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Philosophy & Religion Video Interviews

From the University of Gloucestershire

The Theological Problem of Evil: part three…

In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff clarify the Problem of Evil, and look at the Free-Will Defence. We also start to think about the approach of St. Irenaeus..

The Theological Problem of Evil: part two…

In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff discuss what types of Evil exist (moral, natural), the idea of an omnipotent God, and Dave Webster looks at St Augustine’s attempt to show us that evil is not a ‘thing’, but a privation of the good – a deficiency, rather than a presence..

The Theological Problem of Evil: Part one..

In an excerpt from a 2006 DVD we made, staff from the University of Gloucestershire consider the nature of evil, and the place of sin, in the Christian understanding of it. This is only an introduction, but may stimulate some discussion..

Part 1 of a series of 4..

Dr Beth Singler talks about her work on Indigo Children

I had the privilege of visiting the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge a few days ago – and took the chance to speak with Dr Beth Singler. I first interviewed her in a 2014 video, when she was still researching her doctorate. Now she has completed – I wanted to see where her research led her, in examining Indigo Children:

Interview by Dr Dave Webster.

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.

Dr Peter Vardy: Does the Problem of Evil matter?

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy about the importance of the Problem of Evil:

Interview by Dr David Webster.

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

exrlOur 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.

Skye talks about the key thinkers she makes use of in the book, and about traditional romantic ideas of your ‘soulmate’, and ends with 5 Tips for those thinking about romance.

You can also follow Skye on Twitter at @Skye_Cleary, and of course, I am at @davidwebster

 

You can also hear Dr Cleary, and two other philosophers, in conversation about romantic love on Australia’s ABC Radio Network Show The Philosopher’s Zone HERE.

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 Sandis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire.

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

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A cartoon from Constantine’s book – about Real Reasons..

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 of action, and more..

Constantine Sandis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire.

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