1. 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 »

  2. You Can’t Talk About Zen: A Discussion of Zen

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    [A post from Jason Durso]

    The popular understanding of Zen philosophy is that it is painfully frustrating, contrived and lies outside the realm of rational discourse. Rather than offering some sort of platform for discussion or some set of assertions which can be systematically analyzed and negotiated into a personal system of meaning the proponents of this view will often resort to vague claims such as ‘Zen doesn’t have a system of beliefs’,…Read more »

  3. The Jung and the Restless

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    …I cannot outline the spiritual problems of modern man without giving emphasis to the yearning for rest that arises in a period of unrest… It is from need and distress that new forms of life take their rise,…Read more »

  4. Beginning in Wonder

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    In episode 73 the question was of ‘why do philosophy’ was posed. There are many ways to come at this question and in the episode the PEL guys kept coming back to two things: Curiosity and Wonder.  How are these two words linked,…Read more »