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Clare Chambers on the Unmodified Body

We all make some modifications to our bodies. But often this is in response to social pressures....

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Peter Singer on Consequentialism

Peter Singer is probably the most famous living philosopher. He recently won the million-dollar...

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Cecile Fabre on the Ethics of Spying

Spying raises many ethical issues, but these are rarely discussed - at least by philosophers....

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Ro Khanna on Digital Dignity

In this digital age, how can we organise society and the public sphere in ways that will preserve...

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Benjamin Lipscomb on 4 Women Philosophers

In Oxford during the Second World War four women philosophers came to prominence. Elizabeth...

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Paul Bloom on Psychological Hedonism,

Do we seek pleasure and avoid pain? The moral psychologist Paul Bloom believes psychological...

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Myisha Cherry on Rage

Stoic philosophers described anger as a temporary madness and argued that we should eliminate it...

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Agnes Callard on Complaint

We all do it. But is there anything philosophically interesting about complaining? Agnes Callard...

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Arash Abizadeh on Thomas Hobbes' Ethics

Thomas Hobbes is best known as author of Leviathan which is usually read today for its theory of...

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Steven Nadler on Spinoza on Free Speech

Spinoza was famously heretical in his views. No surprise then that he defended free expression....

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Suki Finn on the Metaphysics of Nothing

What is the status of something that is an absence, like a hole? Suki Finn explores the...

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Peter Salmon on Derrida on Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida was a controversial philosopher whose writing could be fiendishly difficult to...

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David Bather Woods on Schopenhauer on Compassion

Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for the deep pessimism of his book The World as Will and...

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Samantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on Pluralism

Hannah Arendt's experience of the Eichmann trial in 1961 led her to reflect on the nature of...

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David Edmonds on Undercover Robot

David Edmonds has co-authored a children's book, Undercover Robot. Here in this bonus episode...

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Steven Nadler on Spinoza on Death

Baruch Spinoza was perhaps most famous for his equation of God with Nature - a view that his...

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Kate Manne on Misogyny and Male Entitlement

In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Cornell philosopher Kate Manne discusses the...

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Liam Bright on Verificationism

Verificationists believe that every meaningful statement is either true by definition or else...

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David Edmonds on Wittgenstein's Poker

For this special episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (produced under lockdown) Nigel...

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Nigel Warburton on his A Little History of Philosophy

For this first of two special lockdown episodes of Philosophy Bites we interviewed each other....

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