147 episodes

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.

Philosophize This! Stephen West

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

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.

    Episode #147 ... Being and Becoming

    Episode #147 ... Being and Becoming

    Today we discuss the ancient philosophical debate of being and becoming. 

    • 24 min
    Episode #146 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 2 - Vitalism

    Episode #146 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 2 - Vitalism

    Today we continue our discussion on the work of Henri Bergson. 

    • 25 min
    Episode #145 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 1 - History

    Episode #145 ... Bergson on Laughter pt. 1 - History

    Today we begin our discussion on the work of Bergson. 

    • 23 min
    Episode #144 ... Max Weber - Iron Cage

    Episode #144 ... Max Weber - Iron Cage

    Today we discuss some of the work of Max Weber in preparation for an upcoming series. 

    • 24 min
    Episode #143 ... Jürgen Habermas pt. 1 - The Public Sphere

    Episode #143 ... Jürgen Habermas pt. 1 - The Public Sphere

    Today we begin our discussion of the work of Jürgen Habermas. 

    • 25 min
    Episode #142 ... Richard Rorty

    Episode #142 ... Richard Rorty

    Today we begin our discussion of the work of Richard Rorty. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

veghofer ,

Highly Recommended

I absolutely love this podcast. It‘s the perfect mix of an audiobook and a podcast. You learn as much as if it was an actual book, but it is broken down into short bits and the way Stephen narrates the history of philosophy and presents prominent ideas is easy to follow and keeps you from drifting off (which is exactly what I struggle with when listening to audiobooks). Highly recommended for anyone interested in philosophy, as it gives a perfect overview over what has been accomplished. Stephen also always reminds you of how most of these ideas are still important today and how amazing it was that someone thought of them in the first place.

iliaz23 ,

Super good podcast

It‘s amazing how Stephan West is breaking down complex ideas and the history of philosophy in such a beautiful way that the average joe can still follow and benefit from it. For me he totally hits the sweet spot between easily understandable yet not dumbing down anything. I am very very grateful that he is doing this podcast!!

RARORAC ,

Entertaining amd educational

Very easy listening despite the heavy content. Super podcast

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