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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. Humans as Animals (w/ Crispin Sartwell and Dan Kaufman)

    Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell talk about Crispin’s article for the New York Times, “Humans are Animals: Let’s Get Over It” (2/23/2021). (https://www-nytimes-com.newsproxy.inf...​) Topics include: Humanism and its roots; Racism; Hume’s Naturalism; ...


  2. The Life of a Philosophy Youtuber... and Postmodernism (w/ Kevin Currie-Knight and Lewis Waller)

    In this wide ranging discussion, Kevin talks with youtuber Lewis Waller, of the philosophy/history youtube channel Then and Now. They talk about youtube as a venue for intellectual content, how and why Lewis does what he does with his channel, how postmodern influences his (and Kevin's) intellectual approach, and ...


  3. Evolution, Belief, and Manipulation (w/ Robert Gressis and Hugo Mercier)

    In this dialogue, Robert Gressis (UCal Northridge) and Hugo Mercier ( French National Center for Scientific Research, Not Born Yesterday) discuss how human belief and manipulation work, and Hugo's research about why people aren't as manipulable as we sometimes think. 01:24 Hugo’s thesis: when it comes to communication, people are not ...


  4. Questioning the Practice of Grading in Schools (Robert Gressis and Kevin Currie-Knight)

    Robert Gressis (California State Northridge) and Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina University) hae a wide-ranging conversation about the (fraught?) relationship between schooling, learning, and A-F grading. The discussion centers around an essay Currie-Knight wrote called Against the Grade Economy:   00:02:36 Rob and Kevin make small talk00:07:01 Kevin describes ...


  5. Philosophy and the Foster Care System (with Kevin Currie-Knight and Andrew Jason Cohen)

    Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina University) and Andrew Jason Cohen (Georgia State University) are both philosophers who have experience providing foster homes to children. In this video, they talk about their experiences fostering and the philosophical elements of foster care. 0:11 Introduction, Andrew's Philosophical Work, and Teaching Online During COVID8:56 Why ...