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Podcast Profile: Philosophize This!

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205 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


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

➤ Philosophy • Political theory • Social issues • Neoliberalism • Meritocracy • Anarchism • Consciousness • AI risks • Postmodernism • Ideology • Justice • Ethical discussions • Historical and modern philosophers

"Philosophize This!" is designed to be an approachable and educational podcast that invites listeners to explore the profound ideas in philosophy without requiring a background in the field. According to the provided descriptions, the podcast delves into the chronological progression of philosophers and philosophies that have shaped modern thought, presenting these complex theories in an understandable manner.

The podcast features a wide array of topics, primarily focusing on the works and thoughts of various influential philosophers. Discussions range from deep dives into historical and contemporary philosophical theories to evaluations of societal structures and issues. For instance, episodes examine the critiques of meritocracy and neoliberalism, and they explore concepts such as postmodernism and Capitalist Realism, indicating a strong interest in how philosophical ideas influence and are reflected in societal norms and institutions.

Several episodes are dedicated to prominent figures like Slavoj Zizek, Byung-Chul Han, and Michael Sandel, discussing their interpretations of ideology, justice, and the effects of modern capitalism. Other episodes focus on the philosophical dilemmas posed by technology, artificial intelligence, and the digital age, highlighting contemporary concerns about surveillance, freedom, and human rights.

Themes of existentialism, meaning, and consciousness recurrently appear, with episodes addressing whether elements like free will and consciousness themselves might be illusions. The podcast also covers speculative and often provocative questions about human nature, society, and the future, allowing listeners to ponder over both hypothetical scenarios and practical consequences of philosophical ideas.

Overall, "Philosophize This!" presents a blend of historical and modern philosophical discourse, aiming to make these discussions accessible and engaging to a broad audience. The recurring emphasis on how philosophical principles apply to modern societal issues underscores the podcast's relevance to current events and everyday life.


