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Podcast Profile: Moral Sciences Club

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147 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 43 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Recordings of talks at the Faculty of Philosophy Moral Sciences Club.


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

➤ Ethics • Epistemic normativity • Kantian philosophy • Moral theories • Social power • Inductive and abductive reasoning • Aesthetics • Consequentialism critique • Feminism • Free will • Skepticism about empiricism

The "Moral Sciences Club" podcast features recordings of talks presented at the Faculty of Philosophy's distinguished Moral Sciences Club. This podcast delves into a wide spectrum of philosophical discussions, encapsulating both contemporary and classical topics. The episodes routinely explore themes such as ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind and language. A notable characteristic of the content is its engagement with complex and often contentious issues, reflecting the intellectual rigor and depth typical of academic philosophical discourse.

Listeners can expect explorations of ethical dilemmas and the moral implications of various policies and actions, with frequent examinations of autonomy, normativity, and responsibility. There is a recurring focus on epistemic questions, including the nature of knowledge, epistemic autonomy, and the criteria for rational belief formation. The podcast also addresses fundamental metaphysical inquiries, such as the nature of abstract objects, the structure of reality, and the ontological status of concepts like power and identity.

The series frequently revisits classical philosophical issues through modern lenses, discussing works and ideas from eminent philosophers like Kant, Plato, and Aristotle while integrating contemporary perspectives. Issues in social ontology, particularly concerning social power and collective responsibility, are another prominent area of exploration, reflecting an interest in how philosophical concepts apply to social and political structures.

Additionally, listeners will encounter examinations of philosophical methodologies, such as abductive reasoning and its applications, as well as critiques of empirical approaches. The discussions often bridge philosophy with other disciplines, addressing philosophical questions in mathematics, morality, and aesthetics. Overall, this podcast offers a rich trove of philosophical inquiry, designed to provoke thought and foster deep understanding of a wide array of philosophical concerns.


