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Red Letter Philosophy

Jun 18, 2021

“This is the end, beautiful friend” - James Morrison.

All endings may be deaths, but not all deaths are endings. And so it it is with this episode. We say goodbye to season three and our focus on beauty. We will always incorporate beauty into our episodes, but it won’t be our focus after this episode. So, today we...

Jun 18, 2021

Marcus Aurelius may have been the only philosopher-king in history. In today’s episode we contemplate the fatherly advise of the philosopher-king. What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to be manly? Why does it matter? These questions and more on this episode of Red Letter Philosophy.

Jun 4, 2021

In this, the penultimate episode of season three, we finish our discussion of Kant’s philosophy of beauty. In this discussion, we come to see that through the contemplation of beauty, our powers of perception are deepened. We come to see that not all of reality can be captured in utilitarian and materialist terms.