Best Philosophy podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Philosophy Bites
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top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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Philosophy Now
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Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outlin ...
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. The series began in 1950 and are given once a year.
 
With The Philosophy Podcast, LearnOutLoud.com will showcase audio renditions of classic philosophy from such greats as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche and much more. For more audio and video material tailored to the lifelong learner, please feel free to visit www.learnoutloud.com
 
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
 
The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philos ...
 
A critical look at philosophers and the problems of philosophy from a Christian perspective.
 
Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical is ...
 
Learn how to self-actualize! How to find and develop your life purpose, master your emotions, raise your awareness, build powerful relationships, and understand life at a deep level.
 
Nigel Warburton reads from his book Philosophy: The Classics
 
This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).
 
A weekly 'informal and informative' philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics and free-thinkers worldwide. All episodes are available at www.thepanpsycast.com.
 
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy 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.
 
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Philosophy 247
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David Edmonds interviews leading philosophers about moral issues that effect us 24/7.
 
The Institute of Art and Ideas is committed to placing philosophy and big ideas at the heart of public life -- building philosophy for our times. Described by Total Politics as "Europe's answer to TED", the IAI hosts the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn and curates hundreds of debates and talks a year with the world’s leading thinkers. For over 1000 free debates and talks, subscribe and review our podcast episodes on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher.
 
Each week we read through, summarize, and explain a different text in Philosophy.
 
Dan has a degree in Philosophy. Connor has a degree in High School. Together they have a bit of a drinking problem. Each week they explore the work of a new philosopher or a new philosophical idea and do their best to learn something before getting distracted.
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
Political Philosophy - Audio
 
Podcast by Classic Literature and Philosophy
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.
 
Socrates said that talking about virtue and the good life is one of the most important things a human being can do. That's where "Ethics-Talk" fits in. Housed in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central Michigan University (CMU), The Center for Professional and Personal Ethics brings you discussions about ethical issues, both pure and applied. For us at EthicsTalk -- "ethics" is broad and encompasses things that affect a human being's flourishing. To that end, students working wi ...
 
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Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the East that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, Meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the East has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, ...
 
A study of the main doctrines and arguments of Immanuel Kant, 18th century philosophy who revolutionized ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology. In this course, will will read and critically evaluate some of Kant’s major works, including the Critique of Pure Reason and the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. We will focus on three major issues: 1) his formulation of the problem of knowledge, 2) his grounding of ethics and 3) his development of aesthetic theory.
 
Meta Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.
 
Dr. Diana Brickell's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit PhilosophyInAction.com for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A feed is also available.)
 
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Philosophy Talk
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Podcast by Philosophy Talk
 
Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the interpretation of literature, the expression of emotion in music, and the definition of art
 
Reflections on Orthodoxy and Culture - Dr. Clark Carlton comments weekly on matters of faith, philosophy and Orthodoxy.
 
Interviews with leaders, elders and teachers from the yoga and wider wisdom community on eastern philosophies, consciousness studies, social justice, and the human spiritual condition.
 
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Exploring Philosophy
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Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss t ...
 
MP3 Audio Teachings by Andrew Wommack.
 
Intelligent discourse on the art and science of Bodybuilding.
 
Join hosts Eric, Keenan, and DJ Boogie as they give their Ignorant Philosophy on pop culture, relationships and social issues each week. As young African-Americans living and working in the Midwest, Ignorant Philosophy serves as weekly therapy for four friends just trying to figure out adulthood. From understanding the sentiments of their parents to breaking down proper f-buddy manners, Ignorant Philosophy provides much-needed light-hearted comedic commentary of a world that can sometimes ta ...
 
Published in 1912, The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell is one of his most popular books. It renders philosophical issues and questions in a way in which they become relevant and accessible to the man or woman on the street, provoking them to devote time and effort into thinking about these aspects of life. Here, the great philosopher and humanist thinker Bertrand Russell examines the importance of empirical (that which can be verified by observation or experience rather than deduc ...
 
We promote art and science in the community. We do this by finding ways to inspire groups, businesses, communities and individuals with artistic and scientific experiences. Having art and science as your fundamental source of inspiration will begin your path to a more fruitful life. Art & Science will satisfy your required needs for inspirational pleasure with positive and unharmful experiences, yielding real world results. This will better serve yourself, our planet and the future of humani ...
 
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
 
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Philosophy today
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Problems in the past have relevance in today's society. Learn philosophy and learn Spanish.
 
