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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com

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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com

    Suki Finn on the Metaphysics of Nothing

    Suki Finn on the Metaphysics of Nothing

    What is the status of something that is an absence, like a hole? Suki Finn explores the metaphysics of nothing in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Suki is also the editor of a new book based on Philosophy Bites interviews with women philosophers selected from our archive Women of Ideas, to be published by Oxford University Press in April.
     

    • 19 min
    Peter Salmon on Derrida on Deconstruction

    Peter Salmon on Derrida on Deconstruction

    Jacques Derrida was a controversial philosopher whose writing could be fiendishly difficult to read. Nevertheless he had many followers. Here Pete Salmon, author of a recent biography of Derrida, manages to give a clear account of what Derrida meant by deconstruction. 
    This episode was sponsored by St John's College. For more information about the college go to www.sjc.edu/podcast
     

    • 22 min
    David Bather Woods on Arthur Schopenhauer on Compassion

    David Bather Woods on Arthur Schopenhauer on Compassion

    Nigel Warburton discusses Schopenhauer's views on compassion with David Bather Woods

    • 24 min
    Samantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on Pluralism

    Samantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on Pluralism

    Hannah Arendt's experience of the Eichmann trial in 1961 led her to reflect on the nature of politics, truth, and plurality. Samantha Rose Hill, author of a biography of Arendt, discusses the context for this, and the key features of Arendt's views. 

    We are grateful for support for this episode from St John's College - for more information about the college, including online options, go to sjc.edu/podcast

    • 20 min
    David Edmonds on Undercover Robot

    David Edmonds on Undercover Robot

    David Edmonds has co-authored a children's book, Undercover Robot. Here in this bonus episode (originally released on the Thinking Books podcast) he discusses it with Nigel Warburton. 

    • 12 min
    Steven Nadler on Spinoza on Death

    Steven Nadler on Spinoza on Death

    Baruch Spinoza was perhaps most famous for his equation of God with Nature - a view that his contemporaries, probably correctly, took to be atheist. But what did he think about death? Steven Nadler, author of A Book Forged in Hell and Think Least of Death, discusses this aspect of his thought with Nigel Warburton.
     

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Mr. David ,

Great content

I love the variety of opinions and topics they cover. I like that they were brave enough to invite Kathleen Stock to speak, regardless of how unpopular her opinions are.

herb sherb ,

Great concept!

Would love to see more diverse guests to promote the fact that philosophy isn’t just for white guys

jesssxy ,

Love this podcast but Kathleen What is a woman..

What an ignorant short sighted discussion. You should remove it or have a trans person in philosophy follow up. She presents such limited borderline hateful arguments and the moderator barely challenges her. Delete!

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