In this episode we discuss what it means to be a philosopher, how one can become a philosopher, how the present state of academia can help and hinder genuine thinking, and what the future practice of philosophy might look like.
Dr. Jennifer Hart Weed is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. She specializes in Medieval Philosophy and also teaches courses on metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.
In this episode Jim returns to discuss Covid-19 and the future of education, Ancient Greek and early Christian ideas of freedom, discipline, the good life (and how these relate to practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), psychedelic, and the role contemplating death plays in living the good life.
Bradley Campbell is a Professor of Sociology at California State University in Los Angeles. He specializes in the sociology of moral conflict. Much of his past work has focused on the sociology of genocide but he has recently begun to study moral conflict on modern college campuses.
Mark Mercer is Professor of Philosophy, President of Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship, and a public intellectual.