Series: Fresh AiR

Can Beauty be Objective? – SciPhi: 032

What? Beauty Objective? But isn’t it in the eye of the beholder? We all understand beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which by definition is subjective, but can there be such a thing as an objective standard of beauty? We Cover Off What we mean by Subjective and Objective The Definition of Beauty…


Don’t Be So Meno to Me! (Part 2) – SciPhi: 031

Return of The Meno Carrying on from Don’t Be So Meno To Me, we discuss how Socrates breaks down Meno’s walls with what has become to be known as ‘The Socratic Method’….


The Horror of it All! – SciPhi: 030

The Horror of it All For a change of pace to make your heart race, we shall move to aesthetics and horror without grace. We discuss the rationality of an emotional response to fiction. The base of this stream can be found in Dave’s article How Rational Are You?: A Nightmare on Reason St. We…


Don’t be so Meno to Me! (Part 1) – SciPhi: 029

Don’t be so Meno! Join us for a discussion about Plato’s Meno… we follow on from last Tuesday’s discussion about discussions: https://youtu.be/18OXYph5EPQ​ Plato not only tries to teach us philosophy but how to do philosophy and dialogue….


Psychology of Rejection – SciPhi: 028

The Psychology of Rejection Humans are a tribal species. It’s in our DNA. We worked together in groups to survive as part of our evolution. We have been guilty of ‘with us or against us’ attitudes for a long time. but how does this affect our beliefs? The outline for tonight’s show can be found…


Discussing Discussions (and Debate Styles) – SciPhi: 027

Why Discuss Discussions? Conversations online frequently become heated, and no ground is given with nothing learned. In this stream, we hope to expand on the dialectic and eristic argument styles….


If Atheism is true… SciPhi: 026

What do you mean ‘If Atheism is True?’ We quite often hear objections from fellow atheists into statements that include ‘If atheism is true’ – on this stream we address why some atheists have an issue with it, and also how this is a valid phrase. It comes down to context and understanding the other…


Critical Thinking and Scepticism – SciPhi: 025

Critical Thinking and Scepticism In this stream, we discuss what makes one a good sceptic as well as discuss pseudo-scepticism, denialism, and cynicism. Are you a good sceptic or are you actually a denialist? Please note, this is not a tutorial in regards to either critical thinking or scepticism, it is a brief overview and…


What’s in the Box?? – SciPhi: 024

No Really, What’s in the Box? Dave recently released an article called ‘What’s in the Box?: A Three-Pound Rabbit‘ We discuss a common argument about evidence and a typical claim that something is ‘not evidence’ unless conclusive. ‘Imagine that someone presents us with a box. That box weighs three pounds. The person presenting us with…


Feedback on: Morality and Misconceptions – SciPhi: 023

What’s this feedback stream about? Having streamed ‘Morality and Misconceptions’ Found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhLwA…​ We have collated the feedback we have received so far. Some were minor tweaks about the ordering of the slides, which we have amended for the final PDF/Slideshow available here: Whilst others were questions and critique – some from very long conversations…