Philosophy Bites

Philosophy Bites

Peter Salmon on Derrida on Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida was a controversial philosopher whose writing could be fiendishly difficult to read. Nevertheless he...

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David Bather Woods on Schopenhauer on Compassion

Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for the deep pessimism of his book The World as Will and Representation. Here we...

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Samantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on Pluralism

Hannah Arendt's experience of the Eichmann trial in 1961 led her to reflect on the nature of politics, truth, and...

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David Edmonds on Undercover Robot

David Edmonds has co-authored a children's book, Undercover Robot. Here in this bonus episode (originally released on...

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Steven Nadler on Spinoza on Death

Baruch Spinoza was perhaps most famous for his equation of God with Nature - a view that his contemporaries, probably...

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Kate Manne on Misogyny and Male Entitlement

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Cornell philosopher Kate Manne discusses the notions of misogyny,...

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Liam Bright on Verificationism

Verificationists believe that every meaningful statement is either true by definition or else empirically verifiable...

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David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

For this special episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (produced under lockdown) Nigel Warburton interviews David...

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Nigel Warburton on his A Little History of Philosophy

For this first of two special lockdown episodes of Philosophy Bites we interviewed each other. Here David Edmonds...

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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...

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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...

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Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, recorded before the Covid-19 lockdowns, the political philosopher...

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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...

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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...

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Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes...

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Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes...

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James Wilson

Are thought experiments the best way of doing practical ethics? Not according to James Wilson. He thinks we need the...

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James Wilson

Are thought experiments the best way of doing practical ethics? Not according to James Wilson. He thinks we need the...

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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...

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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...

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