Last Thursday on the BBC’s ‘In Our Time’:
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Ordinary Language Philosophy, a school of thought which emerged in Oxford in the years following World War II. With its roots in the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language Philosophy is concerned with the meanings of words as used in everyday speech. Its adherents believed that many philosophical problems were created by the misuse of words, and that if such ‘ordinary language’ were correctly analysed, such problems would disappear. Philosophers associated with the school include some of the most distinguished British thinkers of the twentieth century, such as Gilbert Ryle and JL Austin.
Professor of Philosophy at New College, Oxford
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton
Reader in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Kent
Producer: Thomas Morris.
Click here to access the broadcast (you’ve got a full year to listen for free), and here to view the complete program (next up: Shakespeare’s The Tempest!).
Thanks to all the readers who brought this to my attention! CL
Early this month, the Forum for European Philosophy hosted a dialogue between Ray Monk and Stephen Mulhall at the London School of Economics. Together, they took up the questions: Is the biography of a philosopher relevant to an understanding of his philosophy? And is philosophy itself always somewhat autobiographical?
A podcast of the event is available to download from Philosophical Biography and Autobiographical Philosophy.
Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
(Thanks to Dirk Felleman for sending the link along!)
Brandon Fiedor — host of the website New Books in Critical Theory (which features “discussions with critical theorists about their new books”) — has just posted an audio recording of an interview he recently conducted with Avner Baz (Philosophy, Tufts University), about Prof. Baz’s book When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 2012). To listen to this interview online, please click here (and look for the audio player near the bottom of the page). Our thanks go to Brandon for letting us know of this!
We thought some of you would be interested in the following. The podcast Philosophy Bites has just published a list of links to their first 176 episodes: Continue reading
The weekly BBC podcast In Our Time recently broadcast a conversation titled The Continental-Analytic Split with Stephen Mulhall (New College, University of Oxford), Beatrice Han-Pile (University of Essex), and Hans-Johann Glock (University of Zurich). The program’s website also features a full archive — well worth browsing through — of podcasts on philosophical (Beauty, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein) and literary (Psychoanalysis and Literature, Proust) topics we thought might interest many of our readers. To access the full archive, please click here.
Richard Neer (Art History, University of Chicago) has kindly sent us word that audio recordings of Michael Fried’s 2002 A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, on Caravaggio, which have since been published by Princeton University Press as The Moment of Caravaggio, are available for free online. Below are links to recordings of the individual talks. Enjoy! And many thanks to Richard for the tip.
|PODCASTS: The Moment of Caravaggio
Michael Fried, J. R. Herbert Boone Professor and director of the Humanities Center, The Johns Hopkins University. In a series of six lectures, Professor Michael Fried offers a compelling account of what he calls “the internal structure of the pictorial act” in the revolutionary art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
A New Type of Self-Portrait
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Immersion and Specularity
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The Invention of Absorption
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Absorption and Address
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Painting and Violence
Listen | iTunes | RSS (51:33 mins.)