The Philosophers Stoned

Episode 14: The Anals of Time

In this episode, our hosts grapple with the philosophy of time. Is time actually money?Can there be time without change? Will Jordan’s brain explode as he struggles to understand these paradoxes? Find out in this magnificent episode! Also, tremendous shoutout to Matthew Pusch (Insta: mpusch88) for mastering our audio.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Napoleon Bonaparte

Emperor of France, King of Italy, Scourge of Europe, and Lover of Stinky Women. In this episode, your hosts discuss the life, achievements, and philosophy of history’s greatest Frenchman: Napoleon Bonaparte. A ruthless, pragmatic strategist whose ambition knew no bounds…

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Episode 12: Life, Wittgenstein, and “My Octopus Teacher”

In this episode, our hosts grapple with the nature of life and games- is life the ultimate game? Is there anything that all games have in common? Can these philosophical questions ever be answered or are we hampered by the shortcomings of language? Also, the boys discuss the film “My Octopus Teacher.”

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Episode 11: Election Night Special

On this special episode, we discuss the ongoing election results, problems with democracy, cartoons in France, and the inevitable world domination of predatory snails.

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Episode 10: From Kant to Kanye

In the much anticipated 10th episode, we confront a treacherous dilemma: Should you care about other people, or should you screw everyone else over whenever you can get away with it? From Kant to Kanye, we consider how different philosophers* would solve the problem,

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Episode 9: How (not) To Be Batman

In this episode, we discuss Jordan’s slow descent into madness, how pain and suffering are just opportunities waiting to be exploited, the myriad of differences between Batman and white nationalist vigilantes, and finally the moral value of animals.

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Episode 8: The Experience Machine

In 1974, Robert Nozick proposed a virtual reality machine that would allow a person to experience a life of their choosing. Whatever scenario you want, the machine will let you experience it with all your senses. The only caveat is that after you go in, you can never leave, and you won’t know it’s a…

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Episode 7: And Justice For All!

Holy bong rips Batman! In this episode you get what you fucking deserve, Murray. And you don’t get what you don’t fucking deserve. That’s right, it’s all about JUSTICE this week. From Hammurabi to John Rawls, step inside our hot boxed time machine for a journey through JUSTICE.

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Episode 6: Personal Identity

Since the dawn of time, human beings have asked the same question: If a surgeon slices your brain in half and puts one half in one robot body and puts the other half in a different robot body, and both halves have all your memories, beliefs, and personality, which one is you?

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Episode 5: Magic Mushrooms and Deep Ecology

Whooooa dude! In this episode Sam eats magic mushrooms and teaches Jordan about deep ecology, the theory that nature itself has objective moral value and we’re all part of one big holistic system thing man!

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