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Aesthetics for Dogs?
Dogs love art! At least, when that art is designed with them in mind. Check out the first ever canine-centric art show in London. “Tails were wagging like crazy," according to the artist who designed the show.
Why (Not) Trust Science?
2022: The Year in Sound
What Is It Like to See Conspiracies in Everything?
Why Read Proust in 2022?
Do Good People Make Good Leaders?
Liberalism and Self-Government
Climate as a Collective Action Problem
Doing Good, Effectively
Political vs. Economic Inequality
Humans, the Optimistic Animal?
Antisemitism, Then and Now
Memoir, Truth, and Self
Ideology and Belief
Kant's Guide to Morality
The Staying Power of Poetry
Mourning a Lost Culture
Tackling Sexual Violence
The Value of Anger
Who Wants to Be a Stoic?
2021: The Year in Sound
Virtual Reality, Real Feelings
Age, Ageism, and Equality
Socially Intelligent Robots
A Question of Frege
Persons, Community, and the Akan
Why Is Math So Useful?
Is Facebook Morally Responsible?
Microaggressions and Intention
The Slow Miracles of Thought
Summer Dylan Reading
The Philosophy of the Vienna Circle
Cracking Down on Disinformation
What Montaigne Knew
Is Meritocracy Possible? (A Solution)
What Makes A Man?
#FrancisOnFilm: Judas and the Black Messiah
#FrancisOnFilm: The Mole Agent
What Tech Says
Is Meritocracy Possible? (Pt. I)
The Mathematics of Democracy
When Do False Beliefs Exculpate? (Pt. II)
Gaining Knowledge without Learning
2020: The Year in Poetry
Are “Human” Embryos Human?
Finding Minds in a Material World
When Do False Beliefs Exculpate? (Pt. I)
Should the Arts Be for All?
Say it Enough, They’ll Believe It
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?
Why We Argue About Fiction
What Would We Lose If We Had No Art?
Why Games Matter
Reasons to Hate
Abortion and Humanity
Skepticism and Trust in Science
Philosophy for the Apocalypse
Who Gets to be a Citizen?
Why Do People Argue about Fiction?
Does Meritocracy Have Merit?
Another Reason Zoom Is So Draining
Kant on Lying to Robots, Part II
Abortion and Dehumanization
On Ethicists and Jerks
A Cat's Life
The Value of Metaphor in a Pandemic
Benjamin and Modern Enchantment
The Ethics of Pet Keeping
Celebrating Our 500th Episode
Covid and the Veil of Ignorance
Your Racist Mental Habits
Demonizing Black Men
Puzzle 3: Kant on Lying to Robots
Can Philosophy Help in a Crisis?
A Pandemic of Dreams
More Money Matters
#FrancisOnFilm: Crip Camp
Proust and Social Distance
Puzzle 2: What is an Identity?
Philosophy and the Superhero
Trying to Let Go of the Past
Thinking and Mental Action
Game Theory and COVIDiocy
Puzzle 1: Are Beliefs Voluntary?
#FrancisOnFilm: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sorry, Critics: Parasite is a Good Movie
Is the Self Real?
Am I in Everything I Imagine?
What Is Good Philosophy?
#FrancisOnFilm: Dionysus for Docs
Is the Sentence Becoming Passé?
What Is a “Vivid” Mental Image?
Comedy on the Edges
What the Future Holds
Ken’s Unfinished Project
2019: The Examined Year
How Much Thought Is Inactive?
Human, Subhuman, or Both?
A Tribute to Ken Taylor
Nonhuman Persons, Nonhuman Rights
Why Not Change Your Core Self? Part II
A Puzzle About Sacred Values Part II
Hobbes and the Absolute State
Why Not Change Your Core Self?
#FrancisOnFilm: Downton Abbey
Should We Trust Polls?
The Appeal of Authoritarianism
Music as a Way of Knowing
Explanation at Its Best
What's In a Picture?
Changing Deniers' Minds
A Puzzle About Sacred Values Part I
#FrancisOnFilm: Once Upon a Time...
How Do Decisions Ever Get Made?
Should We Abandon the Canon?
