Episode 20, Plato's Political Philosophy (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 20 (Part I of II) on Plato's Political Philosophy.

This episode benchmarks the beginning of our mini-series on political philosophy. Plato provides a strong critique of democracy through his formulation of a utopian city-state. By attempting to find justice in the city, Plato prompts us to question whether or not democracy can promote the common good. In this episode we'll be asking questions like; What is justice? Is democracy worthless? and What can we learn from Plato today?

This week in Part I, we'll be talking about the Socratic Dialogues in Gorgias and The Republic, as well as looking at Plato's utopian city state in The Republic.

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Part I. Socratic Dialogues in Gorgias and The Republic (08:15)
Part II. The Republic (31:35)
Part III. Real World Application (00:10 - in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (22:40 - in Part II)
Note: In this episode, on a couple of occasions, Jack mistakenly mixes up the names Gorgias and Glaucon. Although this has no philosophical importance, heckling is nevertheless encouraged.

Episode 19, Mind, Body and Consciousness (Part II)

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Welcome to Episode 19 (Part II of II) on Mind, Body and Consciousness.

For Episode 19, I'm joined by Gregory Miller and Dr Thom Atkinson from the University of Liverpool. As well as introducing the questions and problems surrounding consciousness and mind; we'll be discussing substance dualism, materialism and panpsychism.

This week in Part II, we'll be talking about panpsychism and enjoying some further analysis and discussion.

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Part I. Substance Dualism (09:20)
Part II. Materialism (33:45)
Part III. Panpsychism (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (16:40 in Part II)

Episode 19, Mind, Body and Consciousness (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 19 (Part I of II) on Mind, Body and Consciousness.

For Episode 19, I'm joined by Gregory Miller and Dr Thom Atkinson from the University of Liverpool. As well as introducing the questions and problems surrounding consciousness and mind; we'll be discussing substance dualism, materialism and panpsychism.

This week in Part I, we'll be talking about substance dualism and materialism.

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Part I. Substance Dualism (09:20)
Part II. Materialism (33:45)
Part III. Panpsychism (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (16:40 in Part II)

Episode 18, Albert Camus (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 18 (Part II of II) on Albert Camus.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) is perhaps the most read philosopher of the 20th century. Camus is generally considered to be the father of absurdism, the idea that life's meaning is beyond our reach and that we should embrace what he called the absurd. Given the extraordinary number of people that have read Camus' work, it is no surprise that he is one of the most romanticised philosophers to have lived. In this two-part special on Camus, we're going to be asking questions like; Who was Albert Camus? Is life worth living? What is the absurd? And How should we deal with the absurd?

This week we'll be talking about Camus' response to the absurd and the sociological aspect of suicide.

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Part I. The Life of Camus (04:20)
Part II. The Absurd (16:40)
Part III. Camus' Response to the Absurd (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. The Sociological Aspect of Suicide, Further Analysis and Discussion (15:25 in Part II)

Episode 18, Albert Camus (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 18 (Part I of II) on Albert Camus.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) is perhaps the most read philosopher of the 20th century. Camus is generally considered to be the father of absurdism, the idea that life's meaning is beyond our reach and that we should embrace what he called the absurd. Given the extraordinary number of people that have read Camus' work, it is no surprise that he is one of the most romanticised philosophers to have lived. In this two-part special on Camus, we're going to be asking questions like; Who was Albert Camus? Is life worth living? What is the absurd? And How should we deal with the absurd?

This week we'll be talking about Camus' life and the absurd.

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Part I. The Life of Camus (04:20)
Part II. The Absurd (16:40)
Part III. Camus' Response to the Absurd (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (15:25 in Part II)

Episode 17, Jean-Paul Sartre (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 17 (Part II of II) on Jean-Paul Sartre.

