The Big Questions of Philosophy

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The Big Questions of Philosophy

2016

We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence--the biggest of all being, "Why are we here?" Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential...

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David Kyle Johnson

In This Series

How Do We Do Philosophy?
Episode 1
How Do We Do Philosophy?
Why Should We Trust Reason?
Episode 2
Why Should We Trust Reason?
How Do We Reason Carefully?
Episode 3
How Do We Reason Carefully?
How Do We Find the Best Explanation?
Episode 4
How Do We Find the Best Explanation?
What Is Truth?
Episode 5
What Is Truth?
Is Knowledge Possible?
Episode 6
Is Knowledge Possible?
What Is the Best Way to Gain Knowledge?
Episode 7
What Is the Best Way to Gain Knowledge?
Do We Know What Knowledge Is?
Episode 8
Do We Know What Knowledge Is?
When Can We Trust Testimony?
Episode 9
When Can We Trust Testimony?
Can Mystical Experience Justify Belief?
Episode 10
Can Mystical Experience Justify Belief?
Is Faith Ever Rational?
Episode 11
Is Faith Ever Rational?
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
Episode 12
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
What Is God Like?
Episode 13
What Is God Like?
How Could God Allow Moral Evil?
Episode 14
How Could God Allow Moral Evil?
Why Would God Cause Natural Evil?
Episode 15
Why Would God Cause Natural Evil?
Are Freedom and Foreknowledge Compatible?
Episode 16
Are Freedom and Foreknowledge Compatible?
Do Our Souls Make Us Free?
Episode 17
Do Our Souls Make Us Free?
What Does It Mean to Be Free?
Episode 18
What Does It Mean to Be Free?
What Preserves Personal Identity?
Episode 19
What Preserves Personal Identity?
Are Persons Mere Minds?
Episode 20
Are Persons Mere Minds?
Are Persons Just Bodies?
Episode 21
Are Persons Just Bodies?
Are You Really You?
Episode 22
Are You Really You?
How Does the Brain Produce the Mind?
Episode 23
How Does the Brain Produce the Mind?
What Do Minds Do, If Anything?
Episode 24
What Do Minds Do, If Anything?
Could Machines Think?
Episode 25
Could Machines Think?
Does God Define the Good?
Episode 26
Does God Define the Good?
Does Happiness Define the Good?
Episode 27
Does Happiness Define the Good?
Does Reason Define the Good?
Episode 28
Does Reason Define the Good?
How Ought We to Live?
Episode 29
How Ought We to Live?
Why Bother Being Good?
Episode 30
Why Bother Being Good?
Should Government Exist?
Episode 31
Should Government Exist?
What Justifies a Government?
Episode 32
What Justifies a Government?
How Big Should Government Be?
Episode 33
How Big Should Government Be?
What Are the Limits of Liberty?
Episode 34
What Are the Limits of Liberty?
What Makes a Society Fair or Just?
Episode 35
What Makes a Society Fair or Just?
What Is the Meaning of Life?
Episode 36
What Is the Meaning of Life?