Hosted by political philosopher and Vanderbilt University professor Robert Talisse, Why We Argue is an interview podcast that brings in academics, philosophers, historians, journalists, politicians, and other notable public figures to think about the nature of truth in a time of viral misinformation. Created by Future of Truth, a project of the University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute and funded by the University of Connecticut, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Vanderbilt University.
Coming Soon—Future of Truth Episodes
A quick preview of what's to come in season two of Why We Argue, Future of Truth edition. New episodes arriving in March!
This season of the podcast is part of the Future of Truth project at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, and it is funded by the University of Connecticut, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Vanderbilt University.
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The Conviction Workshop
This episode is a collection of talks with philosophers who attended Humility & Conviction in Public Life's Conviction Workshop in St. Petersburg Florida. In this episode you'll hear clips from Jen Cole Wright, Matthew Pianalto, Regina Rini, Christiane Heibach, and Justin E. H. Smith.
Controversial Ideas and “No Platforming” with Jeff McMahan
Jeff McMahan is White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. His research focuses broadly on moral and political philosophy, and is perhaps best known for his work on the moral issues surrounding killing and letting die.
Democratic Faith and Social Change with Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Eddie Glaude Jr. is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Religion, and Chair of the Department of African American Studies, at Princeton University. He is the author of An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion.
Global Oil and Social Change with Leif Wenar
Leif Wenar the Chair of Philosophy and Law at Kings College London. He is the author of the 2016 book Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World. This book has led to the publication, in 2018, of a companion volume, Beyond Blood Oil: Philosophy, Policy, and the Future.
Religious and Political Identities with Michele F. Margolis
Michele F. Margolis is assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. She has recently published a book titled From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity.