41 episodes

What is your second-life? Living Philosophy is dedicated to exploring the inspiring second lives of people who have successfully made significant changes to their careers and lives through self-reflection, insight, and practice. Listen also to our Public Philosophy podcasts, which you can find by topic and the bespoke logo artwork. Hosted by Dr Todd S. Mei, former Head of Philosophy at the University of Kent (UK), and founder, consultant, and freelance author at Philosophy2u.com.

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What is your second-life? Living Philosophy is dedicated to exploring the inspiring second lives of people who have successfully made significant changes to their careers and lives through self-reflection, insight, and practice. Listen also to our Public Philosophy podcasts, which you can find by topic and the bespoke logo artwork. Hosted by Dr Todd S. Mei, former Head of Philosophy at the University of Kent (UK), and founder, consultant, and freelance author at Philosophy2u.com.

    Philosophy of Gastronomy with Kelly Donati

    Philosophy of Gastronomy with Kelly Donati

    Believe it or not, the saying “You are what you eat” reveals what we’ve got wrong about our approach to eating and living well. Why? It tends to take an overly narrow focus on ourselves without consideration of other values, histories, and species. Dr. Kelly Donati (William Angliss Institute, Australia) discusses the finer points of gastronomy, its history, its development, and how we can re-think what it means to eat and live well. She reflects in particular on her ethnographic fieldwork with an artisan cheesemaking goat farm.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei
    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Kelly Donati (Angliss Institute)
    “Toward a Ruminant Gastronomy” (Environmental Humanities)
    Sutton Grange Organic Farm (Website)
    Deborah Bird Rose (Wikipedia)
    Susan Parham (LinkedIn)
    Aboriginal cooking (First Nation Food)
    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (Wikipedia)
    Music: www.bensound.com
    Logo Art: Dattura Studios (website)
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 55 min
    Philosophy of Disability with Chris Riddle

    Philosophy of Disability with Chris Riddle

    Grasping what it means to be disabled is more complex than you might think. But doing so is key to understanding how we might treat people with impairments as equals with respect to justice, rights, and ethics. Prof Chris Riddle (Utica University) specializes in political philosophy, applied ethics, and the philosophy of disability. He has been an expert witness in several prominent legal cases concerning disability rights, and in this podcasts he discusses the historical and philosophical dimensions to understanding disability, as well as his own personal experiences as a scholar and an expert witness.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei
    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Chris Riddle (Uttica University)
    Chris’s personal website
    ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health)
    Tom Shakespeare (Wikipedia)
    Anita Silvers (Wikipedia)
    Thomas Scanlon (Wikipedia)
    Robert Nozick (Wikipedia)
    Luck egalitarianism (SEP)
    Martha Nussbaum (Wikipedia)
    Fragility of Goodness (Good Reads)
    Eva Kittay (Wikipedia)
    Jerome Bickenbach (University of Lucerne)
    Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa
    Logo Art: Dattura Studios (website)
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 59 min
    Philosophy of Technology with Dominic Smith and Mark Coeckelbergh

    Philosophy of Technology with Dominic Smith and Mark Coeckelbergh

    One of the great insights from the philosophy of technology is that the more our devices become integrated with our lives, the more they reframe our relationships to others, the world, and even our purposes. In other words, technological devices tend to carry us away, for better or for worse. Dominic Smith (Associate Professor, University of Dundee) and Mark Coeckelbergh (Professor, University of Austria) discuss the paradoxical, political, and historical dimensions of our relations to technology.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei
    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
    Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Dominic Smith (University of Dundee)
    Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Austria, personal website)
    Martin Heidegger (Wikipedia)
    Walter Benjamin (Wikipedia)
    Marshall McLuhan (Wikipedia)
    Bruno Latour (Wikipedia)
    Peter-Paul Verbeek (Wikipedia)
    Robert Rosenberger (Georgia Tech)
    Stacey Irwin (Millersville)
    Bernard Stiegler (Wikipedia)
    Thomas Hobbes (SEP)
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (SEP)
    Aristotle (SEP)
    Benjamin Bratton, The Revenge of the Real (Verso)
    Stuart Russell, Human Compatible (Wikipedia)
    Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract (Wikipedia)
    Yuval Noah Harari (Author website)
    Kaddish (Dominic’s band)

