Real Chat 5 | Buddhism, Linguistics, and Philosophy with Warren Tang (Part 1)

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On the 5th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to university instructor and researcher Warren Tang.

Warren has been teaching linguistics and English language in Hiroshima, Japan for 18 years! However, it was our interest in philosophy and different perspectives of the world that brought us together a few short years ago. In this episode of Real Chat, we chat about Warren’s experience with Buddhism and how he became interested in philosophy. We also pick up a disagreement we had over Periscope a few years ago.

This is Part 1 of our chat. Part 2 will be Real Chat 6 so be sure to look out for that episode! Please enjoy our conversation about some interesting and very deep topics!

As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind:

1. Try to understand (comprehend) the main ideas of the discussion.
2. Learn and note down new vocabulary words and phrases. To help, there is a starter list of vocabulary below.
3. Listen to how Warren expresses his thoughts. Also, listen to how Al acts as a facilitator in the discussion.

Key Vocabulary:
the love of one’s life
to stay on
JET Program
gap year
Buddhism
to be baptized
“flower power”
Daoism
Confucianism
Soto/Rinzai Zen
“koan”
paradox
“woke”
morality
epistemology
postmodernism
skepticism
to get off one’s high horse
objectivity/subjectivity
rationalism
ontology
metaphysics
realism
idealism
empiricism
sensory data

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Listen to Part 2 of our discussion in Real Chat 6!

Connect with Warren:
Warren’s Blog
Twitter
Clubhouse

If you have a question or comment, please leave it in the “Comment” section below!

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