Rank #1: Keith Frankish on the Hard Problem and the Illusion of Qualia
Keith Frankish discusses consciousness, subjective experience and the brain in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Oct 11 2014
Rank #2: Christopher Janaway on Nietzsche on Morality
Sep 28 2008
Rank #3: Alain de Botton on Atheism 2.0
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
Rank #4: Robert Wright on Why Buddhism is True
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.
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May 07 2018
Rank #5: Aaron Ridley on Nietzsche on Art and Truth
Aug 16 2008
Rank #6: Graham Priest on Buddhism and Philosophy
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
Rank #7: Jonathan Wolff on John Rawls' A Theory of Justice
John Rawls' A Theory of Justice is probably the most important work of political philosophy of the 20th Century. In this Philosophy Bites podcast Jonathan Wolff outlines the key features of that book and explores some of its limitations.
Feb 28 2010
Rank #8: Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting
Aug 18 2012
Rank #9: Anil Seth on the Real Problem of Consciousness
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
Rank #10: Thomas Pink on Free Will
Mar 09 2008
Rank #11: Adrian Moore on Kant's Metaphysics
Sep 14 2008
Rank #12: Tzvetan Todorov on the Englightenment Today
Jan 10 2010
Rank #14: Robert Stern on Hegel on Dialectic
Hegel's philosophy is notoriously difficult to grasp. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Robert Stern gives a lucid account of Hegel's notion of dialectic, the fundamental methodology in his philosophy. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
Apr 25 2010
Rank #15: Terence Irwin on Aristotle's Ethics
Apr 04 2009
Rank #16: Roger Scruton on Human Nature
Aug 29 2017
Rank #17: Paul Boghossian on Moral Relativism
Are moral judgements simply relative to culture? Are moral relativists in the grip of a fundamental confusion, or is that just the view of a philosophical subculture? Paul Boghossian suggests that moral relativism is an untenable position in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
Oct 23 2011
Rank #18: Peter Singer on the Life You Can Save
If you saw a child drowning in a shallow pond would you save that child? If you would, why don't you give the small amount of money necessary to save a child from starvation or disease in parts of Africa? Peter Singer argues that the differences between the two cases are not as great as they first appear in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy - http://www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk
Aug 15 2010
Rank #19: Kit Fine on What is Metaphysics?http
Metaphysics is the philosophical study of reality. But what does that mean in pratice, and what are the limits of what it can reveal? Kit Fine addresses the question 'What is Metaphysics?' in discussion with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.
Jan 01 2012
Rank #20: Sebastian Gardner on Sartre on Bad Faith
Feb 20 2009