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Red Letter Philosophy

Oct 29, 2021

What is the appeal of Halloween?  Is it candy?  Is it parties?  Is it scantily dressed women?  Is it fantasy?  Perhaps its appeal can be attributed to something else?  In “The Tomb”, H.P. Lovecraft wrote that, “There is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal."  Perhaps the appeal of Halloween lies in...

Oct 22, 2021

Pascal wrote that, “the whole cause of a man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.”  He also wrote that, “being unable to cure death, wretchedness, and ignorance, men have decided, in order to be happy, not to think about such things.”  In this episode, we look at why we find it...

Oct 8, 2021

In our day, have we sacrificed wisdom for science?  Understanding for calculation?  Mystery for problem solving? Perhaps this is partly why we have eyes but cannot see, and have ears but cannot hear.  On today’s episode of Red Letter Philosophy we contemplate the mystery of reason and reason’s impotence.