Filiapolis: Practical Philosophy

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Synopsis

Practical philosophy. For too long has philosophy been relegated to an obscure academic discipline.Themes: epicureanism, life extension, micro-societies, technology, relationships, and a lot more.

Episodes

  • #12 Even without aging boredom won’t be more of a thing

    #12 Even without aging boredom won’t be more of a thing

    24/07/2016 Duration: 15min

    Does a world without aging become boring to death? Filled with immortals condemned to increasing boredom? 1. A growing flood of heterogeneous opportunities 2. No need anyway, man does not work like that 3. Experiences are valuable in themselves Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #9 No overpopulation among the Gods

    #9 No overpopulation among the Gods

    03/07/2016 Duration: 22min

    Fear so often mentioned during life extension debates, today will we be looking at the problem of overpopulation in a world without elderly people. 1. What is overpopulation? 2. Yes our numbers will grow. 3. Which won’t be a problem. 4. Ethics backs up our choice. Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #7 A Brexit to avoid Scylla and Charybdis

    #7 A Brexit to avoid Scylla and Charybdis

    23/06/2016 Duration: 16min

    Brexit is important because it actually concerns us all. We will be analyzing the two main motivations, universal because linked to human psychology rather than to a small island. The double loss of both identity and control, as well as the ethical implications. 1. Actually not specifically British. 2. Multiculturalism is scary. 3. Some erroneous responsibility claims. 4. Taking charge of one’s destiny. Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #6 Aging is natural and so is the plague

    #6 Aging is natural and so is the plague

    21/06/2016 Duration: 12min

    Our series on aging now takes a look at the natural aspect of it, which is often used as justification to defend its presence and particularly its preservation now that it seems all too probable that we will be able to get rid of it. 1. A nice bunch of hypocrites. 2. No more natural than the desire to eradicate it. 3. Natural does not mean good. 4. The real reason: fear of change. Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #4 Aging is no necessary evil!

    #4 Aging is no necessary evil!

    10/06/2016 Duration: 10min

    On the one hand it’s a sure thing, aging leads to death. And for those of us listening who haven’t yet committed suicide, this is a problem. Unless aging presents for oneself some kind of an advantage greater even than knowing that one has no expiry date. 1. Species age to evolve better. 2. Humans are now different. 3. A personal tragedy we rationalize. 4. Human aging no longer biologically justified. Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #2 Yes, death really is an evil to fight

    #2 Yes, death really is an evil to fight

    24/05/2016 Duration: 13min

    We’re going to ask ourselves what death actually is, it’s not as straightforward as it seems, but more importantly whether we need to fear it and whether we should try to push back against it. 1. What we won’t talk about. 2. Death is nothing. 3. Actually it’s an obstacle. 4. No need to justify wanting to live. 5. The end of aging. Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

  • #1 Philosophy as it should be

    #1 Philosophy as it should be

    22/05/2016 Duration: 04min

    In this podcast we're going to talk philosophy. But not the tasteless and annoying kind, which we all knew all too well back in school, but rather the interesting and useful kind. Instead we will try to focus on what’s important. On identifying what living better means and of course how to get there. This is what I call practical philosophy. What are the objectives we should set our sights on and how to reach them. 1. What use is philosophy? 2. Practical philosophy as a remedy 3. Our roadmap Text on the site: https://www.filiapolis.org/en/

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