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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
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Who makes your decisions: you, or the irrational demons within? When we make decisions we think we're in control, making rational choices. But are we? This is the central question posed by Dan Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke ... more
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Should the freedom of speech be unlimited? Would unlimited freedom of speech do more good or bad to our society? Would limited freedom of speech impact the monitoring power of news media and therefore threaten our society? The Constitution grants ... more
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! We live in a world filled with inequities and injustices.  What kind of obligations do we have towards those less fortunate than ourselves?  What should we do to make the world more of a ... more
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Legality and Morality: A Philosophy Talk Five-Pack $7.95
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5 thought-provoking programs for the price of 4! The world as a whole is governed by the laws of nature.  But human behavior is governed by legal and moral laws, and whether we obey them or disobey them and suffer the consequences is up to ... more
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Gandhi is famous as the leader of the movement for Indian independence, which he based on his philosophy of non-violence, an important influence on Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi's ideas and the effects of his leadership continue to influence the ... more
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The question of whether or not God exists is profoundly fascinating and important. What are the proofs of the existence of God? How can one prove that God does not exist? Join us as John and Ken explore issues such as religious experience, the ... more
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What is Connectionism? Does the human mind work like a computer? If so, what kind of computer? What does all this mean for cognitive science and philosophy? The theory known as connectionism offers a revolutionary perspective on our minds and ... more
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• What makes an idea or work of art creative?• Can a computer be creative?  • Can creativity be measured? What is the relationship between creativity and consciousness? John and Ken explore their creative sides with Margaret ... more
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• Are corporations essential to harness the capital, energy, intelligence, and leadership on a scale large enough to make and market the inventions that define modern life?  • Are they just devices for evading responsibility and ... more
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• Why do we do what we do? • To please others? To live up to what culture expects?• Or for our own reasons - as "autonomous agents"? Americans tend to admire (at least in theory) the autonomous individual, the person who knows what ... more
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• What would Jesus think about contemporary moral issues? • How relevant would his advice be? • Do we know anything about Jesus' views on issues he didn't confront in his lifetime? If we really knew what Jesus might think about ... more
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Why did Nietzsche cross the road? To get beyond good and evil! How is a good joke like a good philosophical argument? Are philosophical tenets at the core of much of humor? To find out, join the philosophers and their guests, Thomas Cathcart and ... more
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What are dreams? Where do they come from? Why do they feel so real? A scary dream brings all the fears that a scary real situation can, and a happy dream can make us feel truly happy. Thinkers from Descartes to Freud have been fascinated by dreams ... more
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• Are there any serious scientific alternatives to Darwin's theory of evolution?• Do Darwinian approaches in fields beyond biology make sense? Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago, and his On the Origin of Species was published 150 years ... more
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• What does it mean to be normal? And abnormal?• Who gets to decide? • What are the repercussions? When do we applaud deviations from the norm, when do we condemn them, and why? Ken and John take a look at the uses and abuses of ... more
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• Unshakable, life-long loyalties – these are good things• Divided, blind, or misplaced loyalties – these are bad things Loyalty is usually reckoned to be an important virtue; even loyalty to lost causes is often ... more
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• What kinds of contact can the mind have with the world?  • Are we trapped behind a veil of our own mental states? • Is there a world outside my mind – or our minds – at all?  Can we know how the world is in ... more
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Why don't we run out of the movie theatre when a monster shows on the screen? What kind of mental state is the willing suspension of disbelief? Why do fiction and drama affect our emotions even when we know they are not real? John and Ken welcome ... more
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Is there any reason to think the cause or causes of order in the universe bear an even remote analogy to human intelligence? Even if they did, would that mean these intelligent causes had the benevolence and sense of justice required of a Christian ... more
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Has science replaced religion? Can one be religious and maintain a scientific viewpoint? Does belief in evolution undermine morality or belief in God, or vice versa? Ken and John take on the big questions with George Ellis, Professor of Applied ... more
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How do we communicate ideas with language? Where does the literal meaning of a word end and the subtle connotation begin? John and Ken tackle the semantics, pragmatics, and mysteries of meaning with noted social and cognitive psychologist Dan ... more
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• What philosophical issues are raised by online social networking?• Is the new socialization as good as the old? From online bulletin boards at the dawn of the internet to the modern mammoths of Facebook and MySpace, people have used ... more
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- How do words shape our minds? - Why do we adopt new words, or give old words new meaning? - Can we eliminate a concept by renaming it, or eliminating the word for it? Do the French suffer because they have no word for berry or ... more
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Are gender roles and differences fixed, once and for, all by biology? Or is gender socially constructed and culturally variable? How does gender differ from sex? Join John and Ken as they explore whether men and women are really from different ... more