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Public Philosophy with Nigel Warburton
October 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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Podcaster, writer, and editor, Nigel Warburton discusses Public Philosophy
A chance to discuss what public philosophy is, why it matters, and how best to do it.
Nigel Warburton is the main interviewer for the very popular Philosophy Bites podcast which he makes with David Edmonds and which has had more than 42 million episode downloads. He is the author of the bestselling A Little History of Philosophy and many other popular philosophy books, has a weekly column in The New European newspaper, and has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Independent, Prospect Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, The Economist, The New Philosopher, The Spectator, and Aeon (for which he is a consultant Senior Editor, focussing on Philosophy). He has also presented and contributed to a number of BBC radio programmes.
In this salon we will be asking …
- What is public philosophy?
- Need it involve simplification?
- Why is it important?
- What makes for good written and spoken public philosophy?
Reading and Links:
Bryan Magee ‘Sense and Nonsense’
George Orwell ‘Politics and the English Language
Peter Singer’s articles for Project Syndicate
Amia Srinivasan ‘Does Anyone Have the Right To Sex?’
Amia Srinivasan ‘What is a woman?’ Philosophy Bites podcast interview
Carissa Véliz ‘Privacy is Power’
Martha Nussbaum ‘Beyond Anger’
David Bather Woods on Schopenhauer and semi-satisfaction
Ray Monk ‘Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Mind on Fire’
Emily Herring on Henri Bergson
Bryan van Norden ‘Western Philosophy is Racist’
Peter Salmon discuss The Best Five Books on Deconstruction
Massimo Pigliucci discusses the Best Five Books on Stoicism
Angie Hobbs on the Best Five Books on the Pre-Socratics
Nigel Warburton Brexit and Nothingness
48 animated videos explain the history of ideas from Aristotle to Sartre
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