Ep. 342: Zhuangzi on Knowledge and Virtue (Part One)
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
2d ago
More on the Zhuangzi, books 1-6 and 17-19 with guest Theo Brooks. We discuss epistemology (Can we know the mind of someone else? How can virtue make truth more accessible?), metaphysics (Is the world constantly changing such that we can't actually refer to anything? Does each thing somehow contain its opposite in virtue of being defined by its contrast with all that it is not?), and ethics (What constitutes the Utmost Person, i.e. the sage?). Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Learn about our new ..read more
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PEL Presents PMP#173: Cowboy Beyoncé? (Cross-Genre Music)
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
3d ago
Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn, and Al look at pop music and the idea of genre. BeyoncĂ© is beloved enough that she can do whatever she wants to musically, but the response to her Cowboy Carter album among country music listeners has been pretty critical. Is it real country, and what is it to even ask that question? Is gate-keeping about your favorite genre always stupid? For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by subscribing via Apple Podcasts to the Mark Lintertainment Channel. Sponsor: Get 50% off your first box of ready-to-eat meals and 20% off y ..read more
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Ep. 341 Supplemental: Zhuangzi for Closereads Evergreen Network Launch
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1w ago
Mark and Wes read through and discuss the first couple of pages of ch. 19, "Fathoming Life," following up on ep. 341. How does Daoism compare to Stoicism, Aristotelianism, and Existentialism? How can being a Daoist sage keep one from harm? How is a really effective cicada catcher such a sage? Get more on Zhuangzi at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Sign up for the new Closereads public feed at evergreen.com/closereadsphilosophy, and check out Evergreen's other cool shows. For an ad-free experience with many extra episodes, sign up to support Closereads at patreon.com/closereadsphilosophy, or combine ..read more
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PEL Presents PvI#75: The Alien Literally Has Two Faces w/ Bran Peacock
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1w ago
The Hitchhikers and Appetizers co-host joins Mark and Bill to talk about cultural relativism. We talk about foreign-ness, what parts of ethics seem to apply to all cultures, the Museum of Soup, pushing back tactfully in a scene, and more. In my culture, listening to this episode while in a work meeting is polite. 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, a video version of the podcast, and other bonus stuff ..read more
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Ep. 341: Guest Karyn Lai on Daoism in the Zhuangzi
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
2w ago
Mark, Dylan, Seth, and Theo Brooks discuss the Zhuangzi (ca. 325 BCE) UNSW Sydney prof. Karyn, co-author of the History of Philosophy Podcast Chinese series. We talk through Daoist advice about virtue, political action, perspectivism, and more. Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Learn about our new book at partiallyexaminedlife.com/book ..read more
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Ep. 340: Brian Ellis on the Implications of Essentialism (Part Two)
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
3w ago
Concluding on The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism (2002) with guest Chris Heath. Are we OK with the metaphysical necessity of natural laws? How do Ellis' mind-independent fundamental objects in the world relate to higher level things, whether biological species or human nature or even things like colors? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Sponsor: Get a $1/month e-commerce trial at shopify.com/pel. Get the new PEL book at partiallyexaminedlife.com/book ..read more
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PEL Presents NEM#215: Lynn Drury's New Orleans Emotionality
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
3w ago
Singer-songwriter Lynn has released 10 albums since 2001. We discuss the title track (and listen at the end to "I Waited Too Long") from High Tide (2024), "11:11" from Rise of the Fall (2017), and "Drugstore" from Crossing Frequencies (2001). Intro: "City Life" from Sugar on the Floor (2011). Hear more at lynndrury.com. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Support us on Patreon ..read more
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PEL Presents PMP#172: Curb Larry David's Shtick
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by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
3w ago
The incredible post-Seinfeld improvised sit-com Curb Your Enthusiasm has had its finale, and so Mark, Lawrence, Sarah and Al reflect on its format, its characters, its way of exploring puzzles of modern manners, its treatment of race and gender, and more. Was it too repetitive? Did it get too contrived? For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by subscribing via Apple Podcasts to the Mark Lintertainment Channel. Sponsor: Get 50% off your first box of ready-to-eat meals at FactorMeals.com/pretty50 (use code pretty50 ..read more
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Ep. 340: Brian Ellis on the Implications of Essentialism (Part One)
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1M ago
Continuing on The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism. Ellis' essentialism about physics and chemistry says that, for example, atoms of various elements are truly and unambiguously different and behave in ways that make them what they are. What does this entail? Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Learn about our new book at partiallyexaminedlife.com/book ..read more
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PEL 15th Anniversary and Book Release
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
by Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey
1M ago
Your four hosts plus book editor Chris Sunami reflect on doing the podcast for 15 years and making the new book, which you should order on April 25. Plus, the three rules, future ambitions, and more. Get more at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to get ad-free episodes and tons of bonus discussion. Sponsor: Get a $1/month e-commerce trial at shopify.com/pel. Learn more about the book at partiallyexaminedlife.com/book ..read more
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