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Trekosophy: The Star Trek Philosophy Podcast

BenMcLean

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Report this Sep. 18 2013, 2:03 pm

Hello. I'm Ben McLean, philosophy student and regular contributor to Trekosophy: the Star Trek Philosopy podcast. We meet weekly on Skype to discuss the many connections between Star Trek and philosophy, especially as regards ethics. This is a plug pretty much, because I think there are alot of Trek fans out there who haven't heard of our show and would like to know about it.


It's basically what a philosophy course at Starfleet Academy would be like.


I personally believe that Deep Space Nine was one of the most philosophically deep programs ever on television, so the topics I tend to suggest and pursue are usually DS9 related. We don't always agree with the philosophies of the shows but take a (hopefully) fairminded and critical approach, really thinking through the issues and analyzing the moral decisions characters make. There has also been a fair amount of theology discussion involved as well: we have a great crew but we haven't ever been able to get a regular Roddenberry style humanist atheist contributor to balance it out.


You can download episodes for free at our web site http://trekosophy.com/


You can also Like us on Facebook http://fb.me/Trekosophy or join our Facebook discussion group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trekosophy/


Instead of listening from the beginning, I strongly suggest that people browse our archives to find topics in the Star Trek universe that interest them.


Some of my personal favorite episodes we've done:


The Odo episode! http://trekosophy.com/2013/08/19/trekosophy-s02e19-constable-odo/


"In the Pale Moonlight"! http://trekosophy.com/2013/03/10/trekosophy-s02e06-dancing-with-the-devil/


The Ethics of Time Travel! http://trekosophy.com/2013/02/11/trekosophy-s02e02-time-travel-part-2-02072013/


The Ferengi & Ayn Rand! http://trekosophy.com/2012/09/23/trekosophy-009-ferengi-08222012/


"The Measure of a Man":
http://trekosophy.com/2012/08/09/2012-07-25-the-data-episode-measure-of-a-man-part-1-of-2/


http://trekosophy.com/2012/08/09/2012-07-25-the-data-episode-measure-of-a-man-part-2-of-2/


"The Garak Episode: Lies, damned lies and interstellar spies"! http://trekosophy.com/2012/08/01/2012-07-18-the-garak-episode-lies-dammed-lies-and-interstellar-spies/


Live long and prosper


Trekosophy: the Star Trek Philosophy podcast. Boldly going where no philosophers have gone before http://trekosophy.com/

Jeen Luck Pickerd

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Report this Sep. 19 2013, 3:28 pm

Cool! I'll have to check it out

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