Shows tagged with : Theology

  • June 9 : Physics, Philosophy, and Theology
    The world disclosed by the physical sciences can seem depressing. Modern physics, for example, has undermined the religious idea that the universe...
  • May 5 : Good, Evil, and the Divine Plan
    A theodicy is an explanation by a philosopher or theologian about why a world created by a kind and all-powerful God contains so much suffering. It...
  • October 1 : Jewish Philosophy
    Rabbis and Talmudic scholars have spent centuries puzzling over theology, texts, and life.  In the process they came up with many philosophical...

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  • August 3 : Summer Reading List 2014
    What philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues would you like to read up on over the summer? John and Ken discuss one of this year's most...
  • August 10 : Captivity
    Whether it's people incarcerated in prisons, or animals confined in zoos, aquariums, laboratories, farms, and in our own homes, millions of upon...
  • August 17 : Remixing Reality: Art and Literature for the 21st Century
    For decades, literary critics have been questioning the relevance of the novel as a literary form, with some going so far as to declare its death....
  • August 24 : What Might Have Been
    When we make claims about things that could have been—what philosophers call counterfactual statements—we are, in some sense, sliding between...
  • 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 : 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...
  • September 14 : Babies: 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...

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