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.

This week we talk about various different applications of Aristotle's ethics in modern life. We discuss making a "plan" for your life, the underlying similarities between all human desires and the best way to live life. 

Direct download: Episode_005_..._Aristotle_Pt._1.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 12:29am PDT
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In this week's episode, we learn about Plato's "Symposium", which you might think of as philosophy's version of fan fiction. We also learn about Plato's "Theory of Forms" and ask ourselves what makes a tree, well, a tree. This leads to discussion of Plato's famous "Allegory of the Cave" and calls into question whether or not everything we see is merely a shadow of its true self. Finally, we learn about Plato's views on society and government and why he thought democracy was one of the worst forms of government, second only to tyranny.

Direct download: Episode_004_..._Plato.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT
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This week we talk about the prosperity of athens and how it led to the rise and ideas of a group of philosopher teachers called the Sophists, we tied up some loose ends and helped put all that we've learned in the last two episodes into context with a graph of the presocratics, and we ended by talking about a man whose wisdom was only rivaled by his stench, Socrates.  

Direct download: Episode_003_..._Socrates_and_the_Sophists.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 4:57am PDT
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Today we talk about why philosophy is taken for granted, the crazed cult leader of ancient Greek philosophy, Pythagoras, the annoying dark cloud of deductive reasoning, Parmenides and the super hero Empedocles.

Direct download: Episode_002_..._Presocratic_Philosophy_-_Italian.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 5:30am PDT
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Today we discussed the "Out of Africa" theory, the adversity of early humans, the term "Pre-Socratic", the first philosopher Thales, the meanest philosopher Heraclitus and Democritus, the godfather of the theory of atomism. 

Direct download: Episode_001_..._Presocratic_Philosophy_-_Ionian.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT
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