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Author: Stephen West

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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.
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Peyman

"40 times" is not just used back then! It is in Persian language and still is being used.

Apr 25th
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Tiago_XGeniux

Kant, the king of criticism!

Apr 25th
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Dave Courtney

I'm on episode 3. I'll likely keep pushing through a little bit longer. I like the clarity and conciceseness. But wholly frustrated with the obvious westernized approach to philosophy as a whole. it's not that he is simply dealing with western thought, it's that he has already predetermined philosophy as simply a slave to science and rational thought with enlightenment ideals as its governance. Through this lens, the entire point of philosophy is not the engagement of ideas, but the embodiment of progress as we see it today, which is a very narrow view of history and philosophy. The moment he described mystery as something to be feared is where I really started to throw up my hands. And the venomous way in which notions and language that speak of God or religion or mystery or spirituality occupy his vernacular tips the hat towards his reigning bias. Suffice to say I am torn.

Apr 25th
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Mick Harrison

Doesn't need to be morally justified.

Apr 22nd
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Zachary Van Stanley

Why is this a debt of gratitude? He is not a hero, and we should not deify someone who perpetuates such guilt and tribalism.

Apr 19th
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Hank Hollander

What a great episode. Aristotle was one of the greatest thinkers in Western Civilization.

Apr 18th
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Anynome

1) Amazing podcast in my top 3 favourites. 2) Not missing the rock. 3) Joined Patreon to support future episodes, but would gladly contribute something for the past 129 I didn't pay for. Keep it up, man!!

Apr 18th
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Hank Hollander

Amazing show! I learn something to apply to my life every time. The Plato episode on Utopian society and government rule blew my mind.

Apr 17th
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Cristian Garavaglia

I don´t know how, but this podcast cought mi attention as I have never imagined philosophy would. The rock music for the transittions between philipsophers was amazing :D :D

Apr 15th
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Tiago_XGeniux

Nietzsche... The best cold philosophiser of the modern age.

Apr 13th
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Maksym Zakharzhevskiy

Negative theology makes so much sense. People get hung up on semantics when trying to describe something translated several times over with words that don't even have the same meaning.

Apr 10th
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Dante Pena

Great information. I've been listening to your podcasts in parallel to taking a philosophy course at my community College and it's a fantastic tool for me to understand these concepts that aren't always very easy to understand from just doing assigned readings. Bravo.

Apr 10th
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Ali Tarraf

On living life: "This is how it should be done. Lodge yourself on a stratum, experience the opportunities it offers, find an advantageous place on it, find potential movement of deterritorialization, possible lines of flights, experience them, produce flow conjunctions here and there, try a continuum of intensities segment after segment, have a small plot of new land at all times."

Apr 9th
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Maksym Zakharzhevskiy

although Plato did not originally resonate with me, I think that Plotinus really nailed the bridge between an idea, the interpretation, and execution.

Apr 9th
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Peyman

I can't believe you like Justin Bieber! I bet he himself doesn't like himself.

Apr 8th
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Rafael Wendel

I am following the chronology, just wonder why there is no podcast about John Stuart Mill 😢

Mar 31st
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Hank Hollander

Pythagoras was the man!

Mar 28th
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Hank Hollander

Interesting concept. I'll be continuing to listen and learn.

Mar 28th
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Bryan Christopher

amazing!

Mar 24th
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Rebecca Lopez

New favorite podcast! I cant stop listening!

Mar 23rd
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