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The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast is the most insightful commentaries about human ontology. It is a place to share ideas, expert analysis, and perspectives about day-to-day philosophy. This podcast features a series of monologues, guest appearances, book reviews, and interviews. Episodes are available bi-weekly. Your host is Dr. Ben Wood Johnson.

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast is the most insightful commentaries about human ontology. It is a place to share ideas, expert analysis, and perspectives about day-to-day philosophy. This podcast features a series of monologues, guest appearances, book reviews, and interviews. Episodes are available bi-weekly. Your host is Dr. Ben Wood Johnson.

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United States

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The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast is the most insightful commentaries about human ontology. It is a place to share ideas, expert analysis, and perspectives about day-to-day philosophy. This podcast features a series of monologues, guest appearances, book reviews, and interviews. Episodes are available bi-weekly. Your host is Dr. Ben Wood Johnson.

Twitter:

@benwoodpost

Language:

English

Contact:

814-807-9292


Episodes

La Republique Dominicaine n'est pas un paradis et Haiti n'est pas un enfer

8/19/2020
La République Dominicaine n'est pas un paradis et Haïti n'est pas un enfer.

Duration:00:22:24

The False Debate about Police Brutality and Racism - TBWJP054

7/20/2020
After the death of an African American (George Floyd) by a Minneapolis Police Officer (Derrick Chauvin), there has been a debate about police brutality in America. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson notes that brutality is the nature of the police itself. Police institutions are designed to be brutal. Police officers are trained to be brutal. Most often, Dr. Johnson argues, racism is not the cause of police brutality. Let us listen!

Duration:00:38:49

Comment lutter contre le racisme dans le monde - TBWJP053

7/15/2020
Ce podcast souligne la nature conflictuelle du terme anti-racisme. Le Dr Ben Wood Johnson parle de la complexité de la notion de racisme. Il n'est pas facile de mettre une étiquette sur certains comportements, que certains pourraient considérer comme racistes. Il faut faire preuve de prudence. Le terme antiracisme est une distraction d'un problème grave dans la société américaine. Cela diminue l'importance d'une conversation sérieuse, que les Américains devraient avoir sur le racisme....

Duration:00:22:11

Cómo luchar contra el racismo en el mundo - TBWJP052

7/14/2020
Este podcast describe la naturaleza divisiva del término antirracismo. El Dr. Ben Wood Johnson habla sobre la complejidad de la noción de racismo. No es fácil poner una etiqueta a ciertas conductas, que algunas personas podrían considerar racistas. Hay una necesidad de precaución. El término antirracismo es una distracción de un problema grave en la sociedad estadounidense. Disminuye la importancia de una conversación seria, que los estadounidenses deberían tener sobre el racismo....

Duration:00:19:46

Anti-Racism as a Divisive Rhetoric (Part Three) - TBWJP051

7/13/2020
This podcast outlines the divisive nature of the term anti-racism. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the complexity of the notion of racism. It is not easy to put a label on certain conducts, which some people might consider racist. There is a need for caution. The term antiracism is a distraction from a serious problem in American society. It diminishes the importance of a serious conversation, which Americans should have about racism. Let us listen!

Duration:00:23:05

Anti-Fascism versus Anti-Racism (Part Two) - TBWJP050

6/29/2020
This podcast points out a difference between the term anti-racism and the term anti-fascism. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the need to be cautious when determining which conduct is which. He argues that anyone could be a racist. However, a fascist does not have to be a racist. Let us listen!

Duration:00:21:14

The Fallacy of Anti-Racism (Part One) - TBWJP049

6/22/2020
This podcast examines the dangerous nature of the term “Anti-racism.” Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the implications of allowing individuals to become race vigilantes. He argues that racism is a serious issue. We should take it seriously. Let us listen!

Duration:00:24:04

Stay-at-Home Orders and Civil Liberties - TBWJP048

4/27/2020
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the implications of staying-at-home orders. He discusses the potential implications of government actions for civil liberties. Dr. Johnson argues that we must be cautious not to infringe on individual rights in the name of public safety. He points out that staying-at-home orders are not sustainable in the long run. Let us listen!