Episodes:
Episode #205 ... Why a meritocracy is corrosive to society. (Michael Sandel)
2024-Jul-01
32 minutes
Episode #204 ... The importance of philosophy, justice and the common good. (Michael Sandel)
2024-Jun-24
37 minutes
Episode #203 ... Why the future is being slowly cancelled. - Postmodernism (Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism)
2024-Jun-17
44 minutes
Episode #202 ... Why we can't think beyond capitalism. - Neoliberalism (Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism)
2024-Jun-03
37 minutes
Episode #201 ... Resistance, Love, and the importance of Failure. (Zizek, Byung Chul Han)
2024-May-06
39 minutes
Episode #200 ... The Postmodern subject and "ideology without ideology" (Zizek, Byung Chul Han, Marx)
2024-Apr-27
38 minutes
Episode #199 ... A conservative communist's take on global capitalism and desire. (Zizek, Marx, Lacan)
2024-Apr-15
47 minutes
Episode #198 ... The truth is in the process. - Zizek pt. 3 (ideology, dialectics)
2024-Mar-24
41 minutes
Episode #197 ... New Atheists and cosmic purpose without God - (Zizek, Goff, Nagel)
2024-Mar-10
41 minutes
Episode #196 ... The improbable Slavoj Zizek - Part 1
2024-Feb-24
38 minutes
Episode #195 ... Could Anarcho-Capitalism be the solution to our problems? - Anarchism pt. 4 (Rothbard, Friedman, Malice)
2024-Feb-10
34 minutes
Episode #194 ... Do we really need the police? - Anarchism pt. 3 - (Gelderloos, Security)
2024-Jan-27
36 minutes
Episode #193 ...The chief export of the western world is trash. - Anarchism pt. 2 (Bookchin, Social Ecology)
2024-Jan-09
36 minutes
Episode #192 ... Should we overthrow the government tomorrow? - Anarchism pt. 1 (Chomsky, Malatesta)
2023-Dec-28
33 minutes
Episode #191 ... The modern day concentration camp and the failure of human rights. (Giorgio Agamben)
2023-Dec-05
29 minutes
Episode #190 ... Are emotions a waste of time? - Neo-Stoicism (Martha Nussbaum)
2023-Nov-27
31 minutes
Episode #189 ... Everything that connects us is slowly disappearing. - Byung Chul Han pt. 2
2023-Oct-03
30 minutes
Episode #188 ... Achievement Society and the rise of narcissism, depression and anxiety - Byung-Chul Han
2023-Sep-07
32 minutes
Episode #187 ... How much freedom would you trade for security? (Foucault, Hobbes, Mill, Agamben)
2023-Aug-31
37 minutes
Episode #186 ... Are we heading for a digital prison? - Panopticon (Foucault, Bentham, Cave)
2023-Aug-24
36 minutes
Episode #185 ... Should we prepare for an AI revolution?
2023-Aug-10
38 minutes
Episode #184 ... Is Artificial Intelligence really an existential risk?
2023-Aug-02
35 minutes
Episode #183 ... Is ChatGPT really intelligent?
2023-Jul-22
29 minutes
Episode #182 ... What if free will is an illusion?
2023-Jul-02
28 minutes
Episode #181 ... What if consciousness is an illusion?
2023-Jun-23
25 minutes
Episode #180 ... What if everything is consciousness? - Phillip Goff on Panpsychism
2023-May-24
35 minutes
Episode #179 ... Why is consciousness something worth talking about?
2023-Apr-24
35 minutes
Episode #178 ... Susan Sontag - How Much Is Your View Of Everything Affected By Metaphors?
2023-Apr-05
36 minutes
Episode #177 ... Susan Sontag - Do you speak the language of pictures and videos?
2023-Mar-22
33 minutes
Episode #176 ... Susan Sontag - Do you criticize yourself the way you criticize a movie?
2023-Mar-01
33 minutes
Episode #175 ... Simone Weil - Vessels of God
2023-Feb-02
28 minutes
Episode #174 ... Simone Weil - The Mathematician
2023-Feb-02
30 minutes
Episode #173 ... Simone Weil - The Need for Roots
2023-Jan-10
31 minutes
Episode #172 ... Simone Weil - Attention
2022-Nov-21
37 minutes
Episode #171 ... Guy Debord - The Society of the Spectacle
2022-Nov-01
40 minutes
Episode #170 ... Albert Camus - The Fall
2022-Sep-23
38 minutes
Episode #169 ... Bruno Latour - We Have Never Been Modern
2022-Aug-20
28 minutes
Episode #168 ... Introduction to an Ethics of Care
2022-Jul-13
42 minutes
Episode #167 ... Jose Ortega - Revolt of the Masses
2022-Jun-25
26 minutes
Episode #166 ... Jose Ortega - Circumstance
2022-Jun-01
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode #165 ... Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature and Other Things
2022-Apr-30
27 minutes
Episode #164 ... Ralph Waldo Emerson - Self Reliance
