Author(s): David Edmonds
Philosophy Bites is a selection of the best interviews from the hugely successful podcast of the same name. Leading philosophers discuss a wide range of philosophical issues, from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics, in a lively, informal, personal way. Time, infinity, evil, friendship, animals, wine, sport, tragedy - all human life is here. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has, to date, had 7 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.
As introductions to philosophy go, these bite-size dialogues add up to a surprisingly substantial whole. Publishers Weekly This thoughtful and highly readable collection of conversations with philosophers...displays an admirable grasp of a variety of issues. Publishers Weekly
Introduction; What is Philosophy?; ETHICS; 1. Julian Savulescu on 'Yuk!'; 2. Simon Blackburn on Moral Relativism; 3. Peter Singer on Animals; 4. Michael Sandel on Genetic Enhancement in Sport; 5. Alexander Nehamas on Friendship; POLITICS; 6. Anthony Appiah on Cosmopolitanism; 7. Miranda Fricker on Credibility and Discrimination; 8. Anne Phillips on Multiculturalism; 9. Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights; 10. Wendy Brown on Tolerance; METAPHYSICS AND MIND; 11. Adrian Moore on Infinity; 12. David Papineau on Scientific Realism; 13. Barry Stroud on Scepticism; 14. Hugh Mellor on Time; 15. Tim Crane on Mind and Body; 16. Tim Williamson on Vagueness; AESTHETICS; 17. Derek Matravers on the Definition of Art; 18. Alain de Botton on the Aesthetics of Architecture; 19. Barry C. Smith on Wine; 20. Alex Neill on the Paradox of Tragedy; GOD, ATHEISM AND THE MEANING OF LIFE; 21. Don Cupitt on Non-Realism About God; 22. John Cottingham on The Meaning of Life; 23. Stephen Law on The Problem of Evil; 24. Keith Ward on Eastern and Western Idealism; 25. Anthony Grayling on Atheism; Further Reading; Notes on Contributors; Index