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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