks with Michael Brooks, a contributor and producer for the award-winning daily political talk show, The Majority Report. It is a lively discussion of a highly polarized issue, revealing just how complicated and nuanced Islam’s role in these crises truly is.
Appointments, meetings, timetables, schedules, deadlines, departure times, arrival times, clocking on and clocking off. Time spent, time lost, time wasted, time out. Time rules our lives, but what exactly is it?
As the Paris Climate Summit occurs on a world stage, 150 world leaders have gathered to ramp up the hysteria around climate change. Prince Charles warned that "we are becoming the architects of our own destruction" demanding immediate action - in the form of increased government power - to halt global warming. Stefan Molyneux and Alex Epstein (author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels) discuss the propaganda around global warming and aim to separate the facts from fiction. Alex Epstein is the President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and an expert on energy and industrial policy. Center for Industrial Progress is a for-profit think-tank seeking to bring about a new industrial revolution. For more from Alex and CIP, please check out: industrialprogress.com and alexepstein.com To purchase The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and get source notes, go to: moralcaseforfossilfuels.com or http://www.fdrurl.com/alex-epstein Freedo ...
On "The Meaning of Meaning" (1975). If meaning is not a matter of having a description in your head, then what is it? Hilary Putnam reformulates Kripke's insight (from #126) in terms of Twin Earths: Earthers with H20 and Twin Earthers with a substance that seems like water but is different have the same mental contents but are referring to different stuff with "water," so that word is speaker-relative in a certain way. With guest Matt Teichman. Learn more. Why wait for part 2? Get the Citizen Edition now. Please check out the St. John's College Graduate Institute: partiallyexaminedlife.com/sjcgi.
Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
Join us this week for a very quick episode where we have a brief piece on Thanksgiving and an article about the craft and its public image. App extras include a Masonic themed wallpaper for your mobile device. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving, and a great week to come! Thanks for listening! Links Support the show!
Some eminent physicists, including Stephen Hawking, have been sceptical of the value of philosophy to physics. Carlo Rovelli, a theoretical physicist with a strong interest in philosophy, disagrees. Here he discusses the relationship between philosophy and physics with Nigel Warburton.
Question 1: [1:31] - Aristotle poses "A is A". Aristotle tries to create rules to which this world conforms, but neglects to question 'what is this world?' Do our descriptions form what we perceive? Do you think that finding some answers to these questions can make our lives better? Is there any practical impact of such examinations on our day to day life? Question 2: [43:20] - I am a college student majoring Exercise Physiology with a focus in Biomedical Sciences. I am awaiting admissions decisions to medical schools and want to use my possible future career to spread peaceful parenting from a unique perspective. What are some potential ramifications of taking a specialty like pathology and applying it to philosophy? Question 3: [1:17:15] - Despite being a hardcore anarcho-capitalist and following the non-aggression principle towards my children, I have a disturbing feeling that I'm raising children who are going to be communists. I’m scared as hell, please help! Question 4: [2:14 ...
[0:00] - A Personal Message From Stefan Molyneux [6:01] - Call In Show Introduction Question 1: [7:32] - In your libertarian view, are you satisfied that even with removal of state control, billions of other people will still suffer at the hands of the market system - a system which is itself an indirect form of control, and which, in an unprecedented age of technology, is already technologically redundant? Question 2: [1:24:35] - I have lived with and worked with various agencies and groups helping refugees here in the United States for multiple years. Is it refugee preferences or politics that is guiding placement? What would you say is the best way for people to help refugees? Should individuals and families sponsor refugees to come here? Question 3: [2:28:54] - How come every time people start building societies from scratch, the big and successful ones always end up with a government that holds monopoly on violence? In other words, what if the only way we can organize large gr ...
Music is the mystery of the universe. It is invisible and yet, revolutionizes the world. How is music used in the mind war and what effect does music have on our biology? Can Hip Hop cause syphilis? google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8218573872630659"; google_ad_slot = "3409319950"; google_ad_width = 540; google_ad_height = 90; Listen on: FreemanTV | Stitcher | iTunes | YouTube | RSS HansUtter.com Hans Utter is dedicated and accomplished musician, producer, composer, and writer. His musical journey beginning at age five has brought him from Western classical music to jazz, from Hindustani classical to the modal music of Central Asia and the Middle East. He is an accomplished guitartist and sitarist, and is also proficient oud player. His travels have brought him from the United States to Europe, India, and Central Asia. As a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Association of Asian Studies, the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research on Singing (AIRS) consortium, and The Ohio Arts Counc ...