2 friends discussing the importance of philosophy in everyday life
 
Six Pack Philosophy is a show about the philisophical side of politics in America. American politics were first developed as a political philosophy discussed in taverns between great men over great beers. Join us as we discuss history, politics, economics, philosophy, and beer. Every episode we pick a topic to discus and rate a beer. All beer ratings are posted on our website with references for the history and philosophy discussed in the show. Let’s take politics back to the philisophical r ...
 
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Philosophy Sites
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places associated with philosophers
 
It’s time to get authentic - without the fluff. With The Art of Authenticity, Laura Coe - coach, author, entrepreneur, and philosophy lover - gets real people to get honest, get specific, and go deep about what it really means to live an authentic life and feel amazing, everyday. From figuring out step-by-step how to get the career and relationships that best reflect who you are, to understanding the intricacies of your own mental and physical health, The Art of Authenticity is a real-world ...
 
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A new MP3 sermon from Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Complete in Christ - part 1 Subtitle: Colossians Speaker: Mike Shingler Broadcaster: Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 10/14/2018 Bible: Colossians 2:1-10 Length: 39 min.…
 
We are paying tribute to philosopher Mary Midgley who passed away last week at the age of 99 by revisiting our episode 'Are you an illusion?' in which Midgley investigates the self with fellow philosopher Simon Blackburn and neuroscientist Colin Blakemore.(With special thanks to the In Parenthesis project for interview excerpts - http://www.wom ...…
 
Desire to teach but feel afraid, not good enough, judged? Considering Yoga Teacher Training, but not sure if you're truly ready? Listen to this podcast for a dose of inspiration, encouragement, as well as practical tips for those of you who are already teachers. You'll never think about teaching yoga the same way again! Mentioned in this episod ...…
 
Can we ever observe universes beyond our own? Astrophysicist Catherine Heymans reveals the latest innovations that might help map out the multiverse.By emily.baker@artandideas.org (The Institute of Art and Ideas).
 
With Dan's move coming up and a dwindling backlog of episodes staring them in the face, Connor suggests doing an entire episode about the philosophy of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. What could be high-minded discussion quickly devolves into a couple of fanboys talking about their favorite episodes. But whether you've seen the show or not, you'l ...…
 
Loneliness is the modern disease of the technology world. Despite what we showcase on social media, we all experience loss, loneliness, and grief. We often don’t know how to channel these emotions or where to look to for support. In today’s episode, Ayurvedic consultant Akshata Sheelvant shares ancient yogic wisdom from the Vedas and Bhagavad G ...…
 
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More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/ethics-debt.According to a report from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, there are currently 24 countries facing a full-blown debt crisis, with 14 more on the verge. Globally, there is about $200 trillion of debt on the books. Although the poor and disenfranchised of the world play no role in negotiating th ...…
 
Continuing on "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). We finish up Kant (the courage to know!) and lay out the Mendelssohn (cultivation vs. enlightenment) and Foucault (ironically heroize the present!). Will this conversation ...…
 
Continuing on "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). We finish up Kant (the courage to know!) and lay out the Mendelssohn (cultivation vs. enlightenment) and Foucault (ironically heroize the present!). Will this conversation ...…
 
In a world with artificial intelligence, how will we maintain control? Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Open Data Institute co-founder and researcher at Oxford University, examines how AI looks set to reshape our lives and society.By emily.baker@artandideas.org (The Institute of Art and Ideas).
 
What does it mean to say someone is smart and how do we measure intelligence? The offhand evaluation of a person’s relative amount of knowledge or ability is a common occurrence across cultures, but one struggle both philosophers and scientists have endured is that of figuring out just how to measure intelligence in a standardized fashion. In t ...…
 
Are we becoming incapable of respecting other people's opinions?
 
A new MP3 sermon from Word of Life Community Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Christ: Not Philosophy - Pt. 2 Subtitle: The Preeminence of Jesus Chris Speaker: Michael A. Williams Broadcaster: Word of Life Community Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/14/2018 Bible: Colossians 2:8-10 Length: 55 min.…
 
Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate.
 
Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is one of the most influential thinkers in the world of public philosophy. Amongst many other philosophical texts, Goldstein is the author of The Mind-Body Problem, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and Plato at the Googleplex ...…
 
Support this show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pangburn Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: https://www.pangburnphilosophy.com/podcast Dinesh D'Souza is an American conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker. D'Souza pleaded guilty to one felony charge of using a "straw donor" to make a ...…
 
Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" is (among other things) a successful example of a certain kind of pregnancy story. Also: Brian puts Ken to the test about films nominated both for the Hugo and the Oscar, and some spoiler-free recommendations. Get more Constellary Tales.By Brian Hirt.
 
Need to compose your bio for your website, studios, directories like Yelp? Whether you’re a yoga teacher, massage therapist or in another field in the healing arts, listen to this first! --- Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life ...…
 
Support this show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pangburn Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: https://www.pangburnphilosophy.com/podcast Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary behavioural scientist at the John Molson School of Business.
 
Our old pal Karl Marx stops by the studio to tell Connor and Dan about the not-so-sexy problem of commodity fetishism. What makes a bottle of Coke so special? Why do people go gaga over new Apple products? Why don't we ever think about the poor bastards in the factories making this stuff? All these questions will be pondered in this week's episode.…
 
Do you dread being approached by network marketers? Or perhaps you’ve considered joining a MLM to help support your wellness business with essential oils or supplements? Regardless of what camp you’re in, you’re going to want to listen to this episode with mom, yogini and network marketer, Bec Hilton. We dissect why network marketing makes so m ...…
 
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On "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). At the end of the historical period known as The Enlightenment, a Berlin newspaper asked what exactly that is, and Kant and Mendelssohn responded. Both were concerned with whether to ...…
 
On "What Is Enlightenment" by Immanuel Kant (1784), "On Enlightening the Mind" by Moses Mendelssohn (1784), and "What Is Enlightenment" by Michael Foucault (1984). At the end of the historical period known as the Enlightenment, a Berlin newspaper asked what exactly that is, and Kant and Mendelssohn responded. Both were concerned with whether to ...…
 
More at https://www.philosophytalk.org/shows/white-privilege-and-racial-injustice.“White privilege” has become a buzzword in discussions about racial inequality and racial justice. The call to “check your privilege” appeals to those privileged to acknowledge the various ways they receive special treatment that others don’t. But when white peopl ...…
 
Wes Alwan is joined by Tracy Morgan and Louis Scuderi to discuss Freud's classic 1917 essay. Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. Listen to more (sub)Text.
 
Wes Alwan is joined by Tracy Morgan and Louis Scuderi to discuss Freud's classic 1917 essay. Note: Part two will NOT be appearing on this feed. Become a PEL Citizen to get the full discussion. Visit partiallyexaminedlife.com/support to learn how. Listen to more (sub)Text.By Mark Linsenmayer.
 
The Q Continuum. From the The Original Series onward, Star Trek has had a preoccupation with false gods, culminating in the introduction of Q and the Q Continuum in Star Trek: The Next Generation. But although members of the Q Continuum have many of the properties usually ascribed to deities—such as omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, and s ...…
 
The rumors say that the Kennedy family was cursed. And they certainly suffered several tragedies within a small radius, but was it really so much to call them cursed? We’re going to take some time to chronicle the rise, times, and fade of the Kennedy family, going through the incidents that are listed as proof of the Kennedy Curse and then expl ...…
 
A new MP3 sermon from Harvest Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Not Philosophy but Christ Subtitle: Colossians Speaker: Lance Waldie Broadcaster: Harvest Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/7/2018 Bible: Colossians 2:1-10 Length: 61 min.
 
A new MP3 sermon from La Luz Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: The Gospel in Athens Speaker: Tracy Tyson Broadcaster: La Luz Bible Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 10/7/2018 Bible: Acts 17:16-34 Length: 40 min.
 
A new MP3 sermon from Word of Life Community Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details: Title: Christ: Not Philosophy – Pt. 1 Subtitle: The Preeminence of Jesus Chris Speaker: Michael A. Williams Broadcaster: Word of Life Community Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 10/7/2018 Bible: Colossians 2:8-10 Length: 52 min.…
 
In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Katherine Hawley discusses a concept we all rely on, but rarely question: trustworthiness. Is it always a good trait to have? Can it come into conflict with other traits we value, such as generosity? Listen to Katherine Hawley on TrustworthinessWe are very grateful for support from the Marc Sande ...…
 
Is it always good to be trustworthy? Can trustworthiness come into conflict with other values, such as generosity? Katherine Hawley discusses these and other questions about trustworthiness with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon subs ...…
 
The trial of John Italos and other signs of Byzantine disquiet with the pagan philosophical tradition.
 
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