The Philosophy Guy

About the show

This podcast is about the many ideas in the world of philosophy, psychology, and spirituality that are popularized by our society and culture through books, movies, TV shows, and the public figures all around us.

Insightful ideas are everywhere and I'll be taking a deeper dive into those ideas presented to us in cultural and society. In working to understand those ideas, I don’t mean just understanding, instead, applying various insights to our lives. Even if you disagree with various ideas in society, there’s always something to learn from them and be applied to your everyday life. This podcast will take you on the journey into the deeper ideas of philosophy, spirituality, and psychology while giving you just a touch of helpful existential dread! Tune in.

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Episodes

  • Imagination and the Importance of Creative Madness

    October 15th, 2019  |  27 mins 17 secs
    creative, imagination, philosophy, thinking

    Today, I discuss the importance of imagination and creative thinking! And maybe, more importantly, its relation to thinking about philosophy, ideas, the world, and yourselves.

  • The Spiritual Brain

    October 7th, 2019  |  24 mins 29 secs
    philosophy, religion, spiritual, spirituality

    What is spirituality? What is religiousness? And what is their purpose? I thought of a better way to explain this, that I figured out at the end of the episode, where it's explained. So hang in!

  • Is Morality Objective?

    October 3rd, 2019  |  29 mins 10 secs
    morality, objective, philosophy, subjective

    This is essentially a post-debate solo discussion about morality. Is morality objective or subjective? I wanted to explain my points more here. However, I'm still not completely happy with how I presented it, so I'm open to your thoughts. I wanted to post it anyway because I think it has some value. As always thanks for listening.

  • The Illusions Around Death

    September 25th, 2019  |  21 mins 47 secs
    death, philosophy, psychology

    So today, I’m going to discuss death and humans comprehension of it, using ideas by Ernest Becker, the cultural anthropologist, philosopher, and psychologist.

  • Who Created God? — A Response to Capturing Christianity

    September 18th, 2019  |  32 mins 25 secs
    christianity, god, philosophy, religion

    In today's episode, I address Capturing Christianity's (Cameron Bertuzzi) video about, who created God?

    I contemplate the question, who created the universe? And maybe a better question, does the universe even need a cause? Addressing some points made by the cosmological argument.

    Maybe something always existed. Check out the end of the podcast where I put forward a more abstract explanation.

  • (Contemplating) The Self

    September 10th, 2019  |  15 mins 24 secs
    buddhism, eastern philosophy, philosophy

    Trying provide some insight to consider into your own life, your own perception of yourself, your values, and why you do the things you do....and why I do the things I do.

  • Religion, Science, Morality, God and the Great Unknown

    August 22nd, 2019  |  34 mins 33 secs
    god, morality, philosophy, religion

    A discussion about the points I made in a recent debate about anti-theism. Tune in!

  • 12 Essential Truths I've Learned About Life

    August 15th, 2019  |  16 mins 16 secs

    Instead of reviewing Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life....I give you my 12 rules.

  • Buddhism: Living Life with Compassion

    August 8th, 2019  |  16 mins 26 secs
    buddhism, philosophy, stoicism

    An introduction to understanding Buddhism. This area of thought has seen a cultural trend, so this marks the first episode in various other coming related episodes.

  • Gladiator: Is it Stoic?

    August 5th, 2019  |  14 mins 8 secs
    gladiator, philosophy, stoicism

    Contemplating whether or not the iconic film, Gladiator is Stoic?

  • A Meaning of Life

    July 30th, 2019  |  18 mins 19 secs
    philosophy

    A journey into meaning.

  • What is Philosophy?

    July 26th, 2019  |  5 mins 10 secs
    philosophy

    Getting back to some basics.

  • Why the Trolley Problem is a Brilliant Question

    July 22nd, 2019  |  18 mins 21 secs
    philosophy, trolley problem

    A response to StoryBrain's video claiming the Trolley problem is a bad question. I discuss why the trolley problem is a brilliant exercise of thinking....

  • Stoicism: Escaping Mental Enslavement

    July 16th, 2019  |  13 mins 25 secs
    philosophy, stoicism

    So today’s episode we will dive back into some Stoicism and connecting it with the mental thinking blocks we face.

  • Public Leaders: The Power Structure of Echo Chambers

    July 9th, 2019  |  20 mins 11 secs
    philosophy, politics

    Bringing in Michel Foucault's idea of power to examine how talking heads and rising talking heads fall into being on top of these echo chambers. Looking at how their knowledge leads to power and then blocks them off to alternative knowledge! Tune in!

  • Video Games: Becoming Human

    July 3rd, 2019  |  18 mins 25 secs
    morality, philosophy, video games

    How do video games help us become more human?