Self Knowledge on Trial
The Doomsday Doctrine
A Simple Test for Fake News
#FrancisOnFilm: Last Black Man in SF
Postmodernism: The Decline of Truth
How to Think Two Thoughts at Once
JS Mill and the Good Life
Does Thinking Help Stop Fake News?
Reader’s Block and Bad Philosophy
Letting Go of Human Nature
Tolerance and Radical Disagreement
#FrancisOnFilm: I Am Mother
A Licentious Lannister?
Working for Faith
What Is Reading?
Anti-Semitism is Racism
Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Authority and Resistance
Wanting to Want for Its Own Sake
Hacking Our Sense Perceptions
Ken's Big Announcement
#FrancisOnFilm: Green Book
Your Question: Integrate or Assimilate?
Controversy About Climate Denial
Immigration and Multiculturalism
There’s Taste... Then There’s Taste
Mind the Gaps!
#FrancisOnFilm: Minding the Gap
Five Types of Climate Change Deniers
Finding Yourself in a Virtual Fiction
What Do We Owe Future Generations?
The Puzzle of the Unconscious
Is Envy Always a Vice?
Getting Clear on the Replication Crisis
How (Not) to Fall Asleep
Freud's Philosophical Challenges
The Examined Year: 2018 – Uncut
On Morally Condemning the Past
Why Should We Give Foreign Aid?
Subway Spreading and Personal Space (Part II)
Foucault on Power
The Creative Life
Does Reputation Matter?
Subway Spreading and Personal Space (Part I)
The Wrong Abortion Question
How #MeToo Helps Men
Can Reason Save Us?
They’re Only Lobsters
The Philosophy of Westworld
Do They Believe in God?
The Psychology of Cruelty
Puzzle About Conspiracy Theorists (Part II)
Lessons from Lobsters
Athletics and the Philosophical Life
Should Algorithms Decide?
A Puzzle About Conspiracy Theorists (Part I)
#FrancisOnFilm: Mission Impossible
Does Science Over-reach?
The Truly Beautiful Game
[VIDEO] Philosophers' World Cup
Radical Ideas about Markets
Who Is a “Criminal”?
The Ethics of Homeschooling
One Person, One Vote?
#FrancisOnFilm: The Rachel Divide
Why America is not a Nation
Distortion in Philosophy
Philosophers and the Meaning of Life
The Ethics of Care
Should Robots Be Caregivers?
Are We Slaves to Technology?
How a Glitch Caused a Crisis
An Antidote to Bullshit
Is Kanye a Philosopher?
The Twilight Zone and the Human Condition
What is it Like to Lose Your Identity?
The Morality of Big Business
On Deepities and Bullshit
Is there a Right to Sex?
Faith and Humility
Happy 200th, Karl Marx!
May the Fourth Be With You
Dark Knowledge: A User’s Guide
Is There Life on Mars?
Toppling the Dehumanization Thesis
Are We Really All Equals?
Stop Silencing Sex Workers
The “Complicated” Causes of Gun Death (Part II)
The Not-So-Goodness of Liberalism?
Who Gets To Decide the Truth?
Trolling, Bullying, and Flame Wars
A Case for Conservative Universities
Self Help, Nietzsche, and the Patriarchy
Can Technologies Be Monstrous?
The End of Privacy
An Egalitarian Case for the SAT
Does Race Have Any Scientific Basis?
The Irreverent Peter Sloterdijk
Is Every Idea Worth Engaging?
Is 'The Will of the People' Sacred?
Adorno and the Culture Industry
From Pessimism to Nihilism
Is Alexa a Setback for Feminism?
Racist Algorithms and Fair Sentencing
The “Complicated” Causes of Gun Death (Part I)
Philosophy for Prisoners
Moral Philosophy and The Good Place
Stories To Think With
Is Killmonger to Blame?
#FrancisOnFilm: The Shape of Water
Is Punishment Wrong?
[VIDEO] Baldwin on the American Dream
Misogyny and Gender Inequality
What Makes a Monster?
Sexism Versus Misogyny
What Makes a Film Philosophical?
The Temptation to Feel Baffled
Is Yoda a Stoic?
Is There a Case for Bullshit?
Baldwin and Racial Justice
Millennials and Social Media, a Deadly Mix?
