Philosophy Talk Highlights

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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It's a Philosophy Talk highlight reel for the membership drive. In this special episode, John and Ken relive some favorite moments from the Philosophy Talk archives. Listen to cognitive scientist Margaret Boden on creativity, computers, and the emotions, Stanford University's Kara Dansky on the nature of crime and punishment, Georgetown Provost James O'Donnell on the contemporary relevance of Saint Augustine, Stanford's Michele Elam on biracial identities in the age of Obama, and Berkeley psychologist Alison Gopnik on her favorite philosophical movie. Plus selected commentaries from Ian Shoales, the Sixty-Second Philosopher. 

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Guest

Margaret Boden, University of Sussex


Kara Dansky, Stanford University


James O'Donnell, Georgetown University


Michele Elam, Stanford University


Alison Gopnik, UC Berkeley

 

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