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Time Travel, Metachronopolis and John C. Wright – SPS420

Time Travel, Metachronopolis and John C. Wright – SPS420

John C. Wright and I chat about Time Travel in fiction and the idea of it as we discuss his new book City Beyond Time, The Fall of Metachronopolis.

This will be the season finale and the show will be back in about 6 weeks. I will be working on getting the first issue of Sci Phi Journal and then the show will resume.

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Is the Punisher ethical? – SPS 419

Is the Punisher ethical? – SPS 419

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe Punisher, a violent vigilante who wages a one man war against organized crime in New York city. Is the Punisher ethical? Show Notes The Punisker AKA Frank Castle Consequentialism Deontology Virtue Ethics Vigilantism Western Theories of Justice Punishment Shotgun sound effect by RA the Sun GodContinue Reading

The 100, Capital Punishment and Justice – SPS 418

The 100, Capital Punishment and Justice – SPS 418

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHave you seen the CW’s new series “The 100″? I have been enjoying it and it furnishes an interesting backdrop for a discussion of Justice and Capital Punishment. I hope you find this discussion as interesting to listen to as I did to write. Show Notes TheContinue Reading

Emperor Palpatine as Machiavellian Prince – SPS 417

Emperor Palpatine as Machiavellian Prince – SPS 417

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIs Emperor Palpatine following Macheiavelli’s playbook when it comes to ruling his Galactic Empire. Show Notes Palpatine Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince by Machevelli The Pazzi Conspiracy Savonarola Worth picking up If you would like to contact me or have any feedback for the show please use oneContinue Reading

The Joker, Nietzsche and the Will to Power – SPS 416

The Joker, Nietzsche and the Will to Power – SPS 416

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWhat do the Dark Knight’s Joker and the late 19th century philosopher Fredrich Nietzsche have in common? Lets look at that idea through his idea of the Ubermensch and the Will to Power. Show Notes The Dark Knight movie The Joker Friedrich Nietzsche The Will to PowerContinue Reading

John C. Wright, Transhuman and Subhuman and a Chat – SPS 415

John C. Wright, Transhuman and Subhuman and a Chat – SPS 415

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI have a chat with John C. Wright about his new collection of essays, that is a fantastic read and well worth picking up. We chat about some of the ideas contained in the essays, I hope you enjoy. Show Notes John C. Wright’s Blog John’s LiveContinue Reading