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In episode 258 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Jess of the Shire to compare and contrast Arrakis and Middle-earth, Frank Herbert and J.R.R. Tolkien. We had a lot of fun covering everything from dragons to sandworms, to personality quirks of Herbert and Tolkien. Check out Jess's fantastic channel here: https://youtube.com/@Jess_of_the…
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In episode 257 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Christopher Ruoccio, author of the Sun Eater series. Christopher is an encyclopedia of science fiction, fantasy, and Roman Empire information. He is the man. A really thoughtful guy and a brilliant writer. Check out more from Christopher Ruocchio here: https://www.youtube.com/@SunEaterBo…
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In episode 256 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Ben Goertzel to talk about Artificial General Intelligence. Last time we talked about the philosophy of AGI, this time we discuss the state of the art of AGI and just a bit about machine consciousness. Check the time stamps for a full topic list. Join this channel to get a…
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Curt Jaimungal joins me for episode 255 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast to discuss theories of everything, phsyics, the simulation hypothesis, worldviews, and more! Check out his channel right now right here: https://www.youtube.com/@UCdWIQh9DGG6uhJk8eyIFl1w 0:00 - What's this episode about? 3:32 - What is a Theory of Everything? 5:57 - Worldview (…
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In episdoe 254 of the Parker's I'm joined once again by Dr. Tom Morris. Dr. Morris is a legendary philosopher and an expert on the philosophy of Stoicism. In this episode he schools me on Stoicism from his brand new book, Stoicism for Dummies. Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/47NnKgPCheck out my sponsor, Murdy Creative Co. …
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In episode 253, I'm joined once again by Dr. Ross Inman, this time we discuss his new book "Christian Philosophy As a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder". Grab the book here from my affiliate link to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3RdRKgOCheck out my sponsor for this episode, Field Notes, and get 10% off your entire order with promo code PAR…
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In this bonus episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I share my paper presentation from the 2023 Evangelical Philosophical Society in San Antonio, Texas. I originally wrote this paper for Paul Copan's Advanced Philosophy of Religion course in the Palm Beach Atlantic University Master's program. If you want to follow along with the outline I gave …
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We're often exhorted to "think for yourself" but philosopher Jonathan Matheson argues that it's actually okay not to think for yourself in way more cases than we might intuitively think. In episode 252 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I have Dr. Matheson back on to discuss his new book, Why It's OK Not to Think for Yourself. Grab Jonathan Matheson'…
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In episode 251 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Luciano Floridi to discuss his work on the philosophy of information and the philosophy of artificial intelligence. Grab his book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/40aFf8oCheck out my sponsor for this episode, Saddleback Leather!!!https://saddlebackleather.com/?ktk=d0pac01B…
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In episode 250 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ralph Weir to discuss some of his work in his fantastic new book The Mind-Body Problem and Metaphysics: An Argument from Consciousness to Mental Substance. Grab the book here from my affiliate link to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/3FeHhLiJoin this channel to get access to perk…
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In episode 249 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Joshua Habgood-Coote to discuss some of his recent techno-philosophy work on deepfakes and knowledge. Some philosophers think that deepfakes pose a unique challenge to human knowledge and thus will require a unique solution, primarily a technological solution like watermarks. Dr. Hab…
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In episode 248 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined again by C.R. Wiley. This time we go over a smattering of practical questions of wisdom for young men. Mostly for myself. Check the time stamps for a full topic list. Grab C.R. Wiley's amazing book, In the House of Tom Bombadil here to support the pod: https://amzn.to/3ZjnHH1Join this chann…
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In ep. 247 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Kevin Vallier to discuss his new book, All the Kingdoms of the World. We get into all sorts of fun political philosophy and different forms of radical religious movements on the rise today and why they want to fight against the tenets of classical liberalism. Grab the book here to suppor…
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In episode 246 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Joshua Farris to discuss his work on souls and the mind in his new book, The Creation of Self. Grab the book here to support my podcast:https://amzn.to/3OV9LOmJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbTRurpFP5q4TpDD_P2JDA/joinJoin the Facebook group…
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In episode 245 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Taylor Cyr of the Free Will Show. This time we discuss Frankfurt style cases in the free will and moral responsibility literature and discuss Taylor's paper against several "flickers of freedom" theorists who want to save the principle of alternate possibilities from Frank…
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In episode 244 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Selmer Bringsjord to discuss his work on the philosophy of artificial intelligence as well as his work running an AI lab. We also touch on his argument for God from artificial intelligence.:http://kryten.mm.rpi.edu/bringsjord_arggodfromai_0702211715NYv4.pdfCheck out more of is work h…
