Peter Lamarque on Literature and Truth09/14/14
Many people have claimed that one of the benefits of reading writers like Dostoevsky and Shakespeare is that they convey important truths about the human condition. Peter Lamarqueis sceptical about this way of speaking about literature. He explains...
Jennifer Nagel on Intuitions about Knoweldge
Knowledge is part of our everyday lives. We know all kinds of things without even thinking about them. But what is going on here? Jennifer Nageldiscusses our intutions about knowledge with Nigel Warburtonfor this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast
Tamar Gendler on Why Philosophers Use Examples
Why do philosophers use examples? Tamar Gendlerexplores this question in conversation with Nigel Warburtonin this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast.
Amia Srinivasan on Genealogy
Does it matter where our ideas came from? Friedrich Nietzsche famously diagnosed the origin of Christian morality in what he thought of as a slave mentality. Amia Srninivasandiscusses genealogical reasoning with Nigel Warburtonin this episode of the...
Seth Lazar on Sparing Civilians in War
Whyis it morally wrong to target civilians in war? Can civilians be distinguished clearly from combatants? Seth Lazardiscusses these issues in this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast.
Chris Betram on Rousseau's Moral Psychology
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's insights into moral psychology and its impact on how we live are the subject of this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Roger Scruton on the Sacred
Is there any place for a notion of the sacred in contemporary life? Roger Scrutonbelieves that there is. In this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcasthe discusses his understanding of the sacred and the part it plays in our experience of each other.
Regina Rini on the Moral Self and Psychology
What can experimental psychology contribute to our self-development as moral agents? Philosopher Regina Riniexplores this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast.
Simon Blackburn on Narcissism
Vanity, smugness, narcissism - they're not good, but they're not all the same thing. In this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast Simon Blackburnexplores what's wrong with narcissism and how it differs from related concepts.
Norman Daniels on the Philosophy of Healthcare
Should we be striving to reduce health inequalities? If so, how? Harvard philosopherNorman Danielsdiscusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Tom Stoneham on George Berkeley's Immaterialism
George Berkeley was famous for arguing that objects are really just ideas. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Tom Stonehamclarifies what he meant by this.
Michael Ignatieff on Political Theory and Political Practice
Michael Ignatieffwas an academic with a keen inerest in political theory before he learnt the hard way about politics in practice. He was an academic who became leader of the opposition in Canada then lost heavily in the 2011 Prime Ministerial...
Stephen Darwall on Moral Accountability
Moral accountability is at the heart of moral obligation and it reveals much about the attitudes we hold to each otehr. Yale professor Stephen Darwallexplains what this means in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
David Papineau on Philosophy and Sport
David Papineaudiscusses a range of specific sporting incidents that are of philosophical interest in this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast. David Papineau has a weblog on philosophy and sport:'More Important Than That'
Roberto Mangabeira Unger on Deep Freedom
Roberto Ungerargues that contemporary political progressives have abandonedwhat 19th century liberals knew: that some ways of living are better than others. In this conversation with Nigel Warburtonhe argues that we need a different concept of...
Nicola Lacey on H.L.A.Hart' and Legal Positivism
H.L.A. Hart made significant contributions to legal philosophy. Nicola Laceydiscusses his legal positivism in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
John Skorupski on Normativity
Some statements are descriptive, such as 'Philosophy Bites is a podcast series'; others are normative, such as 'You ought to tell the truth'. But what exactly is normativity? John Skorupski explores this question in conversation with David Edmonds.
Tim Scanlon on What's Wrong with Inequality?
Is a concern for inequality of wealth just a form of envy? Are there good reasons for objecting to inequality? Harvard philosopherTim Scanlon discusses these questions in converation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Emma Borg on Language and Context
How much of the meaning of what we say depends on its context of utterance? Is there a role for literal meaning. Emma Borg discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Patricia Churchland on Self Control
Neurophilosopher Pat Churchland discusses the insights that neuroscience can give us into the nature of self control in this episode of the Philosophyh Bites podcast.
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