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Drunken Philosophy

Mar 13, 2019

Happy St. Paddy's Day to all the lads and lasses! To celebrate this holiest of high holidays, Connor and Dan take a look back at two very different Irish philosophers from the 17th century. George Berkeley's philosophical legacy is secure, though his ideas are a bit nonsense. John Toland is often forgotten, though...


Mar 6, 2019

If you're tired of all your podcasts sounding the same, fitting into the same cookie-cutter shape, and convincing you to remain sedate and complacent, you might be confronting a little thing called the Culture Industry. German philosophy Theodor Adorno along with Max Horkheimer developed this Marxist critique of...


Feb 28, 2019

After struggling to succinctly summarize multiple suggested topics, Dan decides to pull the rip cord and dedicate an entire episode to his passion: Lord of the Rings. But it's not just pure fandom here. He and Connor discuss the philosophy at work in Tolkien's fantasy epic which was at least partially inspired by...


Feb 19, 2019

The fact that Simone de Beauvoir is a straight-up genius is established canon on this podcast. But Connor and Dan have somehow made it over 250 episodes without ever discussing her second, incredibly influential essay, "The Ethics of Ambiguity." Get ready to get uncomfortable (not in a sexual way!). Also, there are...


Feb 13, 2019

No, he's not the Superman guy. But he does have a lot to do with the movies! This week, Connor and Dan discuss American philosopher Stanley Cavell, a pioneer in the realm of ordinary language philosophy and intellectual discussions of pop culture. He made dumb stuff sound smart! Kind of the opposite of this podcast!