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A seasonal podcast that brings the ideas and tools of philosophy to everyone. Featuring interviews with professional philosophers, personal stories, and lots of fun thought experiments. We'll start with about 5 episodes per season. Monads are shorts that tend to involve less production than full episodes. Contact us at invertedspectrum@outlook.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A seasonal podcast that brings the ideas and tools of philosophy to everyone. Featuring interviews with professional philosophers, personal stories, and lots of fun thought experiments. We'll start with about 5 episodes per season. Monads are shorts that tend to involve less production than full episodes. Contact us at invertedspectrum@outlook.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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A seasonal podcast that brings the ideas and tools of philosophy to everyone. Featuring interviews with professional philosophers, personal stories, and lots of fun thought experiments. We'll start with about 5 episodes per season. Monads are shorts that tend to involve less production than full episodes. Contact us at invertedspectrum@outlook.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

s01e05 - Technocracy

5/20/2020
Andrew explores Jacques Ellul's theory of "Technique" with the help of Professor Joel Zimbelman. Appearances also from Quinn Troester and Poet Chesko. Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.acast.com/reductio/s01e05-technocracy Please Rate and Review Us! ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Reductio on Patreon Reductio: Adventures in Ideas is creating A Podcast about Ideas, Philosophy, and Understanding | Patreon Videos Mentioned Key and Peele - Text Message...

Duration:01:05:51

s01e04 - Why Does Stuff Cost Money?

4/28/2020
In which Andrew explores a simple question very carefully: why does stuff cost money? Including critiques of Capitalism from the infamous Karl Marx. Special thanks to my friend and her daughter, to Kellie Marie Lavin, and to Olúfémi O. Táíwò of Georgetown University. Olúfémi O. Táíwò http://www.whyeverythingcostsmoney.com/ Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.acast.com/reductio/s01e04-why-does-stuff-cost-money Please Rate and Review Us! ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple...

Duration:00:48:19

s01e03: The Trolley Problem and its Discontents

3/25/2020
In which Andrew explores the Trolley Problem with the help of some friends and Jordan Wallace-Wolf of UCLA. Special Thanks to: especially Christy Harrington for lending us her narration skills, to Bill Harrington, Owen Roth, Max Feiler, Garvey Peterson, and of course, the inimitable Dustin Rainey. Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.acast.com/reductio/s01e03-the-trolley-problem-and-its-discontents Please Rate and Review Us! ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Readings...

Duration:01:09:22

s01e02: Aristotle's Reductio

3/7/2020
In which Andrew explores Aristotle's reductio proof for the existence of a god-like "prime mover". Joined by Stanford's Michael Fitzpatrick. Episode Link for sharing https://shows.acast.com/reductio/aristotles-reductio Reductio on iTunes ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Reductio on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/reductio Hi-Phi Nation https://hiphination.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:47:06

AudioSophia 2 - "Autonomy and Aesthetic Engagement"

1/29/2020
A portrait of Joyce to go with the theme of Nguyen's work. This is an unabridged audio rendition of a work of academic philosophy. It is accessible in content, but be forewarned: it's long and was not written for a public audience. It's not the normal style of Reductio, so we've set it apart as part of a series called "AudioSophia". I hope you enjoy it! Thi Nguyen's Website: https://objectionable.net/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:56:08

s01e01: What the Heck is a Reductio?

1/19/2020
In which Andrew explores the namesake of the podcast, with expertise on the Flat Earth Hypothesis from Jolyon Johnson and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster with Jessica Gonzalez. Episode Link: https://shows.acast.com/reductio/s01e01 Reductio on iTunes ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Reductio on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/reductio See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:40:51

Monad 10 - Religious Exemptions and Civil Disobedience

11/24/2019
I speak with Brian Hutler about an argument that certain religious exemptions shouldn't be used in certain circumstances. Episode Link to share and for transcript https://shows.acast.com/reductio/monad-10-religious-exemptions-and-civil-disobedience Hutler's Paper https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/papa.12150 Some relevant news...

Duration:00:35:48

Monad 9: Co-Operatism

9/13/2019
In which Andrew discusses a potential economic system in which large businesses are turned into co-ops. Help from Laurie Niles, President of the Board, Chico Natural Foods, Co-Op. Episode Link to share and for transcripts https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-9-co-operatism Our Homepage www.invertedspectrummedia.com Our iTunes page (rate and review please!) ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Our Patreon (Support us!) Reductio: Adventures in Ideas is creating A Podcast...

