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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

    Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

    Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

    For this first of two special lockdown episodes of Philosophy Bites we interviewed each other. Here David Edmonds interviews Nigel Warburton about his bestseller A Little History of Philosophy. In the companion episode Nigel interviews David about his bestseller Wittgenstein's Poker.

    • 15 min
    Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Cheryl Misak has recently published a biography of F.P. Ramsey, the great Cambridge thinker who died at the age of only 26, but who nevertheless made a significant impact in several different fields including philosophy, mathematics, and economics. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses Ramsey's interactions with Wittgenstein. The two thinkers had very different personal styles and their philosophies reflect this.

    • 19 min
    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

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