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Hi, I'm Jordan Myers and Plato's Cave is my attempt to exit... well, the cave. It's a philosophy podcast meant to help me guide my ascent to the real world, the truth, the place where life is worth living; and I've decided that means getting a PhD in philosophy. Join me on my journey as I cover philosophical works and speak with the best philosophical minds I can convince to come on the show!
 
A course in interdisciplinarity by Mario Veen. In each episode I travel through Plato's Allegory of the Cave together with a guide. Together, we examine the question of what it means to learn, grow and develop in life on earth. We do so from a new perspective every time. You can use this course to study whatever interests you through the lens of philosophy, film, art, physics, spirituality and many more. All you need is the willingness to think things through and the openness to have your pr ...
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... We are 3 real world mates, all of which are wanting to work through this classic (Plato's The Republic) and others in the future, as well as generally hanging out and chatting about life as Middle aged Men. We hope you enjoy hanging out with us and that you will join us at www.therepublicofmam.com
 
Post-Religion, Post-Education, Post-Indoctrination Are you ready to throw away the script placed in your hands at birth? Careful – a mind expanded will not shrink back to its original naïve state. Of course, if you are checking out a podcast in the Spirituality section of Podomatic that announces itself as being “Post-Religion, Post-Education, Post-Indoctrination”, then chances are you have already departed from the doctrine and dogma originally scripted for you at birth. Great. So, you are ...
 
Welcome! Rather than a broad look at general topics and ideas discussed by philosophers, the academy podcast aims to go through major philosophical works in their entirety. If you are a looking for a good study companion to the book, trying to do extra research for a paper, or just wanting to get into philosophy, then give the Academy Podcast a listen! Feel free to contact us directly at: theacademypodcast@outlook.com https://www.instagram.com/academypodcast/ https://www.twitter.com/academy_ ...
 
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In this episode, I speak with Paul Russell about his 2008 paper, "Free Will, Art, and Morality," along with more general topics within the responsibility debate, which are included in Paul's chapter in the Oxford Handbook on Moral Responsibility (forthcoming). We discuss his case for compatibilism between determinism and moral responsibility. Here'…
 
"It's almost as if Plato saw Media Studies coming and invented this allegory for us to sort of set the stage from the beginning of western modernity. It's kind of uncanny how appropriate it remains. It's like it becomes more and more relevant as time passes." Today I speak with Dominic Pettman about social media, distraction and libido. About Domin…
 
Plato. The Republic. Socrates. Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 17! In this episode we cover the second part of book seven. This episode Socrates discusses the purpose of Maths and the sciences and the appropriate ages of Philosophers. He also says looking up at the heavens is really looking down and that we need to look beyond t…
 
Plato. The Republic. Socrates. Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 18! In this episode we cover the first half of book 8 of Plato's Republic. This episode Socrates discusses Timocracy and Oligarchy and the type of Men that serve the two types of government. We also discuss this method and Forza 5 drifting. We are very excited to con…
 
Imagine the smile on your parent’s face as you rush to meet them at the school gates, the soft heat of the sand between your toes on a first holiday, waking up in the haze of a late afternoon after dancing all night, the drop in your stomach when you realize you’ll never hear their voice again. These are conscious experiences. Without them, what is…
 
Exploring an unsettling personal encounter with a “ghost” during a meditation retreat, we mull anxiously over: what "seeing a ghost" means to me; the ghost as a visitor; the messiness of ghostly experiences; why I have never “seen” a ghost, but have heard and felt one; feeling a ghost as perhaps more intimate that seeing one; tricks of memory when …
 
Back for a second season, we consider how and why the concept of narcissism has become little more than a term of abuse, considering along the way: what the concept of narcissism originally offered; the assumption that narcissism is necessarily bad and harmful; the usefulness of the concept of narcissism and a questioning the mainstream; Austin Osm…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Herschel (1738 – 1822) and his sister Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848) who were born in Hanover and made their reputation in Britain. William was one of the most eminent astronomers in British history. Although he started life as a musician, as a young man he became interested in studying the night sky. With a…
 
