• Summary

  • 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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Episodes
  • Our Present Dark Age

    Jul 6 2021

    The best explanation for the current madness of the world is that we're in a dark age and have been for at least a century. The epistemic standards of the 20th century were not high enough to overcome social, psychological, and political entropy.

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    20 mins
  • Ep. 103 - "Mad at Mathematicians" | Isaac Morehouse

    Jan 21 2021

    A couple of months ago, my friend Isaac Morehouse asked me to talk about the philosophy of mathematics and why I consider it so important.

    Appeals to mathematics are everywhere, from COVID lockdowns to NFL play calling, and if our concepts about math are flawed, we make the world a significantly worse place.

     

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    49 mins
  • Ep. 102 - Scientific Progress and Intellectual Schelling Points | Dr. Geoff Anders

    Apr 19 2020
    What does scientific progress look like? Is it steady progress, getting ever closer to the truth? Or does it go through waves?
     
    What about cases where we seem to have lost knowledge or the foundations of a theory we’ve been building on turned out to be wrong? Can that still be useful? Is that still progress?
     
    These are some of the questions I explore with Dr. Geoff Anders.
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    1 hr and 51 mins

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