Fri, 24 February 2012
On Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics (1916) (Part I and Part II, Ch. 4), Claude Levi-Strauss's "The Structural Study of Myth" (1955), and Jacques Derrida's "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences" (1966). What is language? What is the relation between language and reality? With guest C. Derick Varn. Get the full discussion at partiallyexaminedlife.com.
Direct download: PREVIEW-PEL_ep_051_2-9-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:53pm CDT
Fri, 3 February 2012
On Robert M. Pirsig's philosophical, autobiographical novel from 1974. What's the relationship between science and values? Pirsig thinks that modern rationality, by insisting on the fundamental distinction between objects (matter) and subjects (people), labels value judgments as irrational. Society therefore largely ignores aesthetic considerations in the buildings and machines that litter our landscape. With guest David Buchanan. Get the full discussion at partiallyexaminedlife.com.
Direct download: PREVIEW-PEL_ep_050_1-10-11.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT