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Ep. 11 - (ft.) Russell Blackford: Philosophy's Future

Plato's Cave

In this episode, I speak with the Philosopher Russell Blackford about his edited book with Damien Broderick on the problems of philosophical progress, pop-philosophy, academic isolation, interdisciplinary work, and more. This was a wonderful insight on the niche details of the field, and will be of interest to both PhD's and fans of philosophy alike. Here's any links you'll need to dive deeper: http://www.russellblackford.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Philosophys-Future-Problem-Philosophical-Progress-ebook/dp/B071DR6RCP/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 If you learned something from this episode, please consider supporting me here: https://www.patreon.com/jordanmyers Every dollar that comes in will go towards bettering the show or towards funding my Philosophy PhD. Twitter: @Jordan_C_Myers You can also get in contact by emailing me at platoscavepodcast@gmail.com Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1RiH1j-M6C59z1upPXkWw?disable_polymer=true Plato's Cave Website: https://platoscave.fireside.fm/ Plato's Cave is produced by a non-profit organization centered around public education on high-minded topics, Muckraker Media, which I co-founded. You can find out more by visiting muckrakermedia.org Special Guest: Russell Blackford.Support Plato's Cave

1hr 8mins

14 Aug 2020

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The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)

MeaningofLife.tv

Russell’s book, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism ... Preserving the liberal tradition ... Can the genie of stakes-inflation be put back in the bottle? ... Dan: Woke illiberalism is a kind of luxury ... Russell’s recommendations for keeping the liberal tradition alive ... The role of legislation and institutions in tamping down illiberalism ...

1hr 10mins

26 Jul 2020

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The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

Russell’s book, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism ... Preserving the liberal tradition ... Can the genie of stakes-inflation be put back in the bottle? ... Dan: Woke illiberalism is a kind of luxury ... Russell’s recommendations for keeping the liberal tradition alive ... The role of legislation and institutions in tamping down illiberalism ...

1hr

26 Jul 2020

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The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

Russell’s book, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism ... Preserving the liberal tradition ... Can the genie of stakes-inflation be put back in the bottle? ... Dan: Woke illiberalism is a kind of luxury ... Russell’s recommendations for keeping the liberal tradition alive ... The role of legislation and institutions in tamping down illiberalism ...

1hr

26 Jul 2020

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The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)

MeaningofLife.tv

Russell’s book, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism ... Preserving the liberal tradition ... Can the genie of stakes-inflation be put back in the bottle? ... Dan: Woke illiberalism is a kind of luxury ... Russell’s recommendations for keeping the liberal tradition alive ... The role of legislation and institutions in tamping down illiberalism ...

1hr 10mins

26 Jul 2020

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The Tyranny of Opinion (Daniel Kaufman & Russell Blackford)

MeaningofLife.tv: Sophia

Russell’s book, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism ... Preserving the liberal tradition ... Can the genie of stakes-inflation be put back in the bottle? ... Dan: Woke illiberalism is a kind of luxury ... Russell’s recommendations for keeping the liberal tradition alive ... The role of legislation and institutions in tamping down illiberalism ...

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26 Jul 2020

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Far Fetched Fables No. 94 Russell Blackford

