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 - 6 October 2014

    Mon, 6 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pints and philosophical problems with Matthew Sweet. Each week the programme examines a knotty philosophical issue: this week, sex equality and pay

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  • Induction - 22 Sept 2014

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pints and Philosophical Problems. Matthew Sweet goes into the pub to discuss a knotty philosophical conundrum. This week: what justifies our belief the sun will rise tomorrow?

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  • Trolleyology - 15 Sept 2014

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pints and Philosophical Problems with Matthew Sweet. Matthew goes into the pub to discuss a knotty philosophical conundrum. This week: should we sacrifice the few to save the many?

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  • Enhancement 8 Sept 2014

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet goes into the pub to discuss a knotty philosophical conundrum. This week: should we take a pill to make us less racist?

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  • 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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  • 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 Ultimatum Game 20 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet'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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  • 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 Experience Machine 6 Sept 11

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Should Matthew Sweet 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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  • Morality and the Law 28 Aug 12

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

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

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