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Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago.  Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise.  The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).

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Current Elucidation

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Sally Sedgwick

Episode 62: Sally Sedgwick discusses Hegel's critique of Kant

Sally Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

 

 

Coming Next Month

Michael Devitt discusses reference.

Past Elucidations

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Episode 61: Jeff Buechner discusses Kripke and functionalism

Jeff Buechner is Permanent Lecturer in Philosophy at Rutgers University, Newark.

 

 

 

Episode 60: Fabrizio Cariani shares his thoughts about oughts

Fabrizio Cariani is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.

 

 

 

Episode 59: Rebecca Kukla discusses reproductive risk

Rebecca Kukla is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

 

 

 

Episode 58: Stewart Shapiro discusses vagueness (part II)

Stewart Shapiro is Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University.

 

 

 

Episode 57: Julia Annas discusses virtue ethics

Julia Annas is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.

 

 

 

Episode 56: Philip Pettit discusses corporate rights and responsibilities

Philip Pettit is a Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University.

 

 

Episode 55: Branden Fitelson discusses paradoxes of consistency

Branden Fitelson is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

 

 

 

Episode 54: Patricia Blanchette discusses Frege's Logicism

Patricia is a Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame.

 

 

 

Episode 53: Martin Stokhof discusses formal semantics and Wittgenstein

Martin Stokhof is Professor of Philosophy of Language at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.

 

 

Episode 52: Rafeeq Hasan discusses Rousseau on freedom and happiness.

Rafeeq Hasan is Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He recently completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

Episode 51: Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen discuss inquisitive semantics.

Jeroen Groenendijk is Professor of Philosophy of Language at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam, and Floris Roelofsen is Assistant Professor of Logic and Semantics at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation.

 

 

Episode 50: Greg Salmieri discusses the Aristotelian good life and productive work.

Greg Salmieri is Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Boston University.

 

 

Episode 49: Hans Kamp discusses discourse representation theory.

Hans Kamp is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Natural Language Processing at the University of Stuttgart.

 

 

Episode 48: Jennifer Frey discusses the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.

Jennifer Frey is Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 47: Alexandru Baltag discusses the logic of knowledge.

Alexandru Baltag is Professor of Logic at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

Episode 46: Frank Veltman discusses normality.

Frank Veltman is Professor of Logic and Philosophy at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation in Amsterdam.

 

 

Episode 45: Anubav Vasudevan discusses probability and determinism.

Anubav Vasudevan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 44: Joëlle Proust discusses metacognition.

Joëlle Proust works at Institut Jean-Nicod, as a Director of Research for Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Foundation, from Ecole Normale Supérieure.

 

 

Episode 43: Peter Adamson discusses the philosophy of Al-Kindi.

Peter Adamson is a Professor at the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy.

 

 

Episode 42: Agustín Rayo discusses the construction of logical space.

Agustín Rayo is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.

 

Episode 41: David Enoch discusses metaethics.

David Enoch is Professor of Philosophy and Jacob I. Berman Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

Episode 40: Johan van Benthem discusses logical dynamics.

Johan van Benthem is University Professor of pure and applied logic, University of Amsterdam, and Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of philosophy, Stanford University.

 

 

 

Episode 39: Nicholas Asher discusses the philosophy of language.

Nicholas Asher is director of research at both the CNRS and at the IRIT in Toulouse.

 

 

Episode 38: Christopher Frey discusses Aristotle on living organisms and their parts.

Christopher Frey is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 37: Catarina Dutilh Novaes discusses methods in philosophy.

Catarina Dutilh Novaes is assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen.

 

 

Episode 36: Robert van Rooij discusses vagueness.

Robert van Rooij is a senior staff member of the  Department of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam.

 

 

 

Episode 35: Martha Nussbaum discusses the capabilities approach.

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

Episode 34: Kieran Setiya discusses moral disagreement.

Kieran Setiya is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

Episode 33: Daniel Sutherland discusses the philosophy of mathematics.

Daniel Sutherland is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

 

Episode 32: Jennifer Lockhart discusses ignorant knowledge.

Jennifer Lockhart is Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University and recently received her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Episode 31: Branden Fitelson discusses reasoning fallacies.

Branden Fitelson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rutgers.

 

 

 

Episode 30: Marko Malink disucsses modal syllogistic.

Marko Malink is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

Episode 29: Peter Kail discusses Hume's legacy.

Peter Kail is University Lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy at St. Peter's College, Oxford University.

 

 

 

Episode 28: John Searle discusses human reality and basic reality.