A Comic Book for 17th-Century Philosophy
#FrancisOnFilm: Three Billboards
The Urbanist Delusion
Reasons to Donate to Philosophy
Gender Fluidity & Social Construction
Fanon, Violence, and the Struggle Against Colonialism
Is there a real you?
What props up morality?
Do Victims Have Obligations?
[VIDEO] The Slippery Slope
The Art of Non-Violence
The Puzzle of Possibility
How to Keep Your 2018 Resolutions
Thoughts on Retirement
In Praise of Affirmative Consent
An Argument for Regulating Automation
Can Words Kill?
Buddhism, Science, and the West
Of Philosophy and Basketball
The Midlife Crisis
The Odyssey in Plain English
Do Scientists Need Philosophers?
#FrancisOnFilm: Thor Ragnarok
Feminism and Philosophy's Future
Two Models of Hypocrisy
Favorites in Continental Philosophy
The World’s Greatest Country?
The Curious Lives of Octopuses
When Democracy Runs Wild
Basketball: Myths and Puzzles
Achieving a Measure of Insanity
Philosophy of Trash
Compromise and Slavery
Philosophy and Shelley's Frankenstein
Why Race Matters
To Retract or Not to Retract
Chomsky vs Foucault [VIDEO]
A Moral Case for Meat
#FrancisOnFilm: Battle of the Sexes
Privacy and the Internet of Things
Harmful Jobs, Net Impact
Frege: The Invisible Anti-Semite
Your Comment: A World Without Work
How does Consciousness Happen?
On Our Cosmic Insignificance
Getting Rid of "Racism"
Your Question: A World Without Work
Should Hate Speech be Protected?
Are Americans All Nationalists?
The Limits of Free Speech
Is “Fascism” a Useful Word?
Automation and the Future of Work
How Will Racism Be Eradicated?
Should You Fear AI?
Women in Philosophy
Transitions in Philosophy Talk
Theodor Adorno [VIDEO]
Can We Have Our Truth Back, Please?
Is Neoliberalism Destroying the Earth?
Credibility and Gender
Are Bosses Like Dictators?
Hate! Hate! Hate!
[VIDEO] Are You Living in a Simulation?
Your Question: Changing Physical Laws
The Best of Analytic and Continental Philosophy
Creativity and Character
Which Statues Should Go?
Flexitarian vs. Vegetarian
Dennett vs. Papineau on Consciousness
Is James Franco Rescuing Philosophy?
Could the Laws of Physics Change?
Can the Laws of Physics Change?
Mental Health and Assisted Suicide
Philosophy of the Midlife Crisis
Robots and Sexthics
Superpredators Old and New
When Driverless Cars Must Choose
Fast Lane Ethics
Rumor, Suspicion, and Misinformation
The Offensive Peter Singer
In Praise of Reading
Sex and Global Consequences
Is Philosophy Just Harder Than Science?
How is the Internet Changing Friendships?
D'oh! Philosophy in The Simpsons
To Game or Not to Game
Philosophy Majors: Unexpectedly Employable
Should Sex-Identity Be on Birth Certificates?
[AUDIO] Is Taste Really Subjective?
Reality TV: Ethics or Entertainment?
Your Question: Habermas and Factions
Habermas, Rationality, and Democracy
#FrancisOnFilm: Is Wonder Woman a Feminist Movie?
The Unnatural is the Political
[AUDIO] Time Biases
Pawns of ISIS
Habermas and the Fate of Democracy
Racial Profiling and Implicit Bias
[AUDIO] How Important is Privacy?
Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?
#FrancisOnFilm: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Psychopathy and Evil
Conceptual Penises and Failed Hoaxes
Should Philosophers Get Political?
Truth and Progress in Philosophy
Ai Weiwei: How Censorship Works
[VIDEO] What Makes for a Good Life?
A Deep Dive into Democracy
Nietzsche, Schmitt, and the Alt-Right
The Lifespan of a Genre
[AUDIO] When Driverless Cars Go Wrong
Does Work Give Our Lives Meaning?
Envisioning Eastern Hegemony
[COMIC] Postmodernism Attacks!
Can Free Speech Exclude?
Should Belief Aim at Truth?
Because You Are, I Am
Watered-down Philosophy for Tech Bros
Nozick, Libertarianism, and Philosophy
The Limits of Medical Consent
[AUDIO] What Constitutes Consent?
