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Red Letter Philosophy

Feb 24, 2023

Bishop George Berkeley was one of the three great British Empiricists.  His view, Esse Est Percipi (To be is to be perceived), is as infamous as Descartes’ view, Cogito Ego Sum (I think, I am).  In this episode we imbibe the thoughts of one of the most peculiar philosophers of all-time.  Drink up!

Feb 10, 2023

Philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote that, “the heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”  In this episode we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day by contemplating the heart.  In particular, we read and reflect upon H.P. Lovecraft’s poem, "A Garden".

Feb 3, 2023

John Locke was first of the great British Empiricists.  Locke, and the empiricists who came after him, rejected the philosophy of the rationalists.  In this episode, we uncork the empiricists, and drink in their philosophy.  Truth, reality and Locke, on this week’s Red Letter Philosophy.