Death in Rick and Morty | A Philosopher Reacts

2021-ж., 19-фев.
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Can Season 4 of Rick and Morty help us learn.. how to die?
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The recent season of Rick and Morty taught us about the value of snake jazz and a good heist film, but can Morty's unhealthy crush and Rick's private toilet planet teach us anything about the inevitability of death? Let's find out in this episode of A Philosopher Reacts to Rick and Morty Season Four.
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=== Watch More Episodes! ===
Nihilism in Rick and Morty: Gaze Into the Abyss ►
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Would You Rather be a Rick or a Jerry? ►
00:00 - Intro
01:52 - Death Crystals And Kierkegaard
07:03 - Death and S**t
12:12 - Outro
Analyzed and Hosted by Michael Burns
Directed by Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics & Editing by Jackson Maher
Video Title Card by Amanda Murphy
Produced by Evan Yee

#rickandmorty #adultswim #wisecrack
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  • Can you do the philosophy of the #slutdragon episode?

    Covered In PaintCovered In Paint3 саат мурун
  • I love your The Quiet Life crew neck. What a great brand.

    Brendan JBrendan J19 саат мурун
  • Hey Vsauce! Michael here.

    Ben LambertonBen Lamberton22 саат мурун
  • Your videos are very helpful, do you think you could list some sources in your descriptions? I want to mention some of the concepts you talk about in my essays, but if my only source cited is a youtube video my teachers probably won't accept that.

    evelyn gevelyn gКүн мурун
  • It's the 21st century, ffs! Death is just another engineering issue. Stop accepting and start resisting.

    Parapon3raParapon3raКүн мурун
  • Careful... I think you criticized the COVID response here. "People that spend their life avoiding death are already dead."

    Chris MohrChris MohrКүн мурун
  • Love this format

    Roast Beefy WeefyRoast Beefy Weefy5 күн мурун
  • Clearly you don't understand the meaning of taking a S**t... it is to mark territory...... Rick had a whole planet, that he "marked", then something else came along and marked it... you are talking about the fundamentals of life..... how many animals take a S**t to mark territory?

    little boobylittle booby5 күн мурун
  • The end scene is very fitting for Rick as the holograms aimed at Tony tell RIck exactly how he feels about himself.

    Martin JohnsonMartin Johnson6 күн мурун
  • -Don't know what you got till it's gone it was based on somethin'

    Philo KrnotchPhilo Krnotch7 күн мурун
  • You could have saved someone's life with the sauce thing, you know?

    Sebastian BullaSebastian Bulla7 күн мурун
  • Are we all not Philosophers?

    Thomas FreeburnThomas Freeburn8 күн мурун
  • Yay r&m video!!

    Martha ElmerMartha Elmer8 күн мурун
  • You point out Rick's wise words about hoe avoiding death means you're not living. How he is living in the moment. But you're ignoring the 2 contingency protocols in place to return him to life. The clones and the hologram designed to guide Morty to bring him back. A scientist with at least 2 Lich-projects is not Carpe all those Diems.

    wouter dekkerwouter dekker11 күн мурун
  • moral of the video, i can never eat at burger king again

    Al JebraAl Jebra14 күн мурун
  • One gotta ponder on death and overcome its fear so he can be freed from enslavement of death fear. Later step is to live your life with quality by knowing death is there waiting for you. Thinking upon death should add something to your life quality. A life can be lived with quality only that one thought enough to shape it. I’m modernist in a sense, post modernist approach is little bit like shit for me.

    Union et ProgrèsUnion et Progrès14 күн мурун
  • Dope video 👌🏾

    ReloadedReloaded16 күн мурун
  • Note to self lubricate fries with sauce

    Minty BloodMinty Blood16 күн мурун
  • Christ everything you say is existential all points of view still have that despair no matter how I live my life im still going to die thanks you got another subscriber

    Question EverythingQuestion Everything17 күн мурун
  • It a mixture of both but ima just vibe.

    Kevin CarrKevin Carr17 күн мурун
  • "Idealizing toxic intellectual father figures to deal with [one's] own issues"... [slow clap], well said, wow!

    Francis LavoieFrancis Lavoie18 күн мурун
  • I very much say that shit tastes bad without ever eating it the same concept applies to death.

    BabylonBabylon18 күн мурун
  • i believe when we die we just move on to the spiritual life and dying is the death of the physical not spiritual🧿

    unkowonldn unkowonidnunkowonldn unkowonidn19 күн мурун
  • "or, you know, poopin stuff"

    Nicola Burgio-FerraraNicola Burgio-Ferrara19 күн мурун
  • what course did you take ???

