How important is beauty in architecture? Is a concern with beauty mere aestheticism? Alain de Botton, author of The Architecture of Happiness discusses these and related questions in this podcast interview with Nigel Warburton.
Is the taste of wine purely subjective? Why should we value the experience of drinking wine? Barry Smith, editor of a new book on the Philosophy of Wine, Questions of Taste (Signal Books, Oxford, July 2007), explores these and related questions in this interview.
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In this interview Miranda Fricker, author of a new book on the topic, Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing, explains the notion of testimonial injustice. This is a special kind of injustice that arises when someone wrongly treats someone else as a poor source of information, usually because of prejudice towards a particular group.
Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, has recently published Plato's Republic: A Biography . We launch Philosophy Bites with an interview with him on the topic of Plato's image of the cave - one of the most famous images in philosophy.