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Philosophical Currents

Jack Russell Weinstein, host of Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life, joins Main Street to discuss the philosophical aspects of current events.

  • UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Alicia Hegland-Thorpe in a conversation first heard on the Main Street radio show.
  • One issue that touches on the divide between us, and affects numerous topics, is the reluctance or inability for people to change their minds.
  • For this month’s Philosophical Currents, Jack Russell Weinstein talks about male emotion and the importance of community.
  • In this month’s Philosophical Currents, Jack Russell Weinstein puts a philosopher’s spin on “the slap” from the recent Oscars.
  • For this month’s Philosophical Currents, Jack Russell Weinstein talks about what’s happening in Ukraine.
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, a discussion of race and the importance of holidays.
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - Jack Russell Weinstein joins us for a look at self care as we go into a new year.
  • For this month’s “Philosophical Currents,” we discuss the philosophical significance of holidays. We have a new one, in Juneteenth. And like some others, there's a tinge of controversy -- even Christmas has its detractors. Is a holiday a way to cement a component of life into a nation's culture? And once you create a holiday, it’s hard to ditch it! Columbus Day, for example, has been fading.
  • UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein is here with another episode of Philosophical Currents as we look at issues through a philosophical lens.
  • UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ashley Thornberg on the topic of socialism.