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Seize the Moment Podcast

Sep 26, 2021

On episode 103, we welcome back philosopher William Irwin to discuss poetry and philosophy, our reactions to William's new book ‘Both/And’, the battle between continental philosophy and analytic philosophy, why aphorisms and platitudes are effective, the struggle between popularity and authenticity and why Ronnie James Dio left the band Rainbow, popular writing and the importance of clarity in public philosophy, and academia’s move away from esoteric non-fiction to more mainstream and influential material.

William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and is best known for originating the "philosophy and popular culture" book genre with Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing in 1999 and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer in 2001. William’s latest books are Little Siddhartha (2018) and God Is a Question, Not an Answer (2018). His newest book, out now, is called Both/And. 

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