In this twenty-second episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler examine philosophical thought experiments to see what we can learn from them to improve our lives or to better understand ourselves.  They first discuss what a thought experiment is, and how it differs from other kinds of fictions, counterfactuals, or "what if"s.

They then turn to in-depth discussion of trolley problems, the Ring of Gyges, the Ship of Theseus, and Roku's Basilisk.  After that, they discuss how one might develop a philosophical practice of creating one's own thought experiments.

Show Music is by Scott Tarulli -
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