17 episodes

An exploration of epistemology, philosophy, warranted(?) Christian belief, and various other topics. If you like the dialogue between faith and skepticism, you found the right place.

Check out my website at https://www.robertlwhite.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-rlw-show/support

The Robert L. White Show Robert L White

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

An exploration of epistemology, philosophy, warranted(?) Christian belief, and various other topics. If you like the dialogue between faith and skepticism, you found the right place.

Check out my website at https://www.robertlwhite.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-rlw-show/support

    The Nature of Consciousness (Real Seekers Podcast)

    The Nature of Consciousness (Real Seekers Podcast)

    I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Real Seekers podcast (https://realseekerministries.wordpress.com) to debate the nature of consciousness with Travis (atheist) and Dale (Christian) last week. After a quick intro, I play the episode in full here. Please leave feedback via voice message (link below) or on my website. Thanks!

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    • 2 hr 40 min
    Epistemology: 10 - Knowledge Bracketing

    Epistemology: 10 - Knowledge Bracketing

    In this episode, I describe the most important tool for breaking down and questioning any cherished belief. It's also an indispensable tool for all objective investigation. So what are you waiting for?? Listen already!

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    • 29 min
    Miracles Debate on the Real Seekers Podcast

    Miracles Debate on the Real Seekers Podcast

    I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Real Seekers podcast (https://realseekerministries.wordpress.com) and discussing / debating miracles with Matthew (atheist) and Dale (Christian) last week. After a quick intro, I play the episode in full here. Please leave feedback via voice message (link below) or on my website. Thanks!

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    • 2 hr 32 min
    Epistemology: 9 - Heuristics, or the Surprising Virtue of Fallacies

    Epistemology: 9 - Heuristics, or the Surprising Virtue of Fallacies

    What is a heuristic? How do they function within our epistemology? Are they irrelevant once you find a deductive argument for your position (spoiler: No!). Listen to find out! 

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    • 29 min
    LIVE DEBATE! Theories of Justice: Is Retribution Necessary?

    LIVE DEBATE! Theories of Justice: Is Retribution Necessary?

    I had the distinct pleasure of debating my friend, Brandon Bartlett, about philosophical theories of justice this past Saturday night. Brandon has a degree in philosophy and was a debate champion in high school, so he was definitely up to the task.

    Does a person have to be punished for justice to be served? What is forgiveness then? What exactly happened on the cross during the atoning death of Christ? These were the sorts of questions we were trying to answer during the debate.

    I think we had a pretty substantial exchange and generated lots of things to think about, and it seem at least the audience present enjoyed it. Let me know your own thoughts on the place (or lack thereof) of retribution in justice and in general what you thought of the debate! I'd definitely like to do something like this again in the future.

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Miracles: A Robert (Christian) and Ryan (Atheist) Discussion

    Miracles: A Robert (Christian) and Ryan (Atheist) Discussion

    Ready for some R&R? Robert and atheist friend Ryan discuss miracles in this episode. Before watching, I highly recommend watching at least 10 minutes of this talk (it should automatically start at the 35 minute mark), since I reference it at multiple points:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y57VUN2TO5M&feature=youtu.be&t=2077

    In particular, it includes an interview with Barbara Snyder, who was instantaneously healed from advanced multiple sclerosis, as also attested by her two physicians. If you have the time, watching everything from the 35 minute mark to the 60 minute mark is very much worth it. If for nothing else, it gives great fodder for discussion on miracles. 

    Also, you can find the peer reviewed study showing dramatic hearing and eyesight improvements after prayer here:
    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9c68/aaab0d5902cef43d1fcc015eb59305f1dd1f.pdf

    Finally, you can check out Ryan's YouTube channel with his music here:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4hCPGR_D8O_JJ8WpjuZgQ

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    • 1 hr 19 min

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I am personally better off listening to this podcast. I don’t feel so alone in my personal journey in figuring out what I believe, but I also don’t feel forced into his beliefs. He’s like one of those those super considerate but objective friends that just wants to help find out the truth, or whatever is closest. What, you don’t have one of those friends? Rare, I know.

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