2022-Apr-22
33 minutes
Episode #163 ... The Creation of Meaning - Escape From Evil
2022-Mar-02
29 minutes
Episode #162 ... The Creation of Meaning - The Denial of Death
2022-Jan-25
26 minutes
Episode #161 ... Karl Popper - The Open Society and Its Enemies
2022-Jan-15
32 minutes
Episode #160 ... The Creation of Meaning - Kierkegaard - Silence, Obedience and Joy
2022-Jan-05
36 minutes
Episode #159 ... The Creation of Meaning - Nietzsche - Amor Fati
2021-Nov-10
29 minutes
Episode #158 ... The Creation of Meaning - Nietzsche - The Ascetic Ideal
2021-Oct-05
30 minutes
Episode #157 ... The Creation of Meaning - Beauvoir
2021-Sep-01
24 minutes
Episode #156 ... Emil Cioran part 2 - Failure and Suicide
2021-Aug-10
28 minutes
Episode #155 ... Emil Cioran - Absurdity and Nothingness
2021-Jul-08
23 minutes
Episode #154 ... Pragmatism and Truth
2021-Jun-22
20 minutes
Episode #153 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 2 - Distraction
2021-Apr-01
24 minutes
Episode #152 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 1
2021-Mar-19
23 minutes
Episode #151 ... The Frankfurt School - Erich Fromm on Freedom
2021-Feb-06
25 minutes
Episode #150 ... The Frankfurt School - Erich Fromm on Love
2021-Jan-31
22 minutes
Episode #149 ... On Media pt. 2 - Marshall McLuhan
2021-Jan-05
26 minutes
Episode #148 ... On Media pt. 1 - Manufacturing Consent
2020-Dec-14
24 minutes
Episode #147 ... Being and Becoming
2020-Nov-10
22 minutes
Episode #146 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 2 - Vitalism
2020-Oct-20
25 minutes
Episode #145 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 1 - History
2020-Sep-19
23 minutes
Episode #144 ... Max Weber - Iron Cage
2020-Jun-29
23 minutes
Episode #143 ... Jürgen Habermas pt. 1 - The Public Sphere
2020-Apr-30
25 minutes
Episode #142 ... Richard Rorty
2020-Apr-15
28 minutes
Episode #141 ... Isaiah Berlin pt. 2 - Pluralism and Culture
2020-Mar-28
23 minutes
Episode #140 ... Isaiah Berlin pt. 1 - Pluralism
2020-Mar-11
22 minutes
Episode #139 ... Friedrich Von Hayek - The Road to Serfdom
2020-Feb-12
23 minutes
Episode #138 ... Robert Nozick - The Minimal State
2020-Jan-21
23 minutes
Episode #137 ... John Rawls - A Theory of Justice
2019-Dec-30
27 minutes
Episode #136 ... Hannah Arendt - The Banality of Evil
2019-Oct-31
29 minutes
Episode 135 ... Leo Strauss - Ancients vs. Moderns
2019-Oct-08
25 minutes
Episode #134 ... Consequences of Reason
2019-Aug-07
25 minutes
Episode #133 ... Carl Schmitt on Liberalism pt. 2
2019-Jul-01
22 minutes
Episode #132 ... Carl Schmitt on Liberalism pt. 1
2019-Jul-01
22 minutes
Episode #131 ... Gramsci - Cultural Hegemony
2019-May-22
24 minutes
Episode #130 ... Dewey and Lippman on Democracy
2019-Apr-30
21 minutes
Episode #129 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 5 - Difference
2019-Mar-16
22 minutes
Episode #128 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 4 - Flows
2019-Mar-16
22 minutes
Episode #127 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 3 - Anti-Oedipus
2019-Feb-07
29 minutes
Episode #126 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 2 - Immanence
2018-Dec-22
22 minutes
Episode #125 ... Gilles Deleuze pt. 1 - What is Philosophy?
2018-Dec-08
22 minutes
Episode #124 ... Simulacra and Simulation
2018-Oct-25
30 minutes
Episode #123 ... Michel Foucault pt. 3 - Power
2018-Sep-24
21 minutes
Episode #122 ... Michel Foucault pt. 2 - The Order of Things
2018-Sep-24
21 minutes
Episode #121 ... Michel Foucault pt. 1
2018-Aug-15
34 minutes
Episode #120 ... Logical Positivism
2018-Jul-27
26 minutes
Episode #119 ... Derrida and Words
2018-Jun-25
20 minutes
Episode #118 ... A Basic Look At Postmodernism
2018-May-21
22 minutes
Episode #117 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 2
2018-Mar-18
26 minutes
Episode #116 ... Structuralism and Mythology pt. 1
2018-Mar-18
27 minutes
Episode #115 ... Structuralism and Context
2018-Jan-28
32 minutes
Episode #114 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 7 - The Great Refusal
2017-Dec-23
37 minutes
Episode #113 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 6 - Art As A Tool For Liberation
2017-Dec-02
22 minutes
Episode #112 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 5 - Civilization
