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Attention is an art form. Perception is a skill.

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Attention is an art form. Perception is a skill.

    TSV Episode 17: Susan Ingham & Chris Andrews

    TSV Episode 17: Susan Ingham & Chris Andrews

    [Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.]

    In this episode, we talk about the work of architect, builder, and design theorist Christopher Alexander. Joining us are two of Alexander’s former students, Susan Ingham and Chris Andrews. They talk about their philosophy of architecture and their program, Building Beauty, which offers a post-graduate diploma in architecture based around Alexander's ideas. Check them out at https://buildingbeauty.org

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    TSV Episode 16: The Wisdom of Socrates with David Collins

    TSV Episode 16: The Wisdom of Socrates with David Collins

    David Collins currently works as a clinic manager in the psychology department at the University of Texas in Austin.

    He undertook a double-major in religion and psychology at Dartmouth, a masters in contemplative theology at the Graduate Theological Union, another masters in world religion at Harvard, and he has a PhD in clinical psychology.

    Here he speaks on the wisdom and religiosity of Socrates in a short 13-minute talk.

    He has contributed two essays to The Side View, "Deconstructing Mindfulness" and "The Contemplative's Conscience," available here:

    https://thesideview.co/articles__trashed/deconstructing-mindfulness/

    https://thesideview.co/articles__trashed/the-contemplatives-conscience/

    • 16 min
    TSV Episode 15: Perceptual Learning w/ Kevin Connolly

    TSV Episode 15: Perceptual Learning w/ Kevin Connolly

    In today’s episode I spoke with the cognitive scientist and philosopher Kevin Connolly. Kevin’s work focuses on what he calls perception-based learning, which shows that there are deep and important links between the practices we engage in and the way our perception is formed, all the way down to the physiological structure of the brain and the body. He has a great new book out called, Perceptual Learning: The Flexibility of the Senses, which is available now wherever books are sold. As I mention in the episode, Kevin’s book really does feel like a justification for everything I’m doing here at TSV, so finding his research was pretty edifying. We talked about perceptual transformation and practice in wine tasters, soccer players, meditators, and more.

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    • 55 min
    TSV Episode 14: Jeremy Johnson

    TSV Episode 14: Jeremy Johnson

    Jeremy Johnson is an author, editor, and teacher. He founded the new media learning platform Nura Learning and works for Revelore Press. I spoke with Jeremy about the evolution of consciousness, new media and digital technologies, and the work of Jean Gebser, who is the focal point of Jeremy’s new book Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness. Gebser’s work on the phenomenology of consciousness and its ongoing mutations will be of interest to anyone trying to make new sense of our emerging planetary and digital cultures.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    TSV Episode 13: Matthew T. Segall

    TSV Episode 13: Matthew T. Segall

    My guest today is Matthew T. Segall, PhD. Matt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He teaches courses on German Idealism and process philosophy and has published on topics including religious studies, metaphysics, psychedelics, media theory, and the philosophical presuppositions of science

    • 1 hr 25 min
    TSV Episode 12: Michael Tremblay

    TSV Episode 12: Michael Tremblay

    Michael Tremblay is pursuing his PhD in Stoic philosophy at Queen’s University. Outside of philosophy, he is an avid competitor in different martial arts, holding a black-belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He also wrestles for Queen’s University.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Jesse Turri ,

Perfecto!

A thoughtful show for thoughtful people. **Italian chef kissy fingers** Perfecto!

OshanJarow ,

Rich conversations that return philosophical focus to lived experience

Rich conversations that treat philosophy as a lived practice, bringing together the worlds of contemplative practice and philosophical inquiry. A refreshing and vitalizing platform!

@rfinz ,

Excellent, sensitive conversations.

Can only speak to the first 7 episodes, but Adam manages to produce extremely sensitive and nuanced conversations with engaing guests. A welcome addition to the space.

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