In this episode we get down into the weeds discussing the philosophical problem of dualisms touching on the work of Hermann Dooyeweerd (Dutch Neo-Calvinism), Graham Harman (Object Oriented Ontology), and Emmannuel Levinas. But hang in there! We also delve into some very concrete expressions of dualism as found in Terry Gilliam and Tool, and it may even help us understand why the internet is so frequently awful! On a more serious note, understanding and dismantling dualism can give us tools to help confront white supremacism.
Beer appearing in this episode: Cinderlands Spirit Clean Triple IPA
Should I Really Care About This? We recorded a segment of SIRCAT discussing whether protective gear in American football can in fact, make the game more dangerous. We concluded that it does but talking about CTE just wasn’t as lighthearted as these segments usually are. So, should I really care about how protective gear in football can make the game more dangerous? Yes, for sure. We’ll be back with a new SIRCAT in the Episode 10.