New Books in Philosophy, part of the New Books Network or "NBN", features peer-to-peer discussions with philosophers about their new ideas as expressed in their newly published books. The program is co-hosted by Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa) and Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University). Between the two of us, we will be exploring new books in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of language, and many other subfields. Our goal is to bridge the academic and public spheres without shortchanging the complexity of the ideas being discussed. Expect to be challenged – we'll avoid the jargon, but we won't avoid the difficulty.
We'll be posting new podcasts on the 1st and 15th of each month. Our podcasts are complemented by many other philosophy-related materials on the web, including podcasts (Philosophy Bites, Philosophy Talk, PhilosophyTV), resources (PhilPapers, Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews), and blogs (Daily Nous, Leiter Reports).
Our theme music is sampled with appreciation from Nomeansno's All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt ("Hidden Track").