10 episodes

Becoming Human with the philosopher Samuel Loncar is a podcast for a species in crisis.

Series 1: Origins, tells the story of how an atheistic revolution in philosophy, beginning with Socrates and Jesus, remade religion and science, and set the stage for our post-human age. It argues that the dominant story of reason, science, and religion is a modern myth, and must be replaced if we are to make real progress. New episodes of Origins release every ten days.

Becoming Human Samuel Loncar

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Becoming Human with the philosopher Samuel Loncar is a podcast for a species in crisis.

Series 1: Origins, tells the story of how an atheistic revolution in philosophy, beginning with Socrates and Jesus, remade religion and science, and set the stage for our post-human age. It argues that the dominant story of reason, science, and religion is a modern myth, and must be replaced if we are to make real progress. New episodes of Origins release every ten days.

    Ep. 10: Revolution after the Death of God

    Ep. 10: Revolution after the Death of God

    The world we think we live in has come to an end. At the end of the journey of Series 1: Origins, we come to the beginning of something new: the future. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 9: Science as Salvation and the Death of Reason

    Ep. 9: Science as Salvation and the Death of Reason

    After the Enlightenment, Science emerges as humanity's last, best hope for salvation. But can Science save us, and if so, at what cost?

    • 56 min
    Ep. 8: The Triumph of Reason

    Ep. 8: The Triumph of Reason

    Protestantism gave birth to profound skepticism across Europe, leading to a search for certainty and a new authority that could rule in the place of Scripture or the Church. The new authority? Reason, and reason alone. 

    • 53 min
    Ep. 7: The Birth of the Modern World: Protestantism and Atheism

    Ep. 7: The Birth of the Modern World: Protestantism and Atheism

    At the root of modernity is a revolution in Christianity itself, one that renews and deepens its atheism and begins to destroy the medieval Christian world, preparing the ground for a new world: the modern. Another name for modernity? Protestantism.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 6: The Atheist Revolution That Changed the World

    Ep. 6: The Atheist Revolution That Changed the World

    Two great atheist revolutions have transformed the world. The second, and most recent, was Marxism. But the first was an ancient philosophy that destroyed the gods of the ancient world, and has been a god-killing movement ever since. 

    • 54 min
    Ep. 5: A Murderous Logic: Antisemitism, Christianity, and Ancient Philosophy

    Ep. 5: A Murderous Logic: Antisemitism, Christianity, and Ancient Philosophy

    As antisemitic attacks increase across the world, it's important to understand why antisemitism is so pervasive. Far from being simply an issue of prejudice and injustice, antisemitism is a major philosophical problem that lies at the roots of Christianity, and thus Western culture. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Saliah anahana ,

Amazing!

This brought up many issues of thought And worked through them wonderful! A must listen!!

jmelnick1 ,

Highly Valuable

Deeply and throroughtly enhanced my experience of being a human being, and what it means to be a human being

Mattmematt ,

Game changer

Essential listening: tackling the the deepest questions with elegance and erudition.

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