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Episodes 13-17

17: It Is What It Is! (metaphysics)

We take the throwaway phrase, “It Is What It Is” and apply it to METAPHYSICS, which then takes us to practical applications in Business, Management, Banking at BB&T with John Allison’s 10 Values, Alcoholic’s Anonymous’s Serenity Prayer, and Stephen Hawking’s declaration that Philosophy is DEAD.  It’s amazing how these are all connected!  Seeing this practical application of Metaphysics, Tones says POPPYCOCK!  It’s soooo alive!

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Music by BUSKERDROID from the FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE

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16: The Republic (2 of 2). The City, Its Influence.

Tones and Mike continue their discussion on the Republic, focusing on the city that Plato conceptualizes and how it has influenced Western Thought. This is the continuation of the 2-part REPUBLIC episode, partnered with Episode 15.

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15: The Republic (1of2), Partners, and Writing

After a long hiatus, Tones and Mike are finally back with a 2-part episode on Plato’s Republic.  In this Part 1 episode, we discuss the Ring of Gyges and The Cave, respectively linking them to conversations on Ethics and Epistemology.  Mike and Tones also discuss the importance of working with a partner and revisit the link between philosophy and writing.

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Music by Buskerdroid (free music archive) and Tones dinking around with his new guitar.

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Episode 14: Thought Experiments, Election Day, and Writing

Mike and Tones focus on a theme of balancing the narrow scope of the concrete vs. the wide scope of fundamentals by talking about the 2012 Presidential election and Thought Experiments.  While the election showed the dire need of philosophic thought in political campaigns, Thought Experiments show the value in bringing ideas down to the concrete level for better understanding.  We also discuss if philosophy has a role in writing.

Tones gives a plug for a great “armchair philosopher” book: The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten by Julian Baggini. You can find it here on AMAZON

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Music by Buskerdroid (free music archive) and NIGHTOSAUR (because they said I could).

 

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13: Breaking Bad, Pragmatism, Principles, and Business

Mike and Tones discuss the philosophic ideas within the Breaking Bad TV series, Mike’s new business classes, and the situations where one must choose one value over another. All of this links our ongoing theme of principles. Plato gets some more love as well as we bring up the Crito again.

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