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In defence of hierarchy

Essay in Aeon co-authored with Stephen C. Angle, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Daniel Bell, Nicolas Berggruen, Mark Bevir, Joseph Chan, Carlos Fraenkel, Stephen Macedo, Michael Puett, Jiang Qian, Mathias Risse, Carlin Romano, Justin Tiwald and Robin Wang.

Hierarchy and Inequality in Nietzsche and Falsafa

In many ways medieval Islamic philosophy and the works of Friedrich Neitzsche couldn’t be more different. But as we see in this podcast, both provide interesting, rich challenges to modern western egalitarian ideals. Guests are Carlos Fraenkel (McGill University) and Mathias Risse (Harvard Kennedy School of Government). Produced in association with the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Centre.

Confucian Harmony and Freedom

Harmony is as core a value in classical Chinese thought as Freedom is in the modern west and it is often thought that the two conflict, with major political implications. However, the three broadly Confucian scholars in this episode deny there is a fundamental conflict between freedom and harmony. They are Chenyang Li, Anna Sun and David B. Wong. Produced in association with the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Centre.

Age, Expertise, Gender and Hierarchy

Rethinking hierarchy through the lenses of history, economics, feminism, daoism, mathematics and artificial intelligence with Jiang Qian, Robin R. Wang and Taisu Zhang. Produced in association with the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Centre.

The Confucian Uses of Hierarchy

This is the second podcast in a series examining the theme of the relationship and tensions between hierarchy and equality. This episode looks at Confucian perspectives on the issues. Produced in association with the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Centre.

Freedom and Harmony, Intimate and global

This is the second podcast in a series examining the theme of the relationship and tensions between harmony and freedom. This episode approaches this issue from the intimate to the global. My guests are Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University; Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland; and Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy and Law at King’s College London. Produced in association with the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Centre.

Auckland Writers Festival

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL PODCASTS. Several podcasts are available of events I spoke at in Auckland in May. The Moral Mixing Desk asked “When does philanthropy end and dirty self-promotion begin?” Kate Frykberg, Gareth Morgan and myself were in conversation with Wallace Chapman. In A Meeting of Minds Hirini Kaa and I discussed Western and Maori philosophies. I also chaired […]

Harmony and Freedom in Africa, India and Europe

Are freedom and harmony political goals that complement or compete with each other? Joining me are Rajeev Bhargava, Director of the Institute of Indian Thought at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies; Anton Koch, professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg; and Thaddeus Metz, Distinguished Professor at the University of Johannesburg. Produced in association with the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Centre.

Hierarchy and Equality in America

In a culture that values equality, what is the role and function of hierarchy in America today? With Kwame Anthony Appiah, Stephen Macedo and Carlin Romano. Produced in association with the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Centre. http://www.microphilosophy.net/podcasts/mpBIPC4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:24 — 19.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Self East and West (Part 3)

The last of three podcasts on conceptions of self, East and West, asks whether the West suffers from “too much self”. With Rebecca Goldstein, Peter Herschock, Pico Iyer, Jay Ogilvy and David Wong. Produced in association with the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Centre.

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