Duration:00:37:05

Monad 8: Before Birth

8/31/2019
In which Andrew discusses one of his favorite arguments from Plato's Phaedo. Episode Link to Share https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-7-before-birth Our Homepage http://www.invertedspectrummedia.com Our Apple Podcasts Page (Please Rate and Review!) ‎Reductio: Adventures in Ideas on Apple Podcasts Our Patreon Page Reductio: Adventures in Ideas is creating A Podcast about Ideas, Philosophy, and Understanding | Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:14:46

AudioSophia - Bertrand Russell on the Value of Philosophy

8/10/2019
The first in a potential series of high quality audio renditions of available philosophy texts. My current thought is to call the series "AudioSophia" which isn't what I call it in the intro here. What do you think? Honestly, there are better pictures of Russell, but this one was taken at UCLA and so has a special place in my heart. Episode Link to Share https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/audiosophia-russell-value The Text http://www.paulgraham.com/valueofphilosophy.html Our...

Duration:00:16:33

Monad 7: Doctor Andrew Lavin

7/31/2019
Andrew's dissertation is done and ready to be filed! So he celebrated by creating a Monad discussing the basics of his dissertation on Normality. A trailer for Season One too! Episode Link for Sharing and Transcript https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-7-doctor-andrew-lavin Our Homepage www.invertedspectrummedia.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:24:11

Monad 6: Ibn Sina's Floating Person

7/11/2019
In which the thought experiment of the "Floating Man" from Arabic philosopher Ibn Sina is discussed. Are you always necessarily aware of yourself (so long as you are aware of anything at all)? What is the structure of experience? This Episode Link for sharing: https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/ibn-sina Our Homepage: www.invertedspectrummedia.com Our Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/reductio Femi's Music: https://www.femismusic.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:19:24

Monad 5: Zeno and his Paradoxes

6/27/2019
Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-5-zeno-and-his-paradoxes Article on Zeno's Paradoxes and the "Standard Solution" https://www.iep.utm.edu/zeno-par/ Our Patreon Page: Reductio: Adventures in Ideas is creating A Podcast about Ideas, Philosophy, and Understanding | Patreon Our iTunes Page: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reductio-adventures-in-ideas/id1352862928 Our Website: www.invertedspectrummedia.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:17:04

Monad 4: What is Philosophy?

5/24/2019
Andrew explores a simple question that might be overdue at this point: what is philosophy anyways? With contributions from June Brown, Michael Fitzpatrick (and his kitty Cozette), Kimberly Engels, Kelby Peeler, Olufemi Taiwo, and Dean Dominguez. Episode link to share: https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-4-what-is-philosophy Our Patreon Page: Reductio: Adventures in Ideas is creating A Podcast about Ideas, Philosophy, and Understanding | Patreon Our...

Duration:00:19:32

Monad 3 - On Dog Whistles

5/8/2019
In which Andrew talks with JJ Lang about the concept of a "dog whistle"—especially when applied to the political realm—and about recent charges of dog whistling against Rep. Ilhan Omar. Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad3ondogwhistles Lang's piece on which out interview is based: https://theoutline.com/post/7286/the-anatomy-of-a-dogwhistle Inverted Spectrum Media's website: www.invertedspectrummedia.com Our Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/reductio See...

Duration:01:10:31

Monad 2: The Vice of Consistency

4/15/2019
Andrew tries out an argument that it's often best to be inconsistent and so being consistent might not be a good thing in the first place. Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad-2-the-vice-of-consistency Inverted Spectrum Media http://www.invertedspectrummedia.com NPR stories about rebuilding in Santa...

Duration:00:26:56

Monad 1: What's a Monad?

2/12/2019
Andrew takes a deep dive into Leibniz's theory of "monads" to set up a series of Bonus Features playfully called "Monads." Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/monad1 Leibniz's Monadology https://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/leibniz1714b.pdf Inverted Spectrum Media http://www.invertedspectrummedia.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:09

The Trolley Problem

2/26/2018
Episode Link for Sharing https://shows.pippa.io/reductio/the-trolley-problem The Trolley Problem This is a demo I worked up to get you excited about the possibility of a whole season of Reductio. In it, we introduce and think through the Trolley Problem, one of the most accessible and confusing problems in moral philosophy. In season one, we'll expand this episode to include new thought experiments and fresh takes on the original trolley problem. We'll ask the question: how do we get out...

Duration:00:27:26