2017-Nov-06
29 minutes
Episode #111 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 4 - Eros
2017-Oct-20
25 minutes
Episode #110 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 3 - The Culture Industry
2017-Sep-07
27 minutes
Episode #109 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 2 - The Enlightenment
2017-Aug-26
25 minutes
Episode #108 ... The Frankfurt School pt. 1 - Introduction
2017-Aug-17
29 minutes
Episode #107 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt .3 - Responsibility
2017-Jul-29
25 minutes
Episode #106 ... Simone De Beauvoir pt. 2 - The Ethics of Ambiguity
2017-Jul-19
24 minutes
Episode #105 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 6 - The Self
2017-Jul-09
26 minutes
Episode #104 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 5 - Consciousness is Freedom
2017-Jun-01
29 minutes
Episode #103 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 4 - The Quest For Certainty
2017-May-24
31 minutes
Episode #102 ... Heidegger pt. 3 - Authenticity
2017-May-12
31 minutes
Episode #101 ... Heidegger pt. 2 - Science and Technology
2017-Apr-30
25 minutes
Episode #100 ... Heidegger pt. 1 - Phenomenology and Dasein
2017-Apr-14
30 minutes
Episode #099 ... Schopenhauer pt. 2 - Ethics
2017-Mar-29
22 minutes
Episode #098 ... Schopenhauer pt. 1 - Metaphysics and Love
2017-Mar-14
22 minutes
Episode #097 ... Wittgenstein ep. 1
2017-Mar-01
25 minutes
Episode #096 ... Is Ayn Rand A Philosopher?
2017-Jan-20
24 minutes
Episode #095 ... Are you living in a simulation?
2016-Dec-30
26 minutes
Episode #094 ... A Look at Suffering
2016-Nov-24
29 minutes
Episode #093 ... Nietzsche pt. 4 - Love
2016-Nov-06
26 minutes
Episode #092 ... Nietzsche pt. 3 - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
2016-Oct-04
29 minutes
Episode #091 ... Nietzsche pt. 2 - The Will to Power
2016-Sep-21
27 minutes
Episode #090 ... Nietzsche pt. 1 - God is dead and so is Captain Morgan
2016-Aug-26
27 minutes
Episode #089 ... Simone De Beauvoir - The Second Sex
2016-Aug-17
30 minutes
Episode #088 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 3 - The Great Debate
2016-Jul-27
26 minutes
Episode #087 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 2
2016-Jul-14
23 minutes
Episode #086 ... Sartre and Camus pt. 1 - Freedom
2016-Jun-29
22 minutes
Episode #085 ... Peter Singer on Effective Altruism
2016-Jun-21
23 minutes
Episode #084 ... William James on Truth
2016-Jun-14
26 minutes
Episode #083 ... Henry David Thoreau
2016-Jun-04
25 minutes
Episode #082 ... Austrians and Marx
2016-May-26
25 minutes
Episode #081 ... Capitalism vs. Communism
2016-May-11
24 minutes
Episode #80 ... Feuerbach on Religion
2016-May-03
28 minutes
Episode #079 ... Kierkegaard on Anxiety
2016-Mar-23
21 minutes
Episode #078 ... Marx and Kierkegaard on Religion pt. 2
2016-Jan-27
23 minutes
Episode #077 ... Marx and Kierkegaard on Religion pt. 1
2016-Jan-17
24 minutes
Episode #076 ... Hegel's God
2015-Dec-31
24 minutes
Episode #075 ... How To Win An Argument Pt. 2
2015-Dec-21
23 minutes
Episode #074 ... Hegel Returns
2015-Dec-17
26 minutes
Episode #073 ... How To Win An Argument Pt. 1
2015-Dec-01
28 minutes
Episode #072 ... Insecurity
2015-Nov-18
32 minutes
Episode #071 ... Is Killing Animals For Food Morally Justifiable?
2015-Nov-01
28 minutes
Episode #070 ... Off Moodiness
2015-Oct-20
22 minutes
Episode #069 ... An Appeal To Reason
2015-Oct-12
29 minutes
Episode #068 ... On Moodiness
2015-Oct-06
21 minutes
Episode #067 ... What Hegel Was Saying!
2015-Sep-21
21 minutes
Episode #066 ... Hegel pt. 1 - Introduction
2015-Sep-14
18 minutes
Episode #065 ... Mary Wollstonecraft
2015-Sep-07
22 minutes
Episode #064 ... Interpreting Interpretations
2015-Aug-19
20 minutes
Episode #063 ... Kant pt. 8 - Limits of Knowledge
2015-Jul-01
28 minutes
Episode #062 ... Kant pt. 7 - Suicide
2015-Jun-23
32 minutes
Episode #061 ... Kant pt. 6 - What is Enlightenment?
2015-Jun-14
26 minutes
Episode #060 ... Kant pt. 5 - The Sublime
2015-Jun-01
30 minutes
Episode #059 ... Kant pt. 4 - Categorical Trolley Cars
2015-May-28
27 minutes
Episode #058 ... Kant pt. 3 - Deontology vs Consequentialism
2015-May-20
26 minutes
Episode #057 ... Kant pt. 2 - The Actual Introduction
2015-May-11
23 minutes
