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Philosophy? WTF?? Ep. 10 Do we need the real world?
Recorded in Danny's sprawling Oxford mansion, the old dudes sip Pina Coladas and ask the question: can the virtual world replace the real world? Also: Fate and the Will of the universe, the Enlightenment and the triumph of science. Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx. Stan Lee and Joseph Campbell. Join Our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454227078353259/ Follow us on Twitter: @PhilosophyWtf Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philosophy? WTF?? Ep. 9 Philosophy & Religion
This week Danny and Mike are looking for meaning, pinning the beard on cosmic consciousness, believing a bunch of stuff that they can't prove and wondering how philosophy is different to religion. Featuring special guest stars David Hume, Michael Polanyi and the god of your choice. This week's competition: How many gods does it take to run a universe? Fabulous prizes to be won! First prize is an existential feeling of well being. Three runner-up prizes of existential dread to be had! Mike...
Philosophy? WTF?? Ep.8 Where is our Humanity?
Is Danny losing his empathy or was it just a bad pork pie? In this dehumanising episode, Dr. Mike and Danny discuss what it means to lose our humanity. Among the topics discussed: frustrating fights on Facebook, Blade Runner and the Voight-Kampff test, the rise of the 'stock bad guys' the Nazis, demonising and isolating people, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Karl Marx. Also a bonus film review of subversive Hollywood action film, John Carpenter's They Live! Join Our...
Philosophy? WTF? Ep. 7 Are we really free?
Are you being socially conditioned to read this? Are you really free? Danny and Mike try to answer this question entirely of their own volition. Also: Hume and throwing kittens off towers, Descartes and Kant.
Philosophy? WTF?? Ep.6 Am I a Robot?
A little the worse for wear, Danny and Mike ask the question: Is Danny a robot or just a collection of meat, water with consciousness attached? Also in this week's episode: AI, androids and building an artificial brain. The Turning Test, William Gibson, John Searle. The problem of Consciousness. Frankenstein's Brain, Abi someone. The impending reign of Skynet Join Our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454227078353259/ Follow us on Twitter: @PhilosophyWtf Contact us:...
Philosophy? WTF?? Ep. 5 What is the 'Self' Part 2
Open up the crisps and put them in the middle of the table! Mike and Danny continue their discussion on the Self. Among the topics mentioned: Mind and body dualism, the psychology of the self, Nietzsche and the Will to Power, Wittgenstein (of course), R D Liang, Johann Gottieb Fichte, and the destruction of a French village in WW2. Everything is chewed over between pints with curly straws and Menchego and Green Olive hipster crisps!
Philosophy? WTF?? Ep. 4 What is the 'Self'?
Another round! In this selfish episode, Mike and Danny turn their attention to what's important: themselves. What makes 'me', 'me'? Also, Love Island gets some vigorous philosophical examination! Join in the conversation with our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454227078353259/ Contact us: email@example.com
Philosophy? WTF?? Episode 3 (+bonus material)
With the drinks still flowing, Danny & Mike discuss how philosophy can be made more interesting. Also, Mike finds what's inside the mystery cardboard box! Join in the conversation with our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454227078353259/ Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philosophy? WTF?? Episode Two
As another round is ordered, Danny and Dr. Mike ask: what does a philosopher look like? - Is a pipe and a quizzical look compulsory, must you wear all black? Contact us: email@example.com
Philosophy? WTF?? Episode One
In between drinks, Danny and Mike get to grips with what philosophy actually is. What use is it? Can anyone do it? Will it make your life better, or will it make turn you into a miserable old git? More episodes coming soon. Subscribe for notification! Follow us on Twitter: @PhilosophyWtf