EV - 93 The Mind's Void with Dr. Keith Frankish pt. 2

Part two of my rousing conversation with Dr. Keith Frankish, where we try to answer the ageless question "Where is my mind? Where is my mind?". Keith is a brilliant proponent of the theory of Illusionism with regard to the existence of phenomenal state. I've read many of his papers and think they're excellent, and while Keith and I come from "different churches" when it comes to philosophy of mind, we agree on a lot, especially what's at stake in all of this, so it's really fun working through these arguments with him. We wen't long so there's a part two. Apologies for any terminology we didn't define sufficiently.

Keith's website: https://www.keithfrankish.com/

Keith's survey of Illusionism: http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/k0711/kf_articles/blob/master/Frankish_Illusionism%20as%20a%20theory%20of%20consciousness_eprint.pdf

Invocation: Neti Neti https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neti_neti

Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

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EV - 92 The Mind’s Void with Dr. Keith Frankish pt.1

As far as I can tell, I'm having the phenomenal sensation of joy at finally getting to have this conversation with Dr. Keith Frankish. Keith is a brilliant proponent of the theory of Illusionism with regard to the existence of phenomenal state. I've read many of his papers and think they're excellent, and while Keith and I come from "different churches" when it comes to philosophy of mind, we agree on a lot, especially what's at stake in all of this, so it's really fun working through these arguments with him. We wen't long so there's a part two. Apologies for any terminology we didn't define sufficiently.

Keith's website: https://www.keithfrankish.com/

Keith's survey of Illusionism: http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/k0711/kf_articles/blob/master/Frankish_Illusionism%20as%20a%20theory%20of%20consciousness_eprint.pdf

Invocation: Aaron's Chinese Room

Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

EV91 - The Void after God

Like the uncomfortable sensation in a limb you sat on too long, we’re back! So sorry for the hiatus, I promise it won't happen again. This week we're joined by Ryan Bell from the Life after God podcast. Ryan is a former pastor who was effectively excommunicated for his progressive views and now helps individuals as they try to make sense of a life after religion. We discuss the loss of belief in a just universe, and all the freedom that can come with a healthier morality.

Ryan's Podcast: http://www.lifeaftergod.org/category/podcast/

Invocation: The Player of Games by Ian Banks

Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

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EV - 090 The Void Report

Aaron gives us an update on his court case, we discuss the Muller Report, and then give our take on the people running for the Democratic Presidential bid.

Open Invocation:
Walt Whitman

Making The Void Livable:
Mortal Kombat 11 


EV - 088 Puppetry in the Void

Today we're welcoming Cam Garrity, a puppeteer, podcaster, graphic artist, and so much more. We discuss the beauty of puppetry, while Cam gives us some insights into why it's such a wonderful medium.

Opening Invocation:
Kafka's "A Little Fable" 

EV - 085 This Rand Is My Rand

Aaron just couldn't get enough Ayn Rand from episode 83 that we decided to revisit one of her main philosophical principles: Egoism. We attempt to steel bot the idea and then tear it down to pieces.

Opening Invocation:
Ricklantis Mixup

Making The Void Livable:
Rock Climbing

EV - 081 23andVoid

Today, Aaron and GW discuss relevant topics like the terribleness of Black Face, and why you shouldn't blindly trust 23andMe. We look at not only the privacy issues, but the philosophical issues with a DNA database.

Open Invocation:
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Hero of the Week???:
Philosophers in Space / Embrace The Void Facebook group 

ETV - 078 Better Know Judith Jarvis Thomson

Time for another installment of our Better Know a Philosopher serise. We dive into Judith Jarvis Thomson, author of the famous Trolly Problem thought experiment and has an interesting thought experiment on abortion.

Opening Invocation:
Absurdist Existentialism

Hero of the Week:
Teachers 

EV - 077 Losing My Religion

This week we're joined by Marie D'Elephant from Everyone's Agnostic Podcast. Marie talks about leaving her religion and how that impacted her to this day. We also discuss a myriad of topics relating to religion, death, and polyamory.

Opening Invocation:
The World Has Turned And Left Me Here by Weezer

Hero of the Week:
Marie's cat (and our pets in general)

EV - 076 A Quiet Box

A Quiet Place vs Birdbox. Aaron and GW evaluate each of these very void'y movies in terms of their believability, how they approached essentially the same story differently, and go over parts that may be problematic in some ways.

Opening Invocation:
Shardik thanks to Eric Brewer and Shannon Slayton 

Hero of the Week:
Nancy Pelosi