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Updated April 2020
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Welcome friends, to a podcast for a darker timeline. Maybe the darkest of all timelines. Definitely not one of the good timelines. Maybe it’s always been a dark timeline, maybe the Hadron collider screwed us over. Science may never know. What we do know is that we live in the void. The void, a place where a chittering mass of void crabs can infest a person suit and win the presidency. The void, a place where we're just clever enough to know that climate change is happening, but not quite cle ...
 
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You can find Maarten’s scholarly work here:https://ugent.academia.edu/MaartenBoudryMany of Maarten’s more popular articles are available here:https://sites.google.com/site/maartenboudry/blogHe is the co-editor with Massimo Pigliucci of the 2013 Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem:https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Pseu…
 
My guest this week is Michael Bench-Capon (@MikeBenchCapon), a philosopher turned librarian with an interest in Dialetheism, the view that some things both are and are not P. We discuss this counterintuitive theory and how it applies to paradoxes, aesthetics, and ethics. Michael's Blogpost on Dialetheism: http://michaelbenchcapon.blogspot.com/2019/…
 
My guest this week is Jamie Woodhouse (@JamieWoodhouse), a community organizer for Sentientism, the view that all sentient life matters morally. We do a deep dive into the strengths and weakness of Sentientism. Jamie's Homepage: https://jamiewoodhouse.com/ Jamie's FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sentientism Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, c…
 
Saloni’s article on the UK policy is here:https://unherd.com/2020/03/the-scientific-case-against-herd-immunity/Follow Saloni on Twitter @saloniumFurther ReferencesMore on the UK policy: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdfMore resources on the Coron…
 
My guest this week is the well timed Phil Torres (@@xriskology), an expert on existential risk. We discuss the field of existential risk and several top contenders for what might kill us all. Phil's website: https://www.xriskology.com/ Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L…
 
My guest this week is Andrea Lewis (@AndreaLynnLewis), host of Andrea with the Bangs on Youtube and the She Wonders Why podcast. We discuss the culture wars from her centrist vantage and what distinguishes her position from progressivism. Andrea with the Bangs: https://t.co/Ijqo7IoaM5?amp=1 She Wonders Why: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she…
 
My guest this week is Nick Fish (@AmericanAtheist), president of American Atheists and longtime organizer within the atheist community. We discuss our weirdly similar paths to community organizing and the hopeful direction of movement atheism. Invocation: Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy American Atheist Convention: https://conventio…
 
Nick is the author of five books:Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous (1999): https://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Britannia-Reports-Sinister-Preposterous/dp/1859842887Pretty Straight Guys (2003): https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Straight-Guys-Nick-Cohen/dp/0571220045What's Left? How Liberals Lost Their Way (2007):https://www.amazon.c…
 
My guest this week is Iona Italia (@IonaItalia), cohost of the Two for Tea podcast and a frequent contributor at sites like letterwiki. We discuss her book on Argentinian Tango, our shared belief that free will is an illusion, and our divergent views on intersectionality. Invocation: David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest Iona's book: https://www.amaz…
 
You can find Colin’s Quillette article, “The New Evolution Deniers” here: https://quillette.com/2018/11/30/the-new-evolution-deniers/And his article with William Malone and Julia Robinson, “No One is Born in the Wrong Body” here: https://quillette.com/2019/09/24/no-one-is-born-in-the-wrong-body/Colin’s article with Emma Hilton, “The Dangerous Denia…
 
My guest this week is Jason Lee Byas, a PhD student in political philosophy at University of Michigan. We discuss Libertarianism as a form of radical liberalism, how it has lost its way in the Trump era, and what can be done to turn it around. Invocation: Jindrich Styrsky, Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu Radical liberalism: The Soul of Libertarianism…
 
David’s book, The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World (2019) is available here: https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Irrational-Ape/David-Robert-Grimes/9781471178252Additional ReferencesVisit Letter here: https://letter.wiki/conversations. Looking for a correspondent? DM @Jackso…
 
My guest this week is Elizabeth Barnes, a professor of philosophy at the glorious University of Virginia. We discuss her book The Minority Body and the challenges she has encountered when engaging with other philosophers on the lives of disabled individuals. We also break new ground in the emerging sub-discipline of doggo metaphysics. Elizabeth's h…
 
My guest is Donnchadh O'Conaill, a post-doc researcher at the University of Frizbourg. We discuss a new project he's working on called "The Subject of Experience: The significance of its Metaphysical Nature in the Philosophy of Mind". We discuss how the project aims to give an account of the self as a substance, which means this episode joins our c…
 
