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Podcast Profile: Philosopher's Zone

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241 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.


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

➤ Philosophical debates and theories • Ethics and morality • Cultural criticism • History and narrative • Emotions and identity • Politics and society • Science and metaphysics • Contemporary issues • Intellectual exploration

The podcast "Philosopher's Zone" delves deep into philosophical discourse, engaging with a broad spectrum of themes ranging from logic, metaphysics, and ethics to contemporary cultural phenomena. The show emphasizes answering profound questions often overlooked or simplified in everyday conversations. This podcast entices listeners to reconsider their perspectives on life, culture, and knowledge.

Throughout its episodes, recurring themes include explorations of individual and collective narratives, historical and modern philosophical insights, and their implications on contemporary societal issues. The episodes frequently tackle complex questions surrounding human existence, identity, and morality. Discussions span a diverse set of topics, such as the philosophical dimensions of happiness, the moral implications of obedience and civil disobedience, and the theoretical underpinnings of emotions and free will.

Several episodes investigate the intersections of philosophy with other disciplines, including history, biology, and artificial intelligence, prompting listeners to consider how philosophical principles apply in various scientific and historical contexts. The podcast also examines the influence of historical and contemporary philosophers, scrutinizing their ideas and their relevance to current issues.

Social and political dimensions are another focal point, with several episodes addressing the ethical ramifications of socioeconomic structures, gender identity, disability, and race. The podcast doesn’t shy away from contentious topics, such as the role of the state in relation to minority communities, the ethics of global philanthropy, and the philosophical obstacles faced by marginalized groups.

Additionally, the podcast provides philosophical analysis of cultural and aesthetic phenomena, such as the significance of friendship, beauty standards influenced by AI, and the philosophical curiosity surrounding twins. It also examines philosophical traditions ranging from ancient Cynicism to modern-day forms of libertarianism and neofeudalism.

"Philosopher's Zone" aims to be an accessible yet profound exploration of philosophical questions, aiming to illuminate how philosophical inquiry can inform and transform our understanding of various aspects of human life and society.


