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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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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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@benwoodpost

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English

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814-807-9292


Episodes

Understanding Legal Obligation (A Natural Evolution) - TBWJP063

3/8/2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of “Natural Evolution.” In this case, the individual learns to obey. But it is a process. The individual learns to be a certain way. He does so overtime. Dr. Johnson notes that consent annuls obligation and vice versa. Whenever there is consent, there can be no obligation. The opposite is also true. Let us listen!

Duration:00:25:58

Understanding Legal Obligation (Consent and Social Contract) - TBWJP062

3/1/2021
In this installment, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of consent. Dr. Johnson argues that consent is unnecessary so long as the citizen has a natural inclination to obey. Consent and social contract contradict one another. Let us listen!

Duration:00:30:21

Understanding Legal Obligation (Upholding the Rule of Law) - TBWJP061

2/22/2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the mechanism of enforcing legal obedience. The discussion centers on the role of the police in compelling individuals to obey the law. Dr. Johnson points fallacies in the debate about police brutality and the notion of "defunding" the police. Let us listen!

Duration:00:22:59

Understanding Legal Obligation (Inducing Obedience) - TBWJP060

2/15/2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of inducing obedience. Dr. Johnson argues that the being or the person is not inherently obedient. He must learn to obey. The learning process itself could be understood as the induction of obedience. Let us listen!

Duration:00:24:17

Understanding Legal Obligation (Compelling the Self to Obey) - TBWJP059

2/9/2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is about the degree to which the person must compel the self. Dr. Johnson argues that there ought to be a mechanism for compulsion. Let us listen!

Duration:00:16:09

Understanding Legal Obligation (Introduction) - TBWJP058

2/1/2021
The concept of legal obligation is the trademark of political philosophy. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson introduces the concept of legal obedience. This is the first installment of a series of podcasts about the notion of citizen obedience. Let us listen!

Duration:00:12:15

Politics and Human Freedom (Part 3) - TBWJP057

10/19/2020
This is the third installment in a series of episodes about human freedom. This podcast examines the role of politics in human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that politics is the core of human survival. It is the essence of self-identity. Every human being must strategize to survive. Politics is the mechanism that enables the being to hide the self.

Duration:00:25:42

The Coronavirus and Human Freedom (Part 2) - TBWJP056

10/12/2020
This podcast is the second installment in a series of episodes about freedom. This entry discusses the notion of human freedom in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. In it, Dr. Johnson argues that the pandemic makes it indisputable that nobody is free in society. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about the subject.

Duration:00:28:21

Understanding Human Freedom (Part 1) - TBWJP055

10/6/2020
This podcast discusses the notion of human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that there is no freedom to be had. Men live in a state of perpetual bondage. Freedom is a feel-good notion, which is nowhere tangible. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about the subject.

Duration:00:25:34

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