"My goal is always to be laughing. Do you lose the laughter once you become too good at something?” - Maira Kalman Think Again is a spontaneous, brainy variety show – The world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics. Artist and author Maira Kalman, best known perhaps for her startlingly original New Yorker covers, has a unique way of looking at and living in the world. On this week's episode of "Think Again," she and host Jason Gots try to sort out why they're both so terrified of math, and whether militarized sociopaths are a necessary part of our world. Maira's new book "Beloved Dog" is a poignant, hilarious look at a creature the artist once considered a deadly monster, and now can't live without.
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Europe is gripped by the biggest migrant crisis since the Second World War. The parallels with that earlier crisis are hard to avoid. When in 1938 tens of thousands were fleeing Nazi Germany, not a single European country agreed to raise its quotas. In response Hitler and Goebbels observed that, while other countries complained about how Germany treated the Jews, no one else wanted them either. This is one of the points that Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg made in the Intelligence Squared Great European Refugees and Migrants Debate. With the squabbling last month between the countries of Europe over the quota system, the Hungarian government erecting a steel fence on its southern border and Germany and Sweden reintroducing border controls, will this period go down in history as another one when Europe closed its doors? Some would argue, however, that humanitarian pleas to give a compassionate welcome to the refugees may be admirable, but the numbers entering Europe are simply too high fo ...
Did government deregulation cause the financial crisis? Did the partial repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act lead to America's banking crisis - and to massive government bailouts? Stefan Molyneux speaks with Peter Schiff about the persistent myth of financial deregulation and the true cause of the economic crisis! Peter Schiff is an economist, financial broker/dealer, author, frequent guest on national news, the host of the Peter Schiff Show Podcast, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and the Chairmain of Schiff Gold. Schiff Gold: http://schiffgold.com Schiff Radio: http://www.schiffradio.com Euro Pacific Capital: http://www.europac.com Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate
I'm Richard Lloyd Jones, and this is Thinking with Somebody Else's Head. In light of the Paris attacks in November of 2015, it's difficult to know the best thing to do. The French government,... Podcast from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy. Important psychological and social science discussions are found here.
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the outbreak of witch trials in Massachusetts in 1692-3, centred on Salem, which led to the execution of twenty people, with more dying in prison before or after trial. Some were men, including Giles Corey who died after being pressed with heavy rocks, but the majority were women. At its peak, around 150 people were suspected of witchcraft, including the wife of the governor who had established the trials. Many of the claims of witchcraft arose from personal rivalries in an area known for unrest, but were examined and upheld by the courts at a time of mass hysteria, belief in the devil, fear of attack by Native Americans and religious divisions. With Susan Castillo-Street Harriet Beecher Stowe Professor Emerita of American Studies at King's College London Simon Middleton Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sheffield And Marion Gibson Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at Exeter University, Penryn Campus. Producer: S ...
Do men and women have different attitudes to rule breaking? With changing ideas about gender, can we say that our minds are wired differently? Helen Fraser, head of the Girls' Day School Trust said recently that 'being the compliant girl is never going to get you anywhere'. What are the rules today for relationships and getting on in society? Is it time to throw out received ideas and challenge the advice given to young people? Free Thinking presenter Rana Mitter chairs a debate with a panel featuring : Sheila Hancock - actress and author of three non-fiction books and a novel Miss Carter's War Journalist Bim Adewunmi - culture editor at Buzz Feed UK, who writes often about popular culture and how it intersects with gender and race Neil Bartlett, theatre director and author whose most recent novel is The Disappearance Boy Jonny Mitchell, the headmaster in Channel 4's Educating Yorkshire and now the Head of the Co-operative Academy of Leeds. Recorded in front of an audience at the F ...
This is provincial Ireland, a place of long winters but not freezing winters. There’s drizzle as much as there’s rain. You’re trying to find a style just to bring things down to size, maybe bring the melody down to a minor key, as though you’re making drawings instead of paintings. You’re attempting a sort of insistent rhythm which might make its way into the reader’s nervous system… You’re working really with a sort of muted music arising from pain, from things that are difficult, arising from loss. And in that world of small holdings, small houses, small hopes, people are good at leaving things out, not saying them. Colm Tóibín in conversation with Chris Lydon in Boston, November 2015. Of course you want to put Colm Tóibín to music — his literary prose in novels like Brooklyn and Nora Webster. Also his gab, as here. Perhaps the hot / traditional Irish band The Gloaming is called for. That bewitching Irish volubility, including his own, Tóibín says, is rooted in a love of silence. ...
