February 2011

John Locke

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A dialogue on Biracial Identity

A Black Guy (BG) and a White Guy (WG) are in a bar, having drinks. You may be tempted to think that they are John Perry and Ken Taylor -- but since I'm putting words in both people's mouths, don't hold John responsible for any of this. BG: I've been thinking a lot about biracial identities, lately because I see that my favorite radio show, Philosophy Talk is about to do an episode on it. WG: I wonder what they'll talk about. I mean thanks to Obama, biracial is the new cool, BG. But I don't really see that there are deep philosophical questions connected with the topic of bi-racial identities raise. Do you?

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Lights! Camera! Think!

We’re in the thick of award season – that time of year when just about everybody and her brother is honoring and celebrating the film industry. But besides the fact that movies are fun to watch and fun to talk about, we should we here at Philosophy Talk jump on the already overcrowded Awards bandwagon? It starts with the fact that movies, at their best, are really cool things.

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Too Much Information?

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