December 2014

The Sex Trade

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Violating the Humanity of Others

 This week we're thinking about Humanity Violated -- the tendency of some people to think of other people as less than fully human. Humans do that to each other way too often.  Nazis despised their Jewish victims as little better than diseased rats that deserved to be eliminated for the public good.  Slave-owners saw their slaves as little better than pack animals.  

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Gut Feelings

This week’s show is about gut feelings—and the art of decision-making.

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Immortality: Hume and Boswell

This week’s show is on immortality. I thought Philosophy Talk listeners might enjoy Hume’s last thoughts on the subject, as recorded by James Boswell, who visited Hume hoping for a deathbed conversion.

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