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Episode 13: Settler Colonialism / Nov. 20, 2020

With Karl Martin Adam

Hosted by Hamish Stewart Jasmine Hunt

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Are borders always bad? Believe it or not, some philosophers think they are. Today we speak to Karl Martin Adam - a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - who argues that settler colonialism is a case where borders seem like quite a good thing. Jasmine Hunt and Hamish Stewart join him in conversation.

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Episode 12: Violence in Video Games / Nov. 13, 2020

With Dr Rebecca Davnall

Hosted by Kate Moody

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

Why do we think of some violent acts in video games as wrong, and others not? In this episode, Katie Moody speaks to Dr. Rebecca Davnall, a lecturer in philosophy and game design studies at the University of Liverpool, about whether actions in video games can be morally wrong.

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Episode 11: Future people / Nov. 6, 2020

With Dr Joe Slater

Hosted by Ross Patrizio Kate Moody

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Do we have obligations to future people? Would it be better to just nuke the world? In this episode Katie Moody and Ross Patrizio talk to Dr Joe Slater, a lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, about our moral obligations to people living in the future.

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Episode 10: Buddhism and the non-self / Oct. 30, 2020

With Pavel Nitchovski

Hosted by Hamish Stewart Keir Aitken

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Buddhism, and its metaphysics, is not given much attention in Western philosophy. Fortunately, Pavel Nitchovski, a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was as annoyed as we were about this, and decided to teach the topic in the Summer of 2020. In this episode, Hamish Stewart and Keir Aitken quiz Pavel about Buddhism’s conception of the non-self.

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Episode 9: Disability and Enhancement / Oct. 23, 2020

With Lysette Chaproniere

Hosted by Jasmine Hunt Keir Aitken

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

What is disability? How does it relate to enhancement? Do enhancements promote equality, or inequality? In this episode, Jasmine Hunt and Keir Aitken discuss the relationship between disability and enhancement – and the social and philosophical relevance of each – with PhD student Lysette Chaproniere.