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Episode 73 – “It’s a Good Life”

I characterized “The Mind and the Matter” as grappling with Leibniz’s answer to the questions: “Why is there something rather than nothing” and “Why is it this way rather than some other way.” I said that Leibniz’s answer was that … Continue reading

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Episode 65 – “The Obsolete Man”

“The Obsolete Man” shows us a possible future way in which society is organized, and people are governed. Where people attempt to live together, and, as Hume noted, there are limited but not dire resources, we may enact rules which … Continue reading

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Episode 63 – “The Mind and the Matter”

Leibniz (1646-1716) asked two fundamental questions: (1) Why is there something rather than nothing? and (2) Why is it this way and not some other way? Leibniz argues that if the actual world is the product of an omnipotent, omniscient, … Continue reading

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Episode 57 – “The Prime Mover”

There’s a long tradition in the history of philosophy, going back at least to Aristotle, of arguing for the existence of a prime mover. If there are things that move, and there are, then there are other things that made … Continue reading

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