fredag 8. oktober 2010

Analytic Philosophy Vids! And a few continental, ..

First good channel

Logic Lane (1972) highlights:

Strawson and Evans - Language and Creativity.

Ayer and Williams - Appearance and Reality.

Ryle and Urmson - You might just as well say 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'.

Murdoch and Pears - The Idea of Freedom.


Second good channel:


Ayer - on Logical Positivism.

W. V. Quine - In Conversation. (more of these are up!)

John Searle - on the Philosophy of Language.

Quine - on Quine.

Chomsky - Ideas of Chomsky.

Peter Singer - on Hegel and Marx.

Hubert Dreyfus - on Husserl and Heidegger.

Hilary Putnam - on the Philosophy of Science.


Third place to go:


Dretske - What We See

Mcdowell - Intention in Action

Putman - The Depths and Shallows of Experience

Perry - Thinking and Talking About the Self

Perry - Conversations With History: Identity with John Perry


And here's a fourth: "Philosophy TV"

Just started! Based on the bloggingheads type conversations, but only for (academic?) philosophers! Promises "Two philosophers in conversation every 3-4 days!" :)


Tasty leftovers:

Putnam - on the Fact/Value dichotomy.

Rorty and Davidson - in discussion! [series - not out in full]

John Searle - speaking at Google.

..also, this site might be interesting to some; videos of young philosophers. This one by James Beebe was pretty okay!


Continental Philosophy

The "European Graduate School" channel on youtube. 
I found the following interesting:

Donna Haraway - Cyborgs, Dogs and Companion Species

Manuel DeLanda - The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.

Slavoj Zizek- Materialism and Theology.


General selection:

History of Western philosophy - Three part walk through.

American Philosopher - Interviews.

Locating Subjects of Experience in the Natural Order Radical thought experiments with Dan Dennett.


Ramachandran on Neurology and the Passion for Art.



"The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society. "

"TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design."

"At The Science Network [TSN], we share Carl Sagan's vision of science as a candle in the dark. It is part of out mission to enlarge the constituency of reason. This is why we make programs about science. We celebrate rational conversation."

From TSN, Beyond Belief 1,2,3 under "Programs" is worth checking out, as well as an interview with Rodolfo Llinás under "The Science Studio". TED and EDGE has a great variety of stuff to check out. There's a lot of science to all of these, and it would be a huge task to weed out the purely philosophical stuff if there is any at all..

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Here's the general channel.

Mcdowell and Davidson exchange views!

Putnam on computationalism.

Sellars on meaning and language (part of audio missing?).


I have a "roundtable discussion with Kripke, Putnam and Burge", that I presumably found here, which  does not seem to work now. If you're interested in it and can't find it, just email me at


Philosophy bites:

"Podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics"

Lots of stuff here! (seems to go back to 2007 at least)



"A monthly podcast from the University of Chicago philosophy department."

16 episodes found here at time of writing.


Philosophy Talk

"The program that questions everything
...except your intelligence."