Defense of Transracialism Goes Awry
Is Human Monogamy Genetic?
All Machine and No Ghost
Slower Reading for Better Philosophy
Why We Need Public Philosophy
#FrancisOnFilm: Cezanne et Moi
[AUDIO] Political Utopias: Just Wishful Thinking?
Art, Origins, and the Fearless Girl
Tricks for Political Persuasion
[AUDIO] Can a Riot be Justifiable?
Are Taxes Fair?
Is This Still the End of History?
A Virtual Walden's Pond
[VIDEO] What Is Metaethics?
Foucault's Concept of Power
Aesthetics for Dogs?
Muscles and Marxism
[VIDEO] Is it OK to Kill Animals for Food?
Some Thoughts on Problematic Arguments
Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton on Politics and White Poverty
#FrancisOnFilm: Get Out
Getting from Space and Time to Space-time
Space, Time, and Space-time
Should White Artists Paint the Body of Emmett Till?
[COMIC] Philosophical Conflicts at the Poker Table
Cruelty in American Politics
Descartes, Elisabeth, and My Left Foot
All We Need to Solve Inequality is a Plague
Take the Mirror Test
Queer and Christian?
[VIDEO] Contrastivism—A Revolution in Philosophy?
Is Consciousness an Illusion?
Knowing What We Know—And What We Don't Know
[VIDEO] What is Neoliberalism?
Feel like Democracy is Crumbling? So Did Plato
[VIDEO] So You Think You Can Know?
What are Crony Beliefs?
Do Philosophy For Its Own Sake, Not for a Job
Art and Obscenity
To 'Get' a Piece of Art? Maybe 20 Minutes
[AUDIO] Art and Morality
The Mind-Body Problem, Part 1: Substance Dualism
A Country is a Country
Why Is Analytic Philosophy Dominant?
We Don't Decide Who We Love
[AUDIO] What is a Woman?
#FrancisOnFilm: I Am Not Your Negro
Is Milo Really a Conservative?
Free Speech on Campus
Are Self-Help Books Useless?
The Responsibility of Intellectuals
The Philosophical Dimensions of Reparations
[AUDIO] Why is Free Speech Important? (Ask a Comedian)
Arendt on Totalitarianism
[VIDEO] What is the Straw Man Fallacy?
Is Postmodernism to Blame for Post-Truth?
How to Honor Black History Month
Philosophy Behind Bars
[AUDIO] Love Is on the Air
In Defense of Polyamory
[VIDEO] What Is Evil?
Why Teach Prisoners?
The Case For (and Against) Reparations
RIP Bharati Mukherjee
The Emperor Has No Philosophy
Deadly Thought Experiments
[AUDIO] What Role Should Anger Play in Our Lives?
Is it Okay to Punch Nazis?
[LIVE VIDEO] Philosophy Conference on Trump
#FrancisOnFilm: Sundance - It's a Wrap!
[AUDIO] Black History Month: A Playlist
Confessions of a Cassandra
#FrancisOnFilm: Authenticity at Sundance
[AUDIO] Do the Privileged Have Special Obligations?
#FrancisOnFilm: Art Manifestos at Sundance
#FrancisOnFilm: What is a Documentary?
Stanley Cavell and Public Philosophy
#FrancisOnFilm: Al Gore at Sundance - Truth to Power
Ta-Nehisi Coates Reflects on Obama
Hail to the Chief of Philosophy
Outrage or Pity?
The Value of a College Education
Time To Take Off The Tinfoil Hat!
Teaching Philosophy: The Answer to Automation?
#FrancisOnFilm: The Highs and Lows of 2016
Extended Q&A at De Anza High School
Empathy for Deplorables?
Introducing: Francis on Film
R.I.P. Derek Parfit
The Examined Year 2016: Triumph and Defeat
Is Donald Trump Lying or Bullshitting?
The Mystery of the Multiverse
The Dark Side of the Cosmos
Trust and Mistrust
Do Religions Deserve Special Status?
