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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



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    From Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin, philosophers and scientists have long denied the idea that animals are capable of acting for moral...
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    We know what it means for a painting to be beautiful. But what about a life? Like great works of art, great people exhibit style, originality, and...
  • June 12 : Philosophy of Sleep
    "Blessed are the sleepy ones," write Nietzsche, "for they shall soon drop off." Sleep is an extraordinarily, albeit profoundly odd, phenomenon, yet...
  • June 19 : Philanthropy: Help or Hindrance?
    Many of us generally admire people who donate large sums of money to charity. Yet people donate for all sorts of reasons – some selfless, some not so...

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