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Philosophy on the Radio

10 Sep, 11 | by Iain Brassington

You’re all probably way ahead of me on this, but there’s a series called The Philosopher’s Arms currently enjoying a run on Radio 4.  The premise of the programme is that philosophical questions are discussed in the context of a conversation in the pub – which has, of course, been the traditional haunt of philosophers ever since Plato and his mates went out on the razz and decided to publish the transcripts of what was said.

The Practical Ethics blog currently has a survey running on Nozick’s experience machine thought-experiment.  Go and have a look.  Better yet, pour yourself another drink, and then go and have a look.

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  • Keith Tayler

    May I make a call to Arms. There are quite a number of philosophy groups that meet for a think and a drink; so stop looking at Red or Black and other well crafted TV programmes and get down to your local Symposium. There is the Manchester Philosophy Group for Iain (had many four pint problems with them).

  • http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/staff/iain_brassington Iain Brassington

    That'd mean going outside and meeting real people.  Are you insane?

    But there's a useful list of pub philosophy events for people who aren't quite as antisocial as I here: http://www.philosophyinpubs.or

  • Keith Tayler

    Are people in think drink pubs real? Discuss. (No don't)

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