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Episode 18 - The Attack on Metaphysics: Hume on Cause and Effect

6/9/2018
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What was it that Hume said that awoke Kant from his so-called dogmatic slumber? In this episode we look at how susceptible we are to the inferences our minds make. Link to this episode.

Duration:00:35:28

Episode 17 - Pieces of Infinity Pt 2: Kant on Space

5/27/2018
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In this episode we contrast Hume's idea of space as a concept derived from experience and Kant's idea of space as an a priori presentation. Link to this Episode

Duration:00:16:51

Episode 16 - Pieces of Infinity: Hume on Space

5/18/2018
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A brief tangent from our survey of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, here we take a look at one of David Hume's unpopular discussions from A Treatise of Human Nature, namely his ideas on Space and infinite divisibility. Link to this episode

Duration:00:19:49

Episode 15: More on the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction - Leibniz, Hume, and Kant

5/7/2018
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We slow things down a little bit and spend a little more time on the analytic/synthetic distinction. A few thoughts from Leibniz and Hume, as well as Kant. Link to this episode

Duration:00:12:30

Episode 15 - From Perceptions to Knowledge Pt 3: Analytic vs Synthetic

5/6/2018
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We slow down a little for this episode and take a closer look at the analytic/synthetic distinction. Link to this episode

Duration:00:12:41

Episode 14 - From Perceptions to Knowledge Pt 2: Pure Intuition Pt 2

5/4/2018
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Continuing Transcendental Aesthetic in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. In this episode we cover the pure intuition of time. Link to this episode

Duration:00:13:12

Episode 13 - Podcast Title Update

5/4/2018
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A brief message about a change to the podcast.

Duration:00:01:00

Episode 12 - From Perceptions to Knowledge Pt 2: Pure Intuition Pt 1

5/4/2018
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Continuing Transcendental Aesthetic in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. We transition from empirical intuition to pure intuition. First up - Space Link to Episode 12

Duration:00:12:41

Episode 11 - From Perceptions to Knowledge Pt 1 - Sensibility and Intuition: Pt 2

5/4/2018
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Kantian terminology explored in more detail, particularly the terms intuition and sensibility. Episode 11 Link

Duration:00:07:32

Episode 10 - From Perceptions to Knowledge Pt 1 - Sensibility and Intuition: Pt 1

5/4/2018
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A brief introduction to Transcendental Aesthetic from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Some basic vocabulary from the Critique is introduced to get started on Kant's theory of perception. Link to Episode 10

Duration:00:15:20

Episode 9 - Driven to Meaning - Part 2: From Rules to Meaning

5/4/2018
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What are the basic rules we follow? We guess that they lie deep in the human psyche. How can we get at them? Episode 9 Link

Duration:00:20:24

Episode 8 - Driven to Meaning - Part 1: The Doorway Effect

5/4/2018
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How much of our experience with the world is predetermined by the contents of our mind? Episode 8 Link

Duration:00:14:05

Episode 7 - Nietzsche and Morality Wrap-Up: A Final Thought or Two

5/4/2018
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A few last words concerning Nietzsche's writing style and how it affects our image of him. Episode 7 Link

Duration:00:07:16

Episode 6 - Nietzsche and Morality - Pt 4: We Weak Ones

5/4/2018
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This episode concludes a four-part series focusing on Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals. Final commentary is presented as a recording of a talk given by Nietzsche scholar Bernard Reginster at Amherst College in 2017. Episode 6 Link

Duration:01:11:19

Episode 5 - Nietzsche and Morality - Pt 3: Ressentiment

5/4/2018
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In this episode, sections 9 - 12 of the first essay of On the Genealogy of Morals are covered. Nietzsche's concept of Ressentiment is introduced, and he laments the diminution of the spirit of man. Link to Episode 5

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 4 - Nietzsche and Morality - Part 2: The Slave Revolt

5/4/2018
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Here we cover sections 5 - 8 of the first essay of On The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche. These sections cover Nietzsche's explanation of the transition from a culture of hero worship in ancient Greece and Early Rome to one in which people worship a god who demands self denial, one he (Nietzsche) calls a slave morality. Link to Episode 4

Duration:00:33:19

Episode 3 - Nietzsche and Morality - Part 1: The Origin of Morality

5/4/2018
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This episode begins a short series of episodes dedicated to the first essay in Friedrich Nietzsche's "On the Genealogy of Morals." The first 4 sections are read and very briefly commented on. The overall theme of these sections is the origin of our concepts of "good" and "bad." Link to Episode 3

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 2 - Nietzsche - Part 1: Eternal Return

5/4/2018
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The first in a series of episodes covering some of the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche. This episode introduces Amor Fati and Eternal Return. Episode 2 - Nietzsche - Part 1: Eternal Return

Duration:00:16:45

Episode 2 - Space and Time: Part 1 - Pieces of Infinity

11/17/2017
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Conceptions of infinity and infinite divisibility of space and time. David Hume's thoughts on the matter and his criticisms of accepted definitions in Geometry by mathematicians. Podcast Episode 2 - Space and Time - Part 1: Pieces of Infinity - Link For a written explanation of some of Hume's thoughts, included in a portion of the script for this episode, go here - Hume on Infinite Divisibility.

Duration:00:20:09