Ep.20 Philosophical Conversation with Brett Veinotte.Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

Brett Veinotte and I continue our conversation that I gave to you last week. We talk about nihilism, objectivism, Nietzche, and utilitarianism. I learned  a lot from this, I hope you all enjoy.

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One Response to Ep.20 Philosophical Conversation with Brett Veinotte.Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

  1. Nick – first heard you on Freedom Feens and listened to this on Brett’s feed, but wanted to leave this comment here since it was mainly for you (now a sub to your feed too though;-). I will admit to not knowing much about nihilism (and to be honest can’t help but think of the German Nihilists in the Big Lebowski anytime I even hear the word), but some of your descriptions of it (asking why over and over) made a connection in my mind with some of the things I have been reading lately about a mathematical theory put forward by Godel called the incompleteness theorem, which simply states that any formal system can EITHER be complete or consistent, but not both. Eventually you will ask answer a why with a statement that is outside the system – you can label that an axiom or use it as proof that we can’t know anything, but either way the system will eventually give up. You can’t prove logic with logic.

    I am in the middle of a book that attempts to connect Godel’s ideas with the music of Bach (canons and fugues) and the art of Escher, called (strangely enough) Godel, Escher and Bach. One thing the author points to early on is a dialogue composed by Lewis Carroll which I think you might like: http://www.ditext.com/carroll/tortoise.html

    Keep up all the great work and I will look forward to listening to your discussions on my commutes.

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