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Philosophy Bites

Philosophy Bites

Edmonds and Warburton

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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com

Latest Episodes

Liam Bright on Verificationism

Verificationists believe that every meaningful statement is either true by definition or else empirically verifiable (or falsifiable). Anything which fails to pass this two-pronged test for meaningfulness is neither true nor false, but literally meaningless. Liam Bright discusses Verificationism and its links with the Vienna Circle with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

27 min6 d ago
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Liam Bright on Verificationism

David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

For this special episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (produced under lockdown) Nigel Warburton interviews David Edmonds about his bestselling book, written with David Edinow, Wittgenstein's Poker.It focuses on a heated argument between the two great Viennese philosophers Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the differing accounts that were give of it by those who were there.

17 minJUL 7
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David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

For this first of two special lockdown episodes of Philosophy Bites we interviewed each other. Here David Edmonds interviews Nigel Warburton about his bestseller A Little History of Philosophy. In the companion episode Nigel interviews David about his bestseller Wittgenstein's Poker.

15 minJUN 25
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Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Cheryl Misak has recently published a biography of F.P. Ramsey, the great Cambridge thinker who died at the age of only 26, but who nevertheless made a significant impact in several different fields including philosophy, mathematics, and economics. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses Ramsey's interactions with Wittgenstein. The two thinkers had very different personal styles and their philosophies reflect this.

19 minMAY 31
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Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

Philip Goff discusses some of Galileo's insights into the nature of matter. He then goes on to discuss his own view about consciousness, panpsychism. Goff believes that matter is conscious at some level.

18 minMAY 10
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Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, recorded before the Covid-19 lockdowns, the political philosopher Elizabeth Anderson explains why we need to be prepared to talk more, even with people with whom we strongly disagree.

20 minAPR 20
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Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

Christian List on Free Will

What is free will? Do we have it? These are difficult questions. Neuroscience seems to point in the direction of determinism. But Christian List suggests that there might still be room for genuine free will.

23 minFEB 5
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Christian List on Free Will

Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes that their work may still be worth studying. They usually have had good reasons for what they concluded. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses several wildly implausible metaphysical theories with Nigel Warburton. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon donors.

19 min2019 OCT 21
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Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

James Wilson on Real World Ethics

Are thought experiments the best way of doing practical ethics? Not according to James Wilson. He thinks we need the rich detail of real cases or complex imaginary cases not a simplified version of reality to make sense of the moral problems we face. We are grateful for support for this episode from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our supporters on Patreon.

20 min2019 SEP 22
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James Wilson on Real World Ethics

Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Kate Kirkpatrick, author of a new biography of Beauvoir, Becoming Beauvoir, discusses the relationship between the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir is often portrayed as applying Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism to the condition of women. Is this a fair assessment? We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation.

17 min2019 JUL 8
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Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

Latest Episodes

Liam Bright on Verificationism

Verificationists believe that every meaningful statement is either true by definition or else empirically verifiable (or falsifiable). Anything which fails to pass this two-pronged test for meaningfulness is neither true nor false, but literally meaningless. Liam Bright discusses Verificationism and its links with the Vienna Circle with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

27 min6 d ago
Comments
Liam Bright on Verificationism

David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

For this special episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (produced under lockdown) Nigel Warburton interviews David Edmonds about his bestselling book, written with David Edinow, Wittgenstein's Poker.It focuses on a heated argument between the two great Viennese philosophers Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the differing accounts that were give of it by those who were there.

17 minJUL 7
Comments
David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

For this first of two special lockdown episodes of Philosophy Bites we interviewed each other. Here David Edmonds interviews Nigel Warburton about his bestseller A Little History of Philosophy. In the companion episode Nigel interviews David about his bestseller Wittgenstein's Poker.

15 minJUN 25
Comments
Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Cheryl Misak has recently published a biography of F.P. Ramsey, the great Cambridge thinker who died at the age of only 26, but who nevertheless made a significant impact in several different fields including philosophy, mathematics, and economics. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses Ramsey's interactions with Wittgenstein. The two thinkers had very different personal styles and their philosophies reflect this.

19 minMAY 31
Comments
Cheryl Misak on Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

Philip Goff discusses some of Galileo's insights into the nature of matter. He then goes on to discuss his own view about consciousness, panpsychism. Goff believes that matter is conscious at some level.

18 minMAY 10
Comments
Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, recorded before the Covid-19 lockdowns, the political philosopher Elizabeth Anderson explains why we need to be prepared to talk more, even with people with whom we strongly disagree.

20 minAPR 20
Comments
Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

Christian List on Free Will

What is free will? Do we have it? These are difficult questions. Neuroscience seems to point in the direction of determinism. But Christian List suggests that there might still be room for genuine free will.

23 minFEB 5
Comments
Christian List on Free Will

Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

Some philosophers have drawn very strange conclusions about the nature of reality. Despite this Emily Thomas believes that their work may still be worth studying. They usually have had good reasons for what they concluded. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast she discusses several wildly implausible metaphysical theories with Nigel Warburton. We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our Patreon donors.

19 min2019 OCT 21
Comments
Emily Thomas on Wildly Implausible Metaphysics

James Wilson on Real World Ethics

Are thought experiments the best way of doing practical ethics? Not according to James Wilson. He thinks we need the rich detail of real cases or complex imaginary cases not a simplified version of reality to make sense of the moral problems we face. We are grateful for support for this episode from the Marc Sanders Foundation and from our supporters on Patreon.

20 min2019 SEP 22
Comments
James Wilson on Real World Ethics

Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Kate Kirkpatrick, author of a new biography of Beauvoir, Becoming Beauvoir, discusses the relationship between the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir is often portrayed as applying Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism to the condition of women. Is this a fair assessment? We are grateful for support from the Marc Sanders Foundation.

17 min2019 JUL 8
Comments
Kate Kirkpatrick on the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir

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