In this show we will try to explore deeply philosophical questions & the work of important philosophers. The aim is to have a philosophical dialogue with experts in their fields.
The Climate Crisis, Eastern-Western Philosophies, and The "China Question" | Graham Parkes | EP. 1
This conversation is part of the series 'Philosophy and Climate Change' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Graham Parkes. Graham Parkes is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawai‘i and Professorial Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria. He has been teaching environmental philosophy and Asian and comparative thought for forty-five years, beginning at UC Santa Cruz, and later at universities in China, Japan, and Europe.
He edited books such Heidegger and Asian Thoughts (1987), Nietzsche and Asian Thought (1991), Composing the Soul (1994) and translated works such as Thus Spoke Zarathustra (2005). Today we will focus on his most recent book How to Think About the Climate Crisis: A Philosophical Guide to Saner Ways of Living (2020).
Moral Behavior in Animals, Evolution, & Human Nature | Frans de Waal | EP. 1 MMM
This conversation is part of the series 'Moral Matters Matter' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Frans de Waal. Frans de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. He is Professor in the Psychology Department of Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2013, he is a Distinguished Professor (Universiteitshoogleraar) at Utrecht University. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982) compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. His popular books — translated into twenty languages — have made him one of the world's most visible primatologists. His latest books are The Age of Empathy (2009), and The Bonobo and the Atheist (2013), Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (2016), & Mama's Last Hug (2018), . Two recent edited volumes are The Primate Mind (2012) and Evolved Morality (2014).
Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food | Nicola Perullo | EP. 8 Food Series
This conversation is part of the series 'The Philosophy, Science, & Aesthetics of Food' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Nicola Perullo. Nicola Perullo is a philosopher and Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. His research focuses on the philosophical and aesthetic bases of food and taste. He was a pioneer in Italy of the Aesthetics of food and of gustatory taste. In the last eight years, his research has focused on proposing a participatory and implicative model of knowledge. One case for it was wine, chosen as an example to practice an ecological paradigm of appreciation. His books in English include ‘Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food’ (Columbia, 2016) and ‘Epistenology: Wine as Experience’ (Columbia, 2020).
Local Food Movements: An Evaluation | Ian Werkheiser | EP. 7 Food Series
This conversation is part of the series 'The Philosophy, Science, & Aesthetics of Food' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Ian Werkheiser. Iam Werkheiser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the director of the Center for Collaboration and Ethics at UTRGV. His research is currently focused on how communities of resistance address environmental harms and hazards, particularly around food, while also dealing with social and political oppression or marginalization. He is particularly interested in the ways that UTRGV can become an anchor institution in the Valley and benefit those communities of resistance.
Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction | Alexandra Plakias | EP. 6 Food Series
This conversation is part of the series 'The Philosophy, Science, & Aesthetics of Food' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Alexandra Plakias. Alexandra Plakias is the Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. Her research focuses on metaethics and moral psychology: the role of disgust in moral judgment; moral disagreement and objectivity; the relevance of empirical psychology to metaethics. She also works on food and philosophy, which is the topic of today’s discussion.
A Philosophy of Recipes | Food Ontology | Andrea Borghini | EP. 5 Food Series
This conversation is part of the series 'The Philosophy, Science, & Aesthetics of Food' ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Andrea Borghini. Andrea Borghini is the Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Milan and Director of Culinary Mind, an International Research Center for the Philosophy of Food. In his work, he develops new theoretical tools to rethink how we speak, structure, sense, and feel about food, eating, and culinary culture. Professor Borghini’s specific topics of research include hunger and appetite, recipes, food and space, and biodiversity. His research sits at the intersection of theory, value, and practice.
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