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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

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.


Episodes 433

Ep. 223: Guest Ned Block on Consciousness (Part Two) 2019-08-19   NEM#103: Homer Flynn on The Residents' 50 Years 2019-08-16   Pretty Much Pop #6: Adults Playing Video Games 2019-08-13   Ep. 223: Guest Ned Block on Consciousness (Part One) 2019-08-12   NEM#102: John Andrew Fredrick (The Black Watch): Literary Anglophilia 2019-08-10   Pretty Much Pop #5: True Crime with Lucy Lawless 2019-08-06   Ep. 222: Debating Functionalism (Block, Chalmers) (Part Two) 2019-08-05   Pretty Much Pop #4: "Chernobyl" and the Art of Suffering 2019-07-30   Ep. 222: Debating Functionalism (Block, Chalmers) (Part One) 2019-07-29   Room 20 Podcast Promo by The Partially Examined Life 2019-07-29   NEM#101: Helen Money (Alison Chesley): Rock Cellist 2019-07-27   Pretty Much Pop #3: CONFORM w/ Yakov Smirnoff 2019-07-23   Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part Two) 2019-07-22   Pretty Much Pop #2: Binge Watching 2019-07-17   Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part One) 2019-07-15   Pretty Much Pop #1: Pop Culture vs. High Culture 2019-07-14   Ep. 220: 10-Year Retrospective of The Partially Examined Life 2019-07-05   Ep. 219: The Harder Problem of Consciousness (Block & Papineau) 2019-07-01   Episode 218: The Hard Problem of Consciousness (Chalmers et al) (Part Two) 2019-06-24   NEM#100: Dan Stuart Faces Truth and Writes Fiction in Mexico 2019-06-21   Episode 218: The Hard Problem of Consciousness (Chalmers et al) (Part One) 2019-06-17   REISSUE-PEL Ep 21: Mind: Turing/Ryle/Nagel/Searle/Dennett (w 2019 Intro) 2019-06-10   (sub)Text #1: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”: Poesis as Revenge Forsaken 2019-06-08   Episode 217: Discussing Calderón's "Life Is a Dream" 2019-06-03   Glimpse: Machiavellian Politics (for Partially Examined Life #14) 2019-06-02   NEM#99: Globelamp (Elizabeth LeFay): Raw, Psychedelic Folk 2019-06-02   PEL Audioplayers: "Life Is a Dream" by Pedro Calderón de la Barca 2019-05-27   PREVIEW-Ep 216 Game of Thrones' Fantasy Politics (Part Two) 2019-05-23   Episode 216: Game of Thrones' Fantasy Politics 2019-05-20   NEM#98: Phil Judd Entertains Himself 2019-05-17   Episode 215: Brave New World: PEL Live 10th Anniversary Show 2019-05-13   Episode 214: More Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part Two) 2019-05-06   NEM#97: Taking Danny Seraphine Back to Chicago 2019-05-03   Episode 214: More Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part One) 2019-04-29   Glimpse: Nietzsche's Last Man (for Partially Examined Life #213) 2019-04-22   Episode 213: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part Two) 2019-04-22   PREVIEW-(sub)Text#6: Melanie Klein's "Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms" 2019-04-21   NEM#96: Andrew McMahon Throws in All His Favorite Things 2019-04-19   Episode 213: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part One) 2019-04-15   Episode 212: Sartre on Literature (Part Two) 2019-04-08   NEM#95: R. Stevie Moore Just Happens... Frequently! 2019-04-05   Episode 212: Sartre on Literature (Part One) 2019-04-01   PREVIEW-(sub)Text#5: Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" 2019-04-01   Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Three) 2019-03-25   NEM#94: Ian Moore Grown Far Beyond Blues-Rock 2019-03-22   Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Two) 2019-03-18   Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part One) 2019-03-11   Constellary Tales #6: Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report" (PEL Crossover Special) 2019-03-11   NEM#93: Peter Aaron Lives in the Blues-Punk Moment 2019-03-09   Episode 210: Franz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part Two) 2019-03-04   Episode 210: Franz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part