Election Special 2016 – Uncut
Neuroaesthetics - Your Brain on Art
A Big Bang Blog
The Philosophy of Puns
The Mystery of Music
The Morality of Revenge
Struggles of Democracy
The Limits of Self Knowledge
Stagehands in the Theatre of Life
The Philanthropy Trap
Sleeping, Dreaming, and the Well-Lived Life
Dream Incubation Instructions
Life as a Work of Art
The Moral Lives of Animals
Altered States of Consciousness
Lessons from the Trolley Problem
Affirmative Action – Too Little or Too Much?
How Many Children?
Memes and the Evolution of Culture
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Why Does Anything Exist?
Oneness is a Mystery
People with Guns
Freedom, rights and technology (Why Free Software is Important)
The Science of Happiness
The Ancient Cosmos
Simone de Beauvoir
The Debt Crisis
Are we a white supremacist nation?
Finding Meaning in a Material World
Justice Scalia and Judicial Diversity
Is White Privilege a Distraction?
Freedom and Free Markets
Religion and the Art of Living
Nations and Borders
The Divine Shape Shifter
Life and Death in Prison
The Politics of Illusion: From Socrates and Psychoanalysis to Donald Trump
The Examined Year: 2015 - Uncut
Truth & Other Fictions
Good, Evil, and the Divine Plan
Two Concepts of Safe Space
Self and Self-Presentation
Gun violence, advocacy, and the NRA
Perception, Memory, and Justice
The Demands of Morality
Will Innovation Kill Us?
The Culture Wars: Phase 2?
Why Rubio Is Wrong about Philosophy in 150 Words
A Nietzschean Defense of Ben Carson
Collective Immortality: Living on Through Others
What is Cultural Appropriation?
In Praise of Love - Plato's Symposium meets Bernstein's Serenade
The Logic of Regret
Social media, knowledge of others, and self-knoweldge
Bioethics – Myths and Realities
Dance as a Way of Knowing
What is a Culture of Victimhood?
The Changing Face of Feminism
Ashley Madison, accommodation, and silencing
The Ethics of Drone Warfare
Has Science Replaced Philosophy?
Education and the Culture Wars
Are Some People Better than Others?
The Last "Universal Genius"
The Fine-Tuning Argument for God
Left Lanes, Right Lanes, & Medians
Does Science Advance?
The Power and Perils of Satire
Does Neuroscience Threaten Free Will?
The Ethics of Whistleblowing
Science and Politics: Friends or Foes?
Should the ethics of Presidential candidates matter?
The Paradoxes of Ideology
Why Propaganda Matters
How Do We Get From Noise to Meaning?
When Democracies Torture
The Bone that Changed China
A new multi-level hierarchy of ethics and morality
The Nature of Wilderness
The McDonalds-ification of Education
If God Is Dead, Why Isn't Everything Permitted?
Mental “Disorder”: Do You Miss the Mountains?
Democracy in Crisis
Watch Where You Point That Thing
Review of Iris Murdoch's The Nice and the Good
Philosophy Meets Literacy Through Positive Coaching
Disorders of the Mind - The Philosophy of Psychiatry
Obituary for Stanford Professor Emeritus David S. Nivison
The More Good the Better?
Can Studying Philosophy Make You a Better Person?
Camus and Absurdity
The Evolution of Storytelling
Political Activism in the Digital Age
The Psychology of Climate Change Denial
Could Race be in Your Genes?
Is Anarchy Possible?
Is There Life (or Anything) After Death?
Why Be Moral?
The Sex Trade
Violating the Humanity of Others
Immortality: Hume and Boswell
The Moral Costs of Climate Change
Identities Lost and Found in a Global Age
The Philosophy of Humor (And the Humor of Philosophy)
Intuitions Are a Guide to…Look Here!
The Fairness Fixation
Philosophy as Therapy
Freedom, Blame, and Resentment
Corporations and the Future of Democracy
Theological Correctness Part II: An Answer
Babies and the Birth of Morality
Neuroscience and the Law
Is Intuition a Guide to Truth?
Does Language Affect Thought?
What Might Have Been!
Remixing Reality: Art and Literature for the 21st Century
The Race Delusion
Theological Correctness Part I: The Question
Privacy and The New Surveillance Society
Tainted by the Sins of Our Fathers?
