• The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir – Iseult Gillespie
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    The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir – Iseult Gillespie

    At the age of 21, Simone de Beauvoir became the youngest person to take the philosophy exams at France’s most esteemed university. She passed with flying colors. But as soon as she mastered the rules of philosophy, she wanted to break them. She’d been schooled on Plato’s Theory of Forms, which dismissed the physical world as a flawed reflection of higher truths and unchanging ideals. But for de Beauvoir, earthly life was enthralling, sensual, and anything but static. Her desire to explore the physical world to its fullest would shape her life, and eventually, inspire a radical new philosophy. Endlessly debating with her romantic and intellectual partner Jean Paul Sartre,…

  • If Christ Dies as Proxy for All Humanity, Why Isn’t Universal Salvation the Result?
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    If Christ Dies as Proxy for All Humanity, Why Isn’t Universal Salvation the Result?

    The question I have is, if the basis on which Jesus becomes our proxy pertains to the Incarnation and potentially baptism, would that not entail that he stands in as proxy for all humanity, and therefore all humanity is atoned? Yes; this is a very very interesting question. Again, one of the objections raised by Socinus says that if Christ died for all persons and paid the penalty for their sins, then why isn’t universal salvation the result? Why are some people still damned? This is not an objection to penal substitution as such; this is an argument concerning the extent of the atonement. And reformed theologians like [inaudible] actually…

  • Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)
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    Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)

    Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts, I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: Joining us today is Elizabeth Anderson. She’s the Arthur F. Thurnau professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She was, I believe, one of the earliest guests on this show. Trevor Burrus: Definitely the first 30 or so, I would say. Aaron Powell: Yeah, so welcome back to Free Thoughts, Professor Anderson. Elizabeth Anderson: [00:00:30] It’s great to be back. Aaron Powell: So today, we’re talking about your newest book, Private Government, How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don’t Talk About…

  • Entropy: The Universal Disorder | A conversation with Dr Mark Hocknull
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    Entropy: The Universal Disorder | A conversation with Dr Mark Hocknull

    Hi there [Hey] and that was of the science and eternity team and this is the science and eternity podcast where we explore the relationship between groundbreaking science and the human experience this time we’re going to be looking at decay but on a universal level we’re actually gonna be looking at entropy and with me to discuss it I have Mark Hocknull, Mark would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself please sure my name is Mark Hocknull and I’m principal lecturer in philosophy at the University of Lincoln and I actually lead the degree in philosophy there at the university it’s a degree it’s been going…

  • Entropy: The Universal Disorder | Science & Eternity
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    Entropy: The Universal Disorder | Science & Eternity

    I think when faced with the prospect of our old age, we can’t help but feel like decay is inevitable. And I think technology might provide the ability to delay that decay, but can we ultimately stop the decay that seems to inevitably come with the passage of time? I think tech is part of the answer, technology is part of the answer, science is part of the answer – but it can never be the whole answer, because whenever science or technology makes progress, inevitably it brings with it negative consequences. We can reach out to space with rockets, we can use that same technology to deliver warheads, and…

  • If Your preaching is universal, why do You appear to be Hindu?
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    If Your preaching is universal, why do You appear to be Hindu?

    Why do Your photographs on Your website show You mostly as a Hindu even though You preach about Universal Spirituality? Swami replied: Universal Spirituality or Universal Religion is like the central government of India and the specific religion followed by any person, is like the state government of any one state in India. The citizen belongs to both the central and state governments simultaneously. This means that you can be a follower of Universal Religion while still being a follower of your own religion. Universal Religion pervades all religions in the world. It means that you can continue to follow your own religion. There is no need to convert to…

  • Can Universal Basic Income End Our Cultural Obsession With Work? | Philosopher Andrew Taggart
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    Can Universal Basic Income End Our Cultural Obsession With Work? | Philosopher Andrew Taggart

    ‘Total work’ was a term coined by Josef Pieper, a lesser known German philosopher from the 20th century, and he was concerned that after World War II there would be a time of total work. By that I take him to mean that work comes to be the center around which the world turns. Human beings start to see themselves chiefly as workers, and the entirety of life becomes more and more work, or work like. To see this we can begin to examine a number of what I might call tightening conditions. So the first condition would be the centrality of work. We’ve come to think that work is…

  • Ben Shapiro: Telos, Responsibility and Cultivation
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    Ben Shapiro: Telos, Responsibility and Cultivation

    I’m here today with Ben Shapiro. Ben and I met about eight months ago, eh? He came up to Toronto and gave a rousing talk and… Talk about political correctness at that point, quite a politically appointed political talk, and I got a couple of questions for you. One is what are you planning to do in 2018? What do you want to see happen in 2018, personally? And what are you aiming at, and why? So I’m aiming at broadening the reach of the the political messages that I espouse and the messages of, I think, personal responsibility and virtue that I try to espouse. I’m also working on…