Category Archives: podcast

October 02

The Ethics of having Style: DR. TIMOTHY MORTON (PT 5 OF 5)

In this final section Dr. Morton talks about how romanticism brought with it the recognition that we are each unique beings with inherent individual value. The value of uniqueness gives us our sense of style. Morton goes on to explain how this sense of uniqueness when it spreads beyond humanity to nonhuman beings will create […]

September 24

The Philosophy of Rudolph Steiner part 1 of 5

This podcast features the first part of a discussion I had with John Walker an occultist, poet and an independent scholar who spent 17 years immersed in the work of Rudolf Steiner. In this episode we begin our conversation by discussing the nature of science and Goethe’s alternative understanding of it. Goethe felt that the […]

September 03

Individuality and Uniqueness: WITH DR. TIMOTHY MORTON (PT 4 OF 5)

This podcast features the fourth part of a discussion I had with Dr. Timothy Morton of Rice University. In this episode Dr. Morton and I discuss the fact that in our culture only some things are recognized as beings with a uniqueness that deserves respect and consideration. The coversation goes on to talk about the […]

August 26

Reality and Appearance: with Dr. Timothy Morton (pt.3 of 5)

This podcast features the third part of a discussion I had with Dr. Timothy Morton of Rice University. In this episode Timothy Morton and I explain why reality and appearance can never be separated. There is no reality that exists without appearance, no existence without an experience of it. In short appearance is not something […]

August 19

Space-Time and the New Reality with Dr. Timothy Morton (pt. 2 of 5)

This podcast features the second part of a discussion I had with Dr. Timothy Morton of Rice University. The conversation begins with a discussion about the worldview that emerged during the Enlightenment. The conversation continues to discuss a new vision of reality that has emerged over the past century. Look for the remainder of this […]

August 12

Romantic Irony and Cynical Reason with Dr. Timothy Morton (pt. 1 of 5)

This podcast features the first part of a discussion I had with Dr. Timothy Morton of Rice University. The conversation begins by introducing Romanticism and Romantic Irony. By the end Morton offers a biting critique of modern academy when he explains how intellectual discussion has become dominated by what he calls cynical reason – Romantic […]

May 28

Podcast Episode 2 – Not Here, Not There: The Power of the Space Between Everything

In my second podcast you learn about one of the most powerful mystical spaces I know about – the space that exists in between all possibility. This space that is everywhere and nowhere simultaneously is where real magic happens. TO DOWNLOAD: Right click and then hit “Save link as…” TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST IN […]

May 14

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Call for Originality: Philosophy Is Not A Luxury Podcast Episode 1:

I am very happy to offer you the first episode of the new Philosophy Is Not a Luxury Podcast. In this episode I introduce the intention behind starting the podcast and introduce the thinking of Ralph Waldo Emerson by discussing a passage from his book Nature first published in 1836. TO LISTEN USE THIS AUDIO […]

December 22

Radical Inclusivity – An Interview with Dr. Timothy Morton

Recently I conducted an Interview with Dr. Timothy Morton of Rice University for The Evolutionary Collective web radio program. During this fascinating interview we discussed the radical inclusivity that appears to be an unavoidable characteristic of reality and a central concern of the Romanticism. The European Enlightenment was in part an effort to remove ourselves […]

March 21

Karma, Eastern Thought and the American Mind

American Philosophy since Ralph Waldo Emerson has had a strong connection to Eastern Enlightenment traditions. Emerson was reading the Bagavad Gita, the Tao Te Ching, and Zoroastrian texts as they were being translated in the west for the very first time in the early 19th century. He passed these on to his disciples and Henry […]