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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
Ep. 309: Wittgenstein On Certainty (Part Two)

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 40:29


Continuing to discuss On Certainty, we get deeply into textual quotes. How does he actually respond to Moore's argument about his hand? How does he extend his account to talk about mathematical and scientific statements? Is Wittgenstein a pragmatist? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion including a new Nightcap discussion that talks more about Wittgenstein. Check out the Tolkien Road Podcast at TolkienRoad.com. Keep up to date with the PEL 4/15 NYC live show at partiallyexaminedlife.com/liveshow.

Many Minds
What does ChatGPT really know?

Many Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 55:10


By now you've probably heard about the new chatbot called ChatGPT. There's no question it's something of a marvel. It distills complex information into clear prose; it offers instructions and suggestions; it reasons its way through problems. With the right prompting, it can even mimic famous writers. And it does all this with an air of cool competence, of intelligence. But, if you're like me, you've probably also been wondering: What's really going on here? What are ChatGPT—and other large language models like it—actually doing? How much of their apparent competence is just smoke and mirrors? In what sense, if any, do they have human-like capacities? My guest today is Dr. Murray Shanahan. Murray is Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London and Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind. He's the author of numerous articles and several books at the lively intersections of artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and philosophy. Very recently, Murray put out a paper titled 'Talking about Large Language Models', and it's the focus of our conversation today. In the paper, Murray argues that—tempting as may be—it's not appropriate to talk about large language models in anthropomorphic terms. Not yet, anyway. Here, we chat about the rapid rise of large language models and the basics of how they work. We discuss how a model that—at its base—simply does “next-word prediction" can be engineered into a savvy chatbot like ChatGPT. We talk about why ChatGPT lacks genuine “knowledge” and “understanding”—at least as we currently use those terms. And we discuss what it might take for these models to eventually possess richer, more human-like capacities. Along the way, we touch on: emergence, prompt engineering, embodiment and grounding, image generation models, Wittgenstein, the intentional stance, soft robots, and "exotic mind-like entities." Before we get to it, just a friendly reminder: applications are now open for the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (or DISI). DISI will be held this June/July in St Andrews Scotland—the program consists of three weeks of intense interdisciplinary engagement with exactly the kinds of ideas and questions we like to wrestle with here on this show. If you're intrigued—and I hope you are!—check out disi.org for more info. Alright friends, on to my decidedly human chat, with Dr. Murray Shanahan. Enjoy!   The paper we discuss is here. A transcript of this episode will be available soon.   Notes and links 6:30 – The 2017 “breakthrough” article by Vaswani and colleagues. 8:00 – A popular article about GPT-3. 10:00 – A popular article about some of the impressive—and not so impressive—behaviors of ChatGPT. For more discussion of ChatGPT and other large language models, see another interview with Dr. Shanahan, as well as interviews with Emily Bender and Margaret Mitchell, with Gary Marcus, and with Sam Altman (CEO of OpenAI, which created ChatGPT). 14:00 – A widely discussed paper by Emily Bender and colleagues on the “dangers of stochastic parrots.” 19:00 – A blog post about “prompt engineering”. Another blog post about the concept of Reinforcement Learning through Human Feedback, in the context of ChatGPT. 30:00 – One of Dr. Shanahan's books is titled, Embodiment and the Inner Life. 39:00 – An example of a robotic agent, SayCan, which is connected to a language model. 40:30 – On the notion of embodiment in the cognitive sciences, see the classic book by Francisco Varela and colleagues, The Embodied Mind. 44:00 – For a detailed primer on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, see here. 45:00 – See Dr. Shanahan's general audience essay on “conscious exotica" and the space of possible minds. 49:00 – See Dennett's book, The Intentional Stance.   Dr. Shanahan recommends: Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans, by Melanie Mitchell (see also our earlier episode with Dr. Mitchell) ‘Abstraction for Deep Reinforcement Learning', by M. Shanahan and M. Mitchell   You can read more about Murray's work on his website and follow him on Twitter.   Many Minds is a project of the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) (https://disi.org), which is made possible by a generous grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to UCLA. It is hosted and produced by Kensy Cooperrider, with help from Assistant Producer Urte Laukaityte and with creative support from DISI Directors Erica Cartmill and Jacob Foster. Our artwork is by Ben Oldroyd (https://www.mayhilldesigns.co.uk/). Our transcripts are created by Sarah Dopierala (https://sarahdopierala.wordpress.com/). You can subscribe to Many Minds on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Play, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. **You can now subscribe to the Many Minds newsletter here!** We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions. Feel free to email us at: manymindspodcast@gmail.com. For updates about the show, visit our website (https://disi.org/manyminds/), or follow us on Twitter: @ManyMindsPod.

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
Ep. 309: Wittgenstein On Certainty (Part One)

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 43:24


Discussing the notes Ludwig Wittgenstein made at the end of his life in 1951 that were published as On Certainty in 1969. Can we coherently doubt propositions like "physical objects exist," "the world is more than 50 years old," and "this is my hand"? Wittgenstein looks at these questions via his framework of language games. Is doubting one of these a legitimate move in a game? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Check out the Overthink podcast and Conversations with Coleman. Attend our live show in NYC on April 15.

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)
El Tractatus de Wittgenstein, pt. 5

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 35:55


Composers Datebook
Ravel left and right

Composers Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 2:00


Synopsis On today's date in 1932, Maurice Ravel's Concerto for Piano Left Hand received its public premiere in Vienna. It was one of several concertos for piano left hand commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, a wealthy Austrian pianist who lost his right arm during the First World War. Wittgenstein also commissioned concertos from Richard Strauss, Prokofiev, Korngold, and Britten. In the fall of 1931, Ravel presented Wittgenstein with the score of his new concerto, and together they gave it a private read-through with Ravel playing the orchestra part on one piano, and Wittgenstein the solo part on another. At first Wittgenstein was not impressed and offended Ravel by suggesting a few changes, which Ravel flatly refused to make. “Only after I had studied the concerto carefully,” said Wittgenstein , ”did I realize what a great work it was.” Wittgenstein performed the premiere with the Vienna Symphony led by Robert Heger. A few days later, on January 14th that same year, Ravel himself conducted the premiere of his other Piano Concerto, this one written for the two hands of French pianist Marguerite Long. In stark contrast to the brooding Concerto for Wittgenstein, the Concerto for Long is light-hearted, with a blues-y slow movement inspired by the Harlem jazz sampled by Ravel during a visit to New York in 1928. Music Played in Today's Program Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Piano Concerto in D (for the Left Hand) Leon Fleisher, piano; Baltimore Symphony; Sergui Commissiona, conductor. Philips 456 775 Piano Concerto in G Krystian Zimerman, piano; Cleveland Orchestra; Pierre Boulez, conductor. DG 449 213

The
Radically True Money | Principles of Bitcoin Series | Episode 3 (WiM256)

The "What is Money?" Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 45:51


GUEST:"An Open Letter to Ray Dalio Regarding Bitcoin": https://breedlove22.medium.com/an-ope... Ray Dalio's book "Principles": https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Lif... Robert's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 Robert's Website: https://vida.page/breedlove22 PODCAST: Podcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8... RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYI Outline: 00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro Music 00:00:08 “What is Money?” Intro Message 00:00:54 Do More with Your Digital Assets with Ledn 00:01:39 Advantages to the Idea Meritocracy 00:03:58 Scoring System of the Idea Meritocracy 00:07:16 The "Hive-Mind" of the Free Market 00:09:26 What is Free Market Capitalism? 00:13:11 Robert's "Free Market Formula" 00:17:43 Supply and Demand 00:20:18 How Prices Influence Decision Making 00:22:49 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth 00:23:51 A Bitcoin Wallet with Privacy Built-In: Wasabi Wallet 00:24:26 Invest in the Fine Art Market with Masterworks 00:25:02 Hold Bitcoin is the Most Secure Custody Model with Casa 00:25:50 The Unethical Nature of Central Banks 00:27:34 "Privatize Profits and Socialize Losses" 00:31:13 The Effects of Near Zero Cost to Produce Money 00:35:34 Volatility of Business Cycles Due to "Free Money" 00:37:20 "Wittgenstein's Ruler" 00:42:18 Bitcoin Being the Ultimate Pricing Tool 00:43:32 Money is Economic Water 00:45:43 "What is Money?" Outro SOCIAL: Breedlove Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 WiM? Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisMoneyShow LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breedlove_22/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@breedlove22?l... All My Current Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22 WRITTEN WORK: Medium: https://breedlove22.medium.com/ Substack: https://breedlove22.substack.com/ WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE: Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22 Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22 Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBree... Dollars via Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=178435... The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=328431... RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES: Ledn lets you do more with your digital assets: https://www.ledn.io/ CrowdHealth offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: https://www.joincrowdhealth.com/breed... Wasabi Wallet is a Bitcoin wallet with privacy built-in by default: https://wasabiwallet.io/ Masterworks let you access the fine art market at more affordable price points (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://www.masterworks.com Casa is the most secure way to custody your Bitcoin (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://keys.casa/ Buy High Quality Bitcoin Apparel Here (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://thebitcoinclothingcompany.com... Try Feel Free Tonics, a Great Alternative to Alcohol and Caffeine (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://botanictonics.com

