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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

    David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

    David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

    For this special episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (produced under lockdown) Nigel Warburton interviews David Edmonds about his bestselling book, written with David Edinow, Wittgenstein's Poker. It focuses on a heated argument between the two great Viennese philosophers Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the differing accounts that were give of it by those who were there. 
     

    • 17 min
    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

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1.2K Ratings

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What is a woman

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Food for thought.

Can get a bit arcane at times, for those without much formal training in philosophy, but extremely interesting podcast full of fresh takes on classical perspectives.

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