34 episodes

From Gutenberg College in Eugene, OR, The Gutenberg Podcast explores the great books and ideas that helped to shape Western Culture. Every episode is a conversation between host Gil Greco and one of the College faculty members meant to educate and give listeners a feel for the unique Gutenberg College experience.

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From Gutenberg College in Eugene, OR, The Gutenberg Podcast explores the great books and ideas that helped to shape Western Culture. Every episode is a conversation between host Gil Greco and one of the College faculty members meant to educate and give listeners a feel for the unique Gutenberg College experience.

    [REISSUED] Kuhn's STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS

    [REISSUED] Kuhn's STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS

    Chris Swanson joins the podcast to discuss Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the difference between paradigms and worldviews, and why the scientific community has less dissent than other academic disciplines.
    [Producer's Note: I was told I had posted the wrong file Friday afternoon. I corrected the episode file, but folks who use Apple Podcasts informed me that the problem was not fixed. This is my duct-tape-and-bailing-wire attempt to get the correct episode up for our Apple Podcasts listeners. I'll do my best in the future not to make this same mistake again.
    P.S. If you don't listen on Apple Podcasts, you can go ahead and mark this one as "listened" or "played".]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kuhn's THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS

    Kuhn's THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS

    Chris Swanson joins the podcast to discuss Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the difference between paradigms and worldviews, and why the scientific community has less dissent than other academic disciplines.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lenin's THE STATE AND REVOLUTION

    Lenin's THE STATE AND REVOLUTION

    Eliot Grasso joins the podcast to talk about Vladimir Lenin's The State and Revolution, and the sobering consequences its brand of revolutionary thought had for the 20th Century.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How are things true?

    How are things true?

    Brian Julian expounds on the question of how statements can be true, asks whether truth requires verification, and contrasts Correspondence Theory and William James.

    • 55 min
    WWI Disenchants the West

    WWI Disenchants the West

    Charley Dewberry explains how World War I ended a particularly optimistic view of the Enlightenment, and discusses the sobering reality of man's rebellion against God.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Long 19th Century

    The Long 19th Century

    Charley Dewberry discusses the long 19th Century--from the end of Napoleon to the end of World War I--and the changes and costs of modernism.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Winnie1021 ,

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We absolutely need more of this in this country. We are not able to govern ourselves if we do not understand who we are and where we come from. We need far more people who develop the mental musculature of HOW to think rather than passively being told (sometimes by people with not the most noble intentions and ambitions) WHAT to think.

This is our intellectual and historical heritage. If we don’t know it, aren’t even aware that it exists, the entire body politic risks becoming so diseased that it may not be able to withstand the next infection that comes along. How does something like this podcast break through, though, given how utterly cluttered the information landscape has become?

There is a certain segment of the youngest generation that has been nearly “entertained to death” and cannot focus on any one idea long enough to truly understand it, but we need to help them because they (along with their peers around the world) are the future. Whether that future is a new renaissance of knowledge and civic virtue or a dystopian hellscape depends upon what we as a society are doing right now.
I applaud this podcast effort and I hope it finds a way to scale up. We need you!

RUETTK ,

Well done!

As a graduate from Gutenberg College I suffered from “drinking out of a firehouse” syndrome during my four years as a student. This podcast would be great for current students, non students, and alumni alike! It has been such a wonderful refresher, and challenged me to reread books I didn’t finish or struggled to understand. Gil is the perfect man for the job too! He consistently asks questions I am wondering and helps tease out deeper explanations! Well done guys!

aharonsher ,

Great idea

I really enjoyed the first episode so far. I miss these kind of conversations from my two very formative years at Gutenberg long ago. Looking forward to more episodes.

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