Episodes:
De-extinction, pt 1
2024-Jul-17
28 minutes
What's your story? Life narrative and "main character" thinking
2024-Jul-09
28 minutes
History and narrative
2024-Jul-02
33 minutes
Episode Image The ancient key to modern happiness
2024-Jun-27
28 minutes
Fighting fatphobia with Kate Manne
2024-Jun-21
28 minutes
Episode Image The philosophy of emotions
2024-Jun-14
28 minutes
Civil Disobedience with Noëlle McAfee
2024-Jun-07
28 minutes
Why time doesn't pass
2024-May-30
28 minutes
Philosophy for tough times
2024-May-24
28 minutes
Women philosophers in 19th century Germany
2024-May-16
38 minutes
Neofeudalism: techno-lords and peasants
2024-May-08
38 minutes
Obedience
2024-May-01
28 minutes
Style wars pt 2: Scandals and hoaxes
2024-Apr-25
31 minutes
Style wars pt 1: Postwar France and a new philosophical mode
2024-Apr-18
33 minutes
Episode Image The predicament of existence
2024-Apr-10
28 minutes
Mary Midgley, public philosophy and plumbing
2024-Apr-04
28 minutes
Intellectual humility
2024-Mar-27
28 minutes
Freedom or liberty?
2024-Mar-20
40 minutes
Philosophy, angst and hope
2024-Mar-14
27 minutes
Music, taste and AI
2024-Mar-06
42 minutes
The philosophy of twins
2024-Feb-29
28 minutes
Philosophy, disability and the gut
2024-Feb-22
29 minutes
Pornography and free speech
2024-Feb-15
32 minutes
What are Australian philosophers thinking?
2024-Feb-07
34 minutes
Queer vs the state
2024-Jan-30
43 minutes
What is swearing?
2024-Jan-24
34 minutes
Friendship
2024-Jan-17
28 minutes
Transgender identity and experience
2024-Jan-10
30 minutes
Gender, gaming and pop culture
2024-Jan-03
28 minutes
Richard Rorty and America
2023-Dec-27
35 minutes
Women philosophers in antiquity
2023-Dec-20
28 minutes
Time in the time of COVID
2023-Dec-13
28 minutes
Stability, security and survival: a conversation with Mary Graham
2023-Dec-07
28 minutes
Libertarianism
2023-Nov-28
40 minutes
The Cynics
2023-Nov-23
45 minutes
The philosophy of biology
2023-Nov-15
28 minutes
Banality, deception and evil
2023-Nov-09
35 minutes
Defining Aboriginality
2023-Nov-02
28 minutes
Race, biology and medicine
2023-Oct-25
28 minutes
Is there purpose in the cosmos?
2023-Oct-17
36 minutes
Power, domination and the ethics of global philanthropy
2023-Oct-11
34 minutes
Poverty and punishment
2023-Oct-04
36 minutes
Free will, consciousness and AI: a conversation with Daniel Dennett
2023-Sep-28
38 minutes
René Girard and victimhood
2023-Sep-21
28 minutes
Beauty and AI
2023-Sep-13
28 minutes
The pathology of ugliness
2023-Sep-07
28 minutes
Women philosophers in 19th century Germany
2023-Aug-30
38 minutes
Police abolition
2023-Aug-23
28 minutes
Neofeudalism: techno-lords and peasants
2023-Aug-17
39 minutes
Friendship
2023-Aug-10
28 minutes
Gaslighting
2023-Aug-03
28 minutes
Why time doesn't pass
2023-Jul-27
28 minutes
Exploring Tourette's
2023-Jul-20
38 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and myth
2023-Jul-11
28 minutes
Transgender identity and experience
2023-Jul-05
30 minutes
How philosophy fell in love with language
2023-Jun-27
28 minutes
Philosophy for tough times
2023-Jun-22
28 minutes
Taking politics seriously
2023-Jun-15
28 minutes
Gender, gaming and pop culture
2023-Jun-08
28 minutes
Exploring the multiverse
2023-Jun-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Leadership
2023-May-25
28 minutes
Bilingual parenting, home and the mother tongue
2023-May-21
28 minutes
Philosophy behind bars
2023-May-14
28 minutes
Episode Image Trans-national adoption and "blending in"
2023-May-03
28 minutes
Richard Rorty and America
2023-Apr-27
35 minutes
The anti-philosophers
2023-Apr-23
28 minutes
De-extinction, pt 2
2023-Apr-12
28 minutes
De-extinction, pt 1
2023-Apr-05
28 minutes
Episode Image Art and hate speech
2023-Mar-30
28 minutes
Women and the canon
2023-Mar-22
30 minutes
Data privacy and informed consent
2023-Mar-16
30 minutes
Women philosophers in antiquity
2023-Mar-08
30 minutes
Moral creativity
2023-Mar-05
30 minutes
Tradition, modernity and crisis in Ukraine
2023-Feb-23
30 minutes
The lessons of failure
2023-Feb-16
30 minutes
A Buddhist perspective on the ethics of violence
2023-Feb-10
30 minutes
Episode Image On being a minority in philosophy
2023-Feb-02
30 minutes
Skilled performance and cognition
2023-Jan-24
30 minutes
Episode Image China, Confucius and the courtyard
2023-Jan-17
30 minutes
Values and goals
2023-Jan-10
30 minutes
Pop, philosophy and politics
2023-Jan-03
30 minutes
Conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism and fun
2022-Dec-27
30 minutes
Efficiency, productivity and excess
2022-Dec-20
30 minutes
Philosophy and children
2022-Dec-13
30 minutes
Power, domination and the ethics of global philanthropy
2022-Dec-08
30 minutes
Bilingual parenting, home and the mother tongue
2022-Dec-01
30 minutes
Owning the public square
2022-Nov-24
30 minutes
Philosophy behind bars
2022-Nov-16
30 minutes
Causation and death
2022-Nov-10
30 minutes
The prophetic vision of Günther Anders
2022-Nov-02
30 minutes
How should we treat insects?
2022-Oct-30
30 minutes
Philosophy and travel
2022-Oct-19
30 minutes
Refugees and moral obligation
2022-Oct-12
30 minutes
How Nietzsche extracts cheerfulness from suffering
2022-Oct-07
30 minutes
Trust and scepticism in a post-truth world
2022-Sep-30
30 minutes
Satanism
2022-Sep-25

Housing part 3 - land rights
2022-Sep-18

Housing part 2 - rent
2022-Sep-11

Housing pt 1 - care ethics
2022-Sep-04
30 minutes
Values and goals
2022-Aug-28
30 minutes
Episode Image What's new in death - part 2
2022-Aug-21

