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

"What a food magazine tells us about the world"

May 15, 2017

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kerry Diamond, co-founder of Cherry Bombe magazine.

Philosophy is a Great Major.com

Apr 24, 2017

In this special WHY podcast, we share a segment of Prairie Public Broadcasting's Main Street show as WHY host Jack Russell Weinstein is interviewed by Doug Hamilton regarding Jack's new website, philosophyisagreatmajor.com.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Otavio Bueno, professor of philosophy at the University of Miami. Bueno focuses on the philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic. He has been trying to develop an empiricist view about science that is compatible with a nominalist view about mathematics and logic. It has led him to explore a number of fascinating and interrelated issues in metaphysics, epistemology and logic.

"Can We Know Things Better?"

Mar 9, 2017

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ernest Sosa, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem, and the magazine's first editor, Suzanne Braun Levine.

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with J. Kameron Carter, associate professor of systematic theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. Driving his work are questions pertaining to the theory and practice of blackness, indeed, of blackness as an alternate "pedagogy of the sacred" that the black church (at its best) expresses. His is the author of "Race: A Theological Account," 2008, Oxford University Press. He is the editor of Religion and the Future of Blackness (a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 2013).

"Philosophy and Disability Studies"

Dec 10, 2016

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Anita Silvers, a philosophy professor at San Francisco State University.  Dr. Silvers is a well-known authority on disability and accessibility issues, particularly government policy and law, medical ethics, employment discrimination, physician assisted suicide and genetics.

"How to Think about Antisemitism"

Nov 13, 2016

In an encore episode from September 2014, host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Daniel Goldhagen, the author numerous books, including The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism; A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair, and the #1 international bestseller Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. He is currently affiliated with Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.  

“An Argument for Moral Relativism”

Oct 9, 2016

Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with David Wong, professor of philosophy at Duke University and author of the book Natural Moralities.