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


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Title: Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part One)

Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part One)

July 15th, 2019

On Hilary Putnam's "The Nature of Mental States" (1973). What is the mind? Functionalist theories identify the mental with not with the brain exactly,… Go to Episode

NEM#100: Dan Stuart Faces Truth and Writes Fiction in Mexico

June 21st, 2019

Dan fronted Arizona cow-punk band Green on Red from 1979 to 1992, releasing seven albums and three EPs, and has since released four solo albums and some… Go to Episode

Ep. 220: 10-Year Retrospective of The Partially Examined Life

July 5th, 2019

Mark, Seth, Dylan, and Wes reflect on the changing state of podcasting and public philosophy over the last decade, how our goals and interests have changed… Go to Episode

NEM#92: Steve Young (Hedflux): Electronica Breaking Club Conventions

February 19th, 2019

Steve started producing tracks for dance clubs in 2007, changing his style in 2013 to slow down, carve out space for spontaneous performance, and develop… Go to Episode