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Philosophize This!

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Rank #44 in Society & Culture category

Comedy
Education
Society & Culture
Philosophy
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Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.

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Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.

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Mr West has a great podcast going here. This podcast makes life more interesting and more enjoyable

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This guy really does amazing job. Thank you very much. Hard to find valuable content like this.

iTunes Ratings

7468 Ratings
Average Ratings
6915
305
99
68
81

I love it

By viewingkitty - Aug 10 2019
Read more
Mr West has a great podcast going here. This podcast makes life more interesting and more enjoyable

Thank you!

By erekle - Jul 28 2019
Read more
This guy really does amazing job. Thank you very much. Hard to find valuable content like this.
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Philosophize This!

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Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.

Rank #1: Episode #134 ... Consequences of Reason

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Today we talk about the growing dissatisfaction with Enlightenment Reason during the early 20th century. 

Aug 07 2019
25 mins
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Rank #2: Episode #001 ... Presocratic Philosophy - Ionian

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Today we discussed the "Out of Africa" theory, the adversity of early humans, the term "Pre-Socratic", the first philosopher Thales, the meanest philosopher Heraclitus and Democritus, the godfather of the theory of atomism. 

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Jun 06 2013
49 mins
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Rank #3: Episode #090 ... Nietzsche pt. 1 - God is dead and so is Captain Morgan

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Today we begin our discussion on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. 

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Aug 26 2016
27 mins
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Rank #4: Episode #108 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 1 - Introduction

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Today we talk about The Frankfurt School. 

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Aug 17 2017
30 mins
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Rank #5: Episode #073 ... How To Win An Argument Pt. 1

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Today we take a look at several common logical fallacies and how to spot them. 

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Dec 01 2015
29 mins
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Rank #6: Episode #056 ... Kant pt. 1 - An Introduction to the Introduction

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On this episode of the podcast, we begin our discussion of Immanuel Kant. We first examine the historical context Kant was born into and consider the challenges philosophy was faced with, thanks to David Hume. We also discuss the change in the way humans were beginning to look at the universe during Kant’s time. Finally, we hear what Kant has to say about whether or not we can know anything beyond “I think, therefore I am.” All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Apr 22 2015
26 mins
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Rank #7: Episode #133 ... Carl Schmitt on Liberalism pt. 2

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Today we continue our discussion of the work of Carl Schmitt. 

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Jul 01 2019
22 mins
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Rank #8: Episode #109 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 2 - The Enlightenment

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Today we talk about the Frankfurt School critique of enlightenment style thinking and Herbert Marcuse's book One Dimensional Man. 

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Aug 26 2017
25 mins
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Rank #9: Episode #003 ... Socrates and the Sophists

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This week we talk about the prosperity of athens and how it led to the rise and ideas of a group of philosopher teachers called the Sophists, we tied up some loose ends and helped put all that we've learned in the last two episodes into context with a graph of the presocratics, and we ended by talking about a man named Socrates.  

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Jun 23 2013
40 mins
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Rank #10: Episode #072 ... Insecurity

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On this episode of the podcast we talk about insecurity.

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Nov 18 2015
33 mins
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Rank #11: Episode #121 ... Michel Foucault pt. 1

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Today we begin talking about the work of Michel Foucault. 

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Aug 15 2018
34 mins
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Rank #12: Episode #091 ... Nietzsche pt. 2 - The Will to Power

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Today we talk about Nietzsche, the concept of the Will to Power and the dangers of predatory buffalos. 

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Sep 21 2016
27 mins
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Rank #13: Episode #118 ... A Basic Look At Postmodernism

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Today we begin a lengthy conversation on the critiques of Postmodernism. 

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May 21 2018
23 mins
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Rank #14: Episode #004 ... Plato

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In this week's episode, we learn about Plato's "Symposium", which you might think of as philosophy's version of fan fiction. We also learn about Plato's "Theory of Forms" and ask ourselves what makes a tree, well, a tree. This leads to discussion of Plato's famous "Allegory of the Cave" and calls into question whether or not everything we see is merely a shadow of its true self. Finally, we learn about Plato's views on society and government and why he thought democracy was one of the worst forms of government, second only to tyranny.

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Jul 01 2013
45 mins
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Rank #15: Episode #120 ... Logical Positivism

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Today we talk about Logical Positivism. 

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Jul 27 2018
26 mins
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Rank #16: Episode #057 ... Kant pt. 2 - The Actual Introduction

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On this episode of the podcast we continue our discussion of Kant, this time focusing on his contributions to the debate between rationalism and empiricism . We begin by reviewing the major points of contention between the rationalists and empiricists regarding how we arrive at knowledge. Next, we learn about Kant’s “eureka!” moment, which arose from his discovery of a major assumption made by empiricist David Hume. Finally, we find out why Kant believed that we can never truly know the external world as it actually is, an idea which calls into questions basic concepts like space, time, and causality and goes well beyond the “veil of perception” discussed in previous episodes. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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May 11 2015
25 mins
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Rank #17: Episode #051 ... David Hume pt. 1

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On this episode of the podcast, we talk about David Hume! First, we learn about Hume’s ‘is’ versus ‘ought’ distinction and how not being mindful of this pitfall can lead us down a dangerous path. Next, we discuss the limitations of science and learn what Hume thought should fill in the gaps it leaves (spoiler alert: it’s not religion). Finally, we discuss Hume’s thoughts on causality and ensure that you’ll never think about playing pool the same way again. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Feb 25 2015
30 mins
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Rank #18: Episode #077 ... Marx and Kierkegaard on Religion pt. 1

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Today we discuss Marx, his views on religion as a means of oppression, and his connection to Hegel's Dialectic. 

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Jan 17 2016
27 mins
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Rank #19: Episode #035 ... John Locke pt. 1

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On this episode of the podcast, we begin learning about John Locke. First, we ask ourselves whether or not we own our bodies and what other things we are entitled to simply by virtue of being born. Next, we consider whether its possible to develop a system of ethics by studying the world around us, just as we develop systems of science and mathematics. Finally, we discuss the three unalienable rights Locke believes humans have (they’ll sound a bit familiar!), and why he thinks its the government’s job to uphold those rights. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Sep 09 2014
31 mins
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Rank #20: Episode #100 ... Heidegger pt. 1 - Phenomenology and Dasein

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Today we begin our discussion of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger by looking at his roots in Phenomenology and his revolutionary concept of Dasein. 

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Apr 14 2017
31 mins
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