Episode Four: Do You Exist?

Do You Exist? Open Door Philosophy

This week, Mr. Parsons and Andrew explore the nature of reality through the influential ideas of Descartes, particular in his work Meditations and Discourse on Method.  Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter @opendoorphil and Instagram @opendoorphilosophy If your life is in need of some philosophy, the door is always open!

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Quote Corner

“Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm – this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the ‘why’ arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement.” –

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus

Images Associated with the Episode

The nuns Mr. Parsons met on Mount Bierstadt

This Episode’s Books

Andrew’s Books

Poetics (Penguin Classics)

Plato’s Gorgias

Meditations

Mr. Parsons’ Books

Zhuangzi: Basic Writings

Emerson: A Mind on Fire – Robert D. Richardson

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