J.L. Austin believed that we could make philosopical progress through precise scrutiny of ordinary language: the words we use, the contexts in which we utter them, and what actions we perform in the process. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast, Guy Longworth discusses Austin's approach to philosophy.
Ludwig Wittgenstein was one of the great thinkers of the 20th Century. Part of his originality lay in his view of what Philosophy
was and how it ought to be done. For this episode of Philosophy BitesBarry Smith of Birkbeck College London gives a lucid account of Wittgenstein's conception of Philosophy.
How many grains of sand make a heap? This is the classic Sorites Paradox. In this episode of Philosophy Bites Timothy Williamson, author of an important book on the topic, explains what vagueness is and why it matters.