WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

Second Sunday of each month, at 5:00pm CT
  • Hosted by Jack Russell Weinstein

Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

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October 14 at 5pm:

“Why Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life” host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Professor Derek Black explore the question, “Is there a right to education and literacy?”

Jack Russell Weinstein previews this week’s episode of “WHY? Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life. His guest this month is Adam Kitzes from the UND English department. They explore the question, "Is Shakespeare still relevant?”

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Eric Burin, UND Professor of History, for a discussion of the philosophical issues that arise from the National Anthem protests by Colin Kaepernick and other football players. Burin’s book on the subject will come out in the fall from the UND Digital Press: Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Jason D. Hill, distinguished professor of philosophy at De Paul University in Chicago. He is the author of three book: "Becoming a Cosmopolitan," "Beyond Blood Identities," and "Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity."

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Gordon Marino, professor of philosophy and the director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. His new book is "The Existentialist's Survival Guide."


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cathy O'Neil, blogger at mathbabe.org and author of "Weapons of Math Destruction." 

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kieran Setiya, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Reasons without Rationalism and Knowing Right from Wrong.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Al Gini, professor of business ethics at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Heather Douglas, "best known for her work on the role of values in science, science policy, the importance of science for policymaking, and the history of philosophy of science." -Wikipedia