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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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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 #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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    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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    Episode #195 ... Could Anarcho-Capitalism be the solution to our problems? - Anarchism pt. 4 (Rothbard, Friedman, Malice)

    Episode #195 ... Could Anarcho-Capitalism be the solution to our problems? - Anarchism pt. 4 (Rothbard, Friedman, Malice)

    Today we talk more about anarchism.

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    Episode #194 ... Do we really need the police? - Anarchism pt. 3 - (Gelderloos, Security)

    Episode #194 ... Do we really need the police? - Anarchism pt. 3 - (Gelderloos, Security)

    Today we answer some questions about the potential security risks of an anarchist society.

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    Episode #193 ...The chief export of the western world is trash. - Anarchism pt. 2 (Bookchin, Social Ecology)

    Episode #193 ...The chief export of the western world is trash. - Anarchism pt. 2 (Bookchin, Social Ecology)

    Today we talk about some of the work of Murray Bookchin. We talk about anarchism as a historical trend in human thought that keeps recurring. Then we talk about the superficiality of typical approaches to being environmentally conscious. We talk about Futurism and the hope of colonizing other planets. We talk about Artificial Intelligence and why people sometimes don't feel like celebrating its arrival.

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shibumi2 ,

Let Hannah Arendt comment on anarchism

Just finished your four part anarchism series. Your analysis of the multiple perspectives made the series credibly insightful, though you never got the endpoint of anarcho- communism, which is Marx’s fourth stage, wherein the state melts away.
Please consider a new episode or two on Hannah Arendt and her explanations on natality, plurality, and polity: on birth and beginning, on individuals as a composite individual in society, on Will and authority, individuals in communities, being responsible for and free in small community democracies to form governments that allude to the anarchism you explicate.

一只小帕 ,

Giorgio Agamben

More Giorgio Agamben please, I loved the podcast on his views on human rights.

Objectivism? ,

Episode 198

We would appreciate an episode on Tecno- feudalism ( coined by yannis Varufakis?)

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