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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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    • 4.6, 341 Ratings

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

    Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

    Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

    Philip Goff discusses some of Galileo's insights into the nature of matter. He then goes on to discuss his own view about consciousness, panpsychism. Goff believes that matter is conscious at some level. 

    • 18 min
    Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

    Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

    In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, recorded before the Covid-19 lockdowns, the political philosopher Elizabeth Anderson explains why we need to be prepared to talk more, even with people with whom we strongly disagree. 
     

    • 20 min
    Christian List on Free Will

    Christian List on Free Will

    What is free will? Do we have it? These are difficult questions. Neuroscience seems to point in the direction of determinism. But Christian List suggests that there might still be room for genuine free will. 
     

    • 23 min
    Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

    Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

    Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes that their work may still be worth studying. They usually have had good reasons for what they concluded. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses several wildly implausible metaphysical theories with Nigel Warburton. 
    We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon donors. 

    • 19 min
    James Wilson

    James Wilson

    Are thought experiments the best way of doing practical ethics? Not according to James Wilson. He thinks we need the rich detail of real cases or complex imaginary cases not a simplified version of reality to make sense of the moral problems we face. 
    We are grateful for support for this episode from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our supporters on Patreon. 

    • 20 min
    Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

    Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

    In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Kate Kirkpatrick, author of a new biography of Beauvoir, Becoming Beauvoir, discusses the relationship between the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir is often portrayed as applying Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism to the condition of women. Is this a fair assessment?
    We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation. 

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

Arfurdaly ,

Excellent, thought provoking.

Brilliant use of the format. Accessible to anyone with an enquiring mind. Seems to be tailing of a bit in terms of podcasts produced but hopefully they’ll keep at it.

CCCCCullen ,

Transphobic propaganda

This podcast was recommended to me so it is unfortunate that the second episode I have listened to shared transphobic bigotry and hate speech without any debate and without any academic rigour or research. I will not continue to listen to this podcast due to their support of these views and in fear I will inadvertently be subject to similar hate speech again. As an academic I am shocked and appalled that discriminatory views like this are being presented under the guise of philosophy.

314MOOOoook ,

Fascinating

I’m really enjoying this podcast. It’s fantastic.

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