The Philosophers Stoned

Happiness

In this episode, we discuss the philosophy of happiness: Is happiness a broad kind of “well-being” including health, career, etc.; or is it a psychological state? Should governments pivot to “happiness-based” policies? And if so, what would those look like? Join us to find out!

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The Doctrine of Double Effect

In this episode, we critique “The Doctrine of Double Effect,” a Medieval philosophical principle first formulated by Thomas Aquinas to justify killing in self defense.

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John Locke

In this episode, we discuss the political philosophy of John Locke.

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UFOs and Skepticism

In this episode, we review the famous skeptic David Hume’s treatise On Miracles, and apply his arguments about eye-witness testimony to reports of UFOs.

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Philosophy in the News!

In this episode we discuss some current events topics from a philosophical perspective, including the Titan sub, the Wagner-PMC rebellion in Russia, and new developments in the search for Consciousness.

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Memory

In this episode, we discuss the philosophy of memory. How can we distinguish our memories from “mere imaginings”?

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Artificial Intelligence

In this episode, we discuss the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and their impact on philosophy, ethics, and the future of humanity.

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Natural Kinds

In this episode, we dive into metaphysics and the philosophy of science to tackle one of philosophy’s oldest problems.

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Egoism and Aristotle

In this episode, we compare Egoism with Aristotle’s theory of happiness. Egoism is a collection of psychological and philospohical theories that together say we are ultimately and always motivated by self interest, and additionally that we morally ought to always act in our own self-interest.

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Technology

In this episode, we discuss the Philosophy of Technology.

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