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.

Today we take a look at several common logical fallacies and how to spot them in the throes of a passionate argument. You will be a better person having listened to this episode. 

Direct download: Episode_073_..._How_To_Win_An_Argument_Pt._1.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 1:17am PST

On this episode of the podcast we talk about insecurity and why we think and act the way we do. 

Direct download: Episode_072_..._Insecurity.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 11:50pm PST

Today we talk about whether killing animals for food is morally justifiable.

Direct download: 071_..._Killing_Animals_For_Food.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm PST

On this episode we talk about the most profound thing you will ever hear in your life: how to quell negative emotions. 


Direct download: 070_..._Off_Moodiness.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 9:58pm PST

Stephen West rambles relentlessly about stuff no one cares about. 

Direct download: An_Appeal_to_Reason.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 9:29pm PST

On this episode we talk about one angle of the complex subject known to us all as: moodiness. 

Direct download: 068_..._On_Moodiness.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

We continue our unfortunately abridged discussion on Hegel from last episode. 

Direct download: Episode_067_..._What_Hegel_Was_Saying.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 11:31pm PST

Introduction of the philosophy of Hegel

Direct download: 066_..._Hegel_pt._1.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 10:13pm PST

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. First, we learn about the unexpected origin of The Royal Humane Society and how they assisted Mary Wollstonecraft. Next, we learn about the many ways Wollstonecraft challenged societal conventions and why she believed that women were essentially slaves to their husbands during her time. Finally, we consider the behavioral conditioning that is perpetuated by society even today and think about how we enact change when we’re not satisfied with the results. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

Direct download: 065_..._Mary_Wollstonecraft.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 9:06pm PST

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss Hermeneutics, or “the art of avoiding misunderstanding.” First, we meet Johnny--a disgruntled Philosophize This! listener who is bored and frustrated by episodes about philosophers who make unverifiable speculations about metaphysics. Next, we discuss the effects our individual biases have on the way we interpret the world around us, and how this changes the reality we experience. Finally, we examine why Hermeneutics is so important, how this relates to Kant’s metaphysical claims, and why Johnny may want to consider giving those ideas a second glance. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

Direct download: Episode_064_..._Interpreting_Interpretations.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 3:15pm PST