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Answers to the 10 Questions that shape human existence.

Who are we? What is good? How should we deal with suffering? What does it all mean? Lawyer-turned-philosophist Patrick Daniel explores how our answers to 10 universal questions define the lives we live today and the future we inhabit tomorrow.

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The Great Everything Patrick Daniel

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Answers to the 10 Questions that shape human existence.

Who are we? What is good? How should we deal with suffering? What does it all mean? Lawyer-turned-philosophist Patrick Daniel explores how our answers to 10 universal questions define the lives we live today and the future we inhabit tomorrow.

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    [Update!] Creaky Floorboards and Universal Truths

    [Update!] Creaky Floorboards and Universal Truths

    The wait is over! Recorded on my phone while pacing around over creaky floorboards (apologies for the sound!), a few thoughts on where I've been, where we are and what's coming next.

    TGE 2.0 returns July 2020. 
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    TGE update!

    TGE update!

    A short announcement and update regarding the future of TGE.

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    Origin Story: Where Do We Come From?

    Origin Story: Where Do We Come From?

    Where does the world come from? The Bible, Greek myths, to cosmological accounts of the Big Bang, we've been grappling with the question of our origin since the dawn of civilisation. But when did our approach to this question transition from the religious to the scientific? In this episode of The Great Everything, I explore the ideas of Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, the first to come up with rational theories about the creation and constitution of our world. As such, today these 'pre-Socratics' are heralded as the first philosophers, and the original scientists.

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    How Does Moral Judgment Work?

    How Does Moral Judgment Work?

    In this 'Transformation' episode, a listener's question on moral relativism ("when is racism a moral failure?") prompts a philosophical musing on ethics - how do we assess the moral worth of people from different times and cultures? What moral standard should they be measured against? Does morality necessarily involve choice? What's really going on when we express a moral judgment?

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    John Coltrane: Jazz Mystic

    John Coltrane: Jazz Mystic

    To many, John Coltrane is more than just one of the Greatest musicians who ever lived - he's a religious figure. Worshipped as a Saint, what stands out most about him is the spiritual intensity of his music.

    In celebration of last week's release of the newly-discovered album "Both Directions At Once", we take a close look at the man, the music and the myth of John Coltrane.

    Music:

    * "India - Live at the Village Vanguard 1961", John Coltrane
    * "Freedom Now Suite", Max Roach
    * "Alabama", John Coltrane
    * "My Favourite Things - Live in Stockholm 1963", John Coltrane
    * "I Could Write A Book", Miles Davis Quintet
    * "Spiritual - Live at the Village Vanguard 1961", John Coltrane
    * "A Love Supreme, Part 1 - Acknowledgement", John Coltrane

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    Dracula: Monster to Sex Symbol

    Dracula: Monster to Sex Symbol

    In this episode of The Great Everything, I take a look at the evolution of one of pop culture's greatest and most terrifying icons - Count Dracula. From his monstrous, hairy-palmed origins to his current status as dark, romantic heartthrob, Dracula's main power has always been the ability to adapt with the times, and embody the desires and fears of current society. What do the various versions of Dracula through the ages tell us about ourselves?

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