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Podcast Profile: Philosophy by the Book

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73 episodes
2015 to 2019
Median: 15 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Each week we read through, summarize, and explain a different text in Philosophy.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Major philosophical texts • Summaries and explanations • Happiness and ethics • Justice and friendship • Purpose of life • Nature of knowledge • Wisdom and reason • Creation of laws and states • Existential inquiries

This podcast, "Philosophy by the Book," is dedicated to exploring and elucidating various texts in the realm of philosophy. Each week, listeners are guided through a different philosophical text, with episodes offering summaries and explanations of the key ideas and arguments presented in these works.

The content predominantly revolves around classical philosophical texts, focusing extensively on the works of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato. Through a series of episodes, the podcast covers comprehensive readings of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," discussing themes like the nature of happiness, friendship, virtue, and justice. These explorations delve into Aristotelian concepts and their implications for ethical and moral behavior, how desires influence human actions, and the roles of wisdom and pride within a virtuous life.

Additionally, the podcast provides a detailed walkthrough of Plato's dialogues, examining his theoretical constructs and their practical applications. From the formation and governance of an ideal state in "Laws" to the epistemological inquiries in "Theaetetus" and "Sophist," the episodes delve into various philosophical questions. These include the nature of knowledge, the definition of justice, the role of education, and the characteristics of an ideal society. The analysis often extends to discussing the allegorical and metaphorical dimensions of Plato's works, such as the famous allegory of the cave and the simile of the ship.

The show also takes on other significant philosophical texts, such as John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty" and David Hume's "Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding." These discussions concern the limits of state control over individual actions, the importance of freedom of expression, and the nature of human understanding and reasoning.

Overall, this podcast serves as an educational resource, providing listeners with thorough expositions of seminal philosophical texts. It engages with fundamental philosophical questions about ethics, politics, knowledge, and existence, aiming to make complex philosophical debates accessible and understandable.


Episodes:
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 10: Philosophy by the Book Episode 71
2019-Jul-23

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 9: Philosophy by the Book Episode 70
2018-Jul-16
12 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 8: Philosophy by the Book Episode 69
2018-Jul-16
14 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 7: Philosophy by the Book Episode 68
2018-Jul-16
18 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 6: Philosophy by the Book episode 67
2018-May-16
19 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 5: Philosophy by the Book Episode 66
2018-Apr-14
18 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 4: Philosophy by the Book Episode 65
2018-Mar-16
13 minutes
Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics Book 3: Philosophy by the Book Episode 65
2018-Feb-27
18 minutes
Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics Book 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 64
2018-Feb-12
15 minutes
Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics Book 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 63
2018-Feb-04
20 minutes
Mill's On Liberty Part 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 62
2017-Oct-24
19 minutes
Mill's On Liberty Part 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 61
2017-Sep-25
19 minutes
Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Part 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 60
2017-Sep-06
26 minutes
Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding part 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 59
2017-Aug-23
20 minutes
Descartes' Meditations Part 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 58
2017-Aug-14
16 minutes
Descartes' Meditations 1-3: Philosophy by the Book Episode 57
2017-Aug-03
19 minutes
Plato's Critias: Philosophy by the Book Episode 56
2017-Jul-19
3 minutes
Plato's Timaeus: Philosophy by the Book Episode 55
2017-Jul-19
27 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 12 (final): Philosophy by the Book Episode 54
2017-Jul-12
11 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 11: Philosophy by the Book Episode 53
2017-Jul-12
9 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 10: Philosophy by the Book Episode 52
2017-Jul-12
12 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 9: Philosophy by the Book Episode 51
2017-Jul-11
15 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 8: Philosophy by the Book Episode 50
2017-Jul-11
9 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 7: Philosophy by the Book Episode 49
2017-Jul-11
11 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 6: Philosophy by the Book Episode 48
2017-Jul-11
13 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 5: Philosophy by the Book Episode 47
2017-Jun-04
10 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 4: Philosophy by the Book Episode 46
2017-May-03
9 minutes
Plato's Laws 3: Philosophy By The Book Episode 45
2017-Mar-11
10 minutes
Plato's Laws 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 44
2017-Feb-21
13 minutes
Plato's Laws Book 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 43
2017-Jan-05
13 minutes
Plato's Philebus Part 3: Philosophy by the Book Episode 42
2016-Dec-07
14 minutes
Plato's Philebus Part 2 Philosophy by the Book Episode 41
2016-Nov-09
15 minutes
Philebus Part 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 40
2016-Sep-29
13 minutes
Statesman Part 2: Philosophy by the Book Episode 39
2016-Sep-29
13 minutes
Plato's Statesman part 1: Philosophy by the Book Episode 38
2016-Sep-06
12 minutes
Plato's Sophist part 2 Philosophy by the Book Episode 37
2016-Sep-06
18 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 36: Plato's Sophist Part 1
2016-Aug-19
12 minutes
Philosophy by the Book episode 35: Plato's Theaetetus part 3
2016-Aug-11
6 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 34: Plato's Theaetetus part 2
2016-Aug-03
10 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 33: Plato's Theaetetus Part 1
2016-Jul-26
23 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 32: Plato's Parmenides
2016-Jun-14
13 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 31: Plato's Republic Book 10
2016-May-13
16 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 30: Plato's Republic book 9
2016-May-10
14 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 29: Plato's Republic book 8
2016-May-05
10 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 28: Plato's Republic Book7
2016-Apr-26
14 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 27: Plato's Republic Book 6
2016-Apr-15
14 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 26: Plato's Republic Book 5
2016-Apr-12
17 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 25: Plato's Republic Book 4
2016-Mar-31
14 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 24: Plato's Republic Book 3
2016-Mar-22
17 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 23: Plato's Republic Book 2
2016-Mar-14
18 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 22: Plato's Republic Book 1
2016-Mar-08
18 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 21: Plato's Phaedrus
2016-Feb-22
26 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 20: Plato's Clitophon
2016-Feb-22
1 minute
Philosophy by the Book Episode 19: Plato's Symposium
2016-Feb-08
37 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 18: Plato's Phaedo
2016-Jan-29
48 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 17: Plato's Meno
2016-Jan-24
16 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 16: Plato's Menexenus
2016-Jan-17
12 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 15 (Part 2): Plato's Gorgias
2016-Jan-17
29 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 15: Plato's Gorgias (part 1)
2016-Jan-03
30 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 14: Plato's Euthydemus
2015-Dec-30
28 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 13: Plato's Cratylus
2015-Dec-20
28 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 12: Plato's Greater Hippias
2015-Dec-13
21 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 11: Plato's Lesser Hippias
2015-Dec-06
13 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 10: Plato's (?) Alcibiades
2015-Dec-02
28 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 9: Plato's Charmides
2015-Nov-22
26 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 8: Plato's Lysis
2015-Nov-15
23 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 7: Plato's Laches
2015-Nov-05
18 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 6: Plato's Ion
2015-Nov-01
14 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 5: Plato's Protagoras
2015-Oct-25
32 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 4: Plato's Apology.
2015-Oct-18
17 minutes
Philosophy by the Book Episode 3: Plato's Crito
2015-Oct-12
17 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy by the Book Episode 2: Plato's Euthyphro
2015-Oct-04
10 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy by the Book Episode 1: Introduction
2015-Oct-04
1 minute