Tag: Crispin Sartwell

  • The Ethics of Compulsory Education — And Public Schooling Too — With Crispin Sartwell

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson College) returns to Sophia to talk about the issues he has with compulsory, state-sponsored k-12 education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYm03FISkM4&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 10:50 – Crispin’s schooling experience in Washington DC 20:20 – The tension between learning and compulsion / Formal Compulsion and oppressive atmospheres 25:50 – Compulsion of minors considered more generally…

  • On Wanting and Doing: A Conversation with CriSpin Sartwell

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ In this episode of Sophia, I talk with Crispin Sartwell of Dickinson College about my essay, “Wanting and Doing.” [https://theelectricagora.com/2021/05/25/wanting-and-doing/] We discuss action, desire, and powerlessness as understood in Christian theology and contemporary addiction discourse.  https://youtu.be/F4zXOajVfmQ 4:04 Wanting and doing in Christian and Addiction Discourse. 36:54 Overeating and the Problem…

  • Wanting and Doing

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. –Paul, Letter to the Romans 7.15 (Revised Standard Version) ___ Remarks by Crispin Sartwell on addiction, during our second dialogue on my Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics,…

  • Crispin sartwell: humans are animals. get over it.

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ On the latest episode of Sophia, Crispin Sartwell and I talk about Crispin’s article for the New York Times, “Humans are Animals: Let’s Get Over It” (2/23/2021).  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/opinion/humans-animals-philosophy.html Topics include: Humanism and its roots; Racism; Hume’s Naturalism; and Normativity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnvzCH1PqGM&t=26s&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 0:00​ Crispin and Dan catch up after a hiatus 7:50​…

  • Social Justice Discourse and the Question of “Standpoints”

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ My remarks here are anticipatory of a more thorough treatment of the question of Standpoint Epistemology – or “Theory” – in conversation with Crispin Sartwell, who finds the notion amenable. I do not, and a brief back-and-forth on the topic on Twitter convinced me that our differences were worth exploring…

  • Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics: Explanatory Disunity

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ As readers know, I have been running a series of conversations with Crispin Sartwell, as an accompaniment to these prolegomena. I asked Crispin to do this with me for two reasons: First, he is the only person within my circle capable of addressing the many and diverse subject areas across…

  • Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics: Actions, Reasons, Causes … and Ends

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ I’ve been saying that I’d like a return to philosophical “normalcy,” meaning that I’d like us to stop indulging what I’ve been calling, alternatively, “crazy” and “desperate” philosophical positions: Panpsychism; Hard Determinism; Eliminative Materialism and “Illusionism”; Platonism; Mind/Body Dualism; and so on. I’m running an ongoing series of conversations with…

  • The Analytic/Continental Split

    by Daniel A. Kaufman My discussion with Crispin Sartwell on the Analytic/Continental divide.  Originally aired on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV., April 10, 2019.

  • Michelangelo, Humanism, and Christianity

    My dialogue with Crispin Sartwell of Dickinson College on Michelangelo, Humanism, and Christianity.  Originally aired on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, March 1, 2018. https://youtu.be/M9iNU8V5MSA   Notes Crispin’s essay on Splicetoday: https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/why-they-suck-how-michelangelo-made-the-reformation-necessary