The Philosophers Stoned

Episode 9: How (not) To Be Batman

In this episode, we discuss Jordan’s slow descent into madness, how pain and suffering are just opportunities waiting to be exploited, the myriad of differences between Batman and white nationalist vigilantes, and finally the moral value of animals.

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Episode 8: The Experience Machine

In 1974, Robert Nozick proposed a virtual reality machine that would allow a person to experience a life of their choosing. Whatever scenario you want, the machine will let you experience it with all your senses. The only caveat is that after you go in, you can never leave, and you won’t know it’s a…

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Episode 7: And Justice For All!

Holy bong rips Batman! In this episode you get what you fucking deserve, Murray. And you don’t get what you don’t fucking deserve. That’s right, it’s all about JUSTICE this week. From Hammurabi to John Rawls, step inside our hot boxed time machine for a journey through JUSTICE.

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Episode 6: Personal Identity

Since the dawn of time, human beings have asked the same question: If a surgeon slices your brain in half and puts one half in one robot body and puts the other half in a different robot body, and both halves have all your memories, beliefs, and personality, which one is you?

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Episode 5: Magic Mushrooms and Deep Ecology

Whooooa dude! In this episode Sam eats magic mushrooms and teaches Jordan about deep ecology, the theory that nature itself has objective moral value and we’re all part of one big holistic system thing man!

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Episode 4: Descartes C’est Un Jerk! (with Andrew Crone)

Sam and Jordan are joined by the great comedian Andrew Crone to discuss philosophy of mind, consciousness, and why Descartes is a douche!

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Episode 3: Flat Earth

In this bamboozling episode, Jordan and Sam discuss the philosophy of the Flat Earth movement and compare it to ancient philosophical skepticism.

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Episode One: St. Thomas A-Quaint-Ass

In this miraculous first episode, our holy hosts discuss the nearly sinless life of Catholicisms’ number one big brain of all time, St. Thomas Aquinas.

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