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William James is a great figure, historically important as a philosopher (pragmatism and radical empiricism), a student of religion (author of the monumental Varieties of Religious Experience), and psychology.  Ken and John examine the life and ... more
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Monogamy is traditional in most cultures, and it is the law throughout America since Utah gave up polygamy to acquire statehood. Is there any philosophical basis for favoring monogamy over polygamy? Or any reasons grounded in clear empirical facts or ... more
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What makes me who I am? Is it fair of me, or others, to take my race or ethnicity as part of whom I am? How does the age-old virtue of standing up for kith and kin comport with the demands of fairness as cosmopolitanism? Join John and Ken and ... more
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George Berkeley founded and defended idealism; the doctrine that there is not a material world; reality is the orchestration of ideas in minds, nothing more. He influenced Hume, Mill, Russell, and many other philosophers. John and Ken explore ... more
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- What made Locke the Founding Fathers' favorite philosopher? Thomas Jefferson identified John Locke as one of "the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception." Many debates in modern political theory have their roots in the ... more
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The philosopher John Locke thought we had no innate ideas; our minds are blank slates, upon which experience writes. Nurture is everything, nature nothing. Modern popular genetics gives the impression that we are nothing but the stage on which a play ... more
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• Can a world without God offer its own meanings and values to structure a well-lived life? Atheists don't believe in God – does that mean they don't find life meaningful?  Are atheists doomed to be grouchy nihilists, finding meaning ... more
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- Are there different levels of reality, with each level emerging from the other in a way that provides a truly new aspect of reality? The concept of emergence has been seen as an alternative to mere reducibility in discussion of the relation of the ... more
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It would be nice if we always knew the morally right thing to do, if our choices and commitments were painted in stark black and white. Unfortunately life is full of gray areas, including situations in which all the choices that confront us seem ... more
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• If the brain is enclosed in the skull, and the mind is just the brain working, is the mind also enclosed in the skull? An increasing number of psychologists and philosophers believe that to understand how the mind really works, we must ... more
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• Is philosophy the queen of the sciences, with the job of synthesizing, interpreting and evaluating the results of the particular sciences? • Or should we adopt John Locke's conception of philosophy as a handmaiden to science: clarifying ... more
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What is a paradox? What are the most famous paradoxes, and why are they so fascinating? How does thinking about paradoxes help us in philosophy and our daily lives? A paradox is a persuasive argument that something, which we judge must be false, is ... more
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! Philosophers sometimes ask questions that seem like they have no answer: What are numbers? Are there different sizes of infinity? Exactly how many grains of sand make up a heap? Is the statement ... more
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• Why is the world described by Quantum Mechanics so different from our everyday experience? Quantum physics is regarded by many as the most powerful predictive theory science has produced. But there is no interpretation of what the theory ... more
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• Is pornography an art form, or simply anything that depicts genitals in action?• Where does mere eroticism end and pornography begin? In the internet age, pornography appears to have become not only more accessible but also more ... more
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Nothing stirs up controversy like abortion.  To some, it carries the steep moral cost of destroying human life, while to others, it represents an inviolable bastion of women’s rights over their own bodies.  Despite the polarizing ... more
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• Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what about truth, knowledge, and morality? We've all heard a disenchanted teenager claim that everything is relative and that there is no absolute morality or truth. Of course, there seems to be ... more
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Is love just a (second-hand) emotion? Is it a feeling? A disparate group of feelings, glandular responses, and ill-considered commitments called by a single word so that poets will have something to write about? A poor substitute for true friendship ... more
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- How many different thoughts can you think? Human thought is an amazing thing. It has given us not only science, literature, and morality, but also superstition, slavery, and war.  Thought has the power to uncover the deepest mysteries of the ... more
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Confucius laid down a pattern of thinking followed by more people for more generations than any other human being on the face of the earth. No matter what religion, no matter what form of government, the Chinese (and most other East Asian ... more
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- Without our beliefs, would there be states, money, or facts of citizenship?- Are our live built on ontological fluff? Few things affect our lives as much as the fact that we are citizens of one country rather than another.  The government of, ... more
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• Why isn't it OK to sell votes? or bodily organs? or child labor?• What are the moral issues raised by free markets? We live in a market-driven society – our day-to-day lives consist of buying and selling goods and services, and to ... more
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In the Early Modern period many philosophers took ideas to be mental images of the objects they stood for. During the 20th century, that notion fell into considerable disrepute. Yet recent cognitive science has revived the idea that at least some of ... more
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Jacques Derrida was one of the most influential and also one of the most polarizing philosophers of the twentieth century.  With his method of "deconstruction," Derrida provided critiques not only of literary trends and philosophical ideas but ... more
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• What's it like to be a schizophrenic?• Is it possible to have thoughts that are not your own?• What can schizophrenia teach us about the workings of the intact mind? To be human, philosophers have often said, is to be ... more