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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 GuardianThe IndependentProspect MagazineThe Times Literary SupplementThe EconomistThe New PhilosopherThe 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

Michael Sandel ‘Justice’

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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October 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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