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I teach philosophy and logic in the classroom and online. Check my YouTube channel for more!

I teach philosophy and logic in the classroom and online. Check my YouTube channel for more!

Location:

United States

Description:

I teach philosophy and logic in the classroom and online. Check my YouTube channel for more!

Language:

English


Episodes

What if we don't know anything?

8/8/2018
What if we don't know anything? by The Philosurfer

Duration:00:09:35

Who gets to say when a word changes it's meaning?

7/31/2018
Who gets to say when a word changes it's meaning? by The Philosurfer

Duration:00:13:21

What is the relation of philosophy to fiction?

7/8/2018
Is there philosophy in all fiction? Recently I did a video on my YouTube channel (thephilosurfer.com/youtube) reviewing the philosophy of "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien, but it may seem like a stretch to say there is philosophy in a fantasy book. In this podcast, I argue that all fiction. How's that possible? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:13:30

Should Americans speak only English in public?

5/27/2018
Recently, a video went viral of a New York City lawyer lambasting people for speaking Spanish in public. Clearly the man was wrong to act as he did, but it raises the question: should Americans try to speak only English in public? On this podcast, I review the best reasons on both sides.

Duration:00:18:12

Can We Be Wrong about whether We Are Happy?

5/6/2018
On my YouTube channel (thephilosurfer.com/YouTube), I'm looking at theories of happiness. One this podcast, I ask the question: Can we think we are happy, but be wrong about it?

Duration:00:11:47

What Can Androids Tell Us about Aristotle?

5/6/2018
From the book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (https://amzn.to/2rDqtIg). Aristotle's moral theory has the strange result that what makes something wrong isn't the damage done to the victim, but the aggressor! Interestingly, a problem arises in Philip K. Dick's classic novel that makes this idea a little more comprehensible.

Duration:00:09:24

Do we need evil to know what good is?

5/2/2018
Do we need evil to know what good is? by The Philosurfer

Duration:00:12:07

Do we need evil for good to exist?

5/2/2018
In this inaugural podcast, I talk about one response given to the Problem of Evil. How could a good God allow evil? If a theist says, "We need evil so there can be good," she might have gotten herself in philosophical trouble!

Duration:00:14:04