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- Is procrastration the result of a lack og wil-power, or is it more like a disease, something that might be cured?- Can we structure our priorities in such a way so as to accomplish more even while procrastinating? Everyone procrastinates – ... more
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Where Is My Mind: A Philosophy Talk Five-Pack $7.95
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! What is the mind?  Is it physical?  Is it something else altogether?  Why do scientists have such a hard time pinning it down, and will we ever have a real explanation of it?  This ... more
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Reason and Religion: A Philosophy Talk Five-Pack $7.95
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! Can an intelligent, reflective, scientifically literate person Century still believe in God in the 21st Century?  Or has the advance of science undermined the very possibility of faith and ... more
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is without doubt one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He has, however, been largely ignored by American "analytic" philosophers of the twentieth century. John in particular, and Ken to a lesser extent, ... more
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The ideas of Karl Marx vie with those of Rousseau, Locke and Jefferson for shaping the politics of the twentieth century. Are Marx's ideas of real philosophical value and interest, or simply relics of interest only in trying to understand the ... more
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Can a self, a consciousness, an "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? And if it can, how does THAT work? These and other questions of identity are central to I Am A Strange Loop, the latest book by Indiana ... more
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To many death is terrifying. But why? As David Hume pointed out, all the years we didn't exist before we were born seemed painless enough. Why worry about future non-existence? Is the real worry that we will continue to exist? Ken and John confront ... more
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Does life have a meaning? If we were created by a powerful God, would that give our lives meaning? Who gave God's existence meaning? What if we were created by a crazy scientist wholly for the purpose of irritating his or her spouse? John and Ken ... more
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What makes a collection of sounds a piece of music as opposed to just noise? Can music teach us anything? And is the value of music objective? Music -- along with love -- is often thought of as a universal language. Most people enjoy music daily and ... more
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At least some versions of artificial intelligence are attempts not merely to model human intelligence, but to make computers and robots that exhibit it: that have thoughts, use language, and even have free will. Does this make sense? What would it ... more
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Do dogs make plans? Do they remember specific events? Do they dream? Do cats recognize their owners as unified wholes, or just as collections of parts, some warm, some capable of providing food? Could it be that whales, dolphins, elephants, and ... more
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• Does a life need a narrative, or is life just one damn thing after another? Reading is a lot of fun, especially narrative fiction – everyone loves a good story.  But maybe there's more to it than that.  Maybe everyone is, or ... more
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• Is the right to privacy – the right to be left alone and to control one’s personal information – really a right? Is privacy just a privilege that can be revoked any time it conflicts with other more important needs, ... more
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Philosophers have always been concerned with the mind. What is consciousness? Representation? Emotion? Now that neuroscience is making headway on these same questions, we should ask: how should philosophy and neuroscience relate? John and Ken ... more
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• Is there a way to re-infuse the disenchanted universe with meaning and purpose? The ancients believed in an enchanted universe – a universe suffused with meaning and purpose. But with the dawn of modernity, philosophy and science ... more
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Philosophy and Science: A Philosophy Talk Five-Pack $7.95
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! Science and philosophy both derived from the love of inquiry of the ancient Greeks.  It’s often said that problems start off as philosophy, and become science as concepts become clear ... more
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Everywhere we look -- in the media, in our political campaigns, in the hallowed halls of the academy -- we are confronted with an endless stream of BS, spin, propaganda, half-truths, and even outright lies. Yet for centuries, philosophers have argued ... more
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Does faith obscure reason? Does reason obscure faith? Or perhaps their subject matters are different. Faith might address one area of our lives and reason and science another. Faith may allow us to see meaning, values, and God, while reason sees ... more
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• Is history just a series of events, or an interpretation of those events? • Is there progress in history? Can history be objective, or is it, as Napoleon said, just the version of past events that people have decided to agree ... more
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Philosophy usually suggests a striving for rationality and objectivity. But the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard advocated subjectivity and the leap of faith – his conception of how an individual would believe in God or act in love. ... more
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Despite the crass commercialism that drives the production of many movies, there's no doubt that film is a distinctive and distinctively powerful art form. Cinematic representations move us in ways that few others do. Film has also proven to be an ... more
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Is there such a thing as pure evil in the world? How should we confront evil? Can evil ever be finally overcome? If the universe was created by a supremely good, supremely powerful, supremely loving deity, why is there evil in the world to begin ... more
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Aging is a physical process that will always be with us. But conceptions of aging, views about the contributions older people can make to society, and what society owes them change from era to era and differ from culture to culture. In conjunction ... more
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What can we learn from studying philosophy? What can we learn from reading great (or not-so-great) literature? Can the methods of philosophy and literary criticism be combined? Are the truths they shed light upon complementary? Some philosophers and ... more
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• Why do we have desires that make us unhappy?  There are two ways to have your desires fulfilled: you can either get what you want (if you're lucky enough) or change your desires.  If we can fit our desires to what we have, we're ... more