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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was arguably the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. The quintessential existentialist, Sartre encapsulates the very essence of existentialism through his various philosophical works and plays. Sartre still has much to teach us. Still, Sartre would argue too many people live in Bad faith. They ignore that they are "condemned to be free". Amongst other things, we'll be asking, Why did 50,000 people attend his funeral? Are we condemned to be free? And Are we living in bad faith?

This week we'll be talking about what it is to be living in bad faith and engaging in some further analysis and discussion.

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Part I. The Life of Sartre (03:35)
Part II. "Man is condemned to be free" (18:15)
Part III. Bad Faith (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Anaylsis and Discussion (31:40 in Part II)

Episode 17, Jean-Paul Sartre (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 17 (Part I of II) on Jean-Paul Sartre.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was arguably the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. The quintessential existentialist, Sartre encapsulates the very essence of existentialism through his various philosophical works and plays. Sartre still has much to teach us. Still, Sartre would argue too many people live in Bad faith. They ignore that they are "condemned to be free". Amongst other things, we'll be asking, Why did 50,000 people attend his funeral? Are we condemned to be free? And Are we living in bad faith?

This week we'll be talking about the life of Jean-Paul Sartre and what Sartre meant when he said, "man is condemned to be free".

As always, you can find the main texts as well as links to additional content at the bottom of the page. Please help support the show by subscribing on iTunesAndroid or tunein. Thank you!

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Part I. The Life of Sartre (03:35)
Part II. "Man is condemned to be free" (18:15)
Part III. Bad Faith (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Anaylsis and Discussion (31:40 in Part II)

Episode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part III)

Welcome to Episode 16 (Part III of III) on Søren Kierkegaard.

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Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic systems that theology and philosophy were producing during his time, and his writings were often in complete opposition to their way of thinking. For Kierkegaard, the importance of philosophy lay with self-discovery; developing into a true, authentic self.

This week we talk about Sickness Unto Death and engage in some further analysis and discussion.

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Part I. The Life of Kierkegaard (11:11)
Part II. The Basis of Kierkegaard's Philosophy (32:35)
Part III. The Three Spheres of Life (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (00:10 in Part III)

Episode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 16 (Part II of III) on Søren Kierkegaard.

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Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic systems that theology and philosophy were producing during his time, and his writings were often in complete opposition to their way of thinking. For Kierkegaard, the importance of philosophy lay with self-discovery; developing into a true, authentic self.

This week we dive into Kierkegaard's 'Spheres of Life', focusing on his books Either / Or and Fear and Trembling.

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Part I. The Life of Kierkegaard (11:11)
Part II. The Basis of Kierkegaard's Philosophy (32:35)
Part III. The Three Spheres of Life (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (00:10 in Part III)

Episode 16, Søren Kierkegaard (Part I)

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Welcome to Episode 16 (Part I of III) on Søren Kierkegaard.

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a man who did not consider himself a philosopher but rather a poet. He showed distain to the rigid academic systems that theology and philosophy were producing during his time, and his writings were often in complete opposition to their way of thinking. For Kierkegaard, the importance of philosophy lay with self-discovery; developing into a true, authentic self.

This week we take a look at the life of Kierkegaard and the basis of his philosophy.

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Part I. The Life of Kierkegaard (11:11)
Part II. The Basis of Kierkegaard's Philosophy (32:35)
Part III. The Three Spheres of Life (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (00:10 in Part III)

Episode 15, Business Ethics (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 15 (Part II of II) on Business Ethics. This week we analyse the claim "good ethics is good business", look at 'globalisation' and wrap up our general thoughts on business ethics!

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Part I. Corporate Social Responsibility (2:20)
Part II. Whistleblowing (28:00)
Part III. "Good Ethics Is Good Business" (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Globalisation, Further Analysis and Discussion (16:45 in Part II)

Thank you to Desaparecidos for allowing us to play Slacktivist from their new album Payola. To find out more about the band click here: www.desaparecidosband.com



Episode 15, Business Ethics (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 15 (Part I of II) on Business Ethics. This week we look at the ethical responsibilities of corporations and whistleblowing!