One) 2019-02-25   Podchaser Interview of Mark Linsenmayer: Partially Examined Life and Nakedly Examined Music 2019-02-23   NEM#92: Steve Young (Hedflux): Electronica Breaking Club Conventions 2019-02-19   Episode 209: Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part Two: Discussion) 2019-02-18   Episode 209: Guest Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part One) 2019-02-11   NEM#91: Rachel Taylor Brown's Decorated Aphorisms 2019-02-08   Episode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part Two) 2019-02-04   Episode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part One) 2019-01-28   NEM#90: Sam Phillips Brings Intuition Out of Dreams 2019-01-25   Episode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part Two) 2019-01-21   Episode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part One) 2019-01-14   PREVIEW-Ep 206 Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Three) 2019-01-13   Episode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Two) 2019-01-07   Episode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part One) 2018-12-31   PREVIEW-Ep 205 Durkheim et al on Suicide (Part Three) 2018-12-31   Episode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part Two) 2018-12-22   NEM#88: Lincoln Barr's Off-Center Vulnerability 2018-12-19   Episode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part One) 2018-12-17   Episode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part Two) 2018-12-10   NEM#87: Chris Cacavas Fronts His Depression 2018-12-08   Episode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part One) 2018-12-03   Episode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part Two) 2018-11-26   Episode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part One) 2018-11-19   The Other by Mark Lint Feat Lucy Lawless 2018-11-18   PREVIEW-Ep 202 Follow-Up: Close Reading of Kristeva's "Approaching Abjection" 2018-11-18   NEM#86: Seth Swirsky Provides Instant Pleasure 2018-11-18   Episode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part Two) 2018-11-12   Episode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part One) 2018-11-05   PREVIEW-Ep 201 Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" (Part Three) 2018-11-05   Episode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part Two) 2018-10-29   NEM#85: John Etheridge (Soft Machine) is For Everything! 2018-10-29   Episode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part One) 2018-10-22   Episode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part Two) 2018-10-15   Episode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part One) 2018-10-08   Bonus: (sub)Text#4: Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" (Part One) 2018-10-08   Episode 199: Elizabeth Anderson on Equality (Part Three: Discussion) 2018-10-01   NEM#83: Rat Scabies's Damned Drumming 2018-10-01   Episode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part Two) 2018-09-24   Episode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part One) 2018-09-17   NEM#82: Byron Isaacs Emerges From Bassland 2018-09-14   PREVIEW-Ep 198 Plato's "Parmenides" (Part Three) 2018-09-13   Episode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part Two) 2018-09-10   Episode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part One) 2018-09-03   Bonus: (sub)Text #3: Spielberg's "AI: Artificial Intelligence": What Is It to Be Human? (Part One) 2018-09-02   NEM#81: Lindsay Murray Is Gretchen's Wheel 2018-08-31   Episode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part Two) 2018-08-27   Episode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part One) 2018-08-20   Bonus: (sub)Text #2: Is There Such a Thing as a War Story? Time and Trauma in Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" (Part One) 2018-08-20   NEM#80: Rod Picott: Literary Workin' Man 2018-08-19   Episode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part Two) 2018-08-13   