[Society of Reason Introduction:] Table Of Contents and Acknowledgements
Society of Reason Introduction to Table Of Contents and Acknowledgements. This episode continues the introductory phase of Society of Reason. It offers acknowledgements for philosophers who have influenced the paper's course, and inspired its writing. Additionally the paper lays out a clear roadmap of what is to come for the paper. It dives into each individual chapter and offers a brief summary of the topic, as well as providing the topic question which will be answered. Whilst the paper is being written these posts will serve as updates but upon completion there will be a link provided in each description to an edited and revised text.
[Society of Reason Introduction:] Concepts and Ideas
Society of Reason Introduction to Concepts and Ideas. This episode serves as the opener for the society of reason paper. Where the last entry was a trailer or the series overall this one is written from the perspective of an actual paper. The chapter introduces the concepts of Morality, Society, Reason, and Logic, and explains the differences between them. Understanding of those terms and the specific definitions used are key to understanding the paper as a whole. Whilst the paper is being written these posts will serve as updates but upon completion there will be a link provided in each description to an edited and revised text.
[Society of Reason Trailer:] Concept and Explanation
Society of Reason, Concept and Explanation. Society of Reason is a new series I plan to start working on for this channel. It will be the main series in production for the time being, but it's not replacing the content already produced on the channel. In this video I explain why I decided to start this new series, as well as give some insight as to what the production for these podcast episodes looks like.
[Special Episode Six:] A Unionists Guide to Cognitive Dissonance and The Trolley Problem
Special Podcast Episode Six of the Unionist Central Podcast. This episode takes a look at the notion of cognitive dissonance, and how it relates to morality. This is done by examining two propositions of the trolley problem, and seeing how people's reactions may differ, despite similarities between the two propositions. The video additionally takes a brief look at the history of the problem, and applies the ideas of cognitive dissonance to certain real world situations we may face every day. This video, although giving a good run down of the concept, does not act as a complete or in-depth analysis of the trolley problem. Its focus is on teeing up the first chapter of Society of Reason, which will focus on the source of morality.Pew Research Study Link: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/06/02/most-americans-favor-the-death-penalty-despite-concerns-about-its-administration/Trolley Problem Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYywTed Ed Analysis: https://www.ted.com/talks/eleanor_nelsen_would_you_sacrifice_one_person_to_save_five?language=en
[Special Episode Five:] Taking the Political Compass Test Part Three
Special Podcast Episode Five of the Unionist Central Podcast. This is Part Three of Three videos in which I take a look at the Political Compass. I took the test and responded to each of the questions. Although the test itself is not the best metric for political standing it is a fun activity and the questions can be thought provoking. Apologies for the poor editing apparent in this video, it was hard to cover all of the bases with a longer piece that wasn't scripted. Below are links to the Political Compass, as well as other tests I would recommend. Political Compass: https://www.politicalcompass.org/test Eight Values: https://8values.github.io/ Nine Axes: https://9axes.github.io/