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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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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.

    “Does it Make Sense to Blame the System?”

    “Does it Make Sense to Blame the System?”

    Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Lisa Herzog, associate professor at the University of Groningen, as they explore the conflict between financial incentives and morality.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    "A Philosophical Look at Immigration and Migration"

    "A Philosophical Look at Immigration and Migration"

    Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Adam Hosein, philosophy professor at Northeastern University in Boston. Hosein is the author of "The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction."

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "What is it Like to be a University President?"

    "What is it Like to be a University President?"

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with John Ettling, recently retired president of Plattsburgh State University, and former provost at the University of North Dakota.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    "Does Accepting Evolution Mean There is no Meaning of Life?"

    "Does Accepting Evolution Mean There is no Meaning of Life?"

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Michael Ruse, a faculty member at Florida State in Tallahassee. Ruse specializes in the philosophy of biology and the relationship between science and religion.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    "Who Should We Blame and Who Should We Forgive?"

    "Who Should We Blame and Who Should We Forgive?"

    Jack visits with Miranda Fricker, Presidential Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    “Why Do We Need a New Translation of the Hebrew Bible?”

    “Why Do We Need a New Translation of the Hebrew Bible?”

    Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Alter, the world’s foremost Hebrew Scriptures scholar. He just released a new translation of the books of Moses.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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