Anatomy of a Terrorist
'Human' is an honorific title (video)
Gods, Psychology, and Occam’s Razor
The Problem of Other Minds
Being Human is Like Being Here
The Reality of Time
The Metaphysics of Color
Risk and Rationality
Is Being Human More Like Being a Weed than Like Being Water?
What's on your summer reading list for 2014?
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science and Gender
Inspiration for Evil
The Legacy of Freud
Memory and the Self
Welcome to Philosophy Talk's Community of Thinkers
An Anti-Determinist Argument
Confessions of a Conflicted Carnivore
The Ethics of Soda
Tennis as a Way of Knowing
Why Science Will Never Replace the Humanities
Do Natural Laws Prove That God Exists? A New Wrinkle on an Old Problem
The Dark Side of Science
Diogenes the Cynic
Richard Fletcher, Historian
My Discovery of the X-Files
Science, Philosophy, and Theology
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
'Anybody Need a Kidney?' or 'What Are the Moral Limits of Markets?'
What is philosophy?
The Psychology of Partisan Politics
The Linguistics of Name Calling
Turbo-charging the Mind
How Fiction Shapes Us
Economics: Cult or Science?
What Is (This Thing Called) Love?
What Are Leaders Made of?
Poetry As a Way of Knowing
Epicurus and the Good Life
On Being Normal
The 2012 Dionysus Awards
The Right to Privacy
Philosophy in Fiction
Is Democracy a Universal Value?
The Examined Year: 2011
Nihilism and Meaning
What would Jesus do?
What’s to be done? A Blog for Christmas
Is it wrong to wreck the earth?
To Forgive and Forget
The Military: What is it Good for?
Is Nothing Sacred Anymore?
Thinking Inside the Box
Cooperation and Conflict
From the Minds of Babies
Morality and the Self
War, Sacrifice, and the Media
Deconstructing the College Admissions Rat Race
Schizophrenia and the mind
Health Care – is it a right or a privilege
Time, Space, and Quantum Mechanics
The State of Public Philosophy
Philosophy and Everyday Life
What Are Words Worth?
Atheism and the Well-Lived Life
Lincoln as a Philosopher
The Language of Responsibility
Gay Pride and Prejudice
Summer Reading 2011
The Prison System
Beliefs Gone Wild
Cities, Gentrification, and Inequality
Should Marriage Be Abolished?
The Extended Mind
What is an adult?
Is it All Just Relative?
A dialogue on Biracial Identity
Lights! Camera! Think!
Too Much Information?
Different Cultures, Different Selves
Derrida and Deconstruction
The Moral Costs of Markets
The Philosophy of History
Nominations open for the Third Annual Dionysus Awards!
Children as Philosophers
The Power of Thought
Reading, Narrative, and the Self
Levels of Reality
The Idea of a University
Comments Will be Moderated, beginning immediately.
The Occult Philosophy
Bargaining with the devil
Philosophy Talk Live at The Marsh SF this Sunday
The terror of death, and how to overcome it
Gandhi as Philosopher
Philosophy for the Young: Corrupting or Empowering?
Why Self-Deception Research Hasn’t Made Much Progress
Bodies for Sale
William James and the Squirrel Example
The Irrationality of Human Decision Making
Rawls on Justice
Democracy and the Press
What are Human Rights?
Corporations as Persons
Psychological vs. Biological Altruism
Philosophy Talk's Fifth Annual Philosophical Summer Reading List
Culture and Mental Illness
Faces, Feelings and Lies
The Ethics of Torture
On Being a Wife
What is a Wife?
Food and Philosophy: Live at the Marsh
Science and Pseudo-science
What is Normal
Infinity: A Dialogue
The Second Annual Dionysus Awards
New Blog Policy
Move Over Letterman: A Philosophical Top 10 LIst for the 21st Century
The Philosophical Legacy of Charles Darwin
200 and Counting!
Does Postmodernism Mean Moral Relativism?
Am I a Postmodernist
The Post-Modern Family Values: Open Blog Entry
Work and the Self
Comment on Pornography by Rae Langton
Pornography: Open Thread
Is Online Social Networking Changing the Way People Relate to Each Other?
Philosophical Wife Swapping
Powerless . . . but Enlightened
Inside Money: The Shadow Banking System
Philosophy Talk and the Ignorant NEH Panelist: A Rant!
