Chasing Leviathan

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Who thinks that they can subdue Leviathan? Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. It is without fear. It looks down on all who are haughty; it is king over all who are proud. These words inspired PJ Wehry to create Chasing Leviathan. Chasing Leviathan was born out of two ideals: that truth is worth pursuing but will never be subjugated, and the discipline of listening is one of the most important habits anyone can develop. Every episode is a dialogue, a journey into the depths of a meaningful question explored through the lens of personal experience or professional expertise. read less
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Episodes

How Our Stuff Makes Us: Tools, Art, Religion, and Evolution with Dr. Chip Colwell
19-03-2024
How Our Stuff Makes Us: Tools, Art, Religion, and Evolution with Dr. Chip Colwell
In this episode of Chasing Leviathan, PJ and Dr. Chip Colwell discuss the origin of things, exploring how humans went from having nothing to having everything over the course of four million years. Dr. Colwell emphasizes the interplay between biology and culture, highlighting how our ancestors' use of tools led to physiological changes and the emergence of art and religion. He also explores the meaning of things in our current moment when replaceability of objects has diminished their significance.For a deep dive into Chip Colwell's work, check out his book: So Much Stuff: How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning, and Made More of Everything 👉 https://www.amazon.com/dp/022680142XCheck out our blog on www.candidgoatproductions.comWho thinks that they can subdue Leviathan? Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. When it rises up, the mighty are terrified. Nothing on earth is its equal. It is without fear. It looks down on all who are haughty; it is king over all who are proud. These words inspired PJ Wehry to create Chasing Leviathan. Chasing Leviathan was born out of two ideals: that truth is worth pursuing but will never be subjugated, and the discipline of listening is one of the most important habits anyone can develop. Every episode is a dialogue, a journey into the depths of a meaningful question explored through the lens of personal experience or professional expertise.
Conservative Humanism and the Western Tradition with Dr. Graham McAleer & Dr.  Alexander Rosenthal-Pubul
09-01-2024
Conservative Humanism and the Western Tradition with Dr. Graham McAleer & Dr. Alexander Rosenthal-Pubul
In this episode of Chasing Leviathan, PJ is joined by Dr. Graham McAleer and Dr. Alexander Rosenthal-Pubul to discuss the conservative tradition, particularly its formulation between the poles of nationalism and liberalism in the 21st century. Drs. McAleer and Rosenthal-Pubul argue for an ancestral conservatism that emphasizes transcendence, family, and education, relying on the wisdom of the past and the importance of one's local community. They also discuss the importance of cultural institutions and ways to incorporate diverse intellectual traditions, such as psychoanalysis and phenomenology, into conservative thought.For a deep dive into this topic, check out the book: The Wisdom of Our Ancestors: Conservative Humanism and the Western Tradition 👉 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BTYVQ56GCheck out our blog on www.candidgoatproductions.com Who thinks that they can subdue Leviathan? Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. When it rises up, the mighty are terrified. Nothing on earth is its equal. It is without fear. It looks down on all who are haughty; it is king over all who are proud. These words inspired PJ Wehry to create Chasing Leviathan. Chasing Leviathan was born out of two ideals: that truth is worth pursuing but will never be subjugated, and the discipline of listening is one of the most important habits anyone can develop. Every episode is a dialogue, a journey into the depths of a meaningful question explored through the lens of personal experience or professional expertise.
Faith, Secularism, and Privacy with Dr. Justine Murison
05-12-2023
Faith, Secularism, and Privacy with Dr. Justine Murison
In this episode of Chasing Leviathan, PJ and Dr. Justine Murison the historical development of privacy, autonomy, and authenticity from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The discussion begins by examining how the rise of secularism in the 19th-century caused a shift in thinking about morality and privacy. Murison then draws parallels between historical shifts in conceptions of privacy and our current challenges in the areas of autonomy and authenticity, such as the rise of "surveillance capitalism," the ubiquity of social media, and landmark legal cases. Dr. Murison names our constant need to publicly prove own authenticity and invites us all to take steps to alleviate the anxiety of constant demonstration.For a deep dive into Justine Murison's work, check out her book: Faith in Exposure: Privacy and Secularism in the Nineteenth-Century United States 👉 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1512823511Check out our blog on www.candidgoatproductions.com Who thinks that they can subdue Leviathan? Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. When it rises up, the mighty are terrified. Nothing on earth is its equal. It is without fear. It looks down on all who are haughty; it is king over all who are proud. These words inspired PJ Wehry to create Chasing Leviathan. Chasing Leviathan was born out of two ideals: that truth is worth pursuing but will never be subjugated, and the discipline of listening is one of the most important habits anyone can develop. Every episode is a dialogue, a journey into the depths of a meaningful question explored through the lens of personal experience or professional expertise.