Why We Argue
Summary: Hosted by political philosopher and Vanderbilt University professor Robert Talisse, Why We Argue is an interview podcast that brings in academics, philosophers, historians, journalists, politicians, and other notable public figures to think about the state of American political discourse and the role intellectual humility can play in public conversation. Created by Humility & Conviction in Public Life a project of the University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute and funded by the John Templeton Foundation and produced by Matthew Guariglia.
Conspiracy Theories with Quassim Cassam
Public Debate and Respectful Engagement with John Corvino
Constitutional Reform in Iceland with Jon Olafsson
Testimony and Anonymity with Sandy Goldberg
Misogyny and Politics with Kate Manne
Inequality and Democracy with Tommie Shelby
Confederate Monuments with Kevin Levin
How does corporate misinformation and partisan skepticism effect what we know about climate change? Lawrence Torcello is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Philosophy. His research focuses on social and political philosophy, democratic theory, and climate justice.
Seana Shiffrin is Professor of Philosophy and Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice at UCLA. She defends the “thinker theory” of freedom of speech, which holds that a central reason for upholding a moral and legal system of free speech is that such a system is necessary for free thought and reflective action. This view is articulated in her book, Speech Matters:On Lying, Morality, and the Law (Princeton 2014).
Smart Democracy with Helene Landemore
The Public Value of Philosophy with Nigel Warburton
Brexit, Trump, & Democracy with Thom Brooks
Good & Bad Arguments with Trudy Govier
Identity and Democracy with Akeel Bilgrami
Know-Nothing Politics with Ilya Somin