POINT of VIEW International
Ingen andre lyder som Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle: Humoren er den røde tråd

POINT of VIEW International

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 56:29


Uden store armbevægelser har duoen Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle manifesteret sig som et af de mest krøllede og personlige popacts i Danmark. Alene navnet siger noget om en skæv tilgang til musikken. Man kunne også nævne titlen på deres nye album, ”Vroom Vroom”. Faktisk findes der ikke en kunstner på den danske musikscene, der ligner sønderjyske Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle. Det skulle være Annika Aakjær, som gruppen har turneret med. Det er en påstand, men hvem kunne ellers finde på at inddrage Egon Olsen i en sang om eksistentiel udlængsel. Det gør Maja og de sarte sjæle i ”Olsen Bandens sidste bedrifter”. Hvor Maja bl.a. synger: Hun havd' en chef i SuperBrugsen / Som hun havd' lyst til at spark' i struben / Så en dag sagde hun op og sagd' / Maja, ville du ha' min ryg / Hvis jeg sku' bruge en Gajol, et bat og en hamburgerryg? Som i Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter / Hvor de til sidst stikker af til Mallorca Eller tekstlinjer som: Jeg har aldrig ku' li' fantasy / Og jeg har aldrig ku' li Game of Thrones / Der er alt for mange karakterer / Plottwist og incest og barnemord / Men du elsker det crap / Og jeg elske at se de med dig. POV Mediano Musics Jan Eriksen bemærkede første gang for alvor duoen, da de stillede op i Melodi Grand Prix med en sang med titlen, ”Den eneste goth i Vejle”. Andre titler som det seneste hit, ”Euro 92”, ”Wittgenstein”, ”Den værste jul ever” og ”Din bodycount T-shirt” og ”Game of Thrones” siger noget om en duo, der står helt på deres egne ben. I anledning af det nye album tog Maja toget fra Haderslev gennem det dengang sneklædte Danmark for at medvirke i denne podcast. Her fortæller hun om, hvordan de to fandt sammen om deres popduo med de på en gang sjove og meget hverdagsnære og realistiske tekster. Og om: - deres udgangspunkt i Sønderjylland, som de ikke har planer om at forlade. - inspirationen – måske – fra Marie Key. - Nørre Nebels rolle i dansk Melodi Grand Prix's historie - at synge duet med sit helt store ungpigeidol og føle sig lidt fangirl-agtig - arbejdet med at følge op på det første hit, Uden dig. - hvordan Maja og de sarte sjæle er blevet 'adopteret' af de succesrige producere Pitchshifters (Andreas Odbjerg, Medina) og Lasse Lyngbo (Vinnie Who, Hjalmer, mfl.). - en pause, der var nødvendig på grund af stress, bl.a. - at skrive en uuofficiel fodbold til EM 2021, som blev et stort hit. - drømmen om at kunne leve af musikken, der blev tændt allerede i pigeårene.

Mediano Music
Ingen andre lyder som Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle: Humoren er den røde tråd

Mediano Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 56:29


Uden store armbevægelser har duoen Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle manifesteret sig som et af de mest krøllede og personlige popacts i Danmark. Alene navnet siger noget om en skæv tilgang til musikken. Man kunne også nævne titlen på deres nye album, ”Vroom Vroom”. Faktisk findes der ikke en kunstner på den danske musikscene, der ligner sønderjyske Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle. Det skulle være Annika Aakjær, som gruppen har turneret med. Det er en påstand, men hvem kunne ellers finde på at inddrage Egon Olsen i en sang om eksistentiel udlængsel. Det gør Maja og de sarte sjæle i ”Olsen Bandens sidste bedrifter”. Hvor Maja bl.a. synger: Hun havd' en chef i SuperBrugsen / Som hun havd' lyst til at spark' i struben / Så en dag sagde hun op og sagd' / Maja, ville du ha' min ryg / Hvis jeg sku' bruge en Gajol, et bat og en hamburgerryg? Som i Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter / Hvor de til sidst stikker af til Mallorca Eller tekstlinjer som: Jeg har aldrig ku' li' fantasy / Og jeg har aldrig ku' li Game of Thrones / Der er alt for mange karakterer / Plottwist og incest og barnemord / Men du elsker det crap / Og jeg elske at se de med dig. POV Mediano Musics Jan Eriksen bemærkede første gang for alvor duoen, da de stillede op i Melodi Grand Prix med en sang med titlen, ”Den eneste goth i Vejle”. Andre titler som det seneste hit, ”Euro 92”, ”Wittgenstein”, ”Den værste jul ever” og ”Din bodycount T-shirt” og ”Game of Thrones” siger noget om en duo, der står helt på deres egne ben. I anledning af det nye album tog Maja toget fra Haderslev gennem det dengang sneklædte Danmark for at medvirke i denne podcast. Her fortæller hun om, hvordan de to fandt sammen om deres popduo med de på en gang sjove og meget hverdagsnære og realistiske tekster. Og om: - deres udgangspunkt i Sønderjylland, som de ikke har planer om at forlade. - inspirationen – måske – fra Marie Key. - Nørre Nebels rolle i dansk Melodi Grand Prix's historie - at synge duet med sit helt store ungpigeidol og føle sig lidt fangirl-agtig - arbejdet med at følge op på det første hit, Uden dig. - hvordan Maja og de sarte sjæle er blevet 'adopteret' af de succesrige producere Pitchshifters (Andreas Odbjerg, Medina) og Lasse Lyngbo (Vinnie Who, Hjalmer, mfl.). - en pause, der var nødvendig på grund af stress, bl.a. - at skrive en uuofficiel fodbold til EM 2021, som blev et stort hit. - drømmen om at kunne leve af musikken, der blev tændt allerede i pigeårene.

Making Footprints Not Blueprints
S05 Bonus Episode - Christianity is basically an epic mistake . . . and the time is right to correct it

Making Footprints Not Blueprints

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 16:26 Transcription Available


The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2018/06/what-comes-after-christianity-god-who.htmlPlease feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass) Thanks for listening. Just to note that all the texts of these podcasts are available on my blog. You'll also find there a brief biography, info about my career as a musician, & some photography. Feel free to drop by & say hello. Email: caute.brown@gmail.com

Miss MacIntosh My Darling
Part 7 Last of the Philosophers

Miss MacIntosh My Darling

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 33:02


Marx, Dewey, Jaspers, Carnap, Wittgenstein, Marcuse, Arendt, Adorno, Rorty, de Beauvoir, Barthes, Fanon, Irigaray, Cixous, Schlegel, Douglas-Klotz --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mmmdbymy/support

Snap Judgment
The Repertoire

Snap Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 34:11 Very Popular


“I kept seeing pieces with this name at the top… I wasn't looking for him, he was almost looking for me.” This week on Snap, Nicholas McCarthy immerses himself in left-hand only piano compositions and gets lost in the world of Wittgenstein. Huge thanks to, Nicholas McCarthy, for sharing his story with Snap! Nicholas is the first and only left-hand alone pianist to have graduated from London's Royal College of Music in it's 140 year history. He's since gone on to tour internationally and has recorded two studio albums. Learn more about his career and music on his website or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This story was a collaboration with our friends Ilena Peng and Brendan Spiegel at Narratively. You can find more amazing storytelling celebrating the diversity of humanity at narratively.com This piece featured home and studio recordings by Nicholas McCarthy, as well as additional scoring by Dirk Schwarzhoff. It was produced by David Exumé and Bo Walsh. Engineering and additional music by Doug Stuart. Artwork by Teo Ducot. Season 13 - Episode 40

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)
El Tractatus de Wittgenstein, pt. 4

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 26:21


Philosophy? WTF??
Episode 182: World Tour of Philosophy: Germany Part 6

Philosophy? WTF??

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 16:43


Once more we head to Germany for a last serving of Nietzsche with Danny and Nesso! Find and follow your bliss as you become Niezschean and go beyond good and evil! Also as a bonus, listen with feigned surprise as Danny delves into his copy of 'Philosophy for Beginners' and finally brings up Wittgenstein! 

A Grim Podcast of Perilous Adventure
Episode 132: Tunnel Rats

A Grim Podcast of Perilous Adventure

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 65:09


Two groups stumble upon each other in the tunnels below Castle von Wittgenstein, who will come out on top? Bruno is helping, Lucky reads his new book, Mammoth falls, and Mina shoots first. The Professional Casual Network continues their play through of The Enemy Within Campaign.Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetworkYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUOaJjpMfgRFWL7Z996lyQBearded Dragon Games (Pick up all your gaming needs):BeardedDragonGames.Online (use code 'professionalcasual' for free shipping in the continental US!)A special thanks to our Patron at Patreon.com/professionalcasual :Thank you to our most recent Patrons! Thank you! Andrew G., Cupboard Kobold, Attila, Cole M., Liam A., Kristopher W., David H., Hunter W., Lankydiceroller, Alex S., Dave K., Justicar, Clayton P., Tim S., Stephen S., Brad A., Matt A., Brian W., Timothy G., VPotter, Mike D., Thoras, Justin K., Tepo C., Matt T., Rusty, Ara M., CyanidaCola, Nick A., Soren R., Kara N., Cliff K., David B., Cj K., David Q., Ben N., Syrpent, Zachary M., Robert W., Goodatthisgame, Will J., Otis H, Kalle H., David H., John O., Mikasaz, OmnusProtocol, Jonaspdv, Steve T., Chris and Nicky, William, AW B., Sam M., Kristoffer w., Luka J., Lexa W., Cyder D., Joe M., Paul H., Joe W., Alexandre R., Scott F., Nerdtism, Joe L., Richard G., Dani2Time, Michael M, Rich M., Soul Eater, Aaron H., Eric B., Quinn B., John S., William S., Rob M., Rob, Franz B., Film-Lars, Leslie S., Matt F., Paul S., Christopher T., Matt L., Zane T., Thomas T, Joe J., Jens R., Oliver H., Mikolaj W., Andrew, Zach C., Justliketheplant, Neil L., Jared S., Mikael N., Taylor M., George F., Tom M., Devin M., Nicholas W., Jonas P., Jonathan L., Simon P., Gareth G., Jacob Y., Lady_Leah, David R., Will B., Stephan S., Brian Y., William S., Path,Tim D., Simon W., Jake C., Theo A., Heber R., Ben R., Vaughan A., Daniel S., Lars, Taylor H., Blarin R., Gervasio L., Adam D., Craig G., Kevin C., WreckMyPodcast, Charlie S., Witchdream, Anthony R., Sarah B., Dan C., Dani, and Lindsay F. Mailing Address: P.O. Box G, West Oneonta, NY 13861, United StatesVoicemail: 603-803-3235 (Country Code 001)Drive-Thru RPG:https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=3002007Professional Casual Gear:https://professionalcasual.creator-spring.com/? Built Bar (Use link or use code 'professionalcasual' at checkout for discount):https://builtbar.com#?baapp=PROFESSIONALCASUALUse Code 'professionalcasual' for 15% off RAZE Energy:https://reppsports.com/?rfsn=5472644.3e7a1c&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=5472644.3e7a1c

Arts & Ideas
Experimental writing

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 44:10


"Creative daring" is the quality rewarded by the Goldsmiths Prize, now in its tenth year. What does it mean for an artist or writer to be daring and experimental? Shahidha Bari is joined by this year's winners Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams who have co-written their novel Diego Garcia, composer Matthew Herbert whose latest project is making music from the skeleton of a horse, and poet Stephen Sexton who has written a poetry collection structured round every level of the 90s video game Super Mario World. Producer in Salford: Ruth Thomson. The Goldsmiths Prize of £10,000 is awarded to "a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterises the genre at its best" https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/prize2022/ Matthew Herbert's new piece for the Estuary Sound Ark will have its interactive world premiere at the Gulbenkian Arts Centre in Canterbury on Sunday 27th November at 3pm before being archived and left untampered with in a carefully selected location for 100 years. https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/events/estuary-sound-ark/ He has also published a novel The Music: An Album in Words Stephen Sexton won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2019 for If All the World and Love Were Young. This year he is judging the prize You can find a collection of discussions exploring Prose and Poetry on the Free Thinking programme website including a discussion of mould-breaking writing featuring Max Porter and Chloe Aridjis, poet Will Harris and academic Xine Yao https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pxn0 and a series of episodes exploring modernism hearing from Will Self and Alexandra Harris and looking at Mrs Dalloway, Finnegans Wake, Dada and Wittgenstein https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07p3nxh

Empiricus Puro Malte
#117 - Os livros das nossas vidas

Empiricus Puro Malte

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 61:03


Um episódio altamente literário, onde elencamos os livros fundamentais para nossa formação. Abaixo, você confere todos as obras citadas, com os links pra comprar. Aproveite!Dicas da Bia- Gilberto Gil e 10 livros fundamentais na sua formação | https://youtu.be/kgbn6gMhYro- Adoráveis Mulheres – Louisa May Alcott | https://a.co/d/c3wTIgC- Harry Potter – J K Rowling | https://a.co/d/497DVFk- Grande sertão - Guimarães Rosa | https://a.co/d/h7zmqyN- Cem anos de solidão – Gabriel Garcia Marquez | https://a.co/d/hsopEbr- Memórias de subsolo - Dostoiévski | https://a.co/d/9bCw5wq- Crime e castigo - Dostoiévski | https://a.co/d/5Er40rZ- Americanah - Chimamanda Adichie | https://a.co/d/7pGUzeb- Elena Ferrante – Tetralogia Napolitana | 01: https://a.co/d/i1eLZdk | 02: https://a.co/d/eEJ78GR | 03: https://a.co/d/4GduNec | 04: https://a.co/d/id8ZNaP- Uma vida no surf - William Finnegan | https://a.co/d/crag4Kf- A marca da vitória – Phil Knight | https://a.co/d/6uj9RmEDicas do Rodolfo- A Ilha Perdida - Maria José Dupré | https://a.co/d/9XHRTNZ- História do Mundo para Crianças - Monteiro Lobato | https://a.co/d/hD9JwMK- Os Doze Trabalhos de Hércules - Monteiro Lobato | https://a.co/d/3dWCPpK- Vidas Secas - Graciliano Ramos | https://a.co/d/dKm8nYH- Hiroshima - John Hersey | https://a.co/d/6ztb6LK- Conferência sobre Ética Wittgenstein | https://a.co/d/8QKRolQ | PDF: https://emprc.us/4bE48t- O Retrato de Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde | https://a.co/d/eiYy9sZ- A Invenção de Morel - Adolfo Bioy Casares | https://a.co/d/5X6t6j3- Sonho dos Heróis - Adolfo Bioy Casares | https://a.co/d/8GIwRW5- Os Luminares - Eleanor Catton | https://a.co/d/1c01Qq2- 1Q84 - Murakami (Trilogia) | https://a.co/d/fTgiDV8nknknmDicas do Felipe- Os meninos da rua Paulo - Ferenc Molnár | https://a.co/d/1CsuCv1- Frei Luís de Sousa - Almeida Garrett | https://a.co/d/9gy83Nh- Grande sertão - Guimarães Rosa | https://a.co/d/h7zmqyN- Como viver - Sarah Bakewell | https://a.co/d/2KxuCBF- A cura de Schopenhauer - Irvin D. Yalom | https://a.co/d/9XSeKMm- Quando Nietzsche chorou - Irvin D. Yalom | https://a.co/d/5Xh5dIj- Incerto - Nassim Taleb | https://a.co/d/1nQwMnl- The Warren Buffett Way - Robert Hagstrom | https://a.co/d/b6vQepi- Rápido e devagar: Duas formas de pensar - Daniel Kahneman | https://a.co/d/4OUaG1l- George Soros - Definitivo - Robert Slater | https://a.co/d/3jO75ap- Princípios - Ray Dalio | https://a.co/d/69f2eJY

Meditations with Zohar
Marjorie Perloff: The Once and Future Avant-Garde S1 E21

Meditations with Zohar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 63:38


This week, Zohar is joined by literary critic and Stanford Professor, Marjorie Perloff, to discuss the meaning of the avant-garde, the poetic influence of Wittgenstein, why postmodernism has exhausted itself, whether we should care about popularity, the corrosive effects of mass culture, the novelty of T.S. Eliot and Frank O'Hara, the importance of tradition, and why confessional art is often boring.

Learning for Life @ Gustavus
Wittgenstein, Addiction, and Recovery

Learning for Life @ Gustavus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 75:56


Dr. Peg O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus, talks about teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her background and fascination with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and his thought, what it means to be a philosopher, her alcoholism and sobriety, bringing philosophy to bear on addiction and recovery, William James and the history of Alcoholics Anonymous, and why the liberal arts education offered at Gustavus matters.

On The Very Idea - A Philosophy Podcast
Scientific Realism or Scientific Relativism: Kuhn Part 4

On The Very Idea - A Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 17:49


In this final installment of a four episode series, I take a look at criticisms of Thomas Kuhn's idea of incommensurable scientific paradigms. Kuhn makes use of a vague notion of seeing that allows him to say some surprising things about how people see the world. For example, Kuhn theorizes that 18th century scientists Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier would have had different visual experiences had they seen the same jar of oxygen on account of their belonging to different scientific paradigms. Further, we can see that by using Wittgenstein's work on rule following, that there is no easy way to define the borders of a community and Kuhn's work risks a relativism where every scientist belongs to an isolated paradigm of one. Finally, I take a look at Hillary Putnam's argument for scientific realism called the 'No Miracles Argument'. Though it is a simple argument, it does seem to make the most compelling case for the apparent everyday notion that most people have that science, at its best, offers the most accurate representation of the world.

