Society & Culture:Philosophy
Yeats repeats “a terrible beauty is born” in his poem “Easter, 1916”. The poem expresses the emotional limbo of Yeats as he grapples with the post World War I Irish rebellion in response to the broken promise of Irish liberation. Out of acts of violence, comes the hope of freedom. Or is it the hope of freedom that fuels acts of violence?
Do we make progress with ideas, and if so, does it not require a "terrible beauty" as a means of initiation?
In this episode the Dawdler’s use Sabine Hossenfelder’s book “Lost in Math” as a guide to explore where, if anywhere, we ought to place appeals to beauty in our intellectual searches. It’s a theme that has surfaced now and again on the podcast and here the Dawdlers take a bit of a plunge.
Settle down with your inner chimp. It’s about to get unreasonable.
00:06:43 – Topic Introduction
00:12:54 – Philosophy of Aesthetics? // Two Theses on Taste
00:22:44 – G.E.P. Box’s Scientific Feedback Loop
00:26:16 – Falsifiability vs. Unplausifiability // Constraints on the Foundations of Physics
00:37:36 – Arguments from Beauty/“Naturalness” // Symmetry Stuff
00:52:24 – Biases
00:56:00 – Harland and Ryan duke it out about aesthetic concerns in ideas?
E47: On Margin Haunting - Quo Bros, Margin Haunters, & Secular Gurus
Shorts - E33: The World
Dear Dawdler - E5: To Every Philosophy There Is A Season
E46: 10 Things To Hate About Nonfiction Books
E45: Dawdler Review - Triamonds, Episodic Synchronies, and NME Skeptics!
Dear Dawdler - E4: We Live in a Context (So I See)
Dear Dawdler - E3: We Live in a (Complex) Society
Shorts - E32: Putting Thumbs on a Penguin
Dear Dawdler - E2: We Are All in the Same Boat
Dear Dawdler - E1: We Are All Mutineers
Shorts - E31: The Two Cultures
Shorts - E30: The American Dream
E44: Subjective Chiroptera of Experience - Thomas Nagel's "What is it Like to Be a Bat?"
Haunting the Margins - E3: Alan Watts
E43: Rorty's Mirror of Nature Part II - Dividing by Zero
E42: Richard Rorty's Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature - Part I - An Ironic Kind of Fellow
Shorts - E29: The Great Server
E41: Every Theory of Everything Ever - The Evolution of Religions
Shorts - E28: Science NOW!
Shorts - E27: Luck vs. Karma
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