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PHILOSOPHY TALK at The Marsh SF with Ken Taylor and John Perry
The Marsh
San Francisco, CA
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PHILOSOPHY TALK at The Marsh SF with Ken Taylor and John Perry
PHILOSOPHY TALK: Live at The Marsh San Francisco!

For multiple-show tickets, please call our administrative office at (415) 641-0235 between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday to pay by credit card and make reservations for specific shows.

Individual Shows: $15 pre-sale/$20 at door
Any 2 shows: $25

Sunday, June 19, 2011 in SF
Shows at noon and 3pm

"'Philosophy Talk' is as accessible as it is thoughtful..." Los Angeles Times

"An American radio show, 'Philosophy Talk,' could teach British broadcasting a thing or two about quality intellectual debate...one of the great joys of American radio. It's radio that knows how to talk." The Guardian UK

Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour public radio series that originates from San Francisco's KALW 91.7fm, Sunday mornings at 10am. With a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach, the program brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness). Not a lecture or a college course, its philosophy in action! Philosophy Talk gives its audience the opportunity to explore issues of importance in a thoughtful, friendly fashion, where thinking is encouraged.

June 19th, 2011:

MORALITY AND THE SELF (with guest Benoit Monin)
Social psychologists have discovered that our self-images play a surprising role in our thinking about everyday moral matters. Individuals who feel that they have already proven themselves to be morally good people feel less pressure to do the right thing than someone whose moral credentials are still in question. And people often resent, rather than applaud,  the morally admirable actions of others if those actions threaten their own sense of moral adequacy.  In this episode, John, Ken and their guest, moral psychologist, Benoit Monin, explore the surprising ways in which our own self-images influences our moral evaluations and reasoning.  

THE DEMISE OF PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY (with guest Hans Gumbrecht)
Though much of philosophy is conducted from the ivory tower of academia today, it was not always this way.  18th and 19th Century intellectuals were immersed in politics and popular culture.  Even in the early 20th Century some of the leading academic figures of the time, like Betrand Russell, also wrote for a broader public.  Where have the public philosophers and public intellectuals gone?  Can Philosophers and intellectuals still speak to a broad public?  If they speak will the public listen? Or is the public intellectual a thing of the past?  Hans Gumbrecht joins John and Ken to contemplate the place of the public intellectual in the modern world.  


The Marsh
1062 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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