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Welcome to The Spinoza Triad. We are a group of seasoned educators who like to discuss philosophy, culture and any big ideas which interest us. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who enjoys philosophy. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm as we grope around in the great ideas of the world. We aim to be amusing, illuminating and on occasion, thought- provoking. Listen as we fail in the attempt. email: jfgibbs105@gmail.com https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message https://www.facebook.com/groups/333603241740844/ https://www.speakpipe.com/SpinozaFeedback https://sites.google.com/d/1OL94UHC

Welcome to The Spinoza Triad. We are a group of seasoned educators who like to discuss philosophy, culture and any big ideas which interest us. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who enjoys philosophy. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm as we grope around in the great ideas of the world. We aim to be amusing, illuminating and on occasion, thought- provoking. Listen as we fail in the attempt. email: jfgibbs105@gmail.com https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message https://www.facebook.com/groups/333603241740844/ https://www.speakpipe.com/SpinozaFeedback https://sites.google.com/d/1OL94UHC

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Welcome to The Spinoza Triad. We are a group of seasoned educators who like to discuss philosophy, culture and any big ideas which interest us. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who enjoys philosophy. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm as we grope around in the great ideas of the world. We aim to be amusing, illuminating and on occasion, thought- provoking. Listen as we fail in the attempt. email: jfgibbs105@gmail.com https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message https://www.facebook.com/groups/333603241740844/ https://www.speakpipe.com/SpinozaFeedback https://sites.google.com/d/1OL94UHC

Language:

English

Contact:

01327830707


Episodes

Spin-note Why we need not be afraid.

4/29/2022
In this episode John and Richard discuss a text which was referred to in an earlier podcast. 'De Rerum Natura' - 'On the Nature of Things'. On of the most remarkable books ever written, On the Nature of Things' by the Roman author Lucretius was an influence on many of the greatest thinkers and artists in the last 2000 years. It was written in the first century BCE by a wealthy Roman as a means of explaining the philosophy of Epicurus to his fellow Romans and in poetic form it contains ideas...

Duration:00:48:46

Live From America Explaining the American to the British

4/18/2022
One of the hosts of The Spinoza Triad was a guest on the podcast Live From America. The discussion considered the UK / US 'Special Relationship', the difficulty the Brits have in understanding gun culture and the war in Ukraine. https://www.livefromamericapodcast.com/ The Top Experts / Thinkers Of The World And The Best Comics In The Nation, Get Together Weekly With Our Hosts To Discuss Different Topic Each Week. We Cover, News, Culture, Politics, Comedy And More With An Equal Parts Of...

Duration:01:07:46

Squid Game, Marx and the problem of us.

4/8/2022
In this episode Dr Richard Miller, Dan Rowland and John Gibbs wonder if the hit Netflix series Squid Game is more than a Marxist critique of capitalism. We discover there is more to it and enjoy discussing the series. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message

Duration:01:03:53

Climate, Pandemic and Capitalism. Is this the end of the world as we knew it?

1/25/2022
Why Do People Fight for Their Servitude as If It Were Their Salvation? Spinoza In this episode of the Spinoza Triad John Gibbs, Dr Richard Miller and Dan Rowland are joined by Dougie Booth. Dougie is teaching at Kings College London and researching his PhD in Politics. We discuss the republican conception of freedom and Dougie's research into the impact of the pandemic and climate change on democracy. Is this going to result in lasting change and the creation of new economic and political...

Duration:01:12:24

The World in 2022 or Why you should feed a cow as well as weigh it.

1/9/2022
In this episode the Spinoza Triad, John Gibbs, Dan Rowland and Dr Richard Miller reflect on the experience of podcasting in 2021 and the themes which have emerged in our discussions. We wonder about the power of data, the media and the quest for meaning. How can we celebrate the sacred and profound in a world of carnival? We conclude that the creative process of learning may be some kind of answer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message

Duration:00:42:25

Plato's Theory of Forms and the Problem of Beauty

12/3/2021
In this episode we discuss Plato's theory of Forms and consider if it is helpful in understanding art and beauty today. The theory of Forms or theory of Ideas is a philosophical, concept, or world-view, that the physical world is not as real or true as timeless, absolute, unchangeable ideas of forms. How can this theory be useful in our post modern world? Do we still have any belief in universal truth? This is the basis of our discussion. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:49:13

Freedom and the digital society.

