This post is just a note to say that I have started a podcast, called ‘Thoughtology‘. It is a series where I talk to professional philosophers about various interesting things. I have recorded two episodes so far, and plan to get one out every two weeks (schedule permitting).
In the first episode I talk with my friend Arif Ahmed, who is a well-known atheist philosopher, who, among other notable achievements, has debated William Lane Craig on several occasions. We talked about a paper he has recently published in the journal Mind. The topic is David Hume’s argument that it is always irrational to believe in reports of miracles. A well-known response to this is to argue that the combined weight of multiple witnesses could in principle overcome the scepticism one may have on hearing such a report. Arif explains how, when you look at the details of this in a Bayesian framework, the response fails.
In the second episode, I was very lucky to be joined by Graham Priest, who is one of the world’s most notable logicians and philosophers. He is famous for defending a highly controversial position called ‘dialetheism‘, according to which there are some true contradictions. We talked about dialetheism, paradoxes and the metaphysics of logic.
In the coming weeks and months I intend to interview various other professional philosophers, and have about 12 lined up so far. Many of them will be philosophers who are widely known, and many of them will be less established (but equally interesting) people. If you enjoy this blog, you should subscribe to the Thoughtology YouTube channel so that you get the content when it is released.