Katy Brand is an English actress, comedian and writer.
Katy Brand is an English actress, comedian and writer.
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Philosophy vs Science
On reason and the search for truth
The Reality Illusion
Has perception evolved to trick us?
On Language and Logic
Why language dominates philosophy
Thinking Dangerously, Living Differently
Can philosophy change how we think?
The Word and the World
What are the limits of language?
The Edge of Reality
Where mathematical metaphors meet reality
The Future of the Post-Truth World
Is the era of objective truth over?
Stories to Change the World
On rhetoric, meaning and language
The Laws of the Universe
Are the laws of nature just human constructs?
Making Sense of Reality
Do we see what they tell us to see?
What is the nature of reality?
Thinking Across the World
Julian Baggini | Non-western philosophy traditions
Lies and Beauty
Is lying somehow essential to our lives?
The Limits of My World
Was philosophy's linguistic turn a mistake?
In the Beginning Was the Word
Is the world dependent on language?
Language and the World
How does language describe the world?
How do you solve a problem like uncertainty?
A new paradigm of risk
Limits of Thought: John McWhorter and Stanley Fish
Can we think outside of language?
Truth and Beauty
Do beautiful theories really explain the world?
Dreaming the Future
Utopia and the Limits of Thought
Limits of Language
Can we find the right words for everything?
The Known, The Strange and the New
Why does the world remain puzzling and strange?
Beyond the Machine
Metaphors of the body
Are particles or processes fundamental?
Are eternal laws an illusion?
Wittgenstein's Collection of Nonsense
The ways forward from post-modernity
The Secrets of the World
Can we have a complete description of reality?
Language, gender and sexuality
The Laughing Philosopher
Does comedy hold the key to truth and morality?
Language, Metaphor, and Reality
Methaphors to change the world
Does everything have a cause and effect?
Plato Not Prozac
Philosophy's therapeutic power
Fantasy and Reality
Should we 'get real' or embrace fantasy?
The Sex Lives of Philosophers
And what they tell us about their ideas
Fantasies and Lies
Are myths dangerous?
The End of Ideas
Has celebrity obliterated the intellectual?
The Ultimate Map of Reality
Could a metaphysical revival be on the agenda?
Thinking the Unthinkable
The limits of thought
What are the limits of our understanding?
The Elegant Universe
Is truth always simple?
Everywhere and Nowhere
Are binary oppositions real?
The If Machine
Beyond Truth and Falsehood
What is real?
Stranger Than We Think
Do supernatural beliefs reflect the limits of human understanding?
Dangerously Big Ideas
Do we need grand theories?
This Debate Has No Title
Solving the self-referential paradox
Charting the universe
The Call of Silence
The route to understanding
I Think Therefore Iamb
Poetry gives pleasure, distraction and emotional outlet but can it uncover a greater truth?
Is meaning a human fantasy?
Error, Lies, and Adventure
Should we embrace our mistakes?
Error, Lies and Adventure Part 2
Maps of Mystery
Can art help us catch sight of the ineffable? Or, do we mystify existence at our peril?
Heresy, Truth and the Future
Challenging the status quo
Why we all need Big Ideas
Once Upon a Time the End
The True and the Trivial
Can comedy convey profound ideas?
Lies, Damned Lies, and Post Truth
Is there still space for alternative perspectives?
Saul Kripke on Wittgenstein
On interpretting Wittgenstein
Julian Baggini | In-depth Interview
How can philosophy improve public life?
David Malone | In-depth interview
On dualism, artifical intelligence and new ideas about consciousness
Learning to love uncertainty
The individual vs alternative facts
How mathematics shapes our world
Metaphysics, morality and mayhem
Which theories should we prioritise?
Taking emergencies seriously
Beyond Us: Language
Episode 3: The uses and limitations of language
Beyond Us: Growth
Episode 4: What is growth for?
The survival paradox
Have we evolved to see the truth about reality?
Belief, hypocrisy and reason
The difference between opinion and truth
Nothing but the truth
Are all views essentially perspectival?
Philosophy for cynical times
An interview with Slavoj Žižek
The stories that make us
How stories shape our understanding of reality
Language, animals and us
The uniqueness of human language
The return of idealism
A re-examination of knowledge, reality and truth
Mind, Maps and Reality
Finding order in our universe
The Trouble with Truth
Embracing a radical alternative to reality
Can language adequately capture reality?
The return of metaphysics
Should we return to grand stories about reality?
Asking ultimate questions
Enquiring into the nature of reality
Life, the universe, and everything else
Has science rendered philosophy redundant?
Determinism is a superstition
An interview with James Tartaglia
The world is not made of things
An interview with Iain McGilchrist
From the matrix to the metaverse
Finding meaning in a virtual world
The world that disappeared
Can we be sure there is a physical reality?
A matter of facts
The value of truth in contemporary society
Language and power
Is language capable of communicating experience?
Postmodernism in the dock
Are we right to abandon objective truth?
On the nature of reality
The limits of materialism
Lost in language
Is analytic philosophy's fixation on language holding us back?
The world after reality
Reality is dead
The one true story
Is philosophy the disinterested pursuit of truth?
The making of reality
An interview with Hilary Lawson
How philosophy got lost
An interview with philosopher Slavoj Žižek
Getting everything, losing everything
The dawn of a new reality?
A world by any other name
Can we crack our relationship to language?
How I changed my mind about truth
An interview with philosopher Simon Blackburn
The best and worst of all possible worlds
Are there alternate realities to ours?
In Conversation: Iain McGilchrist and Hilary Lawson
Can we make sense of the cosmos?
Rhetoric and reality
Why is language no guide to reality?
Data needs theory
Exploring the mysteries of the universe
Explaining away truth
An interview with Paul Horwich