WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

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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May 8, 2022 85 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Swami Sarvapriyananda.
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In this special episode, Ashley Thornberg presents Jack with philosophical questions submitted by listeners.
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March 13, 2022 73 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Emily S. Lee, professor of philosophy at California State University at Fullerton, and the author of "Race as Phenomena: Between Phenomenology and Philosophy of Race."
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This encore episode from April 2012 examines our relationship with animals. Why do some cultures eat dogs and others invite them into their bedrooms? Why do some people find spiders disgusting but others consider them a delicacy? Who enjoyed a better quality of life—the chicken on a dinner plate or the rooster who dies in a Saturday-night cockfight? What can we really learn from experiments on mice?On the next episode of WHY? we’ll...
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On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Main Street's Ashley Thornberg discusses various aspects of race and the importance of holidays with UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein.
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January 9, 2022 68 min
This encore from 2011 is quite appropriate for today as host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Lou Marinoff. Can philosophy make our lives better? Can it help us develop better senses of self? Can it ever be used as a therapy-like tool to heal us psychologically or inspire us to change our behavior? In this episode of WHY? we will look at the role of belief, worldview, and intellectual choices, to see how they contribute to a heal...
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December 12, 2021 76 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional attorney and the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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November 15, 2021 52 min
Does the government have the responsibility to care about its citizens? Does it have an obligation to think of each of us as people, as individuals, and not just as interchangeable? Join WHY? as we talk with influential and ground-breaking philosopher Virginia Held about the ethics of care and how her approach change the way we think about the government, the law, and justice itself. Virginia Held was a Distinguished Professor at t...
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Sarah LaChance Adams is Florida Blue Distinguished Professor; Director of the Florida Blue Center for Ethics at the University of North Florida; and the author of "New Philosophies of Sex and Love: Thinking Through Desire." She visits with host Jack Russell Weinstein, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of North Dakota.
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UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Emily Sullivan, assistant professor of philosophy at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research explores the intersection between philosophy and data and computer science.
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with peace activist Kathy Kelly
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Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Quassim Cassam, philosophy professor at the University of Warwick in the UK.
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June 13, 2021 81 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with philosophy professor Olufemi Taiwo of Georgetown University.
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May 9, 2021 71 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with consultant Bob Colleran.
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April 11, 2021 75 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Danielle LaSusa, philosophical Coach and Consultant. LaSusa has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, and a passion for helping new moms with the difficult realities of motherhood.
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March 14, 2021 75 min
An encore presentation of Jack's 2017 conversation with Rutger Bregman, historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. The Dutch edition of Utopia for Realists became a national bestseller and sparked a basic income movement that soon made international headlines. The book will be translate...
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February 14, 2021 88 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with P. Andrew Torrez, an attorney who also hosts a podcast called Opening Arguments, which helps people make sense of legal matters in the news.
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Host Jack Russell Weinsten visits with Heather Augustyn, the author of "Women in Jamaican Music" and "Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation."
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Dr. Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has focused on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy.
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November 8, 2020 69 min
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. His latest book is How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.
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