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to Jed for inviting me, and for being so extremely well-prepared (he basically read almost all of my papers, even my unpublished manuscript about pseudoscience that is coming out soon).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 #14 – Anthony O'Hear – ‘Whiffs of Induction’ The Popperian Podcast

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Anthony O'Hear. They speak about Anthony’s book ‘Karl Popper: The Arguments of the Philosophers’, and its central claim that: “Popper’s attempt to dispense with induction is unsuccessful. We have found that inductive reasoning, removed from one part of the picture, crops up in another.” *Induction (definition): “the doctrine of the primacy of repetitions” – Karl Popper Anthony O'Hear is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckingham, the former Head of the Department of Education, and the former Honorary Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Anthony has served as a special adviser to the British government, was prominent and influential during the Prime Ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and in 2018 was awarded an OBE. *** You can find Anthony’s books on Karl Popper, the philosophy of science, and much more at: Results for anthony o'hear | 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 #14 – Anthony O'Hear – ‘Whiffs of Induction’
  2. The Popperian Podcast #13 – Ken Gemes – ‘Karl Popper vs. Friedrich Nietzsche’
  3. The Popperian Podcast #12 – Jonathan Rauch – ‘The Constitution of Knowledge’
  4. The Popperian Podcast #11 – David Edmonds – ‘Wittgenstein's Poker’
  5. The Popperian Podcast #10 – Richard Landes – ‘Deutsch's Theory of the Pattern – The Widespread Compulsion to Legitimise Hurting Jews’


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