The Dave Chang Show
Billion-Dollar Dreams and Jedi Kitchen Interventions | #AskDave After Dark

The Dave Chang Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 57:57


With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, the latest delirious #AskDave turns toward a bevy of holiday-navigation questions—while also considering Squid Game (Chris Ying Edition), the on-set artist-trailer lifestyle, a stuffing recipe to unite America, fish sauce and palm sugar, picture-book protagonist permanence, Michael Keaton, getting blocked on the Powerball app, the C+ scholarship, choosing between remodeling your kitchen and burning your house down, the Wittgenstein gambit, Thanksgiving in Australia, Japanese KFC, the Prime Directive vs. the Dulles Doctrine, and a 'Dave Chang Show' spice-drawer challenge. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

il posto delle parole
Paolo Pagani "Citofonare Hegel"

il posto delle parole

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 30:50


Paolo Pagani"Citofonare Hegel"I filosofi del passato rispondono alle grandi domande del presenteRizzoli Editorehttps://www.rizzolilibri.it/La filosofia, secondo Ludwig Wittgenstein, serve a «far uscire la mosca dalla bottiglia». Ovvero a risolvere problemi e a liberare la mente dagli errori. Non è, quindi, una dottrina astratta, ma piuttosto un'attività pratica che getta chiarezza in ogni ambito della vita, privata e pubblica.Partendo da questa idea, Paolo Pagani, filosofo di formazione da sempre appassionato alla materia, ci propone in questo libro un esperimento originale: rivolge a 19 grandi filosofi del passato, da Socrate a Heidegger, le domande più scottanti del nostro tempo. Dalla guerra al gender, dai vaccini alle fake news alla dignità del lavoro, il pensiero scaturito da menti come Hegel, Spinoza, Husserl o Nietzsche può illuminarci anche oggi o, per lo meno, nutrire il ragionamento e sollevare dubbi fecondi. Perché le loro riflessioni universali – quali sono i limiti della ragione? la Natura è “buona”? ci si può fidare dei sensi?... – si adattano perfettamente all'epoca che stiamo vivendo, e a contesti solo in apparenza diversi.Guest stars del volume sono 1 scrittore (Tolstoj) e 7 personaggi letterari, ciascuno emblematico di un tema, come Gulliver che rappresenta la diversità, Fantozzi il lavoro offeso, o Don Chisciotte la vita inautentica. Citofonare Hegel accompagna il lettore in quell'esercizio pratico che è la filosofia, capace di aprire mondi e ribaltare l'ovvio, mentre stiamo comodamente seduti in poltrona, sorseggiando una tazza di tè. Un'attività entusiasmante, provare per credere.A questo libro si affianca il podcast originale Spotify, una produzione Spotify Studios in collaborazione con Chora Media.Paolo Pagani, boomer nato a Milano, ha studiato filosofia con Mario Dal Pra all'Università degli Studi di Milano nei primi anni '80 del Novecento. Giornalista professionista, ha lavorato per qualche decennio nei periodici, nei quotidiani e in televisione come inviato e, da caporedattore, ha lanciato startup digitali e ha guidato redazioni web. Con Neri Pozza ha pubblicato I luoghi del pensiero (2019) e Nietzsche on the road (2021).IL POSTO DELLE PAROLEAscoltare fa Pensarehttps://ilpostodelleparole.it/

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)
El Tractatus de Wittgenstein, pt. 3

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 27:57


Wild with Sarah Wilson
KIERAN SETIYA: How to love living a hard life

Wild with Sarah Wilson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 54:06


Life is hard. And yet so much of contemporary life compels us to fight this fundamental reality. We are meant to be happy! We are meant to live our best, most #blissful, potential-stacked life! But I talk with Kieran Setiya, a professor of philosophy at MIT, who argues we should #NotLiveOurBestLife. It's better to aspire to a life that is, well, good enough. Kieran has appeared on Sam Harris' podcast, written for the New York Times, the London Review of Books etc bringing a philosophical argument to pop issues such as the Dave Chapelle quandary, baseball and the worth of having a midlife crises. In his latest book, Life is Hard, he draws on Aristotle, Wittgenstein, and Simone Weil - as well as Groundhog Day and Joan Didion – to guide us to a good life, which entails embracing pain and hardship. In this chat we cover: How to make friends; what if the whole world turned sterile; the beauty of chronic pain and Kieran's thesis for “the meaning of life” (it's a cracker, and it's not 42!).Grab Kieran's book Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our WayRead some of his essays and connect with him via his websiteHe mentions he came across Wild via this interview with Katherine May .....If you need to know a bit more about me… head to my "about" page. Subscribe to my Substack newsletter for more such conversation. Get your copy of my book, This One Wild and Precious Life Let's connect on Instagram! It's where I interact the most. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Reboot - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen Farrington]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 67:33


"Imagine if all respectable business knowledge had been derived from studying large, established companies because there had never been a start-up in living memory. If a start-up then came along, people might well say, “that's not a business because it doesn't make a profit,” or, “that's not a business because it doesn't have a defined business plan.” Clearly, this would be ill-advised. That is not to say that their models and definitions would be perfectly wrong instead of perfectly right, but rather that things are not so binary. Reality is messy, and it is reality we should care about, not our theories of reality that, it turns out, have never really been tested …" - Allen Farrington Today we reboot an old favorite of mine from 200 episodes ago on the semantic failures of our modern, commonly understood definition of money. Another of the amazing chapters from the book by Sacha Meyers and Allen Farrington, Bitcoin is Venice. Below I have the Guy's Take I did as a follow up to this read originally, as well as the original article and link to the book. Guy's Take #40 on Wittgenstein's Money - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4iV3dHews5xH1HUO9h96Nw?si=0a5cf00632d243e8 Bitcoin is Venice - https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Venice-Essays-Future-Capitalism/dp/B09TTTGT11/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 20% off with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 5,000 FREE SATS at (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Meg-John and Justin
Wittgenstein: Solutions Not Problems

Meg-John and Justin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 19:35


As you may have been hearing on recent podcasts, I've been training in solution focused therapy / coaching recently. I've been finding it pretty transformational, both for me personally but I've also found it really useful in work too. It's a very postmodern practice, in that it just works. In the training that I've attended the trainers have been disinterested in the theory, or why it works. Their response is that it does, and here's how we do it. That's good enough for me, I really enjoyed getting cracking with it and trying it out on lots of my loved ones before doing coaching with paying clients. However, I have a podcast to run and I need that content baby! So what is the deal with solution focused therapy and what's the theory behind it? [for the full blog post that I read out here head over to the Patreon where I've unlocked it https://www.patreon.com/posts/70372857 ] If you're interested in booking a session with me (Patrons get 10% discount) check out the coaching page at justinhancock.co.uk If you want to have a session with someone who isn't me, I can recommend Biba (who I've had some sessions with too). She's great https://ribalon.org/ If you're interested in getting some training yourself, I'd recommend the courses at Brief, which is where I've been training. https://www.brief.org.uk/ To help with this I've been reading How to Read Wittgenstein by Ray Monk and Ludwig Wittgenstein by Edward Kanterian (part of the Critical Lives series). This article by Steve de Shazer is really interesting (and helpful) https://www.sdstate.edu/sites/default/files/2018-06/dont_think_but_observe.pdf The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy came up trumps again with their excellent entry (such an amazing resource) https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wittgenstein/ The Wikipedia page for solution focused therapy is packed with links to the evidence for how effective it is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solution-focused_brief_therapy If you want to understand what I meant by postmodern check out this podcast by Jeremy Gilbert (when Liz Truss was having a go at postmodernism, obviously she didn't understand what that meant)

London Review Bookshop Podcasts
Signe Gjessing, Ray Monk and Max Richter on the ‘Tractatus'

London Review Bookshop Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 68:56 Very Popular


Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, published in English for the first time a century ago thanks to the efforts of his tutor at Cambridge Bertrand Russell, set out to solve all of the problems of philosophy in less than 100 pages, through a hierarchically numbered series of logical statements, or prepositions. He didn't succeed, exactly – indeed, Wittgenstein himself was one of the book's harshest critics – but that didn't stop it becoming widely recognised as the most important work of philosophy of the 20th century. And its influence has extended into other artistic and intellectual fields too, from literature to cinema and music, and beyond.Joining Ray Monk, biographer of Wittgenstein and Russell and professor of analytic philosophy, for a conversation about the power of the Tractatus and the unparalleled breadth of its influence, were Signe Gjessing, whose Tractatus Philosophico-Poeticus, a dazzling poetic reimagining, was published earlier this year, and the celebrated composer, musician and interdisciplinary pioneer Max Richter. The conversation will be chaired by Sam Kinchin-Smith, Head of Special Projects at the LRB. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
313: Ask David: Featuring Matthew May, MD

Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 50:49


313: People who “yes-butt” you. People who resist exposure. Does God exist? Does the “self” exist? How to you justify Ellis?  "Should" we care about Putin's war on Ukraine? " 1. Rhonda asks: How can you respond to someone who yes-butts you? 2. Thomas asks: Do we have a self? Does God exist? 3. Thomas also asks: Ellis said we should upset ourselves over someone else's problems, but how about Putin, and Russia? Note: The answers below were generated prior to the podcast, and the information provided on the live podcast may be richer and different in a number of ways. 1. Rhonda asks: How can you respond to someone who yes-butts you? David's Reply Thanks, Rhonda. We can demonstrate this with Matt on the podcast recording later today! Matt's Reply: The answer is to fall back to Empathy and try to see how we are creating the problem.  For example, when we are giving advice, we may have fallen into a trap, in which we are getting ahead of their resistance and would want to get behind it. As often happens, the question, and its answer, went in an unexpected direction. Rhonda, like many therapists, noticed that one of her social anxiety patients was subtly resisting exposure—facing her fears. Matt and Rhonda model how to respond to patients who keep putting off the exposure. This answer illustrates how therapists and the general public alike can improve your use of the Five Secrets of Effective Communication (LINK) with the use of “Deliberate Practice,” with role reversals and immediate feedback on your technique. Rhonda starts with a low grade, and then rapidly achieves an A grade! Click here for the Five Secrets of Effective Communication 2. Thomas asks: Do we have a self? Does God exist? Thank you for giving me your time and attention. I appreciate it, even if we don't agree. I have talked about whether or not God and the self exist. David Hume made the argument about not having a self, only perception. Of course, questions arise if we don't have a “self.” Thomas Thomas also comments on Nathaniel Brandon: Why do we use the words who? Him? Her? He she they.?? I certainly don't believe Nathaniel Brandon's horseshit. He talks about a teenage self, a father self, and a child self And all that is just horseshit. But do we have any self? David's response: Hi Thomas, Thanks for your question! You ask, “But do we have any self?” You ask about God, too. People have been asking for my chapter on the “Death of the Self,” and my efforts to debunk the idea of a “self.” I have not had the time and motivation to bring that chapter back to life, since it is so hard for people to “get” what I've been trying to say, which is exactly what Wittgenstein and the Buddha were trying to say. But I will try to share one idea with you, in the hopes that it might make sense. As I have previously suggested, these questions about some “self” or “God” have no meaning. For example, how about this question: ‘What would it look like if someone had no ‘self?' What, exactly, are we talking about? I know what this question means: “So you think Henry is too high on himself.” This means that we think some person named Henry is arrogant or narcissistic, something like that, and we want to know if someone agrees with us. I understand this question, it makes sense. There is a distinct difference between people who are quite humble and folks who are overly impressed with themselves. So, we are talking and using words in a way that has meaning and makes sense. However, I cannot answer the following question because it does not make any sense to me: “Does Henry have a ‘self'?” So, this question, to me, is language that is out of gear, like a car in neutral gear. No matter how hard you press on the accelerator, it will not move forward or backward. If you cannot “see” or “grasp” the difference between my examples of a meaningful question and a nonsensical non-question, that's okay. In my experience, few people can grasp or “get” this. But to me, the difference is quite obvious. Is it okay if I use your email as a somewhat edited “Ask David?” I can change your name if you prefer. I don't think people will “get” my answer, but hope springs eternal! David Matt's Response Many brilliant minds have addressed this question in more eloquent and thorough ways than I could, including the Stanford-trained neurologist and philosopher, Sam Harris, in his book, ‘Free Will' and Jay Garfield in his book, ‘Losing Ourselves' There's very little I can say, about this topic, that hasn't been said more eloquently by individuals like these and many others. Meanwhile, I'm glad that this question has arisen on the podcast because I see clinical utility in the implications of this question, including in the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger, narcissistic pride and relationship problems. For example, I might be thinking, ‘I'm so mad at my (bad) self for eating all those cookies'.  Or, I'm so proud of myself for making a million dollars'.  I might start to think I deserve more, because of my special self and feel superior and angry, ‘that persons (bad self) shouldn't have cut me off in traffic!'. When we take the ‘self' out of the equation, we realize that these thoughts don't make sense.  If our brains are just following the laws of physics, without any self, jumping in there to influence the process, then we couldn't have done differently, with the brains we had, and neither could anyone else. Hence, the idea that people have ‘selves', which can be good or bad, make decisions and the like, is a setup for suffering.  In the cookie example, I would have to train my brain, through practice with therapy methods, to develop a different set of habits, rewiring of my brain, to reach for a salad rather than a cookie.  I can't simply insist that my ‘self' rewire my brain for me.  I'd have to practice and do my TEAM therapy homework! Anger and Narcissism are some of the hardest-to-defeat problems.  However, realizing other people are simply doing what their brains are programmed to do, takes away the anger and blame.  Just like we wouldn't hold a grudge for years against a wild animal that bit us, we could also forgive and accept a person who bit us.   and we can't feel unnecessarily superior or proud of our ‘self' if we accomplish something wonderful, because we don't' have a ‘self' that did those things, just a brain and the right environment, neither of which we can take credit for. This approach is called ‘reattribution' in TEAM, which is useful for defeating ‘self-blame' and ‘other (self) blame'. Here are some other methods to leverage the no-self concept and free your mind of this hazardous way of thinking: 1. Experimental Technique:  Try to define what a ‘self' is.  Then conduct an experiment to see whether the self is capable of doing the things you think it can do.  For example, can your ‘self' stop understanding the words you are seeing on this page?  Or does your brain helplessly decipher the shapes of these letters into meaningful sounds and language?  Can your self exert its free will to decide to focus exclusively on one thing for one minute, like your breath or a point on the wall?    It can't.  If your self can't do such simple tasks, what can it do?  One can see meditation as a kind of ‘experiment' to see whether our ‘self' is calling the shots, using its free will, or if our brains are just doing what brains do. 2. Socratic Questioning: You can ask questions that can't be answered to show that the ‘self' is more like a ‘unicorn' than a cat.  For example, how big is the ‘self'?  What's it made of? Where is it located?  Can you see it on a MRI?  No radiologist has ever visualized a ‘self' and you probably realize you can't answer these questions, any more than you can, ‘what do Unicorns like to eat?', bringing us closer to understanding that it's probably a made up thing. 3. Examine the Evidence: What evidence is there that there's a Self?  What evidence is there that there is no self? On the latter side, Consider Occam's Razor, which suggests that the better hypothesis is the simpler one which still explains the observations.  One hypothesis is we have a brain generating consciousness.  Another hypothesis is that we have a brain that generates consciousness and a self that is having those experiences, operating the brain.  Based on Occam's Razor, the better hypothesis is the former, that we have a brain creating consciousness. 4. Outcome Resistance: People get scared off by the idea that there's no self or free will, that their brain is making decisions, without a self intervening.  In Christian Tradition, for example, Thomas Aquinas essentially invented the concept of ‘free will' so that God's punishment of Adam and Eve could be explained, morally. Otherwise, God would seem rather cruel, to create a system where he knew that would happen.  This is an example of how ‘free will' and the ‘self' are linked to blame and anger. Even if you don't believe in God, you might be concerned that the idea that there is no free will would mean that the criminal justice system would fall apart.  Criminals could say, ‘I had no choice'.  Talking back to these elements of ‘resistance' could help free one's mind. For example, without free will, it's true that blaming other people and retaliatory justice wouldn't make sense.  However, one could still enforce laws, only in a compassionate way, for the sake of protecting others making the same mistake.  A murderer, if they realized this, could mind meaning in fulfilling their sentence, realizing they were doing a service to humanity, rather than being punished for their bad self.  Instead of seeing other people as having ‘bad' selves, we can have a sense of sadness, connection and concern, even with a murderer, when carrying out justice, understanding that, ‘there but for the grace of God, go I'. David mentions, in passing, a mild red flag with the concept of "free will." He points out that this is another concept, like "God" or the "self," that has no meaning, if you really grasp what Ludwig Wittgenstein was trying to say in his classic book, Philosophical Investigations. One way to "see" this, although it is admittedly almost impossible to "see:" because it is so simple and obvious, would be to ask yourself, "What would it look like if we "had" something called "free will?" And what would it look like if we "didn't?" The question is NOT "do we have free will," but rather, "Does this concept have any meaning? Once you suddenly "see" that the answer is no, you will be liberated from many philosophical dilemmas. But as they say, enlightenment can be a lonely road! the Buddha, as well as Wittgenstein, ran into this problem that people could not "grasp" the simple and obvious things they were trying so hard to say! As humans, we get spellbound by the words we using, thinking that nouns, like "self," must refer to some "thing" that either exists or doesn't exist! To my way of thinking the question is NOT "Does god exist" or "do human have free will," but rather, do these questions make sense? Do they mean anything? The answer, to my way of thinking (DB), is no. However, . . . you might not "get" this! 3. Thomas also asks about Dr. Albert Ellis Hi David, Do you agree with Ellis that one is better off without making oneself upset over other people's problems? What about Putin and Russia and all the violence, another mass shooting, and trump running for president again? Ellis didn't think one should be disturbed about these things. Or at least upset. What do you think? David's reply Hi Thomas: Here's my take. Healthy and appropriate negative feelings exist! One SHOULD be upset by horrific war crimes. I suspect that if Beck and Ellis, were they still alive, they would both strongly agree, but of course, I cannot speak for them! Thanks for listening today! Matt, Rhonda, and David!

SWR3 Talk mit Thees | SWR3
August Wittgenstein

SWR3 Talk mit Thees | SWR3

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 58:38


Man kennt ihn als homosexuellen Staatsanwalt Wolfgang von Boost aus der „Ku'damm“-Saga und als Bösewicht der Serie „Das Boot“. 2017 spielte er Georg Donatus von Hessen-Darmstadt, den Schwager von Prinz Philip, in der Netflix-Produktion "The Crown". Aktuell ist er in der Komödie „Jagdsaison“ im Kino zu sehen. Und in der Mini Serie Höllgrund, ein neuer Thriller in der ARD Mediathek. Es passieren merkwürdige Morde in einem Schwarzwalddorf. Da spielt er den neuen Landarzt... aber mit wenig Idylle ...

