What role did race play in his presidency and his path to it? Was Obama a black president, or a president who happened to be black?
In between honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and inaugurating Donald Trump, we remember one of our greatest civil rights leaders and anticipate the presidency of an unabashed exploiter of racism, arguably a racist himself. But what is the right emotional reaction to racism? Empathy? Outrage? Or... more
Philosophy Talk is delighted to announce a new column on our blog called "Francis on Film" with Leslie Francis! She will be blogging and tweeting for us from the Sundance Film Festival, so look out for her on Philosophers' Corner, as well as on Twitter using the hashtag #FrancisOnFilm.
The eminent British philosopher Derek Parfit passed away earlier this week. Although he had never joined us on the program, his 2011 book On What Matters was the subject of the first segment on our very first year-in-review special, when John and Ken talked about it with USC philosopher... more