Albert Camus, Jamie Lombardi, Thomas Smith discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
And hello and welcome to serious inquiries only this two hundred five. I'm thomas smith and over. There is current co host jamie lombardi. How're you doing jamie. I'm i'm doing all right. Hi guys how're you will let them and give them a minute to answer and then <hes> yeah. They'll email you their answer. You love the listeners <hes> we have gotten awesome awesome feedback lately. It's been really fun so <hes> we're here to do some more and you can correct me if i'm wrong but here's here's what i feel like is happening today. We've we've covered a lot of great stuff and while you know everything we've talked about your definitely utilizing your philosophical tool kit and everything in but like today we decided to fund actually talk about something that not as not as using your your training all that but is actually related to someone you've read ed and studied and it will be right out of your. I don't know your actual degree and training. Is that accurate so soared off off so i i studied philosophy at rutgers and bioethics at n._y._u. But they were very serious analytical philosophy <music> schools and the person. We're gonna be talking about today. Albert camus is not an analytical philosopher at all and so he has never been formally assigned to me <hes> i've never officially studied him and of course <hes> because analytic department sort of it just gloss over the existential assists in continental philosophy more broadly so all the reading. I've done on camus has been self salvo well. That's interesting that you say that. I think <hes> it could be cool to maybe remember that you're talking to a layperson a lay audience and maybe do you wanna talk about the difference between kind of the analytical philosophy it 'cause i'm. I'm glad you said that because a <hes> that's really cool and be i when i read this essay that you want to read by camus. I was thinking like oh. This is not exactly what i expected out of. You know philosopher like i it. It is very it's more. It's kind of poetic. It doesn't strike me as particularly technical now. I don't know if he has other work. That's that's different but <hes> yet you wanna talk about. Maybe the distinctions there in in the different kinds of philosophy that would probably require its own episode to sort of breakdown on analytical philosophy. Fi is the sort of philosophy that any of the listeners who have taken a philosophy course in the united states have most likely encountered entered. It's very much concerned with <hes> the phrase <hes> carving the world at its joints and it's an attempt to us very precise ascites logically based language to sort of make sense of our reality and it's done in a way that can often be described does as dry and devoid of passion and continental philosophy is done very differently than the way that much of analytical philosophy as done today and some of some of the big names in continental philosophy. Are those like martin. Heidegger sean paul satra albert camus multiple voire dr <hes> kirkegaard is another one and their approach is much more literary and much more poetic as you saw with the essay the almond trees he's by almar albert camus sent. You and they're trying to answer. I think the same questions right what is the meaning of life. How do we live good or better lives. What is an ethical person to do and the biggest difference in my opinion is how they approach these questions and the particular way they apply by the tools on toget- at their best guesses at an answer down was a perfect explanation. I don't feel like we need another episode. That has exactly a podcast answer. You gave us a good indication of it and you know. I don't feel like we read a dissertation. That's perfect so yeah. We're we're going to be <hes>. <hes> <hes> doing camus. We're going to be doing as the logo for the podcast. Has you know philosophy skepticism. <hes> politics kind of it's a philosophy episode so that'll be fun. What what drew you to camus. Apparently it wasn't assigned reading but what would eventually lead you that way so it wasn't..