Episodes:
Episode Image 'Tu Quoque': on the ethics of inconsistency, double standards and hypocrisy in economic foreign policy
2017-Jan-31
49 minutes
Episode Image A Defence of Kantian Epistemic Autonomy
2024-May-20
38 minutes
Episode Image A Plea for Dispositional Essentialism
2015-Jan-30
39 minutes
Episode Image Abduction: The Glory and Scandal of Philosophy?
2024-Jan-18
47 minutes
Episode Image Abductive Immodesty in Mathematics and Morality
2018-Feb-08
35 minutes
Episode Image Against Collective Responsibility
2016-Nov-24
45 minutes
Episode Image Against Empiricism
2021-Feb-24
53 minutes
Episode Image Against Frontloading
2016-Jan-20
47 minutes
Episode Image Against high-level features in visual phenomenology
2018-Feb-01
36 minutes
Episode Image Against the Standard Solution to the Grandfather Paradox
2018-Nov-01
34 minutes
Episode Image Agency and Genius
2019-Nov-12
43 minutes
Episode Image Antiporn Feminism Reconceived
2017-Mar-08
44 minutes
Episode Image Armchair Knowledge: Some Kantian Reflections
2023-Feb-11
49 minutes
Episode Image Artefacts of representational choices
2024-Jan-25
35 minutes
Episode Image Beauty and power: response-dependence in aesthetic properties
2016-May-06
50 minutes
Episode Image Begging to Differ With Similarity Accounts of Counterfactuals
2015-May-20
46 minutes
Episode Image Belief, Affect, and Reliance
2018-Jul-02
48 minutes
Episode Image Beyond consequentialization: How to represent moral theories in a canonical form
2017-Nov-02
57 minutes
Episode Image Beyond Derogation and Offense: Coarseness
2024-May-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Biased Information
2016-Nov-01
45 minutes
Episode Image Biting the Bullet in Non-Identity Cases
2016-Jan-27
41 minutes
Episode Image Can Art Lie?
2017-Feb-23
42 minutes
Episode Image Carnap’s Defence of Abstract Objects
2019-Nov-05
39 minutes
Episode Image Catastrophic Risk and the Complaints of Future People
2022-Mar-12
46 minutes
Episode Image Choosing between Faith and Heresy
2019-Oct-29
47 minutes
Episode Image Choosing for Changing Selves
2018-Oct-11
46 minutes
Episode Image Conditional Consent
2019-Mar-14
36 minutes
Episode Image De Se Preferences and Epistemic Deference
2017-May-25
42 minutes
Episode Image Decolonizing Universalism: Transnational Feminisms and Political Philosophy
2018-May-17
37 minutes
Episode Image Defining Social Power
2024-Mar-14
34 minutes
Episode Image Degrees of Free Wil
2018-Oct-25
46 minutes
Episode Image Delusion and Identity
2020-Dec-03
37 minutes
Episode Image Dialectic in Alexander of Aphrodisias' Treatises on Fate and Providence
2017-Mar-15
42 minutes
Episode Image Does fictionalism rest on a mistake?
2015-Feb-05
43 minutes
Episode Image Doing the most good: moral options and optimisation
2017-Oct-12
48 minutes
Episode Image Empathy and Feeling the Emotions of Others
2022-May-23
45 minutes
Episode Image Epistemic normativity in Kant’s “Second Analogy”
2017-Nov-16
47 minutes
Episode Image Epistemic Norms for Search Engines
2021-Nov-18
45 minutes
Episode Image Epistemic rationality and the value of truth
2023-May-08
43 minutes
Episode Image Euclid, Plato, and Aristotle on What Geometry is About
2019-Oct-17
37 minutes
Episode Image Evidence, Defeat, and Permissible Suspension
2022-Dec-19
40 minutes
Episode Image Expanding the Moral Repertoire: Oughts, Ideals, and Appraisals
2016-Feb-03
47 minutes
Episode Image Externalism and Exploitability
2018-Nov-15
41 minutes
Episode Image Feeling For Others: Is Empathy the Answer to Ethical Problems?
2014-Apr-10
43 minutes
Episode Image Fiction and Emotion: The Normative Question
2019-Jan-24
44 minutes
Episode Image First chop your logos: Socrates and the sophists on language, logic and moral development
2014-Dec-05
41 minutes
Episode Image Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics
2019-Jan-30
28 minutes
Episode Image Generality explained
2019-Mar-01
42 minutes
Episode Image Getting Rights out of Wrongs
2018-Nov-08
47 minutes
Episode Image Ground Functionalism
2018-Oct-18
37 minutes
Episode Image How does the brain construct complex thoughts?
2015-Oct-14
47 minutes
Episode Image How it Makes a Moral Difference that One is Worse Off than One Would Have Been
2013-Nov-22
41 minutes
Episode Image How to be a moral expert
2015-Dec-02
28 minutes
Episode Image How to Understand Rule-Constituted Kinds
2020-Feb-11
45 minutes
Episode Image Human Individuals and Human Kinds: A Process View
2024-Jan-18
42 minutes
Episode Image Humility and Moral Development
2019-Feb-14
30 minutes
Episode Image Hypocrisy and Blame
2021-Feb-16
43 minutes
Episode Image Indiscernible Universals
2014-Nov-12
26 minutes
Episode Image Insinuation, Indirection, and the Conversational Record
2014-Dec-03
41 minutes
Episode Image Killing and aggregation
2017-Nov-09
46 minutes
Episode Image Knowledge and the Failings of Folk Epistemology
2021-Nov-25
37 minutes
Episode Image Linguistic Frameworks and Experience: Old Problems for Neo-Carnapians
2018-Nov-30
44 minutes
Episode Image Love, Rationality, and Arbitrariness
2019-May-14
42 minutes
Episode Image Meanings as Species
2016-Nov-02
47 minutes
Episode Image Nature’s Poetry and Humanity’s Artifice: Cavendish on the Powers of the Imagination
2024-Jan-18
44 minutes
Episode Image New and Improvable Lives
2021-May-10
46 minutes
Episode Image Normative Explanation and Justification
2019-May-23
42 minutes
Episode Image Normative reference magnets
2016-Mar-02
45 minutes
Episode Image Norms of Racial Discourse in the Age of Trump
2019-May-07
44 minutes
Episode Image Objects and Their Phases
2016-May-11
36 minutes
Episode Image Of Toads, Dogs and Men: Agency, Intelligence and Reason in Human and Non-Human Animals
2015-May-06
46 minutes
Episode Image On Absolute Units
2021-Oct-25
35 minutes
Episode Image On biological individuality
2015-Jan-21
37 minutes
Episode Image On Buck Passing: Methodology in the Philosophy of Art
2021-Dec-13
50 minutes
Episode Image On public-identity disempowerment
2017-Nov-30
45 minutes
Episode Image On Structural Injustice
2017-Oct-26
51 minutes
Episode Image Online Public Shaming and the Case for Regulating Social Media Platforms
2024-Mar-14
44 minutes
Episode Image Ontic Injustice
2016-Apr-27
40 minutes
Episode Image Perceiving Oppression
2022-Dec-05
44 minutes
Episode Image Personal Identity, Passions and Hume's 'True Idea of the Human Mind'
2016-Mar-09
41 minutes
Episode Image Philosophical Pathologies and the Point of Inquiry
2024-Jan-18
37 minutes
Episode Image Plan B Consistency
2023-Jan-31
44 minutes
Episode Image Plural Signification and Semantic Paradox
2021-Mar-02
61 minutes
Episode Image Political Epistemology and Social Critique
2020-Nov-02
48 minutes
Episode Image Political thinking: the flight from solidity
2023-Jun-15
44 minutes
Episode Image Practice, Sensibility and Moral Education
2015-Nov-18
24 minutes
Episode Image Pragmatism and the No Exit Objection
2016-Feb-17
34 minutes
Episode Image Property Versatility
2024-Jan-18
46 minutes
Episode Image Punishment v self-defence
2018-Feb-15
48 minutes
Episode Image Ramsey’s Cognitivism: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Meaning of Life
2015-Feb-11
42 minutes
Episode Image Rationality from a Biological Perspective
2016-Feb-11
23 minutes
Episode Image Refugee Discrimination and Offsetting the Costs of Rescue
2021-Mar-18
37 minutes
Episode Image Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility
2019-May-03
49 minutes
Episode Image Rethinking Moral Claim Rights
2023-Apr-13
41 minutes
Episode Image Rights and Wrongs
2013-Nov-04
49 minutes
Episode Image Roasting Ethics
2019-Oct-22
39 minutes
Episode Image Ryleing the Irreal: sensory imagining as knowledge of perceiving
2020-Feb-04
41 minutes
Episode Image Salience Norms
2015-Nov-04
43 minutes
Episode Image Sex and Regret
2017-Nov-23
45 minutes
Episode Image Shameful Self-Consciousness
2016-Dec-01
52 minutes
Episode Image Should Ontology be Explanatory?
2020-Oct-22
41 minutes
Episode Image Skill, Role, and Virtue
2018-Jan-25
38 minutes
Episode Image Social Science, Policy and Democracy
2023-Feb-11
49 minutes
Episode Image Supervenience and Explanation in Metaethics
2015-Apr-29
33 minutes
Episode Image Tempted like Achilles
2021-Oct-28
60 minutes
Episode Image The Agency Theory of Causation: Unsound or Incomplete
2015-Feb-25
27 minutes
Episode Image The Aptness of Anger
2015-Mar-04
53 minutes
Episode Image The Argument from Illusion
2014-Oct-23
35 minutes
Episode Image The Best Game in Town: The Re-Emergence of the Language of Thought Hypothesis Across the Cognitive Sciences
2024-Mar-14
54 minutes
Episode Image The Event of Rarefaction
2017-Oct-19
46 minutes
Episode Image The First Person, and its Significance
2019-Feb-22
43 minutes
Episode Image The Legacy of Peter Abelard in Twelfth-Century Logic
2020-Dec-03
39 minutes
Episode Image The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience
2016-Oct-12
48 minutes
Episode Image The nature of properties: Pure powers or powerful qualities?
2017-Feb-15
36 minutes
Episode Image The ontology of conceptual art: against the idea idea
2015-Feb-18
46 minutes
Episode Image The pragmatics and epistemology of narrative
2017-May-18
41 minutes
Episode Image The Prizes and Perils of Trusting Others
2017-Feb-15
46 minutes
Episode Image The Problem with Nietzsche's Ethics of Affirmation
2016-Oct-21
37 minutes
Episode Image The Real Problem with Evolutionary Debunking Arguments
2016-May-18
40 minutes
Episode Image The Scientist Qua Scientist Makes No Assertion
2019-Mar-07
41 minutes
Episode Image The Singular Ownership Claim
2022-Mar-28
33 minutes
Episode Image The Tale of Bella and Creda
2014-Oct-31
35 minutes
Episode Image The Theory of Scientific Explanation: An Obituary
2023-Apr-11
44 minutes
Episode Image The Zetetic Puzzle
2024-Mar-14
59 minutes
Episode Image Thinking Together
2024-Feb-01
37 minutes
Episode Image To Blame or to Forgive? Reconciling Punishment and Forgiveness in Criminal Justice
2014-Nov-06
42 minutes
Episode Image Transforming Solidarities
2021-Nov-08
59 minutes
Episode Image Truth
2017-May-11
47 minutes
Episode Image Two Conceptions of Common-Sense Morality
2015-Oct-28
40 minutes
Episode Image Unconscious perception reconsidered
2015-Nov-11
62 minutes
Episode Image Unmistaken: imaginative perception and illusion
2023-Apr-11
63 minutes
Episode Image Value Capture
2021-Nov-10
51 minutes
Episode Image Value, Agency and Desire
2014-Oct-21
29 minutes
Episode Image Variance Theses in Ontology and Metaethics
2017-Feb-09
42 minutes
Episode Image Variation and change in appearances
2017-May-03
49 minutes
Episode Image Virtual Reality as Fictional or Real
2022-Dec-05
45 minutes
Episode Image Virtue and the Natural Goods: An Aristotelian Perspective
2014-Nov-20
47 minutes
Episode Image Was lockdown racist?
2022-May-23
48 minutes
Episode Image What Hume Really Thought about Causation
2019-Nov-19
50 minutes
Episode Image What is a hobby?
2024-May-02
37 minutes
Episode Image What is disability?
2022-Feb-14
46 minutes
Episode Image What’s an Epistemic Modal Anyway?
2018-Nov-22
43 minutes
Episode Image Why Did the Volcano Erupt? Kant’s Bayesian Theory of Hypotheses
2022-Feb-07
44 minutes
Episode Image Why isn't there more progress in philosophy?
2013-May-20
37 minutes
Episode Image Why Isn’t (Pure) Epistemic Autonomy of Value?
2024-Jan-18
42 minutes
Episode Image You can run, but you cannot hide: social norms and social normativity
2021-Mar-10
43 minutes
Episode Image “I Wasn’t Thinking About That!” The Logic of Framing Effects
2022-Feb-03
32 minutes