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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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Ep6: Nietzsche, Love, and Dichotomies!

We offer our take on Nietzsche, we discuss LOVE (happy Valentines Day), and the importance of recognizing false dichotomies.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in philosophy


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Ep5: Egalitarianism, Nietzsche, and SOP’s

Moving on to Politics, we discuss Egalitarianism.  We also discuss a few reading tips for the philosophy student, Tones gives an analogy that shows the need to avoid Pragmatism and to define your principles, and we close with our initial thoughts on Nietzsche (before discussing him further in Episode VI).

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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in philosophy


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Sketch of Episode IV (Link to Podcast is below):

In this Episode, Tony and Mike discuss a USA Today OpEd claiming that we don’t have FreeWill.  We then remember that we forgot to talk about REASON in EpIII’s Intro To Epistemology, so we briefly touch upon that.  Moving on to ETHICS, Mike and I lay out the FUNDAMENTAL element of our personal views on Ethics (our standard of value), setting up shop for future discussions on Ethics.  Lastly, we discuss Kierkegaard as our chosen philosopher/philosophy of the moment.

We learned:

  • NOISE!  Sorry about it.  In the first 6 minutes, something was wrong with the recording and we are left with some cracks and pops.  The last 20 minutes are filled with the joyous sounds of Mike’s son playing with his HotWheel Cars.  I hope you think it’s cute and not annoying.  We’ll strive to keep quiet next time.  Thanks for your patience.
  • Wiki was down during this podcast.  We support the fight against SOPA/PIPA.  Click here.
  • Tony still needs to learn to SLOW DOWN!  Whew…. take a breath!
  • This new format works.  We will continue to chose a philosopher or philosophy for each podcast for a nice discussion (on top of the usual smorgasbord of topics).

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