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.
Are there exceptions to the so-called "non-aggression principle," which says that it is never justified to initiate force against a peaceful person?
In some circumstances, could it be justified to use physical force on somebody that doesn't consent? What qualifies as "consent" in the first place?
This is part 1 of my breakdown of Episode 50 - my conversation with Stephan Kinsella. In the future, I'll release a second breakdown of our conversation about argumentation ethics.
Ambiguity is part of language. Words do not have objective definitions; they mean whatever you want them to mean.
You don't hear or see words - you hear sounds and see blobs of color that qualify as "words" by your own conceptual criteria.
What if a technology existed that allowed anybody in the world to trade with anybody else in the world - whatever they want, whenever they want, and without permission from anybody else.
What would the world look like? What would the political and economic implications be?
That technology is currently being created, and my very own brother has co-founded a company to develop it.
100% of the space that we experience is space within our representation of the world. Does that imply space is only in our heads?
Should Ayn Rand be taken seriously? She created a philosophy called "Objectivism", but until recent years, it hasn't been gotten much attention from professional philosophers.
How does Objectivism answer basic questions in epistemology and metaphysics?
To help me learn, I've invited Dr. David Kelley to come on the show. He's the founder of the Atlas Society and has been promoting Objectivism for more than 25 years.
Do you see the world, or do you see your representation of the world?
What's the purpose of meditation? What is the nature of the mind? What is the nature of the self? I got to ask these questions to a Buddhist monk while in Chiang Mai, Thailand.