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Season 9: 2016-2017

Gloria Steinem and Suzanne Braun Levine:   "Feminism as Philosophy, Politics, and Friendship "


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J. Kameron Carter:   "Thinking Philosophically About the Black Church"


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Anita Silvers:   "Philosophy and Disability"


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David B. Wong:   "An Argument for Moral Relativism"


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Deborah Tannen:   "Women and Men: Talking, arguing, loving, and politicking"


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Season 8: 2015-2016

Peter de Marneffe:   "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"


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Tommie Shelby:   "How to Think Philosophically About Black Identity"


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Robert Audi:   "Why is Religious Commitment Important?"


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Ryan Patrick Hanley:   "Do We Still Need the Eighteenth Century?"


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Sharona Hoffman:   "How to Think Philosophically About Aging"


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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein:   "Why Philosophy Won't Go Away"


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Murray Sperber:   "Are Sports Destroying American Universities?"


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Jan Willis:   "What Does Buddhism Offer an African-American Woman?"


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George Lakoff and Mark Johnson:   "Metaphors We Live By: A Classic Revisited"


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Ryan Balot:   "What is courage?"


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Alexandra Grant:   "Text as image, image as text: How one artist uses language to combine art and literature"


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Elizabeth Anderson:   "Are we morally obligated to live in a racially integrated society?"


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Season 7: 2014-2015

Dan M. Kahan:   "Why Don't People Believe Science?"


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David Nirenberg:   "How do Muslims, Christians, and Jews See Each Other?"


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Thane Rosenbaum:   "The Moral Argument for Revenge"


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Helanius J. Wilkins:   "How to Think about Dance"


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Rachel Laudan:   "Cuisine and Empire: What does food tell us about culture?"


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Deborah Brandt:   "The Rise of Writing:What happens when people write more than they read?"


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Nel Noddings:   "Equality and Dialogue in American High Schools"


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Robert Paul Wolff:   "Why not Socialism?"


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Bruce Caldwell:   "Can a Philosopher Govern the United States? The Case of F.A. Hayek"


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Mike Rose:   "The Intelligence in Everyday Work"


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Alex Schweder:   "What is Performance Architecture?"


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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen:   "How to Think about Antisemitism"


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Season 6: 2013-2014

Jason D. Hill:   "Saying 'No' Through Civil Disobedience"


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Mike O'Connor:   "Do We Live in a Commercial Republic? A Discussion about American Government and its Economy"


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Sarah Cahill, Christian Correa, Jack Davis and Emmanuel Jal:   "The Disappeared: Human Rights and Art"


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Philip Cafaro:   "Are there too many people for our environment?"


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George Tinker:   "Are Indian Tribes Sovereign Nations?"


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Seyla Benhabib:   "Can There be a World Without Borders?"


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Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman:   "The Urbanization of Happiness"


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Ross King:   "How to Tell The Story of Art"


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Sissela Bok:   "What is happiness?"


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Peter Levine:   "Civic Renewal in America"


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Joseph Margolis:   "The Unity of the Sciences: Is all knowledge connected?"


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Michael Apple:   "Should there be national standards for education"


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Season 5: 2012-2013

Samuel Walker:   "Holding the Police Accountable"


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David Osborne:   "Reinventing Government: Twenty Years Later"


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Tony Kushner:   "A Conversation with a Playwrite"


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Claudia Card:   "A Secular Theory of Evil"


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Mary Jo Bang:   "The Philosophy of Poetry"


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Stephanie Ross:   "The philosophy of Gardens"


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William Egginton:   "The Case for Religious Moderation"


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Taylor Branch:   "The NCAA and its Universities"


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Clay Jenkinson interviews Jack Russell Weinstein:   "The Public Philosophy Experiment"


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Stephan Darwall:   "The Moral Demands We Make on Others"


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Stefanie Rocknak:   "Sculpture and Philosophy"


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Season 4: 2011-2012

WHY? Goes to China! Yuyan Liu:   "The View From a Private High School"


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WHY? Goes to China! Catherine Gao and Sheryl Jiang:   "Young, Female, and Upwardly Mobile in Shanghai"


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WHY? Goes to China! Noukilla:   "Music Without Borders"


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WHY? Goes to China! Lynne and Irving Steel:   "Environmental Without Protest"


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WHY? Goes to China! Daniel Bell:   "Confucious and China Today"


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Interview with Jack Russell Weinstein:   "WHY? Goes to China!"


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James W. Loewen:   "Lies My Teacher Told Me"


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Stephen M. Bainbridge:   "Are Corporations People?"


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Jan Golinski:   "Does science give us truth?"


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Hal Herzog:   "Love, Hate or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals"


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Deirdre McCloskey:   "What do we talk about when we talk about economics?"


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Virginia Held:   "Should the Government Care About You?"


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Gary Gutting:   "A House Divided: Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy"


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Stephanie Coontz:   "Philosophy of Marriage"


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Steven Pinker:   "Philosophy of Violence"


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Lou Marinoff:   "Plato Not Prozac: What is Philosophical Counseling?"


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Clay Jenkinson:   "The Philosophy of Water"


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Season 3: 2010-2011

Jay Basquiat:   "Food and Sustainability"


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Maughn Gregory:   "Teaching Philosophy for Children"


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Joshua Boschee, Kathryn Joyce, Jessie Veeder Schofield, Prairie Rose Seminole:   "Growing Up North Dakotan"


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Jim Otteson:   "On Liberty and Libertarianism"


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Michael Walzer:   "Are There Just Wars?"


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Deborah Brandt:   "Is Ghostwriting Ethical"


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Carol Gilligan:   "In A Different Voice and After"


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Arthur C. Danto:   "Art and Philosophy"


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Rebecca Goldstein:   "Fiction as Philosophy"


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K. Anthony Appiah:   "Honor Codes and Moral Revolutions"


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Charles Taylor:   "A Secular Age"


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Brian Leiter:   "The Profession of Philosophy Redux"


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Season 2: 2009-2010

Robin Runge:   "Domestic Violence and the Law: China vs. the U.S.A."


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Paul Sum:   "Exporting Democracy Revisited: A Report from Romainia"


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Clay Jenkinson:   "Eric Sevareld and the Philosophy of Journalism"


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Martha Nussbaum:   "Empathy, the Constitution and Sexual Orientation"


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Brian Leiter:   "The Profession of Philosophy"


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Brenna Daugherty:   "The Humanities in America: The Case for Public Funding"


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Michael W. Apple:   "Ideology and Curriculum: 30 Years of a Discussion"


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Amelie Rorty:   "On Self-Deception"


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Harvey Siegel:   "What is Critical Thinking?"


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Amartya Sen:   "The Other Economics: Welfare, Development, and Justice"


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Sharona Hoffman:   "The Morality (and Legality) of Universal Healthcare"


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Eva Fedder Kittay:   "Justice, Caring, and the Mentally Disabled"


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Season 1: 2009

Crystal Alberts:   "Literature in the Digital Age"


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Paul Sum:   "Exporting Democracy"


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Mark Stephen Jendrysik:   "America's So-Called Decline"


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Paul Gaffney:   "Competition, Society, and the Athlete"


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Charles L. Griswold:   "On Forgiveness"


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Lawrence Cahoone:   " Philosophy of Hunting"


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Clay Jenkinson:   "The Philosopher and the Humanist"


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