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In episode 243 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Aaron Preston for a second time. This time we discuss the nature of philosophy and how it ought to aid in human flourishing. Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbTRurpFP5q4TpDD_P2JDA/joinJoin the Facebook group, Parker's Pensées Penseurs, here:…
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In episode 242 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jared Henderson @_jared to discuss the nature of philosophy, both academic and public. Jared is a rising star in the YouTube philosophy sphere, did his PhD on formal theories of truth, and works as an ontologist in the tech world. Check the time stamps for the specifics of what we go…
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n this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Matthew Benton to discuss the philosophy of honesty. We ended up going deep on whether or not dogs can communicate, can be honest or dishonest, and whether or not they know stuff. Check the time stamps for the full list of topics discussed! Join this channel to get access to perks:ht…
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In episode 240 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Michael Temblay to discuss the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. We also discuss modern Stoic movements and we compare and contrast some Stoic doctrines with Christian doctrines. Check the time stamps for the full list of topics. find more from Dr. Michael Tremblay at his website here:…
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In episode 239 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined for the third time by Dr. Josh Rasmussen. This time we talk about some philosophical constraints on creating consciousness. We discuss patternist and computational theories of the mind and Josh explains why structure alone isn't sufficient for creating consciousness. Check the time stamps f…
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In episode 238 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jonathan Schaffer and Dr. Philip Goff to discuss the nature of the mind. You can listen to Dr. Schaffer's previous episode on the show here: https://youtu.be/-RRepoXvDosand Dr. Goff's previous episode here: https://youtu.be/vx4duEaIwuoJoin this channel to get access to perks and supp…
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In episode 237 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Ben Goertzel to discuss the philosophy of artificial general intelligence. We dive into the distinction between analytic and continental philosophy, the definition of artificial general intelligence, and take a deep dive into Ben's work on his latest AGI project, OpenCog Hyperon. It'…
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In episode 236 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by philosophy professor, Dr. Mike Huemer. This time we discuss an invited paper he wrote on the problem of other minds--which he originally wrote as an undergrad senior thesis under John Searle (which is pretty cool). Huemer argues against analogy and perceptional solutions to th…
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In episode 235 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. K. Scott Oliphint to discuss his new edition of Cornelius Van Til's book "A Christian Theory of Knowledge." Dr. Oliphint has added many helpful notes for understanding the apologetic, epistemology, and theology of Van Til. In this episode I try to commend Van Til to an analytic audie…
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Does God exist? If we live in a computer simulation, is our simulator our God? Philosopher David Chalmers thinks yes and yes. He argues that we may in fact live in a computer simulation and that's one of the best arguments for the existence of God. But the god of the simulation wouldn't be a full blown cosmic God like the Abrahamic God. So Chalmers…
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In episode 234 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Lenore Blum to discuss a recent petition from the Association for Mathematical Consciousness Studies calling for AI researchers to study consciousness. The petition is called "The responsible development of AI agenda needs to include consciousness research" and can be found here: htt…
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In episode 233 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Sven Hyholm to discuss the ethics of technology and especially the ethics of artificial intelligence. Grab the book here to support the pod: https://amzn.to/3nCxg5fif you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a …
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In episode 232 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Henry Taylor of the University of Birmingham to discuss his new paper "Consciousness as a Natural Kind and the Methodological Puzzle of Consciousness". Check the time stamps to see all the different topics we cover! Find more from Dr. Taylor here: https://henrytaylorphilosophy.com/if…
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In episode 231 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Claudia Passos to discuss her talk from Mind Fest 2023 at Florida Atlantic University, the official opening of the Center for the Future Mind. We discuss two different approaches to solving the problem of infant consciousness (the problem of determining that they are in fact consciou…
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In episode 230 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Carlos Montemayor to discuss his work on non-linguistic human animals which he presented at Mind Fest 2023. Check out more of Carlos's work, including his open access book, here: https://sites.google.com/site/carlosmontemayorphilosophysfsu/if you like this podcast, then support it on…
