Seeking Life

Seeking Life
In this weekly podcast join me in learning how to live well. Covering a variety of topics important to life, we will seek to live a life that constantly moves towards human flourishing (eudaimonia). That’s generally what we do here.

On Racial Inequality
Jun 2 • 15 min
I haven’t made an episode in a while, but I cannot remain silent on the racial inequality in our country. We must work to improve the racial inequality that systemically pervades our society.
019 - New Beginnings
Dec 30, 2019 • 16 min
This week, we will discuss beginnings and endings and how these go together. We will also briefly discuss time as a concept.
018 - It’s Not About Me
Dec 23, 2019 • 22 min
Christmas is this week, so to fit with the spirit of the season, we are going to discuss the nature of joy and how it ties in with selflessness.
017 - Family and Tradition
Dec 16, 2019 • 25 min
This week, we will continue discussing some Christmas related topics by discussing family and tradition. We will largely emphasize choosing to see family members as friends and how this is beneficial.
016 - Materialism and… Stuff…
Dec 9, 2019 • 25 min
This week, we will take a look at materialism through the lens of the prevalence of materialism around Christmas. We will also look some at mind-body dualism and monism and the relation of these to materialism.
015 - Morality Wars
Dec 2, 2019 • 28 min
This week we will discuss morality. We will look at the three main moral systems: deontology, consequentialism, and virtue ethics. We will also see how these can be seen in popular culture through the Avengers movies.
014 - Thinking of Thanks
Nov 25, 2019 • 28 min
Thanksgiving is this week so it is only fitting that we discuss thankfulness. In this episode, we will consider the nature of thankfulness as well as its connection to optimism. We will also discuss the difference between being “thankful for” and…
013 - Fate, Luck, and Free Will
Nov 18, 2019 • 32 min
Seeing as 13 is typically regarded as an unlucky number, I figured we might as well take this week to discuss fate, luck, and free will. We will discuss Voltaire and Tolstoy’s arguments against free will and the implications of these.
012 - What is Man?
Nov 11, 2019 • 30 min
An essential question that we deal with is: What does it mean to be human? This week, we will look at this question and seek to answer it partially by looking at the states of nature described by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.
011 - Peace and Quiet
Nov 4, 2019 • 20 min
Peace and rest are essential to living well. This week, we will discussion the relationship between peace, calm, and quiet as we seek to find a more restful life.
010 - What Makes Us Happy
Oct 28, 2019 • 32 min
This week we will discuss what it is that makes us happy. We will go over several key qualities that these things must have and work to find what actually can lead to our happiness. We will be using some quotes from Pascal to help discover these qualities.
009 - Let’s Talk About Love
Oct 21, 2019 • 31 min
We all love something in life. This week we will discuss the Platonic tripartite soul, ordering of the soul, and ordering of loves. We will work to see the value of properly ordering what we love.
008 - Contentment vs Satisfaction
Oct 14, 2019 • 31 min
We all desire satisfaction. In this week’s episode we will discuss what satisfaction and contentment mean, how they are different, and how they relate to each other. We strive to be content yet never satisfied.
007 - The Illusion of Relative Truth
Oct 7, 2019 • 29 min
Relative truth commonly comes up in our society’s understanding of truth. In this episode, we will discuss what relativism and truth mean, delve a little into what perspectivism is, and discuss what it means to seek after truth.
006 - Why Virtue?
Sep 30, 2019 • 31 min
This week, we will discuss what exactly virtue means, why we should even pursue it, and how to pursue virtue. We will see that virtue is possible in all aspects of life and be challenged to start seeking virtue daily.
005 - My Life Philosophy
Sep 23, 2019 • 28 min
In this week’s episode, we will discuss how to live well on a large scale. We will learn how to ask questions and philosophize with the intent of constantly learning how to live well.
004 - Finding Friendship
Sep 16, 2019 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, we will learn about three different types of friendship, all of which are important. We will discuss the traits, benefits, and challenges of each of these types of friendship.
003 - Forget the Future
Sep 9, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, we will discuss how we often lose track of the present because we are often focused on establishing a future we can never be certain of. We will learn together how to better live in the present by forgetting the future.
002 - Be Intentional, Live Small
Sep 2, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, we will begin to discover how to live well with an emphasis on the effort and focus we should put into life.
001 - Who Am I?
Aug 26, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, we will discuss who I am, who you are, and who we all are. We will learn about what identity is and what it means to know who you are.
000 - Eudaimonia (Preview)
Aug 14, 2019 • 5 min
In this preview episode, we will discuss what it means to live life well, how to seek after a life of eudaimonia (human flourishing), and talk about the purpose and hopes of this podcast.