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Philosophize This!

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.

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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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Episode 6 May 2024 39m and 58s


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 27 April 2024 38m and 53s


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 15 April 2024 47m and 46s


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 24 March 2024 41m and 6s


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 10 March 2024 41m and 40s


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 24 February 2024 38m and 17s


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 10 February 2024 34m and 18s


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 27 January 2024 36m and 6s


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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Episode 9 January 2024 36m and 12s


Episode #192 ... Should we overthrow the government tomorrow? - Anarchism pt. 1 (Chomsky, Malatesta)

Episode #192 ... Should we overthrow the government tomorrow? - Anarchism pt. 1 (Chomsky, Malatesta)

Today we talk about some common misconceptions about Anarchism, the weaknesses of traditional government structures, a possible alternative way of cooperating and whether or not the government is the hierarchy we should be focusing on.


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Episode 28 December 2023 33m and 3s

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