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)
El Tractatus de Wittgenstein, pt. 2

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 32:25


ToKCast
Ep 157: (Preview) Popper vs Other Philosophers

ToKCast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 12:15


This is a preview of a series where I will be commenting on Popper's "On the sources of knowledge and of ignorance". In this part I remark on my own experience encountering Popper as a university student who took some philosophy subjects - how Popper was presented. How he compares to his contemporaries - like Wittgenstein. Popper's style of writing and as I keep emphasising on ToKCast - Popper's tendency to go to science - to ideas there in science and how it works set him apart. He does not invent "examples in the abstract" - thought experiments are barely a thing for Popper (while they are almost everything for Wittgenstein). Popper speaks about concretes - what was actually done, why and how. So I do this because I need a break from critiquing all those other philosophers and philosophies I have been - the contrast is stark between Popper and almost all others. Wittgenstein may be "the philosopher's philosopher". He can keep the title. Popper is "the anti-philosopher philosopher" - and a hero for being so.

Víðsjá
Samfélag sinfóníuhljómsveita, afþreyingarfarsi og lifandi þjóðtrú

Víðsjá

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


Steingrímur Eyfjörð sýnir þessa dagana ný verk Í Hverfisgalleríi við Hverfisgötuna. ?Syninign kallast Wittgenstein? & Félag um lifandi þjóðtrrú, en þetta er þriðja einkasýning Steingríms hjá galleríinu. Í verkum sýningarinnar á listamaðurinn í samtali við Wittgenstein um listina sjálfa sem fyrirbæri og um skynjun lita. Hann veltir fyirr sér ímyndunaraflinu, þjóðtrúnni og menningararfi sem mögulega er að hverfa. ?Í þessum samræðum öllum leggur listamaðurinn sjálfur línurnar og heilmikla þekkingu til, sem hann safnar að sér á afar opinn máta, laus við allt stigveldi og línulega formfestu,? segir í texta sýningarskrár eftir Birtu Guðjónsdóttur listfræðing. Við lítum inn í Hverfisgallerí með Steingrími Eyfjörð í þætti dagsins. Sjónvarpsþættirnir Orkestret, sem framleiddir eru af Danmarks Radio og áhugasamir geta nálgast í gegnum spilara RÚV, hafa vakið kátínu áhorfenda undanfarið. Þættirnir eru tragikómískir gamanþættir og karakterarnir eftir því ýktir, en þrátt fyrir þann safaríka efnivið sem hin sérstæða félagseining, sinfóníuhljómsveitin, getur talist hefur hingað til lítið verið framleitt af álíka efni. Við skoðum sjónvarpsþættina Orkestret og spáum í samfélag sinfóníuhljómsveita hér á eftir. Jazzsaxófónleikarinn Pharoah Sanders, sem lést 81 árs gamall um síðustu helgi, var goðsögn í jazzheiminum. Hann spilaði stóra rullu í þróun fríjazz og trúarlegrar jazztónlistar frá og með sjöunda áratug síðustu aldar og hafði einkennandi og sérstæða nálgun í saxófónleik sínum. Sanders var þekktur fyrir notkun yfirtóna og hljómtóna, eða multiphonics, ásamt fleiri nýstárlegum aðferðum í spunalist. Hann lék í hljómsveit Johns Coltrane á sjöunda áratugnum og var að sögn Ornette Coleman, ?líklega besti tenórsaxófónleikari heims?. Eftir Sanders liggja yfir 30 plötur þar sem hann leikur leiðandi hlutverk, ásamt fjölmörgum öðrum samstarfsverkefnum. Heyrum annað brot af síðustu hljómplötunni þar sem snilli Pharoah Sanders fær að njóta sín, Promises. Platan var vínyll vikunnar hér á Rás 1 í lok janúar síðastliðins, svo áhugasamir geta hlustað á hana í heild sinni í spilara RÚV. En við hefjum leikinn á leikhúsrýni. Nína Hjálmarsdóttir fór á gamanleikinn Bara smástund, sem frumsýndur var í Borgarleikhúsinu um síðustu helgi. Umsjón: Halla Harðardóttir og Melkorka Ólafsdóttir

Víðsjá
Samfélag sinfóníuhljómsveita, afþreyingarfarsi og lifandi þjóðtrú

Víðsjá

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


Steingrímur Eyfjörð sýnir þessa dagana ný verk Í Hverfisgalleríi við Hverfisgötuna. ?Syninign kallast Wittgenstein? & Félag um lifandi þjóðtrrú, en þetta er þriðja einkasýning Steingríms hjá galleríinu. Í verkum sýningarinnar á listamaðurinn í samtali við Wittgenstein um listina sjálfa sem fyrirbæri og um skynjun lita. Hann veltir fyirr sér ímyndunaraflinu, þjóðtrúnni og menningararfi sem mögulega er að hverfa. ?Í þessum samræðum öllum leggur listamaðurinn sjálfur línurnar og heilmikla þekkingu til, sem hann safnar að sér á afar opinn máta, laus við allt stigveldi og línulega formfestu,? segir í texta sýningarskrár eftir Birtu Guðjónsdóttur listfræðing. Við lítum inn í Hverfisgallerí með Steingrími Eyfjörð í þætti dagsins. Sjónvarpsþættirnir Orkestret, sem framleiddir eru af Danmarks Radio og áhugasamir geta nálgast í gegnum spilara RÚV, hafa vakið kátínu áhorfenda undanfarið. Þættirnir eru tragikómískir gamanþættir og karakterarnir eftir því ýktir, en þrátt fyrir þann safaríka efnivið sem hin sérstæða félagseining, sinfóníuhljómsveitin, getur talist hefur hingað til lítið verið framleitt af álíka efni. Við skoðum sjónvarpsþættina Orkestret og spáum í samfélag sinfóníuhljómsveita hér á eftir. Jazzsaxófónleikarinn Pharoah Sanders, sem lést 81 árs gamall um síðustu helgi, var goðsögn í jazzheiminum. Hann spilaði stóra rullu í þróun fríjazz og trúarlegrar jazztónlistar frá og með sjöunda áratug síðustu aldar og hafði einkennandi og sérstæða nálgun í saxófónleik sínum. Sanders var þekktur fyrir notkun yfirtóna og hljómtóna, eða multiphonics, ásamt fleiri nýstárlegum aðferðum í spunalist. Hann lék í hljómsveit Johns Coltrane á sjöunda áratugnum og var að sögn Ornette Coleman, ?líklega besti tenórsaxófónleikari heims?. Eftir Sanders liggja yfir 30 plötur þar sem hann leikur leiðandi hlutverk, ásamt fjölmörgum öðrum samstarfsverkefnum. Heyrum annað brot af síðustu hljómplötunni þar sem snilli Pharoah Sanders fær að njóta sín, Promises. Platan var vínyll vikunnar hér á Rás 1 í lok janúar síðastliðins, svo áhugasamir geta hlustað á hana í heild sinni í spilara RÚV. En við hefjum leikinn á leikhúsrýni. Nína Hjálmarsdóttir fór á gamanleikinn Bara smástund, sem frumsýndur var í Borgarleikhúsinu um síðustu helgi. Umsjón: Halla Harðardóttir og Melkorka Ólafsdóttir

New Books in Intellectual History
Yoav Ashkenazy, "The Death of Transcendence: Reflections on Jean Améry's 'At the Mind's Limits'" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 54:25


The Death of Transcendence (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022) presents a clear and compelling close reading and interpretation of the five essays included in Jean Améry's At the Mind's limit, describing them as one continuous and progressing argument on the possibility of human society in wake of the Holocaust. Through the works of philosophers such as Wittgenstein, Murdoch, J.M. Bernstein and Charles Taylor, Ashkenazy uncovers the importance and significance of such concepts as transcendence, loss, self, other, love, and home for establishing and maintaining a human life and world, and recovering it should it be lost. Finally, the book examines the concept of resentment, described as a reactive and corrupting emotion by Nietzsche, and follows Améry's argument that in extreme cases, it is in fact the moral, healthy choice. Written with both clarity and academic rigour, The Death of Transcendence offers novel ideas, firmly grounded in existing philosophical literature, and is intended for both professional scholars and enthusiasts. Yoav Ashkenazy is an independent researcher. After receiving a Ph. D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem he continued to teach philosophy and literature in various settings and serve as a research fellow at the Hartman Institute for Advanced Study. He currently lives in Vienna and is engaged in research, consultancy and management for various private organizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

Crazy Wisdom
How Do You Assume Responsibility For Existence? w/ Wade Townsend

Crazy Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 66:28


Wade Townsend   When did you get into playing poker? What is negotiation when it comes to draft for baseball? What is Tommy John surgery? What pitcher surgeries are common? What is your degree in? What countries did you play poker tournaments in? What is the bureaucracy involved with baseball? Was it the coaches or the employees in professional baseball? What is the difference between traveling for fun vs. traveling for a goal? Why is the difference between being sincere and being serious? Why is 90% of humanity deceptive? How do you assume responsibility for existence? Why does the Catholic Church make Latin America resistant to mind-viruses? What is the concept of self-evidence? How do you define God? What is the meaning of words? What about neutering dogs? Who is Bob Barker in relationship to dogs? Why did you live in Cabo San Lucas? What did Ithe United States make illegal in 2011? When did you get abducted in Colombia? Why is it important to let go of fake friends? Coming to our senses book. How do mammals signal differently than other animals? How do you find the Goldilocks when seeking information about problems that you have? Why is there so much bullshitting in academia? What is a good Gnostic Bible? Gospel of Thomas Did you get attached to cosmic consciousness? How is it better? What got you into Wittgenstein? How?