    Civilian DavidCivilian David19 күн мурун
  • Tokyo ghoul next

    Frankie StevensonFrankie Stevenson20 күн мурун
  • Rick did learn something though. He realized as he was sitting there that he was everything that he thought Tony was. In season 4 we see that rick is the saddest loneliest person alive. Personally i think he is cursed and no matter what happens to Rick C-137 he cannot truly die. His mind and memories will just transfer to another vessel even if it seems impossible, or something will happen to just outright prevent it. Prove me wrong.

    James JeffriesJames Jeffries20 күн мурун
  • Ive been using the shy pooper line ever since the episode dropped. Its pure gold and not the kind that gets crapped out by a sentient cloud.😂

    James JeffriesJames Jeffries20 күн мурун
  • I feel so bad that the script made him say “kierkegaard” so many times. You nailed it tho 👍🏼

    Kellen StewartKellen Stewart20 күн мурун
  • Someone told me there was Kierkegaard here, son cam was soon as I could.

    Sarah RackowskiSarah Rackowski22 күн мурун
  • "when you're trying to avoid death, you are also avoiding life" hah..well...welcome to our new 'rona reality 🙂😭

    javannajavanna22 күн мурун
  • 12:27 ok so I zoomed out near the end and at this point I start listening again and was like wowowwowwwo backup .. ... shit

    Jeff The WizardJeff The Wizard23 күн мурун
  • 8:07 excellent

    Jeff The WizardJeff The Wizard23 күн мурун
  • Heidegger is a Nazi. Saved you a Google

    Cameron BCameron B23 күн мурун
  • Got me with the Chicken Fry for a minute..

    A Bit of RandomA Bit of Random23 күн мурун
  • I just finished watching season last night.

    Uncultured WeebUncultured Weeb24 күн мурун
  • "Why would you fear death if youve never experienced it" Me: A friggin wood chipper

    Jasen WestallJasen Westall24 күн мурун
  • Shy pooper here👋🏼 You sir, just earned my like 😁

    ReNu MindReNu Mind24 күн мурун
  • That Burger King thing scared me, until I realised I’m hardcore vegan and would NEVER eat an unlubricated nugget, whatever that nugget may be. God it drives me insane when i see people eating chips or whatever without sauce, why did you have to bring that up?😂

    Lloyd DaviesLloyd Davies25 күн мурун
  • I’ve been stuck in love with my ex girlfriend of like 2-1/2 years together and I keep focusing on us never getting back together or getting back together and constantly stressing over it and running through countless scenarios in my head of us ending up / not ending up together and it’s really depressing and i really needed to see this video tbh to stop worrying ab getting her back and just live in the moment and work hard on becoming a better me. Tysm for getting a useless degree in philosophy bc Im dead ass when I say you really helped me bro.

    Kalvin CochranKalvin Cochran25 күн мурун
  • A way to stay humble

    Subject OR36942Subject OR3694225 күн мурун
  • "We are most alive when we are closest to death."

    Danyal AGDanyal AG26 күн мурун
  • Yay I love finding new channels to sub to!

    Chris LangChris Lang26 күн мурун
  • Death is not the end .Our body dies but we go on living . Why should anyone fear death unless you are going to be stabbed to death in which case would painful and the worst part about it .

    ryan derksenryan derksen26 күн мурун
  • “It’s kind of Sioux to be afraid of death, how can you be afraid of something you haven’t experienced” Religious trauma has entered the chat.

    Kristen JohnsKristen Johns26 күн мурун
  • Here's a philosophical bit for you: how capitalism Is economical cannibalism.

    Gregory SamsaGregory Samsa26 күн мурун
  • We consume each other, and then the earth consumes our shit, and eventually we die, and become some other shit, but really we're always the same shit. Seems pretty philosophical to me.

    Dan HessDan Hess26 күн мурун
  • "We're all gonna die, hopefully painlessly and in our sleep" Speak for yourself. I was born naked, screaming, and covered in blood and I plan to die the same way.

    Nymaz from TexasNymaz from Texas26 күн мурун
    • What are you planning

      GhoulLette ProjectsGhoulLette Projects8 күн мурун
  • *cough* covid craze *cough*

    Onore!Onore!26 күн мурун
  • Rick and Mortys is a great reason to be alive!

    Scott ShaferScott Shafer26 күн мурун
  • The only thing I learned from this was what a chicken fry is lol

    RealityReality26 күн мурун
  • The chicken fry bit killed me.

    KCRDAKCRDA26 күн мурун
  • Wow, I thought Rick just had a change of heart and decided to let Tony have the toilet to be generous!

    Pickle RickPickle Rick27 күн мурун
  • "In trying to avoid death, you end up sacrificing your freedom." A good description of our pandemic lockdown.

    Pickle RickPickle Rick27 күн мурун
    • Lockdown wasn’t really about avoiding death.

      Kristen JohnsKristen Johns26 күн мурун
  • The scariest part of life is not the end for us ourselves but the end of our loved ones before it is our time to go and being stuck here in this world without them. At least for me...but yeah, shy pooping...

