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Episode 018 - Philosophy

By Book Club for Masochists

In the newest episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Philosophy books! Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we podcast? Plus: Dead white men we find boring, Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers, and books we didn’t finish reading (as usual). In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray Recommended The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy by Michael Patton and Kevin Cannon Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton Supervillains and Philosophy edited by Ben Dyer   Read Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer Did Not Finish Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein African Philosophy: The Essential Readings by Tsenay Serequeberha Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin (Recommended) Other Books Mentioned The Fall of Sleep by Jean-Luc Nancy (Recommended to us) Some Lessons in Metaphysics by José Ortega y Gasset (Recommended to us) Action Philosophers by Fred Van Lente and Ryan DunlaveyThe Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff Logicomix: An epic search for truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, and Annie Di Donna (Recommended) Dune and Philosophy: Weirding Way of the Mentat edited by Jeffery Nicholas Manga and Philosophy: Fullmetal Metaphysician edited by Josef Steiff and Adam Barkman Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder edited by Josef Steiff and Tristan D. Tamplin Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon (Recommended, fiction) Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter Links/Other CEGEP: What is it? Wikipedia’s got your back. Lich(e)s: The D&D creature Slavoj Žižek Photo of Slavoj Žižek bedroom photoshopped to include a Hello Kitty and a t.A.T.u. poster The first Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers comic on Existential Comics. There’s at least six of these. Dungeons & Discourse and Advanced Dungeons & Discourse comics on Dresden Codak Aphantasia: How It Feels To Be Blind In Your Mind by Blake Ross: Essay by someone who can’t creature mental images Why Isn't the Sky Blue? Radiolab episode about colour Questions Does anyone have any recommendations for Matthew concerning the philosophy of consciousness in regards to artificial intelligence and aliens? Will someone please make the “Jodorowsky and Philosophy” book we mentioned? Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the books about Philosophy people in the club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter!   Join us again on Tuesday, December 20th, when we discuss Weird Fiction!

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