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December 21st, 2015
Episode 335 of 489 episodes
To be or not to be? That is the question we attempt to answer on this episode on philosophy. Slow dialog: 1:24 Explanations: 3:33 Fast dialog: 16:43 Rene: Why are you sitting here just staring into space? Francis: I’m pondering life. Rene: That sounds profound. Francis: I’m examining my life from a metaphysical standpoint. I’m not sure I really exist. Maybe my entire life is an illusion and there’s no such thing as reality. Rene: Okay. Are you sure you’re feeling all right? Francis: I’m better now that I’ve made some decisions about my epistemological outlook on life. I’m allowing reason and logic to guide me. Rene: That’s great, but you still seem a little distracted. Francis: That’s because I’m wrestling with some major questions about ethics and morality. It’s not easy always trying to do the right thing. Rene: I can understand that, but could you get me…? Francis: But then I think that perhaps the only thing that matters in life are esthetics, and I should devote my life to creating beauty. Rene: That’s a nice idea, but have you given any thought to how you’d pay the rent? You could start by getting me a cup of coffee. Francis: Ah, I see you’re a realist. Do you want your usual or do you want to hear the specials? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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