Episode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part One) 2018-08-06   NEM#79: Prateek Kuhad's Bi-Lingual Love Songs 2018-08-05   Episode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part Two) 2018-07-30   Episode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part One) 2018-07-23   Bonus Discussion: Wes Interprets Shakespeare's "Tempest" (Part One) 2018-07-21   NEM#78: Tara Lynch's Unflinchingly Honest Metal Debut 2018-07-21   Episode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part Two) 2018-07-16   Episode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part One) 2018-07-09   NEM#77: Shawn Phillips: Uncategorizable from Texas 2018-07-08   PREVIEWS-Eps 192-193 Allan Bloom & Liberal Education Follow-Ups 2018-07-07   Episode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part Two) 2018-07-02   Episode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part One) 2018-06-25   NEM#76: Phil Manzanera's Impossible Guitar 2018-06-24   Episode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Great Books (Part Two) 2018-06-18   Episode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Education (Part One) 2018-06-11   NEM#75: Nick Saloman (The Bevis Frond): Indie Every Day! 2018-06-08   Episode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part Two) 2018-06-04   NEM#74: Colin Moulding (XTC) Kills and Scatters the Editor 2018-05-29   Episode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part One) 2018-05-28   PREVIEWS-Ep 189: Authorial Intent (Part Three) Plus Identity Politics 2018-05-26   NEM#73: David J Colors His Poetry 2018-05-21   Episode 190: Film Analysis: "mother!" 2018-05-21   Episode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part Two) 2018-05-14   Episode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part One) 2018-05-07   NEM#72: Sarah McQuaid Kills Her Darlings 2018-04-30   Episode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part Two) 2018-04-30   Episode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part One) 2018-04-23   NEM#71: Aaron David Gleason Is a Wry Observer 2018-04-16   "Lysistrata" w/ Lucy Lawless, Emily Perkins, Erica Spyres, Bill Youmans & Aaron Gleason 2018-04-16   PREVIEW-Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Three) 2018-04-14   Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Two) 2018-04-09   NEM#70: Amy Annelle's Natural Environments 2018-04-09   Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part One) 2018-03-29   NEM#69: Craig Wedren Catch-Up: "Safe Home/Fadeland" 2018-03-28   Episode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part Two) 2018-03-26   NEM#68: Billy James (Ant-Bee): Experimenting with Idols 2018-03-22   Episode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part One) 2018-03-19   Episode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part Two) 2018-03-12   NEM#67: RHEMA's Marc Jackson and Jeffrey Casey: Original Gangastas of Techno 2018-03-05   Episode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part One) 2018-03-05   Episode 184: Pascal on the Human Condition (Part Two) 2018-02-25   Episode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part One) 2018-02-19   Episode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part Two) 2018-02-12   Episode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part One) 2018-02-04   TEASER-Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part Two) 2018-02-04   Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part One) 2018-01-29   NEM#65: Jherek Bischoff Risks Every String 2018-01-27   Episode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part Two) 2018-01-22   Episode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part One) 2018-01-15   NEM#64: Mike Huberty (Sunspot): Rock from the Other Side 2018-01-14   Episode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part Two) 2018-01-08   Episode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part One) 2018-01-01   