Who is the most impressive philosopher you've met? A...12/20/14
We've collected a range of answers to the question 'Who's the most impressive philosopher you've met?' This includes the late Ronald Dworkin's response along with many others. Some of the answers are expected, but quite a few are suprising.
Julia Annas on What is Virtue Ethics For?
Julia Annasexplains what Virtue Ethics is for and how it differs from other approaches to the question of how we should live in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Hugh Mellor on Probability
What is probability? Not an easy question to answer. We thought our best chance of clarity on this questionwas fromEmeritus Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University and author of a book on the subject, Hugh Mellor...
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on Progress in Philosophy
In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews the philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldsteinabout whether Philosophy has made any progress since the time of Plato. If you enjoy Philosophy Bites, please support us...
Adam Swift on Parental Partiality
Most people think it is acceptable to advantage their children, but how far should this go? Adam Swiftdiscusses the limits of parental partiality in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Keith Frankish on the Hard Problem and the Illusion of Qualia
Keith Frankish discusses consciousness, subjective experience and the brain in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Ted Honderich on What It Is to be Conscious
In this episode Ted Honderichsketches his theory ofthe nature of consciousness.
John Dupre on Genomics
Genomics is a new approach to understanding our biology, one with far-reaching consequences for our understanding of what we are and where are responsibilities lie. Philosopher of biologyJohn Dupreexplains in this episode of the Philosophy...
Peter Lamarque on Literature and Truth
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...
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