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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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"Can We Know Things Better?"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


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

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“Feminism as Philosophy, Politics, and Friendship”

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


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

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“Thinking philosophically about the black Church”

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Mon, Jan 09, 2017


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 Quarterl y, 2013). He has two books near completion: " God’s Property: Blackness and the Problem of Sovereignty and Postracial Blues," and "Religion and the Twenty-First Century Color Line."

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"Philosophy and Disability Studies"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Dec 11, 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.

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"How to Think about Antisemitism"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, 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.

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“An Argument for Moral Relativism”

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Mon, Oct 10, 2016


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

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"Women and Men: Talking, arguing, loving, and politicking"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Sep 11, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Tannen has lectured worldwide, and written and/or edited numerous publications on linguistics, discourse analysis, and interpersonal communication.

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Why? -- Should Prostitution be Legal?

bthomas@prairiepublic.org (Bill Thomas) Author: Bill Thomas
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


Jack Russell Weinstein talks with Peter de Marneffe about questions of consent, freedom, danger, morality and more. Peter de Marneffe, who is Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. Peter de Jack Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Peter de Marneffe. Marneffe writes about liberty and liberalism, individual rights, and government paternalism. He is the author of Liberalism and Prostitution (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Legalization of Drugs with Doug Husak (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

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“How to Think Philosophically about Black Identity”

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Jul 10, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Dr. Tommie Shelby, department of philosophy at Harvard University, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity.

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Why is Religious Commitment Important?

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Jun 12, 2016


Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Audi, the O'Brien professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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"Do We Still Need The Eighteenth Century?"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, May 08, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ryan Patrick Hanley, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. His research in the history of political philosophy focuses on the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and co-editor, with Darrin M. McMahon, of The Enlightenment: Critical Concepts in History , 5 vols. (Routledge, 2010).

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"How To Think Philosophically About Aging"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Apr 10, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law at Case Western University; professor of bioethics; and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center; and the author of Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow.

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"Why Philosophy Won't Go Away"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of “ Plato at the Googleplex, Why Philosophy Won't Go Away.” Goldstein has taught at Barnard and Trinity Colleges, and Rutgers, Columbia, Brandeis, and Harvard University. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, two non-fiction books on G?del and Spinoza, seven novels, and numerous short stories. She has been a MacArthur Fellow.

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"Are Sports Destroying American Universities?"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Murray Sperber, a visiting professor in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at UC Berkely. Previous to that he taught for many years at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is a Professor Emeritus of English and American studies. Sperber has authored seven books, including Beer & Circus: How Big-Time College Sports is Crippling Undergraduate Education , which Sports Illustrated placed on its list of "100 Best Sports Books of All-time." His book Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football , was named by Sports Illustrated as the second best sports history book.

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"What does Buddhism Offer an African-American Woman?"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Janice Willis, professor of religion at Wesleyan University and the author of several books on Tibetan Buddhism .

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"Metaphors We Live By"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sat, Dec 12, 2015


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, authors of the classic text, "Metaphors We Live By," which changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind.

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"What is Courage"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Mon, Nov 09, 2015


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Professor Ryan Balot of the University of Toronto, author of the book, “Courage in the Democratic Polis.”

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“Text as image, image as text"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Oct 11, 2015


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with artist Alexandra Grant. Based in Los Angeles, Grant uses language as imagery in sculpture, painting, drawing and video.

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Are we morally obligated to live in a racially integrated society?

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Sep 13, 2015


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan.

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"Why Don't People Believe Science?"

swood@prairiepublic.org (Skip Wood) Author: Skip Wood
Sun, Aug 09, 2015


Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law & Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School.

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