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SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.

SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.
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SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective.




#TCOD (The Constraints Of Diagrams) --- SynTalk

Imagine taking a step forward, then a step to the right, & then a step back – where are you now? Do you have to reason for this, & how ‘far’ can you go? How are diagrammatic reasoning and representation different? Are diagrams for domains that can be represented spatially? Are mental images an internal perceptual representation shared by both internal and external inputs? Do (explicit) symbols make cognition possible? Is our cognitive architecture multi-modal? Can the blind use diagrams? How...

Duration: 01:14:08

#TAAF (The Alienation And Freedom) --- SynTalk

Are you free if thoughts just occur to you? Is alienation – as loss of a sense of belonging and subjectivity – a phenomenon of modernity? Is freedom contra-causal and spontaneous? Is it truly in human nature to be free? Are people ‘already’ free? Do you exercise your freedom in the Market? Is all of production voluntary? Is production a form of fulfillment? Is leisure (without work), then, a threat to freedom? Are you overworked and overspent? Are your desires yours? Are we accumulating...

Duration: 01:18:27

#TFOT (The Fantasy Of Translation) --- SynTalk

#TFOT (The Fantasy Of Translation) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:11:50

#TEAE (The Eras And Epochs) --- SynTalk

Can you be a revolutionary? Might concrete events have causes, but not history? What drives the world? Does history develop (or progress?) in stages? Is the end there at the beginning? Are we moving from ‘less free’ to ‘more free’? Are eras and epochs merely intellectual constructs, & always retrospective? Does human mind create different visions of the same era? How did human wants increase for the formulaic economic human to emerge? What role did trade play? Is creative technology an...

Duration: 01:18:46

#TCOA (The Coordination Of Affairs) --- SynTalk

#TCOA (The Coordination Of Affairs) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:11:50

#TROI (The Role Of Interfaces) --- SynTalk

#TROI (The Role Of Interfaces) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:14:04

#TKOP (The Kinds Of Pain) --- SynTalk

Do you have a pain of 9? Do you malinger? 'Where' does it hurt, & when? Do you want to be admitted to a hospital? Do you want attention? Are you suffering from loneliness? Do you need morphine? Is pain subjective, & always multidimensional? Is the brain always a part of any pain experience? Is pain a disease? How can it be assessed? Can there be patients without diseases, and diseases without patients? Can groups experience pain? Is treating the pain different from treating the disease? Do...

Duration: 01:07:20

#TPAC (The Paradoxes And Contradictions) --- SynTalk

How does your tongue taste? What do you take for granted? Can you create randomness? Do you act in the continuum? Can you then reason about racing a tortoise ahead of you? Is there something common to most paradoxes? Can all paradoxes be ‘stated’? Do paradoxes owe something to the nature of Reality? Are dilemma, doubt, disbelief, paradoxes, & contradictions in the same class? Do we necessarily need faith before reasoning? Is there a reasoning process that does not lead to paradoxes? Why...

Duration: 01:11:45

#TPAV (The Price And Value) - - - SynTalk

Do people bet on horses when they bet on horses? What does money 'do'? Does money fundamentally deal with the future? Why don't we have a market in people anymore? Isn’t Market an elaborate barter system? How do different things commensurate with each other? Does price make value observable? Is the world created by labour? Can labour be the scale for pricing? Can Market solve ‘all’ problems? Is price always embedded in a broader system of values? Why is Copenhagen racing different from...

Duration: 01:18:12

#SynToy_World --- SynTalk

#SynToy_World --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 00:02:59

#TIIH (The Invisible Invisible Hand) --- SynTalk

#TIIH (The Invisible Invisible Hand) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:17:00

#TSAS (The Saying And Showing) --- SynTalk

#TSAS (The Saying And Showing) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:12:05

#TLGAG (The Local Global And Glocal) --- SynTalk

#TLGAG (The Local Global And Glocal) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:13:39

#TKAK (The Kith And Kin) --- SynTalk

#TKAK (The Kith And Kin) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:15:04

#TPOE (The Properties Of Events) --- SynTalk

Did H. M. lead an eventless life? How was your last beach holiday? How do languages make events granular? Can events in texts be ‘inferred’ computationally? Do events always occur in the past? Is evental time modal? Are events objects? Are places facts? Is a decaying apple evental? Are all events spatiotemporal? How do recent events become long term episodic memories or facts? Are events and facts stored in the same region? Are space and time encoded differently? What is the role of...

Duration: 01:13:04

#TSAP (The Separations And Partitions) --- SynTalk

#TSAP (The Separations And Partitions) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:12:19

#TCOE (The Conundrums Of Embodiment) --- SynTalk

Do you despise your body? Can the body be a source of transcendence? Can one, however, have nothing but only the body? Are we embedded in this world as bodies with other objects, texts, rituals, spectators, and bodies? Is everybody also a biological, physical, social, & political object? Do you see yourself through the eyes of others? Can there be The (disembodied) View from Nowhere? Is it possible to experience the body as the object and subject fused together? Why do we watch dance? Why...

Duration: 01:08:39

#THOE (The Habits Of Experience) --- SynTalk

#THOE (The Habits Of Experience) --- SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:07:18

#TBOE (The Beginnings Of Ethics) --- SynTalk

Do you live without regrets? Do you spontaneously follow rules? How did we first know if something is right or wrong? Does moral reasoning always progress in stages? Is this process always culture-relative? Can ethics, then, ever be universal? Must all ethical dualities be collapsed? Does bad become good when slaves become masters? Does our resentment for those with power give us satisfaction? Can we buy goodness? Does morality need faith? Must we behave decently even if existence is...

Duration: 01:11:17

#TCOC (The Cusps Of Creativity) - - - SynTalk

#TCOC (The Cusps Of Creativity) - - - SynTalk by SynTalk

Duration: 01:12:30

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