    Los T'sLos T's27 күн мурун
  • Jesus Christ that Burger King bit was about me

    Patrick AthridgePatrick Athridge27 күн мурун
  • I think overthinking for a long time jus becomes normal and doesn’t increase our drive. It allows you to see but doesn’t not mean ur life will get better. Think that comes with time knowing urself with age and being true. (Not a philosopher jus my thinking)

    Jacob NeddoJacob Neddo27 күн мурун
  • -them: hi welcome to burger king how can i help you -me now: hey, yeah can i get an order of chicken fries with literaly all the sauce you have -them: what? -me: YOU HEARD ME! I NEED IT ALL. EVERY OUNCE, EVERY DAMN DROP PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU DONT QUESTION IT JUST DO IT!

    jean-marc thibodeaujean-marc thibodeau27 күн мурун
  • What ever happened to jared?

    HSol lHSol l27 күн мурун
  • The Toilet. Every man has their own throne. It's also one of the first places that we get to be alone with our own thoughts in life.

    cal cancal can27 күн мурун
  • I dont think that rick hasnt learnt from tony, but has already done almost everthing a human being could possibly do and is just bored with everything

    Mladen StevanovicMladen Stevanovic27 күн мурун
  • No

    PaulPaul27 күн мурун
  • Do not agree that there's no philosopical underpinnings concering death with regards pooping. A trip to the loo is a major death-reminder according to Ernest Becker ;-)

    Andreas NordstrandAndreas Nordstrand27 күн мурун
  • no to both i was just as uncaring b4 i knew about death as i was after death is peace either for it to all go dark and no more anything or some after life does not matter dying is happy thing not a sad one we take it as sad because we cant see some one any more or because it seems painful thats all

    Joey idcJoey idc27 күн мурун
  • Math: not even ones.

    Skyler GuisasolaSkyler Guisasola27 күн мурун
  • 13:10 He's right, jake if your reading this comment stop being a fatass and chew

    Theunknown GoonTheunknown Goon27 күн мурун
  • this is why I like to ride my Motorcycle = If I am going to DIE ~ I want to have a lil fun & look good doing it :)

    Lord BaccusLord Baccus27 күн мурун
  • Don’t know why he gives me “cool Sunday school teacher” vibes but that’s just me

    Bryan HallBryan Hall28 күн мурун
  • Rick and Morty illustrates the absurdities of the extremes of many different philosophies in much the same way it challenges our meager understanding of reality by extending elements of modern physics into often silly or mundane but Sci-Fi scenarios: it takes them at face value. I think that a very popular underlying message of the series is that knowing more doesn’t necessarily translate into understanding more. Therefore, no amount of knowledge of philosophy (natural, theological, or theoretical) will change your ability to resolve your unhappiness because that ultimately depends on how well you feel you have an understanding of why you are unhappy (correctly or otherwise).

    Scott AntonilleScott Antonille28 күн мурун
  • Michael: Shout out to shy poopers, we see you and we respect you. Shy Poopers: HE'S WATCHING US!!!!

    Carl RichardsonCarl Richardson28 күн мурун
  • I wanted to downvote this. Not because I don't like the video, I actually do like it. But I won't upvote it either, purely for the fact that I had to watch so many ads. Everyone hates the ads, especially when they're un-skippable. Everyone watches more ads than videos now. It's pathetic, and content creators need to stand up to KGworld as well. People used to post videos and create content because it was fun. Now, it's become all about the money. The content is still there and sometimes it's better than ever, but it's constantly ruined by interruptions that ultimately just piss you off.

    Joshua JoynerJoshua Joyner28 күн мурун
  • I wish he did a philosophy on adventure time

    Brian KamBrian Kam28 күн мурун
  • Kirkegård means graveyard...

    Emil EvjeEmil Evje28 күн мурун
  • AT LAST I've found another yt video to binge watch

    swephtswepht28 күн мурун
  • I think one of us missed something in Rick’s big reveal. Tony DID get through to Rick. Rick never does anything except to benefit himself. He can’t show the vulnerability required to build a real friendship. So he built a giant humiliation toilet scene ready to harass Tony. He put time and energy into it, something he just doesn’t do for other people. That’s why he went to the trouble of delivering food that would make Tony super poo. That’s why he went to Tony’s funeral. That’s why he sat alone mournfully on the throne of loneliness he created for Tony.

    Joshua RichardsJoshua Richards28 күн мурун
  • i always found it to be very intriguing that so many philosphers asked what comes after death.....but never "what was before life"

    Mr. Tea-yagiMr. Tea-yagi28 күн мурун
  • what do you mean by "our freedom'' and whats the best reason that you believe or know we have it ?

    HellBent4TruthHellBent4Truth28 күн мурун
  • the format is more intimate, but the content is more textbook-like. i like Michael, but miss Jared and Greg.

