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Podcasts from, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.

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The Mental Universe Debate

Jun 29 • 56:24
Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now (and author of The Metarevolution) is joined by members of London philosophy groups Philosophy For All and the Philosophical Society of England to debate an argument advanced by PFA member Kieran Quill that according to quantum mechanics the universe is mental in nature. Join us to hear the fallout. First broadcast on 29 June 2014 on Reson...

The Linguistic Wizardry of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jun 22 • 56:33

Philosophy, Lies and Politics

Jun 15 • 58:11
Might Nietzsche be right, claiming that lying is “a condition of life?” – Or Kant, arguing that lying means annihilating human dignity? Is it ever acceptable for governments to lie to the public or for individuals to lie to the government? Anja Steinbauer is joined by politician and philosopher Shahrar Ali and moral philosopher Piers Benn to discuss whether lying can be a ...

Beyond Right and Wrong

Jun 8 • 54:37
What is meta-ethics? How does meta-ethics differ from ethics, and what does it tell us about ethics? Why is it important for how we should live our lives? Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and his guests Edward Harcourt from Keble College, Oxford, and Richard Rowland from the University of Warwick, to find the answers to these questions and more. First broadcast on 8 ...

The Hidden World of Immanuel Kant

Jun 1 • 56:13

How Come Consciousness?

May 25 • 57:01

Buddhist Philosophy

May 18 • 57:00

Impressions of David Hume

May 11 • 57:22

In Defence of Wonder

May 31 • 58:07

Philosophy and Literature

Mar 27 • 50:31
Both philosophy and literature represent the world and reflect on it. They are clearly different, yet converge, overlap and relate to one another in various ways. Can anything be gained philosophically by examining literature? Conversely, does it add to our understanding of literature to look at it from a philosophical point of view? Anja Steinbauer, President of Philosoph...

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