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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  • March 8 : Diseases of the Mind: Philosophy of Psychiatry
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is the primary reference catalog for mental health illnesses. But whereas a medical textbook will show you the...
  • March 15 : Forbidden Words
    Some words, like n****r, ch*nk, and c*nt, are so forbidden that we won't even spell them out here. Decent people simply don't use these words to...
  • March 22 : Democracy in Crisis
    Democratic systems of government are supposed to reflect the interests of ordinary citizens, and not some shadowy political elite. But more and more...
  • March 29 : Morality in a Godless World
    Belief in God is thought by many to be the only possible source of morality, such that without a God, “everything is permitted.” Yet godlessness is...
  • April 5 : The Nature of Wilderness
    Nowadays we think of wilderness as a fully natural environment that contrasts sharply with the designed and constructed environments in which we...
  • April 12 : The Art of Non-Violence
    We all hope for peace. Yet in the face of violence, it often seems the only recourse is more violence. Advocates of non-violence claim it’s not...
  • April 19 : Economics - Science or Cult?
    With the recent global economic crisis, many people wonder if our economic policies are built on sound principles or on dubious, unscientific claims...
  • April 26 : When Democracies Torture
    Torture is prohibited under international law and is widely considered a human rights violation. But despite the fact that 157 countries ratified the...
  • May 3 : Reincarnation - Past Lives, Future Selves
    According to Buddhist tradition, all people must suffer illness, aging, and death. However, the universe is seen as a vast living entity, in which...
  • May 17 : How Words Work: From Noise to Meaning
    Humans have an amazing capacity to communicate. By uttering sounds we are able to convey meaning to those around us. These noises we make take on...

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