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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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Today we discuss some of the work of Max Weber in preparation for an upcoming series. 
Today we begin our discussion of the work of Jürgen Habermas. 
Today we begin our discussion of the work of Richard Rorty. 
Today we continue talking about the work of Isaiah Berlin. 
Today we begin discussing the work of Isaiah Berlin. 
Today we begin our discussion of the work of Friedrich Hayek. 
Today we begin our discussion of the work of Robert Nozick. 
Today we discuss the work of John Rawls. 
Today we discuss the work of Hannah Arendt. 
Today we talk about the work of Leo Strauss. 
Today we talk about the growing dissatisfaction with Enlightenment Reason during the early 20th century. 
Today we continue our discussion of the work of Carl Schmitt.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we begin our discussion on the work of Carl Schmitt.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)    
Today we discuss the work of Antonio Gramsci.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we talk about a famous debate from the early 20th century. 
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Gilles Deleuze.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we continue our discussion on the work of Deleuze.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
Today we begin our discussion on Gilles Deleuze with a special thanks to Felix Guatarri.  Support the show on Patreon! www.philosophizethis.org for additional content. Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
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Puyan RJ

exactly when i just bought his book and was going to start reading Weber!

Jul 2nd
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Atanas Kotov

really insightful. however, under capitalism we still have the worst on top.

Jun 30th
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Intrograted

Jumping the gun as I'm only 5min in, but I get so tired of people blaming science for so many of our ills. Science isn't the problem, the application of it is. The current paradigm is a reductionist one and reductionism isn't always the appropriate lense to use. Science can and should also take a holistic view of the world. Science is the best tool we have for keeping our biases and faulty intuitions in check. Applied properly, it dispassionately gets us closer to truth and thereby enables us to make compassionate choices with a reduced risk of unforseen adverse outcomes. Science is only a means to an 'is', but it is up to us to understand what is so we can best determine what 'ought'.

Jun 30th
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Mir

"Hi, my name's Bruce, and I run a small peanut butter business." X'DDDDD Funniest thing I've heard so far. X'D where does he come up with these painfully generic but real examples? x'D

Jun 11th
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Mir

He didn't shoot the Arab because he wanted to know what it was like to pull a trigger. He shot him because the sun was shining really brightly and he was feeling uncomfortable with the heat. The discomfort coincided with the Arab lunging towards him with a knife and the glint of that weapon in the sun pushing him past his tipping point. Our man didn't and to kill a man or even know what it felt like to kill a person. He was just acting as he saw fit in that moment.

Jun 1st
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Eli Fisher

xx

May 29th
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Andrew Sanchez

phenomenal podcast

May 24th
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tarun krishnaswamy

Episode 20 today.. the binge continues

May 18th
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Liz Schoch

so relavent right now... Im find way too many agruements about 'missinformation'' and people claiming (abusively) to know better than someone else... when in my opinion know one knows shit! it's sad we relate to eachother in this way

May 1st
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Hernan Ramiro Rodriguez

The episode description in Spotify says that the audio file has been lost years ago. What remains is the transcript of the episode, which you can read in www.philosophizethis.org

Apr 21st
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christine-verstraete@hotmail.com

Thanks very interesting

Apr 19th
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Austyn Ploshnick

I don't wanna be "that guy" but hear me out. I think, you gave a blatant mischaracterization of the Atheist position. All Atheism is, is the lack of a belief in a god or gods. full stop. Most Atheists don't posit the claim that there is no god, although some attempt to, and I'd agree that it's a losing battle, because as soon as you posit that claim you now adopt a burden of proof that, in my opinion, you can't meet unless "God" is very strictly defined. Which brings me to my next point, because Atheism is essentially a "prove it" response to theism, Atheists don't necessarily come into a discussion with a pre defined god concept in their head. They'll go with whatever the Theist presents. I'm sure any Atheist, provided they're actually an honest interlocutor and not a tumblr troll, confronted with the claim "God is the entirety of human existence" they will agree that of course by that definition God exists. I can understand the confusion though, Atheists especially online can be fairly toxic, but I wouldn't have so much of a problem with the beginning of this episode if you'd stressed from the beginning that the definition of Atheism you're using, isn't necessarily one that people who call themselves Atheists use, which is basically if the answer to the question "Do you believe in a God?" is literally anything other than "yes" you're an Atheist. Because Atheism is defined as "not theism" (again by people who use that label) which is a direct logical negation of theism thus forming a true dichotomy vis a vis the "Laws of Logic" if you will (Identify, Non-contradiction, and excluded middle) there is no middle ground between the two. You can definitely oscillate between them, of course but you can't simultaneously be both convinced and not convinced that a god exists. (I promise I'm not attempting to be condescending with the logic 101, I just want to make this ubantly clear) Labels come with their own set of problems anyway, and especially from an outside perspective I can see how they can be misconstrued, not to mention there is a distinction people make between "soft" and "hard" Atheism, it's kind of a mess but that why I think you should be a bit more careful before insulting, albeit unintentional, an entire demographic of people who might be interested in your podcast.

Apr 19th
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Atul Saswat

Key Points Ep 1 (Ionina) - Out of Africa - Fertile Crescent - Boundaries between Continents - Transcontinental Countries - Spain: Canary Island - Italy & Greece - Elephant in the room - Socrates died in 400 BC, Plato, Aristotle - Epistemology vs Metaphysics - Magnet. Thales of Miletus. 624-546 BC. Geometry, Astronomy - Why we should sustain curiosity? - Olive Industry - Theogony by Hesiod - Everything is made up of water. - Monism - Milesian School - Anaximander. Student 1. 610-546BC - Anaximenes. Student 2. 585-526BC - Heraclitus complimented by Darius of Persia (Book of Natural Philosophy) 535-475BC - People are like Children and their ideas are like toys. The Riddler - You can never step into the same river twice - Democritus. 460-370BC (wrote a lot of books). Like attracts Like - Teacher. Leucippus. 480-420BC - Everything is made up of atoms. - There's no afterlife. Poem - Zeno of Elea. 495-430BC. Paradox - Parmenides. 515-440BC. Idea of the one - Quote - By convention. Sense of limits. That's why we need reason. Theory of Atomism - Irrefutable Truth

Apr 13th
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Godiva Golding

This section that really helps is the last 20 minutes of the episode where he focuses on the benefits of friendship.

Apr 4th
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Kolly Kanyako

I just heard of this through my school newsletter online. I’m doing RE for A level so I was so gassed to hear about this. I’m banging this out during the self isolation. I already have interest in philosophy so this will massively understand more about the history and its people.

Apr 3rd
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Puyan RJ

thank you so much. discovered this channel just yesterday and have already learnt a lot. so much insight.

Apr 2nd
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George vavolil

what is that word at 7:58?

Mar 28th
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Olivia Cranmer-Gordon

this missed out a lot of real world context and many of the actual arguments real vegans and vegetarians use, plus the joke at the end was pretty distasteful imo. I'm a fan of this podcast but this ep was quite disappointing. (ps I'm a vegan and maybe that makes me biased but I've also been debating this stuff for the last 4 years and you missed out so many interesting points to explore tangents that really wouldn't change anyone's mind to say I guess we can't say what's ethical after all!)

Mar 27th
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Maciej M

awesome podcast guy, I'm planning to go through the whole show during the quarantine. thanks for keeping me sane during these insane times

Mar 23rd
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César Aguilar

savage

Mar 21st
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