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Part I. Corporate Social Responsibility (2:20)
Part II. Whistleblowing (28:00)
Part III. "Good Ethics Is Good Business" (00:10 in Part II)
Part IV. Globalisation, Further Analysis and Discussion (16:45 in Part II)


Episode 14, Euthanasia (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 14 (Part II of II) on euthanasia. This week we look at the most famous and controversial cases of euthanasia, applying natural law and situation ethics in the process.

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Part I. Types Of Euthanasia (2:45)
Part II. Relevant Concepts in Natural Law and Situation Ethics (11:45)
Part III. Application in real life cases (00:05 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (27:00 in Part II)


Episode 14, Euthanasia (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 14 (Part I of II) on euthanasia. This week we introduce the basics of the topic. We look at the different types of euthanasia in Part I before we apply Aquinas' Natural Law and Fletchers' Situation Ethics in Part II.

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Part I. Types Of Euthanasia (2:45)
Part II. Relevant Concepts in Natural Law and Situation Ethics (11:45)
Part III. Application in real life cases (00:05 in Part II)
Part IV. Further Analysis and Discussion (27:00 in Part II)


Episode 13, Religious Experience (Part III)

Welcome to Episode 13 (Part III of III) on Religious Experience. Praise the lord! This week we wrap up religious experience with some analysis and discussion.

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Part I. Mystical Experience (in Part I, 10:35)
Part II. Conversion Experience (in Part I, 39:40)
Part III. Ways in which individual religious experience can be understood (in Part II, 25:40)
Part IV. Criticisms, Analysis and Discussion (start of Part III)


Episode 13, Religious Experience (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 13 (Part II of III) on Religious Experience. This week we take a look at conversion experience and the ways in which religious experiences can be interpreted.

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Part I. Mystical Experience (in Part I, 10:35)
Part II. Conversion Experience (in Part I, 39:40)
Part III. Ways in which individual religious experience can be understood (in Part II, 25:40)
Part IV. Criticisms, Analysis and Discussion (start of Part III)


Episode 13, Religious Experience (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 13 (Part I of III) on Religious Experience. This week we introduce the topic of religious experience. We take a look at William James, mystical experience and conversion experience.

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Part I. Mystical Experience (in Part I, 10:35)
Part II. Conversion Experience (in Part I, 39:40)
Part III. Ways in which individual religious experience can be understood (in Part II, 25:40)
Part IV. Criticisms, Analysis and Discussion (start of Part III)


Episode 12, Joseph Fletcher's Situation Ethics (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 12 (Part II of II) on Joseph Fletcher's Situation Ethics. In this section, we apply, analyse and give our concluding remarks on situation ethics.

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Part I. Love, Agape and the Six Propositions (in Part I, 5:35)
Part II. The Four Presuppositions (in Part I, 46:40)
Part III. Application (in Part II)
Part IV. Criticisms, Analysis and Discussion (in Part II, 16:35)


Episode 12, Joseph Fletcher's Situation Ethics (Part I)

Welcome to Episode 12 (Part I of II) on Joseph Fletcher's Situation Ethics. In this section we look into Joseph Fletcher's world of love, propositions and presuppositions. What is love? What is situation ethics? We've got the questions, and for once, we've got the answers!

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Part I. Love, Agape and the Six Propositions (in Part I, 5:35)
Part II. The Four Presuppositions (in Part I, 46:40)
Part III. Application (in Part II)
Part IV. Criticisms, Analysis and Discussion (in Part II, 16:35)


Episode 11, Guest Daniel Hill on Plantinga's Reformed Epistemology (Part II)

Welcome to Episode 11 (Part II of II) on Alvin Plantinga's reformed epistemology. In this section we question and challenge Dr Daniel Hill and Plantinga's reformed epistemology.

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Part I. Plantinga's Reformed Epistemology (Episode 11, (Part I)).
Part II. Analysis and discussion (Episode 11, (Part II)).