#046 Doubt With Socrates and Nick Pappas

Nick Pappas and Monica McCarthy at Caveat/ Photo by Philip Van Nostrand

Nick Pappas and Monica McCarthy at Caveat/ Photo by Philip Van Nostrand

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
— Socrates

In this episode you’ll hear the philosophical history of “doubt” and learn why a healthy dose of skepticism can help us face our fears in work and life today. Philosophy professor Nick Pappas and host Monica McCarthy chat about Socrates’ contributions to the topic of doubt and how we can apply his lessons in order to live more well-examined lives.#TheHappierHour

IN THIS EPISODE

Episode #015 Sinners and Saint Teresa of Ávila and Christia Mercer

Episode #027 Reflections In Wonderland With Gwendalin-Grewal

Episode #041 Storytelling With David Hume and Barry Lam

St. Augustine’s Against the Academics (386 CE).

Socratic Dialogue

The Princess Bride

Skepticism and Plato’s Academy

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Stanley Cavell (Nick Pappas’ philosopher)

By Nick Pappas:

The Philosopher’s New Clothes

The Philosophical Guidebook to Plato's Republic

When does fear about what you don’t know manifest itself as certainty?
— QUESTION OF THE EPISODE

ABOUT NICK PAPPAS

Nickolas Pappas is a Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center and City College of CUNY. He has been at CUNY since 1993. His research is mainly in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of art, subjects in which he has written numerous articles. His books include The Philosophical Guidebook to Plato's Republic (now in its third edition) and most recently The Philosopher's New Clothes, both published by Routledge.


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