Kirk Ludwig explores John Searle’s latest book.
Philosophy Enters the Video Age
Rudy Fara is a maker of philosophy videos. Before I say any more, let’s just get a few ideas out of our heads. Forget earnest Open University dons talking straight to camera about how Plato is “our contemporary”. Forget Hollywood pitchers imploring, “it’s gonna be like Woody Allen meets Die Hard”. And forget B-list comedians undertaking a round of interviews with top “egg-heads” in a state of faux-bemusement. What Fara is doing is far more serious and valuable than any of these ideas “video-philosophy” calls to mind, as Julian Baggini discovered.
Can Computers Ever Be Conscious?
Iain MacNaughton considers the major arguments in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
Philosophers Playing Games
Julian Baggini interviews Jeremy Hayward and Gerald Jones about making philosophy fun.