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Summary: Minerva: conversations with diverse philosophers. We've been loving wisdom since 2012.

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 Episode 21 | Implicit Bias | 27′05′′We like to think of... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 21 | Implicit Bias | 27′05′′ We like to think of ourselves as unprejudiced. But psychologists tell us not to be so sure: even if we don’t have any conscious biases, stereotypes might still end up influencing our judgements and our actions implicitly. Should we be blamed for our implicit biases? In this episode, Robin Zheng gives an account of moral responsibility for implicit bias. Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 20 | Anarchism | 20′48′′‘No gods! No masters.’ But why... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 20 | Anarchism | 20′48′′ ‘No gods! No masters.’ But why not? This episode features Ruth Kinna on Anarchism. Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 19 | Well-Being | 23′48′′What makes one’s life go well?... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 19 | Well-Being | 23′48′′ What makes one’s life go well? What is intrinsically good for a person? Chris Heathwood talks about the philosophy of well-being. Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 18 | Addiction | 28′35′′This episode features Richard... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 18 | Addiction | 28′35′′ This episode features Richard Holton on addiction, temptation, and the moral life. Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 17 | Philosophy’s Divide | 56′49′′Most continental... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 17 | Philosophy’s Divide | 56′49′′ Most continental philosophers shy away from analytic philosophy, and most analytic philosophers shy away from the continental tradition. Edward Kanterian regrets this trend. He thinks that the distinction between continental and analytic philosophy carries no normative weight, that there is good and bad philosophy in both traditions, and there are lessons to be learned from each. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 16 | Fasting | 14’19” Fasting might seem at odds with... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 16 | Fasting | 14’19” Fasting might seem at odds with our modern lives. But Julian Baggini argues that, even for non-religious people, fasting has its virtues. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 15 | Vegetarianism | 51’00” Is it always wrong to eat... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 15 | Vegetarianism | 51’00” Is it always wrong to eat animals? In this episode we talk to Peter Singer and to Jeff Mcmahan about this quotidian moral question. Peter Singer is a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne, and the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University; Jeff Mcmahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 14 | Spinoza | 26’32”In this episode Steven Nadler talks... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 14 | Spinoza | 26’32” In this episode Steven Nadler talks about Baruch Spinoza, one of the great rationalist philosophers of the 17th century. Steven Nadler has written on Descartes, Malebranche, Leibniz, and Spinoza; he is currently the William H. Hay II Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 13 | Moral Progress | 21’16” In this episode we talk to... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 13 | Moral Progress | 21’16” In this episode we talk to Peter Singer about the progress of morality: has there really been moral progress? Should we, one day, give moral status to computers? And why be moral anyway? Peter Singer is a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne, and the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 12 | Metaethics | 35'36" In this episode Simon... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 12 | Metaethics | 35'36" In this episode Simon Kirchin introduces a number of positions in metaethics, and tells us which one he prefers. Simon Kirchin is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Kent. He has interests in all areas of ethics, as well as aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics. He is the author of Metaethics, and has edited a number of volumes, most recently one entitled Thick Concepts. He is currently writing a book about evaluative judgement. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 11 | Presocratics | 43'05" In this episode Dr.... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 11 | Presocratics | 43'05" In this episode Dr. Kelli Rudolph talks about the Presocratics, and argues that they are relevant to contemporary philosophy. Dr. Rudolph (AB Princeton, MPhil and PhD Cantab.) is a Lecturer in Classics and Philosophy at the University of Kent. She has previously been a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford and Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University. Her main research interests are in Presocratic and Hellenistic philosophy. Host: Jonathan | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 10 | Beauty in Mathematics | 24’44” What is the nature... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 10 | Beauty in Mathematics | 24’44” What is the nature of mathematics? Can it be beautiful? Christian Helmut Wenzel considers these questions within the framework of Kant’s transcendental philosophy. He has both a PhD in Philosophy and in Mathematics, and is a Distinguished Professor at the National Taiwan University. This interview took place on January 24, 2013. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 9 | Nietzsche | 51’31” This episode discusses an... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 9 | Nietzsche | 51’31” This episode discusses an intriguing philosopher: Nietzsche. Dr Daniel Came is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull. He has held a Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy at Worcester College, Oxford and a College Lectureship in Philosophy at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. His main research interests are in ethics and the history of ethics (especially within the post-Kantian German tradition). He is the author of a forthcoming book on Nietzsche, and the editor of two forthcoming collections of essays on Nietzsche. Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 8 | Philosophy of Psychiatry | 45’48” What does it mean... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 8 | Philosophy of Psychiatry | 45’48” What does it mean to say that somebody is mentally ill? This is one of the many questions asked in the philosophy of psychiatry. Christine Lopes BA, MA, PhD (Philosophy), PGDip (RNMH), teaches Philosophy in different academic and non-academic settings, has a book on idealism and morality in the making, and a handful of publications. She is also the founder of the Later German Philosophy project.  continue reading about Dr Christine Lopes… Host: Joshi | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

 Episode 7 | Ernst Cassirer  37’08” Ernst Cassirer is a unique... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Episode 7 | Ernst Cassirer  37’08” Ernst Cassirer is a unique and often overlooked figure in twentieth century Philosophy. The talk in this episode was held by Michael Inwood at the After Kant conference. Michael Inwood has been a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford for many years. Host: Jonathan | Download this episode | Subscribe in iTunes

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