105 episodes

Existentialist philosophers such as Albert Camus and Hannah Arendt once said the modern world has rendered us naked: we are stripped of traditional beliefs, grasping for truths constantly out of reach, awash in late stage capitalist consumerist frenzies, and devastatingly aware of our own, ugly limitations. It's frankly kind of awful, but also beautiful at the same time? My (I'm Stefani, I have a PhD in philosophy and religion from the University of Oxford, hello) life's work is understanding what this nakedness has done to us. Who are we? Who COULD we be? For Season I of this podcast (episodes 1-73) I ask historians, psychologists, sociologists, and biologists: what does it mean to be human in the modern world? Season II will debut in 2021 and will focus on my own solution to the problem of our modern existential crises, which will be epic.

Naked Humanity Stefani Ruper

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Existentialist philosophers such as Albert Camus and Hannah Arendt once said the modern world has rendered us naked: we are stripped of traditional beliefs, grasping for truths constantly out of reach, awash in late stage capitalist consumerist frenzies, and devastatingly aware of our own, ugly limitations. It's frankly kind of awful, but also beautiful at the same time? My (I'm Stefani, I have a PhD in philosophy and religion from the University of Oxford, hello) life's work is understanding what this nakedness has done to us. Who are we? Who COULD we be? For Season I of this podcast (episodes 1-73) I ask historians, psychologists, sociologists, and biologists: what does it mean to be human in the modern world? Season II will debut in 2021 and will focus on my own solution to the problem of our modern existential crises, which will be epic.

    Finding Meaning in Coronavirus

    Finding Meaning in Coronavirus

    I have taken a pause from our regular programming to respond to the flood of people asking me to talk about coronavirus. In the beginning of this episode I briefly address anxiety and coping strategies. But because I believe these are addressed widely elsewhere, I then move on to what I can truly lend to you: perspective. This podcast focuses on the ways in which the Western world’s technologies and spiritualities have blinded us to some of the realities of what it means to be human. Tune in to reflect a bit on how you can use this time of disruption to reflect, grow, and even find some peace.
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    • 23 min
    What Makes Things Funny? with Alex Farrow

    What Makes Things Funny? with Alex Farrow

    Alex Farrow is both a philosophy teacher AND a really extraordinary stand up comedian (I’ve seen his show live!) so this is a heck of a podcast. Alex and I chat about what he learned teaching philosophy to high schoolers in London, what makes something funny, the precise science of crafting a joke, and the shifting landscape of  political correctness in comedy today.
    Check out the night he runs in Oxford @ http://www.jerichocomedy.com/
    Find him on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/alex_farrow
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    Check out the list of books you can get @ http://stefaniruper.com/bookgiveaway.
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    • 59 min
    If I were Emperor for a Day...

    If I were Emperor for a Day...

    A listener wrote in and asked me: Stefani, if you were Emperor of the World for a day, what would you do? I sat down and put some thought into the question, and came up with a list of four things involving education, safety, freedom, and meaning. Take a dive into the fun question with me, and hope over to Insta or Facebook to chime in in the discussion.
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    • 15 min
    The Lost Art of Logic with Steve Patterson

    The Lost Art of Logic with Steve Patterson

    This week I have the enormous pleasure to chat with freelance philosopher Steve Patterson, who studied philosophy and became an expert in logic entirely outside of the academy. Steve and I chat about his adventurous career, as well as the state of logic in our world today. Steve chats with me about what the philosophy of logic can teach us about quantum mechanics, about economic systems, and about our abilities to know and love one another.
    Steve is the host of Patteron in Pursuit, a top rated podcast. You can find links to all of his videos, books, and  content at his web page steve-patterson.com.
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/steveinpursuit
    Youtube: http://youtube.com/stevepatterson
    Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge: https://amzn.to/3c7LnFk
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    Check out the list of books you can get @ http://stefaniruper.com/bookgiveaway.
    I carefully curate the guests on this show alongside a few team members who help me do it. We work hard to bring you nothing less than the most interesting, engaging, insightful, provocative guests out there.
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    • 45 min
    Living Outside the Philosophical Box

    Living Outside the Philosophical Box

    Our society says you are who you are because of your beliefs, butt how much does that confine you, restrict you, draw you too much in the ilnes, and hinder your growth? In last week’s question, a listener claimed that we were polar opposites.But what does this mean? I don't consider myself ppolar opposites from ANYBODY unless they hate listening and empathising. In this episode, I talk about how I don't identify myself with BELIEFS, but instead with how carefully I hold and question them. I call this "living outside the philosophical box" because if you do this, you break free form the bonds of our culture that try to put you into ideological boxes. Our culture says you have to be THIS or THAT, belong to THIS  group or THAT group. But if you break yourself out of the philosophical box, you will open yourself up to more growth, learning, and connection than anyone following the traditional model.
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    Check out the list of books you can get @ http://stefaniruper.com/bookgiveaway.
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    • 15 min
    The State of Philosophy Today with John Perry

    The State of Philosophy Today with John Perry

    Today I chat with one of the pioneers of philosophy podcasting, John Perry. But Professor Perry is such a pro that he’s not actually a podcaster: he hosted the philosophy radio show Philosophy Talk for decades. We chit chat about the state of philosophy today. Tune in for an entertaining dip into how philosophers today are wrestling with what it means to be true, and John’s thoughts on free will, logic, and the value of procrastination.
    http://John.j.perry.net
    http://Philosophytalk.org
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

ehop.ewalk ,

Deep, Messy, Beautiful.

My life fell apart a little bit for the last few years, and both of Stefani's podcasts have been instrumental in my quest for a future of health and meaning. "Naked Humanity" is the perfect companion for someone seeking to restore their faith in humanity, someone facing hard questions about science and spirituality, or someone yearning for a nuanced, balanced treatment of key modern issues. Thank you, Stefani, for being a beautiful, messy human on this great new podcast.

little one - michelle baker ,

Inception

But really, the way Stephanie makes you think about humanity and life is incredible. Not only is the provided information insightful and meaningful, Stef relays it in an open minded, confident, enticing way. I look forward to the new episodes each week!

M F Kane ,

Love!

Stefani rocks—these are such interesting and relevant topics. Never thought I’d enjoy something like this, but she makes philosophical discussions accessible and applicable to your life. Thanks Stefani!

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