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The relevant philosophy podcast with Dr Andreas Matthias. 

Discussions with guests, inspiration, knowledge, and advice on how to apply philosophy to everyday life. 

Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy.com 

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Daily Philosophy channel on YouTube: https://youtube.com/@dailyphilosophy 

Every Tuesday.

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss the allure and ethics of True Crime shows. Why do we watch True Crime stories when we wouldn't want to actually be caught in a real crime? What makes True Crime shows attractive? And are we doing anything bad when supporting True Crime productions?Send us your comments and replies by email to podcast@daily-philosophy.com and we'll talk about them in the next episode!Join us for your regular dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to y...
Send us a Text Message.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at virtues, as ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle understood them. Virtues like kindness or courage are good properties of character, but does it matter if we have only some or all of them? Listen to this episode to find out!Read more on the topic here on ...
Send us a Text Message.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at emotions. It seems like emotions can always get in the way of our intentions to behave right. Greed, love, anger seem to make moral behaviour difficult if not impossible. But can we control our emotions?Read more on the topic here on Daily Philosophy: ht...
027. Abolishing Work

027. Abolishing Work

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Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss the anti-work movement. Its proponents see work as an instrument of domination, and the abolishment of work as the only way to a free and happy society. But can we really live without working? And what would this look like? Come and discuss with us!Send us your comments and replies by email to podcast@daily-philosophy.com and we'll talk about them in the next episode!Join us for your regular dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to ...
Send us a Text Message.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at what it means to be a good, virtuous person for Aristotle. Far from being outdated and only of historical interest, you will see that Aristotle’s thoughts are still incredibly relevant and can directly help us live happier and more fulfilling lives today...
Send us a Text Message.A new series here on Accented Philosophy! In addition to the discussion episodes, we now bring you shorter episodes on particular topics from philosophy and everyday life. Look out for the episodes marked in the title as "Lunchtime Thoughts". Just long enough for a bit of thoughtfulness during your lunchtime break!This time: What is Philosophy?Read more on the topic here on Daily Philosophy: https://daily-philosophy.com/what-is-philosophy-in-simple-words/Brought to you ...
024. Quietly Quitting Work

024. Quietly Quitting Work

2022-10-1101:10:05

Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss the trend of quietly quitting work: doing what's required in one's contract and nothing more. For many, this is the only answer to a job that is exploitative, meaningless and empty. But is quietly quitting really the best way to reclaim our lives? Come and discuss with us!Send us your comments and replies by email to podcast@daily-philosophy.com and we'll talk about them in the next episode!Join us for your regular dose of Dail...
Send us a Text Message.Philosopher Richard Taylor, following Aristotle, proposes that being CREATIVE in our lives is the surest way to happiness.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Read more on the topic here on Daily Philosophy: https://daily-philosophy.com/richard-taylor-on-the-creative-life/Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy....
Send us a Text Message.In his book The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, tries to sort out what makes us happy and how we can find happiness by changing the way we look at the world.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Read more on the topic here on Daily Philosophy: http...
Send us a Text Message.Bertrand Russell, one of the most important analytic philosophers of the 20th century, also once wrote a book about happiness: The Conquest of Happiness. In this episode, we introduce the man, and in the following episodes we will discuss Russell's book and his ideas about a happy life.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short ...
Send us a Text Message.How can we face adversity in our lives? Aristotle on the value of obstacles for achieving happiness and success.In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at what we can learn from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle about facing adversity. Things that are dangerous or just annoying and that keep us...
Send us a Text Message. In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at what we can learn from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle about acting to promote our benefit while still benefiting others. These two are often seen as incompatible with each other. But are they? Listen to this episode to find out!Read more...
Send us a Text Message. In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at what we can learn from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle about work-life balance. What is the real value of a better, more lucrative job? Listen to this episode to find out!Read more on the topic here on Daily Philosophy: https://daily-philosophy...
Send us a Text Message. In this series, we discuss interesting thoughts from philosophy and how they apply to everyday life, but we do it in small portions that you can listen to during a lunch break or a short commute.Today, we have a look at Aristotle's ideas about what goals in life are valuable. Often, we will pursue goals that make us unhappy or miserable. But how can we distinguish worthy from unworthy goals? Listen to this episode to find out!Read more on the topic here on Daily P...
Send us a Text Message.Do you love science fiction and philosophy? Professor Catherine Greene, author of the post-apocalyptic novel “The Red Hairband”, sits down with us to discuss the future, medicine, pregnancy, time travel, freedom, and the ideal society. A fascinating and enlightening conversation that you don’t want to miss! Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3s5jEBPMore from Daily Philosophy: https://dailyphilosophy.substack.com All assets, including music, licensed from Envato Ele...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss the recent debate about OnlyFans and whether online sex work is better or worse than conventional prostitution. What exactly are the moral problems of sites like OnlyFans, and how can and should this kind of work be regulated and controlled?Join us for your weekly dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy.com.Music: Nightlife by Michael Kobrin, from: https://pixabay.com/music.00:00:57 What is OnlyFans?...
Send us a Text Message.Beauty discrimination onlineIn this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss beauty in online media and whether it is discriminatory to prefer beautiful actors and presenters in video material. Are we doing something morally bad when we watch Youtubers we find attractive? Should attractiveness have no influence on our viewing habits? Or are we free to watch whom we like? Listen to find out!Please note that this episode begins with a different topic, "online prostitution...
Send us a Text Message.Is prostitution morally right?In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss the ethics of prostitution, from issues of public health to exploitation and jobs that take over our bodies. Should we regulate sex work and how should we do it? Is the enforced sexual abstinence of priests comparable as a violation of sexual freedom to the job of a sex worker? Listen to find out!Join us for your weekly dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy.com.Music: ...
Send us a Text Message.Are come countries objectively better than others?In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy finish their discussion of moral relativism. If we don't want to be relativists, what ways are there to know whether one country or system is better than another?Join us for your weekly dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy.com.Music: Nightlife by Michael Kobrin, from: https://pixabay.com/music.00:01:16 Utilitarianism and consequentialism00:05:17 Is there a...
Send us a Text Message.How bad is North Korea as a state?In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss moral relativism and whether we can say that one society is "better" than another. Is the US better than North Korea? In what way? Is there an objective way to judge the "goodness" of a society?Join us for your weekly dose of Daily Philosophy!Brought to you by https://daily-philosophy.com.Music: Nightlife by Michael Kobrin, from: https://pixabay.com/music.00:00:00 Introduction00:01:06 Is there ...
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