In this weekly podcast join me in learning how to live well. Covering a variety of topics important to life, we will seek to live a life that constantly moves towards human flourishing (eudaimonia). That's generally what we do here.
This week, we will take a look at materialism through the lens of the prevalence of materialism around Christmas. We will also look some at mind-body dualism and monism and the relation of these to materialism.
This week we will discuss morality. We will look at the three main moral systems: deontology, consequentialism, and virtue ethics. We will also see how these can be seen in popular culture through the Avengers movies.
Thanksgiving is this week so it is only fitting that we discuss thankfulness. In this episode, we will consider the nature of thankfulness as well as its connection to optimism. We will also discuss the difference between being "thankful for" and "thankful to."
Seeing as 13 is typically regarded as an unlucky number, I figured we might as well take this week to discuss fate, luck, and free will. We will discuss Voltaire and Tolstoy's arguments against free will and the implications of these.
An essential question that we deal with is: What does it mean to be human? This week, we will look at this question and seek to answer it partially by looking at the states of nature described by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.
This week we will discuss what it is that makes us happy. We will go over several key qualities that these things must have and work to find what actually can lead to our happiness. We will be using some quotes from Pascal to help discover these qualities.
We all desire satisfaction. In this week's episode we will discuss what satisfaction and contentment mean, how they are different, and how they relate to each other. We strive to be content yet never satisfied.
Relative truth commonly comes up in our society's understanding of truth. In this episode, we will discuss what relativism and truth mean, delve a little into what perspectivism is, and discuss what it means to seek after truth.
This week, we will discuss what exactly virtue means, why we should even pursue it, and how to pursue virtue. We will see that virtue is possible in all aspects of life and be challenged to start seeking virtue daily.
In this episode, we will discuss how we often lose track of the present because we are often focused on establishing a future we can never be certain of. We will learn together how to better live in the present by forgetting the future.