Episode Image What's new in death - part 1
2022-Aug-14

Episode Image Doctors and dualism
2022-Aug-07
28 minutes
Episode Image Art and hate speech
2022-Jul-31
28 minutes
Episode Image Simone de Beauvoir: becoming a woman
2022-Jul-24
28 minutes
Episode Image Ubuntu
2022-Jul-17
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell: The aphorism
2022-Jul-10
28 minutes
Episode Image The great and the good-enough
2022-Jul-03
28 minutes
Episode Image Pop, philosophy and politics
2022-Jun-26
28 minutes
Episode Image Edmund Burke, revolution and reform
2022-Jun-19
35 minutes
Episode Image Hegel, nature and the Anthropocene
2022-Jun-12
28 minutes
Episode Image The phenomenology of love
2022-Jun-05
28 minutes
Episode Image Conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism and fun
2022-May-29
38 minutes
Episode Image Adoption and moral obligation
2022-May-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Identity politics
2022-May-15
28 minutes
Episode Image Beauty: aesthetic or moral ideal?
2022-May-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Rupture and hope
2022-May-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Sex, death and chilli sauce
2022-Apr-24
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and myth
2022-Apr-17
28 minutes
Episode Image The predicament of existence
2022-Apr-10
28 minutes
Episode Image Moral beauty and art
2022-Apr-03
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophers in love
2022-Mar-27
28 minutes
The ethics of uterus transplantation
2022-Mar-20
28 minutes
Episode Image Extremism
2022-Mar-13
28 minutes
Episode Image Trans-national adoption and "blending in"
2022-Mar-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Efficiency, productivity, excess
2022-Feb-27
40 minutes
Episode Image Consciousness and contemplation
2022-Feb-20
28 minutes
Episode Image Art and climate
2022-Feb-13
28 minutes
Episode Image China, Confucius and the courtyard
2022-Feb-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Stuff
2022-Jan-30
28 minutes
Episode Image What we talk about when we talk about race
2022-Jan-23
28 minutes
Episode Image The death of analytic philosophy?
2022-Jan-16
28 minutes
Episode Image Restlessness
2022-Jan-09
28 minutes
Episode Image Structural injustice and individual responsibility
2022-Jan-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Derrida and difficulty
2021-Dec-26
28 minutes
Episode Image The many worlds of David Lewis
2021-Dec-19
28 minutes
Episode Image Mathematics and the good life
2021-Dec-12
28 minutes
Episode Image Bad thinking and good people
2021-Dec-05
28 minutes
Episode Image The individual and the collective
2021-Nov-28
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and psychedelic experience
2021-Nov-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Buddhist logic
2021-Nov-14
28 minutes
Episode Image Care ethics
2021-Nov-07
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and children
2021-Oct-31
28 minutes
Episode Image Gender and gaming
2021-Oct-24
28 minutes
Episode Image What is dignity?
2021-Oct-17
28 minutes
Episode Image Yan Fu: China meets Western liberalism
2021-Oct-10
28 minutes
Episode Image The trouble with our moral evolution
2021-Oct-03
28 minutes
Episode Image RN Presents: This Much Is True
2021-Sep-29
3 minutes
Episode Image About time, part 4: The insect clock
2021-Sep-26
28 minutes
Episode Image About time, part 3: Time and perception
2021-Sep-19
28 minutes
Episode Image About time, part 2: Time in fiction
2021-Sep-12
28 minutes
Episode Image About time, part 1: Newton's exploding clock
2021-Sep-05
28 minutes
Episode Image The abominable heretic
2021-Aug-29
28 minutes
Episode Image How should we treat insects?
2021-Aug-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Was the market economy inevitable?
2021-Aug-15
28 minutes
Episode Image Structural injustice and individual responsibility
2021-Aug-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Women, the alt-right and the liberal centre
2021-Aug-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Nietzsche and transfiguration
2021-Jul-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Trust, risk and experts
2021-Jul-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical objects
2021-Jul-11
28 minutes
Episode Image Misogyny
2021-Jul-04
28 minutes
Episode Image Analytic philosophy: the leading brand
2021-Jun-27
28 minutes
Episode Image The death of analytic philosophy?
2021-Jun-20
28 minutes
Episode Image Marxism pt 2: Black Marxism
2021-Jun-13
28 minutes
Episode Image Marxism pt 1: Marx the philosopher
2021-Jun-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Ethics, philosophy and immigration
2021-May-30
38 minutes
Episode Image Women and the Dhamma
2021-May-23
28 minutes
Episode Image What can David Hume teach us?
2021-May-16
28 minutes
Episode Image Chronomobilities
2021-May-09
28 minutes
Episode Image Logic in Indian philosophy
2021-May-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Ecocultural identity
2021-Apr-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and ecology
2021-Apr-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Restlessness
2021-Apr-11
28 minutes
Episode Image Neurophenomenology and embodied sensemaking
2021-Apr-04
28 minutes
Episode Image The problem with "moral machines"
2021-Mar-28
28 minutes
Episode Image Honour in the institution
2021-Mar-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Identity politics
2021-Mar-14
28 minutes
Episode Image Living like a Stoic
2021-Mar-07
28 minutes
Episode Image What we talk about when we talk about race
2021-Feb-28
28 minutes
Episode Image Cultural appropriation
2021-Feb-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Civilisation and the salon
2021-Feb-14
28 minutes
Episode Image Derrida and difficulty
2021-Feb-07
28 minutes
Episode Image Free will, retribution and just deserts
2021-Jan-31
34 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in the wake of Empire part 5: Tracks of thought
2021-Jan-24
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in the wake of Empire part 4: Africa
2021-Jan-17
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 3: Missionary feminism
2021-Jan-10
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 2: Migrants and other Others
2021-Jan-03
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 1: The white way to think
2020-Dec-27
28 minutes
Episode Image In the wild
2020-Dec-20
28 minutes
Episode Image The inside of anger
2020-Dec-13
28 minutes
Episode Image Phenomenology
2020-Dec-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Anti-social media
2020-Nov-29
28 minutes
Episode Image Science, misinformation and dissent
2020-Nov-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Refugees and moral obligation
2020-Nov-15
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 6: Becoming a woman
2020-Nov-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 5: Ubuntu
2020-Nov-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 4: Nietzsche and nihilism
2020-Oct-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 3: Derrida and the text
2020-Oct-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 2: Confucius, wealth and politics
2020-Oct-11
28 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in a nutshell pt 1: The aphorism
2020-Oct-04
28 minutes
Episode Image Politics at the extremes
2020-Sep-27
28 minutes
Episode Image PRESENTS — Ideas
2020-Sep-21
6 minutes
Episode Image Progressive Islam
2020-Sep-20
34 minutes
Episode Image The abominable heretic
2020-Sep-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Shifting the frame on COVID-19
2020-Sep-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Lev Shestov: staying awake in the dark
2020-Aug-30
28 minutes
Episode Image Moral grandstanding
2020-Aug-23
28 minutes
AI home devices: A feminist perspective
2020-Aug-16
28 minutes
Inhumanity
2020-Aug-09
28 minutes
Episode Image What are we doing when we argue?
2020-Aug-02
28 minutes
Nihilism and utopia
2020-Jul-26
28 minutes
Episode Image Mind, matter and motherhood
2020-Jul-19
28 minutes
Montesquieu and despotism
2020-Jul-12
28 minutes
The digital dead
2020-Jul-05
51 minutes
Philosophy by postcard
2020-Jun-28
28 minutes
The ethics of uterus transplantation
2020-Jun-21
28 minutes
Race in America pt 2: Lewis Gordon
2020-Jun-14
28 minutes
Race in America pt 1: George Yancy
2020-Jun-07
36 minutes
Choosing a personal philosophy: Existentialism
2020-May-31
28 minutes
Driverless cars, inequality and the 'trolley problem' in a high-tech world
2020-May-24
28 minutes
Citizens and urban planning
2020-May-17
28 minutes
The big snore
2020-May-10
28 minutes
What can genes tell us?
2020-May-03
28 minutes
Border patrol
2020-Apr-26
28 minutes
Thinking a pandemic
2020-Apr-19
28 minutes
Time in a time of excess time
2020-Apr-12
28 minutes
Honour in the institution
2020-Apr-05
28 minutes
Episode Image AI and moral intuition: use it or lose it?
2020-Mar-29
28 minutes
Episode Image LGBT elders, isolation and loneliness
2020-Mar-22
28 minutes
Dangerous minds
2020-Mar-15
28 minutes
Episode Image The many and the one
2020-Mar-08
28 minutes
Episode Image The why of philosophy
2020-Mar-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Is reason enough?
2020-Feb-23
28 minutes
Episode Image Plato's woman problem
2020-Feb-16
28 minutes
Episode Image In praise of mortality
2020-Feb-09
35 minutes
Episode Image Remembering Roger Scruton
2020-Feb-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Uluru and the heart of the liberal state
2020-Jan-26
28 minutes
Episode Image Disability and dignity
2020-Jan-19
28 minutes
Episode Image Politics and the sacred
2020-Jan-12
28 minutes
Episode Image Thinking the country
2020-Jan-05
28 minutes
Episode Image Plato, Buddhism and storytelling
2019-Dec-29
28 minutes