A Discussion with Michael Grenke on Lise van Boxel’s “Warspeak: Nietzsche’s Victory over Nihilism”

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Michael Grenke of St. John's College, Annapolis and I discuss the late Lise van Boxel's book, "Warspeak: Nietzsche's Victory over Nihilism" (Political Animal Press, 2021). https://youtu.be/Xpaq_ns6EbA 00:35 About Lise van Boxel and St. John’s College 06:00 Nietzsche and Nihilism 12:50 The Good, the Transcendent, and Nihilism 19:00 Philosophy as Genealogy... Continue Reading →

MEANING, INTELLIGIBILITY, MORALITY, AND GOD: A CONVERSATION WITH JOSHUA RASMUSSEN, PART 2

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ The second of a two-part conversation with Joshua Rasmussen of Azusa Pacific University on a broad variety of issues, related to the meaning of life, morality, the intelligibility of the world, and God. Technical difficulties interrupted us, so the conversation is being presented in two parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8vwO9YSq-0&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 01:10 Does longevity... Continue Reading →

Meaning, Intelligibility, Morality, and God: A Conversation with Joshua Rasmussen, Part 1

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ The first of a two-part conversation with Joshua Rasmussen of Azusa Pacific University on a broad variety of issues, related to the meaning of life, morality, the intelligibility of the world, and God. Technical difficulties interrupted us, so the conversation is being presented in two parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-p33YkCHXA&list=PLFBaXJ7yNOYERObvjSkJfoDOgtMWVhWse&index=9&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 02:50 Meaning in... Continue Reading →

Is Race a Social Construct or Is It Not Real?

by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ The second in a planned series of dialogues between Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) and Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina) on philosophies of race. In this dialogue, Sheena and Kevin flesh out the difference between saying that race is a social construction and (Sheena's position) that race isn't real in any sense. https://youtu.be/zHVre-z2Be4... Continue Reading →

Helen Joyce on her NEW book: Trans — When Ideology Meets Reality

by Daniel A. Kaufman _____ I talk with Helen Joyce, British editor of The Economist, about her new book: Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality (Simon & Schuster). https://youtu.be/YW9aPRyKnZk 5:00 The overall aim of Helen's new book. 11:20 The history and evolution of our conception of being transgender. 27:30 The current conception of being transgender, and... Continue Reading →

Perception and “illusion” with Dr. Louise Moody

by Daniel A. Kaufman I talk with Dr. Louise Moody about perception, "illusion style" arguments, and J.L. Austin. Louise has a PhD in philosophy and is an independent philosopher and feminist campaigner. [Note: There are points at which Louise's mic cuts out for a second, but it does not substantially interfere with watching the discussion.]... Continue Reading →

Race Skepticism and the Racial Satire of George Schuyler

by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ Kevin Currie-Knight and Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) discuss Sheena's theory of racelessness, why she is a race skeptic and eliminativist, and their mutual interest in the race satire of Harlem Renaissance writer George Schuyler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRkhokQ2ol0&t=11s&ab_channel=ElectricAgora :05 - Why talk about race always seems so polarized and partisan 7:45 - Sheena is... Continue Reading →

Robert Talisse on “Sustaining Democracy”

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ I spoke with Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University about his new book "Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side " (Oxford UP, 2021). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rrVVSHYPjA&t=2905s&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 2:00 The relationship between “Sustaining Democracy” and “Overdoing Democracy” 17:45 The democrat’s dilemma and the conflict between the two moral requirements of democratic citizenship.... Continue Reading →

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