This Page is dedicated to interviews or talks by 20th and 21st century philosophers.  Needless to say, I do not always agree with the positions that these philosophers defend.  (Rarely do philosophers entirely agree with one another.)  But given that UP@NIGHT often touches on philosophy, I thought this would be a good addition to the site.  From time to time I will update this page.

 

Bertrand Russell – Message to Future Generations

 

Simone de Beauvoir

 

The Putnam-Rorty Debate and the Pragmatist Revival (Several philosophers interviewed, including Putnam and Rorty.)

 

John Searle – On the Philosophy of Language

 

Hannah Arendt  (Fascinating interview, but if you don’t speak German, check out comments on its YouTube site regarding issues with the translation.)

 

Jürgen Habermas – On democracy and his philosophical roots

 

Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault

 

Nancy Fraser – Marx and Feminism

 

Cornel West – On Philosophy  (Interviewed while in a car driving through NYC.)

 

Robert Brandom  (In these comments on his book, Making it Explict, Brandom discusses the relationship between Hegel and Pragmatism about 8 minutes into the interview.)

 

Jacques Derrida – Fear of Writing

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