You can find Aaron’s podcast, Embrace the Void, here: https://voidpod.com/podcasts; and his podcast, Philosophers in Space, co-hosted by Thomas Smith, here:https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/You can find Aaron’s conversations on Letter and write to him here:https://letter.wiki/AaronRabinowitz/conversationsSupport Aaron here (I’m a patron!):https://www…
 
My guest this week is Jesse McWilliams, who reached out to discuss his work on Black Metal philosophy and environmental harm assessment. We look at the day to day work of environmental preservation and why Scandanavians love Black Metal so much. Jesse's Black Metal work: http://amoeba.blue/research/voyd_mms_2_2_2016.pdf Jesse's Environmental work: …
 
David’s latest book, Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure (2016) can be ordered here:https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Porn-Dicks-Responsible-Pleasure/dp/0996485236/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8David’s The Myth of Sex Addiction (2012) can be found here:https://rowman.com/isbn/9781442213067/the-myth-of-sex-addicti…
 
My guest this week is Ron Purser (@ronpurser), author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. We discuss the commodifying of mindfulness and the Invocation: A life in Vain by Ono no komachi (translation by Peter MacMillon) http://www.thehypertexts.com/Ono%20no%20Komachi%20English%20Translations.htm Editing by Brian…
 
My guest this week is Buster Benson (@buster), author of Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement. We discuss discussions and Buster's preferred methods for untangling confusions. Invocation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fb…
 
My guest this week is Brenda Goodman, a mediator with a Masters in Gerontology and a lifelong interest in aging and death. We work through some of the practical and personal questions Brenda would use in her services as a death doula. Invocation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47652/because-i-could-not-stop-for-death-479 Death Doula Resourc…
 
My guest this week is Brenda Goodman, a mediator with a Masters in Gerontology and a lifelong interest in aging and death. We discuss how she became interested in these culturally taboo issues and what she learned from her Death Doula training course. Part two will involve her asking me some of the preparation questions about death. Invocation: Dea…
 
My guest this week is Bryan Van Norden (@BryanVanNorden), a prolific author and advocate for developing Western philosophy departments beyond their Eurocentric habits. We talk about the value of non-western philosophy generally and dive into Confucianism in particular. Invocation: Confucius Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://yo…
 
For a comprehensive guide to Salil’s work, see:http://www.saliltripathi.com/Welcome.htmlSalil’s articles for Mint: https://www.livemint.com/topic/salil-tripathiSalil’s article for Caravan: https://caravanmagazine.in/author/93Salil’s books can be found here: The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy (2016):https://w…
 
My guest this week is Aristotle (from the @AristotlesStgra account on twitter). He preferred to answer questions in the voice of Aristotle himself, which gives us a fun opportunity to get to know more about this hugely important philosopher in a classic dialogue sort of fashion. Hope you enjoy! Invocation: Aaron's void Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen,…
 
My guest this week is Dr. Mansa Keita (@rasmansa), a computer science PHD who spends a substantial amount of time engaging on academic twitter on issues like race that we've covered on the show before. We discuss his experiences with these conversations and why race is such a pervasive topic right now. Invocation: Michael Novak, Experience of Nothi…
 
For Steve’s book, Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew (2012) see:https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/darwin-god-and-the-meaning-of-life/A3055F89051D5F4ADE4AFE9473BF0AABFor Steve’s book, The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve (2019) see: https://www.c…
 
My guest this week is my longtime friend Brian Henriksen, who joins me to discuss our shared love of Discordianism, the most important of all parody religions. The convo is a bit chaotic as befits the material. Principia Discordia: https://www.principiadiscordia.com/book/1.php Invocation: Apocrypha Discordia pg.9 Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check…
 
My guest this week is Kel Glaister, an instructor with Melbourne in Motion. We discuss her use of parkour and other exercise activities as a way to build inclusive communities and manage challenges like depression. Melbourne in Motion: https://www.melbinmotion.com/ Invocation: Justin K. McFarlane Beau Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod…
 
3:38 What attracted Andy to Diderot?7:09 Diderot’s radical questioning of political and sexual norms: homosexuality; masturbation; incest fantasies20:55 “My thoughts are my sluts”—intellectual libertinage25:44 Diderot’s relationships with women28:00 Diderot as a playwright30:24 Religious sexual fantasies31:00 The Literary Correspondence31:50 Didero…
 
My guest this week is Clyde Rathbone (@ClydeRathbone), co-founder of the social discourse site letter.wiki, where people can engage each other in constructive dialogue through a long form letter writing format. We discuss the origin of the project and its impact on people's style of engagement. Clyde's Website: Letter.Wiki Invocation: Thomas Merton…
 
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