Philosophy Podcast

Philosophy Podcast

United States

The Philosopher's Zone is where they congregate, but you'll find philosophers cropping up across RN. Late Night Live's Phillip Adams is fond of talking to them and philosophy, whether natural, moral or metaphysical, is never far away from RN, where your world unfolds.

Episodes

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Talk about a revolution!  

The rise of science was more mess than method; the untold story of a glorious revolution.

Free speech  

Should there be limits to freedom of speech?

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Martha Nussbaum on the limits of anger  

Is anger a sign of moral seriousness or a dangerous slippery slope?

Is love an illusion?  

Love and the philosophy of modern relationships

David Chalmers on Pokémon Go and the future of reality  

How would you like your reality? David Chalmers has some suggestions.

Lesson Plans: Resting on the Ocean Floor  

Lesson two of this radio instructional focuses on the nervous system and guides you to your 'vegetable body' to recuperate, rest and digest.

I’m just not myself  

Buddhist thought holds that at core there is no real self—two philosophers at the junction of east and west, self and mind.

Hilary Putnam  

We mark the passing of Hilary Putnam—and explore some of his key insights.

Justification, not recognition  

As we lurch towards a possible referendum on constitutional recognition, at least one political theorist is asking some deep philosophical questions about what that actually means. The deputy vice-chancellor of research at the University of Sydney, Professor Duncan Ivison says we need to ask how an amendment to the Constitution would establish 'just relations' between Indigenous peoples and the state.

In defence of the foodie  

Susan Wolf counters the criticisms and fends off the antipathy directed towards the foodie.

How to love a less free will  

Free will is on the run—but relax and enjoy a healthy dose of compatibilism.

Tracking in the dark: the sovereign will of Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson  

Aileen Moreton-Robinson has spent her intellectual life exploring racism and power. But it all begins in the bush on Stradbroke Island when her grandfather taught her the skill of tracking. The latest idea to grip her considerable mind is possessive logic and the way it superimposes itself on the land by denying the sovereign will of indigenous people.

Ethics of being a foodie  

Why do we love to deride foodies?

Cicero on growing old  

Growing old is an undeniable fact of life, though for many not a season to look forward to. The famed Roman orator and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero had put his mind to the dilemma two millennia ago, proposing a ten-point self-help plan. But does it still stand up in our fast-paced modern utilitarian world?

Can you trust your memory  

What’s so wrong with the storehouse model of memory?

Plants, philosophy and sentient beings  

What can the plant world teach us about our attitudes towards sentient life?

Charles Taylor  

Since its publication in 2007 Charles Taylor’s magnum opus A Secular Age has gathered great intellectual momentum. His analysis has never been more apt. It was well received to start with—but as the years have rolled on, the changes it charts have only grown in impact and reach in the western world. Charles Taylor revisits the two key things that we need to understand about the unbundled age.

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