wonderland podcast

wonderland

jane gatsby

welcome to wonderland. this is a podcast about philosophy delivered in the calm, dreamy style of a bedtime book on tape. travel down the rabbit hole and into wonderland to discover from first principles what philosophy is and who needs it. then adventure through a fairy tale narrative that explores the realms of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, morality, and political theory. the episodes are intended to be listened to in order. so please, start from the beginning to follow along with the story.

10 Episodes

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    commerce & contracts

    44:51

    this final episode of the season delves into the realm of free trade. examining what contracts are and how they may be used as a political tool to create reliable relationships between individuals, what rules and regulations are appropriately imposed upon market mechanisms, and finally a comprehensive critique of intellectual property. why patents and copyrights actually inhibit growth and prosperity rather than enable it.   a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/58b4tvzx find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    rights & responsibilities

    34:50

    this episode of wonderland lays out what could be considered the guiding principles of a nation’s charter. what rights and responsibilities are afforded to and asked of each citizen as well as the reasoning why. it also explores what promises and protections should be made to those subjects who depend upon another citizen for their care, how children should be treated, and how new members can join the covenant.   a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/raadesby find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    protection & police

    25:44

    this episode of wonderland explores how we could reimagine the role of police and protection in our communities. examining what protection looks like, why it requires government involvement, and how best it could be integrated into our cities.  a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/ctd2454r find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    on land

    40:32

    this episode of wonderland is on land. what makes land necessary for establishing a domain of political authority, how new territory can be acquired, and potential methods of distribution within the state. these ideas are building off of the foundation of royalism that was established last episode, examining what is required to form a good government. a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/4tc3j989 find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    the structure of freedom

    54:26

    this episode of wonderland introduces politics and sets out to discover how best individual liberty may be achieved. it explores the relationship between power, force, and finance, examining how political power manifests and what money really means. finally, it presents royalism, as first described by curtis yarvin, as the best possible method of bringing about peace and prosperity.   a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/vweznef2 find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    hero: moral ego

    56:28

    this episode of wonderland dives into rationality, morality, and the hero's journey. borrowing bits of knowledge from jordan peterson, zen buddhism, stoicism, and introducing objectivism as a key player. a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/3bknuk47 find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    free will, ethics, and religion (why sam harris & jordan peterson disagree)

    55:02

    this episode of wonderland tackles the timeless tension between free will and determinism. providing a synthesized approach that shows how both of these perspectives go on to inform our ethical intuitions and religious systems.  a readable version of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/5cn55bs5 find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    emergence & epistemology

    43:26

    this episode of wonderland explores emergence, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. part #1 is a retelling of douglas hofstadter's "ant fugue" , expanding upon some of the implications of complexity theory as described last episode.  part #2 introduces roy bhaskar's philosophy of critical realism as a way of reconciling objective truth with epistemological relativism.  part #3 then applies these methods of analysis to the realm of social science, explaining some of the issues that plague social science research. a readable version of the episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/3pzjz6cb find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    complexity theory

    38:16

    welcome back to wonderland. this second episode returns to wonderland to discover what complex adaptive systems are and how they work. it is then demonstrated how an understanding of complexity provides key insights into the fundamental, or metaphysical, nature of the universe.  a transcription of the episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/3js3u4tx a video of this episode is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1YGzhgLgUc find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby
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    philosophy: who needs it?

    34:53

    welcome to wonderland. this introductory episode seeks to demonstrate the value of philosophy in our daily lives. inspired by ayn rand's 1974 speech of the same title, it explores her central arguments through the analogy of a maze. listeners are brought into the dreamy world of wonderland where they must use philosophy in order to escape the maze, allowing them to explore the rest of wonderland. a readable of this episode is available at: https://tinyurl.com/xbshu4fp find me at: https://linktr.ee/janegatsby

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