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Author: Patrick D.

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"An Encyclopaedia of Being"

What is good? How should we live? Who should we be? What does it all mean?

Lawyer-turned-philosophist Patrick Daniel explores life’s most urgent questions, and how great thinkers, artists, and ordinary people, have attempted to answer them.
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Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I ramble about my first true love: Michael Jackson.Do the thing on:Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. Did you know that Galileo's father, Vincenzo Galilei, was an instrumental figure in the invention of opera? In this Culture Bite, I ramble about the Ancient Greek origins of opera, Galilei's radical musical theories, and the mysterious, supernatural power of music.Music: Carlo Gesualdo, 'Quando ridente e bella'Jacopo Peri, ' Io, che d'alti sospir vaga e di pianti' (from 'Euridice')Do the thing on:Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Where does the world come from? The Bible, Greek myths, to cosmological accounts of the Big Bang, we've been grappling with the question of our origin since the dawn of civilisation. But when did our approach to this question transition from the religious to the scientific? In this episode of The Great Everything, I explore the ideas of Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, the first to come up with rational theories about the creation and constitution of our world. As such, today these 'pre-Socratics' are heralded as the first philosophers, and the original scientists.Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I discuss Hitchcock's quote: "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it". What does this truth tell us about our psyche and how we approach our own suffering?Do the thing on:Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I discuss the ban from major media platforms of fake news purveyor extraordinaire, Infowars' Alex Jones. Do social media companies have a duty to preserve free speech? Is this a free speech issue? What are the perils of censorship?Do the thing on: Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I ramble about Ricky Gervais, the philosophical problem of change and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Yes, it's one of those ones.Do the thing on:Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I ramble about what works and what doesn't in Sacha Baron Cohen's new show - Who Is America? Do the thing on:Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
TGE is back with season 4! Introducing "Culture Bites", ad-libbed, unresearched bonus episodes, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. In this one, I discuss the genius of chef Joël Robuchon and explore the notion of food as culture. Be the glue in the cracks of my fractured ego. Leave a review on iTunes and show love on:Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
In this 'Transformation' episode, a listener's question on moral relativism ("when is racism a moral failure?") prompts a philosophical musing on ethics - how do we assess the moral worth of people from different times and cultures? What moral standard should they be measured against? Does morality necessarily involve choice? What's really going on when we express a moral judgment? Be the glue in the cracks of my fractured ego. Leave a review on iTunes and show love on:Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/TheGreatEverything.com
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