Philosophy professor Troy Cross (PhD) joins Josh & Dan on a meandering discussion centering on HOW we should think. These 3 explore religion, Christianity, orthodoxy, as well as both the wonders and perils of the “Bitcoin community.” Troy is a professor of philosophy and humanities at Reed College; previous to that he held positions at Yale and Oxford.
Religion, Christianity & open inquiry,
The intellectual journey & resisting dogmatism
Death & Life
The fiat treadmill
Artificial intelligence’s connection w/ Bitcoin & energy
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ABOUT TROY CROSS: Troy Cross is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Reed College where he teaches courses on the philosophy of religion, color, and the philosophy of mind, as well as lecturing in the humanities program. Prior to coming to Reed in 2010, he held positions at Yale and Merton College, Oxford. Cross’s philosophical research interests center on foundational issues in metaphysics and epistemology, but has also been involved in bitcoin for over a decade, cultivating interest in a number of bitcoin-related issues in that time, most of all, the question of bitcoin mining’s present and future environmental impact.
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