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Agnes Callard on Aspiration

Season 1, Ep. 439

In this episode, Agnes Callard, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, discusses her book "Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming," which is published by Oxford University Press. Callard begins by describing the concept of aspiration and explaining why it presents a philosophical problem. She reflects on how others have addressed the problem of aspiration, and offers her own solution to the problem. She also discusses how aspiration relates to agency and choices, and how we should think about aspiration in relation to social norms and normative questions. Callard is on Twitter at @AgnesCallard.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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