21 episodes

Philosophical excursions into interesting, and often controversial, topics.

Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast Spencer Case

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Philosophical excursions into interesting, and often controversial, topics.

    The Dark Side of Morality

    The Dark Side of Morality

    Is there something bad about being too good? Might belief in objective morality distort our moral behavior? Marcus Arvan joins Spencer Case to discuss.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Discriminating for the greater good

    Discriminating for the greater good

    Stephen Kershnar joins Spencer Case to discuss the moral quandaries surrounding affirmative action and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race and gender.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Religious and atheistic experience

    Religious and atheistic experience

    Many people claim to have experiences of God. Others have experiences that cause them to lose faith. What is the significance of these experiences? Chad McIntosh and Spencer Case discuss. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: What's the Deal with Critical Race Theory?

    SPECIAL EPISODE: What's the Deal with Critical Race Theory?

    What is Critical Race Theory and why is it evil (if it is in fact evil)? Sam Hoadley-Brill and Oliver Traldi join Spencer Case to discuss the culture war controversy surrounding CRT. They discuss the proper way of defining CRT, the relationship between CRT and figures like Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, and the pros and cons of the anti-"CRT" bills. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The metaphysics of bitcoin

    The metaphysics of bitcoin

    What is Bitcoin, anyway? Craig Warmke joins Spencer Case to discuss his view that Bitcoin is a kind of fictional substance that nonetheless has real economic value. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dangerous ideas: an interview with Francesca Minerva

    Dangerous ideas: an interview with Francesca Minerva

    Francesca Minerva joins Spencer Case to discuss the launch of the new Journal of Controversial Ideas, which allows scholars to publish peer reviewed research anonymously to avoid backlash. 

    • 55 min

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