NEM#63: Revisiting Bradley Skaught, Jeff Heiskell, Steve Petrinko: 2017 Year-end Extravaganza 2018-01-01   Episode 179: William James's Psychology (Part Two) 2017-12-25   Episode 179: William James's Introspective Psychology (Part One) 2017-12-18   NEM#61: Richard X. Heyman Is Incognito (Yet a Cornerstone) 2017-12-11   Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: Twilight of the Idols (Part Two) 2017-12-10   Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One) 2017-12-04   Episode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part Two) 2017-11-27   1 NEM#60: Alejandro Escovedo's Hard Road 2017-11-27   Episode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part One) 2017-11-20   1 Episode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Part Two) 2017-11-13   NEM#58: John Jughead Pierson's Semi-Famous Theatrics 2017-11-06   Episode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Very Bad Wizards Crossover) (Part One) 2017-11-06   TEASER-Episode 175: Blade Runner (Part Two) 2017-11-06   Episode 175: Blade Runner: Androids and Humanity (Part One) 2017-10-30   NEM#57: Richard Amp's Exploratory Atmospheres 2017-10-22   Episode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part Two) 2017-10-22   Episode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part One) 2017-10-16   Episode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part Two) 2017-10-09   Episode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part One) 2017-10-02   Episode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part Two) 2017-09-25   Episode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part One) 2017-09-18   Episode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part Two) 2017-09-11   Episode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part One) 2017-09-04   Episode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle" 2017-08-28   Episode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle" (Citizen Edition) 2017-08-28   Episode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part Two) 2017-08-21   Episode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part One) 2017-08-14   TEASER-Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part Two) 2017-08-12   PEL Special: Combat & Classics on Rousseau's "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences" 2017-08-07   NEM Ep 51: Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash): The Privilege of a Legacy 2017-08-04   Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part One) 2017-07-31   Episode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part Two) 2017-07-24   NEM Ep 49: Scott McCaughey Minus 5 Plus Young Fresh Fellows Equals Magic 2017-07-20   Episode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part One) 2017-07-17   Episode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Part Two) 2017-07-10   Episode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Philosophize This! Crossover) (Part One) 2017-07-03   Episode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part Two) 2017-06-26   Episode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part One) 2017-06-19   Episode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part Two) 2017-06-12   Episode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part One) 2017-06-05   Nakedly Examined Music: Steve Hackett, Nik Kershaw, Ken Stringfellow, Robbie Fulks 2017-05-26   Episode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part Two) 2017-05-22   NEM Ep 45: Steve Hackett: Visualize the Music (with 300+ tracks!) 