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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (The Open University) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. A book based on the series has recently been published by Oxford University Press. The Philosophy Bites podcast is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (The Open University) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. A book based on the series has recently been published by Oxford University Press. The Philosophy Bites podcast is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
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London, United Kingdom

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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (The Open University) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. A book based on the series has recently been published by Oxford University Press. The Philosophy Bites podcast is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

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Episodes

Philip Pettit on Robustly Demanding Goods

12/10/2017
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What is a robustly demanding good, and what has that got to do with friendship and love? Find out in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast in which Nigel Warburton interviews Princeton Professor Philip Pettit about this topic.

Duration: 00:18:27


Katalin Farkas on Knowing a Person

11/6/2017
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Philosophers talk about 'knowing how' and 'knowing what'. But what is involved in knowing a person? Katalin Farkas discusses this question with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

Duration: 00:13:57


Roger Scruton on Human Nature

8/29/2017
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Are human beings fundamentally different from the rest of the animal world? Can what we essentially are be captured in a biological or evolutionary description? Roger Scruton discusses the nature of human nature with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

Duration: 00:18:02


Anil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness

7/19/2017
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The Hard Problem of consciousness is the difficulty of reconciling experience with materialism. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, in conversation with Nigel Warburton, Anil Seth, a neuroscientist, explains his alternative approach to consciousness,which he labels the 'Real Problem. Anil is a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow.

Duration: 00:23:07


Michael Puett on Ritual in Chinese Philosophy

6/26/2017
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Why does apparently trivial ritual play such an important part in some ancient Chinese philosophy? Michael Puett, co-author of The Path, explains in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examining Ethics on iTunes or listen to episodes at ExaminingEthics.Org

Duration: 00:20:04


Aaron Meskin on the Definition of Art

5/30/2017
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What is Art? That's not an easy question to answer. Some philosophers even think it can't be answered. Aaron Meskin discusses this question on this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.

Duration: 00:17:04


Shelly Kagan on Death and Deprivation

4/18/2017
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The process of dying can be horrible for many, but is there anything bad about death itself? The obvious answer is that deprives us of something that we might otherwise have experienced. But that leads to further philosophical issues...Shelly Kagan discusses some of these with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

Duration: 00:23:56


Elisabeth Schellekens Dammann on Disagreement About Taste

4/18/2017
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We certainly disagree about aesthetic judgments in a range of cases. But is anyone right? Is there no disputing about taste? Are all tastes equal? Elisabeth Schellekens Damman discusses disagreement about taste in this episode of Aesthetics Bites. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration betwen the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.

Duration: 00:20:37


Andy Clark on The Extended Mind

3/18/2017
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Andy Clark, who with David Chalmers proposed the theory of the extended mind, explains what he means by this idea in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

Duration: 00:18:05


Stephen Davies on Art and Evolution

3/1/2017
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Why do we have art at all? There must be some evolutionary explanation. In this episode of the Aesthetics Bites podcast series, Stephen Davies discusses some of the evolutionary theories about where art came from in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Aesthetics Bites is a podcast series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British Society of...

Duration: 00:13:16


Eileen John on Art and Morality

3/1/2017
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In this episode of Aesthetics Bites, Eileen John discusses some of the ways that art explores moral questions. Nigel Warburton is the interviewer. Aesthetics Bites is a series of interviews with top thinkers in the philosophy of art. It is a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites and is made possible by a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.

Duration: 00:15:33


Chris Frith on The Point of Consciousness

2/3/2017
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Why do we have consciousness at all? Neuroscientist Chris Frith discusses this question with Nigel Warburton in this episode of Mind Bites which is part of a series made in association with Philosophy Bites for Nick Shea's AHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project.

Duration: 00:16:09


Keith Frankish on Conscious Thought

1/14/2017
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One distinctive feature of human beings is that we can represent aspects of the world to ourselves, and also counterfactual situations. We do this through our conscious thoughts. Keith Frankish discusses this phenomenon in this episode of Mind Bites, which was made as part of Nicholas Shea's ASHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project.

Duration: 00:11:58


Amia Srinivasan on What is a Woman?

1/1/2017
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'What is a woman?' may seem a straightforward question, but it isn't. Feminist philosophers from Simone de Beauvoir onwards have had a great deal to say on this topic. Amia Srinivasan gives a lucid introduction to some of the key positions in this debate in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. She is talking to Nigel Warburton.

Duration: 00:19:45


Kate Jeffery on Concepts and Representation

12/5/2016
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Neuroscientist Kate Jeffery discusses how the brain represents the world. This episode is is part of a short series Mind Bites made in association with Nicholas Shea's AHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project. That website is open for comments and discussion of the topic of this podcast.

Duration: 00:16:25


Anthony Gottlieb on Pierre Bayle

12/2/2016
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Pierre Bayle was one of the best-known philosophers in the Eighteenth Century, but his work is now rarely studied. Anthony Gottlieb, author of The Dream of Enlightenment, argues that he should be better known, particularly his work on toleration and on scepticism.

Duration: 00:15:01


Kathleen Stock on Fiction and the Emotions

11/12/2016
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How should we understand the emotions that readers feel about fictional characters? Kathleen Stock discusses this question with Nigel Warburton in this, the second episode of Aesthetics Bites, a collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and Philosophy Bites, made possibly by a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics.

Duration: 00:17:29


David Miller on Immigration

11/12/2016
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Immigration is one of the major, and most contentious, political issues of our day. Can philosophy help here? David Miller thinks so. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he speaks to David Edmonds about border controls and their justification.

Duration: 00:20:59


Sophie Scott on the Meaning of Laughter

10/11/2016
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What is laughter? What roles does it serve? Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist, discusses this serious question with Nigel Warburton for this episode of Mind Bites, a series made in association with Philosophy Bites as part of Nicholas Shea's AHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project

Duration: 00:20:18


Peter Godfrey-Smith on Mental Representations

10/3/2016
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Do we map the world in our minds? Does that imply that we have a little inner map-reader in our heads interpreting mental representations? Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode is is part of a short series Mind Bites made in association with Nicholas Shea's AHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project.

Duration: 00:19:03

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