Elucidations: A University of Chicago Podcast
A series of interviews with contemporary philosophers, recorded at the University of Chicago
Episode 113: Tom Pashby discusses quantum mechanics
In this episode, Tom Pashby explains how quantum physics is different from theories that came before, and runs through some of the ways that philosophers and physicists have tried to make intuitive sense of this challenging framework.
Episode 110: Chike Jeffers discusses the social and political philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois
What is the best way forward for a group of people fairly recently freed from slavery? Booker T. Washington emphasized economic enfranchisement, whereas W.E.B. Du Bois thought it was necessary to achieve political enfranchisement alongside economic enfranchisement. Join us as our guest discusses how threads from this 100-year-old debate persist in today's discussions about racial justice in America.
Episode 109: Bonus Episode with Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle
Bonus episode! In this joint edition of Elucidations and the Political Philosophy Podcast, Matt Teichman and Toby Buckle sit down and have a freeform conversation about why we do podcasts, the nature of moral disagreement, and the existence of political divides.
Episode 108: Mariam Thalos discusses freedom
What do you think of yourself as? A musician? A mother? A political organizer? In this episode, our guest argues that your ability to act and reason freely is premised on your ability to shape and sometimes even invent the labels you apply to yourself.