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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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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

“Philosophy Changing Lives”

Nov 12, 2017

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey. He is known for his view that medical technology may enable humans to live indefinitely.

"Utopia for Realists"

Sep 10, 2017

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Rutger Bregman, historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His “History of Progress” was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. The Dutch edition of “Utopia for Realists” became a national bestseller and sparked a basic income movement that soon made international headlines. The book will be translated in 22 languages. He visits with Jack from Amsterdam.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Valerius Geist, professor emeritus of environmental science, University of Calgary.

“What Makes a Building Beautiful?”

Jul 25, 2017

Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Sarah Williams Goldhagen and others in a podcast recorded before a studio audience in New York.

Jack Russell Weinstein visits with British philosopher Helen Steward, Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Action at the University of Leeds.

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