The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

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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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Come, come, Mr Bond

December 11th, 2016

You could say that life is a gamble—but beneath the stats are some far-reaching questions about cause and effect. Darrell Rowbottom knows that in life—as in the casino—the stakes can be high.

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The posthuman

December 4th, 2016

In the 1960s Michel Foucault famously declared the end of man as we know him. So, how's the project going? Rosi Braidotti on how we got here, and what’s still to come.

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Pride and prudence

November 27th, 2016

Smashed avocados are now at $22—so what of prudence, virtue, and frugality? Emrys Westacott has a veggie patch and has taught philosophy students how to be 'tight-wads'.

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Seeing reason

November 20th, 2016

Aristotle firmly held that reason sets humans apart from other animals—Julian Baggini explains the reasonable limits of reason.