EV - 054 Steel vs. Straw Arguments

What is a Staw-man (or as we call it Staw-bot) fallacy? What about a Steel-bot? We dive into both of these types or arguments and dig into the importance of Steel-boting and why we do it.

Opening Invocation:
Jesse Rabinowitz from Zen Buddhism

Hero of the Week:
Bo Burnham (film Eighth Grade)

EV - 053 Embrace The Reckoning

Today we're joined by fellow podcaster Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings podcast. This wonderful podcast interviews people who've had a major life changing moment or moments that altered their ideology or belief of something. 

Opening Invocation
Jesse Rabinowitz Source: Zen Buddhism

Hero of the Week
Anonymous 

EV - 051 Talking With Stephen Stich

In this episode we talk with Stephen Stich, a Philosophy professor at Rutgers University about his career, addressing moral/ethical issues in the classroom, and much more.

Opening Invocation
Norse Mythology

Information provide by Stephen Stich:

Here is a link to our Templeton "Geography of Philosophy" Project website:

https://www.geographyofphilosophy.com/

And here's a link to a Templeton site based on an interview with my co-PI, Edouard Machery:

https://www.templeton.org/grant/the-geography-of-philosophy-an-interdisciplinary-cross-cultural-exploration-of-universality-and-diversity-in-fundamental-philosophical-concepts

There is more information on the book I was plugging here:

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/epistemology-for-the-rest-of-the-world-9780190865085?cc=us&lang=en&#

and here:

https://www.amazon.com/Epistemology-Rest-World-Stephen-Stich-ebook/dp/B07DFP8XY5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530988099&sr=8-1&keywords=epistemology+for+the+rest+of+the+world

There is information about the new Intro text that I wrote with Tom Donaldson here:

https://global.oup.com/ushe/product/philosophy-9780199329960?cc=us&lang=en&

EV - 044 Moral Luck

Today we dive deep into a topic we (mostly Aaron) constantly reference: Moral Luck. We start with the root of the concept from Thomas Nagel's Moral Luck. We then dive into the factors that contribute to it, how it affects all aspects of our existence, and what a world might look like where Free Will as a concept is eliminated.

Opening Invocation
Jordan Peterson's Beatitudes

Hero of the Week
Yanni, or maybe Laurel

EV - 043 Aaron Has Free Will Guys!

Guest Jody debates Aaron on Daniel Dennett's position on Free Will.  We try to define what Free Will is and how that relates to a determinist philosophical view. We also examine the relationship of Free Will with consciousness.

Opening Invocation
This Is America - Childish Gambino

Hero of the Week
Duplex

 

EV - 041 (Part 1) Siri, What's An Incel?

This is part one of a two part episode where we talk about Incel's, and we're graced with a returning guest Bethany Futrell (host of She Talks Atheism, and cohost of The Inciting Incident Podcast). We discuss the people, the communities, what they represent, and why they exist.

Opening Invocation
From listener and fan @HBOUFO (Twitter)

Hero of the Week
The women that told their stories to get 3 convictions of Bill Cosby

EV - 040 Psychology Research with Ari Stillman

In this episode we are very glad to have the podcast veteran Ari Stillman. They're currently pursuing a masters degree in psychology at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. We discuss different areas of research, especially in areas of trauma and PTSD. We also cover some in the area of gender and the Non-Binary community.

Ari Stillman
http://www.thegaytheistmanifesto.com/
https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-cis-are-getting-out-of-hand
https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-sjw-circle-jerk
http://reasonableriskpodcast.com/

Opening Invocation
Westworld

Hero of the Week
Charles Benight PhD

EV - 039 The Virtue of NDA's

After we've signed our respective NDA's, we dive into Virtue Theory. Looking at what it means to have a virtue in something, and relate it to the Milgram Experiment and the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Moral Saints

Opening Invocation: Milgram Experiment

Hero of the Week: James Comey