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The New Thinkery

Mar 30, 2022

In this episode of TNT, the guys are joined by distinguished professor and student of Leo Strauss, David Lowenthal. Together, the group talk about Lowenthal's academic and military career, Orwell's 1984, and Dr. Lowenthal answers lightning questions. Plus: Dr. Lowenthal explains why he was a Marxist for a little while.

Mar 23, 2022

This week, the guys take a break from focusing on one text to host a more personal episode. Each co-host presents a question to the others for their thoughts, and then they answer your mailbag questions!

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Mar 16, 2022

In this week's episode, the guys are joined by Professor James Carey. The group wade outside of TNT's philosophic comfort zone by talking with Professor Carey about Indian philosophy. Specifically, they discuss whether Indian philosophy is monolithic, and, whether it is or not, what concepts grab the attention of...

Mar 9, 2022

In this follow-up to the last episode on Plato's Republic, the guys are again looking at the concept of justice. Specifically, what issues one might take with it. The group analyze the speeches of Glaucon and his brother to get at the philosophic issues dwelling underneath what seems to be a universal concept.

Mar 2, 2022

This week, the guys are breaking up the nonstop philosophy with a movie with strong overtones about, what else, philosophy! The crew discuss Alfred Hitchcock's Rope—which is scarily based on a true story—and how philosophy can be dangerous when approached improperly.