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.
June 30, 2013: San Francisco MainStage
12:00pm - The Dark Side of Science
with Paul Rabinow
Science aims tell us something about nearly everything, from the atoms in our cells to the motions of the stars. It assumes that knowledge is good for its own sake, and therefore takes as its sole purpose the acquisition of knowledge. But shouldn’t knowledge serve practical and ethical concerns, like ending conflict and feeding the hungry? Could some knowledge be interesting, but ultimately irrelevant? And isn’t there some knowledge we might be better without, such as how to build nuclear weapons? John and Ken test their claims with UC Berkeley anthropologist Paul Rabinow.
3:00 pm - Trust and Mistrust
with Jorah Dannenberg
If we couldn't trust each other, our lives would be very different. We trust strangers not to harm us, we trust our friends to take care of our most prized possessions, we even trust politicians (sometimes) to come through on their campaign promises. But trust may also come at a high cost: it can leave us vulnerable to lies, deception, and blackmail. So is it reasonable for us to be so trusting? And how should we treat those who trust us? John and Ken put their trust in Stanford philosopher Jorah Dannenberg.