New Philosophy Conversation Video Series / Conference Norms

Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse, both professors of philosophy at Vanderbilt and co-authors of Why We Argue (and How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement, have a new series of short videos of the two of them discussing philosophy. The series is called Philosophy 15.

Most of the discussions concern philosophical ideas, largely as they pertain to matters of speech, politics, and disagreement.

One of the episodes, though, concerns philosophy conferences. Aikin and Talisse come out against the norm of reading papers, and suggest that perhaps we could encourage more talking through of ideas at conferences if we had different norms about question and answer sessions that discourage a “gotcha” mentality. That video is below. The rest are here.


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