42 episodes

Philosophers at universities and schools talk about philosophy topics in A-Levels / IB / Highers. Fun and engaging, informative and clear.

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Philosophers at universities and schools talk about philosophy topics in A-Levels / IB / Highers. Fun and engaging, informative and clear.

    PGS - Property Dualism

    PGS - Property Dualism

    Part 1: Introduction to metaphysics of mind, dualism and property dualism.  Chalmers's zombies!  Part 2 (starts 31min 05 sec): Jackson's Mary argument.  Epiphenomenalism, introspection, natural selection.  Evaluation.  Ben Jones, DaN McKee and Mabel Rowe chat with Simon Kirchin.  (Music by Alex Grohl.)  

    • 1 hr 18 min
    PGS - Mind-Brain Type Id. Theory / Eliminative Materialism

    PGS - Mind-Brain Type Id. Theory / Eliminative Materialism

    Part 1: Intro to metaphysics of mind, physicalism, mind-brain type identity theory - explanation, arguments for and against.  Part 2 (starts 35 min 15 sec): eliminative materialism - explanation, arguments for and against.  Michael Lacewing, Sally Latham and Adrian Samuel chat with Simon Kirchin.  (Music by Alex Grohl.) 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    PGS - Substance Dualism

    PGS - Substance Dualism

    Part 1: Intro to metaphysics of mind, dualism and substance dualism.  Descartes' Indivisibility Argument.  Part 2 (starts: 21min40sec): Descartes' Conceivability Argument, criticisms (possibility of other minds, interaction, and category errors).  Ben Jones, DaN McKee and Mabel Rowe chat with Simon Kirchin.  (Music by Alex Grohl.)  [AND APOLOGIES - SK's mic goes funny right at the end.  Hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment!]  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    PGS - Philosophical Behaviourism

    PGS - Philosophical Behaviourism

    Part 1: intro to metaphysics of mind and physicalism, 'hard' & 'soft' behaviourism.  Part 2 (starts 29min50sec): dualism against behaviourism, Putnam's super-Spartans, circularity and multiple realisability, asymmetry between self-knowledge and knowledge of others, and evaluations.  Michael Lacewing, Sally Latham and Adrian Samuel talk with Simon Kirchin.  (Music by Alex Grohl.)  

    • 1 hr 16 min
    PGS - Functionalism

    PGS - Functionalism

    Part 1: intro to metaphysics of mind, functionalism, advantages. Part 2 (starts: 24min55sec): inverted qualia, no qualia, Mary argument, zombies, Turing/Chinese room/AI and evaluation of functionalism.  Sally Latham, Mabel Rowe and Adrian Samuel chat with Simon Kirchin (Kent/Leeds).  (Music by Alex Grohl.) 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PGS - Reason as a Source of Knowledge

    PGS - Reason as a Source of Knowledge

    Part 1: Types of knowledge, definitions. Part 2 (18min15sec): Innate knowledge: Plato's Meno, Leibniz, Locke and Hume.  Part 3 (41min15sec): 'Intuition and Deduction' - Hume's Fork, Descartes' Cogito, clear and distinct ideas, Trademark Argument, etc. Sally Latham and DaN McKee chat with Simon Kirchin.  [Music by Alex Grohl] 

    • 1 hr 13 min

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