This Week on Philosophy Talk
From the Archive
For many seniors in high school and college, the month of May marks the end of their familiar student lives. It is the beginning of a transition—to college, a career, something in between, or something else entirely. So we dug into the archives to find programs addressing these issues. Click on the student above to see which episodes we've selected!
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -- 7:00 PM
The Doomsday Doctrine: Live with Guest Daniel Ellsberg
The doctrine of mutually assured destruction is supposed to deter both sides in a war from launching the first nuclear strike. However, the strategy of the US, NATO, and other super powers has been to plan the destruction of nearly all life on Earth. Can there be any moral justification for plausibly threatening a nuclear holocaust? And now that we’ve gotten ourselves in this situation, is there any realistic and ethical way out? Join our live audience at Stanford to record a new episode of Philosophy Talk with writer, activist, and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg!