December 2009

Move Over Letterman: A Philosophical Top 10 LIst for the 21st Century

To mark the occasion of our 200th episode, we invited three former guests, Brian Leiter, Jenann Ismael, and Martha Nussbaum, and also our listeners to help us come up with a list of the 10 most pressing philosophical issues of the 21st century.

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The Philosophical Legacy of Charles Darwin

Today our topic is Darwin's Philosophical Legacy and our guest is the one man in best suited to help think this through. That would be Dan Dennett, author of many books inspired by Darwinian ideas. Dennett thinks that Darwin's idea of evolution through natural selection is both the single best idea that anyone has every had about life and how it works and also a deeply unsettling even "dangerous" idea. You can join the conversation by posting to this open blog entry.

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