Philosophy Talk regularly records programs for live audiences around the country.

Several shows have been professionally filmed and are presented here. Enjoy!

Z Space, San Francisco, California - How Fiction Shapes Us with Joshua Landy


Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon - Why Be Moral? with James Sterba


Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon - The Nature of Wilderness with Jay Odenbaugh


Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - The Moral Costs of Climate Change with Allen Thompson


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - Corporations and the Future of Democracy with Russ Feingold


Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley, California - What Is Love? with Troy Jollimore


Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon - Is Nothing Sacred Anymore? with Cora Diamond


Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - Latin-American Philosophy with Joseph Orosco


The Marsh, San Francisco, California - What is a Wife? with Marilyn Yalom


The Marsh, San Francisco, California - War, Sacrifice, and the Media with Judith Butler


Illahee Institute, Portland, Oregon - Desire with William Irvine


Illahee Institute, Portland, Oregon - Beliefs Gone Wild with Michael Philips


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - The Very Idea of a University with John Etchemendy


Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, Oregon - Race, Class, and Inequality with Elizabeth Kiss

Behind the scenes at KALW in San Francisco - Time, Space, and Quantum Mechanics

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Upcoming Shows

  • November 29 : Your Lying Eyes - Perception, Memory, and Justice
    The criminal justice system often relies on the testimony of eyewitnesses to get convictions. Yet more and more, psychological science demonstrates...
  • December 6 : Self and Self-Presentation
    We craft personal brands or images to accompany or represent ourselves in various situations. These personas are malleable – how we portray ourselves...
  • December 13 : Taoism: Following the Way
    Taoism (sometimes Daoism) is one of the great philosophical traditions of China. Lao-Tzu, commonly regarded as its founder, said that “Those who know...
  • December 20 : 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...

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