Duration:00:24:08

Understanding the Term Survival - TBWJP047

4/20/2020
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the nature of human survival. He argues that survival is a personal experience. Every living entity on planet earth must survive. But sometimes, survival is not possible in a particular milieu. In this case, the being must find viable means to survive elsewhere. Dr. Johnson talks about the concept of survival from a personal standpoint. Let us listen!

Duration:00:29:22

The Coronavirus and the Invincibility of the Humankind - TBWJP046

4/6/2020
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues his discussion about the extent of the Coronavirus in society. In this installment, Dr. Johnson reflects on the omnipotence of men in the natural. He talks about freedom or the lack thereof because of the pandemic. Dr. Johnson argues that because of the disease, some are taking advantage of the vulnerability of men to confine them even more. Dr. Johnson airs in favor of letting the man be. This is the best way for the person affected by the...

Duration:00:29:12

Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 3 BONUS) - TBWJP043 - CLARIFICATION

4/2/2020
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 3) Clarification This is a bonus entry that clarifies the recent podcast (TBWJP043). This is to explain further the nature of time. Let us listen!

Duration:00:22:43

Striving to Survive Covid-19 - TBWJP045

4/1/2020
This podcast is a tribute to the human species. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson encourages human beings to thrive to survive. So far, the Covid-19 has claimed the lives of many. Dr. Johnson urges the human species not to despair. Let us listen!

Duration:00:07:58

Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 4) - TBWJP044

2/10/2020
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 4) In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson wraps up his monologue about the concept of time. The argument is that present understandings about time are based on subjective viewpoints. But there is more to time than meets the human eye, Dr. Johnson argues. Time is the essence of the universe itself. Everything exists because of time. As a result, time is the foundation upon which everything in the universe rests. Let us listen!

Duration:00:25:28

Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 3) - TBWJP043

2/3/2020
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 3) This podcast expands on the notion of time. The common belief is that time is a linear continuum. It comes from the past (Point A), merges into the present (Point B), and goes to the future (Point C). Dr. Ben Wood Johnson refutes that understanding. The argument presented in this entry is that time is not linear. Rather, time is erroneously understood. Time, Dr. Johnson argues, is a constant. It is always experienced in the present. Therefore, time...

Duration:00:18:08

Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 2) - TBWJP042

1/27/2020
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 2) This podcast continues in our discussion about time. This session elaborates on the notion of time as a subjective understanding of the nature of time itself. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson explains how human perceptions about time are limited to a human capacity to grasp what is readily available in order to understand time itself. Dr. Johnson argues that there is time as we see it or understand it; there is time as it is. There is human time; there is...

Duration:00:16:23

Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 1) - TBWJP041

1/20/2020
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 1) This podcast is a departure from other entries. This session discusses the notion of time. Here, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson reflects on the link between time and beingness in general. Dr. Johnson refutes the notion that time is trifurcated in the past, the present, and the future. Dr. Johnson argues that time is unitary. It is a constant. Time is a burst. Let us listen!

Duration:00:27:07

What makes a man hate another man - TBWJP040

1/12/2020
What makes a man hate another man? This podcast discusses the reason people are likely to succumb to hatred. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about personal experience as a reason people hate one another. If we do not keep ourselves in check, Dr. Johnson argues, we are likely to treat others in a way that might incite them to hate us. Let us listen!

Duration:00:13:05

What it means to be evil - TBWJP039

1/6/2020
What it means to be evil? This podcast discusses the notion of evil in the world. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the nature of good versus bad. He delineates nuances between being righteous and being evil. Dr. Johnson argues that the world is not black or white. Rather, the world is black and white. Let us listen!

Duration:00:13:13

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Education - TBWJP038

9/23/2019
This podcast is part of a series about education. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson highlights the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Dr. Johnson examines Rousseau as a great philosopher in human history. He explores some of the views Rousseau echoed about the role of education in society. Let us have a listen!

Duration:00:23:13

Social Control in Education (John Dewey) - TBWJP037

9/9/2019
This is the final installment in a series of podcasts about the role of experience in education. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the notion of social control in education. He echoes John Dewey’s understanding about the need for a balance in our approach to education. It is unlikely that society would be able to function without control mechanisms. However, there is also a need to allow students to be a part of the educational process. Let us have a listen!

Duration:00:26:08