A Discourse About Nothing
A Discourse About Nothing
Pierce Marks
A philosophy scholar and a philosophy newcomer discuss and breakdown philosophy in an effort to make the study more accessible.
Episode 9: The Culture War is a Lie
Pierce and Matt try to make sense of the current state of the culture war.
Jul 31, 2020
1 hr 59 min
Episode 8: How Coronavirus Made Me Realize I’m a Jerk (and that I need a new moral paradigm)
Pierce is back to scold you! Danny is on for the first time! I haven’t been outside in a month! Show-notes Overall Point: Our way of seeing the world and considering our place in it is selfish, naive and disconnected from reality. Details of how we see the world: (1) My assuming that I have […]
Apr 11, 2020
49 min
Episode 7.5: A Response to Very Bad Wizards on Ecclesiastes
In this mini-episode, Pierce solves a murder, and responds to some other dudes on their angsty interpretation of Ecclesiastes. (Picture: Albrecht Durer’s “Knight, Death and the Devil.”) Very Bad Wizards (Podcast)
Mar 20, 2019
22 min
Episode 7: The Meaning of Life and Intrinsic Value
Pull up a chair, and shut your mouth while Pierce once again lectures you about morality, religion and Jordan Peterson. Listener BEWARE! (Picture: Young William James looking pretty sick.) Sources: Wolf, Susan. “Meaningfulness: A Third Dimension of the Good Life” Scruton, Roger. “Of Beauty and Consolation.” Peterson, Goldstein and Craig on the Meaning of Life […]
Feb 27, 2019
45 min
Episode 6: Thoughts on Jordan Peterson
Pierce and Matt pull themselves up by their bootstraps, get high and tight fades, and talk about the internet’s favorite frog, Jordan Peterson. Sources: Cathy Newman Interview Jordan Peterson on the “Left Wingers Going Too Far” Peterson and Scruton on the Transcendent Peterson, Goldstein and Craig on the Meaning of Life
Feb 10, 2019
1 hr 8 min
Episode 5: Serenity and Serenity
Pierce and Matt analyze the character, Malcolm Reynolds, from Firefly and Serenity.
Nov 27, 2018
51 min
Episode 4: The Witcher Episode Feedback
Pierce goes solo this week to answer some feedback we received in our previous two-part episode.
Oct 11, 2018
20 min
Episode 3: The Witcher 3, Consolation and Religion (Part 2)
Pierce breaks down how the video game, The Witcher 3, radically influenced his philosophical study and introduces Matt to meta-ethics. Part 2 of 2.
Oct 5, 2018
26 min
Episode 2: The Witcher 3, Consolation and Religion (Part 1)
Pierce breaks down how the video game, The Witcher 3, radically influenced his philosophical study and introduces Matt to meta-ethics. Part 1 of 2.
Sep 27, 2018
34 min