A Podcast Created by Glasgow University Philosophy Students. In every episode, we explore a different philosophical topic with the help of an expert. Whether you're new to philosophy or already love the subject, we look forward to embarking on this philosophical journey together!
Episode #26. Misanthropy ft. Ian Kidd
In this episode, Katie and Ross chat to Dr. Ian Kidd about Misanthropy – the view that it is appropriate to morally condemn humanity.
Episode #25. Mental Lives ft. Dorothea Debus
What are the abilities of self-regulation and self-control over our mental lives? What does it mean to say that we are at one with ourselves? Dr. Dorothea Debus, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Konstanz joins Alexandros Constantinou and Keir Aitken to discuss these questions and many more in this episode of Thoughts.
Episode #24. Dissertations ft. Emma Gordon
How do you choose a dissertation topic? What are some common dissertation mishaps? In this episode, co-hosts Alex and Jasmine talk to Dr Emma Gordon, a research fellow in applied ethics and epistemology at the University of Glasgow who was voted Best Dissertation Supervisor at the University of Glasgow in 2020. They explore questions surrounding philosophy dissertations and discuss how to get around common hurdles that students face writing their dissertations.
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Episode #23. Alternatives to Democracy ft. Lewis Ross
What’s so good about democracy? Is it really better than the alternatives? In this episode, co-hosts Katie and Keir talk to Dr Lewis Ross, a fellow in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. They explore the limits of democracy and some alternatives that have been proposed: Lottocracy, Epistocracy and Lewis’ favoured approach, Plato’s philosopher kings.
Episode #22. Underdetermination ft. JB Manchak
In this episode, Keir and Jasmine explore Underdetermination and what it’s all about. Speaking to JB Manchak, from the University of California, Irvine, We discuss the limits of scientific research, conspiracy theories and time travel. We also discuss Buddhism and the idea of the non-self.
Episode #21. Political Philosophy as Practical Philosophy ft. Simon Hope
In this episode Alex and Ross are joined by Dr. Simon Hope of Stirling University to discuss the role and scope of political philosophy; what do we do when we do political philosophy and whose viewpoint gets to count?
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There is a bereft of philosophy podcast that is engaging and enjoyable, so thoughts is a welcome gift! The hosts are tempered and ask clear questions, the philosophers have the space to unravel quite complex ideas! Looking forward to more.