Philosophy Bites, the new weekly series of Philosophy interviews that I've been making with David Edmonds, has just hit the top 20 in the U.S. iTunes top 100 podcast rankings (all categories). A lot of people out there seem very interested in Philosophy....Here's one possible explanation of what's going on. And my podcast of chapters of Philosophy: The Classics was at 32 today in the UK top 100 podcast rankings (ahead of BBC Radio 4's In Our Time and Start the Week). It's been top of the Philosophy Podcasts iTunes section for several days now and right up at the top of the 'Society and Culture' section too...So who are all these people downloading Philosophy podcasts? Thanks very much if you've dowloaded any of these.
You can listen to Miranda Fricker interviewed about epistemic injustice for Philosophy Bites (a series of podcast interviews on Philosophy) here. Her book on this topic Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing is about to be published. Miranda explains the ethical implications of prejudices about individuals as sources of knowledge, when their credibility is undermined or not taken seriously. This topic lies at the intersection of epistemology and ethics and has more direct implications for how we live than the rather abstract label might suggest.