Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Philosophy and Thought Podcasts

This post is regularly updated. It gives a list of Philosophy podcasts with the accompanying thoughts I have about them. All my reviews on these podcasts can be found under the label philosophy.

Philosophy Bites (review, site, feed)
David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton talk a wide array of philosophical subjects and interview philosophers on their specialized terrains.

The Philosophy Podcast (review, site, feed)
Excerpts from philosophical classics read out on podcast (in English).

Philosophy 103 - Introduction to Philosophy (review, site, feed)
A podcast from York College, the city university of New York. An introduction to philosophy by Professor Howard Ruttenberg.

Philosophy 7 (Berkeley) on Existentialism (review, site, feed)
The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God. We will study Dostoevsky's and Kierkegaard's attempts to preserve a non-theological version of the God of Christianity, as well as Nietzsche's attempt to save us from belief in any version of God offered by our tradition. We will view and discuss three films that deal with related issues.

Legal Studies 103 - Theories of Law and Society (Berkeley) (review, site, feed)
Professor David Lieberman taking the listener from human and civil rights through thinkers Maine, Marx, Durkheim and Weber.

Haring Podcast (review, site, feed)
Dutch podcast. Filosoof Bas Haring op radio (en TV?) bezig met het populariseren van filosofische vraagstukken. Mag je masturberen in de trein, bijvoorbeeld.

Bioethics podcast (review, site, feed)
A podcast about ethics in the realm of medical technology and bio-technology with a clear fundamentalist Christian signature.

In Our Time, (review, site, feed).
BBC four's program about the history of thought. Show host Melvyn Bragg meets weekly with three outstanding academicians to discuss subjects varying from historic persons and occurrences to scientific and philosophical issues in their historical perspective. As far as quality is concerned this podcast ranks among the very best. The only drawback comes from it being a radio program: it is not flexible to the length. It is also a pity the feed offers no more than the last show. But the on line archives disclose every show.

Big Ideas (TVO), (review, site, feed)
TV lectures about various subjects on podcast.

Zencast (review, site, feed)
Dharma teachings by Gil Fronsdal and others. Live from a Buddhist center in California.

Your Purpose Centered Life (review, site, feed)
Life coach Eric Maisel presents his philosophy for Authentic Living; a life in which one chooses and defines meaning actively rather than find or receive it externally.

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