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Podcast Profile: Philosophy Now

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41 episodes
2011 to 2014
Median: 54 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.


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

➤ Philosophical debates • Philosophers' ideas • Ethics and morality • Language and meaning • Consciousness and mind • Education and teaching philosophy • Science and its limits • Human rights • Love and emotion

This podcast, titled "Philosophy Now," provides an extensive exploration of various philosophical topics and ideas, drawing upon both historical and contemporary philosophical discussions. The episodes feature dialogues with philosophers, scholars, and other experts, often accompanied by live music and interactive debates. The content spans a broad spectrum of philosophical issues, including both theoretical and practical dimensions.

A recurring theme in this podcast is the examination of significant philosophical figures and their contributions, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, and G.W.F. Hegel. Each episode delves into these philosophers' central concepts, their impact on the field, and their relevance to modern philosophical discourse.

Another prominent focus is the intersection of philosophy with other disciplines and real-world issues. Episodes explore the links between philosophy and areas such as politics, ethics, education, science, literature, and psychotherapy. Specific discussions address topics like quantum mechanics' implications for the nature of reality, the role of lying in public and personal ethics, the ethical challenges in medical practices, and the philosophical underpinnings of human rights.

The podcast also places emphasis on applied philosophy, considering how philosophical thinking can influence and improve aspects of everyday life. This is evident in episodes discussing the philosophy of education, the art of living philosophically, and transhumanism. The exploration of philosophical questions related to consciousness, free will, and the human experience also feature prominently, providing listeners with insights into the profound mysteries that philosophy seeks to unravel.

Overall, this podcast aims to bridge the gap between academic philosophy and the general public, offering accessible yet deep dives into philosophical thought and encouraging listeners to engage critically with the ideas presented.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Mental Universe Debate
2014-Jun-29
56 minutes
Episode Image The Linguistic Wizardry of Ludwig Wittgenstein
2014-Jun-22
56 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy, Lies and Politics
2014-Jun-15
58 minutes
Episode Image Beyond Right and Wrong
2014-Jun-08
54 minutes
Episode Image The Hidden World of Immanuel Kant
2014-Jun-01
56 minutes
Episode Image How Come Consciousness?
2014-May-25
57 minutes
Episode Image Buddhist Philosophy
2014-May-18
57 minutes
Episode Image Impressions of David Hume
2014-May-11
57 minutes
Episode Image In Defence of Wonder
2012-May-31
58 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy and Literature
2012-Mar-27
50 minutes
Episode Image Free Will and the Brain
2012-Mar-20
55 minutes
Episode Image Philosophy in Education
2012-Mar-13
54 minutes
Episode Image The Limits of Science
2012-Mar-06
55 minutes
Episode Image Representing Arthur Schopenhauer
2012-Mar-02
51 minutes
Episode Image The Tragedy of Life
2012-Feb-21
53 minutes
Episode Image Transhumanism and Posthumanism
2012-Feb-14
52 minutes
Episode Image Medical Ethics: Being Healthy and Doing Good
2012-Feb-07
54 minutes
Episode Image Socrates: Man and Myth
2012-Jan-31
55 minutes
Episode Image The Ideas of G.W.F. Hegel
2012-Jan-24
50 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophy of Human Rights
2012-Jan-18
56 minutes
Episode Image Moral Psychology
2012-Jan-10
54 minutes
Episode Image What is Philosophy?
2011-Dec-13
50 minutes
Episode Image Minds, Science and Metaphysics
2011-Dec-06
51 minutes
Episode Image Existential Psychotherapy
2011-Nov-29
53 minutes
Episode Image Love
2011-Nov-23
55 minutes
Episode Image Global Capitalism - Good or Bad?
2011-Nov-16
51 minutes
Episode Image The Thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche
2011-Nov-08
49 minutes
Episode Image Feminist Philosophy
2011-Nov-01
51 minutes
Episode Image Primary School Philosophy
2011-Oct-27
54 minutes
Episode Image In the Realm of the Senses
2011-Oct-18
54 minutes
Episode Image Civilization and Its Discontents
2011-Oct-12
53 minutes
Episode Image The School of Ethics
2011-Oct-04
54 minutes
Episode Image The History of Philosophy in Less Than an Hour
2011-Sep-27
50 minutes
Episode Image Who Is This God Person Anyway?
2011-Sep-20
54 minutes
Episode Image Feminist Film Theory
2011-Sep-13
53 minutes
Episode Image The Art of Living Philosophically
2011-Sep-06
52 minutes
Episode Image Aping Philosophy
2011-Jul-12
54 minutes
Episode Image Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
2011-Jun-21
53 minutes
Episode Image Teaching Philosophy to Children
2011-May-19
54 minutes
Episode Image Wittgenstein’s Art Class
2011-Apr-13
52 minutes
Episode Image How to Think Like an Agnostic Bat
2011-Feb-17
49 minutes