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In episode 229 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Garrett Mindt of Florida Atlantic University, and the program director for the Center for the Future Mind, to discuss the hard problem of consciousness, neutral monism, and how information might help us understand the metaphysics of mind. If you like this podcast, then support it on …
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In episode 228 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Kenny Pearce and Dr. Sam Lebens to discuss which view of God better explains the creation we live in, Hassidic Idealism, wherein we live in God's mind, or Berklean Idealism, wherein the external world is separate from God's mind but intimately dependent on it. (Of course these option…
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In episode 227 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Greg Welty to discuss his new book on Alvin Plantinga in the P&R Great Thinkers series. We start off by discussing the nature of philosophy and Christian philosophy, then Dr. Welty gives us a brief intro to Plantinga and his thought, then we dive in deep on the logical and evidential…
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In episode 226 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. David Talcott to discuss his forthcoming book, Plato, in the Great Thinkers series from P&R publishing.If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episod…
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In episode 225 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again about Dr. Michael Huemer, this time to discuss the philosophy of philosophy (also called meta-philosophy by some) as well as to discuss some problems with analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, and historical philosophy that Dr. Huemer raised on his blog, FakeNous. check ou…
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In episode 224 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Owen Anderson. This time we discuss philosophical and theological implications of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Check out more of Owen's work here: https://drowenanderson.com/ If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. An…
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I'm joined by emerging technology philosopher, Dr. David Gunkel, to discuss robot rights, consciousness, the philosophy of technology, and the ethics of machines. If you like these in-person episodes, then help me get to Mind Fest in March 2023 to film lots of in-person episodes with cutting edge philosophers of mind, AI theorists, and neuroscienti…
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Michael Jones of InspiringPhilosophy joins me for Episode 222 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast to discuss theistic idealism, the idea that we live in the mind of God. We discuss quantum physics, simulation hypothesis, philosophy of mind, the doctrine of the Trinity and much more! If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or mor…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Samuel Lebens to discuss Hassidic Idealism, the view that we are characters in God's dream. He uses this motif to help understand Kabbalistic understandings of sefirot-- and if you have no clue what that means then definitely watch the episode! We also get into the Authorial Analogy…
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In this episode I'm joined by the newly minted doctor of philosophy (of philosophy?), Perry Hendricks. We discuss the final chapter of his dissertation which raises three common sense problems of evil and then dismantles them. Check out more from Perry here: https://www.perryhendricks.com/ If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Owen Anderson. This time we discuss classical philosophy, biblical philosophy, jiujitsu, analytic and continental philosophy, and some more! Check out more of Owen's work here: https://drowenanderson.com If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or m…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Yannick Imbert to discuss his new book, From Imagination to Faerie: Tolkien's Thomist Fantasy. We go in deep on Tolkien as a philologist, philosopher, and theologian. Grab the book here to support the podcast: https://amzn.to/3QHFyTw If you like this podcast, then support it on Patr…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Daniel J. Hill to discuss his coauthored book, Does God Intend that Sin Occur.Grab the open source book here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-06570-5If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Joe Schmid. This time to discuss his new book, Existential Inertia and Classical Theistic Proofs. Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3vrMSsw If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 yo…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Chris Watkin. This time we discuss his new book, Biblical Critical Theory. Grab the book from my affiliate link to support the podcast here: https://amzn.to/3vcZnZ0 Or if they're sold out check out the Westminster bookstore: https://www.wtsbooks.com/products/biblical-crit…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Nikk Effingham to discuss his particular take on the ontology of time, called wave theory, and he helps me think through implications for time travel. Find more of Dr. Effingham's work here: https://nikkeffingham.weebly.com/ If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined once again by Dr. Thomas Ward to discuss his work. This time we discuss his new work on John Duns Scotus. We discuss Duns Scotus's unique arguments for God and his contribution to the metaphysics of haecceity and quiddity. Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3HCNrqX I…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Austin Freeman, author of Tolkien Dogmatics. Grab the book here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3VTYXlO If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all t…
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In this episode of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined by my professor Dr. Paul Copan to discuss his new book, Is God a Vindictive Bully: Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Copan has become the go-to guy for helping to explain difficult passages in the OT. Grab his book here support my podcast: https://amzn.to/3Un…
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