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Podcast Profile: Elucidations

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149 episodes
2009 to 2024
Median: 37 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Elucidations is an unexpected philosophy podcast produced in association with Emergent Ventures. Every episode, Matt Teichman temporarily transforms himself back into a student and tries to learn the basics of some topic from a person of philosophical interest.
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy • Ethics • Social issues • Politics • Identity • Metaphysics • Logic • Epistemology • Gender • Science • Culture • History

"Elucidations" is a philosophy podcast that delves into a wide variety of philosophical topics, bringing in knowledgeable guests to provide deep insights and discuss complex ideas. One of the central themes is an exploration of human existence, ethics, and personal identity. The podcast frequently examines the nature of consciousness, as indicated by discussions on defining death and the implications of brain death. It also dives into moral and ethical considerations, such as the rationality of revenge, moral personhood, and political eloquence.

The show often addresses philosophical questions related to society and politics, including ideological perspectives on democracy, discrimination, and economic theories. Episodes feature discussions on social and political philosophy, such as those related to the works and thoughts of historical figures like W.E.B. Du Bois and Karl Marx, while also considering contemporary social issues like black male studies and the dynamics of social groups.

Scientific disciplines intersect with philosophy in this podcast as well. There are episodes that cover the interface of philosophy with physical sciences and mathematics, like quantum mechanics and how abstract algebra can simplify computer programming. Moreover, the podcast does not shy away from combining philosophical inquiry with innovative technology, emphasizing the practical impacts of philosophical principles in fields like automated explanation in software.

Gender studies is another recurring topic, with episodes that challenge traditional notions of gender, explore misgendering, and discuss going beyond the gender binary. This reflection on modern-day ethical and social dilemmas is complemented by philosophical explorations into subjective experiences and self-knowledge, including the nature of personal identity and the true self.

Overall, "Elucidations" provides a rich tapestry of discussions that range from theoretical metaphysics and epistemology to practical ethical and social issues, making it a comprehensive source for those interested in understanding various facets of both historical and contemporary philosophical thought.


