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Ethan and Zach Trio
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Written Dialogue: Action vs. Intention
Ethan: I first came up with this idea when a friend of mine challenged me on our Golden Rule episode. He took issue with our dismissal of Jesus' teaching: "love thy neighbor as you would yourself." We got into a rather puzzling exchange about the difference...

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Dialogue: Loneliness
Zach: I think this will be the last of a series of topics I choose in order to help people relate to me and my philosophy. Having made enough episodes in order to convey who I am to people (this being the last one), I can now choose topics in a more distanc...

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Dialogue: Sense of Potentialities
Ethan: This is the sort of topic that I'm willing to let drift on the waves of our conjoined psyche, landing where it will. Perhaps on a lonely island, bereft of human touch. Perhaps on the loading dock of a world-wide intellectual trading hub. It begins, t...

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Dialogue: Definition of God
Zach: Well, I'll go with the big topic rather than the little one. So: God. Basically, the dilemma for someone like me is to decide whether to say I believe in God or not. Carl Jung got caught in this trap, because a brash interviewer caught him saying, "I ...

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Dialogue: The Group Lie
Zach: My idea for this episode isn't that complicated, but it has some interesting dimensions. The basic notion is that people in groups are compelled to demonstrate loyalty to those groups by asserting the basic formula, "our team is the best". Individuals...

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Dialogue: The Love Button
Ethan: I submit that every emotion can be controlled by the wielder to a certain extent. The one area where I will throw up my arms in defeat is a true chemical denaturing of the mind. But in every other situation, I believe that an emotion can be swayed. O...

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Dialogue: Dichotomies
Ethan: There are so many important dichotomies, it's hard to list them all. But beginning near the top, in terms of collectively understood and recognized, you have: Man and Woman Straight and Gay Alpha and Beta Extravert and Introvert Active and Passive Pr...

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Dialogue: Myths & Archetypes
Ethan: Symbols, myths, archetypes...do they come before us? Are they a priori? When we so neatly fall into categories, into stories that have been told a thousand times before, is that because there is something in us that is inherently tied to nature (or a...

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Dialogue: Dreams vs. Philosophy
Zach: So I was trying to think of a topic for the Jung Interest group, and I decided to go with "Dreams" because of its likely popularity and approachability. Then it occurred to me that Philosophy, in its most common form, does not deal with dreams. The "p...

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Dialogue: Synchronicity & The Emotional Contagion
Ethan: I believe that emotions are contagious. But let's be clear. I wouldn't hold this opinion so dearly, unless I believed it to be profound. After all is said and done, I am a Profundist philosopher at heart, and I cannot--nay, must not--turn away from t...
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