John Searle is Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.He was the keynote speaker at the Weissbourd conference on Contradiction co-sponsered by the Philosophy Department in May, 2011.

 

Episode 27: Emma Borg discusses semantic minimalism.

Emma Borg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, and was the White Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago Spring Quarter 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 26: Robert Richards discusses evolutionary ethics.

 

Robert J. Richards is the Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor in the History of Science, and Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Philosophy, History, Psychology, and in the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science; and he is director of the Fishbein Center for History of Science.

 

 

Episode 25: Robert Stalnaker discusses conversational context.

Robert Stalnaker is Professor of Philosophy at MIT. He was an invited visitor of the Semantics and Philosophy of Language Workshop in January, 2011.

 

 

Episode 24: Christopher Peacocke discusses the perception of music.
Christopher Peacocke is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and was Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

Episode 23: Quassim Cassam discusses transcendental arguments.
Quassim Cassam is Professor of Philosophy at Warwick University. He was the Lipkind Lecturer at the University of Chicago in October, 2010.

 

 

 

Episode 22: Ben Laurence discusses collective action.
Ben Laurence is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 21: Raymond Geuss discusses political liberalism. Raymond Geuss is professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He was a longtime member of the faculty of the Philosophy Department and continues  to be a frequent invited speaker and sometime visiting professor here at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 20: Simon Critchley discusses faith.

Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.

 

 

Episode 19: Dan Sperber discusses epistemic vigilance.

Dan Sperber is Research Professor at the Institut Nicod in Paris and was the Georges Lurcy Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 18: Mark Lance discusses language and power.

Mark Lance is Professor at Georgetown University in both the Philosophy department and the Program on Justice and Peace. In Spring, 2008, Mark Lance was the Visiting Lipkind Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 17: Brandon Fogel discusses mechanism and causation.

Brandon Fogel is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 16: Amartya Sen discusses justice.

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University.In Spring, 2009, Amartya Sen was the Visiting Dewey Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 15: Brian Leiter discusses religious toleration - September 2010

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.  He specializes in general jurisprudence (including its intersection with issues in metaphysics and epistemology), moral and political philosophy (in both Anglophone and Continental traditions), and the law of evidence.

 

Episode 14: Edward Witherspoon discusses skepticism - August 2010

Edward Witherspoon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colgate University. Since its inception in Fall, 1999, Edward Witherspoon has been a frequent participant in the Wittgenstein Workshop at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 13: Fabrizio Cariani discusses judgment aggregation - July 2010

Fabrizio Cariani is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.

 

 

Episode 12: Jason Bridges discusses contextualism - June 2010

Jason Bridges is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Episode 11: Martin Gustafsson discusses philosophical pictures - May 2010

Martin Gustafsson, Assistant Researcher, Stockholms universitet, spent 2000/2001 as a post-doc fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.


Episode 10: Richard Kraut discusses goodness - April 2010

Richard Kraut is the Charles and Emma Morrison Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University and a founding member of the Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Philosophy.

 

Episode 9: Ted Cohen discusses metaphor - March 2010

Ted Cohen is Professor in Philosophy, the College, the Committee on Art and Design, and the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities.


Episode 8: Chris Haufe discusses evolutionary psychology - February 2010

Chris Haufe is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science.

 

Episode 7: Daniel Groll discusses nature and ethics - January 2010

Daniel Groll holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago and is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Carleton College

 

 

Episode 6: Jesse Prinz discusses experimental philosophy - December 2009

Jesse Prinz is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.

 

Episode 5: Jocelyn Benoist discusses the philosophy of perception - November 2009

Jocelyn Benoist is the White's Visiting Professor in Humanities at the University of Chicago.

 

Epidsode 4: Martha Nussbaum discusses sexuality and the law - October 2009

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

 

EPISODE 3: Brian Leiter discusses Nietzsche on morality - September 2009

Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago.  He specializes in general jurisprudence (including its intersection with issues in metaphysics and epistemology), moral and political philosophy (in both Anglophone and Continental traditions), and the law of evidence.

 

EPISODE 2: Gabriel Richardson Lear discusses Plato's philosophy of poetry - August 2009

Gabriel Richardson Lear is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.  She specializes in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.  Her book, Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Princeton, 2004), is about the relationship between morally virtuous action and theoretical contemplation in the happiest life.

 

EPISODE 1: Agnes Callard discusses desire and satisfaction - July 2009
Agnes Callard is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Her primary areas of specialization are Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Action.

 

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