The "What is Money?" Show

Reversal, Reality, and Invisibility | The Platonic Philosophy Series | Episode 3 (WiM204)

Episode Notes

In this special edition series, I will be joined by multiple thinkers and philosophers to discuss Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy. This ongoing series of conversations will focus on the nature of goodness, truth, justice, freedom, beauty, reason, and love. My first guest in this series is the eminent cognitive scientist and philosopher John Vervaeke, and we examine D.C. Schindler's masterpiece "Plato's Critique of Impure Reason: On Goodness and Truth in the Republic."

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Plato's Critique of Impure Reason: https://www.amazon.com/Platos-Critique-Impure-Reason-Goodness/dp/0813228247#:~:text=Plato's%20Critique%20of%20Impure%20Reason%20offers%20a%20dramatic%20interpretation%20of,real%20image%22%20of%20the%20good.

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Transcript:

Outline
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Swan Private
00:01:37 Breaking In: Reversal and Reality
00:06:50 Socrates as the Living Symbol of Philosophy
00:10:33 The Paradoxical Identity of Procession and Reversion
00:17:07 How Socrates the Courage that Nobody Can Define
00:21:04 The Dramatic Roles of Socrates and Christ
00:27:04 The Sun, The Good, and the Mediating Third
00:32:27 Sciencia Intuitivia
00:37:01 The Deep Continuity Between Vision and Cognition, Mind and Biology
00:40:37 The Pricing System as a Set of Perpetual Feedback Loops
00:45:15 The Nature of the Absolute
00:48:00 Could Causality be an Illusion?
00:51:20 The Dramatic Structure of Knowledge
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00:53:52 The 6th Sense: The Climax of a Film Is a Reversal
00:57:19 Reciprocal Opening: How to Keep Falling Ever-Deeper in Love
01:02:06 On Being Invisible
01:04:45 The Difference Between Discovery and Invention…
01:09:29 What is It About Self-Knowledge that So Closely Resembles The Good?
01:13:05 “The Supreme Reality is Not Anything the Eye Can See, but the Power By Which the Eye Can See”
01:19:36 Cybernetics, Organisms as Messages, and Purifying the Mediating Thirds
01:25:35 Information: Surprise, Or, The Difference that Makes a Difference
01:31:00 “One Must Love More Than Ideas In Order to Love Ideas Properly”
01:35:32 The Mission of Socrates: Get Justice, Or Die Trying
01:37:40 “The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living”
01:45:21 “Perfect Freedom is thus Identical to Absolute Obedience to What is Absolute”
01:51:00 “What is Money?” Outro

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