2017-05-22   Episode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part One) 2017-05-15   Episode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part Two) 2017-05-08   Episode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part One) 2017-05-01   PEL Special: Phi Fic on James Baldwin’s Fiction 2017-04-24   NEM Ep 42: Karla Kane: Don't Choose Princess 2017-04-23   Episode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part Two) 2017-04-17   Episode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part One) 2017-04-10   Episode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part Two) 2017-04-03   Episode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part One) 2017-03-27   Episode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part Two) 2017-03-20   NEM Ep 39: Ken Stringfellow: Posies, Big Star, etc. 2017-03-19   Episode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part One) 2017-03-13   Episode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part Two) 2017-03-06   Episode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part One) 2017-02-27   Episode 158: Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Part Two) 2017-02-20   NEM Ep 37: Nik Kershaw: Follow the Melody 2017-02-19   Episode 158: Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Part One) 2017-02-13   Episode 157: Richard Rorty on Politics for the Left (Part Two) 2017-02-06   NEM Ep 36: Robbie Fulks, Ambassador of Country 2017-02-04   Episode 157: Richard Rorty on Politics for the Left (Part One) 2017-01-30   Episode 156: Philosophy and Politics Free-Form Discussion (Part Two) 2017-01-23   Episode 156: Philosophy and Politics Free-Form Discussion (Part One) 2017-01-16   Episode 155: Richard Rorty Against Epistemology (Part Two) 2017-01-09   Episode 155: Richard Rorty Against Epistemology (Part One) 2017-01-02   Episode 154: Wilfrid Sellars on the Myth of the Given (Part Two) 2016-12-26   Episode 154: Wilfrid Sellars on the Myth of the Given (Part One) 2016-12-19   Episode 153: Richard Rorty: There Is No Mind-Body Problem (Part Two) 2016-12-12   Episode 153: Richard Rorty: There Is No Mind-Body Problem (Part One) 2016-12-05   NEM Ep 30: Paul Wertico and David Cain: Improv Without a Net 2016-12-04   Episode 152: Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America (PEL Live!) 2016-11-21   NEM Ep 28: Jill Freeman on Fairy Tales and Psychological Truth 2016-11-12   Episode 151: Edmund Burke’s Conservatism 2016-11-07   PEL Special: Bill Bruford on Nakedly Examined Music #25 2016-11-06   Episode 150: Guest Peter Singer on Famine, Affluence, and Morality 2016-10-24   1 Episode 149: Plato’s “Crito”: A Performance and Discussion 2016-10-17   Episode 148: Aristotle on Friendship and Happiness 2016-10-03   Episode 147: Aristotle on Wisdom and Incontinence 2016-09-19   NEM Ep 23: Sean Beeson's Two-Minute Hi-Tech Symphonies 2016-09-18   Episode 146: Emmanuel Levinas on Overcoming Solitude 2016-09-05   Episode 145: Emmanuel Levinas: Why Be Ethical? 2016-08-22   NEM Ep 22: Jon Langford (Mekons): Natural Art 2016-08-15   NEM Ep 21: Trey Gunn and the Discipline of Tap Guitar 2016-08-08   Episode 144: Guest Martha Nussbaum on Anger 2016-08-01   1 Phi Fic #3 Frankenstein (PEL Crossover Special) 2016-07-25   Episode 143: Plato’s “Sophist” on Lies, Categorization, and Non-Being 2016-07-11   Episode 142: Plato’s “Phaedrus” on Love and Speechmaking 2016-06-27   Episode 141: De Beauvoir’s Existentialism: Moral and Political Dilemmas 2016-06-13   Episode 140: De Beauvoir on the Ambiguous Human Condition 2016-05-30   PEL News and Previews: Plato’s “Crito” and the Hegel’s Logic Aftershow 2016-05-27   PEL Special: Nakedly Examined Music #15 with Craig Wedren 2016-05-26   Episode 139: bell hooks on Racism/Sexism 2016-05-09   NEM Ep 14: Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev): Mountain Man of Subtlety 2016-05-01   Episode 138: Guest John Searle on Perception 2016-04-25   NEM Ep 12: John Philip Shenale on String Arrangement, Composing, Producing 2016-04-12   Episode 137: Bourdieu on the Tastes of Social Classes 2016-04-11   Episode 136: Adorno on the Culture Industry 2016-03-28   NEM Ep 10: Nick Eede (Cutting Crew): Escape from the 80s 2016-03-25   NEM Ep 9: Roderick Romero: Psychedelic Treehouse Poet 2016-03-19   Episode 135: Hegel on the Logic of Basic Metaphysical Concepts 2016-03-14   NEM Ep 8: Tim Quirk Is the Philosopher-King of Beers 2016-03-11   Episode 134: Hegel on Thought & World (or “Logic”) 2016-02-29   PEL Special: Nakedly Examined Music #1 with David Lowery 2016-02-18   NEM Ep 4: Gareth Mitchell: Granular Creativity 2016-02-15   Episode 133: Erich Fromm on Love as an Art 2016-02-08   Episode 132: Living Stoically with Seneca and Massimo 2016-01-25   Episode 131: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is the Mind? 2016-01-11   Episode 130: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is Life? 2015-12-28   Holiday Special 2015: Mark Lint’s “Songs from the Partially Examined Life” with Many Guest Greetings 2015-12-24   Episode 129: Is Faith Rational? 2015-12-14   Episode 128: Hilary Putnam on Linguistic Meaning 2015-11-30   Episode 127: John Dewey on Experience and the World 2015-11-16   Episode 126: Saul Kripke on Possibilities, Language & Science 2015-11-02   Not School Digest: Asimov, Camus, Jaspers, Brecht, Peirce, Historical Jesus 2015-10-25   Episode 125: Hannah Arendt on the Political & Private 2015-10-12   Q&A with the Partially Examined Life, Pittsburgh 9-25-15 2015-10-05   Episode 124: The Stoic Life with Epictetus 2015-09-21   Episode 123: Economics with Hayek and Sen (Intro by Seth Benzell) 2015-09-07   Ep 121/122 Aftershow on Augustine feat. James Wetzel 2015-09-07   Episode 122: Augustine on Mind and Metaphysics 2015-08-24   Precognition of Ep. 123: Economics (F.A. Hayek and Amartya Sen) 2015-08-19   Episode 121: Augustine on Being Good 2015-08-10   Ep. 119 Aftershow (Preview) on Nietzsche feat. Greg Sadler 2015-08-07   Episode 120: A History of “Will” with Guest Eva Brann 2015-07-27   Ep. 118 Aftershow (Preview) on Songwriting feat. ex-Camper Chris Molla 2015-07-24   Episode 119: Nietzsche on Tragedy and the Psychology of Art 2015-07-06   Ep. 117 Aftershow (Preview) on Antigone with Danny Lobell 2015-07-05   Episode 118: The Musical Life with Guests from Camper van Beethoven 2015-06-29   Episode 117: Discussing Sophocles’s “Antigone” 2015-06-15   “Antigone” Read by PEL with Lucy Lawless and Paul Provenza 2015-06-08   Episode 116: Freud on Dreams 2015-05-25   Episode 115: Schopenhauer on Music with Guest Jonathan Segel 2015-05-11   1 Episode 114: Schopenhauer: “The World Is Will” 2015-04-27   Episode 113: Jesus’s Parables 2015-04-06   Episode 112: Ricoeur on Interpreting Religion 2015-03-16   Episode 111: Gadamer’s Hermeneutics: How to Interpret 2015-03-02   Close Reading (Preview) of Heidegger on Truth 2015-02-23   Ep. 110 Aftershow (Preview) with Stephen West 2015-02-22   Close Reading (Preview) of Kant on the Sublime 2015-02-16   Episode 110: Alfred North Whitehead: What Is Nature? 2015-02-02   Precognition of Ep. 110: Whitehead 2015-02-01   Ep. 109 Aftershow (Preview) with Stephen West 2015-01-31   Episode 109: Jaspers’s Existentialism with Guest Paul Provenza 2015-01-19   Precognition of Ep. 109: Karl Jaspers 2015-01-18   Episode 108: Dangers of A.I. with Guest Nick Bostrom 2015-01-06   1 Episode 107: Edmund Burke on the Sublime 2014-12-20   Not Ep. 107: The 12 Interminable Days of Xmas: A Musical Extravaganza 2014-12-20   Episode 106: Pyrrhonian Skepticism According to Sextus Empiricus 2014-12-04   Episode 105: Kant: What Is Beauty? 2014-11-15   Episode 104: Robert Nozick’s Libertarianism 2014-10-27   Precognition of Ep. 104: Robert Nozick 2014-10-26   Episode 103: Thoreau on Living Deliberately 2014-10-14   Episode 102: Emerson on Wisdom and Individuality 2014-09-20   Episode 101: Maimonides on God 2014-09-01   Episode 100: Plato’s Symposium Live Celebration! 