Videos

Philosophy Now Festival - An Introduction

Philosophy Now Festival - An Introduction

The aim of this video is to give those who have not previously attended the Philosophy Now Festival an idea of what it's all about. All of the footage in this video was taken at the 2020 festival.

Cressida Cowell Award Speech

Philosophy Now Festival 2015

Cressida Cowell Award Speech

In 2015 Cressida Cowell recieved the Philosophy Now Award for Contributions In The Fight Against Stupidity. This is her acceptance speech at the Philosophy Now Festival 2015.

Dr Ian James Kidd: Philosophical Misanthropy

Philosophy Now Festival 2020

Dr Ian James Kidd: Philosophical Misanthropy

The 2020 PFA George Ross Memorial Lecture given by Dr Ian James Kidd at the Philosophy Now Festival. Kidd says there are four philosophical ways to not like people.

Peter Singer’s Philosophy Now Award Acceptance Speech

Philosophy Now Award

Peter Singer’s Philosophy Now Award Acceptance Speech

Peter Singer won Philosophy Now’s 2016 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. This is his acceptance talk.

Awards for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity

Philosophy Now Festival 2018

Awards for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity

The recipient of the 2017 Award is James Randi. The recipient of the 2018 Award is Prof Robert Sapolsky. The presentation of the awards took place in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018.

Myths, Morality and McTaggart’s Cat

Philosophy Now Festival 2018

Myths, Morality and McTaggart’s Cat

Dr Peter Cave gives the 2018 George Ross Memorial Lecture in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018.

The Great Balloon Debate

Philosophy Now Festival 2018

The Great Balloon Debate

The Great Balloon Debate (chaired by Filiz Peach, organised by Philosophy For All) offers the audience the chance to vote on which famous historical philosopher should be thrown out of a balloon first to stop it crashing. This debate took place in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018. The participants were:

• Anja Steinbauer as Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
• Martin Muchall as The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)
• Richard Baron as Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753)
• John Holroyd as Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Artificial Intelligence, the Singularity, and the Future

Philosophy Now Festival 2018

Artificial Intelligence, the Singularity, and the Future

This discussion, chaired by Richard Baron, took place in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018.

Interview with Slavoj Zizek

Interviews

Interview with Slavoj Zizek

The philosopher Slavoj Zizek was interviewed in a London café in July 2017 by Anja Steinbauer and Katy Baker from Philosophy Now magazine.

Judging Religion

Philosophy Now Festival 2015

Judging Religion

John Holroyd introduces his book Judging Religion. The chair of the session is Richard Baron. Recorded during the Philosophy Now Festival on 21 November 2015.

Philosophy of History

Philosophy Now, Please #3

Philosophy of History

In the third episode of ‘Philosophy Now, Please’, we ask: What is history? How does it develop? Where is it going? We discuss a range of thinkers and ideas, helped by our guest speakers Prof. Alfons Grieder and Richard Baron.

Philosophy Now on Holiday

Philosophy Now, Please #2

Philosophy Now on Holiday

In its second episode, Philosophy Now, Please considers the concept of the ‘holiday’. What is it, and why should we go on one? While Rick Lewis suggests the holiday might be regarded as a moral duty toward our loved ones, Mark Fielding admits to be rather bad at them. Anja Steinbauer discusses a history of holiday, and Nikki Dekker wonders what a good holiday consists of: rest, play or education? A special guest tells us all about his favourite holiday. But in the end, Jane O’Grady says, we may travel the world, but we can never escape ourselves.

The Olympics and Philosophy

Philosophy Now, Please #1

The Olympics and Philosophy

In this first episode of Philosophy Now, Please, Rick Lewis takes a look at the philosophical practice of watching sports, while Anja Steinbauer considers the Kantian imperative and sportsmanship and Nikki Dekker describes two competing attitudes to sporting competition. We also have Shahrar Ali as a guest speaker, talking about the politics surrounding the London 2012 Olympics.

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