Value of Philosophy at Brain in a Vat

Brain in a Vat is a philosophy podcast and video channel hosted by Jason Werbeloff and Mark Oppenheimer. They recently invited me on to talk about the value of philosophy, touching on matters such as the kind of knowledge philosophy produces, how philosophy can make people’s lives better, how philosophy contributes to aesthetic appreciation, whether philosophy makes progress, risky questions, the analytic-Continental divide in philosophy, and more.

The podcast is available via all the usual podcast services and on Youtube. It’s also right here:

As usual, it takes me a little while to get warmed up, I have my fair share of verbal clumsiness, and there’s a lot more that can be said about all of the topics we cover. That said, I think it was an interesting and fun conversation. Feel free to ask any follow-up questions in the comments here.

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