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Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, Matt Teichman sits down with a prominent philosopher to talk about their latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).

Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, Matt Teichman sits down with a prominent philosopher to talk about their latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).
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Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, Matt Teichman sits down with a prominent philosopher to talk about their latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).

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Episode 109: Bonus Episode with Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle

10/13/2018
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Bonus episode! In this joint edition of Elucidations and the Political Philosophy Podcast, Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle sit down and have a freeform conversation about why we do podcasts, the nature of moral disagreement, and the existence of political divides.

Duration:00:47:39

Episode 108: Mariam Thalos discusses freedom

9/15/2018
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What do you think of yourself as? A musician? A mother? A political organizer? In this episode, our guest argues that your ability to act and reason freely is premised on your ability to shape and sometimes even invent the labels you apply to yourself.

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 107: Linda Martín Alcoff discusses identity and history

8/3/2018
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In this episode, Linda Martín Alcoff discusses the subtle ways that things like your race, gender, sexual orientation, and class can influence your life. She argues that the best way to understand that kind of influence is by looking to the history of the relevant social group.

Duration:00:50:08

Episode 106: R. A. Briggs discusses gender

6/22/2018
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In this episode, R. A. Briggs discusses some complexities underlying our use of the terms 'man' and 'woman.'

Duration:00:37:29

Episode 105: R. A. Briggs discusses epistemic decision theory

4/20/2018
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How do we tell what the best strategies for changing our beliefs on the basis of new evidence might be?

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 104: Seth Yalcin discusses the question-sensitivity of belief

3/4/2018
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In this episode, Seth Yalcin argues that every belief we have is implicitly framed as the answer to a question, and that at different times we're considering different questions.

Duration:00:38:53

Episode 103: Brian Leiter explains why we should think about Marx

1/9/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Brian Leiter about why the writings of Karl Marx are helpful for understanding the current situation of the working and middle class in America, the 2016 Presidential election, and related topics!

Duration:00:50:54

Episode 102: Josh Knobe discusses the true self

12/1/2017
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In this episode, Josh Knobe discusses a series of experiments that try to tease out what we implicitly assume about who a person really is, deep down.

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 101: Miranda Fricker discusses blame and forgiveness

10/21/2017
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In this episode, Miranda Fricker argues that the purpose of blaming someone is to communicate to them your sense of why what they did was wrong.

Duration:00:49:32

Episode 100: Agnes Callard discusses aspiration

9/22/2017
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In this episode, Agnes Callard explains why she thinks aspiration is the process of moving from one set of values to a new set of values in the way you live your life.

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 99: Steven Nadler discusses Spinoza on freedom

8/13/2017
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In this episode, Steven Nadler discusses Benedict de Spinoza's unique reason-centric conception of what it is to live a good life and be free.

Duration:00:39:23

Episode 98: Jennifer Lackey discusses credibility

7/17/2017
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In this episode, Jennifer Lackey discusses both how you can get things factually wrong and do something morally wrong by trusting people more than they deserve to be trusted.

Duration:00:32:08

Episode 97: Meghan Sullivan discusses time biases

6/11/2017
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In this episode, Meghan Sullivan argues that if it's irrational to sacrifice long-term benefits for short-term gain, then it's also irrational to prefer for bad experiences to have already happened.

Duration:00:55:54

Episode 96: Nic Koziolek discusses the role of belief in reasoning

5/8/2017
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In this episode, Nic Koziolek offers an account of what thought, belief, and reasoning are in terms of what knowledge is.

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 95: Zed Adams discusses the genealogy of color

4/10/2017
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In this episode, Zed Adams argues that philosophers are in an irresolvable debate about whether colors are real because they inherited multiple conflicting conceptions of what color is from previous generations.

Duration:00:33:03

Episode 94: Zsofia Zvolenszky discusses fictional names

3/23/2017
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In this episode, Zsofia Zvolenszky argues that names like 'Harry Potter' or 'Princess Leia' stand for non-concrete human-made artifacts.

Duration:00:36:30

Episode 93: Barry Lam discusses obligations after death

1/30/2017
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In this episode, Barry Lam examines our common assumption that we should prioritize honoring the wishes of dead people.

Duration:00:41:39

Episode 92: Kristie Dotson discusses epistemic oppression

1/14/2017
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In this episode, Kristie Dotson discusses how imbalances in the way we share information with each other reflect broader power imbalances between social groups.

Duration:00:43:57

Episode 91: Paolo Santorio discusses counterfactuals

12/23/2016
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In this episode, Paolo Santorio argues that to explain what statements like 'If A were, then B would be' mean, we need to understand them as statements about causal networks.

Duration:00:35:10

Episode 90: Ásta Sveinsdóttir discusses social construction

11/20/2016
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In this episode, our guest argues that we confer social statuses on each other by treating each other has having different obligations and entitlements.

Duration:00:29:13