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[BONUS] Steve Patterson Interview: How Would You Debate Thaddeus Russell?

(AUDIO, 92 MINUTES) Steve Patterson joins me to discuss how he would approach a debate with Thaddeus Russell, or anyone who denies objective truth. Per listener requests, a conversation between Steve and Thad is in the works for the near future. In this audio, Steve responds to School Sucks Podcast #310a: Thaddeus Russell Q&A (Part 1): Why Libertarians Should Absolutely Be Relativists, recorded in 2014. I ask him how he would have approached this discussion. We discuss metaphysical and linguistic truth, extreme skepticism, objectivity vs. subjectivity, correspondence theory, the question "is there an objective truth?" and "can we access it?", Steve's idea of the objectivity of subjectivity, consciousness, the philosophy of language, the history and political utility of postmodernism, conspiracy, ...

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[VIDEO] Thinking, Fast and Slow (A Rationalist Review)

Steve Patterson and Brett Veinotte discuss Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow." We discuss both the helpful insights and the problems in the book along the lines of philosophy, economics, current events and statistical analysis. Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. We then transition into a related discussion about Thinking, Fast and Slow. Steve argues that System One is actually the "best friend" of System Two. Discussed: -Philosophical problems: are people completely irrational? -"The Hot Hand" - the zone is more than just luck -Practice vs. luck: we can transfer slow and careful system two thinking into efficient system one functioning ...

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[PODCAST] #465: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part Three – Don’t Disregard System One)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Steve Patterson - Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. We then transition into a related discussion about Thinking, Fast and Slow. Referencing back to our earlier series, The Principles of Learning ANYTHING, Steve argues that System One is actually the "best friend" of System Two. Steve's Review of Politics In 2016 -Positive trends including Milo Yiannopolis? -Academia's culpability in Trump's election -Why many in the right-leaning media are more rational -Is it over for the Mainstream Media? -The groundwork for soft fascism -Nationalism and tribalism Thinking Fast and Slow -Steve's book review -Philosophical problems: are ...

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[VIDEO] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence + Q&A

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You literally cannot get from beginner to ...

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[PODCAST] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You ...

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[VIDEO] #414: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 4 – Doubt Everybody

Part 1 Part 2 February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #4: Doubt Everybody (Skepticism) Though it sounds rude, I suggest assuming that most people don’t know what they are talking about and do not understand the correct basics. That includes most “experts”, or instructors, in everything from the world of ideas, back to the martial arts, or even basic practical skills. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ ...

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[PODCAST] #414: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 4 – Doubt Everybody

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #4: Doubt Everybody (Skepticism) Though it sounds rude, I suggest assuming that most people don’t know what they are talking about and do not understand the correct basics. That includes most “experts”, or instructors, in everything from the world of ideas, back to the martial arts, or even basic practical skills. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support ...

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[VIDEO] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ Please ...

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[PODCAST] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through ...

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[VIDEO] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David for your contribution to SSP! Please Support School ...

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[PODCAST] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David ...

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[VIDEO] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or ...

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[PODCAST] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing ...

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[VIDEO] #410: The Principles of Learning Anything – Series Introduction

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Today's show is an orientation; Steve discusses his background and his introduction to the world of ideas. Steve: "At the highest levels, the principles of learning blend together. Efficiency, technique, mastery of the basics, relaxation, acceptance of failure - they are universal." Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by Andy K. from Tuscaloosa, AL. Thank you Andy ...

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[PODCAST] #410: The Principles of Learning Anything – Series Introduction

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Today's show is an orientation; Steve discusses his background and his introduction to the world of ideas. Steve: "At the highest levels, the principles of learning blend together. Efficiency, technique, mastery of the basics, relaxation, acceptance of failure - they are universal." Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by ...

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