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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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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

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.

    “What is Machine Learning and Why is it Important to Philosophy?”

    “What is Machine Learning and Why is it Important to Philosophy?”

    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    “The Argument for Peace and Non-Violence”

    “The Argument for Peace and Non-Violence”

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with peace activist Kathy Kelly

    • 1 hr 15 min
    “Why Do Conspiracy Theories Work?”

    “Why Do Conspiracy Theories Work?”

    Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Quassim Cassam, philosophy professor at the University of Warwick in the UK.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "The Politics of Crisis"

    "The Politics of Crisis"

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with philosophy professor Olufemi Taiwo of Georgetown University.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    "A Philosophy of Consulting"

    "A Philosophy of Consulting"

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with consultant Bob Colleran.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    “A Philosophy of Motherhood”

    “A Philosophy of Motherhood”

    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.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Anna478 ,

The best philosophy podcast!

I’ve listened to a lot of philosophy podcasts, but this one takes the cake. Jack does an outstanding job at facilitating fascinating conversations while still being accessible and easily digestible. The guests are always a delight, and you can tell that everyone is invested in the project. Highly recommend for anyone that’s intellectually curious and wants to hear genuine conversations between genuine people! <3

Thor8 ,

Worth your time Podcast

Finally we have a quality, professional podcast option. Pairs with any downtime in the car or easy listening after a long day. The guests are current and relevant in their fields. Host Dr. Jack Weinstein has created a listener focused conversation providing new insights to modern concerns.

Tony Cunningham ,

Great Show About Ideas

At first glance, I wouldn't think a public radio show about philosophical ideas would make it. I say this and I'm a philosopher by trade. Jack Weinstein makes it work wot a great combination of good guests, interesting topics, and great conversation. One of the marks of a great conversation is that you don't usually notice the wheels turning. Good conversations can sound easy and effortless, but they take really good listening and thoughtfulness. Three thumbs up for this show, and I'm glad a show like this really can make it in the United States. Wahoo for Why?

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