42 episodes

We talk about stories.

Phi Fic: Truth in Fiction 'Philosophical Fiction' from The Partially Examined Life

    • Arts
    • 4.0 • 27 Ratings

We talk about stories.

    Phi Fic #41 Paradise Lost by John Milton

    Phi Fic #41 Paradise Lost by John Milton

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Phi Fic #40 The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway

    Phi Fic #40 The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Phi fin #39 Point Omega by Don DeLillo

    Phi fin #39 Point Omega by Don DeLillo

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Phi Fic #38 Howard's End by EM Forster

    Phi Fic #38 Howard's End by EM Forster

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Phi Fic #37 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    Phi Fic #37 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Phi Fic #36 Canterbury Tales-- Part Two

    Phi Fic #36 Canterbury Tales-- Part Two

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

orangecat2020 ,

Discussions are Fantastic - Please no reader monotone.

I really enjoy the selections of books and discussions. The only thing that drives me crazy is that, when reading passages from the books, dear god use some voice variation. The monotone kills me. And one of you, I think has “actor” in your profile. I’m not expecting a dramatic reading, but emphasis and tone is important in trying to convey an idea - especially when the audio is not ideal.
I cringe with the droning when you read from some of my favorite books.

eddieZfrancis ,

Doesn’t Fully Live Up to Its Name

I’ve given this podcast several listens in hopes that the level of discourse about the literature would delve more deeply into the philosophical questions that sometimes arise (or could/should). Too often, such questions go unasked, are given short shrift (and are seldom related to actual philosophers’ ideas), or, worst of all, derailed by distracting pop culture references. A couple of the hosts try to keep it focused and rigorous to some extent, but the others either don’t have the tools to meet that level of interaction...or maybe this podcast is supposed to be mainly fic without any real phi? I can’t tell, but I’ve been disappointed too many times to try again.

sgerot11 ,

Love

Love the conversation, the jokes, the selections and the whole production in general. Excellent.

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