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2020 to 2021
Average episode: 82 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: This is a podcast, directed at the philosophically curious, students, as well as fellow academics, in which I, Florian Steinberger, a philosopher at Birkbeck College, University of London, have informal philosophical discussions with experts in a range of different topics. Among them are the philosophy of fiction, the status of moral intuitions, as well as questions surrounding reference in the philosophy of language and whether many of us are too incompetent to deserve a right to vote, and much more. Future episodes will also take a philosophical angle on topics ranging from the sciences and the arts to dog training and martial arts. | | Many thanks to my supremely gifted brother, Chris Kieling (https://www.christopherkieling.com), for designing the logo.
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|2021-Jan-03 • 88 minutes|
Episode 004 - Alex Grzankowski on Reference and Attitude Ascriptions
In this first episode of 2021, I am delighted to welcome my colleague Alex Grzankowski (alexgrzankowski.com). We discuss questions in the philosophy of language and mind surrounding reference and the ascriptions of mental attitudes such as beliefs. Our discussion revolves around Saul Kripke's important paper "A Puzzle About Belief", In A. Margalit (ed.), Meaning and Use. Reidel. pp. 239--83 (1979). London Philosophy Talk ([email protected]) is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philo...
|2020-Nov-02 • 87 minutes|
Episode 003 - Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij On Who Should Get to Vote
In this third, "very special election" episode, I am delighted to welcome my colleague Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (ahlstromvij.com). We discuss the question as to whether there is a case for restricting suffrage to those who are sufficiently competent. We discuss Jason Brennan's paper, "The right to a competent electorate", Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 245 (2011), pp. 700-24. London Philosophy Talk ([email protected]) is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck...
|2020-Sep-25 • 77 minutes|
Episode 002 - Hallvard Lillehammer on Trolley Problems and the Nature of Ethical Intuitions
In this second episode I am delighted to welcome my colleague Hallvard Lillehammer (hallvardlillehammer.com). We discuss trolley problems and what we can learn from them about the nature of our intuitions in ethics. We discuss Judith Jarvis Thompson's paper, "Turning the Trolley", Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008), pp. 359-74. We also draw on Hallvard Lillehammer's paper "The Epistemology of Ethical Intuitions", Philosophy, Vol. 6, No. 336 (2011), pp. 175-200. London Philosophy Talk (lo...
|2020-Sep-03 • 74 minutes|
Episode 001 - Stacie Friend on the Philosophy of Fiction
In this first episode I am delighted to welcome my colleague Stacie Friend (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/our-sta... We discuss the issue of “imaginative resistance” in the philosophy of fiction. We discuss Tamar Szabó Gendler's paper, "The Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance", The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 97, No. 2 (Feb., 2000), pp. 55-81. You may also want to consult Emine Hande Tuna's Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry. London Philosophy Talk is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philoso...