Who is responsible for the current economic situation in the United States of America? Was the housing crash and banking sector meltdown the result of deregulation and the dangers of free market capitalism? Is government regulation and interference in the market to blame for all these problems? Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts debate these issues and more in a discussion about Dr. Roberts’ recent book “The Failure of Free Market Capitalism.” Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Regan and is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Roberts is the author of "The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism" which you can order at: http://www.fdrurl.com/FailureCapitalism Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate
Actress Juliet Stevenson - whose work on theatre, film and TV includes Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Village and the BAFTA award winning Truly Madly Deeply – comes to Sage. She’s joined on stage by Natalie Abrahami, who directed Stevenson in an acclaimed recent revival of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic in London. They ask: how easy is it to break rules in the theatre? The text of a play contains stage directions - sometimes very precise. If the play is a classic, audiences and critics may have fixed ideas about what they expect to see. Matthew Sweet chairs a discussion which lifts the curtain on the experimentation that goes on in the rehearsal room and before the TV cameras roll. Natalie Abrahami is directing a production of Queen Anne at the Royal Shakespeare Company. It's a new play by Helen Edmundson which explores the relationship between Queen Anne and the Duchess of Marlborough. It runs at the RSC from November 19th 2015. Producer: Sarah Crawley
"By 2029 computers will have emotional intelligence and be as convincing as people". Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director of Engineering, predicts this scenario – also explored in Channel 4's recent hit drama, Humans. So what are the skills needed for the 21st century workplace and do humans have them? According to Paul Mason, TV journalist and author of PostCapitalism, we face seismic change in part due to the revolution in information technology. Paul Mason joins Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive of The Alchemists - who help companies grow, and Richard and Daniel Susskind, authors of The Future of the Professions, who argue we will no longer need doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers and others to work as they did in the 20th century. Chaired by Free Thinking presenter Rana Mitter in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. Producer: Luke Mulhall
Every day we read lurid headlines about alcohol abuse and the consequences of binge drinking for the young at home and abroad. But a deeper look reveals a complicated picture of alcohol use in Britain. Champagne is still linked with celebration, while pubs are closing up and down the country. University freshers' weeks are adjusting to reflect the increasing number of students who are teetotal - but doctors are reporting a rise in patients with liver damage. How should society accommodate people who drink to excess and those who don't want to drink at all? Dr Sally Marlow from King's College, London is an expert in addiction. In a specially commissioned Free Thinking talk she explores the hypocrisy in society around alcohol. Joining the debate chaired by Free Thinking presenter Philip Dodd are: Professor Barry Smith - philosopher from the University of London's School of Advanced Study and wine columnist for Prospect magazine. David Yelland – former editor of the Sun and a Trustee ...
Throughout Western Civilization, Truth is the new hate speech. As terrorist events leave blood on the streets, American college students flee micro-aggressions - demanding safe spaces and hug-rooms to make it through their daily existence. Stefan Molyneux and Bill Whittle look at the recent Paris Terrorist Attack, the backlash against Islam in Western Countries, the current political climate, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the denial of reality at the University of Missouri, the devastating impact of the welfare state, the revolting scourge of liberalism, the rise of Donald Trump and much much more! For more from Bill Whittle check out: https://www.billwhittle.com Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate
Episode Audio Download MP3 Audio (32.9 MB) Episode Notes and Links Notes David and Tamler return to the minefield of campus politics and talk about recent events at Yale, Missouri, and Amherst. Are the protests are long overdue response to systematic oppression and prejudice? Or is this new generation of students coddled, hypersensitive, and hostile to free speech? A little bit of both? Can our hosts get through this episode without fighting? Links The New Intolerance of Student Activism by Conor Friedersdorf [theatlantic.com] President Peter Salovey's statement to Yale community [news.yale.edu] 2015 University of Missouri Protests [wikipedia.org] Amherst College Uprising (with list of demands) [amherstuprising.com] Vlad Chituc (@vladchituc) [vladchituc.com]
What is going on inside Britain's families? From three-parent families and surrogacy, to stepfamilies - the fastest rising type of home in the UK - the days of the 'traditional' family are apparently over. The divorce rate in the UK stands at 42%, the highest in the EU, yet nearly 75% of us apparently consider ourselves to be happy with our lives at home. So what are the new rules of family life? Joining Free Thinking presenter Anne McElvoy are: Anne Fine - the first Children's Laureate and an acclaimed author of books for adults and children including Madame Doubtfire and Telling Liddy. Tobias Jones - a novelist and communalist who opened his home as a sanctuary for people in a period of crisis and explores the results in his new book, A Place of Refuge: an Experiment in Communal Living. Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Professor of Medical and Family Sociology, Centre for Population Health Sciences and founding co-director, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Uni ...
