Philosophy Gets Schooled

Philosophy podcast aimed at school students. Fun, informative, engaging. Philosophers at universities and schools talk about loads of questions and topics that come up in Philosophy, Ethics and Political Theory - A-Levels / IB / Highers and even GCSE. Hosted by Simon Kirchin, University of Kent and Director of the British Philosophical Association. Timetable of topics: (Music by Alex Grohl)

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Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Part 1: introduction, Aquinas, Paley and Hume.  Part 2 (starts 25min05sec): Swinburne, evolution, fine-tuning and evaluation.  Michael Platt and Matt Harris chat with Simon Kirchin.  [Music by Alex Grohl.]

PGS - Key Terms Bonanza!

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Key Terms!  Part 1: assertion/claim, proposition, true/false, justification, analytic/synthetic, a priori/a posteriori.  / Part 2 (starts: 22min05sec): argument, deductive/inductive/abductive, consistent/inconsistent/contradiction, proof, antecedent/consequent, tautology, dilemma (and Catch 22), paradox, fallacy, slippery slope. / Part 3 (starts 59min35sec): necessary/contingent, objective/subjective, agape, telos, via negativa and via positiva.  DaN McKee and Ben Jones chat with Simon Kirchin. [Music by Alex Grohl] 

Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Part 1 - intro, theory of knowledge, tripartite definition.  Part 2 (starts 22min15sec) - Gettier, infallibilism.  Part 3 (starts 45min47sec) - no false lemmas, reliabilism, virtue epistemology, and final reflections.  Sally Latham and Paul Moore-Bridger chat with Simon Kirchin (Kent).  [Music by Alex Grohl]

Monday Oct 31, 2022

Simon Kirchin (University of Kent) summarizes some of the main points and questions about the problem of evil.  Check out the in-depth discussion for more details.  [Music by Alex Grohl]

Monday Oct 31, 2022

1st part - intro and Augustine.  2nd part (starts: 32min25sec) - Plantinga and more on free will.  3rd part (starts: 58min50sec) - Hick and concluding reflections.  Matt Harris, Mabel Rowe and Sophie Williams chat with Simon Kirchin (University of Kent).  [Music by Alex Grohl]   

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

Especially good for AQA and EDexcel.  Part 1 - intro, cognitivism and noncognitivism, Ayer and logical positivism.  Part 2 (starts at 29min50sec) - Hick, Flew/Mitchell/Hare and Wittgenstein.  Sally Latham, Sophie Williams, Ben Jones chat with Simon Kirchin.  [Music by Alex Grohl] 

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Simon Kirchin (University of Kent) introduces natural law ethics and situation ethics.  Check our our in-depth discussion too.  [Music by Alex Grohl]

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

1st part - Natural Law intro.  2nd part (starts at 19min30sec) - Natural Law Discussion.  3rd part (starts at 37min20sec)- Situation Ethics.  Michael Platt and Toby Bownass chat with Simon Kirchin.  [Music by Alex Grohl]

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Simon Kirchin (Kent) chats and introduces the ontological arg.  Check out our in-depth discussion as well.  [Music by Alex Grohl]

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

1st Part - Anselm and Gaunilo. 2nd Part (starts at 21min) - Descartes, Kant and Malcolm.  Michael Platt, Paul Moore-Bridger and Ben Jones chat with Simon Kirchin.  [Music by Alex Grohl]


Philosophy Gets Schooled is a podcast aimed at school students, teachers ad parents.  Anyone who is studying philosophy at school level or who has an interest in it.  Simon Kirchin (University of Kent) and teachers work their way through the philosophy and ethics curricula for A-Levels/ IB / Highers.  Fun and engaging informative and clear.  Simon Kirchin is Director of the British Philosophical Assocation. 

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