    Ramon GomideRamon Gomide28 күн мурун
  • the act of death is not scary it is the simple fear of the unknown we fear.such as something worse on the other side of death.a rather crude example of this if your religious is hell or a afterlife of torment and to be fair I feel fear of the unknown is probably one of the oldest and most basic fears around I do not agree with saying do not be afraid of the unknown however I do agree with the simple fact that so far we as a race have not conquered death and I feel until we do so we all may as well be children playing with fire trying to hold onto ideas that ultimately mean vary little in the end.I mean no disrespect to religious people but even if a religious view was right no matter witch one I have to ask a vary simple yet important question.who gives a fuck?not being a ass hear but honestly who cares as if you provide a answer then it’s no longer religious it’s fact making blind faith witch by the way I hate the idea of basically pointless as everyone would right away at lest try to go with the former religion that’s now universally fact.nothing is impossible but I feel until we as race learn to stop repeating the past endlessly with different tools we may as well just accept that life is simply what you make it and just say”fuck it my body will feed the worms same as everyone else’s until they can unfreeze my brain from that jar I got ages ago that someone will probably fuck up anyway.”in short just be responsible and think before you act or open your big ass maws.thank you all also fuck it life’s short I’m going to eat some chips now.

    Me too I like pieMe too I like pie28 күн мурун
  • Death is the single greatest moment of catharsis.

    Andrew Lui RobinsonAndrew Lui Robinson28 күн мурун
  • 😂 Death makes life worth living...

    Changing Times MusicChanging Times Music28 күн мурун
  • My pov was that rick actually wanted a friend, remember how he has lost almost all of them trought the series, and how he is always teasing people he likes, i think that he actually liked him and wanted to know more but, something didnt allow it (maybe ego?) So he internalized it in the last joke at the toilet, was actually directed at himself, that moment in the toilet was the realization kicking in and sad af, rick had the oportunity to have a real friend but the ego ruined it and he feels miserable about it

    LordgrimmLordgrimm28 күн мурун
  • What about "Upload", a series where wealthy escape death by uploading their consciousness online. From there, they are immortal as long as they pay the monthly fee. But soon regret this decision and willing to pay a hefty price to regain their body through experimental means. Also question as to if they still have soul. During their new "life" its discovered to be limited base on how much you pay for their home, plus they are forbidden to have a romantic relationship with the living, except for their spouse/widows

    [Blank] Blanker[Blank] Blanker28 күн мурун
  • It is really weird to say, but honestly that Death Crystal episode actually was super good therapy for me since I was going through a bit of an existential crisis at the time. Rick just simply said what I needed to hear.

    Kirk GrahamKirk Graham28 күн мурун
  • Man, Johnny Sinns is smart

    Joel PantaloneJoel Pantalone28 күн мурун
  • Shit the hair

    Bari MartinBari Martin28 күн мурун
  • Philosophy courses are like drugs. You take it, for a while you look cool and you feel good but no actual usable substance to it in itself unless you use it in conjuntion with something that is actually useful.

    Genie Le BottleGenie Le Bottle28 күн мурун

    LudvigLudvig28 күн мурун
  • damn i missed this type of youtube content. very entertaining. hope more of this happens

    glormp glormpglormp glormp28 күн мурун
  • I find peace in the impermanence of life. Eternity would eventually be hell under ANY circumstance given long enough.

    isthisoneunavailableisthisoneunavailable28 күн мурун
  • I think I’m the one that’s gonna choke on my chicken fry

    Christian HunterChristian Hunter28 күн мурун
  • 13:08 LMFAO XD

    Creamy GoodnessCreamy Goodness28 күн мурун
  • my friend told me his aunt's boss died one night bc he choked on a hotdog after he tried to eat it really fast

    Do JoDo Jo28 күн мурун

    CholeslawCholeslaw29 күн мурун
  • 00:07 the wind blows then you hear in an airy voice say..............loooooooosssseeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr. Just kidding. Great video!

    Paul SackettPaul Sackett29 күн мурун
  • Truly knowing your death does not lead to, but varies around it. Suppose you know that you’ll die later today through an accident, you would then act through suicide if you don’t do anything about it. Unless you know mere moments before hand.

    Jonathan SantiagoJonathan Santiago29 күн мурун
  • I lost it when he called Rick a Cold cosmic Nihilist. But in the end rick knows everything and continually punishes himself by living.

    7Brokenpieces7Brokenpieces29 күн мурун
  • somehow this season is the most positive of the show so far 🤔

    ZI SAZI SA29 күн мурун
  • If you are into video games, you have to play NieR:Automata it has a lot of philosophy in it.

    Patrik KisgergelyPatrik Kisgergely29 күн мурун
  • These are the best videos when I’m stoned

    Pettingell FilmsPettingell Films29 күн мурун