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iai Podcast: Philosophy for our times Introducing the IAI’s new podcast, Philosophy for our times; allowing you to get your daily dose of philosophy wherever you are. Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world.

iai Podcast: Philosophy for our times Introducing the IAI’s new podcast, Philosophy for our times; allowing you to get your daily dose of philosophy wherever you are. Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world.
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iai Podcast: Philosophy for our times Introducing the IAI’s new podcast, Philosophy for our times; allowing you to get your daily dose of philosophy wherever you are. Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world.

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E99 | How to make the right decision | Bence Nanay, Naomi Goulder, Barry C. Smith

6/19/2018
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From quitting a job or relationship in the heat of an argument to taking on a new project in a flush of excitement, we think emotional decisions are often bad decisions. But might it be that emotion is the best guide to action and, as Hume thought, reason is and should be the slave of the passions? Or is this a quick route to chaos and conflict? Philosophers Bence Nanay, Naomi Goulder and Barry C. Smith debate what it means to be on the right path.

Duration:00:30:34

Bonus Episode: The Philosophy of Action

6/15/2018
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Can philosophy help us make real life decisions? Can actions speak louder than words? Our producer interviews philosophers Bence Nanay, Angie Hobbs, Christopher Hamilton, Barry Smith, Shahidha Bari, and performance artist Emma Sulcowicz about the power of ideas in their lives.

Duration:00:25:29

Bonus Episode: Q&A With David Nutt | LSD, Cannabis and Mental Health

6/12/2018
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It's Philosophy Fest! A week of bonus content to celebrate our hundredth episode of Philosophy For Our Times. Today's bonus content is an audience Q&A with psychiatrist David Nutt, which followed on from his talk, The Science of Psychedelics. David fields questions on synthetic cannabis in prisons, whether LSD can make you a genius, and treating addiction with psychedelic drugs. We released the talk as episode 97 if you'd like to take a listen to that first.

Duration:00:10:22

E98 | The Science of Psychedelics | David Nutt

6/12/2018
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Is our attitude to drugs harming mental health patients? Imperial College psychiatrist and former UK government drugs adviser David Nutt argues for an evidence based revolution in drugs policy.

Duration:00:29:06

Bonus Episode: The Rojava Revolution by Elif Sarican

6/11/2018
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To celebrate our 100th episode of Philosophy for Our Times, we're treating you to a week of bonus content. To kick off, here's an interview with Eilif Sarican, a Kurdish rights activist, about the experiment in direct democracy currently taking place in Northern Syria.

Duration:00:09:03

E97 | Elite Rule | Carne Ross, Yassmin Abdel Magied, Hugo Drochon

6/7/2018
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Does our abuse of 'elites' ignore their necessity, or should all elites be challenged and dissolved? Author of The Leaderless Revolution Carne Ross, Political Theorist at Cambridge Hugh Drochon, and activist Yassmin Abdel Magied put elites on trial.

Duration:00:39:08

E95 | What is the Future of Art? | Don Paterson, Dylan Evans, Julian Stallabrass

5/15/2018
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Many of us intuitively believe that art, philosophy and culture, from the evolution of cinema to the rise of performance poetry, is trying to constantly progress towards something better. But is this a myth? In art and philosophy, is the best yet to come? Or, as Eliot said, 'is there only the fight to recover what has been lost and found and lost again'? Critic and author of Con Art Julian Spalding, TS Eliot prize-winning poet and musician Don Paterson, and author of The Utopia Experiment...

Duration:00:33:46

E95 | What happens to our bodies after we die? | Brooke Magnati

5/8/2018
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What happens to our bodies when we die? Forensic scientist and Belle de Jour blogger Brooke Magnanti anticipates life's strangest certainty.

Duration:00:28:11

E94 | After Evolution | Oliver Scott Curry, Daniel Everett, Janet Radcliffe Richards

5/1/2018
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In 1859, Charles Darwin changed the course of history for ever by publishing On the Origin of Species. In 1872 he published ‘The expression of the emotions in man and animals.’ Which didn’t rock the boat quite so much, but it continues to be a source of controversy in our ongoing scientific debates on evolution, and specifically, how it relates to human psychology. Can evolution explain cultural and social differences? Or do we need something new?

