PEL Presents PvI#46: Seize the Day How Exactly? w/ Nick Riggle
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
15h ago
What does the shortness of our lives and the beauty of the world actually entail in terms of behavior and philosophy? Nick is a former pro skater who teaches philosophy at U. of San Diego and has written This Beauty about this question. Mark and Bill engage Nick via car wash planning, the appearance of Bill's imaginary friend, Groundhog Day, and other invitations to awesomeness. Mark philosophizes at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Bill improvises (and teaches) at chicagoimprovstudio.com. Hear more at philosophyimprov.com. Support the podcast to get all our post-game discussions and other bonus stu ..read more
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Ep. 309: Wittgenstein On Certainty (Part Two)
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
6d ago
Continuing to discuss On Certainty, we get deeply into textual quotes. How does he actually respond to Moore's argument about his hand? How does he extend his account to talk about mathematical and scientific statements? Is Wittgenstein a pragmatist? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion including a new Nightcap discussion that talks more about Wittgenstein. Check out the Tolkien Road Podcast at TolkienRoad.com. Keep up to date with the PEL 4/15 NYC live show at partiallyexaminedlife.com/liveshow ..read more
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PEL Presents PMP#143: Pinocchio the Unfilmable (Yet Frequently Filmed)
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
6d ago
Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn, and Al discuss the original 1883 freaky children's story and consider the recent rush of film versions, from a new Disney/Robert Zemikis CGI take to Guillermo del Toro's stop-motion passion project to a heavily costumed Italian version by Matteo Garrone. Why do people keep remaking this story, and how has the original moral of "be a good boy and obey" changed over the years? For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by subscribing via Apple Podcasts to the Mark Lintertainment Channel. If you like this podcast, try The Social ..read more
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Ep. 309: Wittgenstein On Certainty (Part One)
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1w ago
Discussing the notes Ludwig Wittgenstein made at the end of his life in 1951 that were published as On Certainty in 1969. Can we coherently doubt propositions like "physical objects exist," "the world is more than 50 years old," and "this is my hand"? Wittgenstein looks at these questions via his framework of language games. Is doubting one of these a legitimate move in a game? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Check out the Overthink podcast and Conversations with Coleman. Attend our live show i ..read more
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Ep. 308: Moore's Proof of Mind-Independent Reality (Part Two)
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
2w ago
We quickly complete our treatment of G.E. Moore’s "Proof of the External World" (1939) and move on to consider "Certainty" (1941). Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and first crack at tickets for PEL Live in Manhattan on April 15. Sponsors: Check out the Weird Studies podcast at weirdstudies.com. Get a highly effective donation of up to $100 matched at Givewell.org, pick PODCAST and enter THE PARTIALLY EXAMINED LIFE at checkout ..read more
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PEL Presents Philosophy vs. Improv #45: Meaningful Road Trips w/ Dee Bradley Baker
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
2w ago
Voice actor Dee, who has a background in both improv and stand-up, talks to Mark and Bill about the meaning of life and engages in THREE scenes all about a parent trying to get some kids into a vehicle and on the road. Also, does COVID cause ennui? Mark philosophizes at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Bill improvises (and teaches) at chicagoimprovstudio.com. Hear more at philosophyimprov.com. Support the podcast to get all our post-game discussions and other bonus stuff. Sponsor: Check out Killed to Death, an improvised true crime podcast ..read more
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PEL Presents NEM#187: Eszter Balint Interprets Her Past
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
3w ago
Eszter is an actor/musician, gaining initial fame starring in Jim Jarmusch's first major film Stranger Than Paradise (1984). She has released four albums of often autobiographical songs since 1998. We discuss "The First Day" (and end by listening to "Freaks") from I Hate Memory (2022) feat. Stew and Syd Straw; this album has been made into a stage show. We then turn to "Exit at 63" from Airless Midnight (2015) and "Almost Gone" from Flicker (1998). The introduction is the theme from her debut film, Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You." For more, see eszterbalint.com. Hear more Nakedly ..read more
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PREMIUM-PEL Nightcap 2022 Wrap-Up
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1M ago
Recorded by Mark, Wes, and Dylan before our Moore discussion, we play one more listener appreciation clip that leads us into an examination of whether you listeners should try to read the texts we cover yourselves. If you're not hearing the full version of this part of the discussion, sign up via one of the options described at partiallyexaminedlife.com/support ..read more
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PEL Presents Philosophy vs. Improv #44: Stand-Up vs. Improv w/ Matty Goldberg
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1M ago
As our first stand-up comedian (albeit one on sabbatical) guest, Matty has inspired us to largely ignore the philosophy on this one and instead look at these two different ways of producing comedy. Do the motivations of improv folks and comics differ? Which group is more annoying? Mark philosophizes at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Bill improvises (and teaches) at chicagoimprovstudio.com. Hear more at philosophyimprov.com. Support the podcast to get all our post-game discussions and other bonus stuff, including a video version of this episode. Sponsor: Check out the A Pastor and a Philosopher Wal ..read more
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Ep. 307: G.E. Moore Defends Common Sense (Part Two)
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1M ago
Continuing on "A Defense of Common Sense" (1925). Moore argues that physical facts are not dependent on minds and considers the various ways of analyzing the act of seeing and identifying your hand. Yes, he really does this! Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion including our year-end Nightcap discussion. Sponsors: Check out The Mad Scientist Podcast at themadscientistpodcast.com. Get a highly effective donation of up to $100 matched at Givewell.org, pick PODCAST and enter THE PARTIALLY EXAMINED LIFE ..read more
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