My guest appearance on the Popperian Podcast

On this episode of the Popperian Podcast (isn’t that a nice alliteration?), Jed Lea-Henry and I talk about how to distinguish between science and pseudoscience (aka the demarcation problem), Karl Popper’s famous solution, my own ‘naturalization’ of pseudoscience, the question of scientism and limits of science, the epistmology of conspiracy theories, and when it is rational to believe falsehoods. Wow, we talked for almost two hours!
Thanks a lot to Jed for inviting me, and for being so extremely well-prepared (he basically read almost all of my papers, even my unpublished manuscript about pseudoscience that is coming out soon). I had loads of fun!

Here’s the episode on YouTube and a bunch of other platforms.

The Popperian Podcast #18 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Karl Popper’s Hopeful Monsters’ The Popperian Podcast

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Joseph Agassi. They speak about Joseph’s background as a student of Karl Popper, his life and his philosophy, his interactions with people such as Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend, John Watkins, and Thomas Kuhn, and most importantly Joseph’s criticisms of various aspects of their philosophy. Joseph Agassi is Emeritus Professor at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, and York University, Toronto. He studied under Karl Popper at the London School of Economics and has authored over twenty books and 600 articles. His full resume and publications can be found at Prof. Joseph Agassi (tau.ac.il) *** The book we primarily speak about in this interview is The Gentle Art of Philosophical Polemics. Along with Joseph’s other books it can be found at Books by Joseph Agassi | Book Depository   Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry Shop – https://shop.spreadshirt.com.au/JLH-shop/ Support via Bitcoin – 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW Website – The Popperian Podcast — Jed Lea-Henry Libsyn – The Popperian Podcast (libsyn.com) Youtube – The Popperian Podcast – YouTube Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry RSS – https://popperian-podcast.libsyn.com/rss *** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa
  1. The Popperian Podcast #18 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Karl Popper’s Hopeful Monsters’
  2. The Popperian Podcast #17 – Rafe Champion – ‘Karl Popper’s Social Turn’
  3. The Popperian Podcast #16 – Michael Ignatieff – ‘Finding Consolation in Truth’
  4. The Popperian Podcast #15 – Jagdish Hattiangadi – ‘Defending Baconian Induction’
  5. The Popperian Podcast #14 – Anthony O'Hear – ‘Whiffs of Induction’


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtHlNHQdoPo