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Philosophy? WTF??

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Philosophy? WTF??

Danny O'Donnell & Dr. Michael Alsford

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What is Philosophy? Why should we bother with it? Sit down with Danny and Dr. Mike in the comfort of their local pub, as they grapple with the big ideas in a unique and accessible way! Dive into our archive of earlier episodes here: https://castbox.fm/channel/id3766780?country=gb Send us an email: philosophywtf@gmail.com Check out our article about the podcast here! Get into Mike and Danny's heads for free! https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/10/03/the-philosophy-wtf-podcast-philosophy-outside-a ...
 
Welcome to Open Door Philosophy, hosted by current Rice University philosophy and classics major Andrew Graziano and his former philosophy teacher, Derek Parsons! We unpack big philosophical concepts in an understandable way, so be sure and stop by every other Tuesday and fill your philosophical tool box with the equipment necessary to live a good life.Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy websit ...
 
The foundations of modern skepticism and objective thinking are thought to be rooted in the philosophy of Rene Descartes, the French mathematician, philosopher and writer. This great sixteenth century thinker also gave us theories on mind-body dualism and the concept of ethics as the highest form of science. He is considered the Father of Modern Western Philosophy. His theories also led to the emancipation of humanity from the doctrine that the Church is the sole authority over Man and led t ...
 
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Graham Culbertson

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Halfway between poetry and mathematics, AIdeas brings you the concepts from philosophy and science fiction which make sense of AI - and the concepts from AI which will help you understand the philosophy of thinking. Please believe in other minds.
 
The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation “cogito ergo sum”, “I think, therefore I am.” …. It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natural sciences could evolve. With this work, the idea of skepticism was revived from the ancients such as Sextus Empiricus and modified to account for a truth that Descartes found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fr ...
 
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Sadler's Lectures

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Sadler's Lectures

Lectures on classic and contemporary philosophical texts and thinkers by Gregory B. Sadler

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I'm that YouTube Philosophy Guy! Find more than 2,000 videos in my main channel. Support my video and podcast work! https://www.patreon.com/sadler or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM Learn more about this podcast channel - https://youtu.be/qRvL0gqlyrw and https://medium.com/gregory-b-sadler-ph-d/the-sadlers-lectures-podcast-56e18619c5aa Due to popular demand - and with the work underwritten by my Patreon supporters - I have started converting my videos into MP3 files listeners can list ...
 
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Talking Thomism

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Talking Thomism

Center for Thomistic Studies

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Talking Thomism brings you a mix of philosophical lectures and stimulating discussions and interviews from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. The Center is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Information about the Center can be at stthom.edu/CTS. For the news and updates about events, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thomisticstudies.
 
We’re adults and we’re going back to school! Each week I talk to a guest about their time in the collegiate world as a non traditional student. Sometimes that guest is me staring in a mirror trying to retain a tenuous grip on sanity as I study, parent, and engage in other adult human activities. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/youllhavethat/support
 
With the modern mind confused and unhinged, finding a foundation solid enough to support ones intellect, deep enough to keep it grounded, and flexible enough to bend and mold to its needs, is a rare thing. Traditional Christian thought is the ground out of which western science, thought, literature, music and art grew. The book 'Christian Philosophy' by Joseph M. de Torre covers the basics of this old and often ignored system of thought. For those seeking to understand the tumultuous times a ...
 
Insights from the tech industry's top leaders in this podcast about Cloud, IT Modernization, and Digital Transformation - hosted by Alex Raul and sponsored by Rackner. Listen to find out how organizations large and small are using cloud technologies to further their mission. Topics discussed include Cloud Native technologies like Kubernetes, DevSecOps, Serverless, Cybersecurity, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP, Open Source and much more. The Cloud Native Show is presented by Rac ...
 
Space Ventures Radio is a NewSpace podcast dedicated to exploring startup ventures in the commercial space industry. Host Raleigh Werner explores the most exciting new space companies, digging into their products, teams, business models and competition. This radio show covers startups and companies from every sector of the commercial space industry, from Earth observation to telecommunications and space exploration.
 
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This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussion in part 5 of whether a machine could be developed that would pass for a human being. In the process of examining this question, he outlines how animals and machines differ from rational human beings. This involves the capa…
 
Before he published the Prince, Machiavelli published the seducer. Before he published a masterpiece of political philosophy, he published a comedy. The Mandragola (The Mandrake) tells the story of Callimaco, a handsome young man and seducer of women. He hears about the Florentine beauty Lucrezia and begins a conspiracy to seduce her. The problem i…
 
This lecture discusses the Stoic philosopher Epictetus' work, the Discourses, and focuses on his discussion(s) of where human beings tend to be morally inconsistent. He explores the motivations and priorities that are typically involved in moral failings.To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadlerIf you'd like to make…
 
We had a lot of people sending in messages (because I did a thing) and I also realised that I'm done with philosophy for a while. In September 2022 we covered 4 books on this channel (but I also threw in a cheeky small one just for this recap). I just noticed that it was a pretty diverse crowd with an Englishman-cum-Australian, French Algerian, Ame…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussion at the end of part 4 of whether we can trust the truth of our waking thoughts or not - and whether we can distinguish them apart from thoughts arising in dreams.The veracity and goodness of God plays a central role in Desc…
 
How would you find satisfaction in a nuclear holocaust? 'On The Beach' by Nevil Shute is a story set in Melbourne of two naval officers and their friends/family as impending death from radioactive fallout comes ever closer. The Northern Hemisphere is uninhabited apart from a mysterious signal coming from Seattle. It examines people reactions to mor…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on on his references in part 4 to being and nothingness (néant) in relation to truth and falsity. Descartes writes of our ideas - when they are clear and distinct - as being true and as participating in being. When our ideas are confused an…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussions of whether God's existence can be proven or not, what the nature of God is, and how God figures into Descartes' metaphysics.To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadlerIf you'd like to make a…
 
What if you had a magic object, say a ring, that when used would render you invisible, allowing for you to get away with whatever you wanted? How would you use this power? For good actions, or bad? And what is good (virtue) and bad (vice) anyway? Join us as we unpack this classic thought experiment from Plato's The Republic. Open Door Philosophy on…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussion in part 4 of what can be called into doubt and what cannot.Descartes argues that any ideas that come to us through the medium of the senses can be called into doubt. Going even further, even logical and geometrical/mathema…
 
A 50-year-old man had ritual sex with a 12-year-old girl while adult women assisted. And everyone was cool with it. That’s just part of the bizarre story told in Netflix’s Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey and the exploits of its prophet, Warren Jeffs. Keep Sweet’s Fascination It’s the story of a renegade Mormon group that still practice polygamy. Vigorous…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussion in part 2 of the work, where he sets out to reconstruct reliable foundations that will support his project of progressively developing genuine knowledge.To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/s…
 
Can a book be overly simplistic? 'The Sound Of Waves' by Yukio Mishima is a simple tale, a love story in fact, of a young boy and girl who persevere through hardship & gossip. It takes place on Uta-jima, an island off of mainland Japan with a small population that lives an artisanal fishing lifestyle. Shinji has to prove his worth to Hatsue's uncle…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his discussion in part 3 of the maxims of a "provisional morality". These provide him with a way to order his life while he applies his method to develop genuine knowledge.To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.c…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on looking specifically at the Four Rules of Method Descartes sets out in part 2 of that work.To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadlerIf you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.pa…
 
This lecture discusses the 16th century philosopher Rene Descartes' work The Discourse on Method, and focuses on his evaluation in book 1 of the academic subjects that he studied, and their capacities to provide us with genuine knowledge. He considers languages, history, literature, poetry, rhetoric, theology, philosophy, and mathematics. The only …
 
My guest today is James Yu, cofounder of Sudowrite, an AI companion for fiction writers. James and I discuss how neural networks process language, how AI can help writers, and the difficult path forward for using AI to help humans write without competing with them. Plus we imagine what it would be like if your favorite author turned out to be a rob…
 
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Aristotle's work of moral theory, the Nicomachean Ethics.Specifically it focuses focuses on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 6, and examines his discussion in book 6 bearing upon understanding (sunesis) and consideration (gnome), two other excellences of mind that provide a useful adj…
 
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Aristotle's work of moral theory, the Nicomachean Ethics.Specifically it focuses focuses on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 6, and examines his discussion in book 6 bearing upon excellence in deliberation (eubouleia), something that provides a useful adjunct to prudence (phronesis)To…
 
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Aristotle's work of moral theory, the Nicomachean Ethics.Specifically it focuses focuses on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 6, and examines his discussion in book 6 about the "natural virtues" and their relationship with the intellectual virtue of prudence (phronesis). The natural vi…
 
This lecture discusses key ideas from the ancient philosopher Aristotle's work of moral theory, the Nicomachean Ethics.Specifically it focuses focuses on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics book 6, and examines his discussion in book 6 bearing upon the relationship between wisdom (sophia), prudence or practical wisdom (phronesis), and virtue (arete).To …
 
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