Two Skeptical Arguments
The Place of Scepticism and Sceptical Arguments
Thoughts on the Reader
The Dionysus Awards: Join in the Fun.
Philosophy Talk and the Paradoxical Facebook Contest
The First Annual Dionysus Awards
Philosophy and history
Welcome Valley Public Radio Listeners
Why not buy and sell kidneys?
Emergence: Live Blogging
Separation of Powers and the Charismatic Presidency
Dualism Strikes Back? Live Blogging!
More on the Luck of the Draw
The Luck of the Draw: Live Blogging!
Philosophy and Film: Live Blogging
The Meanings of Spitzer’s Apology
Open Thread on Apologies
Why Music Matters: Open Thread!
Rename that Radio Show??
Political Correctness and the Speech Fashion War
What We've Been Up To, lately!
Philosophy Talk Holiday Treats Coming Soon!
Poetry, Philosophy, Truth
Why we Charge for Downloads
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Playful Intentions and the Problem of the Hypno-Flirt
Flirting as a two-step dance
Where Does Morality Come From?
Check us out Wednesday and Thursday in Portland
What's on your Summer Reading list?
Science, Censorship and Subsidy
Sixty-Seconds -- Really?
SHOUT OUT NOW!
A Philosophical Shout Out
Wanting More Life
Why I am not a Wittgensteinian
Democracy and the Judiciary
Truth and Bullshit
Children as a Philosophical Problem
How Can Smart People Still Believe in God?
Music, Meaning, and Emotion
100 and Counting
"Beautiful" and the Metaphysics of Beauty
The Future of Philosophy
Why I am not a Stoic!
Philosophy Talk Moves to Sunday
Odds and Ends
What the Imagination is For
My summer reading
Does Truth Matter?
Strange Behavior (Or: On Watching Sports—a follow-up to Tuesday’s show on basketball)
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Not so deep thoughts about humor
Thoughts on the Doubling of Consciousness
Legislating Values: A Reprise
Science: The Big Kahuna
The Best of Philosophy Talk Podcast
The Nature of Science and the ID Debate
The First Ever Online Philosophy Conference
God, Design and Science
Self-Deception and the Problem with Religious Belief Formation
God had a Technical Difficulty
Why Believe (or Disbelieve) in God?
The Dark Allure of Idealism
What's to be Done?
The Philosophy Talk Magical Mystery Tour
Fiction and Imaginative Resistance
We’re All Crazy (Prelude to Tuesday’s show “Art and the Suspension of Disbelief”/follow-up to John’s most recent blog)
Fiction and Belief
Backstage Live with Philosophy Talk
The Costs of War
The Language of Politics
Saints, Heroes, and Schmucks Like Me
Was Lance Armstrong Self-Deceived?
Beyond the Cartesian Moment?
Emotions, Judgments, and Mattering
Self-Deception and Moral Dilemmas
Greetings from Down Under!
Improving the World vs Improving my Country
Negotiating Identities: The Crash Solution
Intergenerational Obligations and the Rope of Lives
Evolutionary Psychology: A Defense -- Sort of!
Sex, Prostitution, and Well-lived Lives
Confucianism: Intelligent kindness
Kjellberg to Guest Blog
Forgiveness Deserved, not Demanded
Forgiveness - the discussion continued....
To blog is to forgive?
Griswold to Guest Blog on Forgiveness
How to be a Relativist
Propaganda and the Human Mind
Do Genes Make the Person?
Philosophers' Carnival, Number Twelve
Naturalism and Value
Steroids and Baseball
Meaning from Meaninglessness
Earlier Birth and Later Death
The Only Mattering Worth Caring About
Schopenhauer and Prozac
Did I Cheat?
Freedom, Responsibility and Martian Anthropology
Responsibility and "The Actual Sequence"
Reverence for the Given? Further Thoughts on Cosmetic Neurology
On the so-called "Wisdom of Nature"
Beauty that Haunts
Beauty: Skin-Deep, in the Eye of the Beholder and Valuable?
On the Absence of Dogmatism
Nehamas to Guest Blog
The Experience of Beautiful Things
Beauty and subjectivity
Random Thoughts on Religion and the State
Respecting Religious Belief
Hello from Ian Shoales