Philosophize This!

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.


Episode #098 ... Schopenhauer pt. 1 - Metaphysics and Love  

Today we begin our discussion on Arthur Schopenhauer.

Episode #097 ... Wittgenstein ep. 1  

Today we talk about Ludwig Wittgenstein. 

Episode #096 ... Is Ayn Rand A Philosopher?  

Today we talk about Ayn Rand. 

Episode #095 ... Are you living in a simulation?  

Today we discuss the famous paper by Nick Bostrom about the probability that we are living in a simulation. 

Episode #094 ... A Look at Suffering  

Today we look at the concept of suffering from multiple different angles including the philosopher Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the movement in Transhumanism known as The Hedonistic Imperative. 

Episode #093 ... Nietzsche pt. 4 - Love  

Today we look at the concept of love from several different angles in an attempt to better understand our own thoughts on love. 

Episode #092 ... Nietzsche pt. 3 - Thus Spoke Zarathustra  

Today we talk about Nietzsche's famous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. 

Episode #091 ... Nietzsche pt. 2 - The Will to Power  

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

Episode #090 ... Nietzsche pt. 1 - God is dead and so is Captain Morgan  

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

Episode #089 ... Simone De Beauvoir - The Second Sex  

Today we discuss the revolutionary work of Simone De Beauvoir entitled: The Second Sex

Episode #088 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 3 - The Great Debate  

Today we talk about the great post WW2 debate between Sartre and Camus. 

Episode #087 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 2  

Today we talk about the philosopher Albert Camus.

Episode #086 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 1 - Freedom  

Today's episode is the first installment of a series on the great Cold War era thinkers Sartre and Camus. Today we lay the foundations for the line of thinking known as existentialism and focus on Sartre's view of freedom. 

Episode #085 ... Peter Singer on Effective Altruism  

Today we talk about the great Peter Singer, his views on the unique moral obligations that we face as members of modern society and how we might fulfill the obligations in the most effective manner. 

Episode #084 ... William James on Truth  

Today we take a look at William James and his work on the concept of Truth.

Episode #083 ... Henry David Thoreau  

Today we take a look at Henry David Thoreau's views on the individual, society and civil disobedience. 

Episode #082 ... Austrians and Marx  

Today we talk about various classic critiques of Marx's economics made by the Austrian School of Economics. I really wanted to call this episode "X Marx the Spot", but it didn't make enough sense and wasn't very search friendly. 

Episode #081 ... Capitalism vs. Communism  

Today we talk about Karl Marx and his famous critiques of Capitalism.

Episode #80 ... Feuerbach on Religion  

On this episode we talk about Ludwig Feuerbach and his (occasionally) controversial views on the origins of religion.

Episode #079 ... Kierkegaard on Anxiety  

On this episode of the podcast we talk about Kierkegaard's views on the value of anxiety and the plight of one in its grips. 

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