Back with a new interview with Mr Christopher Mastropietro this week.
Chris is a philosophical writer with interests in dialogue, symbols, and the concept of self. He is a co-author of several publications, including Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis (Open Book Publishers, 2017), “Gnosis in the Second Person” (in Dispatches from a Time Between Worlds, Perspectiva Press, 2021) and “Dialectic into Dialogos and the Pragmatics of No-thingness in a Time of Crisis” (in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture, 2021). He is heavily involved in the work of John Vervaeke and Vervaeke foundation addressing the meaning crisis.
In this podcast, we discuss theatre, narrative, mythology, character development, art vs propaganda, pesudo-religious ideologies (or mythologies) the barrier between fiction and facts that harms development, and much more!
Watch the full conversation below 👇
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0:00 - intro
0:49 - Arthur Miller & The Meaning Crisis
5:47 - Imaginal play & Wisdom
7:53 - Plato understood as drama
10:38 - Stories & Virtue development
14:25 - centrality of character in ethics & narrative
18:11 - Plato’s warning against drama
23:29 - Art vs Propaganda
27:25 - Hero Meta-mythology
33:44 - Nominalist obstacles to truth
42:28 - love and socratic practice
54:51 - drama and imitating the good
01:05:38 - Miller’s writing process & logos
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