After one of my lectures on the history of philosophy for students from other faculties, Daniel Rebbin and Colm O’Fuarthain, two psychology students participating in the lecture, kindly invited me to a conversation on their Mental Minds Podcast.
So we talked about many things: for instance, about my approach to philosophy, the importance of being confused, language, dialogue, my way into academia, pretence, anxiety, and the meaning of life. Enjoy the conversation and check out their other podcasts. Below I added a rough table of contents (the times might not always be correct):
01:40 Why should we study and how did I get into philosophy?
03:15 On confusion and expectations
10:10 Do we always focus on what people say rather than on phenomena?
12:36 Language as a mode of direct perception
15:31 Interaction through language
18:37 Limits of language, and how we share experiences
29:19 On going into academia and the relevance of philosophy for our lives
43:05 The role of luck, chance, and shame
52:34 Intrinsic motivation? – Adolescent wishes
56:30 What have professors gone through to become professors?
1:21:30 My anxiety disorder
1:30:40 What advice would I give my younger self?
1:42:00 What gives me meaning in life?