157 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.1K 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 #157 ... The Creation of Meaning - Beauvoir

    Episode #157 ... The Creation of Meaning - Beauvoir

    Today we talk about the creation of meaning. 

    • 24 min
    Episode #156 ... Emil Cioran part 2 - Failure and Suicide

    Episode #156 ... Emil Cioran part 2 - Failure and Suicide

    Today we continue talking about Cioran. 

    • 28 min
    Episode #155 ... Emil Cioran - Absurdity and Nothingness

    Episode #155 ... Emil Cioran - Absurdity and Nothingness

    Today we begin our discussion on Emil Cioran. 

    • 23 min
    Episode #154 ... Pragmatism and Truth

    Episode #154 ... Pragmatism and Truth

    Today we discuss Pragmatism.

    • 21 min
    Episode #153 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 2 - Distraction

    Episode #153 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 2 - Distraction

    Today we continue talking about Walter Benjamin. 

    • 24 min
    Episode #152 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 1

    Episode #152 ... The Frankfurt School - Walter Benjamin pt. 1

    Today we begin discussing the work of Walter Benjamin. 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Eliza KC ,

Thank you Stephen

Hi Stephen, I have been an on and off listener for a year now and continue to come back to your podcast when I want to learn more. Your work has been such a great support to develop my own critical thinking and explore philosophical topics as they apply to my life and experience. You should be proud of what you have created as it has touched the lives of people like myself. I can’t wait to continue to use the concepts and thinking introduced by you in my career as a passionate social worker and life-long learner.
Regards, Eliza C from Melbourne, Australia

mazzamoutard ,

Continues to Inspire

There’s something to make you stop and think in every episode. Fascinating stuff. Just one tiny existential critique about Cioran; he was Romanian, and the capital of Romania is Bucharest, so he couldn’t ‘leave Romania to go to Bucharest’ - he was already there!

Tinkletop ,

Exceptionally engaging podcast!!!

Highly erudite, entertaining and humorous at times.

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