Scope and Contents
Call Number: SC1118
Perry, John, 1943-
Taylor, Kenneth Allen, 1954-
18574 megabyte(s) (373 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 Outreach
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