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Philosophy For Our Times

Philosophy for our Times is a free philosophy podcast bringing you the latest talks and debates from the world’s leading thinkers. We host weekly episodes on today’s biggest ideas in news, society, culture, politics, science and arts. Subscribe today to never miss an episode.

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Recent Episodes of Philosophy For Our Times


The Perception Bias | Daniel Kahneman, Ellen Langer, Hilary Lawson

The Perception Bias | Daniel Kahneman, Ellen Langer, Hilary Lawson

What does it mean to perceive, and can we ever truly know the world around us?

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Join the diverse trio of cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman, psychologist Ellen Langer, and philosopher Hilary Lawson as they knock heads on what it means to ever know the world, if we can trust ourselves in the pursuit, and if such knowledge even matters. Our understanding of truth also enters the conversation. It is a lively discussion on an age-old topic.


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Episode 4 June 2024 59m and 44s


Conspiracy and belief | Michael Shermer

Conspiracy and belief | Michael Shermer

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

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In this intimate interview, Michael Shermer explores how conspiracy theories undermine objective truth or the generally accepted scientific, materialist paradigm. He covers everything from his most recent work to why conspiracy theories are so good at creating cult followings and what objective truth might look like.

Michael Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, executive director of The Skeptics Society, and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a publication focused on investigating p...

Episode 21 May 2024 28m and 34s


The mystery of emergence | Suchitra Sebastian, Philip Goff, Hilary Lawson

The mystery of emergence | Suchitra Sebastian, Philip Goff, Hilary Lawson

Is complexity a cop-out?

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From consciousness to free will, and even life itself, it has become commonplace for philosophers and neuroscientists to explain some of the most puzzling phenomena in the universe as 'emergent'. Some even make the claim that nothing in science makes sense without emergence, the idea that the characteristics and behaviour of the whole is different from, and in addition to, its parts. But critics argue there is a danger emergence gives the impression of understanding when in reality i...

Episode 14 May 2024 49m and 11s


A rule to live by | Peter Singer, Daniel Markovits, Carol Gilligan

A rule to live by | Peter Singer, Daniel Markovits, Carol Gilligan

Is it time to abandon the Golden Rule?

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Join us as world-leading cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman discusses his cutting-edge research about consciousness and perception, as well as its astonishing implications for the ultimate nature of reality.

Donald Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist working at the University of California, Irvine. Hoffman's Interface Theory of Perception suggests that, instead of presenting reality as it "really is", our perception is like a desktop interface that has evolved to ensure survival. To advance h...

Episode 7 May 2024 47m and 24s


Humans' tendency for irrationality | Dan Ariely

Humans' tendency for irrationality | Dan Ariely

Why do so many of us in the present day belief in conspiracy theories?

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Join professor and psychologist Dan Ariely as he discusses the main tenets of his 2023 book 'Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things.' With great sympathy for those, including some of us, who tend to believe various unsubstantiated claims, Ariely assesses their personality traits, the effects on society, and what, if anything, can be done about an increasing tendency for misbelief.


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Episode 30 April 2024 30m and 8s


Perception as a fantasy | Donald Hoffman

Perception as a fantasy | Donald Hoffman

Can we look for consciousness outside the realm of space-time?

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Join us as world-leading cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman discusses his cutting-edge research about consciousness and perception, as well as its astonishing implications for the ultimate nature of reality.

Donald Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist working at the University of California, Irvine. Hoffman's Interface Theory of Perception suggests that, instead of presenting reality as it "really is", our perception is like a desktop interface that has evolved to ensure survival. T...

Episode 23 April 2024 22m and 55s


Embracing solidarity in our secular age | Interview with Rowan Williams

Embracing solidarity in our secular age | Interview with Rowan Williams

What role can religion play in our contemporary secularised lives? Why do many (of us) still feel the need for it today?

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Join former Archbishop of Canterbury, theologian, and poet Rowan Williams in a deep-dive interview into his professional and theological trajectory. He reflects on what he's learned, including the challenges of being in the spotlight, why he engaged in climate activism, and how to work in communities across faiths. Perhaps religion, and Christianity specifically, can help us more easily...

Episode 17 April 2024 15m and 39s


On humans and animals | Peter Singer, Mary Midgley

On humans and animals | Peter Singer, Mary Midgley

Should we treat animals and humans equal?

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Almost forty years after these two philosophers helped create the idea of animal rights, what do they believe would constitute further progress in our attitudes to other forms of life?

Live from Melbourne, Australian philosopher, Princeton professor and author of Animal Liberation, Peter Singer joins the "UK's foremost scourge of scientific pretention" (Guardian) Mary Midgley to consider the future of bioethics. Roger Bolton makes sure the tough questions get answered.

There ar...

Episode 9 April 2024 37m and 7s


Does energy really exist? | Priyamvada Natarajan, Avshalom Elitzur, and Bernard Carr on the enigma of energy

Does energy really exist? | Priyamvada Natarajan, Avshalom Elitzur, and Bernard Carr on the enigma of energy

Is 'energy' as a concept suited to the 21st century? Or is it a simplification of processes we do not understand, whose nature may be more mystical rather than purely rational?

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Join leading minds in the world of physics - Priyamvada Natarajan, Avshalom Elitzur, and Bernard Carr - as they face head on the necessity, or lack thereof, of one of the most essential building blocks of contemporary physics: energy. It underlies our universe, and yet its versatile nature is...

Episode 2 April 2024 1h, 22s


Why we should question everything | Michael Della Rocca on radical philosophy

Why we should question everything | Michael Della Rocca on radical philosophy

Is standard philosophy too conservative, overly relying on common sense? Can rationality and reason actually lead us to mysticism?

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Join philosopher Michael Della Rocca as he defends his radical interpretation of what philosophy tells us of the world. He encourages us to interpret reality without any distinctions of any kind (and thus, without any relationships either): as a total unity. On this metaphysical adventure, we end up questioning why we had not questioned everything before.

There are thousands...

Episode 26 March 2024 16m and 29s

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