Shows tagged with : Dionysus Awards

  • February 12 : The 2012 Dionysus Awards
    Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors....
  • October 23 : Thinking Inside the Box
    Speaking to the National Association of Broadcasters in May 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously introduced the characterization of television as...
  • February 13 : The Movie Show 2011
    It's the third annual Philosophy Talk Dionysus Awards show!  With the help of listeners and special guests, John and Ken turn a philosophical...
  • February 28 : The Movie Show 2010
    Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors....
  • February 8 : The Movie Show
    Movies play a large role in modern life.  We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the...

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  • September 7 : Neuroscience and the Law
    Recent advances in neuroscience have revealed that certain neurological disorders, like a brain tumor, can cause an otherwise normal person to...
  • September 14 : Babies and the Birth of Morality
    Doing the right thing is often an extremely difficult task. Yet psychological research indicates that infants as young as 21 months old have a crude...
  • September 21 : Machiavelli
    Niccolò Machiavelli is best known for arguing that people in power should use deception, force, and manipulation if those tactics are necessary to...
  • September 28 : Second-Guessing Ourselves
    We like to think of ourselves as self-aware, reflective beings, but psychological studies demonstrate that we’re usually overconfident in the...
  • October 12 : Corporations and the Future of Democracy
    The US prides itself on the strength of its democratic institutions and considers itself a leader in the promotion of democratic values around the...
  • October 19 : Freedom, Blame, and Resentment
    When someone acts without regard for our feelings or needs, a natural response is to feel resentment toward that person. But is that a rational...
  • November 9 : Identities Lost & Found in a Global Age
    Throughout human history, people have tended to live and die in the place they're born. Place is an important part of identity. But what happens when...
  • November 30 : Hypocrisy
    Hypocrites believe one thing, but do another. Jefferson opposed slavery, but owned slaves. Jesus professed universal love, but cursed an innocent fig...
  • December 14 : Gut Feelings and the Art of Decision-Making
    We may think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, but we often base even high-stakes decisions on intuitions or "gut feelings" rather than...

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