23 Best Philosophy YouTube Channels of 2022 (Ranked by Popularity)

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We researched the best YouTube channels on the topic of philosophy and organized this list based on the number of subscribers.

1. The School of Life

We’re here to help you learn, heal and grow. We are a passionate group of people on a mission to bring about healing, growth, calm and self-understanding.

Subscribers: 8,050,000

Views: 787,981,063

Joined: May 19, 2010

Popular Video: Why Socrates Hated Democracy (11M Views)

2. Jordan B Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, YouTube personality, best-selling author and host of the #1 Education Podcast, “The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast”. Watch the entirety of Dr. Peterson’s catalog on DailyWire+: https://utm.io/ueJdK

Subscribers: 5,820,000

Views: 463,639,879

Joined: Mar 30, 2013

Popular Video: Lecture: Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God (11M Views)

3. Philosophy Tube

I’m giving away a philosophy degree for free! Subscribe to learn and boost your brain power!

Subscribers: 1,220,000

Views: 83,947,228

Joined: 41425

Popular Video: Jordan Peterson’s Ideology | Philosophy Tube (2.6M Views)

4. PhilosophyInsights

PhilosophyInsights. This channel aims at making political content easily accessible. By skimming through hours of content for every video, I provide the best selection in order to add educational value. The focus is on central ideas of classical liberalism, conservatism and libertarianism and criticism of overreaching feminism, social justice, post-modernism, socialism and Marxism.

Subscribers: 339,000

Views: 53,543,439

Joined: Apr 16, 2017

Popular Video: Jordan Peterson Confronts Stephen Fry on “God is an Utter Maniac” (3.9M Views)

5. Wireless Philosophy

Learn about Philosophy with professors from Yale, Stanford, Oxford, MIT, and more! 130+ animated videos. An official Khan Academy Partner.

Subscribers: 323,000

Views: 23,243,045

Joined: Apr 16, 2013

Popular Video: CRITICAL THINKING – Fundamentals: Introduction to Critical Thinking [HD] (1.3M Views)

6. Chomsky’s Philosophy

A collection of Noam Chomsky’s ideas and analyses.

Subscribers: 302,000

Views: 39,636,086

Joined: Sep 26, 2014

Popular Video: Noam Chomsky – The Crimes of U.S. Presidents (4.1M Views)

7. InspiringPhilosophy

My name is Michael Jones. I plan on creating a new video every month dealing with philosophical and apologetic questions. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me.

Subscribers: 264,000

Views: 35,471,416

Joined: Dec 9, 2011

Popular Video: The Book of Job Explained (1.4M Views)

8. Gregory B. Sadler

I bring philosophy into practice, making complex classic philosophical ideas accessible for a wide audience of professionals, students, and life-long learners. After a decade in traditional academic positions, I started my own business and began doing philosophical work in more practical contexts.

Subscribers: 128,000

Views: 12,397,966

Joined: Oct 6, 2010

Popular Video: Friedrich Nietzsche | Genealogy of Morals (part 1) | Existentialist Philosophy & Literature (168K Views)

9. Carneades.org

ΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ ΟΤΙ ΟΥΔΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ” “All I know is that I know nothing” In the modern world we are assailed each and every day by opinions disguised as fact. The talking heads from the realms of religion, science, politics, and the media all claim to possess knowledge.

Subscribers: 127,000

Views: 13,562,453

Joined: Jul 26, 2013

Popular Video: Ethics vs Morality (Philosophical Distinctions) (127K Views)

10. Philosophy Vibe

A channel dedicated to those on their fascinating journey through the complex world of Philosophy. This channel will ponder some of the most fundamental arguments, inspiring theories and influential philosophers; all explained through animated debates.

Subscribers: 58,200

Views: 4,268,273

Joined: Feb 18, 2014

Popular Video: Free Will and Determinism (178K Views)

11. teachphilosophy

Hello, my name is Paul and I am a philosophy professor in Texas.The purpose of this channel is to explore, teach, and apply philosophy (e.g. logic, ethics, wisdom, metaphysics, and epistemology).

Subscribers: 32,900

Views: 3,006,466

Joined: Oct 9, 2011

Popular Video: 10 Themes of Stoicism (353K Views)

12. The Philosophical Research Society

Since 1934 the mission of the Philosophical Research Society has been to facilitate seekers’ exploration, discovery, application, cultivation, and rediscovery of wisdom in their personal, professional, and intellectual lives. Put simply, we offer practical and profound wisdom for the twenty-first century.

Subscribers: 31,200

Views: 1,380,676

Joined: Aug 7, 2010

Popular Video: Exploring The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky (311K Views)

13. Kane B

I upload videos on philosophy.

Subscribers: 28,400

Views: 2,379,555

Joined: Jan 19, 2013

Popular Video: Truth trees for propositional logic 1 (96K Views)

14. Political Philosophy: Dr Laurie Johnson

This is a channel produced by Prof. of Political Philosophy Laurie M. Johnson for The Maurin Academy. It is devoted to the political thought in the spirit of sharing, not perfection.

Subscribers: 19,300

Views: 1,235,812

Joined: Oct 2, 2015

Popular Video: The Realist View of Ukraine/Russia: John Mearsheimer on the “Thucydides View” (159K Views)

15. 60 Second Philosophy

Learn. Grow. Together. 60 Second Philosophy is a series of short, interrelated videos designed to teach you big ideas in a small amount of time! We watch year after year of college students go through introduction to philosophy courses and come out confused and disenchanted.

Subscribers: 18,200

Views: 1,839,341

Joined: Nov 21, 2014

Popular Video: @60Second Philosophy What is Idealism? (231K Views)

16. RoyIntPhilosophy

Dedicated to the advancement of philosophy in all its forms. Here you will find our series of philosophy lectures, events and debates, including the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s Annual Lecture, presented by a philosopher of international standing.

Subscribers: 15,900

Views: 874,750

Joined: Oct 14, 2013

Popular Video: Susan James: Why Should We Read Spinoza? (Royal Institute of Philosophy) (33K Views)

17. The Drunken Stulosopher

Not a “real” philosopher, but a stulosopher. You’ll find that all of my opinions are stupid, moronic, and poorly argued. Unless you agree with me. In which case, I’m a genius.

Subscribers: 7,120

Views: 184,372

Joined: Mar 4, 2014

Popular Video: Destroying Pastor Greg Locke’s “Atheism Destroyed” Argument (88K Views)

18. Philosophy Talk

Sundays 11 am on KALW 91.7 FM, and streaming live at www.kalw.org/listen-live. Outside the SF Bay Area: www.philosophytalk.org/stations. Find us on Twitter under: Philosophy_Talk

Subscribers: 6,430

Views: 651,343

Joined: Dec 20, 2010

Popular Video: Pornography (58K Views)

19. Philosophy and Ethics

This channel was originally set up to enable my students to hear information related to our A level Philosophy and Ethics course. They would watch the videos prior to the lessons in order to prepare for the development and discussion within the lesson.

Subscribers: 5,940

Views: 772,424

Joined: Sep 9, 2014

Popular Video: 2 Act and Rule Utilitarianism (75K Views)

20. School of Philosophy and Economic Science

Founded in 1937, the School of Philosophy and Economic Science is a community of like-minded people from all walks of life, sharing a desire for truth and economic justice. Reflecting our belief in the universality of humankind, we draw inspiration from Advaita Vedanta and other universal philosophical teachings.

Subscribers: 5,540

Views: 140,787

Joined: Feb 2, 2012

Popular Video: The Joy of Sanskrit | Chanting with Gabriella Burnel (24K Views)

21. Friction

Interviewing leading thinkers in philosophy.

Subscribers: 2,260

Views: 137,637

Joined: Mar 10, 2021

Popular Video: Graham Oppy on miracles (3.7K Views)

22. Center for Philosophy of Science

Center for Philosophy of Science

Subscribers: 1,740

Views: 71,148

Joined: Sep 8, 2016

Popular Video: The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: Eva Jablonka ALS Talk, Jan. 20, 2017 (4K Views)

23. The Danish Philosopher

I´m Kasper Renee Johansen and I’m your very own personal YouTube philosopher. Trying to explain and convey philosophy in new and exiting ways.

Subscribers: 1,350

Views: 155,618

Joined: Apr 9, 2007

Popular Video: 5 philosophical movies (that you must see) (26K Views)

We are continuously updating this list to make it more helpful. If you have a suggestion for a YouTube channel that would improve this list, please leave a comment or contact us.

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