In these episodes, definitions of truth and their implications are summarized from ancient empiricism to modern materialism to idealism, rationalism, 20th Century pragmatism, and philosophy of language. Philosophers and theologians will be discussing basic history, problems, and issues in philosophy and theology for a modern non-academic audience and from a working class perspective varying from ancient pre-Socratic to modern philosophies and theologies of language, science, existentialism, and pragmatism. The emphasis is on how dominant philosophies have and do affect the working classes throughout history because this is the group of people who suffer the worst and adverse affects of whatever are the dominant philosophical ideals of any given age and who usually are the least knowledgeable about the nature of the ideals and why they are dominant. Theology is studied as a branch of philosophy and not as religious theology. Both Western and Eastern perspectives will be covered.
Christian/Buddhist Rebuttal“Sand Pebbles” music courtesy the film, Sand Pebbles, music by Jerry Goldsmith.