This episode combines lectures 1-5 in my Modern Philosophers Series. These lectures come from a course I teach called Philosophy 101. This episode examines the post-Cartesian philosophical idealism of Irish philosopher George "Bishop" Berkeley (1685-1753), the epistemology and empiricism of the English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), the empiricist theories of Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), and the transcendental idealism of German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). I also discuss classic philosophical ideas, including the analytic/synthetic distinction, a priori vs. a posteriori, and the transcendental ideality of space and time.
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The Western Canon is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!