London Philosophy Talk

This is a podcast in which I, Florian Steinberger, a philosopher at BIrkbeck College, University of London, have informal philosophical discussions with experts in a range of fields.

Episode 001 - Stacie Friend on the Philosophy of Fiction

September 3rd, 2020

In this first episode I am delighted to welcome my colleague Stacie Friend ( We discuss the issue of “imaginative resistance” in the philosophy of fiction. 

We discuss Tamar Szabó Gendler's paper, "The Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance", The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 97, No. 2 (Feb., 2000), pp. 55-81.

You may also want to consult Emine Hande Tuna's Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry.

London Philosophy Talk is a philosophy podcast of the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hosted by me, Florian Steinberger ( Each episode I have an informal philosophical discussion with an expert in the field. 

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We also run an excellent distance learning program in philosophy in association with the University of London Worldwide:, of which I am the Director. 

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