Philosophy Bites podcast

Philosophy Bites

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

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

 

#375

David Edmonds on the Life and Philosophy of Derek Parfit

David Edmonds discusses the life and work of Derek Parfit who died in 2017 in this episode of the Bio Bites strand of Philosophy. David is the author of a recent biography of Parfit. ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:32

10 Apr 2024


#374

Yascha Mounk on the Identity Trap

Yascha Mounk discusses some of the ways in which focussing on gender, racial, and sexual identities can distort political argument and be counterproductive for oppressed minorities.   ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

30 MINS

30:52

10 Apr 2024


#373

Mark Rowe on J.L.Austin

J.L.Austin was the best known exponent of what came to be known as Ordinary Language Philosophy. He was also a war hero. In this episode of the Bio Bites strand of the Philosophy Bites podcast David Edmonds discusses Austin's life and work with his biographer Mark Rowe. ... Read more

14 Mar 2024

22 MINS

22:58

14 Mar 2024


#372

James Klagge on Wittgenstein

In this episode James Klagge discusses the life and times of Ludwig Wittgenstein with David Edmonds. This is part of our mini series on the biographies of philosophers, Bio Bites. ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

20 MINS

20:50

19 Feb 2024


#371

David Chalmers on Technophiloosphy and the Extended Mind

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22 Jan 2024

18 MINS

18:28

22 Jan 2024


#370

Agnes Callard on Sex

What happens when people have sexual desires for one another? [Agnes Callard] (https://philosophy.uchicago.edu/faculty/a-callard) from the University of Chicago discusses sex, eroticism, and much more in conversation with Nigel Warburton.  Not surprisingly, this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast involves mention of sex. ... Read more

27 Nov 2023

17 MINS

17:18

27 Nov 2023


#369

Michael Lamb on Augustine on Hope

Augustine is usually described as a pessimist with a bleak view of human evil and corruption. Michael Lamb thinks that is a simplistic reading. Augustine has interesting things to say about hope as a virtue.    ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

19 MINS

19:06

16 Oct 2023


#368

Seth Lazar on Political Philosophy in the Age of AI

AI has changed our lives already and looks set to have a huge impact. How should we adapt our thinking about political philosophy in the light of this? The philosopher Seth Lazar explores this question in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.  ... Read more

27 Sep 2023

22 MINS

22:29

27 Sep 2023


#367

Hannah Dawson on Mary Wollstonecraft

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews Hannah Dawson (editor of The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing) on Mary Wollstonecraft and her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). ... Read more

27 Sep 2023

20 MINS

20:34

27 Sep 2023


#366

Scott Hershovitz on Law and Morality

What is the relationship between law and morality? How do they differ? Scott Hershovitz discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.  ... Read more

16 Aug 2023

26 MINS

26:34

16 Aug 2023


#365

Carissa Veliz on Digital Ethics

Digital ethics is a new field. But what is it, what is its scope? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast <a href= "https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/people/carissa-veliz">Carissa Véliz</a>, author of Privacy is Power and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics, discusses these topics with Nigel Warburton. Philosophy Bites is brought to you by the team of David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. We've been running since 2007.   ... Read more

20 Jun 2023

23 MINS

23:17

20 Jun 2023


#364

Theron Pummer on the Rules of Rescue

You might not have an obligation to risk your life saving other people, but if you do, you should go for saving the greatest number. That's more or less what Theon Pummer believes. Listen to him discussing the morality of rescue with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast   ... Read more

08 May 2023

23 MINS

23:00

08 May 2023


#363

William MacAskill on Longtermism

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast David Edmonds interviews Will MacAskill on the controversial idea that we ought to give the interests of future people substantial weight when deciding what we ought to do now.    ... Read more

09 Mar 2023

22 MINS

22:23

09 Mar 2023


#362

Kieran Setiya on Loneliness

What is loneliness and why is it harmful? How does it differ from just being on your own? In the latest episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Kieran Setiya discusses this important topic with Nigel Warburton.     ... Read more

09 Mar 2023

18 MINS

18:31

09 Mar 2023


#361

Edith Hall on Aristotle's Way

How should we live? This is the basic question for all of us. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Edith Hall, author of the book Aristotle's Way, gives a sympathetic answer to Aristotle's take on this question.  ... Read more

27 Nov 2022

17 MINS

17:14

27 Nov 2022