Narratives in Philosophy Join us as we venture into philosophy, armed with the methods of narratives. Hosts Brandon and Jacob attempt to form a cohesive construction of philosophy in this long-form conversation podcast. This layman's adventure is meant to bring practical understanding and benefits of philosophy into focus. 25 January 2021 #16 - Nietzsche and the Revaluation of Values Part II In this episode, Brandon and Jacob discuss nihilistic effects on a global scale and propose an alternative way to approach life. 22 January 2021 #15: Nietzsche and the Revaluation of Values Part I In this episode Moore and Murdock present audio essays regarding the state of nihilism in the present American context. 31 December 2020 #14 - The Great Man Theory of History In this episode Jacob and Brandon analyze the Great Man Theory as proposed by Thomas Carlyle. 17 November 2020 #13 - Hume, Enlightenment Values, and Epistemology, Challenging Assumptions, Perception as Powerful Tool for System Building In this episode, Brandon and Jacob discuss the ground-breaking ideas of Hume and their relation to human perception, the senses, and systems for developing epistemic grounding. 21 September 2020 #12 - Sidelights Episode #4: The Future of our Book Club As a core component which has shaped us, we must carefully consider the future of our book club and continue to breath life into the practices therein. In this conversation, Brandon and Jacob discuss the results from a recent vision-casting meeting and consider the philosophy behind our studies. 11 August 2020 #11 - Avicenna and Epicureanism: Truth? New Atheism. Left Behind Theology. What is Avicenna's Proof of the Truthful, and in what sense did he mean something was true? Today's show interviews Stephen McClung on his perspective on Avicenna and Epicurus, along with their respective beliefs place in the present culture. 4 August 2020 #10 - Sidelights Episode #3: Art, Archetypes, and Religion On today's program, the discussion centers around various works of art and artists, the role of such in society, and how such relates to current and future affairs, religious devotion, and the craft of artistry as applied to writing. 28 July 2020 #09 - Metaphysics and Other Vices The perceptual capacity of animals and humans differ in the endless search for the source, the answer to questions. Is any of this clawing at the heaven's truly helpful? 20 July 2020 #08 - Sidelights Episode #2: The Problem of Evil, Flawed Education, the Freedom Responsibility In today’s episode, Jacob and Brandon bring sidelight topics that stuck out to them from the past few episodes. The problem of evil and the flaws in the educational system are discussed. 13 July 2020 #07 - Aquinas ad Astra The greatest theologian that ever lived, according to some, sought to answer every attack on his faith, as well as provide the human mind tangible proof of the divine's existence. He gave five proofs for God in his famous seminal work Summa Theologica. 6 July 2020 #06 - Narratives in Philosophy In this episode, we explore the concept of narrative itself. The Master Narrative Structure is employed to evaluate the merits of actions and ideas. Pascal's Wager is used as a bridge to consider the transcendent. 29 June 2020 #05 - The Unified Line and Particle Physics ~ Plato’s Cognitive Framework Hosts, Jacob and Brandon, interview Stephen McClung about his unified line, an original idea developed to bring the platonic structure of cognition into the present era. 22 June 2020 #04 - Sidelight Episode #1 - Gleanings of Thought Hosts, Brandon and Jacob, cover topics from the past few episodes that were not touched on appropriately. 16 June 2020 #03 - Words as Broken Vessels… Hosts, Jacob and Brandon discuss the ability of rulers and persons of power to bend structures of reality towards ends that may or may not align with reality. 8 June 2020 #02 - The Scientific Method Unto Meaning Hosts, Jacob and Brandon, discuss limitations of the scientific method and attempt to find ways the scientific method might contribute to greater meaning in life. 29 May 2020 #01 - Logos, the Structures of Reality Hosts Jacob and Brandon discuss the structures of reality and heuristics for finding meaning and truth in life. Texts from Heraclitus and Descartes are used.