1. Against Debate

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    Why the typical model of public argumentation, where two adversaries square off, is not the best model for philosophy and not good for our podcast.

  2. Murder and Ideology: philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it.

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    In the ordinary business of science it is reasonable to claim that the moon causes the tides, and to refer to empirical data as evidence. In the ordinary business of literary criticism it is reasonable to claim that Gordon Geko was greedy or that house elves are moral stand-ins for the peoples of our world who are enslaved and oppressed – and to refer to various theories of literature,…Read more »

  3. Technology and Individuality

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    There is a classic anxiety about technology: that it can lead to a lack of individuality and spiritual emptiness. Why might this be?

    The place to start is with the lack of control technology can bring about in our lives.…Read more »