You don’t have to be paranoid to recognize that privacy isn’t what it used to be. The government can get access to our phone calls and emails, video surveillance is becoming a norm in public places, and nearly everyone has the ability to record at will, discreetly from their cellphones. It’s no wonder that paranoia is becoming a common phenomenon. But at what point does a healthy suspicion become delusional denial? Today’s guest is clinical psychologist David Laporte, a professor of psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and author of the new book, Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion from the Dubious to the Delusional. Laporte considers paranoia a defining affliction of the modern age, as the paranoid mindset becomes ever more legitimized by the media and political figures. Research suggests that one need not be schizophrenic to suffer from a paranoia disorder, as many people may fall within a spectrum of varying gravities of paranoia, much of which is just beginning to be und ...
Continuing on Experience and Nature (1925), through ch. 4. We focus here on how philosophy supposedly gets warped by fear and desire in human nature, how we pretend that abstractions we've created are metaphysically real and basic. So how do the objects of our experience, then, relate to those of science? And can we talk about "ends" (teleology) when doing science? Learn more. Listen to part one first, or get the ad-free Citizen edition. Please visit Zevia.com/podcast to maybe win a free 6-pack of zero calorie, naturally sweetened soda.
Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
Join us this week as we tap with Frater O about the degree of Entered Apprentice! Lots of topics and ideas discussed and a great brainstorming episode all together. App extras include a Masonic wallpaper for your mobile device. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Week! Links: Support the show!
In the aftermath of the Paris Terrorist Attack, Stefan Molyneux explores the latest news related to terrorism and threats of violence in the world. Including: United States President Barack Obama, Al-Qaeda, threats by ISIS, controversy over Syrian refugees, French President François Hollande, the amazing reaction in Turkey, attacks thwarted in Germany, mass surveillance, encryption, threats of attack in Brussels and much more. Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/this-week-in-terrorism Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate
Angela Carter's work was described by Salman Rushdie as 'without equal and without rival'. The award winning author of novels including The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children and Nights at the Circus was a pioneer of English magic realism who re-imagined fairy tales and explored boundary breaking and rebelling against the confines of society. Her non- fiction book The Sadeian Woman explored the ideology of pornography. Thirteen years after her early death, the novelists Joanna Kavenna and Natasha Pulley join Angela Carter's literary executor Susannah Clapp and her friend the cultural critic Christopher Frayling to discuss Carter's writing and influence with Free Thinking presenter Philip Dodd. The readings are performed by Emily Woof. Christopher Frayling is the author of Inside the Bloody Chamber: on Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other weird tales which draws on the letters he and Carter exchanged. Joanna Kavenna is the author of five novels including Come to the Edge. In 2013 she was ...
Question 1. [1:15] - What is the root cause or origin of social awkwardness? Question 2. [1:00:57] - Are there rational arguments against the Social Justice Warrior narrative? Do you think that there are intentional or unintentional consequences to the adoption of this narrative by society as a whole? Question 3. [2:31:05] - What is the current and future relationship between the younger generation and the older generation given the world they have created with large government and debt? How will the inevitable transition away from this structure affect that relationship?
Question 1. [1:22] - What is the purpose or goal of doing ethics? How is universal preference - as defined in Universally Preferable Behaviour - different from an indicative conditional? Question 2. [47:55] - How do you solve the problem of public morality in the realm of your philosophy? For example: showing pornography in the public – it doesn't look like a form of active aggression but is still harmful to the general public, particularly to the children. From the philosophy of law standpoint, I'd look at it as a violation of the parental power, but I think there might be more to it than just that. Question 3. [1:20:17] - What is your opinion on voting for the least terrible person on the ballot? Question 4. [1:43:11] - Could the rise of Donald Trump's popularity be a sign of a tendency towards populism in the United States? I ask the question because I have seen - both historically and first-hand - the same happen in other countries as well as my own.
