Sinopse

Reflections in the spirit of Henry Thoreau ("Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star." ) and William James ("the really vital question for us all is, What is this world going to be? What is life eventually to make of itself?"). Blogging at jposopher.blogspot.com and delightsprings.blogspot.com, tweeting @osopher.

Episódios

  • My Opinion Podcast at Tennessee

    My Opinion Podcast at Tennessee

    27/07/2018 Duração: 16s

    My Opinion Podcast at Tennessee by Phil Oliver

  • Vin Scullys last game

    Vin Scully's last game

    02/10/2016 Duração: 39s

    A snippet of Vin Scully's last broadcast, in San Francisco 10.2.16.

  • Doomsday

    Doomsday

    10/06/2016 Duração: 01min

    "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year,” and get on with it."

  • The sharp  narrow path

    The sharp & narrow path

    09/06/2016 Duração: 02min

    Ockham's razor, Somerset Maugham, William James, and "salvation"

  • Abelards ultimate tragedy

    Abelard's ultimate tragedy

    01/06/2016 Duração: 05min

    There's an intellectual form of self-neutering that's worse, in some ways, than the tragedy of Abelard and Heloise.

  • Happiness-the best of the west

    Happiness-the best of the west

    21/05/2016 Duração: 04min

    Our fourth and final Lifelong Learner's Happiness class at MTSU will glean the wisdom of Montaigne, Hume, James, Russell, Csikszentmihalyi, and Jennifer Michael Hecht. "Hang a sign that says HOME on a tree and you're done." And, Dr. Seuss: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

  • Hegel  Schopenhauer

    Hegel & Schopenhauer

    02/11/2015 Duração: 06min

    In search of Reality itself, we might do better to focus on lower-case realities like a well-pitched softball game or a World Series championship.

  • Camuss Myth of Sisyphus

    Camus's Myth of Sisyphus

    28/10/2015 Duração: 09min

    "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."

  • Pangloss and meliorism

    Pangloss and meliorism

    21/10/2015 Duração: 12min

    A better world has to be possible.

  • Mills happiness

    Mill's happiness

    19/10/2015 Duração: 13min

    J.S. Mill recovered from overzealous homeschooling with the aid of music and poetry.

  • Lenoirs Happiness 16-18

    Lenoir's Happiness 16-18

    30/09/2015 Duração: 08min

    Individual & collective happiness; desire, boredom, loving life as it is.

  • Seneca, Schopenhauer

    Seneca, Schopenhauer

    21/09/2015 Duração: 09min

    Seneca, Stoics, Schopenhauer - if your "deeper nature" isn't happy enough, can you change it?

  • Study Abroad course July 2016-American philosophy, British roots

    Study Abroad course July 2016-American philosophy, British roots

    14/09/2015 Duração: 05min

    Come on along! Details at delightsprings.blogspot.com.

  • Happiness  the good life

    Happiness & the good life

    09/09/2015 Duração: 12min

    Haybron's ch8

  • The sources of happiness

    The sources of happiness

    06/09/2015 Duração: 08min

    From Daniel Haybron's "Very Short Inroduction" ch5.

  • I believe in the peripatetic life

    I believe in the peripatetic life

    29/08/2015 Duração: 07min

    Looking at "This I Believe," and the conviction of some of us that the best philosophy comes from "feet on the ground."

  • Happiness is to be dissolved

    Happiness is to be "dissolved"

    26/08/2015 Duração: 02min

    So said Willa Cather, via Maria Popova.

  • Opening deja-vu

    Opening deja-vu

    19/08/2015 Duração: 13min

    Looking back at last year's Opening Day of the academic season, as this year's approaches.

  • The college game

    The college game

    14/08/2015 Duração: 05min

    In anticipation of a new academic year, reflections on why and how we play this college game and a tip to take the time YOU need to get what college can give you.

  • Springs 2

    Springs 2

    29/07/2015 Duração: 10min

    2d installment of the Springs project, a slow-read recording of "William James's 'Springs of Delight'-the Return to Life" (Vanderbilt Press, 2001), read by author Phil Oliver.

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