Materialism is a common philosophy today, but does it make sense of the world around us? I explain where it falls short and how to correct it.
Naturalism has valid concerns and some major errors. In this podcast, I discuss where naturalists go right and where they go wrong.
I'll discuss the golden mean in reference to objective and subjective reality. We'll look at where the excesses and defects in our understandings of these two ideas are.
In today's episode, I want to talk more about the marriage of object and subject in the human person, and what that means.
Here's what I think we can learn from the Death of Socrates as it's described by Plato in the Euthyphro, Apology, Phaedo, and Crito.
A major problem I see in our society is that we've divorced objective reality and subjective experience. Here, I try to piece them together.
Because I'm not feeling great today, I'm posting class 2 from my course on the Nichomachean Ethics. I wanted to still have something for you today. So, tune in to hear more from the class.
Civil disobedience is key to holding our lawmakers accountable. But when is civil disobedience justified and how is it done?
Today, I answer mailbag questions on the most beautiful places I've seen, Libertarianism and Christianity, and more. Listen here.
Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is a great example of how slapstick comedy in literature can bring life to a story and make it more enjoyable.
Privacy is a major concern right now as big tech runs rampant. How do we protect our privacy and property in the Digital Age? Learn more.
I once heard a teacher tell his students, "If you want to be able to break the rules, you have to know them first." Basically, the point is something similar to Chesterton's fence. Rather than breaking the rules when you don't understand them, you should only remove barriers with a good cause. In Meditations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes flips the rules of philosophy on their head in this experiment.
In this episode, I talked to John Timaeus of Modernity Has Fallen about epistemology, rationality, and the failures of modernity. John writes about these issues on his blog. As a software developer and mathematician, John understands problem solving, and is able to show how we've gone wrong. So, we discussed how in our modern world we don't know how we come to truth. Then, we looked back at how we came to know what is true in the past. Last, we discussed how our extreme problem solving can never run out of problems to solve - and might even create more.