SynTalk-logo

SynTalk

Culture >

SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.

SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.
More Information

Location:

India

Description:

SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.

Language:

English


Episodes

#TCOTI (The Context Of The Implicit) --- SynTalk

9/8/2018
More
What paints the scene for you? Do you often get carried away? How do we recall the mutable past? Is all implicitness context, time, politics, language, and subject dependent? Is our freest choice also controlled by culture? What makes something visible, sayable, perceivable, or (even) intuitive? Can the visual be more implicit than the textual? Is sound most implicit? Is our implicit explicit for ‘God’? Is architecture, being both symbolic and real, the language of the given? Is...

Duration:01:12:23

#TMFF (The Markets For Farmers) --- SynTalk

8/12/2018
More
Do you consume Garcinia? What does it mean to (not) own land or the forests? Do farms and forests lie on a continuum? Can forests themselves be farmed? Does wildlife conservation impact people for whom forests are a source of livelihood? Do we eat what some animals would not eat? Do you primarily eat (volatile) fresh produce? How are agricultural markets different from, and similar to, other markets? Is the Market an alien imposition atop the subsistence ‘economy’? Why are farmers often...

Duration:01:19:04

#TKOP (The Kinds Of Pain) --- SynTalk

9/15/2017
More
Do you have a pain of 9? Do you malinger? 'Where' does it hurt, & when? Do you want to be admitted to a hospital? Do you want attention? Are you suffering from loneliness? Do you need morphine? Is pain subjective, & always multidimensional? Is the brain always a part of any pain experience? Is pain a disease? How can it be assessed? Can there be patients without diseases, and diseases without patients? Can groups experience pain? Is treating the pain different from treating the disease? Do...

Duration:01:07:20

#TPAC (The Paradoxes And Contradictions) --- SynTalk

8/20/2017
More
How does your tongue taste? What do you take for granted? Can you create randomness? Do you act in the continuum? Can you then reason about racing a tortoise ahead of you? Is there something common to most paradoxes? Can all paradoxes be ‘stated’? Do paradoxes owe something to the nature of Reality? Are dilemma, doubt, disbelief, paradoxes, & contradictions in the same class? Do we necessarily need faith before reasoning? Is there a reasoning process that does not lead to paradoxes? Why...

Duration:01:11:45

#SynToy_World --- SynTalk

7/30/2017
More
#SynToy_World --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:00:02:59

#TIIH (The Invisible Invisible Hand) --- SynTalk

7/30/2017
More
#TIIH (The Invisible Invisible Hand) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:17:00

#TSAS (The Saying And Showing) --- SynTalk

7/15/2017
More
#TSAS (The Saying And Showing) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:12:05

#TLGAG (The Local Global And Glocal) --- SynTalk

7/8/2017
More
#TLGAG (The Local Global And Glocal) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:13:39

#TKAK (The Kith And Kin) --- SynTalk

6/25/2017
More
#TKAK (The Kith And Kin) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:15:04

#TPOE (The Properties Of Events) --- SynTalk

6/16/2017
More
Did H. M. lead an eventless life? How was your last beach holiday? How do languages make events granular? Can events in texts be ‘inferred’ computationally? Do events always occur in the past? Is evental time modal? Are events objects? Are places facts? Is a decaying apple evental? Are all events spatiotemporal? How do recent events become long term episodic memories or facts? Are events and facts stored in the same region? Are space and time encoded differently? What is the role of...

Duration:01:13:04

#TSAP (The Separations And Partitions) --- SynTalk

5/12/2017
More
#TSAP (The Separations And Partitions) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:12:19

#TCOE (The Conundrums Of Embodiment) --- SynTalk

4/28/2017
More
Do you despise your body? Can the body be a source of transcendence? Can one, however, have nothing but only the body? Are we embedded in this world as bodies with other objects, texts, rituals, spectators, and bodies? Is everybody also a biological, physical, social, & political object? Do you see yourself through the eyes of others? Can there be The (disembodied) View from Nowhere? Is it possible to experience the body as the object and subject fused together? Why do we watch dance? Why...

Duration:01:08:39

#THOE (The Habits Of Experience) --- SynTalk

3/25/2017
More
#THOE (The Habits Of Experience) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:07:18

#TBOE (The Beginnings Of Ethics) --- SynTalk

3/18/2017
More
Do you live without regrets? Do you spontaneously follow rules? How did we first know if something is right or wrong? Does moral reasoning always progress in stages? Is this process always culture-relative? Can ethics, then, ever be universal? Must all ethical dualities be collapsed? Does bad become good when slaves become masters? Does our resentment for those with power give us satisfaction? Can we buy goodness? Does morality need faith? Must we behave decently even if existence is...

Duration:01:11:17

#TCOC (The Cusps Of Creativity) - - - SynTalk

1/15/2017
More
#TCOC (The Cusps Of Creativity) - - - SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:12:30

#TPAD (The Patterns And Distributions) --- SynTalk

12/17/2016
More
#TPAD (The Patterns And Distributions) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:09:30

#TMOM (The Magic Of Making) --- SynTalk

12/4/2016
More
Is all making curating? Is the location of a maker a fiction? Are there always rules to making? Is any expression preceded by an act of repression? How, then, is black magic different from magic? Is alchemy possible? Why can’t every molecule be made? How are some isomers easier to make? Can experience be created without materials? Does architecture help us carve an address in this vast universe by housing rituals in space? Are films different because it is a temporal medium and does not...

Duration:01:10:46

#TDAL (The Darkness Around Light) --- SynTalk

11/27/2016
More
#TDAL (The Darkness Around Light) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration:01:05:04

#TDOG (The Decisions Of Groups) --- SynTalk

11/6/2016
More
Do you have a default tendency to say: ‘Yes’? When do you abandon your own information and follow the herd? Can herds form because of individual selfish interests? How do bee colonies decide? Are all social animals herd animals? Is there no good way to ‘independently’ aggregate group preferences without a ‘dictator’? How does aggregation of preferences and information differ from each other? Must a jury consider everyone’s opinions? Does the nature of the problem (whether cognition,...

Duration:01:05:07

#TLOM (The Limits Of Mathematics) - - - SynTalk

10/30/2016
More
Is Nature logical? Is uncertainty hardwired into Nature? Where do the paradoxes or aporia lie? Might paradoxes exist in the object (& not in the thinking)? What is the ontological status of mathematical objects? Are laws of Nature really written in the language of mathematics? Is mathematics a form of philosophical speculation? Did mechanization precede mathematization? Are axioms more pragmatic than theoretical? Can all mathematics be reduced to (but not derived from) logic? 'How' is...

Duration:01:13:00