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‘Fresh AiR’ is a podcast, hosted by Joe, Martijn and Dave, and has taken over as the main podcast on Answers in Reason. Fresh AiR hopes to bring a fresh perspective on a number of topics you might hear from the atheist community. Philosophy, Psychology and Science are our primary topics but these cross over into the realms of religion, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories too. About Answers in Reason Our readers & listeners are usually those who like to think about and question everything. We hope to provide enough information in the shows, with references in the show notes to help everyone understand the topic better, but if there is anything anyone is unclear on they can always shoot us a message.

Latest Episodes

Do Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule? – SciPhi 003

We so commonly hear our fellow atheists say ‘Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule’ but do they? How is that any different to victim-blaming someone for being robbed, raped, or anything else? How do we determine what is ridiculous? Who is the authority on what is ridiculous? What if someone perceives your beliefs as ridiculous as theirs,... Read More

--1 w ago
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Do Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule? – SciPhi 003

Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

What a great season we have had. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. Season 2Season 1 Personhood Personhood was the characteristics that make us a person, and what that applied to. Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic valuePhysical... Read More

72 min1 w ago
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Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi – 002

Dave and Joe run through Godless Mom’s (aka Courtney Heard) article ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ noting there is a lot of common contemporary atheists statements in it. One of the common ones is ‘Atheism is only a lack of belief in God’ and ‘If you think it is anything more than you’re talking... Read More

--2 w ago
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Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi – 002

Ideologies – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C07

In our last episode of political ethics, at least for this season, we discuss political ideologies and how we would run political systems within our own country could we go for a total reform.

101 min3 w ago
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Ideologies – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C07

Legislation – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C06

Political Ethics: Legislation Our penultimate episode on political ethics covers legislation, what it means, how we do it and a number of other topics. We also have discussions about weird laws, psychopaths, going psychotic and other random segues What is Legislation?What is law?Constitutions.Amendments.Who can see this?Weird laws!Insanity/Temporary insanity!Psychopathy – book: the wisdom of psychopathsPsychotic!What influences... Read More

112 minSEP 1
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Legislation – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C06

Prescriptivism and Normativity – SciPhi

A new show from Dave and Joe (TolleyDave and Davidian) launched for testing. The SciPhi broadcast hopes to bring you lots of quick snappy chats about a variety of topics. The intention is to discuss philosophical concepts or current science of import either whilst having a mix or playing a game. You can find us... Read More

--AUG 22
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Prescriptivism and Normativity – SciPhi

Freedom – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C05

What is Freedom? Types of Freedom– Political– PersonalIs freedom a natural right or a political right?Primary definitions of (political) freedomFreedom From (religion, violence, government interference)Freedom to (be religious, masturbate, get an education)Freedom of (speech, movement, expression, choice)Satrean Freedom is apolitical – “physically free to do whatever”Freedom misconceptions (e.g. absolute/unrestricted freedom or “the power or right... Read More

42 minAUG 18
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Freedom – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C05

Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

What is Justice? (e.g. is it simply fairness?)Cardinal Virtue / First Virtue of Social institutionsKantian Justice – The preservation of human dignity, respecting a person as ends in themselves rather than a means to an end.Rawlsian Justice (aka Distributive Justice) – The fair and equal distribution of goodsThis includes more than just physical goodsRightsProtectionsEducationPlatonic Justice... Read More

93 minAUG 4
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Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

What is LegitimacyIn simplest terms this is a justification of validity, but how does that apply to politics?Theories of LegitimacyThere is no legitimacy: political Legitimacy implies the right to use violence and the idea that some are worth more than others. This is immoral and untrue and thus itself illegitimate.Legitimacy by force and power: those... Read More

81 minJUL 28
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Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02

Obligation – Political Philosophy Chapter 2 We continue our second multi-chapter epiosode with a walk down Obligation. At the start we say we are going to be covering legitimacy and obligation, however we ran out of time, so will be covering off legitimacy next week. So what’s in this weeks episode? The key aspects, but... Read More

51 minJUL 21
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Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02

Latest Episodes

Do Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule? – SciPhi 003

We so commonly hear our fellow atheists say ‘Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule’ but do they? How is that any different to victim-blaming someone for being robbed, raped, or anything else? How do we determine what is ridiculous? Who is the authority on what is ridiculous? What if someone perceives your beliefs as ridiculous as theirs,... Read More

--1 w ago
Comments
Do Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule? – SciPhi 003

Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

What a great season we have had. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. Season 2Season 1 Personhood Personhood was the characteristics that make us a person, and what that applied to. Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic valuePhysical... Read More

72 min1 w ago
Comments
Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi – 002

Dave and Joe run through Godless Mom’s (aka Courtney Heard) article ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ noting there is a lot of common contemporary atheists statements in it. One of the common ones is ‘Atheism is only a lack of belief in God’ and ‘If you think it is anything more than you’re talking... Read More

--2 w ago
Comments
Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi – 002

Ideologies – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C07

In our last episode of political ethics, at least for this season, we discuss political ideologies and how we would run political systems within our own country could we go for a total reform.

101 min3 w ago
Comments
Ideologies – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C07

Legislation – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C06

Political Ethics: Legislation Our penultimate episode on political ethics covers legislation, what it means, how we do it and a number of other topics. We also have discussions about weird laws, psychopaths, going psychotic and other random segues What is Legislation?What is law?Constitutions.Amendments.Who can see this?Weird laws!Insanity/Temporary insanity!Psychopathy – book: the wisdom of psychopathsPsychotic!What influences... Read More

112 minSEP 1
Comments
Legislation – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C06

Prescriptivism and Normativity – SciPhi

A new show from Dave and Joe (TolleyDave and Davidian) launched for testing. The SciPhi broadcast hopes to bring you lots of quick snappy chats about a variety of topics. The intention is to discuss philosophical concepts or current science of import either whilst having a mix or playing a game. You can find us... Read More

--AUG 22
Comments
Prescriptivism and Normativity – SciPhi

Freedom – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C05

What is Freedom? Types of Freedom– Political– PersonalIs freedom a natural right or a political right?Primary definitions of (political) freedomFreedom From (religion, violence, government interference)Freedom to (be religious, masturbate, get an education)Freedom of (speech, movement, expression, choice)Satrean Freedom is apolitical – “physically free to do whatever”Freedom misconceptions (e.g. absolute/unrestricted freedom or “the power or right... Read More

42 minAUG 18
Comments
Freedom – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C05

Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

What is Justice? (e.g. is it simply fairness?)Cardinal Virtue / First Virtue of Social institutionsKantian Justice – The preservation of human dignity, respecting a person as ends in themselves rather than a means to an end.Rawlsian Justice (aka Distributive Justice) – The fair and equal distribution of goodsThis includes more than just physical goodsRightsProtectionsEducationPlatonic Justice... Read More

93 minAUG 4
Comments
Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

What is LegitimacyIn simplest terms this is a justification of validity, but how does that apply to politics?Theories of LegitimacyThere is no legitimacy: political Legitimacy implies the right to use violence and the idea that some are worth more than others. This is immoral and untrue and thus itself illegitimate.Legitimacy by force and power: those... Read More

81 minJUL 28
Comments
Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02

Obligation – Political Philosophy Chapter 2 We continue our second multi-chapter epiosode with a walk down Obligation. At the start we say we are going to be covering legitimacy and obligation, however we ran out of time, so will be covering off legitimacy next week. So what’s in this weeks episode? The key aspects, but... Read More

51 minJUL 21
Comments
Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02
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