Plato. The Republic. Socrates. Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 16! In this episode we cover the first part of book seven, Socrates Cave! (Platos Cave, Socrates Cave, the Allegory of the Cave, Aladdin's Cave of Wonders (well, not that cave) but MUCH CAVE! This episode Socrates uses the example of a cave to describe the journey of…
 
Introduction Imagine the smile on your parent’s face as you rush to meet them at the school gates, the soft heat of the sand between your toes on a first holiday, waking up in the haze of a late afternoon after dancing all night, the drop in your stomach when you realize you’ll never hear their voice again. These are conscious experiences. Without …
 
Plato. The Republic. Socrates. Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 15! In this episode we cover the second half of book 6 of Plato's Republic. This episode Socrates argues that like socialism no one has implemented philosophy as a political system properly and that the Theory of Forms can capture the idea of the ultimate Good, or as…
 
After the prisoner in Plato's cave has been released, and while they are climbing up to the surface, they no longer have the familiarity and comfort of their everyday life. But neither do they have the insight that comes with arriving at the surface. They are in between worlds, in between realities. They're in a state of profound confusion. And yet…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... We are 3 real world mates, none of which are qualified in philosophy but all of which are wanting to work through this classic (Plato's The Republic) and others in the future, as well as generally hanging out and chatting about life as Middle aged Men. We hope you enjoy hanging out with us and that …
 
In this episode, I speak with Susan Wolf about her first two papers, "Asymmetrical Freedom" and "The Importance of Having Free Will." These papers have been influential to me and I was lucky enough to discuss them with Dr. Wolf. We discuss her views on moral responsibility, reactive attitudes, and her upcoming projects. Here's any links you'll need…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 13! In this episode we cover the second half of book 5. This episode Socrates explores taking kids to war, how to keep them safe while learning at war and what makes a Philosopher different from someone with an opinion. We are very excited to conti…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the republic that emerged from the union of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th Century. At first this was a personal union, similar to that of James I and VI in Britain, but this was formalised in 1569 into a vast republic, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Kings and princes fro…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 12! In this episode we cover the first half of book 5. This episode Socrates is reminded to think of the women and children and also addresses the problem of sex in the Republic. We are very excited to continue our podcast our read through of Plato…
 
In this episode we cover the rising action of Notes From Underground in which the Underground Man navigates a dinner party with supposed friends and attempts to show the best of himself. Following the debacle that ensues, the Underground Man gives chase to Zerkov and his friends only to happen upon an unlikely character: a prostitute named Liza. Th…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 11! In this episode we cover the conclusion of book 4. This episode Socrates applies something resembling the beginning of a definition of justice for the republic to a man. But does it work? Join us to find out. We are very excited to continue our…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Anne Bronte's second novel, published in 1848, which is now celebrated alongside those of her sisters but which Charlotte Bronte tried to suppress as a 'mistake'. It examines the life of Helen, who has escaped her abusive husband Arthur Huntingdon with their son to live at Wildfell Hall as a widow under the alias 'Mr…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 10! This episode Socrates discovers something resembling the beginning of a definition of justice for the republic but like all things Socrates, this is going to take a while to get to the punch line. In this episode we cover the Middle Third of bo…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 9! Stop, Legislate and Listen, Socrates is back with a brand new impression. In this episode we cover the fist half of book 4, Socrates discusses Class systems & wealth, the impact of music on culture and should society be doctored by legislation o…
 
In this episode, I speak with John Martin Fischer about his semicompatibilism about moral responsibility. We use his 2012 paper, "Semicompatibilism and its Rivals" as a framework for the discussion. Here's any links you'll need to dive deeper: https://alaw003.wixsite.com/johnmartinfischer If you learned something from this episode, please consider …
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the remarkable diversity of the animals that dominated life on land in the Triassic, before the rise of the dinosaurs in the Jurassic, and whose descendants are often described wrongly as 'living fossils'. For tens of millions of years, the ancestors of alligators and Nile crocodiles included some as large as a bus, …
 
