Philosophy Talk regularly records programs for live audiences around the country.

Several shows have been professionally filmed and are presented here. Enjoy!

Z Space, San Francisco, California - How Fiction Shapes Us with Joshua Landy


Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon - Why Be Moral? with James Sterba


Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon - The Nature of Wilderness with Jay Odenbaugh


Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - The Moral Costs of Climate Change with Allen Thompson


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - Corporations and the Future of Democracy with Russ Feingold


Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley, California - What Is Love? with Troy Jollimore


Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon - Is Nothing Sacred Anymore? with Cora Diamond


Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - Latin-American Philosophy with Joseph Orosco


The Marsh, San Francisco, California - What is a Wife? with Marilyn Yalom


The Marsh, San Francisco, California - War, Sacrifice, and the Media with Judith Butler


Illahee Institute, Portland, Oregon - Desire with William Irvine


Illahee Institute, Portland, Oregon - Beliefs Gone Wild with Michael Philips


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - The Very Idea of a University with John Etchemendy


Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, Oregon - Race, Class, and Inequality with Elizabeth Kiss

Behind the scenes at KALW in San Francisco - Time, Space, and Quantum Mechanics

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Upcoming Shows

  • October 18 : The Logic of Regret
    A teenage girl decides, on a whim, to conceive a child. Even though we might say that this decision was irrational, she cannot regret it later,...
  • October 25 : In Praise of Love: Plato's Symposium Meets Bernstein's Serenade
    Plato’s Symposium is arguably the most memorable philosophical work ever written on the subject of love. It is also the inspiration for Leonard...
  • November 1 : Living On Through Others
    Imagine that the world will end in thirty days. Would your life have meaning anymore? Would anyone’s? It seems that there would no longer be any...
  • November 8 : Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century Dutch philosopher who laid the foundations for the Enlightenment. He made the controversial claim that there is...

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