Antonia Peacocke

Nov 13, 2018
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Submitted by Cindy Prince Baum on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -- 12:39 PM

Antonia Peacocke is currently a Bersoff Faculty Fellow in the Philosophy Department at New York University and is looking forward to joining the Philosophy Department at Stanford in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. She writes about philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and aesthetics—especially as they relate to literature and poetry. Recently she has written about special first-personal knowledge, the nature of aesthetic value, and how mental actions can have several contents at once. She writes short stories as well as philosophy.

The Military, War, and Weapons

Oct 30, 2018

November 11th is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK, and Armistice Day in many countries, so we thought it appropriate for this month's playlist to feature philosophical conversations about the military and the ethics of warfare. Our esteemed guests for these episodes include the likes of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy and renowned cultural critic Judith Butler, so click the military patches above to embark on this month's listening spree!

Can Reason Save Us? – LIVE With Guest Steven Pinker

Jul 23, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 19:00

Experience a live taping of Philosophy Talk radio, and see how much fun thinking can be

To an optimist, things are constantly getting better: disease and extreme poverty are down; life expectancy, literacy, and equality are up; and it’s all thanks to the glory of human reason. But a pessimist would point to the continuing presence of injustice, oppression, and war, and the dangers of global warming and nuclear annihilation. So who's right? Are we really living in an age of progress? And can reason really save us?
Join the live audience at Kepler's Books to record a new episode of Philosophy Talk, the nationally syndicated public radio show. Philosophers Ken Taylor and Josh Landy will welcome renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. In addition to thought-provoking conversation, audience questions, and laughter, the show will feature Roving Philosophical Reporter Liza Veale, satirist and Sixty Second Philosopher Ian Shoales, and musical guest Tiffany Austin.
Book signing after the show.
This event is produced in conjunction with Kepler's Literary Foundation.


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The Examined Sports

Jul 16, 2018

Summer is in full swing, but most major league sports are not, so we thought you might enjoy filling the void by listening to philosophical discussions about athletics! Click Plato and Socrates above for free-streaming past episodes discussing sports like baseball and basketball, athletes, and athletics in general.

Reading: Summer and Beyond

May 3, 2018
Now that spring has sprung, we are once again preparing our special summer reading episode. In celebration, we put together a freely accessible collection of past summer reading shows that you can listen to as you have time throughout the month. Your reward for listening? Valuable recommendations for good reads to last you well beyond the season at hand!

Buddhism, Science, and the West

Dec 8, 2017

Why do many of us assume that Buddhism and science are polar opposites—that Buddhist teachings are so paradoxical and mysterious they are not even meant to be understood? Is it possible instead that the teachings of Buddhism actually predate certain scientific conclusions the West is just now discovering?

Won't You Lend a Hand?

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Our Host Emeritus, John Perry, wrote limericks for many of our episodes during our first 13 years. Some of them were read on the air, though many of them were not... and with good reason! Channeling John's poetic enthusiasm, click on the earbuds above for a brand new verse and an important message from the Philosophy Talk team.

Favorites in Continental Philosophy

Nov 17, 2017

Philosopher Simon Critchley offers his take on continental philosophy and some of its biggest hits. He discusses how the continental approach to philosophy is more practically relevant to lived experience and, interestingly, more aware of its history.

When Democracy Runs Wild

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Do we have too much democratic politics in this country? What are the consequences of living in a society in which your every action has a political connotation? Philosopher Robert Talisse argues that there is such a thing as too much democracy.

Chomsky vs Foucault [VIDEO]

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Watch this classic, must-see debate between two of the most prominent intellectuals of the 20th century: Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. The hour-long debate traverses a broad intellectual course—from human nature and objective truth to Marxism and the value of justice.


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