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Patterson in Pursuit

Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Exploring philosophy, politics, religion, and rationalism. Steve Patterson is an independent philosopher currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth. Topics include logic and epistemology, skepticism, metaphysics, ethics, science and religion, truth, Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, culture, economics, the philosophy of mathematics, and every other topic that's important to humans.
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Graham Priest. We talk about the history of logic and the great revisions that took place around the turn of the 20th century.

When logic met math, both disciplines changed, for better or worse.

Mar 18, 2018

My conversation with Dr. Graham Priest, who is best known for his defense of dialetheism - the idea that some contradictions are true.

We talk about logic, metaphysics, the relationship between the two, and focus on the liar's paradox in particular.

Mar 11, 2018

This is my breakdown of David Chalmers' interview on the Closer to Truth Series - about metaphysics and ontology. Are there entities in the world, or is there just stuff? Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0QPWQR5f9Q

Mar 4, 2018

If animals can suffer, does that make it immoral to eat meat?

I'm joined again by Dr. Mike Huemer to help me answer this question. He has recently released a series of four dialogues on the topic, which address many of the issues we talk about in this episode.

Also covered: free will, empathy, and whether the nutritional value of meat changes our ethical judgments. 

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