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Drunken Philosophy

Sep 11, 2019

As a direct follow-up to their previous episode on Arthur Danto, Connor and Dan dig into the contemporary aesthetic philosophy of cultural critic Sianne Ngai. Specifically, they're talking about things that are cute, zany, and interesting. These three categories are launching off points to discuss the commodification of...


Sep 4, 2019

Identity is a complex issue, and, obviously, two drunk white straight guys are the most equipped to talk about it. Kidding, of course. This week Connor and Dan look to the contemporary philosophy of Kwame Anthony Appiah and his thoughts on identity, race, nationality, and our lives as global citizens. Spoiler...


Aug 14, 2019

At the start of their next ambitious three-parter, the boys turn their attention to a figure who looms large not just in their lives, but in the lives of all philosophers. That little, persnickety gentleman from Konigsberg, Immanuel Kant. This week, Connor and Dan learn a little about Kant’s life and try to figure out...


Jul 17, 2019

She was dubbed the "most dangerous woman in America" in her time, but who exactly was Emma Goldman and what did she believe? This week, Connor and Dan dive back into the pool of American anarchism to learn about Goldman's early feminism, fiery speeches, and violent tactics. Was she right about a lot of stuff? Yup....


Jul 10, 2019

Now that we know who Kropotkin was, let's spend part two discussing what he was all about. That involves some pretty detailed discussions of various anarchist frameworks during which Connor's arguments get totally freaking dunked on by a long-dead Russian intellectual. Hope you're ready to start a revolution! Because...