2014-08-15   Episode 99: Looking Back on 100 Discussions and 5+ Years 2014-08-11   Episode 98: Guest Michael Sandel Against Market Society 2014-07-26   Episode 97: Michael Sandel on Social Justice and the Self 2014-07-19   Episode 96: Oppenheimer and the Rhetoric of Science Advisers 2014-07-01   Precognition of Ep. 96: Oppenheimer’s Rhetoric 2014-06-29   Episode 95: Gödel on Math 2014-06-16   Precognition of Ep. 95: Gödel 2014-06-15   Episode 94: Schopenhauer on Reading, Writing, and Thinking 2014-05-23   Episode 93: Freedom and Responsibility (Strawson vs. Strawson) 2014-05-03   Precognition of Ep. 93: Free Will (via Strawsons) 2014-04-29   Episode 92: Henri Bergson on How to Do Metaphysics 2014-04-12   Precognition of Ep. 92: Henri Bergson 2014-03-30   Episode 91: Transhumanism (Plus More on Brin) 2014-03-29   Episode 90: Sci-Fi and Philosophy with Guest David Brin 2014-03-26   Precognition of Ep. 90: Sci-Fi and Philosophy with David Brin 2014-03-25   Episode 89: Berkeley: Only Ideas Exist! 2014-03-12   Precognition of Ep. 89: Berkeley’s Idealism 2014-03-11   Partially Examined Life Not School Digest #4: Sartre, Heidegger, Zizek, Marx, and Theater 2014-03-01   Episode 88: G.E.M. Anscombe: Should We Use Moral Language? 2014-02-18   Precognition of Ep. 88: G.E.M. Anscombe 2014-01-18   Sartre’s “No Exit” Read with Lucy Lawless & Jaime Murray 2014-01-02   Episode 87: Sartre on Freedom and Self-Deception 2014-01-01   Precognition of Ep. 87: Sartre 2013-12-30   Episode 86: Thomas Kuhn on Scientific Progress 2013-12-24   Precognition of Ep. 86: Thomas Kuhn 2013-12-23   Episode 85: Rawls on Social Justice 2013-12-07   Precognition of Ep. 85: John Rawls 2013-12-06   Episode 84: Nietzsche’s “Gay Science” 2013-11-11   Episode 83 Follow-Up: Q&A with Frithjof Bergmann 2013-11-01   Episode 83: New Work with Guest Frithjof Bergmann 2013-10-11   Precognition of Ep. 83: New Work 2013-10-10   Episode 82: Karl Popper on Science 2013-09-24   Precognition of Ep. 82: Popper 2013-09-23   Episode 81: Jung on the Psyche and Dreams 2013-08-29   Precognition of Ep. 81: Jung 2013-08-28   Partially Examined Life Not School Digest #3: Work, Blood Meridian, Mind, and Heidegger 2013-08-23   Episode 80: Heidegger on our Existential Situation 2013-08-08   Precognition of Ep. 80: Heidegger 2013-08-07   PREVIEW-PEL Ep 79: Heraclitus on Understanding the World 2013-07-15   Episode 79: Heraclitus on Understanding the World 2013-07-15   Episode 78: Ayn Rand on Living Rationally 2013-07-01   Episode 77: Santayana on the Appreciation of Beauty 2013-06-09   PREVIEW-Episode 76: Deleuze on What Philosophy Is 2013-05-14   PREVIEW-Episode 75: Lacan & Derrida Criticize Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” 2013-04-19   PREVIEW-Episode 74: Jacques Lacan’s Psychology 2013-04-04   PREVIEW-Episode 73: Why Do Philosophy? (And What Is It?) 2013-03-23   PREVIEW-Episode 72: Terrorism with Jonathan R. White 2013-03-09   PREVIEW-Episode 71: Martin Buber’s “I and Thou” 2013-02-15   PREVIEW-Episode 70: Marx on the Human Condition 2013-01-30   Partially Examined Life Not School Digest Jan 2013 2013-01-23   PREVIEW-Episode 69: Plato on Rhetoric vs. Philosophy 2013-01-13   Not Episode 69: PEL Players Full Cast Audiobook of Plato’s “Gorgias” (part 1) 2013-01-12   PREVIEW-Episode 68: David Chalmers Interview on the Scrutability of the World 2012-12-22   Not School Digest Nov-Dec 2012: A Bonus Quasisode 2012-12-16   PREVIEW-Episode 67: Carnap on Logic and Science 2012-12-07   PREVIEW-Episode 66: Quine on Linguistic Meaning and Science 2012-11-21   Celebrating Two Million Downloads: A Highlights Minisode 2012-11-08   PREVIEW-Episode 65: The Federalist Papers 2012-10-27   PREVIEW-Episode 64: Celebrity, with guest Lucy Lawless 2012-10-07   PREVIEW-Episode 63: Existentialist Heroes in Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men” 2012-09-21   PREVIEW-Episode 62: Voltaire’s Novel “Candide” 2012-09-05   PREVIEW-Episode 61: Nietzsche on Truth and Skepticism 2012-08-15   PREVIEW-Episode 60: Aristotle: What’s the Best Form of Government? 