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James Madden /// A Grand Theory of the Weird

James Madden /// A Grand Theory of the Weird

In this episode, Matt and Justin speak with author, educator, athlete, James Madden about his recent book “Unidentified Flying Hyperobject: UFOs, Philosophy, and the End of the World” which is an application of the tools of academic philosophy to the UFO phenomenon. His central claim is that understanding the UFO requires a re-thinking of ourselves and our standing in what is revealed as a much wider cosmos. Along the way, he addresses issues in the philosophy of mind, technology, religion, and the possibility of a re-enchantment of the world.

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Music for this episode:
Glare, Emil Rottmayer
Through the Prism, Matt Baker
UFHO, Matt Baker
Nomad's Theme, Matt Baker

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