The Philosophy Guy

The Philosophy Guy

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This podcast is about the many ideas in philosophy that are popularized by our society and culture through movies (Ex, Blade Runner, The Matrix), TV shows (Ex, Rick and Morty, Westworld), public figures, and books all around us. Philosophy is everywhere and I’ll be taking a deeper dive into those ideas presented to us in cultural and societal entertainment. In understanding those ideas, I don’t mean just understanding, instead applying those understandings to our lives. Even if you disagree with various ideas in philosophy there’s always something to be learned from them and applied to your everyday life. This podcast will take you on the journey into the deeper ideas of philosophy. Tune in!
Inception: Contradictions with a Purpose
Dec 11 • 24 min
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…
Rick & Morty: The Psychology of Rick
Dec 2 • 22 min
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…
Philosophy of The Big Lebowski
Nov 27 • 19 min
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!…
BoJack Horseman on Loneliness, Depression, and Self
Nov 14 • 25 min
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…
Stoicism in Pop Culture and Politics
Nov 6 • 32 min
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…
Rick and Morty: Thinking like Rick
Oct 30 • 16 min
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…
Philosophy of Mission Impossible Fallout
Oct 19 • 16 min
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:…
Philosophy of The Good Place
Oct 9 • 20 min
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:…
Philosophy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Oct 4 • 19 min
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…
Philosophy of Handmaid’s Tale: Is it Anti-Religion?
Sep 14 • 17 min
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?…
Bonus Episode Preview Westworld: From William to the Man in Black
Aug 9 • 7 min
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…
Philosophy of Westworld: Ford’s View of Consciousness
Jul 27 • 14 min
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…
Philosophy of Westworld: Consciousness and Personhood P1
Jul 1 • 17 min
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…
Philosophy of Westworld Introduction
Jun 20 • 15 min
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…