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The Partially Examined Life is a podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.

We also feature episodes from other podcasts by our hosts to round out your partially examined life, including Pretty Much Pop (prettymuchpop.com, covering all media), Nakedly Examined Music (nakedlyexaminedmusic.com, deconstructing songs), and (sub)Text (lit, film, psychoanalysis). Learn about more network podcasts at partiallyexaminedlife.com.

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast Mark Linsenmayer

    • Philosophy
    • 4.7, 7 Ratings

The Partially Examined Life is a podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.

We also feature episodes from other podcasts by our hosts to round out your partially examined life, including Pretty Much Pop (prettymuchpop.com, covering all media), Nakedly Examined Music (nakedlyexaminedmusic.com, deconstructing songs), and (sub)Text (lit, film, psychoanalysis). Learn about more network podcasts at partiallyexaminedlife.com.

    Ep. 249: Dewey on Education and Thought (Part One)

    Ep. 249: Dewey on Education and Thought (Part One)

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 248: Racism and Policing (Al-Saji, Merleau-Ponty, et al) (Part Two)

    Ep. 248: Racism and Policing (Al-Saji, Merleau-Ponty, et al) (Part Two)

    Continuing on Alia Al-Saji’s “A Phenomenology of Hesitation” (2014) and other things with guest Phil Hopkins. 
    Can we restructure our (and the police's) reactions and live with each other? We further explore the psychology of habit and Al-Saji's notion of hesitation. How does it compare to other types of heistation recommended by philosophies and religions?
    Start with part one, or get the full, ad-free Citizen Edition. Includes a preview of our Citizen Hang.
    End song: "Every Man's Burden" by Dusty Wright, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #89.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    PEL Presents PMP#53: The Hamilton Phenomenon w/ Sam Simahk

    PEL Presents PMP#53: The Hamilton Phenomenon w/ Sam Simahk

    Erica, Mark, and Brian are joined by Broadway actor Sam to discuss this unique convergence of musical theater, rap, and historical drama.
    Does Hamilton deserve its accolades? We cover the re-emergence of stage music as pop music, live vs. filmed vs. film-adapted musicals, creators starring in their shows, race-inclusive casting, and the politics surrounding the show.
    For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 248: Racism and Policing (Al-Saji, Merleau-Ponty, et al) (Part One)

    Ep. 248: Racism and Policing (Al-Saji, Merleau-Ponty, et al) (Part One)

    On Alia Al-Saji’s “A Phenomenology of Hesitation” (2014), bits of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (1945), and Linda Martín Alcoff’s Visible Identities (2006), plus Alex Vitale's The End of Policing (2017).
    Is there sub-conscious racism, and how might we root it out and fix our policing problems? Ex-cop Phil Hopkins joins to look at how phenomenology can help.
    Don't wait for part two, get the full, ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL!
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    • 52 min
    PEL Presents: PMP#52: The Twilight Zone from Serling to Peele

    PEL Presents: PMP#52: The Twilight Zone from Serling to Peele

    Something's strange... Is it a dream? If it's a morality tale with a twist ending, you're probably in the Twilight Zone.
    Brian, Erica, Mark, and guest Ken Gerber are in it this week, discussing the thrice revived TV series. Does the 1959-1963 show hold up? What makes for a good TZ episode, and does Jordan Peele's latest iteration capture the spirit? We talk about episodes new and old, the 1983 film, plus comparisons to Black Mirror and David Lynch.
    For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 247: Aristotle on Rhetoric and Emotions (Part Two)

    Ep. 247: Aristotle on Rhetoric and Emotions (Part Two)

    Continuing on the Rhetoric (ca. 335 BCE) book 1, ch. 1–6 and book 2, ch. 1–5, 18–24.
    We finish up with enthymemes (rhetorical arguments), maxims, and signs. We then move to emotions, where we chiefly talk about anger: Is it always a matter of status injury, or is frustration equally (or more) foundational?
    Begin with part one, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now. Please support PEL!
    End song: "Reason with the Beast" by Shriekback, whose leader Barry Andrews was interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #107.
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    • 53 min

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