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nigel warburton
Oxford and London
I'm a freelance philosopher, writer and podcaster.
Interests: philosophy, art, photography
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Michael Ignatieff is in the unusal position of having seen both philosophy and politics from the inside. He had a career as an academic and as a writer and presenter before entering politics and going on to become leader of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at philosophy bites
Booking will open soon for this Tate Modern course (6 Monday evening sessions) led by Nigel Warburton. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at art and allusion
Details and booking for Machiavelli to Mill (a six-session course), Clerkenwell, London. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at art and allusion
Details and booking for Machiavelli to Mill (a six-session course), Clerkenwell, London. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at philosophy bites
Machiavelli to Mill - key works in political philosophy led by Nigel Warburton Tuesday evenings 29th April - 3rd June 8.10pm - 9.40pm The Cellar, The Betsey Trotwood (pub), 56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 3BL (a short walk from Farringdon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at virtual philosopher
Philosophy: the Basics course - Tuesday evenings 29th April - 3rd June A six-session introduction to Philosophy led by Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, Free... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at art and allusion
Philosophy: the Basics course - Tuesday evenings 29th April - 3rd June A six-session introduction to Philosophy led by Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, Free... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at philosophy bites
Philosophy: the Basics course - Tuesday evenings 29th April - 3rd June A six-session introduction to Philosophy led by Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, Free... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at virtual philosopher
Accountability is central to our relations with others. It forms part of a moral conversation which we engage in. Yale professor Stephen Darwall explains how our reciprocal obligations hinge on this notion in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at philosophy bites
Bites interviewees and their podcasts updated 14th March 2014 - compiled by Seth Adelman Key to numbering: xxx (3 digit number) = Philosophy Bites (including 4 Ethics Bites and all Bio-Ethics Bites podcasts) Exx = the other Ethics Bites podcasts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at philosophy bites
David Papineau discusses specific incidents in sport that are of philosophical interest in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. He discusses all these cases in detail on his weblog More Important Than That. Listen to David Papineau on Philosophy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at philosophy bites
Roberto Unger, philosopher, social scientist, former Brazilian politician, and Harvard Law Professor (counting Barack Obama among his former students), outlines what he means by deep freedom. Listen to Roberto Mangabeira Unger on Deep Freedom Please help keep Philosophy Bites free... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at philosophy bites
Links to 290 Bites podcasts arranged by theme. We're extremely grateful to Seth Adelman for compiling this list of our interviews and organising them by thematic content. This list was last updated 26/2/14. Key to numbering: xxx (3 digit number)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at philosophy bites
Places are available on 3 courses in London led by Nigel Warburton: Philosophy: the Basics - a 6 session course , starts March 11th. Philosophy Through Films - a 4 session course, starts April 3rd. Machiavelli to Mill - a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at art and allusion
Places are available on 2 courses in London led by Philosophy Bites interviewer Nigel Warburton: Philosophy Through Films - a 4 session course, starts April 3rd. Machiavelli to Mill - a 4 session, course starts April 3rd. NB Discounted price... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at philosophy bites
Two new courses NB special price of £100 for those taking both courses - see below Philosophy Through Films - a 4-session course To be held at 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1w 6UW 6.30pm - 8pm on Thursday evenings... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at virtual philosopher
Nicola Lacey, author of a biography of the legal philosopher H.L.A. Hart, discusses his legal positivism with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Listen to Nicola Lacey on H.L.A. Hart on Legal Positivism An earlier interview... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at philosophy bites
'Philosophy Bites is a podcast series' is a descriptive statement. 'You ought to tell the truth' is a normative one. But what is normativity? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast John Skorupski discusses this question with David Edmonds.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at philosophy bites
Come and hear Philosophy Bites' David Edmonds (co-author of the bestseller Wittgenstein's Poker) talking about his new book Would You Kill the Fat Man? in the Bertrand Russell Room at Conway Hall, London (a short walk from Holborn underground station).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at philosophy bites
We are currently unfunded. We believe that everyone should have free access to these podcast interviews. Help keep Philosophy Bites interviews free by subscribing or donating via the Paypal buttons in the left column of this weblog. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at philosophy bites
You can listen to any Philosophy Bites podcast using the player below. To go back through episodes, click on the Menu button and select More Episodes Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at virtual philosopher
Why do so many people object to inequality? Is there something intrinsically wrong with it? Is it wrong because it has bad consequences? Or is there nothing wrong with it? Harvard philosopher Tim Scanlon discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at philosophy bites
What part does context play in determining the meaning of a sentence? Is there any room for literal meaning? Emma Borg discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Listen to Emma Borg on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at philosophy bites
David Edmonds' new book Would You Kill the Fat Man? (Princeton University Press) has had excellent reviews in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast. David wrote an interesting piece about the Talmud and Trolleyology... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at philosophy bites
Neurophilosopher Pat Churchland discusses the nature of self-control and the light that neuroscience can throw on its mechanisms in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Listen to Pat Churchland on Self Control Listen to an earlier Philosophy Bites interview with Pat Churchland... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at philosophy bites