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The New Thinkery

Aug 26, 2020

Alex, David, and Greg are back again this week, but they leave the realm of hard philosophy books to tease out the underlying political philosophy in Shakespeare's lesser-known, but nevertheless important play, Measure for Measure. Listen in as they talk about everything from how Machiavelli influences Shakespeare to...

Aug 17, 2020

Join Alex, David, and Greg as they discuss how to read Plato, perhaps the most influential philosopher in history, while also talking about the insights that are illuminated by their reading. Plus: Greg has a strange story about a cat and the guys answer mailbag questions.

Aug 12, 2020

As a follow up to the last episode of The New Thinkery, the guys look specifically at chapter 15 of Machiavelli's The Prince. Their close reading elucidates the world-historical shift Machiavelli initiated. Plus: David's hawk story from last week comes to a conclusion.

Aug 5, 2020

Join Alex, David, and Greg as they dive into one of the most infamous and polarizing books in political philosophy, Machiavelli's The Prince. The guys introduce the book and break down its most important points while connecting its wisdom to modernity. Plus: David has a short story to tell about a hawk.