Most Recent Episodes

  1. Emersonian America

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    Emerson, philosophical mysticism, and Jamesian pragmatism all make the same basic assertion about the relation between concepts and the immediacy of lived experience.

  2. Episode 102: Emerson on Wisdom and Individuality

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    On Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The American Scholar” lecture (1837) and his essays “Self-Reliance” and “Circles” (1841). Be yourself! Don’t conform! Realize your oneness with the universe!

  3. Episode 101: Maimonides on God

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    On Guide for the Perplexed about God’s lack of properties, featuring guest comedian Danny Lobell of the Modern Day Philosophers podcast.

  4. Episode 96: Oppenheimer and the Rhetoric of Science Advisers

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    Discussing Lynda Walsh’s book “Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy” (2013) with the author, focusing on Robert J. Oppenheimer. What is the role of the science adviser? Should scientists just “stick to the facts,” or can only someone with technical knowledge make decisions about what to actually do?

  5. Episode 95: Gödel on Math

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    On two unpublished essays considering the implications of Godel’s incompleteness theorems and asserting mathematical realism. With guest Adi Habbu.