Jérôme Dokic is Professor of Cognitive Philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (now part of PSL Research University) and a member of Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris. He has written many essays on indexicality, perception, memory and imagination. His work has lately focused on philosophical and empirical issues concerning noetic or metacognitive feelings such as presence, familiarity and confidence. His books include La philosophie du son with Roberto Casati (Philosophy of sound, Chambon, 1994), L’esprit en mouvement. Essai sur la dynamique cognitive (Mind in motion. Essay on cognitive dynamics, CSLI, Stanford, 2001), Qu’est-ce que la perception? (What is perception?, Vrin, 2nd edition 2009) and Ramsey. Truth and Success with Pascal Engel (Routledge, 2002). This podcast is an audio recording of Professor Dokic's talk - 'Aesthetic Experience as Metacognitive Feeling' - at the Aristotelian Society on 16 November 2015. The recording was produced by Backdoor Broadcas ...
Let's create a life of authenticity. Am I who I meant to be? Life is a gift of learning; can we discern good from evil? Can immigration be used as a weapon to create an unstable community? Where is the sacred in life? Do you really want to be normal? What is the secret meaning of Diversity and Discrimination? Does the Empire understand Galactic Weather and consciousness shift? If we re-evaluate our concept of Satan, will we find an emissary of God leading us away from destruction? We are not going to change anything in the world without first changing ourselves. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8218573872630659"; google_ad_slot = "3409319950"; google_ad_width = 540; google_ad_height = 90; Listen on: FreemanTV | Stitcher | iTunes | YouTube | RSS Neil Kramer is a philosopher and esotericist. His work focuses principally on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. Neil explores the relationship between inner development and the many social and cultural factors that influence our everyday l ...
"There is no central logic in war. Victor Hugo wrote about street fights in Paris. In one street people are killing each other. In the next street people are enjoying their coffee. They’re not even aware of what’s happening." – Orhan Pamuk Think Again is a spontaneous intellectual variety show–The world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics. On the heels of the publication of A Strangeness in My Mind, his extraordinary epic novel of life in Istanbul over four decades through the eyes of a street vendor, Nobel Laureate Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk joins host Jason Gots for a soulful, far-ranging discussion of immigration, war, love, and the art of the novel. And he teaches Jason something he'll never forget about how to live the writing life.
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ORly Radio Show 85 - Fear and Loathing in D.C. Welcome to ORly Radio Show 85 for Friday November 20th, 2015 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspects Michael Robinson , Ophelia Falls and returning regular, David O’Connor! Michael is over here: http://fathergrigorivonklaussen.tumblr.com/ You can find Ophelia here: http://opheliainthedark.tumblr.com/ Errata: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone it in 470-222-6759 RANT Segments & Headlines: http://scathingatheist.com/ show 144 Diatribe, thank you Noah for putting my thoughts into words. Paris… Syrian Refugees - Governors react and refuse to take any refugees. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-governors-syrian-refugees_564a0ef9e4b06037734a0209 http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uncucumbered/house_overwhel ...
On the heels of the Paris Terrorist Attack and new ISIS threats against the United States, the American people are beginning to ask questions about the intake of Syrian refugees. The United States is currently taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees and President Barack Obama has commented about taking in 100,000 refugees total (not just from Syria) in each of the next two years. The Governors of 31 U.S. States are refusing to take any additional refugees from Syria – and others are demanding additional information on the efficacy of any screening procedures. On November 19th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation requiring new screening of Middle Eastern refugees. President Barack Obama threatened to veto the legislation, but the 289-137 vote - including 47 Democrats - is enough to override any veto attempt and these concerns cross party lines. What is the Truth About The Syrian Refugee Controversy? Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/syrian-refugees
I'm Richard Lloyd Jones and this is Thinking with Somebody Else's Head. I moved to Brazil from New York in 2001, 2 1/2 months before 9/11. Talk about timing. But if it was timing, it was not... Podcast from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy. Important psychological and social science discussions are found here.
