New(ish) Books

It's summer reading time, so for this month's playlist we're featuring episodes from the archive with authors talking about their (then) new books: Eric Schwitzgebel, author of The Weirdness of the World; Helen de Cruz, author of Wonderstruck: How Wonder and Awe Shape the Way We Think; David Chalmers, author of Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy; Andy Clark, author of The Experience Machine: How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality; and David Edmonds, author of Parfit: A Philosopher and His Mission to Save Morality. On June 9 we're also broadcasting our annual Summer Reading List. This year's episode spotlights new books that take deep dives into TV, film, and popular culture. 

New(ish) Books

Episode Title Guest Related Content

Why Is the World So Weird?

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy, Universityof California Riverside Weird, Wild Stuff

In Awe of Wonder

Helen De Cruz, Danforth Chair in the Humanities, Saint Louis University Wondrous Wonderment

Are We Living in a Simulation?

David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy, New York University Is It Real or Is It Simulated?

The Power of Prediction

Andy Clark, Professor of Cognitive Philosophy, University of Sussex The Brain as Prediction Machine

Derek Parfit and Your Future Self

David Edmonds, Senior Research Associate, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford Parfit and the Selves That Matter