Does inequality really matter? Or is it better to strive for improving the lot of the worst off, even if there is still a huge disparity between what different individuals have? Alex Voorhoeve discusses these questions in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Gottlob Frege was one of the founders of the movement known as analytic philosophy. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Frege expert Michael Dummett explains why he is so important for philosophy.
Ever since John Locke described a child's mind as like a blank slate philosophers have been debating the question of whether or not we have some kind of innate ability to learn language and a universal grammar that all languages share. Daniel Everett has extensive knowledge of the Piraha, an Amazonian people with a very unusual language (there are approximately 700 speakers of Piraha - listen to some of them here). In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses the wider conclusions that he believes can be drawn from the Piraha language.
You'd help a drowning child. Why then aren't you doing more to help the children you know are starving and sick in various parts of the world? Peter Singer discusses the issue of the life you can save with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.