January podcast Stephen Law

The interview for January is with Stephen Law.


Download audio here: January – Interview With Stephen Law

Stephen Law (BA, BPhil, DPhil) is a philosopher and senior lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London. He also edits the philosophical journal Think, which is published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and aimed at the general public.

Professor Law is the author of a number of books, including The Philosophy Files, The Outer Limits, A Very Short Introduction To Humanism, The War For Children’s Minds and Believing Bullshit. He is also the Provost for the Centre for Inquiry, UK. He blogs at Stephen Law and Believing Bullshit, and uses Twitter at https://twitter.com/stephenlaw60.

For this interview, I opened with a question that my students always had about his career – how and why did he get into philosophy in the first place (particularly as an adult student at the age of 24)? We discuss humanism, atheism, debates about the existence of god, philosophy for all ages – and, of course (as it is Week Two), arguments… and how do you know when is it worth arguing in the first place?

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.