Election Special 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016

What is it

John and Ken look beyond the horse race at some of the bigger questions raised by this year’s campaign:
 

Do we always have a duty to vote? with Stanford political scientist Emilee Chapman

Can our democracy survive the amount of money in politics? with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich

How do we justify the two-party system? with Elaine Kamarck from the Brookings Institution.

Get Philosophy Talk

Radio

Sunday at 10am (pacific) on KALW 91.7 FM Local Public Radio, San Francisco

Podcast

Individual downloads via CDBaby and iTunes. Multipacks and The Complete Philosophy Talk via iAamplify

 

Emilee Chapman, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Robert Reich, Former US Labor Secretary

Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

Upcoming Shows

25 June 2017

Habermas and Democracy

Jürgen Habermas is regarded as one of the last great public intellectuals of Europe and a major contributor to the philosophy of democracy. A member...

02 July 2017

Summer Reading List 2017

Summer is the perfect time to dig in to deep reading. Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism may be a bit much for the beach, but there are lots of...

09 July 2017

Philosophy as Therapy

From Plato and Sextus Empiricus to Wittgenstein, many important thinkers have thought of philosophy as a type of therapy. By looking at our way of...