Shows tagged with : Popular Culture

  • July 15 : The Movie Show
    Along with the blockbusters, summer is a great time to catch up on some of the deeper movies you may have missed over the past year. Whether you...
  • July 31 : Philosophy and Everyday Life
    Philosophy isn't just about cosmic issues.  Every day is full of events that raise philosophical questions: why do we eat the things we eat,...
  • July 22 : Philosophy Through Humor
    Why did Nietzsche cross the road? To get beyond good and evil! How is a good joke like a good philosophical argument? Are philosophical tenets at the...

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  • August 31 : Is Intuition a Guide to Truth?
    Turns out that Galileo was right and Aristotle was wrong: in a vacuum, a feather and a bowling ball will fall from a tall building at exactly the...
  • 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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