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Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago.  Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise.  The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).

We hope you enjoy our podcast.

Undergraduate Assistants:

David North is a third year philosophy/creative writing double major. He is interested in ethical naturalism, specifically the writings of G.E.M. Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Michael Thompson.

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  1. Brendan says

    Very enjoyable — Setiya especially. But please, please, please change the brutal intro music.

  2. Claire says

    I really like this podcast (including the intro music; to me it suggests the strange and timeless nature of some of these topics). It’s a very good introduction to a lot of these topics for non-philosophers, and does a good job promoting the work of the people being interviewed.

  3. free v bucks says

    David North is a third year philosophy/creative writing double major.

  4. Michael says

    Can I ask what the intro music is? I absolutely love it – it’s strange, warped and intriguing.

    • Matt Teichman says

      Thanks for asking! It’s a piece of demoscene music from the 90s, by a musical artist named Niko Nyman, who also went by the handle Strobo. You can listen to some of his later music here:

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