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The Philosophy Guy is a philosophy podcast by a guy trying to understand the philosophical questions of our time. Attempting to make philosophy accessible and applicable to the real world. The podcast discusses ethics, morality, political philosophy, self-improvement, philosophy movies, philosophical dilemmas, culture, current events and anything else about understanding life through the lens of philosophy. Each episode guarantees one thing...it will be about philosophy. Tune in!

The Philosophy Guy is a philosophy podcast by a guy trying to understand the philosophical questions of our time. Attempting to make philosophy accessible and applicable to the real world. The podcast discusses ethics, morality, political philosophy, self-improvement, philosophy movies, philosophical dilemmas, culture, current events and anything else about understanding life through the lens of philosophy. Each episode guarantees one thing...it will be about philosophy. Tune in!
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The Philosophy Guy is a philosophy podcast by a guy trying to understand the philosophical questions of our time. Attempting to make philosophy accessible and applicable to the real world. The podcast discusses ethics, morality, political philosophy, self-improvement, philosophy movies, philosophical dilemmas, culture, current events and anything else about understanding life through the lens of philosophy. Each episode guarantees one thing...it will be about philosophy. Tune in!

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English

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Episodes

Inception: Contradictions with a Purpose

12/11/2018
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In this episode, we analyze the philosophy of Inception. We look at an obvious contradiction that is present throughout the film. But what is its purpose? This question inevitably brings up, is the entire film in the mind of Cobb? If true, does this destroy the meaning of the film? What is the meaning of the film? All of this discussed, tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy...

Duration:00:24:08

Rick & Morty: The Psychology of Rick

12/2/2018
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In this episode, I consider the Psychology of Rick. Is Rick destined to be miserable because of his intelligence? Can being smart make you miserable? I consider some research in psychology to help answer these questions. Is this question a matter of nature or nurture? What does being intelligent have to do with being creative? Is any of this an excuse for Rick's bad behavior? All of this discussed, tune in! Using the links below you can enter my special book giveaway. You can do so by...

Duration:00:22:20

Philosophy of The Big Lebowski

11/27/2018
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In this episode, I analyze the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Is the film providing commentary on postmodernism? Or is it a more Stoic take on life? What is the philosophy of The Dude? Should we be more like The Dude? All of this discussed, tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com...

Duration:00:19:53

BoJack Horseman on Loneliness, Depression, and Self

11/14/2018
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Today's episode I analyze the Netflix show BoJack Horseman and the philosophy of it. Focussing on the show's commentary of loneliness, depression, and the self through the lens of the main character, BoJack Horseman. Tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com Venmo tip jar:...

Duration:00:25:20

Stoicism in Pop Culture and Politics

11/6/2018
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In today's episode, I analyze the recent and rising cultural movement of the Stoic school of thought. What's this mindset all about? Is Stocism helpful? What are the shortcomings of Stoicism? Who is embracing this type of thinking? Is this way of thanking being transferred into our political discourse? All of this discussed, tune in! Please subscribe, rate and review to help out the show! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:41

Rick and Morty: Thinking like Rick

10/30/2018
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How does Rick think? How does Rick view the world? Should we think like Rick? What is First Principles thinking? Should we take things literally? The problem with following our minds assumptions. All of this discussed, tune in! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com Venmo tip jar: @brenden-weber

Duration:00:16:19

Philosophy of Mission Impossible Fallout

10/19/2018
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In today's episode, we examine the philosophy of Tom Cruise's latest installment in the Mission Impossible series, Fallout. Should we kill one person to save many? Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com Venmo tip jar: @brenden-weber

Duration:00:16:59

Philosophy of The Good Place

10/9/2018
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In today's episode, we analyze the philosophy of the NBC hit comedy The Good Place! Can we learn to be moral? How do we learn to be moral? Discussing the metaethics of The Good Place! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter: @brendenweber_ Amazon Banner link: https://amzn.to/2C6nnCT Email: thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com Venmo tip jar: @brenden-weber

Duration:00:20:14

Philosophy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

10/4/2018
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A philosophical analysis of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Is their relationship healthy? Should you get your memories zapped to forget pain? Is there relationship predetermined? How does the Experience Machine relate to the film? What's the utilitarian perspective for the film? Under what circumstance, if any, would be justified in erasing our memories? If they had retained those prior feelings of pain from those memories would they have still decided to start again? What really...

Duration:00:19:10

Philosophy of Handmaid's Tale: Is it Anti-Religion?

9/14/2018
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Today's episode dives in the philosophy of the Hulu show Handmaid's Tale. This episode focuses on raising the question, is Handmaid's Tale anti-religion? Would society be better off without religion? Would lack of religion make these events less likely? Could something like this actually happen? What is the religion? Do the positives outweigh the negatives of religion? Patreon Support Page, plus bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy

Duration:00:17:32

Bonus Episode Preview Westworld: From William to the Man in Black

8/9/2018
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This is a Patreon bonus feed preview, enjoy! In this episode, I analyze the Man in Black's meaning of life or outlook on life. How he changed from young William to the Man in Black. What made him put down the white hat and put on the black? Is he living in bad faith? Is he trying to free the host because of justice or the new world of possibilities their freedom can open for HIM? What would Jean Paul-Sartre think of the Man in Black? All of this discussed If you want the complete episode...

Duration:00:07:42

Philosophy of Westworld: Ford's View of Consciousness

7/27/2018
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In this episode, we dive deeper into Westworld's understanding of consciousness. Particularly focussing on Robert Ford's views on consciousness. Does Ford think consciousness exists? Is the self an illusion? Which philosophers share a similar perspective as Ford? All of this discussed, tune in! As I mentioned in the show please reach out to me by email to enter the book giveaway..which will be ending soon! Email me at thephilosophyguy2@gmail.com. If you are interested in supporting the...

Duration:00:14:27

Philosophy of Westworld: Consciousness and Personhood P1

7/1/2018
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In this episode, we cover the question of consciousness in Westworld. Do host have a different level of consciousness than humans? Do the host have to prove their consciousness or do humans have to prove the host don't? What are the moral implications of the host having consciousness? How does this relate back to the broader question of personhood? All of this discussed! As I mentioned in the show, at the end of the Westworld series I'll be giving away a few books! To enter, just send me an...

Duration:00:17:58

Philosophy of Westworld Introduction

6/20/2018
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In this episode I discuss the philosophical ideas, questions, and topics that will be covered in the upcoming series. Also some background on the process for choosing some of those topics. As I mentioned in the show, at the end of the Westworld series I'll be giving away a few books! To enter, just send me an email with proof that you're subscribed to my podcast, plus you can recieve a second entry by leaving a rating or review. If you would like to support the podcast visit my Patreon page...

Duration:00:15:19