The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

In this episode, we discuss The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. According to Wikipedia: “Its publication was a landmark event in the history, philosophy, and sociology of scientific knowledge. Kuhn challenged the then prevailing view of progress in “normal science”. Normal scientific progress was viewed as “development-by-accumulation” of accepted facts and theories. Kuhn…

After Virtue

In this episode, we discuss the book After Virtue which contributed to the rise of Virtue Ethics. The book is largely a diagnosis of a moral crisis that stems from modernity’s abandonment of teleology, which renders any moral disagreement incommensurable; in other words, if there is no shared conception of the good (teleology), then different…

What Money Can’t Buy

In this episode, Teague and I discuss Michael Sandel’s book “What Money Can’t Buy.” We speak at length about the mind-boggling number of things that we can buy, that are subject to market values. We have the intuition that the intrinsic value of some goods are corrupted by market values which regard them as commodities…

Scientism

In this episode Teague and I discuss scientism with our guest Tadas Vinokur. We take on various topics including new atheism, pop science, the scientific gaze, mathematics, and the interplay of scientific knowledge and culture. Audio Video