Putting a person in a prison deprives him of freedom and autonomy. Putting an animal in a cage does the same thing. Of course, people and animals are different, but should these differences change how we view the morality of holding either one captive?
When church-goers declare, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth,” they refer to the psychological state of “belief.” But what is the psychological nature of religious “belief”—or credence? And do believers really believe their so-called "beliefs"?
Please contact Ken & John by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an angle to add to any of the upcoming topics on Philosophy Talk, or if you have suggestions for future topics. You could be a guest caller on the air!
Philosophy Talk relies on the support of listeners like you to stay on the air and online. Any contribution, large or small, helps us produce intelligent, reflective radio that questions everything, including our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, culture, and the human condition. Make your tax-deductible contribution now through Stanford University's secure online donation page. Thank you for your support, and thank you for thinking!
Philosophy Talk With Ken Taylor and John Perry of Stanford University is produced by Ben Manilla Productions, Inc.