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

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 2020-07-07  17m

Nigel Warburton on A Little History of Philosophy

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has recently published a biography of , 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...


 2020-05-30  19m

Philip Goff on Galileo and Consciousness

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 2020-05-09  18m

Elizabeth Anderson on 'Let's Talk'

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


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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 suggests that there might still be room for genuine free will.   


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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...


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James Wilson

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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...


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