Category: philosophy

Are young people interested in 'Big Questions' – Dr Peter Vardy

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy whether he thought that young people were still interested in the issues raised by philosophy and religious studies, or whether they only cared about selfies…

  Education 10 February 2017  

Dr Luke Brunning talks about Non-monogamy and philosophy

In this short video, I ask Dr Luke Brunning about his philosophical interest in non-monogamy. Interview by Dr David Webster.

  philosophy 4 February 2017  

Existentialism & Romantic Love: An Interview with Dr Skye Cleary.

Our video-interviews are normally quite short, but I took the opportunity of chatting (via Skype) to Skye Cleary in New York, to have an extended conversation with her about the ideas in her book Existentialism and Romantic Love. […]

  love 12 August 2016  

Who cares about Philosophy of Action? Really. So what?

In this interview, I ask Professor Sandis about why we should care about the Philosophy of Action. What good does it do us to investigate how we understand reasons, beliefs, motivations and causes? He even answers me. Constantine […]

  philosophy 11 August 2016  

The things we do, and why we do them: an interview with Professor Constantine Sandis

In this interview, I ask Professor Sandis about his book The things we do, and why we do them. We talk about beliefs, reasons, action and motivation. The discussion ranges widely, and encompasses the psychology of motivation, the philosophy […]

  philosophy 5 August 2016  

A conversation about Dr William Large's new book on Levinas' Totality and Infinity

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire asks his colleague  Dr William Large about his new book on Levinas’ Totality and Infinity. Discover the RPE course : http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-rpe-course.html 

  ethics 5 June 2015  
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Resilience & Melancholy – talking to Dr Robin James about her new book…

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire in conversation with Dr Robin James about her new book Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, and neoliberalism  Robin James is Associate Professor of Philosophy […]

  Feminism 23 January 2015  

BioShock and Philosophy – asking Robert Jackson about his book

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire asks Robert Jackson (currently doing a PhD at Lancaster) about the game BioShock, and the philosophical issues he discusses in his book about the game: […]

  philosophy 26 November 2014  
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Sport as form of moral education. Can Sport make us Good?

In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can feature in our moral education – whether it contributes to character formation. In short – can sport make us good? This video really just acts as a starting point […]

  ethics 16 July 2014  

Philosophy of Sport – new video interviews

Over at our video blog, we have a series of new video-interviews about the Philosophy of Sport. They involve interview with Dr Emily Ryall, and can be seen at https://uniofglos.blog/rpe/category/sport/. Topics include sport as morally educational, sport as art, […]

  philosophy 16 July 2014