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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              • 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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