Episode #056 ... Kant pt. 1 - An Introduction to the Introduction
2015-Apr-22
25 minutes
Episode #055 ... Interview on Hume with Massimo Pigliucci
2015-Apr-01
30 minutes
Episode #054 ... Hume pt. 4 - Art
2015-Mar-27
29 minutes
Episode #053 ... David Hume pt. 3 - Custom
2015-Mar-16
23 minutes
Episode #052 ... David Hume pt. 2 - Design
2015-Mar-05
29 minutes
Episode #051 ... David Hume pt. 1
2015-Feb-25
29 minutes
Episode #050 ... Are You Left Or Right?
2015-Feb-07
26 minutes
Episode #049 ... Adam Smith pt. 2 - The Tip of the Iceberg of Wealth
2015-Jan-27
29 minutes
Episode #048 ... Adam Smith pt. 1 - Specialization
2015-Jan-18
23 minutes
Episode #047 ... Rousseau pt. 3 - The General Will
2015-Jan-10
24 minutes
Episode #046 ... Rousseau pt. 2 - Democracy, Aristocracy or Monarchy?
2015-Jan-02
29 minutes
Episode #045 ... Rousseau Government pt. 1
2014-Dec-15
26 minutes
Episode #044 ... Slavery
2014-Dec-02
36 minutes
Episode #043 ... Tolerance
2014-Nov-21
27 minutes
Episode #042 ... Optimism
2014-Nov-12
28 minutes
Episode #041 ... Belief
2014-Nov-04
36 minutes
Episode #040 ... Superstition
2014-Oct-16
49 minutes
Episode #039 ... The Limits of Empiricism
2014-Oct-08
26 minutes
Episode #038 ... Leibniz pt. 2 - The Best of All Possible Worlds
2014-Oct-02
26 minutes
Episode #037 ... Leibniz pt. 1 - A Million Points of Light
2014-Sep-23
32 minutes
Episode #036 ... John Locke pt. 2 - The Blank Slate
2014-Sep-15
28 minutes
Episode #035 ... John Locke pt. 1
2014-Sep-09
30 minutes
Episode #034 ... Spinoza pt. 2 - Force of Nature
2014-Sep-02
27 minutes
Episode #033 ... Spinoza pt. 1 - From Baruch to Benedicto
2014-Aug-26
26 minutes
Episode #032 ... Blaise Pascal pt. 2 - +EV your way to success!!
2014-Aug-19
28 minutes
Episode #031 ... Pascal's Wager
2014-Aug-12
27 minutes
Episode #030 ... Descartes pt. 3 - God Exists
2014-Aug-05
24 minutes
Episode #029 ... Descartes pt. 2 - See episode description
2014-Jul-16
26 minutes
Episode #028 ... Rene Descartes pt. 1 - Context
2014-Jul-09
26 minutes
Episode #027 ... Thomas Hobbes pt. 2
2014-Jul-01
28 minutes
Episode #026 ... Thomas Hobbes pt. 1 - The Social Contract
2014-Jun-17
29 minutes
Episode #025 ... A Scientific Method For Your Life!
2014-Jun-10
28 minutes
Episode #024 ... Montaigne
2014-Jun-04
26 minutes
Episode #023 ... Machiavelli
2014-May-20
25 minutes
Episode #022 ... Blast off to the Renaissance!
2014-May-13
26 minutes
Episode #021 ... One God - St. Thomas Aquinas
2014-May-05
25 minutes
Episode #020 ... Two Medieval Approaches To God
2014-Apr-24
34 minutes
Episode #019 ... Three Islamic Truths
2014-Apr-14
31 minutes
Episode #018 ... Avicenna
2014-Apr-04
25 minutes
Episode #017 ... Boethius
2014-Mar-26
23 minutes
Episode #016 ... Saint Augustine
2014-Feb-28
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode #015 ... A Period of Transition - Plotinus
2014-Feb-13
37 minutes
Episode #014 ... The Hellenistic Age Pt. 5 - A Race To The Dark Ages
2014-Jan-18
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode #013 ... The Hellenistic Age Pt. 4 - Skepticism
2014-Jan-05
46 minutes
Episode Image Episode #012 ... The Hellenistic Age Pt. 3 - Hallmarks of Stoic Ethics
2013-Dec-20
48 minutes
Episode Image Episode #011 ... The Hellenistic Age Pt. 2 - The Early Stoa and the Cynics
2013-Dec-07
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode #010 ... The Hellenistic Age Pt. 1 - Epicurus
2013-Nov-24
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode #009 ... The Buddha
2013-Nov-11
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode #008 ... Confucianism
2013-Oct-29
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode #007 ... Daoism
2013-Aug-10
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode #006 ... Aristotle Pt. 2
2013-Jul-26
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode #005 ... Aristotle Pt. 1
2013-Jul-14
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode #004 ... Plato
2013-Jul-01
45 minutes
Episode Image Episode #003 ... Socrates and the Sophists
2013-Jun-23
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode #002 ... Presocratic Philosophy - Italian
2013-Jun-15
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode #001 ... Presocratic Philosophy - Ionian
2013-Jun-06
49 minutes