Episodes:
Episode Image Episode 149: Lainie Ross and Christos Lazaridis talk about defining death
2024-Apr-14
42 minutes
Episode Image Episode 148: Christos Lazaridis discusses brain death
2023-Oct-20
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 147: Gabriella Gonzalez discusses the intersection of algebra and programming
2023-Jul-15
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 146: Gaurav Venkataraman discusses memory in DNA and RNA
2023-Mar-30
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 145: Andrew Sepielli discusses quietism and metaethics
2023-Jan-21
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 144: Christopher Beem discusses democratic virtues
2022-Nov-20
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 143: Mark Linsenmayer discusses alternative models of education
2022-Oct-05
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 142: Emily Dupree discusses the rationality of revenge
2022-Aug-02
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 141: Rob Goodman discusses eloquence
2022-Jun-13
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 140: Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko discuss the good life
2022-Apr-10
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 139: Jessica Tizzard discusses the philosophy of pregnancy
2022-Feb-13
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 138: Toby Buckle discusses Mill's liberty principle
2022-Jan-23
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 137: Bryan Caplan discusses open borders
2022-Jan-02
73 minutes
Episode Image Episode 136: Christian Miller discusses virtue and character
2021-Oct-25
42 minutes
Episode Image Episode 135: Sara Protasi discusses the philosophy of envy
2021-Jul-15
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 134: Claire Kirwin discusses value realism
2021-May-29
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 133: Aristotle discusses his philosophy
2021-Apr-04
45 minutes
Episode Image Episode 132: Rebecca Valentine discusses queer hackerspaces
2021-Mar-02
46 minutes
Episode Image Episode 131: Greg Salmieri discusses egoism and altruism
2021-Jan-03
49 minutes
Episode Image Episode 130: Jessica Tizzard discusses weakness of the will
2020-Nov-22
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 129: Nethanel Lipshitz discusses discrimination
2020-Sep-27
51 minutes
Episode Image Episode 128: Melissa Fusco discusses free choice permission
2020-Aug-16
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 127 - Nic Koziolek discusses self-knowledge
2020-Jul-15
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 126 - Listener Q&A with Agnes Callard and Ben Callard
2020-Jun-11
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode 125: James Koppel discusses counterfactual inference and automated explanation
2020-Apr-17
38 minutes
Episode Image Elucidations Episode 124: Graham Priest discusses Buddhist political philosophy
2020-Mar-21
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 123: Graham Priest discusses Buddhist metaphysics
2020-Feb-15
48 minutes
Episode Image Episode 122: Frithjof Bergmann and David Helmbold discuss new work, new culture
2020-Jan-17
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 121: Aaron Ben Ze'ev discusses the arc of love
2019-Dec-05
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 120: Robin Dembroff on going beyond the gender binary
2019-Nov-10
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 119: Stephanie Kapusta discusses misgendering
2019-Oct-15
45 minutes
Episode Image Episode 118: Tyler Cowen discusses Stubborn Attachments
2019-Sep-12
52 minutes
Episode Image Episode 117: Brian L. Frye says to plagiarize this podcast
2019-Aug-30
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 116: Tommy Curry discusses black male studies
2019-Aug-05
59 minutes
Episode Image Episode 115: Katherine Ritchie discusses social groups
2019-Jul-01
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 114: Sally Haslanger discusses ideology
2019-May-14
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 113: Tom Pashby discusses quantum mechanics
2019-Apr-08
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 112: Myisha Cherry discusses the skill of conversation
2019-Mar-07
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 111: Greg Kobele discusses mathematical linguistics
2019-Jan-27
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 110: Chike Jeffers discusses the social and political philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois
2018-Dec-15
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 109: Bonus Episode with Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle
2018-Oct-13
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode 108: Mariam Thalos discusses freedom
2018-Sep-15
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 107: Linda Martín Alcoff discusses identity and history
2018-Aug-03
50 minutes
Episode Image Episode 106: R. A. Briggs discusses gender
2018-Jun-22
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 105: R. A. Briggs discusses epistemic decision theory
2018-Apr-20
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 104: Seth Yalcin discusses the question-sensitivity of belief
2018-Mar-04
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 103: Brian Leiter explains why we should think about Marx
2018-Jan-09
50 minutes
Episode Image Episode 102: Josh Knobe discusses the true self
2017-Dec-01
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 101: Miranda Fricker discusses blame and forgiveness
2017-Oct-21
49 minutes
Episode Image Episode 100: Agnes Callard discusses aspiration
2017-Sep-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Episode 99: Steven Nadler discusses Spinoza on freedom
2017-Aug-13
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 98: Jennifer Lackey discusses credibility
2017-Jul-17
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 97: Meghan Sullivan discusses time biases
2017-Jun-11
55 minutes
Episode Image Episode 96: Nic Koziolek discusses the role of belief in reasoning
2017-May-08
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 95: Zed Adams discusses the genealogy of color
2017-Apr-10
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 94: Zsofia Zvolenszky discusses fictional names
2017-Mar-23
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 93: Barry Lam discusses obligations after death
2017-Jan-30
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 92: Kristie Dotson discusses epistemic oppression
2017-Jan-14
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 91: Paolo Santorio discusses counterfactuals
2016-Dec-23
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 90: Ásta Sveinsdóttir discusses social construction
2016-Nov-20
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 89: John Collins discusses language universals
2016-Oct-28
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 88: Kent Bach discusses jumping to conclusions and knowing when to think twice
2016-Oct-12
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 87: Susanna Schellenberg discusses perceptual particularity
2016-Sep-11
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 86: Daniel Smyth discusses photographs and their vicissitudes
2016-Aug-18
46 minutes
Episode Image Episode 85: Bryce Huebner discusses race and cognitive science
2016-Aug-01
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 84: Amanda Greene discusses the legitimacy of democracy
2016-Jun-10
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 83: Bob Simpson discusses genealogical anxiety
2016-May-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 82: Robert May discusses Frege and the problem of identity
2016-Apr-13
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 81: Cathy Legg discusses what Peirce's categories can do for you
2016-Mar-15
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 80: Mark Hopwood discusses love and moral value
2016-Feb-10
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 79: Anthony S. Gillies discusses conditionals
2016-Jan-06
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 78: Stephen Engstrom discusses the categorical imperative
2015-Dec-09
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 77: Mark Schroeder discusses reasons for action and belief
2015-Nov-13
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 76: Barbara Herman discusses gratitude
2015-Oct-13
42 minutes
Episode Image Episode 75: Malte Willer discusses non-monotonic logic
2015-Sep-08