Meditații

O fi filosofia doar o încurcătură lingvistică sau totuși există adevăruri obiective și universale? Cum a fost influențată cinematografia de postmodernism și ce-a aflat Ludwig Wittgenstein pe câmpul de luptă în Primul Război Mondial? ▶LINKURI RELEVANTE: Video: https://youtu.be/S4jqZ0zi6vE Text: https://podcastmeditatii.com/blog/originea-postmodernismului ▶PODCAST INFO: Website: https://podcastmeditatii.com Newsletter: https://podcastmeditatii.com/aboneaza YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/meditatii Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/meditatii Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meditatii/id1434369028 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1tBwmTZQHKaoXkDQjOWihm RSS: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:373963613/sounds.rss ▶SUSȚINE-MĂ: – Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meditatii – PayPal: https://paypal.me/meditatii ▶DISCORD: – Comunitatea: https://discord.gg/meditatii – Arhiva dialogurilor: https://www.patreon.com/meditatii/posts?filters%5Btag%5D=Discord ▶SOCIAL MEDIA: – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meditatii.podcast – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meditatii.podcast – Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/avasilachi – Telegram (jurnal): https://t.me/andreivasilachi – Telegram (chat): https://t.me/podcastmeditatii ▶EMAIL: andrei@podcastmeditatii.com ▶CRONOLOGIE: 0:00 – I. Nietzsche și „pervertirea rațiunii” 4:51 – II. Seneca, adevărul și încurcăturile lingvistice 7:30 – III. Modernismul, „A șaptea pecete”și tăcerea lui Dumnezeu 13:44 – IV. Semințe postmoderne în cinematografie 22:23 – V. Prăbușirea între real și aparent, sau nașterea postmodernismului 31:45 – VI. Wittgenstein cel timpuriu vs. Wittgenstein cel târziu 46:53 – VII. Multitudinea paradigmelor 50:13 – VIII. Mijlocul auriu în postmodernism

Wake Up Podcast
Ep 85. Bitcoin is NOT a store of value. Bitcoin is Venice Series with Allen Farrington

Wake Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 65:40 Very Popular


Allen Farrington joins me again to discuss: The Separation of Economy & Politik The final Cantillon effect: NVK "Violence tends to local monopoly" "You can't be maximally free" Why Bitcoin is NOT a Store of Value - At least in the way people think of it. The store of value narrative is prematurely understood SoV is proportionality Perfect proportionality is perfect SoV Who is Wittgenstein? Why is Bitcoin derangement syndrome so prevalent ? Allen makes some great reading recommendations in this episode: Author: Frederick Lane Mencius Moldbug Tryfon Tolides - An almost pure empty poetry You can download the Bitcoin Times PDF for free at: https://BitcoinTim.es https://BitcoinTimes.com.au I also want to thank The Bitcoin Times partners for making this publication possible: - Unchained.com - BlockwareSolutions.com And of course, follow Allen's work at: @AllenF32 Buy the book here: - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Venice-Essays-Future-Capitalism/dp/B09TTTGT11 - Bitcoin Magazine: https://store.bitcoinmagazine.com/collections/books/products/bitcoin-is-venice ____________________________________ Thanks again for listening. Subscribe on Fountain, YouTube, Anchor, Spotify, iTunes, etc: https://play.fountain.fm/show/KGEglVpdWo4zXQWR3X7G https://anchor.fm/wakeuppod https://www.youtube.com/c/WakeUpPod You can follow my work at: - Linktree.com/Svetski - Twitter @SvetskiWrites - IG @AleksSvetski - https://svetski.medium.com - https://bitcoinmagazine.com/authors/aleksandarsvetski Check out the new book: UnCommunist.com More coming soon!

A Pastor and a Philosopher Walk into a Bar
A Conversation with Stanley Hauerwas

A Pastor and a Philosopher Walk into a Bar

Play Episode Play 44 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 37:28 Transcription Available


Stanley Hauerwas. Do we need to say more? The man is the preeminent living American theologian and has formed and shaped Christian thought and practice for decades. Stanley is a gift to the Church, and we loved chatting with him. We talked about sola scriptura, Kierkegaard, pacifism, how to be a Christian in America today, and much more. The audio for this episode is not to our regular standard. We apologize for that, and hope you can hang in there. It's worth it when we're talking to a treasure like Stanley.The books mentioned in this episode are:Hannah's Child - Stanley HauerwasPrayers Plainly Spoken - Stanley Hauerwas Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America - Stanley HauerwasThe Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson - Stanley HauerwasBeginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas - Stanley Hauerwas and Brian BrockWar and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity - Stanley HauerwasThe Politics of Jesus - John Howard YoderWe tasted the incredible 12 Year Glenfarclas. Don't pass it by if you find some.The beverage tasting is at 4:45. To skip to the interview, go to 7:52.The transcript of this conversation is available here.Content note: this episode contains some mild profanity.Support the show

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)
El Tractatus de Wittgenstein, pt. 1

La Fonda Filosófica (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 36:57


Keen on Yoga Podcast
#103 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Dr Mikel Burley

Keen on Yoga Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 54:16


Dr Mikel (Mik) Burley is an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy Philosophy of religion; religious ethics; comparative and cross-cultural philosophy and religion; South Asian religious and philosophical traditions (esp. Hindu and Buddhist). BA (Essex) MA (Nottingham) PhD, MA (Leeds) PhD (Bristol) Research Interests Philosophy of religion Religious ethics Comparative and cross-cultural philosophy and religion South Asian religious and philosophical traditions (esp. Hindu and Buddhist) Philosophical and interdisciplinary research methods Death, illness and emotion Conceptions of immortality and eternal life Rebirth and reincarnation Wittgenstein and Wittgensteinian approaches  

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_645 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 123:33


"But more broadly, one must ask, “at what point would someone want to permanently exchange their self-custodial scarce money (bitcoin) that has a 1.8% annual supply inflation rate that is exponentially shrinking, for a soft money (fiat currency) that typically has a 7% annual supply inflation rate or higher?” The answer for many people, is never, as long as the Bitcoin network is still working." - Lyn Alden What is up we are digging into Part 2 of Lyn Alden's amazing piece "A Look at the Lightning Network" - and we have a rather ridiculous Guy's Take after this to cover the rest of the groundwork laid in Part 1 that I didn't get to cover, a lengthy tangent about proof of stake and the total meaningful loss of anything considered independence or decentralization of ETH 2.0 before the merge even happened (that I hadn't actually intended to get into, but you'll get it anyway), and of course, Lyn's amazing breakdown of the trade-offs, the philosophical reasons & practical reasons for layered engineering, and how Lightning is fulfilling the promises of P2P electronic cash. All this in today's episode - get ready Link to the original article and the Swan Bitcoin blog for tons of other great reading: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ The audiobook for Check Your Financial Privilege is now available and covers in depth many of the human rights struggles mentioned by Lyn Alden in this piece: https://www.audible.com/pd/Check-Your-Financial-Privilege-Audiobook/B0B9T6BJC4 And the audio for Allen Farrington's "Wittgenstein's Money" on experiencing the monetization of a truly new monetary good: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=db628c9e11b744f1 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_644 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 93:52


"Simple “bubbles” don't survive through several 70%+ drawdowns over a period lasting thirteen years and counting; it looks more like Metcalfe's law of network adoption at this point. That doesn't mean it is without risks, but it means it should be studied and understood rather than dismissed, to see what it is about this network that allows it to keep growing through resistance." - Lyn Alden After about 20 requests we are finally diving into Lyn Alden's incredible piece on Bitcoin's evolution from secure store of value, to global medium of exchange. Lyn takes us through a brief history in the context of Bitcoin's success and trade offs, to the merit of its scaling philosophy, how the Lightning Network accomplishes that and what it means for Bitcoin's present and future. We will try to get through this in 3 parts, starting today with Part 1, of "A Look at the Lightning Network." Link to the original article and the Swan Bitcoin blog for tons of other great reading: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ The audiobook for Check Your Financial Privilege is now available and covers in depth many of the human rights struggles mentioned by Lyn Alden in this piece: https://www.audible.com/pd/Check-Your-Financial-Privilege-Audiobook/B0B9T6BJC4 And the audio for Allen Farrington's "Wittgenstein's Money" on experiencing the monetization of a truly new monetary good: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=db628c9e11b744f1 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hörspiel Pool
"Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tractatus logico-philosophicus. Das Hörspiel" von Andreas Ammer und Console

Hörspiel Pool

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 65:55


Sound-Art · "Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen", schrieb Wittgenstein in seinem Traktat. Eines der wichtigsten philosophischen Werke des 20. Jahrhunderts: Nicht die Gegenstände, sondern ihre Verbindungen machen die Welt aus - als Hörspiel mit Musik von Andreas Ammer & Console. // Mit Oswald Wiener, Moritz Eickworth, Lars Freikorn / Komposition: Console/Nu / Realisation: Andreas Ammer/Console / BR 2014 // Exklusive Hörspiel- und Kultur-Tipps unter br.de/kultur-newsletter

