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.


Carlo Rovelli is a physicist in need of a philosopher, and we’ve found one who's happy to help.

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This year’s Alan Saunders Memorial Lecturer—Nancy Sherman—has something to say about the military.

A philosopher receives a 12-year jail sentence for having sex with someone who can’t speak. Then things get interesting. Peter Singer and Marcia Baron on suffering as a guide to sentencing.

Carlo Rovelli on the desperate need for some conceptual engineering to dig quantum thinking out of a deep black hole.