#6 Dean McHugh - Paradoxes
Dean McHugh and Max geek out on paradoxes. Dean is currently working on finding the general principles behind different philosophical paradoxes. Max studied different paradoxes in the past and is currently writing a popular philosophical book on how you can apply paradoxes to solve problems in your everyday life. This episode ends with complete disagreement about the solution for Newcomb's paradox. Dean studied philosophy and English literature in Dublin (Ireland) and is currently a...
#5 Victor Delage - Mathematics Broadly
Victor Delage discusses mathematics and its manifold relations to the world. He speaks about homotopy, physics, politics and the mindset of a mathematician. Victor Delage studied mathematics and physics in classe prépa and mathematics and computer science at the ENS Rennes. He is currently doing the Logic year at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
#4 Miquel Forteza Moll - The Mission Of University
Miquel Forteza Moll discusses his award-winning essay ‘The mission of University’. He explains that the current challenges for universities can only be understood, let alone solved, by understanding the human face of the university and the core values on which it is founded. Miquel studied philosophy and argumentation science at the autonomous university of Madrid, Spain, and currently studies logic at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam. His essay ‘The mission...
#3 Isa Steinecker - Illusions
Isa Steinecker studied cognitive sciences in Osnabrück, Germany. She is primarily interested in somatosensory illusions, such as the alien hand syndrome, and cognitive illusions and biases. We discuss how illusions can inform us about the limits of human reasoning and perception and the extent to which this influences fields such as marketing, medicine and philosophy. Here are some amusing video's of the illusions discussed in this podcast: - Wordsoup illusion(what words do you hear?):...
#2 Saul & Robert on what's fun about mathematics
Saul Fernandez and Robert Passman studied mathematics in Oviedo, Spain and Bonn, Germany respectively. They help me answer the question 'What is fun about mathematics?'. Their passion is sure to sway the opinion of anyone who might have thought this question had no answer.