The Philosopher's Nest

End of Season Announcement

Thanks for listening to the second season of The Philosopher’s Nest. We’ve really enjoyed interviewing these brilliant up-and-coming philosophers and learning about their unique research areas and personal experiences with the discipline.

The first episode of season 3 will be released on the first Monday of September. As usual, each season will consist of 13 tri-weekly episodes followed by a 13-week summer break. Thanks again for listening, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in September.

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S2E13 - Bonus Episode! What's the Most Underrated Part of Doing a PhD?

In this third bonus episode of The Philosopher's Nest, we've asked each of our last 12 guests the same question, and we've compiled each of these answers into a single episode.

We'll be hearing 12 Philosophy PhD students answer: "What's the most underrated part of doing a PhD?"

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S2E12 - Joe Schmid on Existential Inertia, Psychophysical Harmony and Book-Publishing

Joe Schmid is a PhD student at Princeton University. We'll be talking about Joseph's Christian upbringing and how it brought him to philosophy, what he thinks the best argument is for theism and the best argument against it. We also discuss how he got his 2023 book 'Existential Inertia and Classical Theistic Proofs' published. Joe is also the host of the very popular Majesty of Reason YouTube channel and a blog by the same name.

If you'd like to find out more about his work, check out his website www.josephschmid.com and you can get in touch with him at js9105@princeton.edu

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S2E11 - David Domínguez on the Zetetic Turn and Philosophy in Spain

David Domínguez is a PhD candidate at the Complutense University of Madrid. We'll be talking about David's experiences as a schoolteacher in philosophy as well as his doctoral research on the Zetetic turn in epistemology. If you'd like to get in touch with David, you can reach him via email at davdom04@ucm.es and you can also read his publications linked on his PhilPapers profile.

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S2E10 - Cindy Friedman on Humanoid Robots and Ubuntu Ethics

Today we’re joined by Cindy Friedman, a PhD candidate at Utrecht University. We’ll be talking about Cindy's work on the ethics of humanoid robots and ubuntu ethics. If you'd like to get in touch with Cindy, you can reach her at c.friedman@uu.nl or on LinkedIn and ResearchGate.

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4 months ago

S2E9 - Asia Sakchatchawan on Tennis and Authenticity

Asia Sakchatchawan is a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford. We’ll be talking about Asia’s background in professional tennis and her research on authenticity. If you'd like to get in touch with Asia, you can email her at asia.sakchatchawan@queens.ox.ac.uk or on Twitter(X) at @AsiaLeeSak

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5 months ago

S2E8 - Kenny Novis on Podcasting, Marxism, and Spinoza

Today we're joined by Kenny Novis, a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. We'll be talking about Kenny's experiences podcasting with Zer0 Books and Repeater Media, his research on Marxism, as well as his research on Spinoza. If you'd like to get in touch with Kenny, you can reach him via email at kenneth.novis@gmail.com, or on Twitter at @saditious.

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7 months ago

S2E5 - Facundo Rodriguez on Kant's Interpersonal Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

Facundo Rodriguez is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. We'll be talking about Facundo's background in philosophy, the 'interpersonal' side of Kant's moral philosophy and the value of the history of philosophy. If you'd like to get in touch with Facundo, you can find him on:

Twitter: @frodriguezx2 E-mail: fr374@cam.ac.uk Website: www.facundorodriguez.site

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8 months ago

S2E4 - Alexander Stooshinoff on Life as a Touring Musician, the Impact of Covid, and the Philosophy of Nature

Today we're joined by Alexander Stooshinoff, a PhD student at McGill University. We'll be talking about Alexander’s former life as a touring musician, his master’s studies at KU Leuven and the University of Oxford, and his doctoral work on the philosophy of nature. You can find snippets of Alex’s music on his Instagram page Patient_Hands, and if you'd like to get in touch with Alex, you can Email him at alexander.stooshinoff@mcgill.ca.

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9 months ago

S2E3 - Danny Wardle on the Proposed Redundancies at ACU, Social Ontology, and Research Masters

Today we're going to be joined by Danny Wardle, a PhD student at The Dianoia Institute at the Australian Catholic University. We'll be talking about Danny’s experience undertaking a research master's, his work on social ontology, and his view from the inside on the proposed redundancies at ACU. If you'd like to get in touch with Danny, you can follow him on Twitter at @maximalworm or on BlueSky at dannywardle.org.

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9 months ago

S2E2 - Declan O'Gara on University as a First-Gen Student, Moral Error Theory, and Running WiP Seminars

Today we're joined by Declan O’Gara, a PhD student at The University of Edinburgh. We'll be talking about Declan’s experience of the PhD life as a student from a working class background, his research on the provocative moral error theory, and his experiences running a work-in-progress seminar. If you'd like to get in touch with Declan, you can DM him on his Twitter account @Declan_OGara, or email him at s2184877@ed.ac.uk.

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10 months ago

S2E1 - Nicholas Drake on Self-Sufficiency, the Aim(s) of Philosophy, and Measuring Wellbeing

Today we're going to be joined by Nicholas Drake, a PhD student at The Australian National University. We'll be talking about Nicholas' previous self-sufficient life in the forest, his thoughts on the aim of philosophy, and his research on government measures of national wellbeing. If you'd like to get in touch with Nicholas, you can email him at nicholas.drake@anu.edu.au, and you can read more about his research on his website: www.nicholasdrake.org.

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1 year ago

End of Season Announcement

Thanks for listening to the first season of The Philosopher’s Nest. We’ve really enjoyed interviewing these brilliant up-and-coming philosophers and learning about their unique research areas and personal experiences with the discipline.

The first episode of season 2 will be released on the first Monday of September. Going forward, each season will consist of 13 tri-weekly episodes followed by a 13-week summer break. Thanks again for listening, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in September.

Music credit: @progressivaudio

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