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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

    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
    Kathleen Stock on What is a Woman?

    Kathleen Stock on What is a Woman?

    'What is a woman?' has become a contentious question with practical implications. The philosopher Kathleen Stock gives an account of the category 'woman' and how we should think about it. She gives a different answer to this question which Amia Srinivassan addressed in a previous Philosophy Bites interview on this topic.

    • 30 min
    Christian Miller on the Character Gap

    Christian Miller on the Character Gap

    Christian Miller believes that there is a character gap, a gap between what we think we are like morally and how we actually behave. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he explores the psychology of moral behaviour, and how we can become better people. 
    We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation. 

    • 20 min

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