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~About This Episode~
It all started when I asked John why he likes Socrates.
The conversation then goes into actual philosophy
vs. modern notion of someone’s “personal philosophy,”
limits of glorifying ancient Greece,
Western man’s questioning of the world and the attendant tightrope walk,
Westerners looking to the East for spirituality and different conceptions of life,
Some approximate time stamps of themes from this episode:
Modern “questioning” to break down the classical pursuit of truth, actual dialogue.
Indian culture and the quest for developed consciousness
Dominant personality type in given cultures
Warning of glorifying “the other”
The experiential approach
Competitors to philosophy, traditionalism. Not everything is rational, the nous faculty
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