In this episode, we have the amazing Zoe Bee on to discuss the idea of Pain, focusing on how political stances view and address it. We concisely define pain as: physical and mental suffering.
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- Zoe Bee’s Channel
- Zoe Bee’s video on Pain that prompted this discussion
- Eustress: beneficial stress—either psychological, physical (e.g., exercise), or biochemical/radiological (hormesis)
- Hobbes: best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, in which he expounds an influential formulation of social contract theory.
- Rousseau: For him, traditional educational institutions corrupt man and take away his freedom.
- Zoe’s Video on (White) Trash Food
- Jak and Daxter (Game): an action-adventure video game franchise created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- 80% of ticket sales in the box office are Disney (probably fluctuates up and down, but the point remains)
- Zoe’s Video on “Nothing”
- Thomas Ligotti – an American horror writer. His writings are rooted in several literary genres – most prominently weird fiction – and have been described by critics as works of philosophical horror, often formed into short stories and novellas in the tradition of gothic fiction.
- Happiness (1998 movie) – Warning: disturbing af
- The Night House (2020 psychological horror) – Phil liked it, but the ending was divisive for fans of horror.
- Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022 Film) – Amazing, watch it without knowing anything.
- A Song of Fire and Ice: a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in 1991, and it was published in 1996.
- Grimdark (genre): a subgenre of speculative fiction with a tone, style, or setting that is particularly dystopian, amoral, and violent.
- Zoe’s Video “Realism is Bad, Actually”
- Ethnic Enclaves: a geographic area with high ethnic concentration, characteristic cultural identity, and economic activity.
- Moral Panic: a widespread feeling of fear, often an irrational one, that some evil person or thing threatens the values, interests, or well-being of a community or society.
- Jonathan Haidt: an American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, and author. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions.
- Virtue Signaling: the expression of a moral viewpoint with the intent of communicating good character.
- Free Riding: a type of market failure that occurs when those who benefit from resources, public goods (such as public roads or public library), or services of a communal nature do not pay for them or under-pay.
- Capitalist Realism: Capitalist realism […] cannot be confined to art or to the quasi-propagandistic way in which advertising functions. It is more like a pervasive atmosphere, conditioning not only the production of culture but also the regulation of work and education, and acting as a kind of invisible barrier constraining thought and action.
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