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Welcome to The Spinoza Triad. We are a group of seasoned educators who like to discuss philosophy, culture and any big ideas which interest us. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who enjoys philosophy. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm as we grope around in the great ideas of the world. We aim to be amusing, illuminating and on occasion, thought- provoking. Listen as we fail in the attempt.
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The Spinoza Triad: Philosophy in our World John Gibbs, Dr Richard Miller & Dan Rowland

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Welcome to The Spinoza Triad. We are a group of seasoned educators who like to discuss philosophy, culture and any big ideas which interest us. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who enjoys philosophy. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm as we grope around in the great ideas of the world. We aim to be amusing, illuminating and on occasion, thought- provoking. Listen as we fail in the attempt.
email: jfgibbs105@gmail.com
https://anchor.fm/john-gibbs1/message
https://www.facebook.com/groups/333603241740844/

https://www.speakpipe.com/SpinozaFeedback

https://sites.google.com/d/1OL94UHC

    Spin-note Why we need not be afraid.

    Spin-note Why we need not be afraid.

    In this episode John  and Richard discuss a text which was referred to in an earlier podcast. 'De Rerum Natura'  -  'On the Nature of Things'. On of the most remarkable books ever written, On the Nature of Things' by the Roman author Lucretius was an influence on many of the greatest thinkers and artists in the last 2000 years. It was written in the first century BCE by a wealthy Roman as a means of explaining the philosophy of Epicurus to his fellow Romans and in poetic form it contains ideas which are startlingly modern and  as exciting to a modern reader as they were to his contemporaries. In this episode I explain my admiration for this book to Richard.

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    • 48 min
    Live From America Explaining the American to the British

    Live From America Explaining the American to the British

    One of the hosts of The Spinoza Triad was a guest on the podcast Live From America. The discussion considered the UK / US 'Special Relationship', the difficulty the Brits have in understanding gun culture and the war in Ukraine.

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    The Top Experts / Thinkers Of The World And The Best Comics In The Nation, Get Together Weekly With Our Hosts To Discuss Different Topic Each Week.

    We Cover, News, Culture, Politics, Comedy And More With An Equal Parts Of Knowledge And Comedy!

    The Show Is Hosted By The Owner Of The Comedy Cellar, Noam Dworman,  And Comedy Producer,  Hatem Gabr.

    This week's guest Spinoza Triad host John Gibbs


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Squid Game, Marx and the problem of us.

    Squid Game, Marx and the problem of us.

    In this episode Dr Richard Miller, Dan Rowland and John Gibbs wonder if the hit Netflix series Squid Game is more than a Marxist critique of capitalism. We discover there is more to it and enjoy discussing the series.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Climate, Pandemic and Capitalism. Is this the end of the world as we knew it?

    Climate, Pandemic and Capitalism. Is this the end of the world as we knew it?

    Why Do People Fight for Their Servitude as If It Were Their Salvation? Spinoza

    In this episode of the Spinoza Triad John Gibbs, Dr Richard Miller and Dan Rowland are joined by Dougie Booth. Dougie is teaching at Kings College London and researching his PhD in Politics. We discuss the republican conception of freedom and Dougie's research into the impact of the pandemic and  climate change on democracy. Is this going to result in lasting change and the creation of new economic and political structures? Is this the end of capitalism as we know it?

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The World in 2022 or Why you should feed a cow as well as weigh it.

    The World in 2022 or Why you should feed a cow as well as weigh it.

    In this episode the Spinoza Triad, John Gibbs, Dan Rowland and Dr Richard Miller reflect on the experience of podcasting in 2021 and the themes which have emerged in our discussions. We wonder about the power of data, the media and the quest for meaning. How can we celebrate the sacred and profound in a world of carnival? We conclude that the creative process of learning may be some kind of answer.


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    • 42 min
    Plato's Theory of Forms and the Problem of Beauty

    Plato's Theory of Forms and the Problem of Beauty

    In this episode we discuss Plato's theory of Forms and consider if it is helpful in understanding art and beauty today. The theory of Forms or theory of Ideas is a philosophical, concept, or world-view, that the physical world is not as real or true as timeless, absolute, unchangeable ideas of forms. How can this theory be useful in our post modern world? Do we still have any belief in universal truth? This is the basis of our discussion.




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    • 49 min

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