Episode 6, Alastair Norcross, On Eating Meat

July 30, 2017

In this episode, Alex talks to Prof. Alastair Norcross about the ethics of eating meat, and in particular Prof. Norcross' paper 'Puppies, Pigs and People' (http://faculty.smu.edu/jkazez/animal%20rights/norcross-4.pdf).

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Episode 5, Scott Berman, On Platonism

June 25, 2017

In this episode, Alex talks with Prof. Scott Berman (St. Louis University) about platonism. They talk about various competing views, such as nominalism, conceptualism, constructivism, contemporary and classic Aristotelianism, and how they stack up against platonism.

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Episode 4, Wes Morriston on the Kalam Cosmological Argument

June 25, 2017

In this episode, Alex talks with Prof. Wes Morriston (University of Colorado, Boulder) about the kalam cosmological argument. They talk about the idea of actual infinities and William Lane Craig's arguments about how they are impossible.

Many of Prof. Morriston's papers are available here: http://spot.colorado.edu/~morristo/selected-papers.html

In particular, see this: http://spot.colorado.edu/~morristo/NewKalamCritique.pdf

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Episode 3, Graham Oppy, On Logical Problems of Evil

June 25, 2017

In this episode, Alex talks to Prof. Graham Oppy (University of Monash) about logical problems of evil. The disussion centres around Graham's forthcoming paper in the Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil, edited by Chad Meister and Paul Moser. Find out more about Graham here: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/graham-oppy/publications/

 

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Episode 2, Graham Priest, On Contradictions

June 25, 2017

In this episode, Alex talks to Prof. Graham Priest (CUNY) about paradoxes, contradictions and the metaphysics of logic. Priest is well known for defending a theory, known as 'dialetheism', according to which some contradictions are true. He has also done considerable work on paraconsitent logic and the analysis of paradoxes.

We recommend his book, 'In Contradiction' (1987), and his website which features hundreds of free papers (http://grahampriest.net).

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Episode 1; Arif Ahmed, On Miracles

June 25, 2017

In this first episode, I talk to Dr Arif Ahmed, who is a Reader in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. We talk about atheism, David Hume, and Arif's recent paper 'Hume and the Independent Witnesses' (2015). Here is Arif's academic page where you can see his research outputs and links to various public engagements he has participated in:

http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/people/teaching-research-pages/ahmed/ahmed-page

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