Question 1: [2:55] – “My husband and I have three kids ages 5, 3 and 1, and we are keen to teach them how to reason and utilize philosophy in a culture that has largely lost that ability. I had a private, Christian education from kindergarten through college, but I'm aware - thanks in big part to your show - that I did not learn to reason regarding current events and relationships. We want to start teaching our kids the basics of reason and philosophy now; how are you teaching your daughter about these things?”
Question 2: [18:45] - "Will we eventually have to go back in, with boots on the ground, to the countries - or failed states - in the Middle East, Afghanistan and elsewhere, whose problems we may not have created entirely but have certainly contributed to, in order to avert the existential threat we face in the West and also to deliver safe, civilized, worthwhile lives to the people living in these countries? In short - and I know this is an Oxymoron - should we be planning to impose freedom and civilization on these people for their own good and for our security in the long term?"
Question 3: [41:10] – “I’m 28 years old, divorced, musician and a serial fixer. Over the past decade I have had several long relationships with broken women. Somehow I've always knew that it would be a challenge but I dove deep nonetheless hoping that it would work. Now the next ‘victim’ is a hooker living 4000 miles away from me. I don’t know if I'm stupid or a masochist. What drives me to put so much energy and time into those relationships?”
Question 4: [1:27:34] – “I am contemplating and leaning towards pursuing philosophy as a career path similar to how you do use it. Given that philosophy has such a large body of work to it, has traditionally been tied to college which is now so ideologically infected. Learning philosophy is not so straightforward in self-teaching as many other skills, what do you advise I do to get a good foundation for the knowledge and skills necessary for this?”
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