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Philip Pettit on Robustly Demanding Goods
December 10th, 2017, 11:53 AM
In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews Philip Pettit about the concept of robustly demanding goods. These include love and friendship. Listen to Philip Pettit on Robustly Demanding Goods Previous Philosophy Bites interiews with Philip Pettit:...
Katalin Farkas on Knowing a Person
November 6th, 2017, 11:53 AM
Philosophers talk about 'knowing that', and 'knowing how'. But what is involved in knowing another person? Katalin Farkas of the Central European University discusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is also available on...
Roger Scruton on Human Nature
August 29th, 2017, 11:53 AM
Are human beings fundamentally different from other animals? Roger Scruton argues that we are, and that we need to think about ourselves in non-biological terms. He explains these ideas in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Listen to Roger Scruton on Human...
Anil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness
July 19th, 2017, 11:53 AM
How can we begin to explain the relationship between our brains and our conscious experience? This problem has vexed philosophers, and more recently neuroscientists, at least since the time of Descartes. Here Anil Seth, a neuroscientist, suggests a way forward....
Michael Puett on Ritual in Chinese Philosophy
June 26th, 2017, 11:53 AM
Ritual plays a large part in the work of some of the ancient Chinese philosophers. Here Michael Puett, co-author of The Path, explains the significance of some apparently trivial rituals. Listen to Michael Puett on Ritual in Chinese Philosophy This...
Events - Philosophy in the Bookshop - Blackwell's, Oxford
June 26th, 2017, 11:53 AM
Roger Scruton on Human Nature Nigel Warburton will be interviewing Philosophy Bites interviewee Roger Scruton at 11am on Saturday 2nd September in the Philosophy Department of Blackwell Bookshop in Oxford (Norrington Room). The topic of the interview will be Human...
Women Interviewed on Philosophy Bites
June 2nd, 2017, 11:53 AM
Women interviewees on Philosophy Bites updated 20th May 2017 compiled by Seth Adelman Key to numbering: xxx (3 digit number) = Philosophy Bites (including 4 Ethics Bites and all Bio-Ethics Bites, Mind Bites and Aesthetics Bites podcasts) Exx = the...
Aaron Meskin on The Definition of Art
May 30th, 2017, 11:53 AM
What is Art? That's not an easy question to answer. Some philosophers even think it can't be answered. Aaron Meskin discusses this question on this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Listen to Aaron Meskin on the Definition of Art Aesthetics Bites...
Shelly Kagan on Death and Deprivation
April 18th, 2017, 11:53 AM
What, if anything, is bad about death, apart from the process of dying? Death often involves deprivation - is that the what makes death bad? Perhaps. Shelly Kagan discusses death and deprivation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the...
Elisabeth Schellekens Dammann on Disagreement About Taste
April 18th, 2017, 11:53 AM
People clearly do disagree about aesthetic judgments. But does that mean that when such disagreements occur, at least one of the parties is wrong? Elisabeth Schellekens Damman discusses disagreement about taste in this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Listen to Elisabeth...
400 Bites podcast interviews arranged by theme
April 10th, 2017, 11:53 AM
This list has been compiled by the amazing Seth Adelman. These links should take you to the interviews. To offer comments about this list, please contact Nigel (via email link in lefthand column of this weblog) or Seth (biteslist AT...
400 Bites podcast interviews arranged by theme
April 10th, 2017, 11:53 AM
This list has been compiled by the amazing Seth Adelman. These links should take you to the interviews. To offer comments about this list, please contact Nigel (via email link in lefthand column of this weblog) or Seth (biteslist AT...
Andy Clark on the Extended Mind
March 18th, 2017, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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, 11:53 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...