“What’s Up With Science, Part 2: Thoughts on Evolution.” Peter Thiel lists to ask, “What do you believe that almost no one else believes.” That’s the start. The hard part is to talk about it, and that is discouraged in today’s world. We look at some ideas, and one is evolution driven by patterns. Download this episode (right click and …
“What’s Up With Science?” We recently had a march for science — ok, most of us are in favor of science, but it looked like that was really a march to support political correctness and to protect big funding for labs that do — who knows what? “Science” has become a buzz word for one’s favorite politics. Let’s look into …
“What Ever Happened to the 60s?” For those of us who lived through the 1960s, we each had our own experiences — there were many 60s, some appreciated, some not. For me there was individuality, freedom, expression, openness to other cultures (particularly Eastern cultures), exploration of alternative realities and consciousness. All of which are under repression today. The oppressive hand …
“Part 2: John David Ebert and French Post Modern Thought.” Today we again visit with Ebert to discuss French Post Modern Thought. Previously we talked about Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze, and Derrida.
Visionaries – 04.17.17 April 17, 2017
“What Happened to the Enlightenment?” The late 1700s was the most momentous period in human history—the first time that there was an attempt to create people and a society based on knowledge and reason rather than on tradition. Why is that attempt under such vicious attack, particularly on college campuses?
“John David Ebert and French Post Modern Thought.” Today we again visit with Ebert to discuss Jacques Lacan (the unconscious is structured like a language and the ego is a fiction), Michel Foucault (the cross sectional analysis of Western society with its four ages), Gilles Deleuze (the rhizome vs. the arborescent; the virtuality of the Idea that incarnates in matter; assemblages, flows), and Jacques Derrida (the end of the logocentric age). Find out what “deconstruction” is and about new notions of the “self.” Find Ebert’s 20 books on Amazon, his essays on CulturalDiscourse.com, and his lectures on YouTube and Google+.
What do you believe that almost no one else believes?” This is Peter Thiel’s favorite question when he is interviewing. It helps him find people who think for themselves, something that seems to become more rare every day. For example, look at what Bjorn Lomborg, Matt Ridley, and Michael Crichton have to say about global warming, and then see who else dares say such things. Today we explore the unexplorable.
“More on How to Experience an Archetypal Movie.” In which we continue our discussion of how we experience movies. Look at what Ebert and I have to say on CinemaDiscourse.com.
Visionaries – 03.06.17 March 6, 2017
“Do We Need College, Part 2.” Today we continue our discussion from last week: Suppose an 18-year-old came to you and asked, “I have $100,000+ and 4 years. What should I do with them?” Obviously college is great for some people, but is it the right choice for everyone? More thoughts today.
“Do We Need College?” Suppose an 18-year-old came to you and asked, “I have $100,000+ and 4 years. What should I do with them?” Would you advice them to go to college? Obviously college is great for some people, but is it the right choice for everyone? And if not, what would you advise them to do instead? Today we process thoughts about education.