All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served.
This show is 13+.
Please do not bring infants to the show.
90 minutes per show
The Marsh San Francisco
1062 Valencia St @ 22nd
"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.
November 10, 2013: Berkeley MainStage
12:00pm - "Freud as a Philosopher"
with Paul Robinson
Did you really want to eat that last piece of cake, or were you secretly thinking about your mother? Sigmund Freud, who might have suggested the latter, established the unconscious mind as a legitimate domain for scientific research. He was the first to seriously study dreams and slips of the tongue, and he proposed that neurotic behavior could be explained by appeal to beliefs and desires that we repress. However, many of Freud’s theories have been rejected as unscientific, and his particular brand of psychoanalysis is all but obsolete. So why is Freud still worth remembering? John and Ken welcome Stanford historian Paul Robinson, author of "Freud and His Critics."
3:00pm - "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
with Scott Sagan
The United States recently threatened military action against Syria in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Similar threats have been made against states such as North Korea and Iran that are trying to develop nuclear arsenals. Yet the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China have thousands of active nuclear weapons of their own. Is there a morally significant difference between nuclear or chemical weapons and conventional weapons? Should we work toward total disarmament, or do we need these weapons as a deterrent to rogue states? What steps must we take to secure peace in a world rife with weapons of mass destructions? John and Ken put these questions to Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan, co-author of "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate."