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Podcast Profile: Philosophy Gets Schooled

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42 episodes
2022 to 2023
Median: 69 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Philosophy podcast aimed at school students. Fun, informative, engaging. Philosophers at universities and schools talk about loads of questions and topics that come up in Philosophy, Ethics and Political Theory - A-Levels / IB / Highers and even GCSE. Hosted by Simon Kirchin, University of Leeds and Director of the British Philosophical Association. Timetable of topics: https://stkirchin.wixsite.com/mysite/schools-podcast (Music by Alex Grohl)


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

➤ Metaphysics of mind • Dualism • Physicalism • Ethics • Political Theory • Epistemology • Arguments for/against philosophical concepts • Normative ethics • Metaethics • Religious studies • Moral philosophy

"Philosophy Gets Schooled" is a podcast tailored for school students, with a focus on making philosophical, ethical, and political theory questions accessible and engaging. Hosted by Simon Kirchin of the University of Leeds, the podcast features discussions with various philosophers and educators on a wide range of topics pertinent to academic levels such as A-Levels, IB, Highers, and even GCSE.

The episodes cover an extensive array of philosophical issues, beginning with key themes in the metaphysics of mind, such as dualism, physicalism, and various mental theories including property dualism, mind-brain type identity theory, eliminative materialism, and behaviourism. Listeners are introduced to fundamental topics like substance dualism and functionalism, incorporating notable arguments and thought experiments like Chalmers' zombies, Jackson's Mary argument, Descartes' Conceivability Argument, and critics' perspectives.

The podcast also delves deeply into epistemology, exploring theories of knowledge, reason as a source of knowledge, scepticism, and perceptual knowledge. These discussions often reference historical and contemporary philosophical debates involving figures such as Plato, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, Descartes, and others. Ethical theories and moral philosophy are also prominent, covering diverse topics such as virtue ethics, deontology, utilitarianism, metaethics, and Aristotle's influence on virtue ethics.

Religious philosophy is another significant area, with episodes addressing arguments for and against the existence of God, such as the Cosmological Argument, Teleological Argument, Ontological Argument, and discussions on God's attributes. Ethical topics relevant to societal issues, including business ethics, sexual ethics, animal ethics, and the ethics of abortion, euthanasia, and simulated killing are rigorously examined.

Additionally, the series offers short introductory episodes on complex topics to provide concise overviews before diving into more in-depth discussions. Through its carefully structured content, the podcast serves as an educational resource, elucidating complex philosophical themes in a manner that is both informative and engaging for its young audience.


Episodes:
PGS - Property Dualism
2023-Nov-21
78 minutes
PGS - Mind-Brain Type Id. Theory / Eliminative Materialism
2023-Nov-20
80 minutes
PGS - Substance Dualism
2023-Nov-14
73 minutes
PGS - Philosophical Behaviourism
2023-Nov-13
76 minutes
PGS - Functionalism
2023-Oct-23
64 minutes
PGS - Reason as a Source of Knowledge
2023-May-11
73 minutes
PGS - Cosmological Argument(s)
2023-Apr-22
59 minutes
PGS - Scepticism
2023-Apr-13
77 minutes
PGS - God’s Attributes
2023-Apr-05
53 minutes
PGS - Teleological Argument / Argument from Design
2022-Dec-15
51 minutes
PGS - Key Terms Bonanza!
2022-Dec-14
84 minutes
PGS - Theory of Knowledge - in-depth
2022-Nov-03
81 minutes
PGS - Problem of Evil - short
2022-Oct-31
25 minutes
PGS - Problem of Evil - in-depth
2022-Oct-31
78 minutes
PGS - Religious Language - in-depth
2022-Oct-19
75 minutes
PGS - Natural Law and Situation Ethics - short
2022-Oct-11
14 minutes
PGS - Natural Law and Situation Ethics
2022-Oct-11
64 minutes
PGS - Ontological Argument - short
2022-Oct-11
15 minutes
PGS - Ontological Argument - in-depth
2022-Oct-11
58 minutes
PGS - Perceptual Knowledge - short
2022-Oct-03
15 minutes
PGS - Perceptual Knowledge - in-depth
2022-Oct-03
92 minutes
PGS - Abortion, Euthanasia, and Simulated Killing - SHORT
2022-Jul-27
25 minutes
PGS - Business Ethics - SHORT
2022-Jul-27
19 minutes
PGS - Abortion, Euthanasia, and Simulated Killing
2022-Jul-27
100 minutes
PGS - Business Ethics - in-depth
2022-Jul-27
73 minutes
PGS - Virtue Ethics and Aristotle - SHORT
2022-Jul-21
22 minutes
PGS - Virtue Ethics and Aristotle - in-depth
2022-Jul-21
110 minutes
PGS - Sexual Ethics - Short
2022-Jul-19
12 minutes
PGS - Sexual Ethics - in-depth
2022-Jul-19
83 minutes
PGS - Metaethics - short
2022-Jul-05
28 minutes
PGS - Metaethics - Part TWO - Moral Anti-realism
2022-Jul-05
114 minutes
PGS - Metaethics - Part ONE - Moral Realism
2022-Jun-26
94 minutes
PGS - Animal Ethics & Eating Animals - in-depth
2022-Jun-16
89 minutes
PGS - Animal Ethics &Eating Animals - short
2022-Jun-16
14 minutes
PGS - War and Peace - short
2022-Jun-12
21 minutes
PGS - War and Peace - in-depth
2022-Jun-11
101 minutes
PGS - Deontology and Kant - short
2022-Jun-05
27 minutes
PGS - Deontology and Kant - in-depth
2022-Jun-05
99 minutes
PGS - Utilitarianism - short
2022-May-23
9 minutes
PGS - Utilitarianism - in-depth
2022-May-23
91 minutes
PGS - Moral Philosophy / Ethics - General Intro
2022-May-21
9 minutes
Philosophy Gets Schooled - trailer
2022-May-15
2 minutes