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Welcome to Open Door Philosophy, hosted by current Rice University philosophy and classics major Andrew Graziano and his former philosophy teacher, Derek Parsons! We unpack big philosophical concepts in an understandable way, so be sure and stop by every other Tuesday and fill your philosophical tool box with the equipment necessary to live a good life.Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Welcome to Open Door Philosophy, hosted by current Rice University philosophy and classics major Andrew Graziano and his former philosophy teacher, Derek Parsons! We unpack big philosophical concepts in an understandable way, so be sure and stop by every other Tuesday and fill your philosophical tool box with the equipment necessary to live a good life.Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

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Welcome to Open Door Philosophy, hosted by current Rice University philosophy and classics major Andrew Graziano and his former philosophy teacher, Derek Parsons! We unpack big philosophical concepts in an understandable way, so be sure and stop by every other Tuesday and fill your philosophical tool box with the equipment necessary to live a good life.Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

Ep. 35 Can Logic Alone Prove God's Existence: The Ontological Argument - Philosophy of Religion, Part 2

7/12/2022
Many attempt to prove God's existence based on experience, but what if there were a way to prove the existence of God by using nothing but logic? Sound fishy? Anslem of Canterbury didn't think so. Join us as we look at the Ontological argument, most famously put forth by Anselm. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at...

Duration:00:57:40

Ep. 34 What is God? Philosophy of Religion, Part 1

6/28/2022
Join us for this multi-part series on the philosophy of religion. We begin with discussing the scope of this particular branch of philosophy, and then discuss what we can and cannot know about God, which include attributes such as omnipotence and omnibenevolence. We'd love to hear from you! Below are ways you can best contact the show. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at...

Duration:01:04:56

Ep. 33 Thought Experiments and Their Value With Guest Dr. Helen De Cruz

6/14/2022
What are thought experiments? What role do they play in philosophy, and how might they be helpful to us in our own lives? Join us for this special episode with guest Dr. Helen De Cruz as we discuss her latest book, Philosophy Illustrated: Forty-Two Thought Experiments To Broaden your Mind. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at...

Duration:00:58:00

Ep. 32 Philosophy as a Way of Life, Part 2

5/31/2022
Critical of philosophy as a discipline too focused on abstract theory, French philosopher Pierre Hadot posits that ancient philosophy is meant to be an aid to living well. In this episode we provide commentary and analysis of his essay Spiritual Exercises from his book Philosophy as a Way of Life on topics such as learning to die, dialoguing, and other aspects critical to living a good life. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram...

Duration:01:06:04

Ep. 31 Philosophy as a Way of Life, Part 1

5/17/2022
Critical of philosophy as a discipline too focused on abstract theory, French philosopher Pierre Hadot posits that ancient philosophy is meant to be an aid to living well. In this episode we unpack his essay Spiritual Exercises from his book Philosophy as a way of life. In the following episode, we will provide commentary and analysis. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at...

Duration:01:03:25

Ep. 30 Epictetus, The Slave Who Became a Stoic Master - Stoic Thinkers Part 4

5/3/2022
Born into slavery in the first century, Epictetus founded a school of philosophy and became a stoic master. Join us for an overview of the life and philosophy of Epictetus. This is part four of our series on Stoic thinkers. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:56:06

Ep. 29 Marcus Aurelius, the Stoic Emperor - Stoic Thinkers Part 3

4/19/2022
Born in the second century, Marcus Aurelius is one of the best known philosophical thinkers and highly regarded for his book "Meditations". Join us as we review the life and philosophy of the Roman emperor and Stoic thinker Marcus Aurelius. This is part three of our series on Stoic thinkers.Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at...

Duration:01:02:17

Ep. 28 Seneca and the Stoic Life - Stoic Thinkers Part 2

4/5/2022
This episode focuses on the life and philosophy of Roman statesman and Stoic practitioner Seneca the Younger. Plus an advert to get you in the outdoor grilling frame of mind! This is part two of our series on Stoic thinkers. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:59:41

Ep. 27 Introduction to Stoicism - Stoic Thinkers Part 1

3/22/2022
The beginning of a four part series on the stoic thinkers Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. This episode focuses on the history and central tenants of stoicism, plus a Houston Rodeo themed sponsorship!Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:56:38

Ep. 26 Listener Q&A

3/8/2022
In this episode we answer questions submitted by our listeners! Are insects worthy of moral consideration? What topics do we like to debate? Are humans inherently entitled to anything? Plus a special advert with an eye on summer, and a visit to the quote corner! Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:53:09

Ep. 25 Philosophers on Consciousness With Guest Jack Symes

2/22/2022
Jack Symes of the podcast The Panpsycast joins us to discuss his brilliant new book Philosophers on Consciousness: Talking About the Mind and have a few laughs as well. Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:54:26

Ep. 24 Materialism and Panpsychism - The Mind-Body Problem Part 2

2/8/2022
In this episode, we introduce the Mind-Body positions known as Materialism and Panpsychism, plus we acknowledge our sponsors and visit the Quote Corner! Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:56:46

Ep. 23 Consciousness Introduction and Dualism - The Mind-Body Problem Part 1

1/25/2022
In this episode, Andrew and Derek introduce the topic of Consciousness or the Mind-Body Problem, discuss the position called Dualism, visit the bookshelf, and introduce new sponsors! Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphil Open Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophy Open Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.com Contact us via email at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com

Duration:00:59:36

Ep. 22 - Our Favorite Philosophy Books

11/30/2021
Welcome to the final episode of season one where we discuss our favorite philosophy books!! Don't worry. We'll be back in the beginning of 2022! Until then, enjoy these book recommendations! Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter...

Duration:00:56:02

Ep. 21 The Eternal Tao

11/16/2021
"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao." Join us this week for our first episode in Eastern philosophy about the famous work, the Tao Te Ching by Laozi. Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram...

Duration:01:03:09

Ep. 20 Introduction To Transcendentalism

11/2/2021
Emerson and Thoreau. We've all heard these names, and perhaps we've even heard of the philosophy they practiced in some way. Join us on an exploration into the philosophy of Transcendentalism!! Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on...

Duration:00:54:32

Ep. 19 Problems in Philosophy with Guest Dr. Gregory Sadler

10/19/2021
This week, we have Andrew's favorite online philosophy educator, Gregory Sadler, join us to talk about problems that come up with philosophy: misrepresentations in pop culture, how it's represented in schools, and of course, the ever present trolley problem! We're beyond excited and hope you are too! Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes...

Duration:01:13:30

Ep. 18 Virtue's Path To Happiness - Ethics and Morality, Part Four

10/5/2021
In this fourth of a four episode series, Andrew and Mr. Parsons discuss Virtue Ethics as a way to determine proper ethical and moral action. Mr. Parsons recounts a recent, personal moral quandary. Andrew has terrible allergies.

Duration:00:54:51

Ep. 17 Kant You Get Enough? (Duty Ethics) - Ethics and Morality, Part Three

9/21/2021
Do we have a duty to act a certain way? Do we have a duty to ourselves and others? Kant we do this? Learn the answer to all of these questions and puns in this episode! Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram...

Duration:00:57:17

Ep. 16 Calculate the Best Possible Decision with Utilitarianism - Ethics and Morality, Part Two

9/7/2021
Have you ever wondered how you can calculate the best possible decision? For the second episode on our four-episode arc, we take a deep dive into the ethical system, Utilitarianism. We'll talk about the philosophers of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart-Mill and their approach to how we should live the most ethical lives! Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any...

Duration:00:52:20