My conversation with Oscar Martin, a Catholic priest in Panama City, Panama. We cover many topics – the church, the sacraments, faith, love, hierarchy, and community. I don’t know much about Catholicism, so this is my attempt to try to discover some of the basics.
Philosophy in the real world. Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, politics, religion, science, economics, mathematics, spirituality, and every other important topic. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he’s currently traveling the world to interview professors, theologians, monks, and everybody else who is passionate about the world of ideas.
Patrick Byrne is known as the founder and CEO of Overstock.com. However, few people know that he also has a PhD in Philosophy from Stanford.
In this interview, we talk about ethics – both business and personal. He shares some of his most fundamental values in life.
We also cover his analysis of the “social justice” phenomenon.
JP Sears is known for his “ultra-spiritual” satirical videos. However, he’s not just a satirist. Turns out, he’s actually a serious life-coach with interesting ideas who actually believes many of the things he satirizes.
In this interview, we talk about his worldview and ideas about spirituality and religion, and I share some of my thoughts on the subject.
If you can sort through the dirt and dogma, there is truth to be found in the spiritual side of life.
Science has flaws. We must discover and acknowledge them if we want to avoid dogmatic thinking. Too many people dismiss skepticism about the rigor of modern science as “anti-intellectual.” They overlook serious problems with the scientific method in practice.
I am joined this week by Brian Earp, the author of the excellent article “The Unbearable Asymmetry of Bullshit”
It’s easy to dismiss any insights while gained in an altered state as “crazy”. But there might be more going on.
Drugs seem to make people naturally more philosophic; they shake you from your regular framework, which might be what people need in order to grasp the truth from a new direction.
But of course, drug use comes with its own risks. I’ve seen too many people whose wires have crossed after taking a few too many magic mushrooms. Use at your own risk.