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Thinking and Doing with Skyler J. Collins

Philosophy Podcasts

The Thinking and Doing podcast is an exploration of logical fallacies, cognitive biases, Stoicism, and life pro tips.

The Thinking and Doing podcast is an exploration of logical fallacies, cognitive biases, Stoicism, and life pro tips.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Thinking and Doing podcast is an exploration of logical fallacies, cognitive biases, Stoicism, and life pro tips.

Language:

English

Contact:

801-999-8841


Episodes

Reification & Groupthink (22m) – Episode 044

11/26/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 044 looks at the logical fallacy Reification and the cognitive bias Groupthink.

Duration:00:21:52

Anxious Thoughts, Workaholics, Social Gatherings, Holiday Frugality, & Moving On (25m) – Episode 043

11/22/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 043 looks at curbing anxious thoughts from spiraling out of control; carving time out now to spend with your family while they're young, instead of waiting until you're middle-aged or elderly; how to leave social gatherings early without damaging your reputation with the host; the importance of being frugal around the holidays, especially in such a tough year as 2020; and not being afraid to find a new job when your current job stops serving you.

Duration:00:24:46

King or Tyrant & The Jurisdiction of Fate (16m) – Episode 042

11/18/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 042 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Seneca who wrote, "“Our soul is sometimes a king, and sometimes a tyrant. A king, by attending to what is honorable, protects the good health of the body in its care, and gives it no base or sordid command. But an uncontrolled, desire-fueled, over-indulged soul is turned from a king into that most feared and detested thing—a tyrant."; and the second from r/Stoicism, a post by answersamir, who started...

Duration:00:16:12

Retrogressive Causation & Exponential Growth (14m) – Episode 041

11/15/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 041 looks at the logical fallacy Retrogressive Causation and the cognitive bias Exponential Growth.

Duration:00:13:36

Healthy Skepticism, Group Bill, Never Regret a Day, & Vacuum Filters (16m) – Episode 040

11/12/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 040 looks at the importance of maintaining a healthy level of doubt (or skepticism) toward all of the new information you receive; why you should immediately pay back someone who conveniently took care of a group bill or expense; how every day, good, bad, worst, or best, can ultimately be beneficial; and why your vacuum's filter is probably the cause of it not working well.

Duration:00:16:12

No Excuses & It’s Not about You (17m) – Episode 039

11/9/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 039 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, "It is possible to curb your arrogance, to overcome pleasure and pain, to rise above your ambition, and to not be angry with stupid and ungrateful people—yes, even to care for them."; and the second from r/Stoicism, a post by mussel_bouy, who started off with, "Have you ever received a venomous insult? Words that stuck in your head? A look that you can’t erase from your...

Duration:00:17:02

Amphiboly & Intention-to-Treat Error (16m) – Episode 038

11/6/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 038 looks at the logical fallacy Amphiboly and the cognitive bias Intention-to-Treat Error.

Duration:00:16:16

Quitting Something, Nurturing Curiosity, Work Life, & Changing People (22m) – Episode 037

11/3/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 037 looks at the advice to "never give up" on something that is no longer serving you (see also "sunk cost fallacy"); being kind to those, adults and children, who are curious about the world, even when you're surprised by their ignorance; the importance of focusing on more areas of your life outside of work; and why and possibly how you can change the people in your life that are bringing you down.

Duration:00:21:55

What We Train For & Poor Expectations (20m) – Episode 036

10/30/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 036 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Epictetus who wrote, "But what is philosophy? Doesn’t it simply mean preparing ourselves for what may come? Don’t you understand that really amounts to saying that if I would so prepare myself to endure, then let anything happen that will? Otherwise, it would be like the boxer exiting the ring because he took some punches. Actually, you can leave the boxing ring without consequence, but what advantage...

Duration:00:19:54

Genetic Fallacy & Contagion Bias (14m) – Episode 035

10/24/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 035 looks at the logical fallacy Genetic Fallacy and the cognitive bias Contagion Bias.

Duration:00:14:17

Angry or Rude People, Expenses in Hours, Laser Printers, & Google Calendar (26m) – Episode 034

10/17/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 034 looks at why we shouldn't expect an angry person to be able to reason or think clearly, especially children; having empathy and compassion for someone acting rudely, as they're likely dealing with something difficult; how to calculate your expenses in work hours instead of money, and the benefit of doing so; why a laser printer is more economical for home use than an inkjet; and how Skyler utilizes Google Calendar and Gmail to keep track of...

Duration:00:26:17

Seeing Our Addictions & Don’t Be a Slave (29m) – Episode 033

10/13/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 033 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Seneca who wrote, "We must give up many things to which we are addicted, considering them to be good. Otherwise, courage will vanish, which should continually test itself. Greatness of soul will be lost, which can’t stand out unless it disdains as petty what the mob regards as most desirable."; and the second from Demetrius the Cynic who wrote, "If I cherish my body, I make a slave of myself, if I...

Duration:00:28:46

Megatrifle & The Zeigarnik Effect (21m) – Episode 032

10/10/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 032 looks at the logical or practical fallacy Megatrifle and the cognitive bias Zeigarnik Effect.

Duration:00:20:31

Five Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking (23m) – Episode 031

10/7/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 031 looks at a video essay titled, "5 tips to improve your critical thinking" from TedED, created by Nick Hilditch, written by Samantha Agoos.

Duration:00:22:58

Network Privacy, Future Self & Procrastination, Saving Money, and Your Children (28m) – Episode 030

10/3/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 030 looks at being careful with what you send and do on your workplace computer; doing favors now for your future self; avoiding procrastination by committing to giving the task just 10 minutes, and seeing where that goes; the importance of saving money; spending minimalistically versus lavishly; and why it's a good idea to love our kids for who they are instead of what we want them to do.

Duration:00:28:16

Show Your Qualities & The Dimension of “Should” (17m) – Episode 029

9/28/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 029 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, “People aren’t in awe of your sharp mind? So be it. But you have many other qualities you can’t claim to have been deprived of at birth. Display then those qualities in your own power: honesty, dignity, endurance, chastity, contentment, frugality, kindness, freedom, persistence, avoiding gossip, and magnanimity.”; and the second from r/Stoicism, a post by mussel_bouy who...

Argumentum ad Populum (Appeal to Popularity) & Neglect of Probability (25m) – Episode 028

9/25/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 028 looks at the logical fallacy Argumentum ad Populum (Appeal to Popularity, and it's many children) and the cognitive bias Neglect of Probability.

Windfall Money, 24-Hour News, & Nonviolent Communication (38m) – Episode 027

9/22/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 027 looks at carefully handling a new large sum of money or career promotion; the deleterious effects of consuming the news all day long, every day; and the benefits of both the Socratic Method and Nonviolent Communication in handling disagreements with other people.

Conversation on “Timeless Tenets of Stoicism” (56m) – Episode 026

9/19/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 026 is a conversation with Chris Jenkins on reddit user FreakyEcon's "Timeless Tenets of Stoicism".

Everything is Change & Avoiding the Crowd (21m) – Episode 025

9/16/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 025 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, "Meditate often on the swiftness with which all that exists and is coming into being is swept by us and carried away. For substance is like a river’s unending flow, its activities continually changing and causes infinitely shifting so that almost nothing at all stands still."; and the second from r/Stoicism, a post by kolbi01 who started off with, "The young character, which...