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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
2011 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest figures in Western Philosophy – David Hume. As well as an economist and historian, Hume was specifically known for his scepticism and empiricism, and was also an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment period in the 18th century. In this audio collection, The Open University’s Nigel Warburton is joined by A.C. Grayling and other philosophers to discuss Hume’s key theories around the self, induction and his argument agai ...
 
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Peter Singer is probably the most famous living philosopher. He recently won the million-dollar Berggruen Prize and promptly gave all that money to charity. His positions on this, on animals, poverty, altruism, and much else besides are underpinned by his consequentialism. Here, in conversation with Nigel Warburton he explains his consequentialism …
 
'Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went out and asked them, “Who do you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. As we come up to Easter, Josh helps us to look into our last "I am" statement for the term, as we see Jesus arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. This talk was recorded at Senior High on S…
 
Is Jesus a plant? Why does he say that he is the vine, we are the branches, and the Father is the gardener? Ben helps us to understand this next "I am" statement from Jesus as we look deeper into God's word and how we are to remain in him. This talk was recorded at Senior High on Sunday 27 March 2022. Sorry for the delay in uploading!…
 
Spying raises many ethical issues, but these are rarely discussed - at least by philosophers. Cécile Fabre, author of a recent book on the topic, Spying Through a Glass Darkly, discusses some of these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode is sponsored by The New European newspaper.…
 
Rach helps us to think about what Jesus tells us in John 10. What does it mean that he is a gate? And who are the sheep? What does this show us about who Jesus is? All good questions, listen to find out! Quick disclaimer: the recording starts midway through a sentence, sorry about that! This talk was recorded at Senior High on Sunday 20 February 20…
 
We start the year looking right at Jesus; who he says he is, and what that means for us. In John 8, Jesus says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life". Andee helps us to unpack this passage and encourage us to follow Jesus in the light. This talk was given at Senior High on Sund…
 
We start the year looking right at Jesus; who he says he is, and what that means for us. In John 6, Jesus says "I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Josh unpacks this and encourages us to work for what will endure forever. This talk was given at Senior High on Sunday 30…
 
Christ Church Youth are looking at what it looks like to be ON FIRE for Jesus this Summer Camp. What does it look like to follow Jesus with your whole heart? Nigel helps us look at what it looks like to follow Jesus and why wholehearted disciples love to share him with others. Nigel unpacked 2 Corinthians 5:6-15 for us. This talk was given at Summe…
 
Christ Church Youth are looking at what it looks like to be ON FIRE for Jesus this Summer Camp. What does it look like to follow Jesus with your whole heart? Josh Hayward got voted off the island and went home sick, but Nigel Fortescue continues the talks, this time in Hebrews 10:19-25 to see what it looks like to love one another as wholehearted d…
 
Christ Church Youth are looking at what it looks like to be ON FIRE for Jesus this Summer Camp. What does it look like to follow Jesus with your whole heart? Josh Hayward continues in Philippians 1:9-11 to see what it looks like to grow in maturity as wholehearted disciples of Jesus. Following Jesus means growing in his love in his word more and mo…
 
Christ Church Youth are looking at what it looks like to be ON FIRE for Jesus this Summer Camp. What does it look like to follow Jesus with your whole heart? Josh Hayward kicks off the talks for us in Mark 12:28-34 to see just how BIG God is. Following Jesus means worshipping (or magnifying) him with everything. This talk was given at Summer Camp o…
 
In Oxford during the Second World War four women philosophers came to prominence. Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Iris Murdoch, and Mary Midgley were friends and met to discuss their ideas, particulary about ethics. Benjamin Lipscomb, author of a recent book about them, The Women Are Up To Something, speaks to David Edmonds in this episode of th…
 
Josh finishes looking at the hope of Christmas by seeing this hope guaranteed in the person of Jesus. 1 Peter 1 speaks of a hope that God has given his people that can never perish, spoil or fade, and we know this is the living hope that we have in the resurrection of Jesus! This talk was given at Youth Carols on Friday 10 December…
 
People absolutely LOVE to make a name for themselves, which is interesting because we were created to make a name for God. Andee helps us see that Genesis 11 gives us a beautiful picture of humanity banding together to glorify themselves and God acting swiftly to take this seriously. This talk was given at Senior High on Sunday 28 November.…
 
The classic story of Noah's ark is definitely a bit different to what we might remember it as kids! Rach helps unpack what God actually says in Genesis 6-8 about the way God responds to human wickedness with destruction, while also giving mercy to those who were righteous. This talk was given at Junior High on Friday 12 November.…
 
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