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Philosopher's Zone
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
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4.5 stars from 614 ratings
This podcast is an ideal entry for those interested in contemporary philosophical issues and debates, intelligently and congenially hosted by David Rutledge who invites interesting guests and authors, always resulting in stimulating yet accessible discussions. Just brilliant!
Emmevidienne via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/14/21
Accessible Philosophy
Interesting, erudite, understandable.
Lea Learning via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/28/21
most engaging philosophy podcast
When I first stumbled upon Philosopher’s Zone, I’d had little exposure to philosophy. But the show was so interesting I kept coming back, and I’m so grateful. The conversations are topical, relatively accessible, and engaging. I’ve learned so much, challenged my own beliefs, and done further...Read full review »
zee1836 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/21
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