The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, Philosophy

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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.


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For all my Valentines

February 19th, 2017

Two plus: Carrie Jenkins untangles the moral from the metaphysical in romantic love.

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On Parfit

February 12th, 2017

Derek Parfit was known to brush his teeth whilst reading Kant. He wanted to solve big conundrums, and discover what ultimately matters in a morally diverse universe? Garrett Cullity recalls his brilliant doctoral supervisor.

Take it slowly—a simple prescription that could lay the groundwork for the next stage in machine learning, if not philosophy itself. Angie Abdilla applies new thinking to old ways.

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Compassion: caught or taught?

January 29th, 2017

We all want our kids to grow into moral citizens, but getting there is complex. One way is to impart the notion of compassion, which seems like a good idea, but the path is not so certain. Laura D'Olimpio weighs it up.