EV - 107 Gender Wars in the Void with Dr. Rachel McKinney

This week I'm joined by Dr. Rachel McKinney, Program Director for Politics, Philosophy & Economics at
Suffolk University and Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Suffolk University. Dr. Mckinney studies the relationship between language, knowledge, and power. She also deals with the realities of communication every day debating the issue of trans rights and the science of gender on twitter. We discuss how these interests connect and dive into the historic background of the gender critical/TERF position.

Dr. McKinney's Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rachelannmckinney/

Follow Dr. McKinney on Twitter @rachiestar 

Invocation: Nietzsche

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Aaron's Sydney Skeptics Moral Luck Talk

Hey friends, here's the audio from my talk in Sydney at Skeptics in the Pub. We've got video but it needs a bit of editing together so in the meantime hope you enjoy. Thanks again to Sydney skeptics in the pub for having me, and if anyone else is interested in a skeptics themed ethics talk send me a message through a social media!

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EV - 106 Taxiderming the Void with Brant MacDuff

This week I'm joined by Brant MacDuff, taxidermist and conservation activist. I had a great time chatting with Brant at NECSS and was happy to have him on the show to discuss how an art about death can inspire concern for life.

Brant's website: https://www.immortalanimals.com/about

Invocation: Will Price (feel better!)

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Next week: The Gender Wars with Rachel McKinney 

EV - 105 Public Philosophy in the Void with Greg Sadler

This week I'm joined by Greg Sadler (@philosopher70). Greg is a public philosopher and cofounder of ReasonIO. We discuss the shifting trends in public philosophy and how philosophy can help us address important parts of our lived experiences, especially involving anger.

ReasonIO: https://reasonio.wordpress.com/

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Next Week: Taxadermy and Conservation with Brant MacDuff 

EV - 104 Deeply Learning the Void with Michael Cogswell

I'm joined this week by a friend of a friend of the show. Michael Cogswell is currently studying Deep Learning at Georgia Tech, and he helps me work through some of the important basics of deep learning and what it can mean for life in the void.

Deep Learning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_learning

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Next Week: Philosophy of Anger with Greg Sadler

EV - 103 The Panpsychic Void with Hunter Ash

I'm joined this week by Hunter Ash, longtime friend of the show and my go to source for a variety of sciency philosophy questions. He came to me with a really interesting argument to follow up on the brief discussion of panpsychism back in our Frankish episodes. I definitely recommend giving those a re-listen alongside this episode.

Invocation: In the Metaphysicians office by Daniel Cappell

Panpsychism primer: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/panpsychism/

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Next Week: Understanding Machine Intelligence with Michael Cogswell

EV - 102 Social Progress in the Void with Bo Winegard pt.2

Part two of my debate with Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor at Marietta College, cohost of the psyphilopod podcast, and frequent contributor to Quillette. We've engaged in several disagreements on twitter and thought it could be valuable to debate some of these issues on the show. We focused our debate on the question "should society attempt to promote social progress by changing human nature".

Invocation: Dril https://twitter.com/dril/status/473265809079693312?lang=en

Bo's article on Progressivism and the West: https://quillette.com/2019/03/09/progressivism-and-the-west/

Psyphilopod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/psyphilopod/id1446215479

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Next Week: For reals Panpsychism with Hunter Ash

EV - 101 Social Progress in the Void with Bo Winegard pt.1

My guest this week is Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor at Marietta College, cohost of the psyphilopod podcast, and frequent contributor to Quillette. We've engaged in several disagreements on twitter and thought it could be valuable to debate some of these issues on the show. We focused our debate on the question "should society attempt to promote social progress by changing human nature". The argument is naturally wide ranging.

Invocation: The Tower of Babel

Bo's article on Progressivism and the West: https://quillette.com/2019/03/09/progressivism-and-the-west/

Psyphilopod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/psyphilopod/id1446215479

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Next Week: Part two of my discuss with Bo.

EV - 100 Getting Leitered in the Void with Nathan Oseroff-Spicer

We made it! We achieved a major arbitrary numeric goal! So glad to be celebrating with my guest this week, fellow philosophy twitter fiend Nathan Oseroff- Spicer, who joins me to discuss the darker sides of philosophy twitter before succumbing to our realism lightening round. Definitely follow him if you're not already: @nathanoseroff

Invocation: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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Next Week: An argument for Panpsychism with Hunter Ash

EV - 99 Dying in the Void with Dave Warnock

Death is a reoccurring topic on this show, but this week still feels a little different. I'm joined by Dave Warnock, who is currently engaged in a project called Dying Out Loud. Dave is living with a terminal diagnosis, and he's spending some of his remaining time generously communicating with others about the process of dying. Usually the title of this show is content warning enough, but in this case gonna just reiterate that this discussion may bring things up for folks. 

Dying out loud Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DaveWarnock.DyingOutLoud/

Invocation: Cat Empires "All Night Loud" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMA9LaYeD4g

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Next Week: TBA

EV - 98 The Shunyata of the Void with SomeStingray

We love talking emptiness of the self here in the void, and so I got the perfect not self to join me and discuss lots of fun topics in the world of Indian Philosophy. @SomeStingray is a must follow on philosophy twitter and we have a great time here, especially during the real/not real lightening round. Philosophy twitter will want to take careful notes in that section so you can troll the fish later.

Invocation: Listener Submission from Robert Souza

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Next Week: Dying out Loud with Dave Warnock

EV - 97 Dominating the Void with Toby Buckle

This week I'm joined by Toby Buckle of the Political philosophy podcast to discuss a particularly depressing theory of politics from his Machiavelli series centered around the desires to dominate/humiliate and the desires to avoid domination/humiliation. It feels very relevant to our current voidy moment.

Invocation: Void Goddess Marianne Williamson's actual tweets.

Political Philosophy Podcast: https://www.politicalphilosophypodcast.com/

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Next Week: Indian Philosophy with @SomeStingray

EV - 96 Giving the Void an Argument with Ben Burgis

This week I'm joined by the verbose socialist Ben Burgis to discuss his book Give them an Argument: Logic for the Left. We talk best practices, the limits of discourse, and why we wish it were true that leftist teachers were actually rising up and seizing the means of education.

Give the Right an Argument: https://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Argument-Logic-Left-ebook/dp/B07RD8MZ4L/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2K0B9OIP1DZLO&keywords=give+them+an+argument&qid=1561561925&s=gateway&sprefix=give+them+an+%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-1

Invocation: The endless debate in Aaron's head

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Next Week: Domination and Humiliation with Toby Buckle

EV - 095 The Void after Transition with Callie Wright

This week I'm joined by the wonderful Callie Wright (@calliegetsit), host of the Queersplaining podcast (@queersplaining), where she does in depth reporting on less visible stories within the LGBTQ community. We discuss going beyond the reoccurring narratives about LGBTQ lives, and how that plays out internally and in public forums like sports and politics.

Invocation: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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EV - 094 Echoes in the Void with C. Thi Nguyen

This week I'm joined by C. Thi Nguyen (@add_hawk) to discuss echo chambers, how they're more dangerous than mere epistemic bubbles, and how gaming might help!

Thi's article on Echo Chambers: https://aeon.co/essays/why-its-as-hard-to-escape-an-echo-chamber-as-it-is-to-flee-a-cult

Thi's website: https://objectionable.net/

Invocation: Peter Chiykowski Shortstory.com

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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

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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

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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

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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