Scope and Contents
Call Number: SC1118
Perry, John, 1943-
Taylor, Kenneth Allen, 1954-
18574 megabyte(s) (338 computer files)
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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[identification of item], Philosophy Talk (SC1118). Dept. of Special Collections and
University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by Stanford professors John Perry
and Ken Taylor. The program deals both with fundamental problems of philosophy and
with the works of famous philosophers, especially as these relate to our
contemporary, day-to-day lives. Some of the wide range of topics of past programs
include terrorism, Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive self-defense, Descartes, genetic
engineering, and virtue. The program airs from the studios of KALW, 91.7 FM,
Information Radio, San Francisco, California, and is produced by Ben Manilla
Productions, Inc. on behalf of Stanford University, as part of its Humanities
The show focuses on one topic or famous philosopher for an hour at a time, with an
invited guest who is an expert on the philosopher or area of philosophy in question.
As with most philosophical discussions, each show usually provides some factual
information about the topic, as well as methods and points of view that are helpful
in thinking about the topic. The Philosophy Talk motto is, "the program that
questions everything, except your intelligence."
The materials are arranged chronologically.
aesthetics and philosophy