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Retrieving Reason Podcast

Retrieving Reason Podcast

By Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton
A philosophy podcast focusing on the foundation of epistemology.
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ASU West talk on the Abandonment of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton, Ph.D. introduces the new podcast series and book project "Abandonment of Reason" in this online talk presented to the Arizona State University West campus philosophy club on October 23, 2020. 
54:55
October 24, 2020
Announcing The Abandonment of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton announces a new project for the Retrieving Reason podcast. She will explore the history of epistemology from Nietzsche to now in a series that she hopes to develop into a book called "The Abandonment of Reason." Subscribe to her channel to be sure to get all the episodes. A video of the announcement may be found on Kelly's YouTube channel. 
08:37
June 8, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 15: Reason is Fundamental
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses how reason is fundamental to other aspects of human personality, such as emotion and will. She explores how reason, when affirmed, is the source of our greatest good, and when denied, is the source of our greatest misery. A video version of the podcast may be found on Kelly's YouTube channel. 
25:24
June 8, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 14: Reason is Transcendental
In this episode of Retrieving Reason, Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses reason as transcendental - it is authoritative and self-attesting. It cannot be questioned but makes questioning possible. You can find the video version of the podcast on Kelly's YouTube channel. 
20:25
June 8, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 13: Reason is Ontological
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton continues discussing reason in us, rationality, in Retrieving Reason Episode 13. Specifically, she examines how reason is ontological and applies to being as well as to thought.   *note* she mistakenly refers to her book Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism by the wrong title. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Fitzsimmons-Burton/e/B07L54V3M7?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1590199724&sr=8-1 A video version of this podcast may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFTXEjwfC5ODUOuWI34VQOlQ5U9I-NYF
22:55
May 23, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 12: Reason is Natural
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton begins to examine reason in its use in Episode 12 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. In this episode, she discusses how reason is natural, it is an aspect of human nature. It is the basis for common ground in human dialogue.  A video version of this episode may be found on Kelly's YouTube channel. 
17:55
May 16, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 11: The Constructive Use of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton continues the discussion of reason in its use in Episode 11 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. Reason is used to construct a coherent world and life view. She looks at how we use reason to build a system of belief. She addresses the errors of Rationalism and Coherentism. A video version of this podcast may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFTXEjwfC5ODUOuWI34VQOlQ5U9I-NYF
19:33
May 2, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 10: The Interpretive Use of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses reason in its use: The interpretive use of reason in Episode 10 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. She introduces levels of interpretation from basic beliefs, to personality, background, mood, and contextual factors.  You can find the podcast on Kelly's YouTube channel. 
18:49
April 25, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 9: The Critical Use of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses the critical use of reason in episode 9 of Retrieving Reason. Reason is used as a test for meaning. Meaning is more basic than truth. Find the Retrieving Reason podcast on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFTXEjwfC5ODUOuWI34VQOlQ5U9I-NYF
23:32
April 12, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 8: The Formative Use of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton gets into reason in its use in episode 8 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. She discusses the formative use of reason and concepts, judgments, and arguments. She prepares for next week's discussion of the critical use of reason.  The Retrieving Reason Podcast can be found on most podcast platforms. You can find the podcast on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/zfsiHjy79Zs
19:46
April 5, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 7: A Definition of Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton gives a definition of reason in episode 7 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. She contrasts reason with non-reason and entertains several objections to reason, the laws of thought. Find the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4ouxhXKeRyQ
21:02
March 28, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 6: Some Things Are Clear To Reason
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton goes over the arguments that some things are clear, the basic things are clear, and the basic things are clear to reason in this episode of Retrieving Reason Podcast. You can find the video version of this podcast at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFTXEjwfC5ODUOuWI34VQOlQ5U9I-NYF
19:23
March 22, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 5: The Definition of Knowledge
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses the definition of knowledge as "justified true belief" as codified by Edmund Gettier. She then contrasts the JTB definition of knowledge with Plato's "true opinion with an account" definition. She entertains some objections and responses from Gettier and Alvin Plantinga. In the end, she claims that there is hope for attaining knowledge.  Find my books here.  Find my YouTube channel here. 
25:04
March 7, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 3: Protoepistemology
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton continues the Retrieving Reason Podcast with Episode 3: Protoepistemology. This is a ground-clearing exercise in preparation for good thinking. You may find a video recording of this podcast on Kelly's YouTube channel.
26:11
March 7, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 4: Common Ground
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses common ground, the methodological starting point for thought and discourse in Episode 4 of Retrieving Reason. Common ground includes reason, integrity, the Principle of Clarity, and Rational Presuppositionalism. She anticipates the next episode in which she will discuss the definition of knowledge. You may also find this podcast on Kelly's YouTube channel.
20:32
March 4, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 2: Foundation and Logos
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton discusses Philosophy and Epistemology in relation to foundation and logos in Episode 2 of Retrieving Reason Podcast.
20:04
March 4, 2020
Retrieving Reason Episode 1: Introduction
Retrieving Reason Podcast is a new series of podcast recordings by Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton. In this episode, she introduces the larger project to a live audience at Arizona State University. New episodes will be uploaded weekly here and on Kelly's YouTube channel.
01:32:23
March 4, 2020