Simple Philosophy

“Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.”

William James, Pragmatism

Episode 6- Determinism

Determinism is much deeper than accidentalism. Its an extraordinarily common idea, even in Antiquity. Antiquity is the time of ancient Greece and Rome with thinkers like Plato, Socrates, Epicurus, Aristotle and Diogenes. This is a tremendously important time in the lifespan of philosophy but thats not the focus of this episode.  The Oxford Dictionary of …

Episode 5- Accidentalism

Accidentalism is prevalent in several fields including art, theology, ethics and metaphysics. Generally it can be understood in all contexts as there being an opportunity for random chance to occur. For this episode I will only focus on metaphysics and we may try to do ethics but that one is a little difficult to explain. …

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