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PhilosophyCast

A look at a range of philosophy topics and making them simple as well as relevant to the present day. Topics include philosophy of music, political philosophy, philosophy of language and others. Some of the podcasts are in the form of guest interviews with experts in some of these areas.

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The Philosophy of Constructed Languages

Not all languages arise naturally. Many people decide to create entirely new "Constructed Languages," or "Conlangs," but why? This episode of The PhilosophyCast analyzes the reasons why people create conlangs from a philosophical standpoint and explains what they reveal about us as human beings.Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

23mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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More on Adorno’s Critiques of Jazz Music - Interview with Dr. Fumi Okiji

The PhilosophyCast has been extraordinarily privileged to speak with Dr. Fumi Okiji of London University and University of California at Berkeley on the subject of Adorno’s criticism of jazz. This Episode of The PhilosophyCast includes a recording of said interview, providing priceless insight into the significance of Adorno’s work on jazz to musicians, listeners, philosophers, and all who love to think.Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

25mins

7 May 2021

Rank #2

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Not So Unique After All: Theodor Adorno’s Critiques of Jazz Music

To us, jazz seems to be a rather distinct form of musical expression -- but to Theodor Adorno, it’s yet another cog in a capitalist machine that exploits unoriginality in all aspects of production - including music - to guarantee maximum profit. This Episode of The PhilosophyCast focuses on the philosophy of Theodor Adorno, specifically when it comes to how his worldview tied in with his critical view of jazz.Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

16mins

5 May 2021

Rank #3

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Ideologies on the State Pt. 2: Marxism and Fascism

Marxism and Fascism are two ideologies which started a world war that ended over seventy years ago, but the terms are still used frequently in the political realm even today. This Episode of The PhilosophyCast focuses on the inception and development of the two ideologies, with guest Professor Geoffrey Upton adding insight as to how and why they continue to be relevant. Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

32mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Ideologies on the State Pt. 1: Absolutism and Liberalism

Despite being tied to rather old schools of thought, the history of the monarchical system and the subsequent classical liberal reaction against it still affect our politics and philosophy today. This Episode of The PhilosophyCast focuses on the role of the state in both these schools of thought, revealing just how much they did to decide the course of the world.Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

30mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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The Philosophy of Ideological Music

Have you ever wondered if political themes in the music you listen to can change your views? Philosophy finds it to be at least somewhat true -- and has a lot more to say on the topic than we might initially think. This episode of The PhilosophyCast focuses on this very topic, discussing the philosophical underpinnings of music and the role it plays in ideological warfare.Follow on your favorite podcast app:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS

34mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #6