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Podcast Profile: Microdosing Philosophy

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30 episodes
2020 to 2022
Median: 9 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

I will discuss some of the great philosophers and their ideas on ethics and metaphysics. Classcial philosphy is always my starting point; Plato and Aristotle will start things, but I will discuss various Hellenistic schools, and more modern thinker such as Mill , Kany, Nietzsche, and Whitehead.


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

➤ Classical and modern philosophy • Ethical theories and arguments • Rhetorical theory • Critical thinking and logic • Ancient philosophers like Plato and Aristotle • Philosophy of the soul and substance

This podcast, titled "Microdosing Philosophy," delves deeply into both classical and modern philosophical discussions, emphasizing ethics and metaphysics. The show grounds itself in the fundamental teachings of Plato and Aristotle, before expanding into a broader examination of various Hellenistic schools of thought and modern philosophers including Mill, Kant, Nietzsche, and Whitehead.

The episodes explore a variety of philosophical concepts through structured arguments and logical reasoning. Initial episodes offer foundational insights into the nature of propositions and syllogisms, providing a basis for understanding logical structure and the validity of arguments. As the series progresses, critical thinking is further dissected with particular attention to statement types and negations.

Rhetorical theory also plays a significant role in the podcast, with a series of discussions around Bitzer's Rhetorical Situation and Booth's Rhetorical Stance. These episodes examine the components and dynamics that create effective rhetoric, including the importance of constraints, exigence, audience, and the interplay of different modes of appeal.

In addition, the podcast offers a thorough introduction to various ethical frameworks, contrasting approaches such as Utilitarianism, Deontological ethics, and Virtue ethics. It scrutinizes Bentham’s Hedonic Calculus, Mill's enhancements to Utilitarianism, and Kant's categorical imperatives, situating these theories within broader philosophical discourses.

The show also takes a historical lens, reflecting on the lives and influence of pivotal philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. This historical context extends to an analysis of significant texts and dialogues, such as Plato's "Phaedo" and "Euthyphro," providing insights into their enduring philosophical questions and Socratic thought.

In essence, "Microdosing Philosophy" presents an intricate mosaic of philosophical ideas, combining logical rigor, ethical inquiry, and historical perspective to offer listeners a comprehensive overview of key philosophical concepts and debates.


Episodes:
Basic Propositional arguments
2022-Feb-06
8 minutes
Syllogisms
2022-Jan-27
10 minutes
Critcal Thinking: part2
2022-Jan-15
11 minutes
Critcial Thinking: An Introduction
2022-Jan-15
7 minutes
Bitzer's Idea of Constraints
2021-Sep-08
8 minutes
Bitzer's Rhetorical Theory: Exigence and Audience
2021-Sep-06
8 minutes
Bitzer's Rhetorical Situation part one
2021-Sep-05
9 minutes
Booth's Rhetorical Stance
2021-Sep-04
8 minutes
A quick look at Aristotle's Modes of Appeal
2021-Sep-03
4 minutes
Rhetoric: an introduction
2021-Sep-02
10 minutes
Plotinus
2021-Apr-04
8 minutes
Lucretius and Epicureanism
2021-Apr-04
12 minutes
Stoic Philosophy
2021-Apr-04
10 minutes
Plato's Phaedo: Part Two
2021-Mar-14
10 minutes
Plato's Phaedo: Part One
2021-Mar-12
17 minutes
Plato's Euthyphro
2021-Mar-05
9 minutes
Plato: a basic introduction
2021-Feb-24
9 minutes
Socrates
2021-Feb-19
17 minutes
Arsitotle on the Soul (De Anima)
2021-Jan-27
12 minutes
Substance in Aristotle's Meatphysics VII
2021-Jan-25
8 minutes
Aristotle: Accounting for change in the world
2021-Jan-14
11 minutes
Kant's Groundwork on a Metaphysics of Morals: Section 2
2020-Dec-15
9 minutes
Kant's Groundwork on Morals, Part one
2020-Dec-07
14 minutes
The background to Kant's Ethics
2020-Dec-02
8 minutes
A quick note on ethical relativism
2020-Nov-16
5 minutes
Mill's Eudaimonistic Utilitarianism
2020-Nov-05
10 minutes
Bentham's Hedonic Calculus
2020-Oct-25
9 minutes
Bentham and Utilitarianism
2020-Oct-19
16 minutes
An Introduction to Ethics
2020-Oct-12
12 minutes
Episode Image Welcome to Philosophy
2020-Sep-25
1 minute