December 2010

The Philosophy of History

Our topic this week is the philosophy of history.  There are different ways the word ‘history’ might be defined, so we had better start out by defining our terms.

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Nominations open for the Third Annual Dionysus Awards!

We're gearing up to record our third annual Dionysus Awards Show.  This will be the third year in a row that we have given out Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically interesting movies of the year.   We're seeking nominations from you, our listeners.  Submit a nomination to comments@philosophytalk.org, along with information on how to reach you, in case we want to include you and your nomination on our final broadcast.

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Children as Philosophers

While licking a pot, six-year-old Tim asks: "Papa, how can we be sure that everything is not a dream?" His father admits he has no idea. Tim says "Well, I don't think everything is a dream, ‘cause in a dream people wouldn't go around asking if it was a dream."

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