What makes something beautiful? Why are high-frame-rate movies ugly? Do we have subjective experiences? Notes: https://www.top40philosophy.com/ep41notes Previous episode | Next episode ________ Featured image by Bob Canning, provided on Unsplash.
What is karma, how does it work, and do you have a self? Indian philosophers dialogue with Descartes, Hume, and the Beatles. Notes: https://www.top40philosophy.com/ep40notes Previous episode | Next episode ________ Featured image by Daniele Dalledonne, who provides it under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
While I’m adjusting to my new state and preparing for the upcoming semester, help me figure out which artist we should talk about next.
Zeno’s paradoxes of motion, the US date system, and puzzles about the future. If God knows we’ll be gone in a day or two, will it be impossible to stay?
How accurate are our memories? Does enjoying YA Lit (or “kids’ music”) make you immature? Can you share a fictional person’s experience of the world?
Plagiarism, creativity, and meaning. Soundgarden, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and more help us make sense of some fun and complex issues.