The Philosophy Guy

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

68 episodes of The Philosophy Guy since the first episode, which aired on June 20th, 2018.

  • Kevin Vallier | Polarization, Social Trust, Bias, and Politics

    January 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Kevin Vallier is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation and Must Politics Be War?: Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society. Kevin discusses the key problem for political theory in our current situation—that Americans today are far less likely to trust their institutions, and each other, than in decades past. Kevin’s focus is on how diverse people can cooperate despite their differences and why liberalism is the answer to our contemporary culture wars.

  • Metaphysics | Mystery, Knowledge, Reality, and Why Am I Here?

    January 23rd, 2020  |  17 mins 44 secs

    Mystery, Knowledge, Reality, and Why Am I Here?

  • Jordan Bates | Consciousness, Psychedelics, and the Importance of Finding Your Path

    January 21st, 2020  |  53 mins 9 secs

    Jordan Bates is a co-owner of the very successful website, High Existence. I recommend you check it out. He’s also the creator of Escaping the Rat Race, which is a toolkit on escaping the 9 to 5, following your bliss, and living free. He also runs the popular newsletter at Refine the Mind.

  • The Myth of Morality | Morality, God, Purpose, Meaning, and the Pursuit of Understanding it all

    January 16th, 2020  |  29 mins

    Morality exists. And it will continue to exists. That's the reality we face. Is it subjective? Is it objective? It doesn't matter, as the story of morality will continue to provide justification, purpose, meaning, insight, and a uniting force for groups of people to live by that's the point....maybe

  • Ben Burgis | Politics, Values, Human Nature, and Philosophy

    January 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor at Georgia State University Perimeter College and the author of 'Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left.' He's a regular weekly contributor to Jacobin Magazine and he does a regular weekly segment on The Michael Brooks Show called 'The Debunk.'

  • The Witcher | Philosophy of 'The White Wolf'

    January 14th, 2020  |  12 mins 45 secs

    Discussing the philosophy and themes presented in the Netflix show, The Witcher. Focussing on Geralt of Rivia and his perspectives on life.

  • Theism, Spirituality, Religion, Atheism, and Science — Are You an Anti-Theist?

    December 26th, 2019  |  31 mins 49 secs
    philosophy, religion, science, spiritual, spirituality, theism

    A discussion for understanding theism, spirituality, religion, atheism, and science. A discussion where I then ask myself, am I an anti-theist?

  • Who are you the Average of? Understanding our Personal Relationships

    December 19th, 2019  |  14 mins 41 secs
    life, life lessons, philosophy, relationships

    Today we discuss some insights from Naval Ravikant. As we look to understand who we should surround ourselves with, you’ve probably encountered the phrase: “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” But what principles should those five people hold? What are you the average of? Let’s try to examine these questions.

  • Human Nature and Politics

    December 12th, 2019  |  17 mins 24 secs
    human nature, philosophy, politics

    What political views do we hold because of our perception of human nature?

  • Is Your Reality Highly Subjective?

    December 5th, 2019  |  15 mins 59 secs
    objective, philosophy, reality, subjective

    And the important lesson we can learn from this understanding.

  • Sartre: On Living in Bad Faith

    December 4th, 2019  |  24 mins 49 secs
    existentialism, meaning, philosophy

    And the power of living in good faith. Let's analyze Jean-Paul Sartre.

  • The Problems with Ideology

    November 18th, 2019  |  20 mins 8 secs
    ideology, philosophy

    With the help of ideas from Jiddu Krishnamurti and Hannah Arendt, let's examine the problems with ideology. And let's consider rethinking those things we so passionately thought we knew.

  • The Problems with Christianity

    November 16th, 2019  |  20 mins 18 secs
    philosophy, religion

    The aspects of Christianity I could never overcome.

  • (Contemplating) Truth

    November 13th, 2019  |  18 mins 36 secs
    philosophy, truth

    The path to truth finds us traveling down a road of knowledge, an experience that is thrilling and pleasant. Let's give it a go.

  • Joker

    November 11th, 2019  |  13 mins 4 secs
    joker, nihilism, philosophy

    An analysis of the new Joker film. What does it say about what leads one to violent acts?

  • A (Brief) History of Western Philosophy

    October 31st, 2019  |  31 mins 51 secs
    history, meaning, philosophy

    So this is a completely revamped, redone, and improved version of my history of Western philosophy episode. Enjoy!