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 74: Christina van Dyke discusses gender and medieval mysticism
2015-Aug-07
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 73: Greg Salmieri discusses Ayn Rand's moral philosophy
2015-Jul-15
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 72: Robert May discusses pejorative expressions
2015-Jun-25
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 71: Kent Schmor discusses Carnap's Aufbau
2015-Jun-05
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 70: Susan James discusses Spinoza on the good embodied life
2015-May-06
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 69: Christel Fricke discusses Adam Smith's theory of moral sentiments
2015-Mar-25
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 68: Mark Lance discusses anarchism
2015-Feb-18
42 minutes
Episode Image Episode 67: John Protevi discusses Darwin, disaster, and prosociality
2015-Jan-12
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 66: Haim Gaifman discusses mathematical reasoning
2014-Dec-17
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 65: Julian Savulescu discusses doping in sports
2014-Nov-17
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 64: James Conant and Jay Elliott discuss the analytic tradition
2014-Oct-18
52 minutes
Episode Image Episode 63: Michael Devitt discusses reference
2014-Sep-19
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 62: Sally Sedgwick discusses Hegel’s critique of Kant
2014-Aug-21
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 61: Jeff Buechner discusses Kripke and functionalism
2014-Jul-16
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 60: Fabrizio Cariani shares some thoughts about oughts
2014-Jun-23
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 59: Quill Kukla discusses reproductive risk
2014-May-14
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 58: Stewart Shapiro discusses vagueness, part II
2014-Apr-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 57: Julia Annas discusses virtue ethics
2014-Mar-19
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 56: Philip Pettit discusses corporate rights and responsibilities
2014-Feb-10
54 minutes
Episode Image Episode 55: Branden Fitelson discusses paradoxes of consistency
2014-Jan-08
45 minutes
Episode Image Episode 54: Patricia Blanchette discusses Frege's logicism
2013-Dec-06
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 53: Martin Stokhof discusses formal semantics and Wittgenstein
2013-Nov-14
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 52: Rafeeq Hasan discusses Rousseau on freedom and happiness
2013-Oct-14
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 51: Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen discuss inquisitive semantics
2013-Sep-23
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 50: Greg Salmieri discusses the Aristotelian good life and productive work
2013-Aug-21
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 49: Hans Kamp discusses discourse representation theory
2013-Jul-17
47 minutes
Episode Image Episode 48: Jennifer Frey discusses the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
2013-Jun-10
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 47: Alexandru Baltag discusses the logic of knowledge
2013-May-14
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 46: Frank Veltman discusses normality
2013-Apr-19
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 45: Anubav Vasudevan discusses probability and determinism
2013-Mar-22
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 44: Joelle Proust discusses metacognition
2013-Feb-15
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 43: Peter Adamson discusses the philosophy of Al-Kindi
2013-Jan-01
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 42: Agustin Rayo discusses the construction of logical space
2012-Dec-12
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 41: David Enoch discusses metaethics
2012-Nov-09
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 40: Johan van Benthem discusses logical dynamics
2012-Oct-08
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 39: Nicholas Asher discusses the philosophy of language
2012-Sep-04
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 38: Christopher Frey discusses Aristotle on living organisms and their parts
2012-Aug-08
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 37: Catarina Dutilh Novaes discusses methods in philosophy
2012-Jul-10
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 36: Robert van Rooij discusses vagueness
2012-Jun-15
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 35: Martha Nussbaum discusses the capabilities approach
2012-May-07
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 34: Kieran Setiya discusses moral disagreement
2012-Apr-09
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 33: Daniel Sutherland discusses the philosophy of mathematics
2012-Mar-14
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 32: Jennifer Lockhart discusses ignorant knowledge
2012-Feb-09
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 31: Branden Fitelson discusses reasoning fallacies
2012-Jan-11
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 30: Marko Malink discusses modal syllogistic
2011-Dec-12
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 29: Peter Kail discusses Hume's legacy
2011-Nov-08
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 28: John Searle discusses human reality and basic reality
2011-Oct-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 27: Emma Borg discusses semantic minimalism
2011-Sep-26
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 26: Robert Richards discusses evolutionary ethics
2011-Sep-08
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 25: Robert Stalnaker discusses conversational context
2011-Jul-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 24: Christopher Peacocke discusses the perception of music
2011-Jun-13
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 23: Quassim Cassam discusses transcendental arguments
2011-May-17
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 22: Ben Laurence discusses collective action
2011-Apr-06
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 21: Raymond Geuss discusses political liberalism
2011-Mar-07
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 20: Simon Critchley discusses faith
2011-Feb-08
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 19: Dan Sperber discusses epistemic vigilance
2011-Jan-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 18: Mark Lance discusses language and power
2010-Dec-06
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 17: Brandon Fogel discusses mechanism and causation
2010-Nov-08
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 16: Amartya Sen discusses justice
2010-Oct-06
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 15: Brian Leiter discusses religious toleration
2010-Sep-08
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 14: Edward Witherspoon discusses skepticism
2010-Aug-02
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 13: Fabrizio Cariani discusses judgment aggregation
2010-Jul-09
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 12: Jason Bridges discusses contextualism
2010-Jun-03
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 11: Martin Gustafsson discusses philosophical pictures
2010-May-07
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 10: Richard Kraut discusses goodness
2010-Apr-05
22 minutes
Episode Image Episode 9: Ted Cohen discusses metaphor
2010-Mar-04
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 8: Chris Haufe discusses evolutionary psychology
2010-Feb-12
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 7: Daniel Groll discusses nature and ethics
2010-Jan-04
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 6: Jesse Prinz discusses experimental philosophy
2009-Dec-01
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 5: Jocelyn Benoist discusses the philosophy of perception
2009-Nov-02
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 4: Martha Nussbaum discusses sexuality and the law
2009-Oct-01
22 minutes
Episode Image Episode 3: Brian Leiter discusses Nietzsche on morality
2009-Sep-01
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 2: Gabriel Richardson Lear discusses Plato's philosophy of poetry
2009-Aug-03
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 1: Agnes Callard discusses desire and satisfaction
2009-Jul-06
26 minutes