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Philosophy Talk

Sundays at 11am, Tuesdays at Noon
  • Hosted by hosted by Ken Taylor, Debra Satz, & Josh Landy

The program that questions everything...except your intelligence.

Episodes are not archived at  For a comprehensive listing of recent and upcoming programs and various listening options, visit the Philosophy Talk website.

Philosophy Talk: Extreme Altruism

Dec 7, 2018

What would you give up to help a random stranger?

Philosophy Talk: Foucault and Power

Nov 30, 2018

Is power a matter of top-down control, or is it distributed throughout society? 


Philosophy Talk: The Creative Life

Nov 23, 2018

What does questioning everything have to do with being creative?

Stanford professors of philosophy John Perry and Ken Taylor with Mark Rowlands from the University of Miami, author of "Can Animals Be Moral?" - Tuesday at Noon.


Feb 26, 2012

On this week's Philosophy Talk, the subject is pantheism: the doctrine that the world is either identical with God or an expression of His nature.

Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors. But how well do movies tackle bigger philosophical questions?  With the help of listeners and special guests, Philosophy Talk hosts John Perry and Ken Taylor turn a philosophical eye to the past year's cinematic offerings, and present their 4th annual Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically-rich films of the past year.