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
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