The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.
On David Chalmers's book Constructing the World (2012).
Direct download: PEL_ep_068_12-4-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:29pm CST

Excerpts of discussions about David Chalmers's The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory, Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos, and Paul Auster's City of Glass.
Direct download: PEL_Not_School_Digest_Nov-Dec_2012.mp3
Category:Not School Report -- posted at: 5:38pm CST

On Rudolph Carnap's The Logical Structure of the World (1928). WIth guest Matt Teichman.
Direct download: PEL_ep_067_11-15-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:01am CST

On W.V.O. Quine's "On What There Is" (1948) and "Two Dogmas of Empiricism" (1951). WIth guest Matt Teichman.
Direct download: PEL_ep_066_10-21-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:52am CST

Our highlight reel in thanks to all you listeners who have brought us to the milestone of approximately two million downloads.
Direct download: PEL_Highlight_Reel.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:43am CST

On Alexander Hamilton/James Madison's Federalist Papers (1, 10-12, 14-17, 39, 47-51), plus Letters III and IV from Brutus, an Anti-Federalist.
Direct download: PEL_ep_065_10-7-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:39am CST

On Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity by Tom Payne (2010).
Direct download: PEL_ep_064_9-10-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:14pm CST

On philosophical issues in McCarthy's 2005 novel about guys running around with drug money and shooting each other, and about fiction as a form for exploring philosophical ideas. With guest Eric Petrie.
Direct download: PEL_ep_063_8-26-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

On Candide: or, Optimism, the novel by Voltaire (1759).
Direct download: PEL_ep_062_8-3-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:38am CST

On Friedrich Nietzsche's "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense" (1873). WIth guest Jessica Berry.
Direct download: PEL_ep_061_7-17-12.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 6:11pm CST