2012-07-23   PREVIEW-Episode 59: Alasdair MacIntyre on Moral Justifications 2012-07-05   PREVIEW-Episode 58: What Grounds Ethical Claims? (Moore, Stevenson, MacIntyre) 2012-06-20   PREVIEW-Episode 57: Henri Bergson on Humor 2012-05-31   PREVIEW-Episode 56: More Wittgenstein on Language 2012-05-15   PREVIEW-Episode 55: Wittgenstein on Language 2012-05-02   PREVIEW-Episode 54: More Buddhism and Naturalism 2012-04-06   PREVIEW-Episode 53: Buddhism and Naturalism with Guest Owen Flanagan 2012-03-26   PREVIEW-Episode 52: Philosophy and Race (DuBois, Martin Luther King, Cornel West) 2012-03-17   PREVIEW-Episode 51: Semiotics and Structuralism (Saussure, et al) 2012-02-24   PREVIEW-Episode 50: Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” 2012-02-03   PREVIEW-Episode 49: Foucault on Power and Punishment 2012-01-11   PREVIEW-Episode 48: Merleau-Ponty on Perception and Knowledge 2011-12-17   PREVIEW-Episode 47: Sartre on Consciousness and the Self 2011-12-01   PREVIEW-Episode 46: Plato on Ethics & Religion 2011-11-17   PREVIEW-Episode 45: Moral Sense Theory: Hume and Smith 2011-10-29   PREVIEW-Episode 44: New Atheist Critiques of Religion 2011-10-11   PREVIEW-Episode 43: Arguments for the Existence of God 2011-09-15   PREVIEW-Episode 42: Feminists on Human Nature and Moral Psychology 2011-09-05   PREVIEW-Episode 41: Pat Churchland on the Neurobiology of Morality (Plus Hume’s Ethics) 2011-07-19   PREVIEW-Episode 40: Plato’s Republic: What Is Justice? 2011-07-11   PREVIEW-Episode 39: Schleiermacher Defends Religion 2011-06-10   PREVIEW-Episode 38: Bertrand Russell on Math and Logic 2011-05-25   PREVIEW-Episode 37: Locke on Political Power 2011-05-06   PREVIEW-Episode 36: More Hegel on Self-Consciousness 2011-04-11   PREVIEW-Episode 35: Hegel on Self-Consciousness 2011-04-02   PREVIEW-Episode 34: Frege on the Logic of Language 2011-03-13   PREVIEW-Episode 33: Montaigne: What Is the Purpose of Philosophy? 2011-02-18   PREVIEW-Episode 32: Heidegger: What is “Being?” 2011-02-08   PREVIEW-Episode 31: Husserl’s Phenomenology 2011-01-10   PREVIEW-Episode 30: Schopenhauer on Explanations and Knowledge 2010-12-19   PREVIEW-Episode 29: Kierkegaard on the Self 2010-11-21   PREVIEW-Episode 28: Nelson Goodman on Art as Epistemology 2010-11-01   PREVIEW-Episode 27: Nagarjuna on Buddhist “Emptiness” 2010-10-10   PREVIEW-Episode 26: Freud on the Human Condition 2010-09-25   PREVIEW-Episode 25: Spinoza on Human Nature 2010-09-10   PREVIEW-Episode 24: Spinoza on God and Metaphysics 2010-08-24   PREVIEW-Episode 23: Rousseau: Human Nature vs. Culture 2010-07-29   PREVIEW-Episode 22: More James’s Pragmatism: Is Faith Justified? What is Truth? 2010-07-18   PREVIEW-Episode 21: What Is the Mind? (Turing, et al) 2010-06-28   PREVIEW-Episode 20: Pragmatism – Peirce and James 2010-06-09   PREVIEW-Episode 19: Kant: What Can We Know? 2010-05-14   PREVIEW-Episode 18: Plato: What Is Knowledge? 2010-04-21   PREVIEW-Episode 17: Hume’s Empiricism: What Can We Know? 2010-03-29   PREVIEW-Episode 16: Danto on Art 2010-03-04   Episode 15: Hegel on History 2010-02-24   Episode 14: Machiavelli on Politics 2010-02-07   Episode 13: What Are the Metaphysical Implications of Quantum Physics? 2010-01-03   Episode 12: Chuang Tzu’s Taoism: What Is Wisdom? 2009-12-06   Episode 11: Nietzsche’s Immoralism: What Is Ethics, Anyway? 2009-11-10   Episode 10: Kantian Ethics: What Should We Do? 2009-10-19   Episode 9: Utilitarian Ethics: What Should We Do? 2009-09-18   Episode 8: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (and Carnap): What Can We Legitimately Talk About? 2009-09-04   Episode 7: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: What Is There and Can We Talk About It? 2009-08-19   Episode 6: Leibniz’s Monadology: What Is There? 2009-07-31   Episode 5: Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics 2009-07-16   Episode 4: Camus and the Absurd 2009-06-22   Episode 3: Hobbes’s Leviathan: The Social Contract 2009-06-07   Episode 2: Descartes’s Meditations: What Can We Know? 2009-05-14   Part 2 of Episode 1: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.” 2009-05-14   Part 1 of Episode 1: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.” 2009-05-13   Episode 0: Introduction to the Podcast 2009-05-11