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Podcast Profile: Conversations at the Center

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7 episodes
2024
Median: 29 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The mission of the Center for Philosophy of Science is to foster the development of the best, new work in philosophy of science. In so far as the flourishing of philosophy of science internationally will generate more of the best work in philosophy of science, The Center seeks to propagate an understanding of the methods and achievements of this work to a broader academic audience.
This podcast is to promote our work, as well as the work of our visiting fellows and guests of the Center.
All music has been obtained through a paid license on motionarray.com


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy of science • Interviews with distinguished professors and fellows • Topics: relativity, quantum theory, biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy of medicine • Conferences and upcoming programs

"Conversations at the Center" is a podcast produced by the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Hosted by Edouard Machery, the show's mission is to promote the advancements in philosophy of science by highlighting the research and achievements of its visiting fellows, guests, and other distinguished academics in the field. This podcast provides a platform for in-depth discussions on various topics within the realm of philosophy of science, making it a valuable resource for both the academic community and those with a keen interest in the discipline.

Each episode features Edouard Machery engaging with different experts who discuss their current research, professional insights, and philosophical inquiries. Topics commonly revolve around specialized areas of philosophy, including the philosophy of biology, the history and philosophy of physics, and cognitive science. The podcast explores complex themes such as relativity, quantum theory, statistical physics, attention, perception, and the philosophical underpinnings of scientific theories. This breadth of focus illustrates a commitment to understanding not only the theories themselves but also the historical and epistemological contexts in which they develop.

An interesting aspect of the podcast is its attention to the intersection between philosophy and cognitive science, as illustrated by episodes discussing attention and schizophrenia. Another recurring theme is the detailed examination of significant historical figures and scientific milestones, particularly the contributions of Albert Einstein to the field of relativity. The podcast also takes time to shed light on various programs and conferences hosted by the Center, such as the Pittsburgh Summer Program and the conference on Revitalizing Science and Values, providing listeners with opportunities to engage further with the community.

Overall, "Conversations at the Center" delivers thoughtful and scholarly content that delves into both specific research areas and broader philosophical debates, making it a rich source of information and reflection for anyone captivated by the philosophy of science.


Episodes:
Episode Image Conversations at the Center with Edouard Machery and John Norton: Focus on PSP
2024-Jul-02
35 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery & Wayne Wu
2024-May-31
29 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery and John Norton
2024-May-17
29 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery and Alison McConwell
2024-Apr-30
25 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery and Jacob Stegenga
2024-Apr-17
30 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery & Sandra Mitchell
2024-Apr-03
30 minutes
Episode Image Conversations at the Center: Edouard Machery & Arnon Levy
2024-Mar-20
28 minutes