In this episode, we welcome back Gordon Marino. Gordon earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from Columbia University.
His areas of specialisation include History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Kierkegaard. He teaches philosophy and related courses as a professor at St. Olaf College and holds a position as the curator of the Kierkegaard Library.
In 2018, Marino published his most recent book, The Existentialist’s Survival Guide. He has authored and co-authored numerous works, including Kierkegaard in the Present Age. His articles have appeared in internationally acclaimed news sources and periodicals such as The Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the American Poetry Review. Follow Gordon at existentialistscorner.com
In this episode, we discuss
- The Cuban Missile crisis
- What is Existentialism?
- Values and cultural differences
- Nuclear near misses and a previous episode we did
- Gordon’s essay, “We must imitate Zelensky, not just admire him“
- Ciaran’s essay Existential Roulette “Ukraine and the Quagmire of Defending Freedom in the Nuclear Age“
- Operation Paperclip and how NASA had Nazi scientists
- Development of values and different values in our society
- Alexander Dugin and his impact on Russia
- Unit 731 in the Japanese Army
- Appeasement in pre WW2
- And an outlook on Tyson versus Whyte
Order Gordon’s book here “The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age”
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