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Knowledge, Reality, Truth, Morality … Sophia is a show where we talk interesting people to explore the rich universe of philosophical investigation and inquiry.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Is Race a Social Construct or Is It Not Real? (w/ Sheena Mason and Kevin Currie-Knight)

    The second in a planned series of dialogues between Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) and Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina) on philosophies of race. In this dialogue, Sheena and Kevin flesh out the difference between saying that race is a social construction and (Sheena's position) that race isn't real in any sense. 3:23 ...


  2. Helen Joyce on her new book: Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality

    I talk with Helen Joyce, British editor of The Economist, about her new book: Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality (Simon & Schuster). ...



    I talk with Dr. Louise Moody about perception, “illusion style” arguments, and J.L. Austin. Louise has a PhD in philosophy and is an independent philosopher and feminist campaigner. ...


  4. Race Skepticism and the Racial Satire of George Schuyler (w/ Sheena Mason and Kevin Currie-Knight

    Kevin Currie-Knight and Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) discuss Sheena's theory of racelessness, why she is a race skeptic and eliminativist, and their mutual interest in the race satire of Harlem Renaissance writer George Schuyler. :05 - Why talk about race always seems so polarized and partisan7:45 - Sheena is a ...


  5. Robert Talisse on "Sustaining Democracy"

    I spoke with Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University about his new book "Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side " (Oxford UP, 2021). 2:00 -  The relationship between “Sustaining Democracy” and “Overdoing Democracy” 17:45 -  The democrat’s dilemma and the conflict between the two moral requirements of democratic citizenship. 32:45 -  ...