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Bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers, we host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas. Philosophy for our Times is a free weekly philosophy podcast unpacking society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.

    The Mathematics of Thought | Silvia Jonas

    The Mathematics of Thought | Silvia Jonas

    What does mathematics have to do with the nature of human thought? How does it change how philosophers think of reality?

    Philosopher and author of 'Ineffability and its Metaphysics', Silvia Jonas explains how mathematics has come to shape our politics, ethics and our very idea of what the world is.

    • 26 min
    Philosophers vs Post-Truth | Homi Bhabha, Rebecca Goldstein, Hilary Lawson

    Philosophers vs Post-Truth | Homi Bhabha, Rebecca Goldstein, Hilary Lawson

    In a post-truth world, tribal agreement seems to have replaced reason and evidence. But is a world where our truths are tribal sustainable? Don't we need a shared framework of thought to prevent fragmentation and confrontation? Can we rely on evidence and reason whilst abandoning absolute truth, or do we need reality after all?

    Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, post-colonial theorist Homi Bhabha and post-postmodern metaphysician Hilary Lawson confront the future of the post-truth world.

    • 48 min
    A Philosophy of Fashion | Shahidha Bari

    A Philosophy of Fashion | Shahidha Bari

    We all get dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of clothes in our lives? Can a philosophy of living be wrapped up in a winter coat? Can we see a suit not just as an object, but as an idea?

    Philosopher, broadcaster, and author of 'Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes', Shahidha Bari, unveils the hidden power of what we wear.

    • 28 min
    How to be a Stoic | Massimo Pigliucci

    How to be a Stoic | Massimo Pigliucci

    We all want to lead a good life. But that goal seems always elusive. What can we learn from the ancient Stoics? Hear philosopher of science and author of How to be a Stoic Massimo Pigliucci explain how the philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius can help us focus on what really matters, and confront the challenges of modern life.

    • 41 min
    Is Sexuality a Vehicle For Power? | Minna Salami, Rowan Pelling, Julia Long

    Is Sexuality a Vehicle For Power? | Minna Salami, Rowan Pelling, Julia Long

    From Cleopatra to Beyonce women have used sexuality to increase their power and influence. But many feminists warn that it is undermining to be seen as a sex object and some in the #MeToo movement propose culture should banish such behaviour. In this episode of Philosophy for our Times, Minna Salami, Rowan Pelling, and Julia Long debate whether sexuality is a vehicle for power or for subservience.

    • 38 min
    The Problem with Paradoxes | Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen, Hilary Lawson

    The Problem with Paradoxes | Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen, Hilary Lawson

    Once we assumed that reason and rationality would gradually uncover the truth. But from quantum mechanics to set theory, paradox it seems is found at the heart of our most revered theories and at the cornerstones of our thought. Are these paradoxes evidence that our theories are wrong and is it essential that they are overcome? In this episode of Philosophy for Our Times, Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen, and Hilary Lawson debate whether paradox is an unavoidable consequence of human thought.

    • 36 min

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This podcast gets 0 stars from me because the title implies that philosophy is an integral part of its content. I disagree completely. It is politically charged and has speakers who have very little intellectual rigour or interest. It also gets 0 stars for being the second podcast I unsubscribed from because I had to stop the podcast several times in mid-flow because it was such a partisan rant fest, fuelled only by such incompetent and noticeably stupid interventions from the chair that it became insulting the concept of philosophy to continue to listen.

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