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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

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    • 4.9 • 185 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 #201 ... Resistance, Love, and the importance of Failure. (Zizek, Byung Chul Han)

    Episode #201 ... Resistance, Love, and the importance of Failure. (Zizek, Byung Chul Han)

    Today we talk about a potential way to find meaning for someone prone to postmodern subjectivity. We talk about surplus enjoyment. Zizek's alcohol use, or lack thereof. Resisting surface level consumption. Love. And failure.

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    • 39 min
    Episode #200 ... The Postmodern subject and "ideology without ideology" (Zizek, Byung Chul Han, Marx)

    Episode #200 ... The Postmodern subject and "ideology without ideology" (Zizek, Byung Chul Han, Marx)

    Today we talk about several different common versions of the postmodern subject in contemporary culture. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Episode #199 ... A conservative communist's take on global capitalism and desire. (Zizek, Marx, Lacan)

    Episode #199 ... A conservative communist's take on global capitalism and desire. (Zizek, Marx, Lacan)

    Today we talk about the distinction between left and right. Lacan's thoughts on desire. How Capitalism captures desire and identity. I would prefer not to. Moderately conservative communism. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Episode #198 ... The truth is in the process. - Zizek pt. 3 (ideology, dialectics)

    Episode #198 ... The truth is in the process. - Zizek pt. 3 (ideology, dialectics)

    Today we go into a deeper explanation of ideology and dialectics. Liberal democratic capitalism is featured as a special guest. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Episode #197 ... New Atheists and cosmic purpose without God - (Zizek, Goff, Nagel)

    Episode #197 ... New Atheists and cosmic purpose without God - (Zizek, Goff, Nagel)

    As we regularly do on this program-- we engage in a metamodernist steelmanning of different philosophical positions. Hopefully the process brings people some joy. Today we go from ideology, to New Atheism vs Creationism, to Aristotle, to Thomas Nagel, to Phillip Goff's new book called Why? The Purpose of the Universe.

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    • 41 min
    Episode #196 ... The improbable Slavoj Zizek - Part 1

    Episode #196 ... The improbable Slavoj Zizek - Part 1

    Today we give an introduction to the thinking of Slavoj Zizek-- at least as much as is possible in ~35 mins. The goal is for this to be a primer for the rest of the series.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Louise Bay NZ ,

Conversational and thought provoking

I enjoy the podcast every time I listen and I learn so much. I started listening about 5 years ago and it inspired me to return to university and to study philosophy as one of my majors. Now it is a great resource but also a wonderful way to explore new ideas. The delivery is casual and open to people new to the subject or well versed in philosophy. I love it

elihill ,

You won’t be let down

The best podcast I’ve listened to. I work long hours at a manual labour job in the forest and Stephen’s humour and ability to translate tough texts into chicken nuggets of wisdom makes the long days seem too short. I often go back and reposten to episodes. That’s how much value this adds to my life.

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i love love love this podcast! not only is it educational & keeps me engaged but thanks to the host it is also such a ‘comfort podcast’ as well and i always look forward to it when i am getting ready for bed. Super in love with Stephen - so funny & sweet & relatable.

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