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Episode 100: Plato’s Symposium Live Celebration!

Our big live episode (also on video) about love, sex, self-improvement, and ancient Greek pederasty! Featuring a set by Mark Lint, plus Philosophy Bro on Plato’s “Apology”

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  1. Topic for #101: Maimonides on God

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    Discussing “Guide for the Perplexed” on God’s (lack of) characteristics and related matters, featuring guest participant Danny Lobell from the Modern Day Philosophers podcast.

  2. Yes, PEL Live 7/20 Will Be Web-Cast

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    We’ve tested out a web-cast solution for this Sunday’s 1-4pm central discussion of the Symposium (plus Philosophy Bro, plus Mark Lint music). Go to partiallyexaminedlife.com/PEL-Live at the time for the webcast link.

  3. Free Will Worth Having

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    What are your thoughts on machines that can predict what you’re going to do in the next five minutes? Do you think that everything that happens now in the universe was causally determined by some event(s) that happened before it?…Read more »

  4. Discussion of “Antigone” Now Posted

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    PEL Citizens can now download the Not School Theater group’s discussion (which Mark showed up for most of), well in advance of the PEL episode on this topic. What philosophical insights lurk in Sophocles’s drama?

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