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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

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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

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Nigel and David have been quietly plugging away at what I consider one of the finest examples of the potential of podcasting. They are exquisite interviewers, and deserve the world for their devotion over the years to this exceptional labor of love. Thank you for making this, and thank you for continuing to advance human understanding.

The best philosophy podcast

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This is the best podcast on philosophy I’ve listened to. It presents complex topics in discussions with experts but in a tone and method that is accessible to the non-philosopher.

iTunes Ratings

1103 Ratings
Average Ratings
688
352
28
17
18

Thank you!

By ahdrbdrhgce - Jul 23 2019
Read more
Nigel and David have been quietly plugging away at what I consider one of the finest examples of the potential of podcasting. They are exquisite interviewers, and deserve the world for their devotion over the years to this exceptional labor of love. Thank you for making this, and thank you for continuing to advance human understanding.

The best philosophy podcast

By gopalbh - Dec 09 2018
Read more
This is the best podcast on philosophy I’ve listened to. It presents complex topics in discussions with experts but in a tone and method that is accessible to the non-philosopher.
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Philosophy Bites

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Rank #142 in Arts category

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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

Rank #1: Keith Frankish on the Hard Problem and the Illusion of Qualia

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Keith Frankish discusses consciousness, subjective experience and the brain in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

Oct 11 2014
15 mins
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Rank #2: Thomas Pink on Free Will

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We often blame people for what they do or fail to do. But that implies that they were free to choose whether or not to act in the way they did. At the same time science seems to reveal prior causes of all our actions. There seems little or no room for free will.  In this episode of Philosophy Bites Thomas Pink, author of Free Will: A Very Short Introduction, discusses the Free Will Problem and outlines his own approach to it.
Mar 09 2008
18 mins
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Rank #3: Jonathan Wolff on Marx on Alienation

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Karl Marx's theory of alienated labour is the topic of this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Jonathan Wolff, author of Why Read Marx Today? explains what Marx meant by alienation. He also sheds light on Marx's controversial description of what non-alienated labour would be like.
May 11 2008
15 mins
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Rank #4: Christopher Janaway on Nietzsche on Morality

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Friedrich Nietzsche's The Genealogy of Morality provides a radical view of the origins of our values. Nigel Warburton interviews Christopher Janaway about this important book in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Sep 28 2008
14 mins
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Rank #5: Peter Millican on Hume's Significance

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David Hume is probably the greatest English-speaking philosopher to date. In this interview for Philosophy Bites. Peter Millican, a Hume specialist, explains why his philosophy was so important.
Apr 13 2008
14 mins
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Rank #6: Robert Wright on Why Buddhism is True

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Robert Wright believes that there are a number of key tenets of Buddhism which are both compatible with present day evolutionary theory, and accurate about our relationship with the world and with our own minds. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses Buddhism, reality, and the mind, with interviewer Nigel Warburton. 

We are very grateful for support for this episode from the Marc Sanders Foundation

We are also grateful for the continuing support we receive from donations on Patreon and Paypal.

May 07 2018
19 mins
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Rank #7: Graham Priest on Buddhism and Philosophy

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What is the nature of the self? What is reality? How should we live? These are fundamental philosophical questions. Graham Priest discusses how such questions have been discussed in the Buddhist tradition for this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

Oct 13 2015
17 mins
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Rank #8: Peter Singer on Human Use of Animals

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In this bonus episode produced in association with the Open University as part of the Ethics Bites series, Peter Singer, perhaps the world's best known living philosopher, discusses how we treat animals. A transcript of this episode is available from www.open2.net/ethicsbites/
May 08 2008
16 mins
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Rank #9: Alain de Botton on Atheism 2.0

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Some atheists despise religion and ridicule it as absurd. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Alain de Botton, author of Religion for Atheists, takes a more pragmatic line, arguing that atheists can learn a great deal from religion. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

Jan 16 2012
15 mins
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Rank #10: Nick Bostrom on the Simulation Argument

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Could you be part of a computer simulation of reality? Sounds unlikely, doesn't it. But Nick Bostrom might make you think again about this. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses the Simulation Argument. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

Aug 14 2011
14 mins
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Rank #11: Anil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness

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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

Jul 19 2017
23 mins
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Rank #12: Anthony Kenny on Aquinas' Ethics

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Thomas Aquinas, the thirteenth century Dominican is the subject of this episode of Philosophy Bites. Anthony Kenny explains the key features of Aquinas'  ethics in conversation with Nigel Warburton.
May 18 2008
14 mins
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Rank #13: Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting

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What is free will and why should we care about it? Daniel C. Dennett addresses these questions in a wide-ranging Philosophy Bites interview with Nigel Warburton. Philosophy Bites is made in association with The Institute of Philosophy.

Aug 18 2012
15 mins
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Rank #14: Aaron Ridley on Nietzsche on Art and Truth

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Friedrich Nietzsche's ideas about art and truth run through much of his philosophical writing, but are most apparent in his first book, The Birth of Tragedy. In this episode of Philosophy Bites Nigel Warburton interviews Aaron Ridley about this topic.
Aug 16 2008
15 mins
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Rank #15: Richard Reeves on Mill's On Liberty

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In this episode of Philosophy Bites Richard Reeves, author of a recent biography of John Stuart Mill sheds light on Mill's classic defence of individual freedom, On Liberty.
Apr 27 2008
13 mins
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Rank #16: Alison Gopnik on the Imagination

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What role does imagination play in our lives? Why do we have an imagination at all? Alison Gopnik investigates these questions in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

Jun 17 2011
15 mins
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Rank #17: Jesse Prinz on Is Everything Socially Constructed?

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To what degree is reality something created by us? Jesse Prinz explores this fascinating question in conversation with Nigel Warburton

Sep 27 2015
20 mins
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Rank #18: Robert Rowland Smith on Derrida on Forgiveness

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Jacques Derrida, father of deconstructionism, divided philosophers. For some he was a genius; for others a charlatan. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites Robert Rowland Smith defends Derrida's views about the concept of forgiveness.
Jun 22 2008
12 mins
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Rank #19: Melissa Lane on Plato and Totalitarianism

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Was Plato's ideal state a totalitarian one? Karl Popper, thought so, and made his case in The Open Society and Its Enemies. Melissa Lane, author of Plato's Progeny, reassesses Popper's critique of Plato in this episode of Philosophy Bites.
Mar 16 2008
18 mins
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Rank #20: Simon May on Love

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Can love be defined? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Simon May, author of a recent book on the topic, argues that there's more in common between different kinds of love than many people realise. 

Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy

May 07 2011
15 mins
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