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The 18th century was the age of politeness - and of bawdiness. Fine manners and fine art co-existed with earthy attitudes to sex and the body, even in the most elevated circles. Curator and art historian Danielle Thom of the Victoria and Albert Museum explains why classical sculpture, the high point of 18th-century artistic taste, had a surprising influence on rude, lewd and erotic prints; and what this tells us about the surprisingly modern attitude to sexuality in the Georgian period. The New Generation Thinkers are the winners of an annual scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics at the start of their careers who can turn their research into fascinating broadcasts. The Essay was recorded in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. If you want to hear Danielle Thom answer questions about her research you can download The Essay and conversation as an Arts and Ideas podcast. Producer: Zahid Warley
Once again, France is reeling — after the second major terror attack upon defenseless Paris this year. Eight fighters — all of them young EU citizens supposed to be working for ISIS, or Daesh — took 129 lives, with guns and suicide bombs, on Friday. At the bloodiest site of the violence, the Bataclan concert hall, the shooters told their victims they were seeking revenge for French bombing of Syria. The next day, the embattled French President, François Hollande, responded to the attack with revenge of his own: a wave of new bombings in Syria, especially in Raqqa, Daesh’s capital city. Hollande, who pushed for a Gallic “Patriot Act” this winter after the killings at Charlie Hebdo, has now proposed a series of changes to the French constitution designed to allow military action in a national state of emergency. It’s a script we saw after Sept. 11: lock down at home, arm up abroad. With deep condolences for grieving France, we’re all wondering how this cycle of violence finally ends? ...
"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." So begins Emma by Jane Austen, describing her leading character who, she said, was "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss this, one of Austen's most popular novels and arguably her masterpiece, a brilliantly sparkling comedy of manners published in December 1815 by John Murray, the last to be published in Austen's lifetime. This followed Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Mansfield Park (1814), with her brother Henry handling publication of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (1817). With Janet Todd Professor Emerita of Literature, University of Aberdeen and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge John Mullan Professor of English at University College, London And Emma Clery ...
The brutal treatment of Jews in Vichy France during the Second World War that culminated in their roundup and deportation is widely known. But is this the only way to consider Jewish life at this time? Focusing on the Jewish Scouting Movement. Daniel Lee from the University of Sheffield reveals the possibility of coexistence between the Vichy regime and the Jews, exposing a world of Jewish creativity and expression that flourished just as the regime’s antisemitic measures intensified. The New Generation Thinkers are the winners of an annual scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics at the start of their careers who can turn their research into fascinating broadcasts. The Essay was recorded in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. If you want to hear Daniel Lee discussing his research you can download The Essay and conversation as an Arts and Ideas podcast. Producer: Zahid Warley
Filmed at Sadler's Wells on 17th July 2013. Speaking for the motion were Palestinian-American writer, human rights campaigner and political commentator Susan Abulhawa and Former British Ambassador to Syria Sir Andrew Green. Speaking against the motion were Director of Research for the Brookings Doha Center Dr. Shadi Hamid and Senior Adviser on Public Affairs for the Electoral Reform Society Nick Tyrone. The debate was chaired by Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland.
From a breakfast drink to start the day to the treatment of bullet-wounds, beer has been a constant accompaniment to British life for centuries. Nowhere was this truer than in Imperial India where beer played a central role in colonial commerce, medicine and leisure. Sam Goodman of the University of Bournemouth explores this colonial drinking culture and how many of its habits have lingered to the present day, noting that whilst the Empire might be long gone, British taste for beer has proved remarkably consistent. The New Generation Thinkers are the winners of an annual scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics at the start of their careers who can turn their research into fascinating broadcasts. Recording in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. If you want to hear Sam Goodman discuss his research you can download The Essay and conversation as an Arts and Ideas podcast. Producer: Torquil MacLeod.
It used to be that autism was considered to be the result of poor parenting, but starting in the 1930s, it was understood to be a hereditary condition, and the behaviors often associated with autism turn out to be present, to one degree or another, in most of us. Though attitudes about autism have changed over the decades, the stigma attached to it lingers on. To discuss our evolving understanding of autism, Point of Inquiry welcomes award-winning science journalist Steve Silberman, author of the new book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Silberman uncovers the lost history of autism, and shows how we arrived at the concept of the autism spectrum. Steve argues that many of us have autistic traits, and that some of which, such as social awkwardness and highly focused passions, have actually helped to shape the world in which we live, especially the digital realm we all now depend upon.