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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Philosophy Talk
    creator: Taylor, Kenneth Allen, 1954-
    creator: Perry, John, 1943-
    creator: Landy, Joshua
    creator: Satz, Debra
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1118
    Physical Description: 43008 megabyte(s) (457 computer files)
    Physical Description: 2.25 Linear Feet 5 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 2002-2018
    Language of Material: English

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Please contact  Ken and John for questions regarding use and reproduction.

    Cite As

    [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 Initiative.
    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."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Philosophy and aesthetics
    Philosophy -- History
    Taylor, Kenneth Allen, 1954-
    Perry, John, 1943-
    Landy, Joshua
    Satz, Debra