Overdue
Ep 546 - Wittgenstein's Mistress, by David Markson

Overdue

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 61:39 Very Popular


This is a podcast about books.This podcast is specifically about the book Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson.It's a book full of short, declarative statements.That is ultimately about loneliness.Mostly.Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on OverdueSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Protestant Libertarian Podcast
Ep. 14 | Why We Can't Agree: Wittgenstein and Language Games

The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 42:56


We are looking at how conversations about theology and politics break down by analyzing Ludwig Wittgenstein's classic work Philosophical Investigations. Wittgenstein argues that words have no stable meaning and that, like the rules of a game, people need to define terms during conversations if we want to be able to productively communicate with each other. We will then look at how F.A. Hayek recognizes that totalitarian regimes use the subjectivity of language to oppress people.*This was originally supposed to be episode 10, which is why I sometimes say things like ‘last week' and ‘next week' referring to shows that I published weeks ago.Episode Outline:I. Why Conversations FailII. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (1953) III. Having Productive Conversations as Protestants and Libertarians  Media Referenced:The Future of Justification, John PiperJustification, N.T. WrightPhilosophical Investigations, Ludwig WittgensteinThe Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek Questions, comments, suggestions? Please reach out to me at theprotestantlibertarian@gmail.com.  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter: @prolibertypod. If you like the show and want to support it, you can! Check out the Protestant Libertarian Podcast page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theplpodcast. Also, please consider giving me a star rating and leaving me a review, it really helps expand the shows profile! Thanks!

New Books in Literary Studies
Prison Notebooks: Thinking (and Writing) about Incarceration

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 63:20


I can point you to mountains of research about prisons. I can also recommend at least a dozen Netflix documentaries, and highlight a handful of radical activists and scholars. There's a lot of intellectual work done about prison. But what about intellectual work done in prison? As part of this week's “ideas in strange places” theme, we want to play you this episode from right near when we started Darts and Letters, where we ask what kind of radical thought can come from the extreme oppression prisoners endure. We'll be back with brand new episodes on September 18th, until then we're replaying the best of our catalogue with a different theme each week. In Prison Notebooks… First, in the opening essay, host Gordon Katic discusses the long history of radical prison writing. From Thoreau to Gramsci, MLK, Oscar Wilde, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, and even Wittgenstein. Next (@5:36), Chandra Bozelko served 6 years, three months, and 11 days in a women's prison in Connecticut. While inside, she started an award-winning newspaper column. She tells us what writing did for her while inside, and what everyday prison intellectualism really looks like. Then (@42:30), Justin Piché edits one of the most amazing academic journals you will ever come across. It's called the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. It has been around for over thirty years. In each and every edition, you will see brilliant scholarly work—it just so happens that this work is written by prisoners themselves. —————————-SUPPORT THE SHOW—————————- You can support the show for free by following or subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whichever app you use. This is the best way to help us out and it costs nothing so we'd really appreciate you clicking that button. If you want to do a little more we would love if you chip in. You can find us on patreon.com/dartsandletters. Patrons get content early, and occasionally there's bonus material on there too. —————————-CONTACT US————————- To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you'd like to write us, email darts@citedmedia.ca or tweet Gordon directly. —————————-CREDITS—————————- This episode of Darts and Letters was produced by Jay Cockburn. Research and support from David Moscrop and Addye Susnick. Our theme song and music was created by Mike Barber, and our graphic design was created by Dakota Koop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books Network
Prison Notebooks: Thinking (and Writing) about Incarceration

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 63:20


I can point you to mountains of research about prisons. I can also recommend at least a dozen Netflix documentaries, and highlight a handful of radical activists and scholars. There's a lot of intellectual work done about prison. But what about intellectual work done in prison? As part of this week's “ideas in strange places” theme, we want to play you this episode from right near when we started Darts and Letters, where we ask what kind of radical thought can come from the extreme oppression prisoners endure. We'll be back with brand new episodes on September 18th, until then we're replaying the best of our catalogue with a different theme each week. In Prison Notebooks… First, in the opening essay, host Gordon Katic discusses the long history of radical prison writing. From Thoreau to Gramsci, MLK, Oscar Wilde, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, and even Wittgenstein. Next (@5:36), Chandra Bozelko served 6 years, three months, and 11 days in a women's prison in Connecticut. While inside, she started an award-winning newspaper column. She tells us what writing did for her while inside, and what everyday prison intellectualism really looks like. Then (@42:30), Justin Piché edits one of the most amazing academic journals you will ever come across. It's called the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. It has been around for over thirty years. In each and every edition, you will see brilliant scholarly work—it just so happens that this work is written by prisoners themselves. —————————-SUPPORT THE SHOW—————————- You can support the show for free by following or subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whichever app you use. This is the best way to help us out and it costs nothing so we'd really appreciate you clicking that button. If you want to do a little more we would love if you chip in. You can find us on patreon.com/dartsandletters. Patrons get content early, and occasionally there's bonus material on there too. —————————-CONTACT US————————- To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you'd like to write us, email darts@citedmedia.ca or tweet Gordon directly. —————————-CREDITS—————————- This episode of Darts and Letters was produced by Jay Cockburn. Research and support from David Moscrop and Addye Susnick. Our theme song and music was created by Mike Barber, and our graphic design was created by Dakota Koop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_638 - What is Money Anyway? Part 3 [Lyn Alden]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 85:55


"Like any powerful technology, bitcoin can be used for good or ill. As proponents of the technology like to say, bitcoin is “money for enemies” because it's a bearer asset that can be verified rather than trusted, and it's hard to block payments for anyone. It's like a commodity; something that can be partially regulated within certain jurisdictions but that in the holistic sense, exists outside of anyone's control." - Lyn Alden Today we hit the third and final part of Lyn Alden's incredible breakdown of the history and nature of money, and how it enlightens the changing monetary landscape and the rise of digital assets. Check out the tons of great links and other works below to continue down the rabbit hole: Original article: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Bitcoin First: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bbmhdkHH1vcM31uo5Mimd?si=1dbebc2c2a9e46a1 Bitcoin Energy Consumption isn't a Problem. Here's Why: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-energy/ Banks, QE, & Money Printing: https://www.lynalden.com/money-printing/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_637 - What is Money Anyway? Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 66:04


"To put it into perspective, this international monetary system based around centrally-managed fiat currency is only 16 years older than me. My father was 36 when the US went off the gold standard. When I grew up, after a period of financial hardship, I began collecting gold and silver coins as a kid; my father gave me silver coins as savings each year. The Swiss dropped their gold standard when I was twelve years old, which was six years after Amazon was founded, and three years before Tesla was founded. The fiat/petrodollar standard is only four times older than bitcoin, and only two times older than the first internet browser. That's pretty recent when you think about it like that." - Lyn Alden Today we hit part 2 of the excellent write up by Lyn Alden breaking down the fundamental nature of money, and how we have found ourselves in this contradictory fiat currency world. This section is amazing and we will be having a follow up to tear into the pages of notes I took while going through this one. Subscribe so you don't miss it! Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_636 - What is Money Anyway? Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 87:23


"If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just go out and create more money for herself, diluting the whole supply of it. If an asset has a monetary premium on top of its pure utility value, then it's strongly incentivizing market participants to try to make more of it, and so only the forms of money that are the most resistant to debasement can withstand this challenge." - Lyn Alden The true rabbit hole of Bitcoin begins at the question, "What is Money?" It is the heart of Bitcoin's fascinating nature, and its historical breakthrough. If you were looking for an entry point to the Bitcoin idea, Lyn Alden brings a phenomenal piece by asking the simple question, that ultimately unlocks a never ending rabbit hole... "What is Money, Anyway?"  This will take a few episode to get through entirely, so let's get started... Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Flourishing After Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher
Transforming Addiction and Suffering with Philosophy, with Prof. Peg O'Connor

Flourishing After Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 73:03


From quite early in her life, Peg O'Connor felt a “double dose of shame” - from her lesbian identity on one hand, and her struggles with alcohol on the other. Her drinking problems almost got her expelled from high school, but instead she was able to stop. In her view, philosophy helped her immensely to get and stay sober, especially considering how she was not fully on board with traditional religious views or with Alcoholics Anonymous.Peg eventually became a philosophy professor, studying Wittgenstein, ethics, and feminist philosophy, and for decades she remained abstinent from alcohol. But then, 19 years into her recovery, searching for “something more,” she got more curious about 12-step recovery. At the same time, she turned her academic focus to face addiction more directly, and since then she has been writing about some of the most challenging ideas about recovery, such as surrender, powerlessness, spirituality, and “higher powers.”For this episode of Flourishing After Addiction, I was excited to speak with Peg about her most recent book, Higher and Friendly Powers, a compulsively readable, clear, and humane exploration of the notion of “Higher Powers,” using the philosopher and psychologist William James as a guide. It's great fun. I hope you enjoy.Peg O'Connor is Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering (Wildhouse Publications) and Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery (Central Recovery Press, 2016). A recovering alcoholic, she believes philosophy has much to offer people who struggle. You can find her at her faculty page and her author website (