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Andy Clark on the Extended Mind
March 18th, 2017, 06:23 AM
Does your mind extend beyond your skull? Andy Clark, who developed the theory of the extended mind with David Chalmers thinks it does. He explains the idea here. Listen to Andy Clark on The Extended Mind
Eileen John on Art and Morality
March 1st, 2017, 06:23 AM
The relation between art and morality is complex. Eileen John explores some of the ways that art, and literature in particular, can explore questions about how we should live. Listen to Eileen John on Art and Morality Aesthetics Bites is...
Stephen Davies on Art and Evolution
March 1st, 2017, 06:23 AM
What is the best evolutionary explanation of why art of some kind is found in every human culture? Stephen Davies discusses a variety of evolutionary accounts in this episode of the Aesthetics Bites podcast. Listen to Stephen Davies on Art...
Chris Frith on The Point of Consciousness
February 3rd, 2017, 06:23 AM
We know we have it, but what is it for? Neuroscientist Chris Frith discusses the point of consciousness with Nigel Warburton in this episode of Mind Bites, a series made in association with Philosophy Bites as part of Nick Shea's...
Keith Frankish on Conscious Thought
January 14th, 2017, 06:23 AM
Conscious thought allows us to think about the world, but also about counterfactual situations. It is part of what makes us human. Keith Frankish discusses the nature of conscious thought in this episode of Mind Bites which we are releasing...
Amia Srinivasan on What is a Woman?
January 1st, 2017, 06:23 AM
'What is a woman?' may seem like a straightforward question, but as Amia Srinivasan explains, it is not quite as easy to answer as you might think. Here she discusses key feminist ideas about what a woman is, beginning with...
Kate Jeffery on Concepts and Representation
December 5th, 2016, 06:23 AM
Do we have maps in the brain? That sounds an odd question to ask, but how else can we understand how we find our way around? Neuroscientist Kate Jeffery discusses recent findings about how animals represent the world around them....
Anthony Gottlieb on Pierre Bayle
December 2nd, 2016, 06:23 AM
Pierre Bayle was one of the most famous and respected philosophers of his day, but few today know much about him. Anthony Gottlieb, author of a recent book about the early Enlightenment, The Dream of Enlightenment, argues that Bayle should...
News
December 2nd, 2016, 06:23 AM
Nigel Warburton's series of Philosophy in the Bookshop events continues at Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford on Saturday 6th May 2017 Philosophy Bites interviewee Jonathan Wolff will be talking with Nigel Warburton about Political Philosophy in the Age of Donald Trump at...
Kathleen Stock on Fiction and the Emotions
November 12th, 2016, 06:23 AM
How should we treat the emotions we feel towards fictional characters? Kathleen Stock discusses this question with Nigel Warburton in this second episode of Aesthetics Bites. Listen to Kathleen Stock on Fiction and the Emotions Aesthetics Bites is a podcast...
David Miller on Immigration
November 12th, 2016, 06:23 AM
Immigration is a major issue in politics. But can political philosophers shed any light on what is at stake? David Miller thinks so. Here he speaks to David Edmonds. Listen to David Miller on Immigration
Sophie Scott on Laughter
October 11th, 2016, 06:23 AM
What is laughter? What roles does it serve? Neuroscientist Sophie Scott discusses this very serious question with Nigel Warburton for this episode of Mind Bites made for Philosophy Bites. Mind Bites is part of Nicholas Shea's AHRC-funded project Meaning for...
Peter Godfrey-Smith on Mental Representations
October 3rd, 2016, 06:23 AM
Do we represent the world in our minds? Do we have the equivalent of inner maps? Does that imply an inner map-reader, a homunculus, in the mind? Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the...
Noël Carroll on Criticism
October 2nd, 2016, 06:23 AM
Noël Carroll argues that evaluation is a central feature of criticism of art, dance, music, drama, movies, and literature. He discusses art criticism with Nigel Warburton in this first episode of the Aesthetics Bites podcast. This is the first of...
Philosophy Sites podcast series launched
September 21st, 2016, 06:23 AM
Nigel Warburton has launched a new podcast series, Philosophy Sites, which looks at places linked with philosophers. The first episode is an interview with Ray Monk on Wittgenstein's grave. You can find Philosophy Sites at www.philosophysites.com and on iTunes. Forthcoming...
Cécile Fabre on Remembrance
September 20th, 2016, 06:23 AM
How should we remember and commemorate those who die in war? What about the enemy dead? Cécile Fabre, author of several books on the philosophy of war, discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites...
Jesse Prinz on Thinking with Pictures
August 1st, 2016, 06:23 AM
Do we think in pictures? Many philosophers deny this. Yet Jesse Prinz thinks they're wrong to do so. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he explains why. Listen to Jesse Prinz on Thinking with Pictures This episode of...
Kieran Setiya on the Midlife Crisis
July 6th, 2016, 06:23 AM
We know it's common enough, but can philosophers shed any light on the midlife crisis? MIT philosopher Kieran Setiya thinks he can. Here he discusses middle age with David Edmonds. Listen to Kieran Setiya on the Midlife Crisis Please help...
Catherine Wilson on Epicureanism
May 30th, 2016, 06:23 AM
Epicureanism is often caricatured as a philosophy of indulgence. But what did followers of Epicurus really believe and do? Catherine Wilson discusses Epicureanism and its legacy in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Listen to Catherine Wilson on Epicureanism
Gregg Caruso on Freewill and Punishment
April 26th, 2016, 06:23 AM
If all our actions are determined by prior causes, that doesn't seem to leave much scope for punishment. Gregg Caruso discusses this issue with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Listen to Gregg Caruso on Freewill...