Philosophy w/ JR

In our Season 2 opener, we talk with Chase’s high school philosophy teacher, James Robert (better known as JR to his students). Our conversation touches JR’s introduction to the study of philosophy and how he started teaching it to his students. We talk extensively about his class, and in particular the “Council of Philosophical Inquiry” or just “Council” for short. The Council became a famous feature of his class and for good reason - as you’ll hear in the episode, it was a way of helping students examine their lives as they hadn’t before, and in a critical time of development for young people. We also touch on meditation and the meaning of life.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

JR’s Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/teVOsxdoPt4

Hafiz (Off-Topic): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez

Epictetus Article Mentioned: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/10/the-art-of-living-sharon-lebell/