1. Does the Idea of Death, Shape the Way We Perceive Reality?

1. Does the Idea of Death, Shape the Way We Perceive Reality...

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https://youtu.be/IWlDJ4QqOAU This episode explores how the “problem of death” (i.e., our continual self-awareness of our own mortality), shapes and influences the way we conceptualize ourselves, our priorities, our goals, and the world we see around us. This episode also explains what a "model of reality" is, and some of the general approaches through which each major categorical framework of reality addresses the problem of death. The three major categorical models of reality are: 1. Materialistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is thoroughly physical); 2. Dualistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is made out of mind/matter); 3. Idealistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is a type of "dream-like" illusion). ***There is a 10 minute segment in this episode (26:45 — 36:30) that explores the existentialist philosophical perspective on death, meaninglessness, and suicide. If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support you can reach someone to talk to at these following numbers: In the U.S. call 1-800-273-8255 | In Canada call 1-866-277-3553 |In the U.K. call 0-845-790-9090 |In Australia Call 13-11-14 |In New Zealand Call 04-586-1048 |In Ireland Call +440-845-790-9090 |In Japan Call +81-035-286-9090*** Episode Summary ? 0:00:00 – 0:03:02 (Introduction) 0:03:02 – 0:13:48 (What is the Problem of Death?) 0:13:59 – 0:19:12 (What is a Model of Reality?) 0:19:10 – 0:23:03 (Materialistic Models of Reality) 0:23:03 – 0:26:40 (Epicurean Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:26:45 – 0:36:30 (Existentialist Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:36:30 – 0:39:55 (Transhumanist Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:39:55 – 0:43:20 (Dualistic Models of Reality) 0:43:20 – 0:45:00 (The Paradox of the Ghost in the Machine) 0:45:00 — 0:48:45 (The Problem of Physical Existence in Dualism) 0:48:45 – 0:49:49 (Gnostic Dualist Example) 0:49:49 – 0:51:10 (Ancient Egyptian Dualist Example) 0:52:30 – 0:56:04 (Idealistic Models of Reality) 0:56:04 – 0:57:00 (Outro) ——————————— Bumper music (1) “Grave of the Fireflies” by Aeiko | https://soundcloud.com/imaeiko Bumper music (2) “Any Dream You Wanted” by Akira the Don | https://soundcloud.com/akirathedon Bumper music (3) “Plunderer” by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen ——————————— @My_Ghost_in_the_Machine (Instagram) https://myghostinthemachine.com ——————————— If you've read this far, and would like to support this podcast, one of the easiest ways through which you can do this is by leaving My Ghost in the Machine a review or comment wherever you get your podcasts from. Many thanks! A.J.E.
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https://youtu.be/IWlDJ4QqOAU This episode explores how the “problem of death” (i.e., our continual self-awareness of our own mortality), shapes and influences the way we conceptualize ourselves, our priorities, our goals, and the world we see around us. This episode also explains what a "model of reality" is, and some of the general approaches through which each major categorical framework of reality addresses the problem of death. The three major categorical models of reality are: 1. Materialistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is thoroughly physical); 2. Dualistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is made out of mind/matter); 3. Idealistic Models of Reality (i.e., reality is a type of "dream-like" illusion). ***There is a 10 minute segment in this episode (26:45 — 36:30) that explores the existentialist philosophical perspective on death, meaninglessness, and suicide. If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support you can reach someone to talk to at these following numbers: In the U.S. call 1-800-273-8255 | In Canada call 1-866-277-3553 |In the U.K. call 0-845-790-9090 |In Australia Call 13-11-14 |In New Zealand Call 04-586-1048 |In Ireland Call +440-845-790-9090 |In Japan Call +81-035-286-9090*** Episode Summary ? 0:00:00 – 0:03:02 (Introduction) 0:03:02 – 0:13:48 (What is the Problem of Death?) 0:13:59 – 0:19:12 (What is a Model of Reality?) 0:19:10 – 0:23:03 (Materialistic Models of Reality) 0:23:03 – 0:26:40 (Epicurean Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:26:45 – 0:36:30 (Existentialist Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:36:30 – 0:39:55 (Transhumanist Approach to the Problem of Death) 0:39:55 – 0:43:20 (Dualistic Models of Reality) 0:43:20 – 0:45:00 (The Paradox of the Ghost in the Machine) 0:45:00 — 0:48:45 (The Problem of Physical Existence in Dualism) 0:48:45 – 0:49:49 (Gnostic Dualist Example) 0:49:49 – 0:51:10 (Ancient Egyptian Dualist Example) 0:52:30 – 0:56:04 (Idealistic Models of Reality) 0:56:04 – 0:57:00 (Outro) ——————————— Bumper music (1) “Grave of the Fireflies” by Aeiko | https://soundcloud.com/imaeiko Bumper music (2) “Any Dream You Wanted” by Akira the Don | https://soundcloud.com/akirathedon Bumper music (3) “Plunderer” by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen ——————————— @My_Ghost_in_the_Machine (Instagram) https://myghostinthemachine.com ——————————— If you've read this far, and would like to support this podcast, one of the easiest ways through which you can do this is by leaving My Ghost in the Machine a review or comment wherever you get your podcasts from. Many thanks! A.J.E.
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