Duration:00:30:28

Bonus Episode | The Death Of God And The War On Terror | Terry Eagleton

4/26/2018
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Outspoken critic of Richard Dawkins, and renowned Professor of English Literature Terry Eagleton launches himself heroically at the twin hornet’s nests of modern religious apathy & radicalism. Where should the unreligious look for answers? What has caused the recent growth in radicalism? Supported by Routledge - Associate Academic Partner of the IAI. To learn more, and for exclusive discounts and prizes visit: bit.ly/2huBNRx

Duration:00:33:07

E93 | The Weird and the Wonderful: Eileen Barker, Ariane Sherine, Phil Rickman

4/24/2018
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In Europe, belief in organised religion continues to decline as science advances. Yet strangely interest in everything from ley lines to solstice rituals is on the rise. Should we dismiss this as empty fantasy? Or is there in nature something essential to ourselves, beyond science and beyond monotheistic religion? Sociologist Eileen Barker, comedian and Dawkins collaborator Ariane Sherine, and fantasy novelist Phil Rickman find meaning in spirituality.

Duration:00:34:06

E92 | Is the sun conscious? | Rupert Sheldrake

4/17/2018
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Is consciousness stranger than we thought? The Science Delusion author Rupert Sheldrake strikes out against orthodoxy and asks: is the sun conscious?

Duration:00:23:51

E91 | Being Certain: Are convictions dangerous? | Julian Baggini, Andrew Bowie, Edwina Currie

4/10/2018
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From Galileo to Mandela, history is made by those with strong convictions. Yet as Nietzsche argued and Islamic State attest, those most convinced of their righteousness are often the most dangerous. Should politicians and the rest of us avoid convictions and see them as dangerous fantasies, or is conviction essential to leadership and action? Philosophers Julian Baggini and Andrew Bowie, and former Conservative politician Edwina Currie debate. Richard Coles hosts.

Duration:00:37:49

E90 | Time's Arrow | Jim Al - Khalili, Raymond Tallis, Craig Bourne, Angie Hobbs

4/3/2018
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Time appears to be the ultimate form of progress: an unavoidable direction imposed on the universe. Some physicists claim this is an illusion. How should we make sense of time? As a dimension, a flow, a place, a process, a social construct, or something altogether more mysterious? Physician, poet and thinker Raymond Tallis, philosopher and broadcaster Angie Hobbs, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, and philosopher of time Craig Bourne go in search of time's direction.

Duration:00:33:51

E88 | Greater than Equal | Theodore Dalrymple, Sophie Walker, Helena Cronin

3/27/2018
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In today’s debate Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality Party faces Helena Cronin, Darwinian philosopher and a strong believer in natural sex differences. Joined by Psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple, they debate the pros, cons and possibilities of equality.

Duration:00:34:40

Bonus Episode: Hidden Desires, Secret Thoughts | Shahida Bari, Barry C Smith, Richard Bentall

3/22/2018
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Over a century after Freud wrote the interpretation of dreams, how much of our unconscious minds have we uncovered? Writer, academic and critic Shahida Bari, Philosopher and Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the Institute of Advanced Studies in London Barry C Smith and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool Richard Bentall debate the relevance of Freud's work today. Supported by Routledge - Associate Academic Partner of the IAI. To learn more, and for...

Duration:00:29:30

E87 | Science, Sex and Stereotypes | Helena Cronin

3/20/2018
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Darwinian philosopher Helena Cronin breaks a 21st century taboo: Did men and women evolve differently?

Duration:00:25:13

E86 | Running The World Differently | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Margaret Hodge, Ritula Shah

3/13/2018
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A world where men and women shared power equally is thought desirable. Yet from Angela Merkel and Mrs Thatcher, to Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg, leading women often appear to behave similarly to men. Would a world run by women actually be fundamentally different? Orwell Award-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Labour politician Margaret Hodge and BBC broadcaster Ritula Shah envisage a more equal world.

Duration:00:39:30

Bonus Episode: The Philosophy Of Being A Woman | International Women's Day 2018

3/8/2018
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Assistant Producer at the IAI, Bridey Addison-Child, speaks to some of our female speakers from our HowTheLightGetsIn Festival to find out what being a woman means in today's society, and explore some of the philosophical issues raised when we talk about womanhood.

Duration:00:18:37

E84 | Feminist Utopias | Margaret Heffernan

3/6/2018
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This year marks a hundred years that women (or some women) have held the right to vote here in Britain. But centuries before Pankhurst’s call arms in a violent protest movement, Mary Woollstonecraft envisaged a feminist utopia built on respect, equality and friendship. Here to explore Woolstonecraft’s vision, and its lasting impact on feminist thought, is international entrepreneur, CEO and author, Margaret Heffernan.

Duration:00:19:29