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Philosophy For Our Times

Summary: Philosophy for our Times is a free philosophy podcast bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers. We host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas in news, society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.

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Podcasts:

 The case for virtuous virtue signalling | Kwame Anthony Appiah, Crystal Fleming, David Goodhart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:46

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Crystal Fleming and David Goodhart probe the moral maze of public morality.

 Consciousness Beyond Time | Laura Mersini-Houghton, Paul Davies, Craig Callender, Hilary Lawson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:48

Laura Mersini-Houghton, Paul Davies, Hilary Lawson and Craig Callender lock horns over the arrows of time.

 Can wireheading cause real pleasure | Anders Sandberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:05

Anders Sandberg examines the pursuit of pleasure through wireheading.

 Why do we want to be good? | Ece Temelkuran, Alison Milbank, Peter Sjöstedt-H | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:45

Ece Temelkuran, Alison Milbank Peter Sjöstedt-H debate the existence of a secular morality.

 How the universe learns | Rupert Sheldrake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:10

Rupert Sheldrake explains how nature has it's own memory through his theory of Morphic Resonance.

 Necessary lies | Michael Shermer, Hilary Lawson & Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:05

Are all views essentially perspectival?

 Philosophy for emergencies | Santiago Zabala | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:55

Philosopher Santiago Zabala speaks about the danger of living in an age that is virtually absent of emergencies.

 The infidelity of beliefs | Graham Harman, Hilary Lawson, Anandi Hattiangadi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:54

Graham Harman, Hilary Lawson and Anandi Hattiangadi discuss the difference between opinion and truth.

 How dangerous are your beliefs? | George Ellis, Carlo Rovelli, Philip Goff and Shami Chakrabarti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:32

George Ellis, Carlo Rovelli, Philip Goff and Shami Chakrabarti discuss whether faith undermines knowledge.

 Leadership, hypocrisy and power | Joseph J. Ellis, Chris Hirst & Natalie Bennett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:26

Joseph J. Ellis, Chris Hirst & Natalie Bennett discuss leadership and the dangers of absolute power.

 The neuroscience of consciousness | Patricia Churchland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:50

Patricia Churchland takes us on a neurophilosopher's journey into the brain.

 The world beyond what we see | Hilary Lawson, Hannah Dawson and Matthew D'Ancona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:55

Philosopher Hilary Lawson, historian Hannah Dawson, and columnist Matthew D’Ancona debate post-truth.

 Humans and other animals | Ray Tallis, Melanie Challenger, Jamie Blackett and Kay Peggs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:32

Ray Tallis, Melanie Challenger, Jamie Blackett and Kay Peggs debate the hypocrisy of the way we treat animals.

 The philosophy of who we are | Kwame Anthony Appiah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:27

NYU Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah discusses his work on moral philosophy, identity and race.

 Spirituality for the non-religious | Rupert Sheldrake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:47

Rupert Sheldrake asks why so many non-religious people drawn to spiritual journeys and holy places.

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