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Episode 8: Causation / Oct. 16, 2020

With Dr Neil McDonnell

Hosted by Arianna Clark Ruaridh Gilmartin

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

Most of us probably think we know how causation works. If we flick the switch of the kettle, we will cause the kettle to boil. If we set up a line of dominoes, and knock over the first domino, we will have caused that domino to fall, which will cause the next domino to fall, and the next, and the next, and so on. However, Dr Neil McDonnell – The Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow – is going to discuss just some of the ways in which talking about causation isn’t so simple, with Ruaridh Gilmartin and Arianna Clark.

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Episode 7: Climate Change and Extinction Rebellion / Oct. 9, 2020

With Quan Nguyen

Hosted by Hamish Stewart

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Climate change is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in politics and in everyday life. On today’s episode Hamish Stewart talks to Quan Nguyen, a PhD candidate at the University of St. Andrews. In this episode Quan describes a public philosophy article he wrote following the school strikes for climate as well as his experience in Extinction Rebellion Scotland.

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Collab: SWAG / Oct. 5, 2020

With Anna Bambrick

Hosted by Jasmine Hunt Keir Aitken

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

In this episode we discuss women's place in the world and why it's important to celebrate successful women.

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Episode 6: Morality in dreams / Oct. 2, 2020

With Dr Robert Cowan

Hosted by Ross Patrizio Alexandros Constantinou

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

Are we ever morally assessable for the things we do in our dreams? If we are, does this mean that we should be proud when we do something good in our dream? Are we to blame when we do something wrong? Dr. Robert Cowan, lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, joins Ross Patrizio and Alexandros Constantinou to discuss these questions and many more in this episode of Thoughts.

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Episode 5: Authority and autonomy / Sept. 25, 2020

With Dr James Humphries

Hosted by Jasmine Hunt Keir Aitken

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

Why do we have a government? Why don’t we just ‘Lord of the Flies’ it? Do we really have to obey political authority? James Humphries, lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, talks us through these questions and many more in this episode of Thoughts. Keir Aitken and Jasmine Hunt join him in discussion.