The Murky Morals and Mysterious Metaphysics of "Mr. Robot"

About This Episode

David and Tamler go deep into the best TV show of the summer, "Mr. Robot. They talk about the moral ambiguity of its central character, the distorted vision of reality it portrays, and play a round of "Real or Not Real" with all the main characters. Plus, what the swooning critics ignore about Pixar's "Inside Out"--its irresponsible failure to reference the relevant literature in cognitive science and philosophy of mind.     

Links

Two philosophers explain what Inside Out gets wrong about the mind [vox.com]

The James/Lange theory of emotion [wikipedia.org]

Mr. Robot [IMDB]

Unreliable Narrator [wikipedia.org]

Shoot the Dog Trope [tvtropes.org]

 

 

Episode Details

July 14th, 2015

1 hr 6 mins

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