Can Language Change Our Perception of Reality? – A Praxis Philosophy Night Discussion on the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

  We often think that our experience of reality shape and determine the words we use. It’s intuitive to see experience, concept formation, and speech as a strict one-directional flow. But what if we’re wrong about where language comes in? What if language actually […]

Why Makers Are Better Consumers

This Friday I took some of my friends to my favorite entertainment in Atlanta – the Shakespeare Tavern – for a performance of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew. The Atlanta Shakespeare company made me cackle intensely enough to probably […]

Game of Thrones Philosophy Breakdown: S7E3 “The Queen’s Justice” – Power, Faith vs. Skepticism, and Restorative vs. Punitive Justice

*SPOILER ALERT FOR GAME OF THRONES, OBVIOUSLY. Don’t listen to this if you haven’t watched the show!* I feel like the only real way to honor this episode is to keep the introductions short. This is Game of Thrones Philosophy Breakdown. It’s […]

Sincere Speech Takes Practice

We are terrified of heartfelt statements. Expressing love. Giving blessing. Calling people to action. Condemning or praising actions. For these most important parts of communication life, saying what we really want to say means being vulnerable. It’s understandable. So many heartfelt […]