What makes an idea dangerous? In tonight’s episode, Kevin Lauterjung and Kelly Schwartz discuss the intellectual dark web (IDW), from subversive origins to Youtube mainstay. How did the IDW become associated with the political right? Where should we draw the line in discussing identity? Is there a free speech issue on US campuses? Join us […]
Philosophy has been around for centuries, at least as far back as the Greeks like Socrates and Aristotle. Back then, and even today, philosophy is about knowledge and wisdom, trying to understand the reality, nature, all around us. That’s pretty much the same as science. But in the 17th century, science became its own area […]
On today’s episode, Allen sits down with cartoonist Nick Thorkelson and editor Paul Buhle to talk about their new volume on radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse, whose ideas inspired the New Left of the 1960s and, according to Angela Davis, can be just as valuable today. Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist living in Boston. He is […]
The Declaration of Independence hails the importance of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, but what is the happiness that is to be pursued? If happiness is whatever any particular individual thinks it is, then why should a lawgiver pay attention to that if it does not harmonize with others’ good? But if happiness […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: Marco Rubio throws the Gauntlet, Coal Mine Philosophy, Too Much Non Adjustable Post Flow, Bobby Jindal voted off the Island, Lining up for the Ted Cruz, The Department of Commerce . . . uhhh . . . and the Department of Commerce, Lindsey Graham eats a bug, the Aborted […]
What does the future of artificial superintelligence look like? Have you considered the benefits and risks that its development poses to humanity? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!