Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 21 September 2022 | 1h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John Peter DiIulio about his book Completely Free: The Moral and Political Vision of John Stuart Mill. Dissects critiques of Mill’s social and political thought and argues that Mill believed that society should aim for zero-tolerance of arbitrary power and strive to promote and preserve individual freedom. Discusses how Mill freed himself of the mechanistic aspects of Benthamite Utilitarianism in favour of a richer vision of human happiness that was friendlier to intellectual autonomy and love of the arts while simultaneously demanding of the individual the pursuit of virtue and good character.
New Books in Economics | 24 September 2022 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Boettke about his book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy. Explores the life and work of Austrian-British economist, political economist, and social philosopher, Friedrich Hayek.
unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 16 September 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Asma discussing utilitarian values nepotism, the value and contracts of kith & kin, the costs of tribalism, and the decline of standardised religion. Argues that while Western societies profess hostility to nepotism, we all practice and benefit from nepotism. Draws from his book Against Fairness.
Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 19 May 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Scott Hershovitz about his book Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids. Uses the perspective of children to explore philosophy. Covers punishment, authority, sex, gender, race, and more.
Many Minds | 27 April 2022 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kristin Andrews and Susana Monsó discussing the study of animal minds in general and the animal morality debate in particular. Covers rats and empathy; the role of philosophy in the cross-disciplinary study of animal cognition; how scientists are trained to study animals; animals’ understandings of death; whether animals should be considered moral beings; and the connection between social norms and morality.
The Next Big Idea | 24 March 2022 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Chalmers about his book Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy. Explains the thinking behind his estimate that it is 25% likely that we are living in a simulation. Sets out why we can still lead a meaningful life – even if we are living in a simulation.
The Dissenter | 11 March | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Letheby about his book Philosophy of Psychedelics. Discusses the philosophy of psychedelics: epistemology; psychedelic therapy; the neurobiology of psychedelics; changes to the sense of self; autobiographical changes; the epistemic risks and benefits of psychedelic therapy; and spiritual experiences from a naturalistic point of view.
The Forum | 27 January 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Discusses the life and work of Jeremy Bentham, especially his philosophy of utilitarianism – judging actions by their outcomes, not intentions; and focussing on increasing human happiness. Includes his thinking on prisons, justice, rights of the ruled to hold rulers to account, education, women’s suffrage, and animal rights.