Discussing Goodman’s Ways of Worldmaking (1978).
This is a 31-minute preview of our vintage 2 hr,…Read more »
One of my goals in the run-up to our Buddhism episode was to listen to a bunch of many Buddhism/Zen-related podcasts (there seem to be more of these than philosophy ones) and post some reviews.…Read more »
I was leafing through the Tehran Times, Iran’s Leading International Daily…
OK, I was not leafing through this. Rather, I have just started Google tracking new articles that come up with “philosophy”…Read more »
The Guardian UK published this promotion of Bettany Hughes’ The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens, and the Search for the Good Life.It’s a biography of Socrates claiming to put him in his proper context and,…Read more »
Alan Sponberg, in this article from the Western Buddhist Review, gives a nuanced picture of the Buddhist view of self, affirming the no-self view described on the podcast while arguing that the unity of sentient life under samsara provides a foundation for environmental ethics:
Rather than reifying the prevailing sense of an autonomous self-interested individual with its complement of rights,…Read more »
OK, if the atheism debates are so squalid, then what’s the moderate, “philosophically respectable” approach to some of the issues that come up in them?
A recent episode of the University of Chicago philosophy podcast Elucidations featured philosophy uber-blogger Brian Leiter (who taught my philosophy and the law class at U.…Read more »