    Pig Terrorism (Todd’s book)
    Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa
    Logo Art: Dattura Studios (website)
     
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 51 min
    Valerie Noble on Turning a Passion for Science Fiction into a Career

    Valerie Noble on Turning a Passion for Science Fiction into a Career

    Valerie Noble is a senior literary agent at the Donaghy Literary Group, where she works primarily within the genre of science fiction. She discusses the challenges she faced while completing a degree in food science, only to find how one of her primary means of escape offered a potential career in working with authors and publishing houses. Along the way, she gives some submission tips for new authors as well as reading suggestions for those looking to find a compelling and immersive narrative world.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei

    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Valerie Noble (TLG)
    Twitter (@NobleValerie)
    The Donaghy Literary Group (website)
    Elizabeth Allende (Wikipedia)
    Gabriel García Márquez (Wikipedia)
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road (Good Reads)
    C. A. Fletcher, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World (Good Reads)
    Emma Newman, Planet Fall (Good Reads)
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (Good Reads)
    Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements (Good Reads)
    Photo: Valerie Noble
    Music: www.bensound.com
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 53 min
    Is Abortion Constitutional?

    Is Abortion Constitutional?

    We tend to react to the issue of the right to abortion according to moral, religious, or political convictions. But what we often tend to overlook is that the debate surrounding Roe v. Wade is primarily a legal one. So according to the US constitution, is the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade legally sound? Prof Jay Mootz (University of the Pacific) and Prof George Taylor (University of Pittsburgh) are legal philosophers who discuss key problems and questions relating to the recent decision.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei
    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Jay Mootz (University of the Pacific)
    George Taylor (University of Pittsburgh)
    Hermeneutics (Philosophy2u Video)
    Rhetoric (Wikipedia)
    Paul Ricoeur (SEP)
    Hans-Georg Gadamer (SEP)
    Virtue Ethics (SEP)
    14th Amendment (1868)
    Alito on Abortion Rights (Reuters)
    Legal Cases
    Calder v. Bull (Wikipedia) [1798]
    Lochner v. New York (Wikipedia) [1905]
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Wikipedia) [1954]
    Poe v. Ullman (Wikipedia) [1961]
    Griswold v. Connecticut (Wikipedia) [1965]
    Roe v. Wade (Wikipedia) [1973]
    Planned Parenthood v. Casey (Wikipedia) [1992]
    Obergefell v. Hodges (Wikipedia) [2015]
    Dobbs v. Jackson (Wikipedia) [2022]
    Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa
    Logo Art: Angela Silva, Dattura Studios
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Embodied Trauma with Anna Westin

    Embodied Trauma with Anna Westin

    Traumatic experiences are those which involve significant and terrible events on emotional, mental, and bodily levels. Their effects can often go unnoticed or can be dismissed as being purely subjective or emotional. A more balanced and holistic approach to understanding trauma examines healing in relation to the mind and body. Dr Anna Westin (St Mellitus College, UK) discusses the fundamental nature of trauma as defined philosophically and psychologically. She also delves into the variety of approaches to healing trauma and restoring how we can relate more ably to others.
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.
    Host:
    Dr Todd Mei
    Sponsors:
    Philosophy2u.com
    Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
    Hermeneutics in Real Life
    Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     
    Links Related to this Episode:
    Anna Westin (Professional Website)
    On LinkedIn
    Embodied Trauma and Healing (Routledge)
    Lev (Spotify)
    Somatic Experiencing Therapy (Very Well Mind)
    Søren Kierkegaard (Wikipedia)
    Emmanuel Levinas (SEP)
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (SEP)
    Martin Heidegger (Wikipedia)
    Paul Ricoeur (Wikipedia)
    Bessel van der Kolk (Professional Website)
    Peter Levine (Somatic Therapist)
    Shelly Rambo (Boston University)
    Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa
    Logo Art: Angela Silva, Dattura Studios
    Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

    • 56 min

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