Trolling v. Socratic Method, Thought & Experience, Westerners Looking East | Learning in Public 12

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~About This Episode~

It all started when I asked John why he likes Socrates.

The conversation then goes into actual philosophy

vs. modern notion of someone’s “personal philosophy,”

limits of glorifying ancient Greece,

Western man’s questioning of the world and the attendant tightrope walk,

Westerners looking to the East for spirituality and different conceptions of life,

and more.


Some approximate time stamps of themes from this episode:


Modern “questioning” to break down the classical pursuit of truth, actual dialogue.



Indian culture and the quest for developed consciousness



Dominant personality type in given cultures



Warning of glorifying “the other”



The experiential approach



Competitors to philosophy, traditionalism. Not everything is rational, the nous faculty



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