50 episodes

The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.

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The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.

    The digital dead

    The digital dead

    When we die, our digital selves sometimes live on. The line between death and life — already blurred by medical technology — is even blurrier in the digital domain. How should we prepare for our electronic afterlives?

    • 51 min
    Philosophy by postcard

    Philosophy by postcard

    A fascinating public philosophy project, celebrating a major figure whose work deserves greater recognition — not just as a philosopher, but as a pioneering woman in a very male world.

    • 28 min
    The ethics of uterus transplantation

    The ethics of uterus transplantation

    If a woman wants to experience pregnancy but can't, the answer could be a uterus transplant. The technology is promising, if still very new — but how ethically sound is it?

    • 28 min
    Race in America pt 2: Lewis Gordon

    Race in America pt 2: Lewis Gordon

    Any conversation about racial justice has to go back to basics: questions about the nature of humanity and the meaning of freedom. Philosopher Lewis Gordon explores these questions in the light of COVID-19 and America's current upheavals.

    • 28 min
    Race in America pt 1: George Yancy

    Race in America pt 1: George Yancy

    Speaking out against racism by insisting on the collusion of white people — even well-meaning ones — in a system that's racist to the core can bring serious consequences. George Yancy knows this well.

    • 36 min
    Choosing a personal philosophy: Existentialism

    Choosing a personal philosophy: Existentialism

    Tired of having a casual, abstract flirtation with philosophy? It might be time to commit. A personal philosophy of life can be hugely helpful — but which one to choose?

    • 28 min

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