Tim Williamson on the Appeal of Relativism04/28/15
Are all truths relative? That's an attractive idea for many people. Tim Williamson, Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford Universitydiscusses why and attempts to immunise us against sloppy thinking in this area.
Shaun Nichols on Death and the Self
How does your view of the self affect your attitude to your own death? Shaun Nichols discusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast.
Rebecca Roache on Swearing
Warning: this episode on the philosophy of swearing includes swearing. Rebecca Roache discusses swearing and whether there are good arguments for refraining fromit.
Lisa Bortolotti on Irrationality
We're all irrational some of the time, probably more of the time than we are ready to acknowledge. Lisa Bortolottidiscusses the nature of irrationality with Nigel Warburtonin this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast.
Jonathan Webber on Deceiving With Words
There are many ways to deceive with words, some of which don't involve lying. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Jonathan Webberconsiders whether it matters or not if you lie.
Simon Critchley on Suicide
Albert Camus described suicide as the 'one really serious philosophical problem'. In this episode of the Philosophy Bitespodcast Simon Critchleydiscusses suicide with Nigel Warburton.
Christine Korsgaard on the Status of Animals
Many philosophers argue in favour of the welfare of animals because of their capacity for feeling pain. Harvard philosopherChristine Korsgaardis unusual in using Kantian arguments to defend the status of animals as ends in themselves. She discusses...
Meira Levinson on the Aims of Education
What are the aims of education? Meira Levinsondiscusses this important question with Nigel Warburtonin this episode of the Philosoph Bites podcast.
Lucy Allais on Forgiveness
What is forgiveness? Whom does it benefit? Is it ever obligatory? Lucy Allaisdiscusses these questions in conversation with Nigel Warburtonin this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Who is the most impressive philosopher you've met? A...
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...
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.
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