The Philosopher's Nest

S1E25 - Kerry Langsdale on Time and Self-Funded PhD's

Kerry Langsdale is a PhD student at the Uni of Nottingham. We'll be talking about Kerry's background transitioning from the private sector to a PhD in philosophy, her experiences as a self-funded PhD student and her work, both public-facing and academic, on the philosophy of time. Kerry is always open to new collaborations and ideas, especially on her interdisciplinary project, the art of time. You can find more details on her website: www.kerrylangsdale.co.uk/collaborations or email her at kerry.langsdale@nottingham.ac.uk .

S1E24 - Sophie Gibert on the Ethics of Influencing Others, and Teaching as a PhD Student

Today we're going to be joined by Sophie Gibert, a PhD student at MIT. We'll be talking about Sophie’s background transitioning from medicine to philosophy, her doctoral research on the ethics of influencing the behaviour of others, and her thoughts and experiences on the teaching side of things. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Sophie, you can email her at sgibert@mit.edu, and you can read more about Sophie’s research on her website: www.sophiegibert.com.

S1E23 - Logan Mitchell on PhD Admissions Waitlists and the Ethics of Mindfulness

Today we're going to be joined by Logan Mitchell, a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We'll be talking about Logan’s segue from a career in musical theatre to academic philosophy and their research on mindfulness as it relates to moral philosophy and moral psychology. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Logan, you can email them at lmitchell@unc.edu.

S1E22 - Cara-Julie Kather on Philosophy in non-Philosophy Departments, Feminism and Mathematics, and Sexual Harrassment in Academia

Today we're going to be joined by Cara-Julie Kather, a PhD student at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. We'll be talking about Cara's experiences doing philosophy in a cultural studies department, her feminist take on the epistemic practices of mathematics, and her thoughts on sexual harrassment and violence in academia. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Cara, you can email her at carajulie.kather@gmail.com, or you can follow her on Twitter: @CaraKather.

S1E21 - Dario Vaccaro on Analytic versus Continental Philosophy and Reliability in Knowledge

Dario Vaccaro is a PhD student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. We'll be talking about Dario's thoughts on fundamentality and how that brought him to philosophy, the difference between the analytic and continental styles of philosophy, and his research on knowledge and reliability. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Dario, you can email him at: dvaccar1@vols.utk.edu.

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2 months ago

S1E20 - Linds Whittaker on PhD Admissions Data and Pet Food Ethics

Today we're going to be joined by Linds Whittaker, a PhD student at the University of Washington. We'll be talking about Linds’ thoughts on the admissions process and his valuable work on the admissions spreadsheet, as well as his innovative research on pet food ethics. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Linds, you can drop him an email at lmwhitta@uw.edu.

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3 months ago

S1E19 - Bonus Episode! Advice for Students Applying for PhDs in Philosophy

In this special 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 the following 12 Philosophy PhD students answer this question: “What advice would you give to students who are thinking of applying to PhD programmes in Philosophy?”.

Alexandra Gustafson, University of Toronto (S01E07) Riana Popat, University of Nottingham (S01E08) Emily Lawson, University of British Columbia (S01E09) Jack Beaulieu, University of Toronto (S01E10) Casey Landers, University of Miami (S01E11) Mira Hannegard, Uppsala University (S01E12) Mary Peterson, University of Hamburg (S01E13) Eli Benjamin Israel, Temple University (S01E14) Lysette Chaproniere, University of Glasgow (S01E15) Mitchell Barrington, University of Southern California (S01E16) Atay Kozlovski, University of Zurich (S01E17) Lorenzo Elijah, University of Oxford (S01E18)

The parentheses refer to their episode number. If you haven't listened to them already, check them out for a wide-ranging interview on a variety of topics!

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3 months ago

S1E18 - Lorenzo Elijah on an Eventful Lockdown, Duties to Obey the Law, and Good Mentors

Lorenzo Elijah is a PhD student at the University of Oxford. We'll be talking about Lorenzo's pre-philosophical background, his research on political obligation and why we should obey the law, and his thoughts on the importance of mentors and community while doing a PhD. If, after listening, you'd like to get in touch with Lorenzo, you can find email him at: lorenzo.elijah@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

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4 months ago

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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4 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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6 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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6 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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