11/4/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad John Gibbs, Dan Rowland and Dr Richard Miller discuss the concept of freedom and how it might be enhanced of diminished by digital technology and social media. With reference to Thomas Hobbs, Rousseau, Marshall McLuhan and Zizek the discussion considers the meaning of freedom today. If you wish to suggest ideas for future podcasts, submit a recorded comment or be a guest on future episodes please use the links below. You can follow us on Facebook and on...

Duration:00:40:41

Orientalism and the Olympics

9/25/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad Dr Richard Miller, Dan Rowlands and John Gibbs consider the ideas of Edward Said and how these might be applied to the Olympics in their modern form. While acknowledging our admiration for the extraordinary achievements fort the athletes we took a critical view and tried to understand this vast global event form the point of view of post colonialism. Our discussion includes Foucault, Zizek and Lacan as well as the brilliant insight that is Edward Said's...

Duration:00:41:54

Hegel, the end of history and the rise of China.

8/15/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad, Dr Richard Miller, Dan Rowland and John Gibbs discuss Hegel’s theory of history, the end of history and the rise of China. Does China represent an alternative to western liberalism or a dead end? Will the progress of human history end and will it end well or badly? These are some of the questions discussed. jfgibbs105@gmail.com https://www.speakpipe.com/msg/s/239466/1/cy3omfkxvcc55f32 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message

Duration:00:55:30

Hegel, the end of history and the rise of China

8/12/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad, John Gibbs, Richard Miller and Dan Rowlands consider Hegel’s theory of history and the rise of China. Does China represent alternative to liberal democracy and if so is it a stage closer to the end of history? Did Hegel suggest that history would end and if he did how will this happen and what will it look like? These and other questions form the basis of the discussion in this episode. To leave comments of suggestions use the links below. --- Send in...

Duration:00:58:20

Social media and the problem of authenticity

7/18/2021
In this episode the Spinoza Triad, John Gibbs, Dr Richard Miller and Dan Rowlands, discuss how the internet and social media may have contributed to the philosophical debates surrounding authenticity. In Hamlet, Polonius advises Laertes 'to thine own self be true'. It its possible to be true to yourself and true to others on social media. Do we have a 'true self'? Leave voice messages: https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message Email:...

Duration:00:57:26

Classical Philosophy and the ethics of Consumerism.

6/12/2021
In this episode we set ourselves the task of trying to use the ethics of Aristotle, the Epicureans, Stoics and Cynics to understand how to live the good and virtuous life in a consumer society. The following conversation was the unscripted result. If you wish to leave a voice message, comment, question, correction or contribution we would be delighted to respond or include in future episodes. Follow the link to Anchor or alternatively send an email with written...

Duration:00:44:34

V for Vendetta and ethics of violence

5/13/2021
In the third episode of the Spinoza Triad John Gibbs, Richard Miller and Dan Rowland consider the film V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta is a 2005 dystopian political action film based on the 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The film is set in an alternative future where a neo-fascist totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. It centres on V (portrayed by Hugo Weaving), a masked freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts,...

Duration:00:36:44

Conspiracy Theories and Carl Jung

4/28/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad, John Gibbs, Richard Miller and Dan Rowland consider conspiracy theories using the ideas of Carl Jung. In an age of unparalleled levels of education why do so many people believe theories which are so obviously absurd? Is it possible the concepts of the collective unconscious, cultural symbolism and architypes developed by analytical psychologist Carl Jung might provide some explanation. In this episode we explore how architypes of the hero, the trickster...

Duration:00:34:41

Foucault and the Pandemic

4/9/2021
In this episode of the Spinoza Triad Richard Miller, Dan Rowland and John Gibbs consider Michel Foucault's concepts of power and discourse and wonder if they help to understand the Pandemic. Richard Miller supplies the steel guitar. “The first task of the doctor is ... political: the struggle against disease must begin with a war against bad government." Man will be totally and definitively cured only if he is first liberated...” "How can the free gaze that medicine, and, through it, the...

Duration:00:21:56