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James and the Giant Podcast

I read philosophy so you don't have to. Learn about key thinkers outside of the academic realm and without all the academic jargon (or as little of it as possible). I make philosophy easier so we can see it better in the world we live in.
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Aug 6, 2018

It's the end of a nightmare and I'm relieved. Let's talk about righteousness and law, then I'll just share what's to expect in the next month or so. Get excited, because I am!

Jul 20, 2018

Let's wrap this up! This week we finish talking about The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida and wrap up his discussion of responsibility; we also touch on Heidegger's being toward death, Ursula K Le Guin's The Farthest Shore, and Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling in his conception of the story of Abraham and Isaac.

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Jul 14, 2018

James thanks Thaddeus Russell and all the new ears, talks a little about a certain professor he doesn't like, then digs into helping you understand postmodernism as a thing and deconstruction. 

 

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May 31, 2018

I'm in my car on my way to work, here's what's on my mind. I talk about meeting up with Thaddeus, the anxiety of it, some of my religious grounding at the moment, and then I lie to you about covering an essay by Derrida. Haha, sucker.

Apr 8, 2018

Examine book two of the Earthsea novels, "The Tombs of Atuan," and discover themes about gender, politics, and ritualism.

Apr 8, 2018

This is the first episode of my new side podcast, Snacks and Hacks, the place where philosophy talks shit. Kant's a bum and should be ignored.

Mar 19, 2018

Explore the philosophical foundations of Earthsea in the first of a six part series of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea novels. This time, James covers A Wizard of Earthsea and sets the groundwork for its philosophy of power, language, and ethics.

Oct 20, 2017

Well, Nietzsche's birthday just passed so I guess it's time to cover some German nihilism! This episode I go over Nietzsche's essay "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.' 

 

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Sep 25, 2017

I had the privilege to speak with artist and historian Dara Vance about her art, education, history and the environment. Her intersections between art, history, gender, and the environment met with my knowledge on environmental philosophy. 

 

You can find Dara on twitter and purchase original artwork by messaging her on twitter: Twitter.com/divafancypants or straight to her paypal at PayPal.me/sissyeatsgrits

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Aug 28, 2017

A few words on Foucault, French poststructuralist philosopher. 

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Sources: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Global/EASS/HRI/foucault_-_the_subject_and_power.pdf

Book: Foucault "Power" edited by James Faubion

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