The Philosopher's Nest

S1E17 - Atay Kozlovski on Swiss PhDs, Values, and Parity

Today we're going to be joined by Atay Kozlovski, a PhD student at the University of Zurich. We'll be talking about Atay's pre-philosophical background, his experiences at a Swiss university, his research into the notion of 'parity of values' and its practical implications too. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Atay, you can drop him an email at Ataykoz@gmail.com.

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S1E16 - Mitchell Barrington on Advice for Applying to Grad Philosophy Programmes

Today we're going to be joined by Mitchell Barrington, a PhD student at the University of Southern California. Mitchell had some interesting experiences going through 2 rounds of the graduate admissions cycle before ending up at USC, so he’s agreed to come on the show to talk about his experiences, what did and didn’t work for him, and his advice for prospective graduate applicants. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Mitchell, you can find add him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mhbarrington, or you can drop him an email at mitchell.barrington@usc.edu.

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S1E15 - Lysette Chaproniere on Blindness in Academia and the Philosophy of Disability and Enhancement

Lysette Chaproniere is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow. We'll be talking about primarily about her experiences navigating disability in academia and her research on the relationship between disability and human enhancement. If, after listening, you'd like to find out more about Lysette’s work you can find her website at www.lysettechaproniere.com, or you can email her at lysette@lysettechaproniere.com.

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S1E14 - Eli Benjamin Israel on Moving to the US, Kant and the Sublime, and Interdisciplinary Public Philosophy

Eli Benjamin Israel is a PhD student at Temple University. We'll be talking about his experiences moving to the US as an international student with a family, his research on Kant and the sublime, and his work putting together interdisciplinary public philosophy events. If, after listening, you'd like to find out more about Eli’s work you can find his website at www.eli-benjamin.com, or you can email him at elibenjamin@temple.edu.

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S1E13 - Mary Peterson on Spinoza and Sexual Harassment in Academia

Mary Peterson is a PhD student at the University of Hamburg. We'll be talking about her research on Spinoza and free will, as well as her thoughts on the problem of sexual harassment in academia. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Mary, you can email her at: Mary.Peterson@studium.Uni-Hamburg.de

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2 months ago

S1E12 - Mira Hannegard on Swedish PhD Programmes, Social Epistemology, and Quitting Her PhD

Today we're going to be joined by Mira Hannegard,a former PhD student at the University of Uppsala. We'll be talking about her experiences as a graduate student at a Swedish PhD programme, her research on social epistemology and mansplaining, as well as her decision to quit her PhD programme. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Mira, you can email her at hannegardmvl@gmail.com.

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2 months ago

S1E11 - Casey Landers on Parenting during the PhD, Perception, and the Job Market

Casey Landers is a PhD student soon to graduate from the University of Miami. We'll be talking about her experiences raising a family as a graduate student, her research on the philosophy of perception and its relation to sexism, and going on the academic job market. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Casey, you can email her at caseyleelanders@gmail.com.

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3 months ago

S1E9 - Emily Lawson on Indian Philosophy, Death, and Imagination

Emily Lawson is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia. We'll be talking primarily about her research in Indian philosophy and its relationship to Western Philosophy with respect to the philosophy of imagination and the philosophy of death. If, after listening, you’d like to get in touch with Emily, you can email her at emlawson@student.ubc.ca or you can follow her on Twitter @emilylawsonpoet.

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3 months ago

S1E8 - Riana Popat on Outreach, Mental Health and Metaethics, and the Value of Philosophy

Today we're joined by Riana Popat, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. We’ll be talking about her experiences in teaching and particularly in outreach, her research on the relationship between metaethics and mental health, and her thoughts on the value of philosophy. If, after listening, you’d like to get in touch with Riana, you can email her at riana.popat@nottingham.ac.uk. We also have a transcript available here if you want to read along.

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4 months ago

S1E7 - Alexandra Gustafson on Love, Public Philosophy, and Disabilities in Academia

Alexandra Gustafson is a graduate philosophy student at the University of Toronto. We’ll be talking about Alexandra's work on the philosophy of love, her experiences writing public philosophy, and her thoughts on managing and accommodating disabilities in academia. If, after listening, you’d like to get in touch with Alexandra, you can email her at a.gustafson@mail.utoronto.ca, and Alexandra is also active on Twitter at @alexxguss.

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5 months ago

S1E6 - Tomy Ames on Taking Time Out of Academia, Aphantasia, and Interdisciplinary PhD Programs

Tomy Ames is a graduate student in the Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology (PNP) program at Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL). We’ll be talking about Tomy’s transition from a career in business to graduate philosophy, his experiences in the PNP program at WUSTL, and his research on aphantasia and episodic memory. If, after listening, you’d like to get in touch with Tomy, you can find his email address listed on his website: www.tomyames.com, and Tomy is also active on Twitter at @tomyames.

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5 months ago

S1E5 - Virginie Simoneau-Gilbert on Animal Ethics, Rhodes Scholarships, and Public Philosophy

Virginie Simoneau-Gilbert is a graduate philosophy student at the University of Oxford. We’ll be talking about her research in animal ethics, applying for a Rhodes Scholarship, and her experiences with public philosophy. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Virginie, you can find her email address listed on her website: www.virginiesimoneaugilbert.com.

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6 months ago

S1E4 - Eric Shoemaker on Grad Life at UToronto, Political Random Selection, and Philosophy Conferences

Eric Shoemaker is a graduate student at the University of Toronto. We’ll be talking about Eric’s background in philosophy and his extensive experience presenting at conferences, as well as his research on random selection in democratic representation. If, after listening, you’d like to get in touch with Eric, you can reach him at eric.shoemaker@mail.utoronto.ca.

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6 months ago

S1E3 - Emma Curran on Doing 'Less than Best' and the Practical Relevance of Philosophy

Emma Curran is a graduate philosophy student at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the ethics of 'doing less than best' and how that maps onto our obligations to future people. In this episode, we discuss her research as well as her views on the practical relevance of philosophy.

You can learn more about Emma's research on her website www.emmajcurran.co.uk or get in contact at ejc97@cam.ac.uk.

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