Philosopher’s Arms

Philosopher’s Arms

Pints and philosophical puzzles with Matthew Sweet. Each week Matthew goes to the pub to discuss a knotty conundrum with an audience and a panel of experts. .

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Recent episodes (10)

  • The Philosopher's Arms - Moral Blame 20 Aug 2013

    Tue, 20 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pints and philosophical puzzles with Matthew Sweet. Each week Matthew goes to the pub to discuss a knotty conundrum. Today we look at past wrongs with philospher Miranda Fricker.

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - Moral Disgust 27 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Welcome to the Philosopher's Arms. A place where moral dilemmas, philosophical ideas and the real world meet for a chat and a drink. Matthew Sweet presents with a live audience.

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - The Ultimatum Game 20 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Ultimatum Game. Matthew's financial dilemma uncovers the human capacity for greed and altruism. Matthew is joined by Kin Binmore and a live audience.

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - A Robot Daughter 13 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet discovers his daughter is a robot. She's indistinguisable from a human so should she have the same status as one? Or can he just switch her off when he feels like it?

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - The Experience Machine 6 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Experience Machine: Should Matthew plug into a device that guarantees the sensation of a happy life? David Willets, Jo Wolf and David Geaney join him in the Philosopher's Arms.

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - Morality and the Law 28 Aug 12

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Philosopher's Arms is a pub where philosophy and the real world meet for a drink. Matthew Sweet asks whether we have any moral reason to obey the law?

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - Sorites' Heap 21 Aug 12

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Philosopher's Arms is a pub where philosophy and the real world meet for a drink. Matthew Sweet asks when exactly does a balding man become bald?

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - What makes a fake a fake? 14 Aug 12

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Philosopher's Arms is a pub where philosophy and the real world meet for a drink. Matthew Sweet discovers his favourite painting is a forgery. But does it really matter?

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - Theseus Ship 07 Aug 12

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Philosopher's Arms is a pub where philosophy and the real world meet for a drink. Matthew Sweet encounters a problem that affects Man City, criminal trials and the Drifters.

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  • The Philosopher’s Arms - Moral Blame 20 Aug 13

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pints and philosophical puzzles with Matthew Sweet. In this programme we look at past wrongs with philospher Miranda Fricker.

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