February 2006

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We at   Philosophy Talk are proud to have offered something uniquely valuable  to the radio world over the past two and a half years.  It's been an incredible adventure.   When we started,  many people in radio took our ideas with a very large grain of salt.  "Philosophy on the Radio?"  they asked incredulously.   "Two academics as co-hosts?   A stream of professional thinkers, rather than journalists or politicians or entertainers as your guests?"   "It will never work!"  "No one will ever listen!"

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Educated Insolence

by Tony Veale

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Not so deep thoughts about humor

Why do birds fly?Because they don't like to walk.

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Thoughts on the Doubling of Consciousness

W.E.B. DuBois's most famous writing was his wonderful book with the title "The Souls of Black Folks." The plural "souls" refers not just to the plurality of souls, one per person, of the many black folk, but to the two souls in each of them:

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