BCB097_TROY CROSS: Learning HOW to Think
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BCB097_TROY CROSS: Learning HOW to Think

18 Feb • 1hr 37m
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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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5,000 sats
20 Feb
Where are the boosts?! Worth a re-listen.
2,100 sats
24 Feb
fantastic episode - do part 2 soon
1,111 sats
2 Mar
Loved this one... wen #Nostr amigos?
1,000 sats
21 Feb
another great episode. humble and independent thinkers.
1,000 sats
19 Feb
Epic episode! Looking forward to part II
thanks! troy is a special dude.
1,000 sats
21 Feb
wonderful episode
500 sats
9 Mar
Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity. If you don't realize the source, you stumble in confusion and sorrow. When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused, kindhearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. Immersed in the wonder of the unknown, you can deal with whatever life brings you, and when death comes, you are ready.
500 sats
22 Feb
Love the christianity. i am a firm believer myself
200 sats
20 Feb
My biggest takeaway from this was that ChatGPT can sling me prescription Oxy. In seriousness, this was a fantastic episode. High quality discourse all around. Hopefully you two can have Troy back on again soon.
200 sats
19 Feb
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150 sats
22 Feb
Fellow Wheaton grad here, 1989. Newbie to all things Bitcoin and crypto. Glad I found you. I’m sure I’ll learn much!
100 sats
20 Feb
great episode guys! one of my favourites of all time from any bitcoin pod