Episode 50

50. Can Anything Be New?

Atonality, Theseus' Boat, & a Proper Sense of Historic Proportion

How much does something need to change before it is deemed new? This episode explores the philosophical nature of change and newness.

Short version, new is not random because everything is a continuation of what came before it - from the atomic structure of humans, the nature of compost, and Arnold Schoenberg's compositions of atonality.

This means we should have a proper sense of proportion to the totality of history and recognize our human agency is how the universe will continue.

About the Podcast

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Becoming Human
Meaningful content to craft how you live. Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning.

About your host

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Tyler Kleeberger

Becoming Human

It’s an infinite conversation, really. What does it mean to be alive? How should we live? What is the best, healthiest way to exist and do all of the things that make up life?

There’s a lot to explore.

And even more questions to ask.

But that’s what we are here to do.

I’m Tyler Kleeberger and consider me a curator of these conversations. I am, conveniently, a nerd so I see it as my job to go and discover everything I can about a topic or idea and use any field imaginable — from philosophy to psychology, economics to history, and everything in between — and then share it with you.

I hope you’ll consider going on this journey with me. We’re trying to get smarter and live better. You can find more information at tylerkleeberger.com.

Let’s learn, let’s grow, and let’s become more human.