February 28th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – An Interview With Nigel Warburton
The interview for February is with Nigel Warburton.
Nigel Warburton is best known for his introductory Philosophy books, which include Philosophy: The Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: The Classics, Philosophy: Basic Readings, Freedom: An Introduction with Readings, The Art Question and A Little History of Philosophy, with reviews here (mp3) and here.
His main research area is the aesthetics of photography, which was the subject of his PhD thesis (Cambridge, 1989) and of a number of articles. Philosophy Bites – a series of over 200 interviews with contemporary philosophers – is now available as an iPhone App and his most recent book in the series, Philosophy Bites Back, was published at the end of 2012. In addition, he has created www.socialsciencebites.com and www.freespeechbites.com.
Nigel has given talks on his research in aesthetics, photography and architecture, to audiences in a wide range of institutions including Tate Modern (where he regularly teaches courses on aesthetics); he also regularly speaks to conferences of A level Philosophy and Religious students.