Ep. 31 Notes (“What It’s Like,” by Everlast)

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The Song

“What It’s Like,” by Everlast

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Songs

“Jump,” by Kriss Kross

“Jump Around,” House of Pain

“Lose Yourself,” by Eminem

“The Red,” by Chevelle

“She Blinded Me with Science,” by Thomas Dolby


Information I draw on in this episode can be found at the following links.


The Wikipedia article on “What It’s Like.”

The Billboard Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs.

The Billboard Alternative Songs Charts for 1998 and 1999.

Everlast’s chart history page on Billboard.com.

Philosophical Sources


The Wikipedia article on Frank Jackson.

A PDF of Frank Jackson’s, “What Mary Didn’t Know,” The Journal of Philosophy, 1986, which gives a good presentation of Jackson’s argument.

Martine Nida-Rümelin, “Qualia: The Knowledge Argument,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

An interview where Frank Jackson talks about his change of mind.


The Wikipedia Article on Thomas Nagel.

A PDF of Thomas Nagel’s, “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” The Philosophical Review, 1974.

Nagel’s latest book, which deals with the same issue.


Alexandra J. Pell, Truth and Being: Heidegger’s Turn to Poetry, Trinity College, 2012.

Michael Wheeler, “Martin Heidegger,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Iain Thomson, “Heidegger’s Aesthetics,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy

My post on the difference between Analytic and Continental philosophy.

My post on the different ways that Analytic, Continental, and Historical philosophers often “refute” others.


My posts on the “intralinked” nature of poetry.

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