This is Episode 8 of the Spiritual But Not Religious podcast by Jill Dominguez. In this podcast, Jill summarizes key points from chapters four through the end of Andre Halaw's book "Neti-Neti Meditation". For a video version of this podcast (including subtitles), go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeyAmTqsGQLmfMWaogH7mQ. For a written transcri…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 8! In this episode, Book 3 Part 3, we discover Guardians are actually Auxiliaries, leaders are actually Guardians and all of the citizens in his republic contain traces of metal. Socrates was a metal head dude. We are very excited to continue our p…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 7! In this episode, Book 3 Part 2, we address the elephant in the room, Socrates and his dislike towards Doctors and discuss the below video about safety and culture (link Below) https://youtu.be/e3EsCIjvrSw We are very excited to continue our podc…
 
The prisoners in Plato's Cave live in a world of projections. They think they see a cat, but it is actually a shadow of a statue of a cat. Is it the same for us? Do we live in a kind of illusion? And if so, what are ways to see through this illusion and lift the fog at least a little? We explore these questions with neuroscientist, Buddhist and bal…
 
In this episode, Daniel and Aaron have a free-wheeling discussion on the first half of the "Proposition of Wet Snow" which is the second part of Notes From Underground. They discuss the main plot points and talk about drunkenness, homeless people, cringe humor, high school, and the desire to no longer be self-conscious. We hope you enjoy the looser…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 6! In this episode, we discuss Lockdown (again) in NSW, The purpose of Literature including music and how it should influence Socrates ideal republics Guardians Character, and what we think about mixing apes with humans (Story link below) https://y…
 
In this, our final episode, we issue a very loud SPOILER ALERT as we unearth an ancient English national treasure, the film Penda's Fen (directed by Alan Clarke, 1974), exploring: the current relevance of Penda's Fen; the film as an initiation; its provenance; the problem of its Englishness; Pinvin and the Malvern Hills; William Langland and Edward…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 5! In this episode, we discuss Lockdown in NSW, Socrates - did he answer the age old question "Who's a good boy?" and who is God? We are very excited to continue our podcast our read through of Plato's The Republic. We are 3 real world mates, none …
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 4! We are very excited to continue our podcast our read through of Plato's The Republic. We are 3 real world mates, none of which are qualified in philosophy but all of which are wanting to work through this classic and others in the future, as wel…
 
In this episode we examine the pride, the pain, and the double-edged nature of identification, exploring along the way: a difference in attitudes towards work; the influence of a working-class upbringing; a working-class perspective on work, and its conflicts with a middle-class perspective; the struggle to identify with professional roles; Aidan W…
 
In this episode we cover a broad definition of existentialism, the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard, and how they both relate (and don't relate) to the thoughts of Dostoevsky and the Underground Man. We give a more precise treatment to all of the interplay between these thoughts swirling around in the book in order to provide some precise definition…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 3! In this episode, Socrates samples too many debating delights, Debates on Mass, uses Absolutes like a Sith and ends up not surprisingly knowing nothing - like an old School Jon Snow. We are 3 real world mates, none of which are qualified in philo…
 
We explore how gender identity and sex might free or constrict us, and what magick can bring to this, noting along the way: fire kasina meditation and "travels"; a transsexual travel and the experience of self as a different gender; gender and sex in relation to magick; the reality of dreams and visions; the biological and the cultural in mainstrea…
 
Plato Socrates The Republic of Middle aged men... Episode 1 - “Plato, Cuppacino & Winstons Churchill’s drinking habits.” Welcome to the Republic of Middle Aged Men, Episode 1! We are very excited to kick off our podcast and introduce ourselves and the first book we will be reading, Plato's The Republic. We are 3 real world mates, none of which are …
 
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