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Are there objective standards of beauty? Or is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Must art be beautiful to be great art? What is the role of the experience of beauty in a good life? John and Ken explore the concept of Beauty with Alexander Nehamas ... more
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Original Price $9.95: Buy now and save $5.00! - Learn about our universal career: ministering to God's children - Conduct yourself from moment to moment in the way he would have you do so - Integrate spirituality more into your daily ... more
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Is happiness a mere psychological state? And if so, what's so important about it? Is there anything more to being happy than just thinking you're happy? Or is happiness a way of life? John and Ken dig into the nature of happiness with Robert ... more
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Some have argued that there aren't any good arguments for believing in God. Is belief in God just an act of faith without reason? Plenty of philosophers would disagree. Why are philosophers so divided on the matter? In this episode Ken and John ... more
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The source of all motivation lies in the depths of your mind. Attempting to eat healthier and exercise more through sheer willpower is a recipe for self sabotage. By accessing your subconscious mind and conditioning it for weight loss, you'll ... more
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Being and Nothingness, the for-itself and the in-itself, bad faith, and the existential predicament; these Existentialist concepts were central to the philosophical scene in Europe and America after World War II. Join the Philosophers as they examine ... more
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From his theory of the Forms, to his views about morality, justice, and the soul, Plato was one the greatest and most influential philosophers of all time. Indeed, it has been said that all of philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. Find out why as ... more
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Was Friedrich Nietzsche a mysogynistic Nazi-supporter, or an artistic visionary who sought to set us free from our moralistic chains? Boring radio is dead as Ken and John discuss everyone's favorite syphilitic philosopher with ... more
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Humans are conscious, billiard balls are not, and computers aren't either. But all three are just collections of molecules, aren't they? What is consciousness, and does it go beyond what science can explain? Join John and Ken as they probe the limits ... more
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What are the main hallmarks of the postmodern? How does the "postmodern" differ from the "modern?" Is the postmodern an improvement over the modern? In art, architecture, music, film, literature, sociology, communications, fashion and philosophy ... more
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You might think our thought simply determine what we say. But maybe the language we speak is what really determines the thoughts we can have. As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." And Benjamin Lee ... more
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Plato claimed that numbers exist in some mind-independent abstract heaven. Nominalists claim that there is no such heaven. Clearly, we can't see, hear, taste or feel numbers. But if there are no numbers, what is mathematics all about? John and Ken ... more
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Many religions contemplate some form of personal continued existence after death: reincarnation in another body, or continued being in some vastly different place like Heaven or Hell. Do any of these conceptions make sense? If so, is there any ... more
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Pragmatism is perhaps America's most distinctive contribution to philosophy. Developed by Pierce, Dewey, and James in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, pragmatism holds that both the meaning and the truth of any idea is a function of its ... more
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Anything someone wants to call art? Or are there some objective criteria, that not every instance of paint smeared on canvas and not every murder mystery meets? What are the main philosophies of art? Are any of them plausible? John and Ken talk ... more
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School teachers, preachers, parents, and even a few philosophers often claim to be authorities on the dictates of morality, but where does morality really come from? From society's customs? From God's commandments? From the cold, impersonal ... more
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What are the basic tenets of Wittgenstein's philosophy? What is their enduring legacy? The Austrian/British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein exercised enormous influence over philosophy in the middle third of the last century, and his view and his ... more
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David Hume was a superb essayist, a brilliant philosopher, and a world-class bon vivant. His philosophical views in ethics, epistemology, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion, though shocking to many in his own time, are enduring touchstones of ... more
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Why do bad things happen in a world with a beneficent creator? How can evil exist? Where does it come from? How have philosophers and theologians dealt with these issues in the past? Are there satisfying answers to these conundrums? Many religions ... more
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Aristotle's philosophical doctrines have permeated and helped shape Western Culture in spheres as disparate as cosmology, biology, ethics, physics, politics, and logic. John and Ken are joined by Chris Bobonich, from Stanford University, author of ... more
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The 17th Century philosopher René Descartes is often considered the father of modern philosophy. His Meditations are a staple in introductory philosophy courses, and his views on the relation of mind and body have dominated philosophical ... more
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Can morality be quantified? Can the good be calculated? Should we be so focused on the consequences of our actions? Utilitarianism says the right action is the one which leads to the most overall happiness -- a deceptively simple theory, but not ... more
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Is the conscious mind just the brain or something more? Can science explain consciousness? How does Ken know that John is a conscious being and not just an automaton programmed to act like a conscious being? Or is John just an automaton? Philosophy ... more
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- If everything that we do can be explained by physics, does this leave room for freedom? - Are all of our actions pre-determined? - what are the implications for morality and responsibility? John and Ken exercise their will with Manuel Vargas from ... more
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is without doubt one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He has, however, been largely ignored by American "analytic" philosophers of the twentieth century. John in particular, and Ken to a lesser extent, ... more