Philosophy

adamBriggleSmallEpisode 90: Adam Briggle, an associate professor of philosophy and religion at the University of North Texas in discussion about an article he wrote with the philosopher Robert Frodeman for the New York Times entitled When Philosophy Lost its Way.
alvaNoeSmallEpisode 85: Alva Noë, a professor of philosophy at the University of California talks to us about his latest book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature in which he explores what art is, why it matters and what it tells us about ourselves.
richardShustermanSmallEpisode 67: Richard Shusterman, professor of philosophy at Florida Atlantic University and author of Body Consciousness and Thinking through the Body. He talks to us about the emerging field of somaesthetics and its relation to the Middle Way.
evanThompsonSmallEpisode 62: Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia talks about his book ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy’ and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
alisonGopnikSmallEpisode 61: Alison Gopnik, developmental psychologist and philosopher talks about her book ‘The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds tell us about truth, love and the meaning of life’ and how this might relate to the Middle Way
philipKitcherSmallEpisode 58: Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at the University of Columbia talks about his latest book ‘Life after Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism’ and how this might relate to the Middle Way.
julianBagginiSmallEpisode 56: Julian Baggini, the philosopher and author, talks to us about his latest book ‘The Virtues of the Table‘, how our relationship with food and drink is a great way to explore what it means to be human and how to try to live conscientiously.
gayWatsonSmallEpisode 52: Gay Watson, is a psychotherapist and author who is very much concerned with the dialogue between Buddhist thought, psychotherapy and the Mind Sciences talks about her latest book ‘A Philosophy of Emptiness’.
marekDudaSmallEpisode 37: Marek Duda, from the Centre for Effective Altruism, talks about what Effective Altruism is, it’s five main principles, counters some of the more common objections against giving aid and how this all might be related to the Middle Way.
JonathanRowsonSmallEpisode 25: Jonathan Rowson, a chess Grandmaster and director of the Social Brain Centre at the Royal Society of Arts, talks to us about the Social Brain project, it’s aims and objectives and the working assumptions that underpin its approach.

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