Naked Humanity

By Stefani Ruper

Existentialist philosophers such as Albert Camus and Hannah Arendt once said the modern world has rendered us naked: we are stripped of traditional beliefs, grasping for truths constantly out of reach, and devastatingly aware of our finitude. Is this true? Where do we go from here? Who are we? Who COULD we be? For Season I of this podcast (all currently posted episodes) I ask historians, psychologists, sociologists, and biologists: what does it mean to be human in the modern world?

  1. 1.
    Finding Meaning in Coronavirus
    23:43
  2. 2.
    What Makes Things Funny? with Alex Farrow
    59:46
  3. 3.
    If I were Emperor for a Day...
    15:19
  4. 4.
    The Lost Art of Logic with Steve Patterson
    45:34
  5. 5.
    Living Outside the Philosophical Box
    15:26
  6. 6.
    The State of Philosophy Today with John Perry
    52:47
  7. 7.
    Intersectionality: Truth vs. Misconceptions
    25:09
  8. 8.
    Yoga in the West: Scam or Sacred Practice? with David Garrigues
    46:53
  1. 9.
    Why You Think You're Right but Probably Aren't
    16:19
  2. 10.
    Using Feminism to Question Society and Yourself with Hannah McGregor
    1:01:42
  3. 11.
    4 Steps to Overcome Alienation and Nihilism
    19:39
  4. 12.
    Using Empathy to Improve yourself and the World with Daryl Cameron
    52:20
  5. 13.
    Can Multiple Religions be True?
    21:25
  6. 14.
    Making Meaning Before you Die with Jessie Dezutter
    50:48
  7. 15.
    Pros and Cons of Eckhart Tolle & Other Spiritual Gurus
    14:17
  8. 16.
    Nietzsche, the Death of God, and Donald Trump with Hugo Drochon
    52:28
  9. 17.
    Why You Shouldn't Rely Only on Reason
    20:41
  10. 18.
    Are Robots the Next Gods? with Dr. Beth Singler
    55:26
  11. 19.
    Philosophical Perspective on Slut Shaming
    17:18
  12. 20.
    The Compatibility of Christianity and Science with Tom McLeish
    54:04
  13. 21.
    What You Need to Know about Postmodernism
    19:25
  14. 22.
    Philosophical Answers to the Meaning of Life with Iddo Landau
    49:40
  15. 23.
    The Insignificance of Humanity
    20:21
  16. 24.
    Our Untold and Uncomfortable Histories with the Uncomfortable Oxford Project
    58:58
  17. 25.
    How Healthy are Your Coping Mechanisms?
    19:01
  18. 26.
    The Nuance you Miss in Political Opponents with Feminist Libertarian Cathy Reisenwitz
    51:33
  19. 27.
    What Everyone gets Wrong about Political Differences
    15:38
  20. 28.
    Religions are Often Bad for the Environment: Here's Why, with Bron Taylor
    53:04
  21. 29.
    Why so many People Struggle with Purpose
    13:11
  22. 30.
    How Marketing Shapes our World with Kaila Tova
    55:38
  23. 31.
    Is Life Worth Living?
    18:35
  24. 32.
    The Historical Era that Made us Who We Are with Brad Gregory
    58:24
  25. 33.
    Why Trying to be Happy Makes you Sad
    16:44
  26. 34.
    The Religious Causes of Violence with Mark Juergensmeyer
    51:18
  27. 35.
    Why You Should Care about String Theory with Tasneem Zehra Husain
    1:01:49
  28. 36.
    The Busyness Epidemic
    14:54
  29. 37.
    Trusting Strangers: Why it Matters and How it can be Created and Destroyed with Peter Thisted Dinesen
    55:08
  30. 38.
    How to Quit Religion
    20:49
  31. 39.
    Exclusion in Academic Publishing: A Rant
    54:10
  32. 40.
    Why We Don't Care about the Environment with Siobhan Senier
    54:10
  33. 41.
    35: Why Spirituality Needs Science with Ursula Goodenough
    58:03
  34. 42.
    34x: The Philosophy of Power
    15:16
  35. 43.
    34: The New Spirituality of the 21st Century with Linda Woodhead
    58:32
  36. 44.
    33x: The Importance of Suffering
    17:06
  37. 45.
    33: The Neuroscience of Belief, Identity, and Consciousness with Jonas Kaplan
    53:45
  38. 46.
    32x: The Loneliest Society
    19:13
  39. 47.
    32: The Epidemic of Loneliness with Eiluned Pearce
    1:05:09
  40. 48.
    31x: Is Capitalism Racist? & Other Myths
    18:35
  41. 49.
    31: How Americans make Work Religious with James Dennis LoRusso
    50:14
  42. 50.
    30x: 5 Myths about Religion
    18:25

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