Antonia Peacocke is currently a Bersoff Faculty Fellow in the Philosophy Department at New York University and is looking forward to joining the Philosophy Department at Stanford in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. She writes about philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and aesthetics—especially as they relate to literature and poetry. Recently she has written about special first-personal knowledge, the nature of aesthetic value, and how mental actions can have several contents at once. She writes short stories as well as philosophy.
November 11th is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK, and Armistice Day in many countries, so we thought it appropriate for this month's playlist to feature philosophical conversations about the military and the ethics of warfare. Our esteemed guests for these episodes include the likes of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy and renowned cultural critic Judith Butler, so click the military patches above to embark on this month's listening spree!
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Summer is in full swing, but most major league sports are not, so we thought you might enjoy filling the void by listening to philosophical discussions about athletics! Click Plato and Socrates above for free-streaming past episodes discussing sports like baseball and basketball, athletes, and athletics in general.
Why do many of us assume that Buddhism and science are polar opposites—that Buddhist teachings are so paradoxical and mysterious they are not even meant to be understood? Is it possible instead that the teachings of Buddhism actually predate certain scientific conclusions the West is just now discovering?
Our Host Emeritus, John Perry, wrote limericks for many of our episodes during our first 13 years. Some of them were read on the air, though many of them were not... and with good reason! Channeling John's poetic enthusiasm, click on the earbuds above for a brand new verse and an important message from the Philosophy Talk team.
Philosopher Simon Critchley offers his take on continental philosophy and some of its biggest hits. He discusses how the continental approach to philosophy is more practically relevant to lived experience and, interestingly, more aware of its history.
Do we have too much democratic politics in this country? What are the consequences of living in a society in which your every action has a political connotation? Philosopher Robert Talisse argues that there is such a thing as too much democracy.
Watch this classic, must-see debate between two of the most prominent intellectuals of the 20th century: Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. The hour-long debate traverses a broad intellectual course—from human nature and objective truth to Marxism and the value of justice.