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Philosophy Bites Again is a brand new selection of interviews from the popular podcast of the same name. It offers engaging and thought-provoking conversations with leading philosophers on a selection of major philosophical issues that affect our lives. Their subjects include pleasure, pain, and humor; consciousness and the self; free will, responsibility, and punishment; the meaning of life and the afterlife. Everyone will find ideas in this book to fascinate, provoke, and inspire them.
The Philosophy Bites podcast was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has, to date, over 20 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.
David Edmonds is an award-winning documentary maker for the BBC World Service. He is the author or co-author (with John Eidinow) of several books, including Wittgenstein's Poker (short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award), Bobby Fischer Goes To War (long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize), and Rousseau's Dog (about the relationship between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume). He is currently a Research Associate at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University and an Associate Editor for Prospect Magazine.
Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster, and writer. His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. He runs several weblogs including virtualphilosopher.com and artandallusion.com, and tweets regularly at @philosophybites.
Table of Contents
The most impressive philosopher I've met..., David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton Joy and Pain 1. Thomas Hurka on Pleasure 2. Michael Tye on Pain 3. Noel Carroll on Humour Morality 4. Jeff McMahan on Moral Status 5. John Mikhail on Universal Moral Grammar 6. Raimond Gaita on Torture 7. Gary Francione on Animal Abolitionism Mind, Self, and Imagination 8. Ned Block on Consciousness 9. Pat Churchland on Eliminative Materialism 10. Frank Jackson on What Mary Knew 11. Galen Strawson on the Sense of Self 12. Alison Gopnik on the Imagination Free Will, Responsibility, and Punishment 13. Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting 14. Fiery Cushman on Moral Luck 15. Nicola Lacey on Criminal Responsibility 16. Victor Tadros on Punishment 17. Philip Pettit on Group Agency Politics 18. Susan Mendus on Toleration 19. Hillel Steiner on Exploitation 20. Rae Langton on Hate Speech 21. Nancy Fraser on Recognition 22. Tony Coady on Dirty Hands Metaphysics, Meaning, and Reason 23. Kit Fine on What is Metaphysics? 24. Dan Sperber on the Enigma of Reason 25. Stephen Neale on Meaning and Interpretation 26. Susan Wolf on Meaning in Life 27. Samuel Scheffler on the Afterlife