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Applied Philosophy

Can We Truly Know The Lives of Historical Figures?

March 28, 2017

We have a problem in everyday language when we want to talk about “what happened” in the lives of historical figures. What happened is surprisingly complicated, even when we wish to explain an event that occurred earlier today, much less the actions of a person living 2,500 years ago […]

Applied Philosophy

Why Do Scientists No Longer Study The Soul?

February 9, 2017

Despite its immense importance over the millennia, there is one concept not found in contemporary science or philosophy of mind: the concept of the soul. Why are problems of mind and body still with us, both philosophically and scientifically, while contemporary scientists and philosophers have nothing to say about souls? This lecture considers the history of that vanished concept. […]

American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.: American Prophet

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr’s, success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual and theological prowess that guided his actions to a stunning […]

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Applied Philosophy

Should You Be Skeptical of The Insanity Defense?

January 10, 2017

What criteria has to be satisfied to qualify one as insane for purposes of law? Professor Daniel N. Robinson discusses the insanity defense and its many shifting definitions throughout history. […]

Applied Philosophy

The Wisdom of Crowds

December 20, 2016

We are going to talk about prediction. We are going to see how diverse ways of thinking contribute to the ability of a collection of […]