Far Fetched Fables

“Manannan’s Children” by Russell Blackford(Originally published in Dreaming Again.)Vain gaiety, vain battle, vain repose…— W.B. YeatsThey’d chased a deer, which had bolted in terror from the forest, then run to a round grassy hill and vanished over the top. At the top of the hill, Finn and Oisin pulled back on their horses’ reins and wrapped their heavy cloaks more tightly against the bitter cold wind from the sea. Down on the shore was a lady, also on horseback, with the lapping waves and the sinking red sun behind her.Oisin’s breath caught and his heart seemed to melt like heated gold within his ribs. She was incomparable!The lady rode a majestic, shimmering stallion, as black as adamant. She called out to the heroes, father and son, and they rode down to meet her, white-bearded Finn going ahead. Oisin couldn’t take his eyes from her.Her horse had a jeweled bridle of fine leather, but she rode without a saddle. She wore a long white gown, embroidered in crimson, which she’d gathered around her thighs, leaving her legs bare and free. Sea water dripped from her pale feet. Her hair was long and yellow, woven with gaudy flowers, crimson, gold and purple. Her eyes were blue as mountain ice, her lips full and red. On a golden chain slung round her neck, she wore a silver horn, scarcely longer than a man’s hand.She seemed to gaze into Oisin’s heart, as she spoke. “You are sad, heroes.”Russell Blackford is a philosopher, literary critic, and author of many books, short stories, articles, op-ed pieces, and other publications. His published fiction includes an original trilogy of novels for the Terminator franchise, Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles. With Van Ikin and Sean McMullen, he is coauthor of Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction. He is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology, and holds a conjoint appointment in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. He can be found online at russellblackford.com.About the Narrator:Anthony Babington is a voice in the internet’s head. He looks almost, but not quite, exactly how you expect him to. He currently resides in Houston, Texas, but hastens to add that it was not his idea. He can be found on Google Plus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

16 Feb 2016

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Russell Blackford

Brave Hero Radio

Russell Blackford -- Australian writer, philosopher, and critic -- joins Karla Porter and Justin Vacula Saturday, January 11 at 8PM Eastern.We will talk about Blackford's books "Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies," "50 Great Myths About Atheism," and more.As always, callers, no matter their viewpoints, are welcome to join the discussion. Call the number on your screen, 718-766-4598, or click the Skype-to-call button on the show's page when the show goes live to join the caller queue.Listen live, join the live chat, and use the same link following the live broadcast to stream and/or download the archived show.Opening music is provided by memewar.net. Break music is provided by Phil Giordana.Like what you hear? Please donate. Brave Hero Radio depends on support from listeners to remain online and continue offering unique live and on-the-scene conference reporting.

59mins

12 Jan 2014

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Ep36 – Russell Blackford – Skeptic Canary Show

The Skeptic Canary Show

In this episode your regular hosts were joined by Dr Russell Blackford to discuss skepticism, atheism, and of course his latest book “50 Great Myths About Atheism”. Enjoy! 50 Great Myths About Atheism on Amazon The Hellfire Club – Russell Blackford’s Blog at Skeptic Ink

6 Dec 2013

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Russell Blackford - 50 Voices of Disbelief

Point of Inquiry

Russell Blackford is an Australian writer, philosopher, and critic, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology. His new book, edited with Udo Schuklenk, is 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists.In this interview with D.J. Grothe, Russell Blackford explains the need for 50 Voices of Disbelief. He argues that there can be no more important question than whether religion and faith deliver on their promises. He explores whether religion will persist. He contends that religious leaders are not our society's moral leaders. He discusses a number of contributed essays in the 50 Voices collection, such as James Randi's, entitled "A Magician Looks at Religion," which explores how a background in magic may inform one's understanding of religion, and Peter Adegoke's essay, which argues that religion is impeding Nigeria's social, economic and scientific progress. He talks about how the book includes contributions from people all over the world and from every continent, except Antarctica. He discusses essays by Sumitra Padmanabhan and Prabir Ghosh that explore the harms that religion cause in India, and alternatives to religion, such as humanism. He talks about how the diversity of views in the essay collection show that there is "no party-line of atheism."  He comments on essays by psychologist and parapsychologist Susan Blackmore ("Giving Up Ghosts and Gods"), and philosopher Philip Kitcher ("Beyond Disbelief"). He discusses recent controversies over CFI's International Blasphemy Day, and opposing views of Paul Kurtz and Ron Lindsay regarding criticism of religion, and whether "moderate religion" should be criticized or viewed as an ally to advance secular, pro-science values. He talks about the relationship between atheism and progressive social values. And he argues that religion should not be allowed to remain private, and therefore beyond public scrutiny and critique.

28mins

3 Oct 2009