Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

Philosophy for hard times, with Kieran Setiya

Kieran Setiya is a Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born in Hull, UK. He is known for his work in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. 


We discuss: 

  • Utilitarianism and the problems with focusing on happiness
  • The Good Enough life
  • Dealing with injustice
  • Effective altruism
  • Dealing with powerlessness and the limits of individualism
  • Meaning in an absurd world 
  • Assessing hope
  • How to face your midlife crisis 
  • Dealing with regret 
  • Meditation and presence 
  • Kieran’s favourite philosopher

His website is: 


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