David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton asked a range of their interviewees for their Philosophy Bites podcast the simple question ‘What is Philosophy’? The following audio extracts are a selection of some of the answers, the remainder of which are published in the new book, Philosophy Bites, by David Edmonds & Nigel Warburton.
What do we mean when we say ‘yuk’? Is it ethical to use animals as food or in research? What’s wrong with tolerance as a political principal or performance enhancement in Sport?
For the past three years David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton have challenged some of the world’s leading philosophers to hold forth on their favourite topics for the hugely successful Philosophy Bites podcast. Now 25 of these entertaining, personal, and illuminating conversations are presented in print for the first time.
The result is a book that is a taster for the whole enterprise of philosophy, and gives unexpected insights into hot topics spanning, ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life.
- Peter Singer on Animals
- Simon Blackburn on Relativism
- Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights
- Adrian Moore on Infinity
- Alain de Botton on the Aesthetics of Architecture
- Barry C. Smith on Wine
- Stephen Law on the Problem of Evil
- A.C. Grayling on Atheism
Find more information on the book and to read the Alexander Nehamas interview on Friendship here.
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