Genocide is, at first glance, a straightforward term. We understand what it is and why it is such an evil. But, as  Chandran Kukathas of the London School of Economics argues in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, perhaps the received definition of this term needs refinement.
Direct download: Chandran_Kukathas_on_Genocide.mp3
Category:Chandran Kukathas -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

How do we learn anything? This isn't a puzzle until you start thinking hard about it. In his dialogue The Meno, Plato presented an apparent paradox about inquiry. M.M. McCabe discusses this paradox and its continuing relevance.
Direct download: MM_McCabe_on_the_Paradox_of_Inquiry.mp3
Category:M.M. McCabe -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Parmenides was one of the most important pre-Socratic philosophers. Raymond Tallis discusses his ideas and influence in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Direct download: Raymond_Tallis_on_Parmenides.mp3
Category:Raymond Tallis -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Don Cupitt, a controversial theologian and philosopher, whose BBC television series and book The Sea of Faith was extremely influential, giving birth to a theological movement, believes that most religion is too anthropomorphic. In this interview for the  Philosophy Bites podcast he  explains his non-realist approach to God.
Direct download: Don_Cupitt_on_Non-Realism_About_God.mp3
Category:Don Cupitt -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Tolerance is usually thought of as the great virtue of democratic societies. Wendy Brown of UC Berkeley asks some sceptical questions about the concept of tolerance and how it can be used to express power relationships in this interview for Philosophy Bites.
Direct download: Wendy_Brown_on_Tolerance.mp3
Category:Wendy Brown -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

Political representation in a democracy doesn't necessarily reflect the variety of people within a society. Most noticeably, there is a much lower percentage of women acting as representatives than there is in the wider population. Does this matter? Anne Phillips believes it does. She explains why in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
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Category:Anne Phillips -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Anthony Grayling argues that bombing civilians in Dresden and other German cities in the Second World War was morally wrong.
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Category:Anthony Grayling -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

What makes anyone the same person over time? In this interview for Philosophy Bites Christopher Shields addresses this question of personal identity, one which, as he points out, has perplexed philosophers since antiquity.
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Category:Christopher Shields -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Alexander Nehamas explores the value of friendship in this interview with Nigel Warburton for the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Direct download: Alexander_Nehamas_on_Friendship.mp3
Category:Alexander Nehamas -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

Raymond Geuss wants political philosophers to focus on real politics rather than abstract notions. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for Philosophy Bites he explains why he believes philosophers such as Robert Nozick and John Rawls were fundamentally misguided in the way they approached political philosophy.
Direct download: Raymond_Geuss_on_Real_Politics.mp3
Category:Raymond Geuss -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT



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