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Philosophy Talk: Camus and the Absurd

Nov 6, 2020

Is life really just like a rock you keep pushing up a hill so it won't roll back over you?


Philosophy Talk: Jean-Paul Sartre

Jun 19, 2020

What exactly is existentialism? How are we condemned to be free? And what’s so hellish about other people?   


Jori Klein

On this week's West Coast Live, Sedge Thomson talks about freedom and how the stories of slaves, serfs and peons through history can illuminate those seeking a better life.  

Philosophy Talk: Do religions deserve special status?

Sep 9, 2016
"Religion billboard" by Dave & Anna Douglass used under cc license

What special status, if any, should religion have in the eyes of the law? 


Philosophy Talk asks about Freedom and Free Enterprise

Feb 5, 2016

Is America's embrace of the free-enterprise system a practical matter – an effective way of organizing resources and the distribution of goods – or does it rest on deeper principles? 


We like to think of ourselves as rational agents who exercise conscious control over most of our actions and decisions. Yet in recent years, neuroscientists have claimed to prove that free will is simply an illusion, that our brains decide for us before our conscious minds even become aware.

On this week's episode of 99% Invisible:

Straight lines might be logical, predictable, and efficient, but they are also completely “godless”—at least according to Austrian artist and designer Tausendsassa Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (which translates to “Multi-Talented Peace-Filled Rainy Day Dark-Colored Hundred Waters” in German).